Kitchener, ON, Canada
Operating continuously since 2004, SIGNAL BOOKS is an online bookstore specializing in autographed fiction in collector's condition. All books are 1st printings of the 1st edition, unless otherwise noted. Regarding condition, at Signal Books we believe in full and frank disclosure. We describe books conservatively and thoroughly so you won’t have any unpleasant surprises. And you may rely on us to take care in packing your order so it will arrive as described. All dust jackets are protected in a clear, acid-free sleeve. Over 90% of our inventory is autographed. That's due to Signal Books being located close to Toronto, an international hub for author events. Please browse our catalogs, including autographed first books, books signed by deceased authors, books signed and dated in the year of publication and collections of books signed by Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, Jane Urquhart, Anne Michaels and others. COMMENTS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS: "The book arrived yesterday. It is a very nice copy." --DF, Burlington, ON; "The book arrived this morning and looks great. Thanks for your care in wrapping it and sending it so promptly. I appreciate the good service." --VG, Seattle, WA; "The Sisters Brothers reached me today in impeccable condition and I am very happy with it." --SH, Copenhagen, Denmark; "It appears to be a wonderful catalogue, as good or better than you described, and it is a welcome addition to my Canadian art reference library. Thanks for the quick ship and sterling service." --PK, Weston, ON; "I received the book in great shape, as you promised I would . . . I appreciate your marvelous treatment of the book." --MT, Columbus, OH; "My book was received safe and sound this morning ... Thanks for taking the extra effort to ensure that I received this in the same great condition in which it left you." --AG, Hampshire, UK; "I just received my book ... I especially appreciated the utmost care you took in packing it for the trip ... I'll be searching your website and it would be a pleasure to do business with you in the future. --AS, Sea Cliff, NY; "The books arrived safely - thanks for the lightning delivery. Pleasure doing business with you." --RZ, Windsor, ON; "The book arrived ... beautifully wrapped and in perfect condition. I am so pleased with it." --JD, Suffolk, UK; "Hi ... I'm very pleased with all aspects of the purchase so thank you!" --RT, Greensborough, Aus.; "Your terrific book just arrived - in perfect condition! Thanks for wrapping it so carefully!" --AH, Hamburg, Germany; "Thanks very much for the email and care with which you packed my book. It arrived today in perfect condition." --GZ, Hamilton, ON; "The book arrived this week and it is in as-new condition. Thank you for packing it so well." --LD, High Prairie, AB; "Thanks for acknowledging the order and letting me know when it will be shipped. So often when I buy books off ABE I hear nothing from the real bookseller. It's appreciated." --BK, Los Gatos, CA; "Arrived safely today, thanks. Very well packaged, it took me quite a few minutes and a lot of determination to get it out." --CK, St. John's, NF; "The books have arrived in wonderful condition, just as described. Wish all fellow dealers were as conscientious." --SB, Springfield, VA.
Canadian publishers favor literary fiction, and the size of the market dictates small print runs. Listed in this catalog are 1st printings autographed by Canadian writers such as Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, Rohinton Mistry, Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart, Anne Michaels and many young writers who have established themselves as collectible.
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This catalog includes books by Canadian, UK and American authors which are signed and dated in the year of publication, and many copies also include a ticket stub or promotional flyer bearing that date.
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Prices are in U.S. dollars. Canadian orders will be charged GST. Pay with a credit card or PayPal via the ABE e-commerce solution or Canadian customers may pay via Interac e-transfer. A purchase may be returned for refund if not as described. Please write to us upon receipt if you are not satisfied.
Typically, orders ship within 24 hours. Shipping costs are estimates and based on the typical book package weighing less than 1 KG. If your book order exceeds 1KG (for example, if you have ordered a set of books combined in one listing) we will contact you to inform you that a higher shipping charge would be required. In all cases, the shipping is the cost of postage; there are no handling fees.