Open Book Signed First Editions Club

Announcing our new Signed First Editions Club

What is it?

It’s our brand new book-a-month club, kicking off in September!book signing 1

You’ve come to rely on us to steer you toward good new fiction. We work hard to keep up with what’s being published, and to make sure we stock our store with books we know our customers will enjoy.

If you’ve taken, or even heard about, Lynn’s “Hot Off the Press” class, you know she has a particular affection for contemporary literary fiction, and she voraciously reads lots of new books in order to select for you the ones she thinks are worth reading and recommending.

Well now we’re taking this one step further with the Open Book Signed First Editions Club. As a member, each month you will receive a brand new hardcover novel that Lynn has selected. As a bonus, this book will be a first edition (i.e. from the very first print run of the book) and it will be signed by the author. (Word has it some of these books wind up becoming more valuable as the author’s reputation grows.)


CommonwealthThe September feature is Commonwealth, the brand new novel by Ann Patchett. The book tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.



nicotineNicotine by Nell Zink
A fierce and audaciously funny novel of families—both the ones we’re born into and the ones we create—a story of obsession, idealism, and ownership, centered around a young woman who inherits her bohemian late father’s childhood home. It’s a quirky and edgy tale of families, inheritance, cults, and the never-ending search for self-definition. Kirkus Reviews says: “Social satire with a sharp wit and a big heart.”

moonglowMoonglow by Michael Chabon
Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us. The story is speculative fiction inspired by recollections Chabon’s grandfather shared with him on his deathbed about Chabon Scientific, Co., a mail-order novelty company.
(Publication date: November 22)

New announcements coming soon for the next books!

How it works:

You may sign up for the Open Book Signed First Editions Club by selecting either a three-month, a six-month, or a one-year membership. Charges are outlined below.

TERM                                   COST                                     COST

3 MONTH                         $96  (Pick up at store)           $111 (Includes shipping)

6 MONTH                         $192                                          $222

ONE YEAR                       $384                                          $444


With questions, email

Open Book Signed First Editions Club will provide you with a well-written work of literary fiction each month for your reading pleasure.  Over the past eight years, Lynn has built a reputation for discovering new writers and for evaluating good quality fiction.

Here are just some of the novels Lynn has selected and included in past programming:

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
The Unseen World by Liz Moore
Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Serena by Ron Rash
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The New Republic by Lionel Shriver
American Dervish by Avad Akhtar
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin
Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
In One Person by John Irving
Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi


Author: Lynn Rosen

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