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Warwick’s is pleased to present our Signed First Editions Club! This monthly* program is designed to appeal to the lover of the bound book, the savvy bibliophile, the dedicated collector. Each month, our experienced buyers will hand-select a brand-new, signed first edition hardcover book for members, focusing on both rising literary stars we're excited about and established, award-winning authors we know and love.
How it works:
- Membership in the Warwick's Signed First Editions Club has a 12-month duration, with one opportunity to opt out of a selection. (We will notify members each month via email to let you know what the selection will be.)
- There's no enrollment fee - the only cost is that of the monthly selection - typically a $25-35 hardcover book - plus the option for shipping ($5.95). Free in-store pick up is also available. Please note: books not picked up within 2 weeks of notification will be shipped at the flat rate mentioned above.
- Once you sign up, Warwick's will keep your payment information securely on file & your credit card will be billed on a monthly basis.
The Signed First Editions Club also makes a great gift! Sign up to have these hand-picked selections sent to that special someone in your life who loves to read.
To sign up, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the book department at (858) 454-0347. (If emailing, please provide payment & shipping information, as well as whether the membership is a gift for someone.)
*Please note that some of our selections have strict publisher on-sale dates and will not always be available at the beginning of the month. If you have any questions, please call or email the book department.
For a look at our past selections, visit our archives page here.
"An entertaining adventure tale steeped in literary history...[Pearl] offers many of the charms and unrushed distractions of a favorite old bookstore." - Library Journal
"This swashbuckling tale of greed and great literature will remind you why Pearl is the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers. His latest is guaranteed to delight lovers of history and mystery." - Publisher's Weekly
Book'a-neer' (bŏŏk'kA-nēr'), n. A literary pirate; an individual capable of doing all that must be done in the universe of books, in which publishers, authors, and readers must not have a part.
London, 1890: Pen Davenport is the most infamous bookaneer in Europe. A master of disguise, he makes his living stalking harbors, coffeehouses, and print shops for the latest manuscript to steal.
But this golden age of publishing is on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: books could easily be published without an author's permission. Authors gained fame but suffered financially -- Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few -- but publishers reaped enormous profits while readers bought books inexpensively. Yet on the eve of the twentieth century, a new international treaty is signed to grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. The bookaneers are on the verge of extinction.
From the author of The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl, The Last Bookaneer is the astonishing story of these literary thieves' epic final heist. On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labors over a new novel. The thought of one last book from the great author fires the imaginations of the bookaneers, and soon Davenport sets out for the South Pacific island. As always, Davenport is reluctantly accompanied by his assistant Fergins, who is whisked across the world for one final caper.
Fergins soon discovers the supreme thrill of aiding Davenport in his quest to steal Stevenson's manuscript and make a fortune before the new treaty ends the bookaneers' trade forever. But Davenport is hardly the only bookaneer with a mind to pirate Stevenson's last novel. His longtime adversary, the monstrous Belial, appears on the island, and soon Davenport, Fergins, and Belial find themselves embroiled in a conflict larger, perhaps, than literature itself.
In The Last Bookaneer, Pearl crafts a finely wrought tale about a showdown between brilliant men in the last great act of their professions. It is nothing short of a page-turning journey to the heart of a lost era.
"A Mediterranean idyll, a family saga, a mystery. A love story that's as weird as real life, as rich and surprising and tender and affecting. The Rocks is all these things. Like Beautiful Ruins, it reminds me of all the reasons I read novels." --Jennifer Haigh, Pen/Hemmingway Award-winning author of Faith.
The lives and loves of expatriates on Mallorca, shaped by a 60-year-old misunderstanding. Nichols' novel opens in 2005 with a chance meeting between Lulu Davenport and Gerald Rutledge on a cliff-top road near The Rocks, Lulu's seaside hotel. Though they live in the same small town on an island, the couple has managed to avoid each other since their very brief marriage in the 1940s, and this encounter immediately becomes a confrontation.
In its course, the pair of 80-somethings accidentally tumble to their deaths. The remaining sections of the novel-set in 1995, 1983, 1970, 1966, 1956, 1951, and 1948-trace backward through the ripple effects of their falling-out to the incident that started it all, sweeping into the vortex their children by other spouses, and the generation after that as well.
As intoxicating as a long afternoon sitting at the bar at The Rocks, the book features complications that include a book deal, a real estate swindle, a shipwreck, a drug bust, and many sexual affairs, including a couple of statutory rapes. All of it is absolutely riveting, leaving the reader desperate to depart immediately for swoony Mallorca, depicted from the time no one knew where it was (one would-be visitor goes to Monaco by mistake) to its present-day popularity. Nichols' expertise on everything from the Odyssey to olive oil to classic movies enriches the story, as does his profound understanding of his screwed-up cast of characters.
A literary island vacation with a worldly, wonderfully salacious storyteller.
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