Real Books, Real Booksellers, and a Real Bookstore.
It doesn't get any more real than a bunch of booksellers reading their hearts out to find the best books for their customers. Each year, a select number of these books are selected for our First Editions Club.
Lemuria opened its doors in 1975, and since 1993 we've been working hard to find the best signed first editions every month for our First Editions Club. Over the years the quality of our book selection and literary experience have been sustained not only because of the efforts of our booksellers but also because of the support from our First Editions Club members.
Get to Know Our Club
Since 1993, we've been picking the best signed first editions for FICTION READERS every month. We're still going strong and serving just over 200 members. We especially look for collectible authors, debut novels, literary memoirs, and books that just blow us away. We will sometimes select a nonfiction book that has a compelling narrative structure. We work hard to select one outstanding signed first edition for this category every month. Occasionally, we select two books when merited.
In 2014, we started selecting two books for YOUNG READERS each month. We work hard to find a wonderful picture book and middle grade book are selected. You can opt for both selections or choose the picture book or middle grade book. It's a great way to start a library for your child or grandchild or a treat for book collector's who are young at heart.
We felt the need to grow once again and in 2017 we began picking selections for NONFICTION READERS. Like our Fiction category, we look for collectible authors and debut books, but above all, we select compelling and eye-opening stories.
An Author Experience We want to meet the authors of our favorite books, and we want to give you the chance to meet them, too. You deserve a good book and a great literary experience. (We all know that with COVID gatherings have changed. While we are having very few in-person events, we are having some virtual events with our authors. See our Events page for the latest.)
The Best Books in Hand We select the most pristine copies of the book for the club, and we want them to be delivered to you in the same pristine condition. We first protect the book's dust jacket with an archival mylar cover to help maintain its value. For those books that are shipped, we wrap the book in butcher paper, and pack it carefully in a box ‐ never in an envelope.
Ship-out or Pick-up For all three of our clubs, the cost is just the list price of the book. Each month's book can be picked up in the store, or we can ship to you monthly. Shipping is $7 shipping plus $2 for each additional book.
Some of Our Favorite and Award-Winning First Editions Club Picks