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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
Signed First Edition

The Mystery Box by Brad Meltzer

Vengeance
Signed First Edition

Vengeance by Lee Child

Watchlist
Signed First Edition

Watchlist by Jeffery Deaver
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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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Nightflyers | Martin, George R.R. | Signed First Edition Book Martin, George R.R. | Nightflyers: The Illustrated Edition | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2018 NY: Random House  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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Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains | Gaiman, Neil | Signed First Edition Book Gaiman, Neil | Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial boards (no dust jacket as issued) signed by the 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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Together in Eclipse Bay | Krentz, Jayne Ann | Signed First Trade Paper Edition Book Krentz, Jayne Ann | Together in Eclipse Bay | Signed First Trade Paper Edition Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book. September 2003 NY: Berkley First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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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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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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Just After Sunset | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Just After Sunset | First Edition Copy

November 2008 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (crease to rear flap) dust jacket.

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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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Beautiful Days | Oates, Joyce Carol | Signed First Edition Book Oates, Joyce Carol | Beautiful Days | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2018 NY: Ecco 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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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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King, Stephen | Dark Man | First Edition Copy King, Stephen | Dark Man, The | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book.  2013 NY: Cemetary Dance Publishing First edition, later 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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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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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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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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Dreamcatcher | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Dreamcatcher | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. 2001 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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Dreamcatcher | King, Stephen | First Edition Book King, Stephen | Dreamcatcher | First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book. 2001 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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More Walls Broken | Powers, Tim | Signed First Edition Book Powers, Tim | More Walls Broken | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2019 NY: Subterranean 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: 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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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ford County Stories | Grisham, John | Signed First Edition Book Grisham, John | Ford County Stories | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2009 NY: Knopf Doubleday  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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Chasing Shadows | Brin, David | Signed First Edition Book Brin, David | Chasing Shadows | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2017 NY: Tom Doherty Associates 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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I, Richard | George, Elizabeth | Signed First Edition Book George, Elizabeth | I, Richard | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2002 NY: Bantam 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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Small Favor | Butcher, Jim | Signed Limited Edition Book Butcher, Jim | Small Favor | Signed Limited Edition Book

Author Signed Limited Hardcover Book. 2017 MI: Subterranean Press  Limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless full-color dust jacket, printed on 80# Finch Opaque, signed by the author, with a number of full-page interior illustrations. Limited to one of 500.

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