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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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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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Fracassi, Philip | Beneath a Pale Sky | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book Fracassi, Philip | Beneath a Pale Sky | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. June 2021 NY: Lethe Press Trade paperback edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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

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

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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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Fracassi, Philip | Bad Book, The | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book Fracassi, Philip | Bad Book, The | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. July 2021 NY: Independently Published Trade paperback edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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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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Fracassi, Philip & Jones, Stephen Graham & Miller, Renee | Midnight Exhibit Vol. 1, The| Signed Edition Trade Paper Book Fracassi, Philip & Jones, Stephen Graham & Miller, Renee | Midnight Exhibit, The: Vol 1. | Signed Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paper Book. January 2020 NY: Unnerving Trade Paperback edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless pictorial wraps, signed by Philip Fracassi.

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Naked Came the Manatee | Hiaasen, Carl (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Hiaasen, Carl | Naked Came the Manatee | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by  Carl Hiaasen, Les Standiford, Paul Levine, James W. Hall, Dave Barry and Elmore Leonard.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Matera, Lia | Irreconcilable Differences | Double-Signed 1st Edition Matera, Lia (Editor) | Irreconcilable Differences | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine  dust jacket, signed by authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Kenyon, Sherrilyn | Dark Bites | Signed First Edition Book Kenyon, Sherrilyn | Dark Bites | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2014 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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Dark Delicacies III: Haunted | Howison, Del & Gelb, Jeff (Editors) | First Edition Book Howison, Del & Gelb, Jeff (Editors) | Dark Delicacies III: Haunted | Unsigned First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. August 2009 NY: Running Press First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prosecution Rests, The | Fairstein, Linda | Signed First Edition Book Fairstein, Linda | Prosecution Rests, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2009 NY: Little, Brown  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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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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Block, Lawrence | Lost Cases of Ed London, The | Signed Limited Edition Copy Block, Lawrence | Lost Cases of Ed London, The | Signed Limited Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2021 VA: Crippen & Landru Publishers   Limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Lawrence Block, with First Separate Edition Chapbook, Death Pulls a Doublecross (AKA, Coward's Kiss ) laid-in.. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Oates, Joyce Carol | Extenuating Circumstances | Signed First Edition Copy Oates, Joyce Carol | Extenuating Circumstances | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2022 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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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, later 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. | Full House | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. | Full House | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2022 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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Martin, George R.R. | Death Draws Five | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. | Death Draws Five | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2021 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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Liu, Ken | Broken Stars | Signed First Edition Book Liu, Ken | Broken Stars | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2019 NY: Tor Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Ken Liu. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Goddard, Ken | Wildfire | Signed First Edition Book Goddard, Ken | Wildfire | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1994 NY: Forge 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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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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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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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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