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A short story is meant to be read in one sitting. It emerged from earlier oral storytelling traditions and has become one of the most popular literary forms. A short story features a small cast of named characters, and focuses on a self-contained incident that allows for the shorter narrative. With no set length, short stories usually run between 15 to 50 pages.

Some authors use short stories as vehicles to add depth or nuance to characters prominent in their full length novels. In recent years short stories have been assembled into collections, usually with a common theme. A short story book or collection is frequently edited by a bestselling author to make it more appealing. Other collections are built to contain the assembled shorts of the same author. Discover the realm of short story novels by browsing the first edition and autographed books for sale below!

MatchUp
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MatchUp by Lee Child

FaceOff
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FaceOff by David Baldacci

Carbide Tipped Pens
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Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova

The Mystery Box
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The Mystery Box by Brad Meltzer

Vengeance
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Vengeance by Lee Child

Watchlist
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Watchlist by Jeffery Deaver
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Brief Cases | Butcher, Jim | Signed First Edition Book Butcher, Jim | Brief Cases | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2018 NY: Penguin First edition, first printing, fine in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Knight of Seven Kingdoms, A | Martin, George R.R. | Signed Book Martin, George R.R. | Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, A | Signed Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2015 NY: Bantam  First edition, later printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Rozan, S.J. | Crime Hits Home | Signed First Edition Book Rozan, S.J. | Crime Hits Home | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2022 NY: Hanover Square Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Keith, Phil & Clavin, Tom | To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth | Signed First Edition Book Keith, Phil & Clavin, Tom | To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2022 NY: Hanover Square Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Tom Clavin. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fracassi, Philip | Shiloh | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book Fracassi, Philip | Shiloh | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. October 2020 IT: Independent Legions Press  Paperback edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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No Middle Name | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee | No Middle Name | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  May 2017 NY: Delacorte First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Corey, James S.A. | Memory's Legion  | Signed First Edition Copy Corey, James S.A. | Memory's Legion | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2022 NY: Orbit First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fracassi, Philip | Behold the Void | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book Fracassi, Philip | Behold the Void | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. July 2020 NY: Lethe Press Trade paperback edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Malerman, Josh | Malorie | Signed First Edition Copy Malerman, Josh | Malorie | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2020 NY: Del Rey First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Distrust That Particular Flavor | Gibson, William | Signed First Edition Book Gibson, William | Distrust That Particular Flavor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2012 NY: Penguin Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Down These Strange Streets | Martin, George R.R. (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. (Editor) | Down These Strange Streets | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2011 NY: Ace First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, edited and signed by George R.R. Martin.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Charlie Martz and Other Stories | Leonard, Elmore | Signed First Edition Book Leonard, Elmore | Charlie Martz and Other Stories | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book with Bookplate. June 2015 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate laid in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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MatchUp | Child, Lee (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Child, Lee (Editor) | MatchUp | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2017 NY: Simon & Schuster.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lee Child.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dinner Party, The | Ferris, Joshua | Signed First Edition Book Ferris, Joshua | Dinner Party, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2017 NY: Little, Brown. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mississippi Roll: A Wild Cards Novel | Martin, George R.R. | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. | Mississippi Roll: A Wild Cards Novel | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2017 NY: Tor Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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And Thereby Hangs a Tale | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition Book Archer, Jeffrey | And Thereby Hangs a Tale | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2010 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Orson Scott Card: Authorized Ender Companion, The | Black, Jake | Signed First Edition Book Black, Jake | Orson Scott Card: Authorized Ender Companion, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2009 NY: Doherty  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by Orson Scott Card.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hill, Joe | Full Throttle: Stories | Signed First Edition Copy Hill, Joe | Full Throttle: Stories | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2019 NY: William Morrow First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Faye, Lyndsay | Observations by Gaslight | Signed First Edition Book Faye, Lyndsay | Observations by Gaslight | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2021 NY: Mysterious Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers | Powers, Tim | Signed First Edition Book Powers, Tim | Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2017 NC: Baen First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Rozan, S.J. | Family Business | Signed First Edition Book Rozan, S.J. | Family Business | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2021 NY: Pegasus Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Zahn, Timothy & Multiple Authors | Star Wars Insider: Fiction Collection Vol. 2 | Signed First Edition Book Zahn, Timothy & Multiple Authors | Star Wars Insider: Fiction Collection Vol. 2 | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2021 NY: Titan Comics First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Timothy Zahn. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Haiti Noir | Danticat, Edwidge (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Danticat, Edwidge (Editor) | Haiti Noir | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2011 NY: Akashic Books  First Limited edition Hardcover Book, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Herron, Mick | Dolphin Junction | Signed First Edition Book Herron, Mick | Dolphin Junction | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2021 NY: Soho Crime First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Nesbo, Jo | Jealousy Man, The | Signed UK First Edition Book Nesbo, Jo | Jealousy Man, The | Signed UK First Edition Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. September 2021 LON: Vintage Publishing First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Music School, The | Updike, John | Signed First Edition Book Updike, John | Music School, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1966 NY: Knopf  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ed McBain's Ladies Too | McBain, Ed | Signed First Edition Book McBain, Ed | Ed McBain's Ladies Too | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1989 NY: Mysterious Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hot Damn | Hall, James W. | Signed First Edition Book Hall, James W. | Hot Damn | Signed First Edition Copy

2002 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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After the Fire | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Thus Book Jance, J.A. | After the Fire | Signed First Edition Thus Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  September 2013 NY: HarperCollins  First Annotated Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Strange Highways | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Strange Highways | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1995 NY: Warner Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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