Christmas Gift Ideas – Signed Books

Posted November 26, 2015

In my last post I talked about supporting independent bookshops by ordering online through It may seem like this post contradicts that one BUT stay with me.

I love to gift (and to receive) signed books. Being housebound, I have to source signed books online – I actually did a whole post about it here┬áback in August. Finding signed editions can make it a bit harder to support independent retailers so sometimes, for these special editions, I have to branch out a bit.

I thought today I’d share with you some signed books available online right now that I think would make fab Christmas presents.

Since I’ve been talking about Hive, let’s start with them. They have a whole section of signed books here┬ábut I’m just going to pick out a couple of highlights that might make great gifts for friends and family.


Limited edition (1000 copies), signed hardback 10th anniversary edition

A signed, limited edition (1000 copies) of The Island by Victoria Hislop


You Are Here

You Are Here signed by author (and astronaut) Chris Hadfield


Foyles have a large selection of signed copies here.


Doodle A Day

Signed copies of Doodle a Day by Chris Riddell


Brief History of Seven Killings

Signed limited edition of Man Booker Prize Winner A Brief History of Seven Killings


You can find the signed copies from Waterstones here.


Assassin's Apprentice

Signed, slipcase edition of Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.


The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Signed, exclusive edition of The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.


Canongate have some signed & special editions on their website (here). Plus if you order before Sunday 29th November they will handpick one of their Canons and send it to you free of charge. You can find all the details here.


Reasons To Stay Alive

Signed edition of Matt Haig’s Reasons To Stay Alive < I read it recently & definitely recommend it


A Tale For The Time Being

Signed copies of A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki


Forbidden Planet have a lot of signed editions, including Sarah J Maas! Full list here.


The Sleeper and the Spindle

Copies of The Sleeper and the Spindle (it’s stunning) signed by Neil Gaiman!



Signed hardback copies of Starborn by Lucy Hounsom


Goldsboro Books specialise in signed, limited and rare editions so you could be browsing their site for a while.



First edition copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Illustrated Edition) signed by Illustrator Jim Kay


An Ember In The Ashes

Signed & dated first editions of An Ember In The Ashes


Finally, Transreal Fiction still have some signed copies of V.E. Schwab’s books.



I could go on, but hopefully this post has given you some ideas for Christmas gifts. My advice is to snap up any signed copies you want quickly as they can often sell out. Also, check back on these websites regularly as they are always adding more stock.


Happy shopping!


EDIT – I just noticed that The Book People have a signed copies section now too.

As always, I do not include affiliate links, I just wanted to share these Christmas ideas with you.