Half Price Books stores across the country get the opportunity to handle—nestled among the diet books and serial romances—oddities and treasures, sometimes extremely rare items, first editions and autographed collectibles. This specially-curated collection of Featured Collectibles finds is just a small portion of the treasures on the shelves at Half Price Books. Take a peek at these rare finds and come back to visit this page each month as we spotlight more new (and old) rare finds from the nooks and crannies of our bookstores.

Children’s Picture Books

We lead this assortment of beautifully illustrated children’s books with three from Oz creator L. Frank Baum.

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Horror Movie Posters

We’ve got an assortment of movie posters, all original, from some horror classics to get you in the Halloween mood.

Check out these rare signed books

Signed Collectibles

For collectors, there's nothing quite as special as a signature—evidence that an author, celebrity or historic figure was directly associated with an item.

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60s Crime Fiction

HPB Brookfield, WI, recently acquired a large assortment of crime fiction, with many signed first editions, mostly from the 60s through the mid-2000s.

Check out these rare crime books

60s Pop Movie Posters

This far-out assortment of movie posters features the stars, vibrant art and groovy lingo of the swingin’, singin’ 60s.

Check out these amazing posters

National Vinyl Record Day

We not only have LPs representing several decades and genres, but also 45s and 78s (even though 78s aren’t technically vinyl).

Check out some of our Rare Vinyl

Celebrating Paperback Book Day

They not only delivered exciting and entertaining tales—they also featured exciting and entertaining covers. We’ve gathered a few favorites here in honor of Paperback Day on July 30.

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An Easton Press Cornucopia

Our Maplewood, MN store recently acquired a bounty of attractive Easton Press editions.

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Books from Across the Pond

These treasures from the UK were specially curated by an English bookseller friend of Half Price Books who has the scoop on rare and unusual finds.

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Sci-Fi & Horror Movie Posters

Half Price Books recently acquired a treasure trove of original movie posters from the late '50s and '60s.

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Rare Finds: Vinyl Week

We're celebrating all things vinyl. Let's take these groovy treasures for a spin.

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First Ladies

In honor of President’s Day, we present these notable books signed by First Ladies.

Check out these First Lady Collectibles

Featured Rare Find

Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

First Edition, Alfred A. Knopf, 1940

A lovely copy of the author’s second book, his personal favorite. There is minor chipping to the spine of the price-clipped dust jacket, and a couple of small stains on the rear panel and a very small, faint stain on the front panel. A mystery high point in the colorful original dust jacket, from the library of producer/agent Charles K. Feldman!—$2,000

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