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OBAMA FANS PAYING UP TO $5,500 FOR BOOKS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT-ELECT
Before the election, the most expensive Obama book sold by AbeBooks.com – the world’s largest marketplace for used, rare and out-of-print books – was a signed copy of Dreams From My Father for $1,798. Twelve of the 20 signed copies sold since Obama’s victory have been priced more than $1,000.
The cheapest book signed by the next occupant of the White House currently available at AbeBooks.com is a signed softcover of Change We Can Believe In for $975.
The most desirable Obama books are the signed 1995 first editions of Dreams From My Father. Originally published when he was still working as a lawyer and lecturer, the book went out-of-print and had a small print run. Asking prices for these scarce editions stretch well past $10,000.
Even though Obama has yet to move into the White House, prices for his signed books are already comparable to previous presidents. AbeBooks.com has sold a signed copy of Bill Clinton’s My Life for $3,450 and a signed copy of Ronald Reagan’s An American Life for $6,325.