Luxurious leather-bound books from the Franklin Library

These leather-bound books produced by the Franklin Library are famous for their beautiful bindings. Our selection ranges from modern classics to Pulitzer Prize winners and titles that have made literary history. Each literary gem is signed by its author, making these books truly collectible.

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller Other Voices, Other Rooms signed by Truman Capote The Copper Beech signed by Maeve Binchy Slaughterhouse-Five signed by Kurt Vonnegut Jump and Other Stories signed by Nadine Gordimer

June's Most Expensive Sales

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Last month's big ticket sales include a rare book about Paris’ great opera house, a fourth edition of Adam Smith's defining work on classic economics, and yet another copy of Luigi Serafini's bizarre art book, Codex Seraphinianus.

J.K. Rowling's Alter Ego Returns

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith has a new book, but this time everyone knows who's really holding the pen. The Silkworm is J.K. Rowling's second novel under her masculine pseudonym and stars everyone's favorite detective, Cormoran Strike.

The Best Brand New Books

California by Edan Lepucki

Our latest selection of new books features short stories, non-fiction and literature by today's biggest authors. Explore our Best Buys page for huge discounts on the latest and greatest new releases.

Remembering Nadine Gordimer

A World of Strangers by Nadine Gordimer

Author Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90. The South African writer’s works depicted the drama of human life in a society troubled by racial segregation. She won the Nobel prize in 1991. She leaves behind an epic legacy of novels and stories.

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July 2014 Top 10 Bestselling Signed Books


  1. Unbroken
    by Laura Hillenbrand
  2. The Giver
    by Lois Lowry
  3. Codex Seraphinianus
    by Luigi Serafini
  4. The Fault In Our Stars
    by John Green
  5. Devil at my Heels
    by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin
  6. Black Eyed Blonde
    by Benjamin Black
  7. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
    by Joshua Ferris
  8. California
    by Edan Lepucki
  9. The Miniaturist
    by Jessie Burton
  10. The Temporary Gentleman
    by Sebastian Barry