- Signed First Editions Club FAQs -
WHAT IS THE SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS CLUB?
The Tattered Cover Signed First Editions Club is a club for the true collector, the ardent (or budding) bibliophile, and all lovers of the printed word. Members receive one signed first edition per month, chosen by our dedicated staff. Selections will be newly published works of fiction.
As a member of Tattered Cover’s SFE Club, you’ll have access to what we think may be some of the most exciting titles of the year. Our team will select ten first edition books per year, and you can enroll with a three, six, or twelve book subscription. The books will be newly published fiction, hand-signed by the author. You will receive only original first printings, shipped to your doorstep shortly after the title’s release date.
WHY CHOOSE TATTERED COVER?
Tattered Cover is the largest independent bookstore in Colorado with five locations in and around Denver, and a sixth location planned for Westminster, Colorado in Fall of 2021. Some readers may recall Tattered Cover’s renowned Autographed Book Collector’s Club, which ran for many years. Members received collectible volumes carrying the signatures of award-winning authors such as Colm Toibin, Margaret Atwood, Larry McMurtry, Gore Vidal, Erica Jong, James Lee Burke, Carl Hiaasen, Peter Matthiessen, Nick Hornby, Rick Bass, Pam Houston, Ian McEwan, Oscar Hijuelos, Annie Proulx, Roddy Doyle, Isabel Allende, Kent Haruf, Tom McGuane, Jane Smiley, Thomas Lynch, Michael Chabon, Christopher Moore, Richard Ford, and many others. We at TC are overjoyed to bring back this celebrated club and build a collection of literary gems for our members.
WHAT IS THE COST TO JOIN?
We have three subscription levels for our SFE Club:
New books will be sent to subscribers at the rate of about one a month. We anticipate selecting no more than ten titles in any given year. This means a “twelve book” subscription starting with the January selection would most likely carry over to include the first two choices of the following year. Payment at each subscription level will be taken in advance. To renew once your subscription has ended, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WILL MY SUBSCRIPTION BE SHIPPED?
The SFE Subscription qualifies for our ‘Free Media Mail over $75’ promotion. Books will be shipped via USPS Media Mail (with an estimated delivery time of two to eight days). At this time we are only able to ship within the continental United States, and are unable to accept orders with international shipping. If you’d prefer to receive your books via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground Shipping, please contact us at email@example.com for additional information regarding rates.
CAN I PICK MY BOOKS UP IN THE STORE INSTEAD OF HAVING THEM SHIPPED?
Yes! You may pick up your selections at any of our stores if you prefer. The price point will remain the same, however, as these orders have qualified for our ‘Free Shipping over $75’ offer through our website. You will be notified by email when and where the book is available for pick-up (typically on or soon after publication day).
WILL THE SELECTIONS BE ANNOUNCED IN ADVANCE?
We will be announcing our selection before the book of the month is shipped, so that our avid readers can determine which new releases they should pre-order, and which they should wait to receive as part of their SFE Membership. Our first three selections are Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, and The Sentence by Louise Erdrich.
CAN I GIVE THE MEMBERSHIP AS A GIFT?
Absolutely! Our signed first club is ideal for any book-lover looking to expand their library or add to their collection. Should the lucky recipient already be a subscriber, NO PROBLEM. The Gift Subscripton will simply be added to the end of their existing subscription. Our selections are designed to appeal to a wide range of literary tastes, but also showcase some of the most notable authors of our time. We will include upcoming and established writers, so our membership is ideal for readers looking to discover their new favorite author or book. If you sign up for the twelve book subscription, you/your recipient will also be entered in various drawings throughout the year for additional signed titles. Details to be announced!
CAN I CHOOSE WHICH BOOKS I RECEIVE?
No. Members cannot opt-in and out. (Plus, our choices will be such that you'll want them all!)
Still have questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers!