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July’s Top 10 Bestselling Signed Books


July's Top 10 Bestselling Signed Books

At the start of each month we take a look at AbeBooks‘ bestselling signed books of the previous month. Some appear month after month (hello, The Fault In Our Stars), some are timelessly collectible (ahem, Codex Seraphinianus) and some are brand new (The Miniaturist).

This month’s list pays tribute to the late Louis Zamperini who passed away on July 2nd at the age of 97. At age 19, Zamperini participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games as a long-distance runner. When WWII broke out, he joined the US Army Air Forces and served as a bombadier in the South Pacific. In April, 1943, his plane crashed in the Pacific, killing eight of the eleven crew members on board. He is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken (no. 1 on the list). He also penned a memoir titled Devil at my Heels (no. 5).

Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal winner The Giver was published over 20 years ago, but the YA classic has appeared on our bestselling signed books list multiple times since news came out that the book will hit big screens this summer.

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour was just long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, and California is one the summer’s hottest new titles.

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

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