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.

An Easton Press Cornucopia

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

Check out these Easton Press books

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.

Check out these UK books

Sci-Fi & Horror Movie Posters

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

Check out these amazing posters

Rare Finds: Vinyl Week

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

Check out some of our Rare Vinyl

First Ladies

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

Check out these First Lady Collectibles

Books from Childhood

Several factors make vintage children’s books appealing: the covers are colorful and quaint, the titles pique interest, and the books bring back memories of childhood.

Check out these Childhood Classics

American Literary Classics

Among the most tried and true segments of our inventory are the reading-list classics—great works by authors in the American canon, including Faulkner, Hemingway, Morrison, and Steinbeck.

Check out these American Classics

Rare & Mysterious

The Mystery section is always one of the most popular areas in our stores. Whether it’s private eyes, tough guys, or lady spies, some mystery fans just can’t get enough suspenseful tales of crime.

Check out some mysteries

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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