Great Bookstores: The Signed Page

The Signed Page is a service provided by Shawn Speakman of Suvudu. Speculative fiction authors stop in at The Signed Page to sign stacks of their books for fans. Sometimes they’ll write personalized messages, too. Readers can purchase these special first editions for reasonable prices. Shawn also takes photos of the authors signing their books. I enjoyed looking through these!

Jacqueline Carey told us about The Signed Page. She says, “Strictly speaking, The Signed Page in Seattle, Washington isn’t a bookstore, but owner and proprietor Shawn Speakman provides a great service in making signed copies of selected books available to fans who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. I truly appreciate all his hard work!  Here’s a photo of me seated on a throne of signed copies of Naamah’s Blessing, along with fellow fantasy author Peter Orullian.”

Jaqueline Carey and Peter Orullian at The Signed Page

You can fantasy book reviews Jacqueline Carey Naamah's Blessing, signed copypurchase one of these copies of Naamah’s Blessing at The Signed Page for $31.99. I can attest that it’s truly a gorgeous book. Kelly recently reviewed it (she loved it).

Other SFF authors who’ve recently been in to sign books include George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, China Miéville, Scott Westerfeld, Patricia Briggs, Richard Kadrey, Terry Brooks, and Erin Morgentern. Of course, there’s plenty more. Just take a look at The Signed Page. You can also follow Shawn’s signing and shipping updates at Twitter.

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KAT HOOPER earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology at Indiana University (Bloomington) and now teaches at the University of North Florida. When she reads fiction, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. She wants to view the world in a different way. She wants to have her mind blown. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. She prefers complex characterization, intriguing plots, and plenty of action. Favorite authors are Jack Vance, Robin Hobb, Kage Baker, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Richard Matheson, and C.S. Lewis.

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4 comments

  1. FANLIT is most awesome. I was just curious to see if we had reviewed Peter Orullian’s book that’s pictured here, and yeah “We been there and done that.” :)

  2. Nice to see The Signed Page featured in this column. It’s an awesome concept, and more people should know about it. Great idea to include this in the Great Bookstores series!

  3. Thanks to Jacqueline Carey for the information and photo!

  4. The Signed Page is a wonderful idea. Peter Orulian should practice holding his book so that the title shows.

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