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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 stories 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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Up All Night | Abrahams, Peter (Edited by) | Signed First Edition Book Abrahams, Peter (Edited by) | Up All Night | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2008 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Peter Abrahams, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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One Stick Song | Alexie, Sherman | Signed First Edition Book Alexie, Sherman | One Stick Song | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Hanging Loose 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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Ten Little Indians | Alexie, Sherman | Signed First Edition Book Alexie, Sherman | Ten Little Indians | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2003 NY: Grove 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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Toughest Indian in the World | Alexie, Sherman | Signed First Edition Book Alexie, Sherman | Toughest Indian in the World | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2003 NY: Grove 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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War Dances | Alexie, Sherman | Signed First Edition Book Alexie, Sherman | War Dances | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2009 NY: Grove 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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Liquor, Guns & Ammo | Anderson, Kent | Signed First Edition Book Anderson, Kent | Liquor, Guns & Ammo | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1998 NY:  MacMillan  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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Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, The | Anderson, Kevin J. (Editor) | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Anderson, Kevin J. (Editor) | Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, The | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper  May 2011 NY: Doherty  First edition Trade Paperback Book, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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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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Cat O' Nine Tales | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition Book Archer, Jeffrey | Cat O' Nine Tales | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2007 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cat O' Nine Tales | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition Book Archer, Jeffrey | Cat O' Nine Tales | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2007 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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Tell Tale | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition UK Book Archer, Jeffrey | Tell Tale | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book November 2017 LON Pan Macmillan First UK 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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Tell Tale: Short Stories | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition Book Archer, Jeffrey | Tell Tale: Short Stories | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2017 NY: St. Martin's 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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Twelve Red Herrings | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition Book Archer, Jeffrey | Twelve Red Herrings | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1994 NY: HarperCollins Publishers 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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Twelve Red Herrings | Archer, Jeffrey | Signed First Edition Book Archer, Jeffrey | Twelve Red Herrings | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1994 NY: HarperCollins Publishers 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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Otherworld Secrets | Armstrong, Kelley | Signed First Canadian Edition Book Armstrong, Kelley | Otherworld Secrets | Signed First Canadian Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2015 CAN: Random House Canada  First Canadian 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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Tales of the Otherworld | Armstrong, Kelley | Signed First Edition Book Armstrong, Kelley | Tales of the Otherworld | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2010 NY: Bantam 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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No Rest for the Dead | Baldacci, David (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Baldacci, David (Editor) | No Rest for the Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 2011 NY: Touchstone First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by David Baldacci. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mighty Johns, The | Baldacci, David | Signed First Edition Book Baldacci, David | Mighty Johns, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2002 NY: New Millenium Press  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by David Baldacci. Collection with 13 other authors.

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Believers | Baxter, Charles | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Baxter, Charles | Believers | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC September 1998 NY: Pantheon Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread limited edition reader's copy in matching slipcase, signed by the author.

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Best of Gregory Benford, The | Benford, Gregory | Signed Hardcover Edition Book Benford, Gregory | Best of Gregory Benford, The | Signed Hardcover Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2015 MI: Subterranean Press  Deluxe Hardcover Trade edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket, signed by the author.

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Death Dines In | Bishop, Claudia (Editor) & James, Dean (Editor) & Perry, Anne (author) & Hall, Parnell (author) | Double-Signed First Edition Book Bishop, Claudia (Editor) & James, Dean (Editor) & Perry, Anne (author) & Hall, Parnell (author) | Death Dines In | Double-Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2004 NY: Berkley Publishing  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, double-signed by the authors Anne Perry and Parnell Hall. 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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Shades of Black | Bland, Eleanor Taylor | First Edition Trade Paper Book Bland, Eleanor Taylor | Shades of Black | First Edition Trade Paper Book

2004 NY: Berkley Prime Crime first trade paper edition, first printing (thus), mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wrappers.

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After Hours: Conversations with Lawrence Block | Block, Lawrence & Bulow, Ernie | Signed First Edition Book Block, Lawrence & Bulow, Ernie | After Hours: Conversations with Lawrence Block | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NM: University of New Mexico Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lawrence Block.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Best American Mystery Stories of 2001 | Block, Lawrence (Editor) & Penzer, Otto | Signed First Edition Block, Lawrence (Editor) & Penzer, Otto | Best American Mystery Stories of 2001 | Signed First Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Houghton Mifflin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lawrence Block.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Block, Lawrence (Editor) | At Home in the Dark | Signed Limited Edition Copy Block, Lawrence (Editor) | At Home in the Dark | Signed Limited Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2019 NY: Subterranean Press Limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lawrence Block. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Limit 500 copies.

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Blood on Their Hands | Block, Lawrence (editor) | Signed First Edition Book Block, Lawrence (editor) | Blood on Their Hands | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Berkley First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Lawrence Block, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dark City Lights: New York Stories | Block, Lawrence (Editor) | Signed Trade Paper Book Block, Lawrence (Editor) | Dark City Lights: New York Stories | Signed Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper. April 2015 NY:  Three Rooms Press  First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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In Sunlight or In Shadow | Block, Lawrence (editor) | Signed First Edition Book Block, Lawrence (editor) | In Sunlight or In Shadow | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. December 2016 NY: Pegasus 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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Master's Choice Volume 2 | Block, Lawrence (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Block, Lawrence (Editor) | Master's Choice Volume 2 | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Berkley First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lawrence Block. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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