Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Little Collection on Signed Books

I was doing some cleaning around my bookshelves and putting some books in order and figured out that I collected a bunch of signed books. I usually find them at library book sales and places like that and I decided to share some with you:

I thought the Newt autograph was great because he is a former Speaker of the House.

I got this one at a library book sale. Kemmerer was a major league pitcher for ten years and tells some great stories in the book.

I was at the Oakland Museum White Elephant sale and on Saturday they were selling the books for half off. I saw this while going through the stacks and was stoked. I grew up watch him on NBC as a kid.

Tarkenton is a NFL Hall of Famer and has gone on to a successful business career.

Rutherford is an auto-racing legend and a three-time Indy 500 Champion. I got both this book and the Tarkenton book at the huge Friends of San Francisco Library Book Sale.

I found this one at a flea market. Great book about the NFL.

This was the strangest find as I was at the San Leandro Library Book Sale. It was in the finer book section and then about 30 minutes before the sale ended, they marked it down and it go into your $3.00 bag. So I was pleased. Very interesting book about San Quentin and the men on Death Row in the 50's.

The final two are ones that I have actually had the people sign:

I had bought this book at a library book sale and thought it was a great. Then I went to the Swinging Skirts Pro-Am in San Francisco this year and she signed it for me. Super cool.

I bought the book when it first came out at Book Passage in Corte Madera. I was one of the first 1,000 people who bought it at Book Passage and received an autograph ticket. It was a super cool deal. It was great meeting a former President even for 30 seconds.


  1. I LOVE your collection!!!! I should share the signed books I own as well one day. But so sad I don't have a Bill Clinton - yet :)

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. This was a fun idea! And wow, you have quite a lot! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

  3. you met bill clinton? love that guy! i can't believe these people parted with their signed books. i would never!

    1. I did. I don't either but that is some people.


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