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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.

Night Shift

By Stephen King

– Doubleday 1978
– 1st edition, 1st issue.
– Has all requisite points.

Look Homeward, Angel

By Thomas Wolfe

– 1st American Edition
– In blue clamshell box — good condition overall

Satan in Goray

By Isaac Bashevis Singer

– Sweetwater Editions 1981 (134/350)
– Signed by the author and artist. Additionally, artist has signed all full page etchings.
– 1/4 morocco in slipcase.

British Butterflies and their Transformations

By Humphreys & Westwood (London 1849)

– 1st edition — half red leather, marbled boards.
– 42 hand colored plates
– 1/2″ chip to spine

British Moths and Their Transformations
(2 Volume Set)

By Humphreys & Westwood (London 1849)

– Half leather, marbled boards.
– 124 hand colored plates by Noel Humphreys.
– Some minor scuffing to raised bands

American Pastoral

By Philip Roth

– signed 1st edition Franklin Library

The Lanthorn Book 


– First Edition; #93 of a 125 copy limited issue.
– Signed by 6 of 7 of the contributors including Stephen Crane, and thus, a rare item.
– 1/4 leather rebinding; minor endpaper damage.

Self Reliance

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

– Perhaps Emerson’s most famous essay
– Roycrofter’s press and signed by Elbert Hubbard; #81 of 100.
– Excellent condition in poor box.

Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens

– full leather binding

Hirshfeld: Art and Recollections from Eight Decades

By Al Hirshfeld

– Inscribed “for Allison, 11/12/91
– First edition, some browning to extremities.

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

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

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