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.

First Ladies

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

Check out these First Lady Collectibles

A Cornucopia of Cookbooks

The collectible cookbooks we’ve gathered here make for good eating and good reading. They’re a real smorgasbord!

Check out these Cookbooks

Classic & Cult Lit

Here we have gathered collectible editions by some authors who have pioneered new ways of writing fiction and poetry. Some are cult icons; others are cult heroes who’ve gone on to mainstream acceptance. All are still enjoyed by their many enthusiastic fans.

Check out these Cult Favorites

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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