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“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.” – Gilbert Highet

Used, out-of-print, signed and collectible books have always been an important part of the inventory at Book Revue. As a matter of fact, when we first opened in 1977, we sold only used books.

We believe our store is far more interesting because our stock is not limited to books that are currently in print. There are literally millions of books that are no longer being published and the possibility that some of these may be discovered on our shelves adds an exciting dimension to our store.

Among our used book stock many collectible books may be found. Signed, rare and valuable books make a special gift or investment, as often the value of signed and collectible books increases over time.


At Book Revue, our author readings and signings as well as our purchases of private libraries and estates yield a steady stream of signed books.

In past years a few of the authors who have visited Book Revue and signed stock for us include former President Jimmy Carter, President, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Anne Rice, Neil Simon, Whoopie Goldberg, Tom Clancy and Yogi Berra. Click here for a complete list.

Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress

By Samuel Johnson, the premiere lexicographer of the time


– 4th edition, published as the same year as the first edition (1775)

– very good condition, one half Moroccan leather

– written in response to the opening rumblings of the American Revolution


The Mystery of Edwin Drood

By Charles Dickens


– First edition of Dickens’ last novel

– Full Moroccan leather binding

– A beautiful copy




The Second Sex

By Simon De Beauvoir


– Signed Limited Edition, Franklin Library

– Full leather binding





By Harlan Ellison


– 1st Edition, 408/1,000

– Bookplate signed by Harlan Ellison

– Very good, in very good dust jacket covered in plastic




Dark Places

By Gillian Flynn


– 1st Edition, signed by Gillian Flynn

– Very good, in very good dust jacket covered in plastic



The Faerie Queen

By Edmund Spencer


– Limited Editions Club, signed by the illustrator

– 2 Volume Set

– Books are very good, slipcase and dust jackets show wear and spotting


Le Morte D’Arthur

By Sir Thomas Malory


– Limited Editions Club at the Golden Cockrel Press

– Signed by the artist, Robert Gibbings, limited to 1,500 copies

– very good in good slipcase



Tender is the Night

By F. Scott Fitzgerald


– Limited Editions Club

– Limited to 2,000 copies

– Signed by the artist



One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

By Ken Kesey


– 1st British Edition,
– 2nd Printing
– very good condition
– dust jacket very good overall


History of the First Maine Cavalry 1861-1865

By Edward P. Tobie


– rebound 1/2 leather with marble boards
– an excellent copy



Cartier: A Century of Cartier Wristwatches

By George Gordon


– near fine condition in all aspects.
– a gorgeous copy



The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein


– 1st Edition signed by author



The Surrogate


By Robert B Parker


– A very scarce title limited to 300 copies. This is #183 and signed by the author.

– The book is in fine condition; dust jacket is near fine.


The Compleat Angler

By Izaak Walton, Illustrated and signed by Arthur Rackham


– Limited to 775 copies of which this is #627

-Publishers review slip enclosed

– Full vellum with some browning to front & rear endpapers

– Exterior a bit dirty

– Mylar wrapped


The Boo

By Pat Conroy


This is a rare FIRST EDITION of Pat Conroy’s first book The Boo – Inscribed by The Boo in November 1967.

The condition is very good overall with a few tiny tears to the dust jacket. The rear of the dust jacket is a bit dirty as well as the front endpaper. Overall a scarce item and a very good copy.