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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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Child, Lee & Slaughter, Karin | Cleaning the Gold | Double-Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Child, Lee & Slaughter, Karin | Cleaning the Gold | Double-Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book. January 2020 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by both authors.

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Bazaar of Bad Dreams, The | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Bazaar of Bad Dreams, The | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book.  November 2015 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances | Gaiman, Neil | Signed First Edition Book Gaiman, Neil | Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2015 NY: William Morrow   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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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances | Gaiman, Neil | Signed First Edition Book Gaiman, Neil | Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2015 NY: William Morrow   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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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances | Gaiman, Neil | Signed First Edition Book Gaiman, Neil | Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2015 NY: William Morrow   First edition, first printing, good (bumped upper corners) 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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Arcanum Unbounded | Sanderson, Brandon | Signed First Edition Book Sanderson, Brandon | Arcanum Unbounded | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2016 NY: Tom Doherty Associates 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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Block, Lawrence (Editor) | Darkling Halls of Ivy, The | Signed Limited Edition Book Block, Lawrence (Editor) | Darkling Halls of Ivy, The | Signed Limited Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2020 NY: Subterranean Press Limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial boards (no dust jacket as issued), signed by Lawrence Block.  Limited to 500 copies.

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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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Give Me Your Heart | Oates, Joyce Carol | Signed First Edition Book Oates, Joyce Carol | Give Me Your Heart | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2010 NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Twist of the Knife, A | James, Peter | Signed First Edition UK Book James, Peter | Twist of the Knife, A | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  November 2014 LON: Macmillan   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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Combat | Coonts, Stephen | Signed First Edition Book Coonts, Stephen | Combat | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: St. Martin's  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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Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leads | Sanderson, Brandon | Signed First Edition Copy Sanderson, Brandon | Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2018 NY: Tor 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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Orson Scott Card, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Low Chicago | Martin, George R.R. (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. (Editor) | Low Chicago | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2018 NY: Tom Doherty Assoc. First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, edited and signed by George R.R. Martin, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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King, Stephen & Vincent, Bev (Editors) | Flight or Fright | First Edition Copy King, Stephen & Vincent, Bev (Editors) | Flight or Fright | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book.  September 2018 NY: Cemetary Dance Publishing First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. THIS BOOK IS UNSIGNED.  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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Block, Lawrence | From Sea to Stormy Sea | Signed First Edition Copy Block, Lawrence | From Sea to Stormy Sea | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2019 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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Watchlist | Deaver, Jeffery (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Deaver, Jeffery (Editor) | Watchlist | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2010 NY: Vanguard Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Jeffery Deaver.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Vengeance | Child, Lee | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Child, Lee | Vengeance | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2012 NY: Mulholland Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Beat Goes On, The | Rankin, Ian | Signed First Edition Book Rankin, Ian | Beat Goes On, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book August 2015 NY: Little, Brown & Co. 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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Martin, George R.R. | Knaves Over Queens: A Wild Cards Novel | Signed First Edition Copy Martin, George R.R. | Knaves Over Queens: A Wild Cards Novel | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2019 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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Strange Weather | Hill, Joe | Signed First Edition Book Hill, Joe | Strange Weather | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2017 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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Carbide Tipped Pens | Bova, Ben | Signed First Edition Book Bova, Ben | Carbide Tipped Pens | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   December 2014NY: Simon & Schuster 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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High Stakes | Martin, George R.R. (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. (Editor) | High Stakes | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2016 NY: Tom Doherty Assoc. 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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Martini Shot, The | Pelecanos, George | Signed First Edition Book Pelecanos, George | Martini Shot, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book January 2015 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  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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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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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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Carbide Tipped Pens | Bova, Ben | Signed First Edition Book Bova, Ben | Carbide Tipped Pens | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   December 2014 NY: Simon & Schuster 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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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by Lee Child, remainder marked.  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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