Revisiting Some Hypermodern Collectibles

I've been suggesting hypermodern collectible books to you now for just over six months. I was curious to go back and look at some of those books recommended to see where they fall on the value scale six months later.


Room, Emma Donoghue. Suggested August 4, 2010.
List price: $24.99


(Picador, London, UK, Aug. 6, 2010) true first: $220 signed (limited edition of 250); $50-175 signed (standard first edition)
(HarperCollins, Toronto, 2010): $150 signed
(Little, Brown, New York, Sept. 13, 2010): $35-50 unsigned; $50-115 signed
Long listed for the Man-Booker Prize, 2010

As listed on Abebooks, Amazon, and Alibris.

Tinkers, Paul Harding. Suggested August 9, 2010.
List price: $25.00
(NY, Bellevue Literary Press, Jan. 2009): 
- softcover without pulitzer prize logo on cover (3500 printed): $225+ unsigned; $400-500 signed
- hardcover without pulitzer prize logo (750 printed for IndieSpensable, 500 printed for trade edition): $1,000+ signed
(HarperCollins, Toronto, 2010): $175 unsigned
(William Heinemann, London, 2010): $66 unsigned; $125 signed
Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris.

Citrus County, John Brandon. Suggested August 11, 2010.
List price: $22.00
(McSweeney's, San Francisco, 2010): $45-65 unsigned; $100-175 signed.
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris.

List price: $25.95 
(W. W. Norton & Company, August 2, 2010): $25-50 unsigned; $50-75 signed.
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris.

The City & The City, China MiƩville. Suggested August 22, 2010.
List price: unkn
(MacMillan, London, 2009):  $1,750 signed.
(Del Rey, New York, May 26, 2009): $200 unsigned; $450 signed.
(Subterranean Press, 2010): $1,000 signed.
Winner of the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award and nominee for the 2010 Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel.
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris.

List price: $ 26.00
(MacMillan, London, May 2010): $40 unsigned; $150 signed
(Del Rey, June 29, 2010): $25 unsigned; $65 signed.
(Subterranean Press, 2010): limited edition of 500: $90 signed;
As listed on Abebooks, Amazon, and Alibris.

Illustrado, Miguel Syjuco. Suggested August 23, 2010.
List price: $26.00
(Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York, April 27, 2010): $25-30 unsigned; $50-140 signed.
Winner of the Man Asia Literary Prize, as well as the Palanca Award (the biggest literary award in the Philippines).
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris. 

C, Tom McCarthy. Suggested August 30, 2010.
List price: $25.95
(Jonathan Cape, London, 2010): $280 signed.
(Knopf Publishing Group, Sept. 7, 2010): $35 unsigned; $240 signed.
(Knopf Canada, Toronto, 2010): $75 signed.
Long listed for the Man-Booker Prize.
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris. 


Skippy Dies, Paul Murray. 
List price: $28.00
(Hamish Hamilton, London, 2010): $100-175 unsigned, $181 signed. 
(NY, Faber & Faber: August 31, 2010): $60-85 unsigned. 
As listed on AbebooksAmazon, and Alibris.

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