2022 Mid-year Anticipations

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2022 Mid-Year Anticipations & Preorders

Welcome to my mid-year review of interesting books and fancy editions that are on my radar for the latter half of 2022. The video below covers many of the books on this page (with pictures of the internals if I can get them pre-publication), but I always try to also add a bunch of extra books here on the webpage list, as a special bonus for you dear website readers! Publication dates are anticipated at time of recording – with the global supply chain issues, these dates do change.

Hope there is something in the anticipations collection that you like, and please do share which upcoming books you are most looking forward to (on this list or off!) in the comments ツ

★ ps – if you’re a keen collector, remember I keep a regularly updated running list of upcoming special editions and also track upcoming pre-order incentives for book purchases as well! ★ 

Video review

Classics

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New Chiltern Classics – various authors

8 new titles releasing around August 22, 2022

  • Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott
  • Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • Far From the Madding Crown by Thomas Hardy
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • The Romantic Poets by various authors

Chiltern Classics series: Pocket sized books with wonderfully textural covers, heavy weight paper, and gilded page edges. They are really quite adorable.

Read more about Chiltern Classics Editions here…

➤ Find Good Wives at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Peter Pan at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Silas Marner at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Madding Crowd at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Animal Farm at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Romeo and Juliet at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Age of Innocence at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Romantic Poets at Amazon | Book Depository


The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

July 26, 2022

Fitzgerald’s beloved account of the devastating costs of the American dream gets a fittingly gorgeous update in this high-end art-book edition, elaborately decorated by the famed Italian illustrators known at the Balbusso Twins.

Beehive Books Illuminated Edition: High-end art book with more than 50 illustrations housed in a shimmering die-cut sculpturally embossed slipcase, printed on uncoated acid-free paper, and published in an oversized 9×12″ trim format. The books in this series are all very distinct and absolutely stunning.

Read more about the Beehive Books Illuminated Editions here…

Find Great Gatsby at AmazonBook Depository


The Art of War [Chinese Bound Classics] by Sun Tzu, translated by James Trapp

Sep 19, 2022.

Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is still used as a book of military strategy today. This is a bilingual edition featuring a new translation.

Chinese bound classics: Includes editorial notes, two-tone printing on high quality paper and is bound using traditional Chinese book-making techniques.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Persuasion – Jane Austen

Oct 13, 2022

The complete novel, featuring the character’s letters and papers, written and folded by hand.

Interactive edition: Contains pockets throughout containing replicas of thirteen items from the story, re-created with exquisite calligraphy and painstaking attention to historical detail.

Take a look at Pride and Prejudice in the same style here… 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Pride and Prejudice [Deluxe edition] by Jane Austen, illustrated by Bil Donovan

Nov 1, 2022.

Romance. Illustrated by renowned fashion illustrator Bil Donovan.

Deluxe edition: Hardback with gorgeous original 4-color artwork as well as foil stamping, 4-color endpapers, and gilded page edges.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository


Harper Muse Painted Classics (series 2) by various authors

Nov 8, 2022.

New titles in this series include Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë; Little Women – Louisa May Alcott; Persuasion – Jane Austen and The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie.

Harper Muse Painted Classics: High-end hardcovers featuring Laci Fowler’s distinctive hand-painted art, decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes distributed throughout; matching ribbon marker; and gold page sprayed edges.

Read more about the Painted Editions series here…

Find Jane Eyre at Amazon | Book Depository

Find Little Women at Amazon | Book Depository

Find Persuasion at Amazon | Book Depository

Find The Mysterious Affair At Styles at Amazon | Book Depository



The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The Mysterious Affair at Styles [Special editions] by Agatha Christie

Nov 10, 2022.

Mystery. Two more classic mysteries in the HarperCollins ‘special edition’ series binding.

Special edition: UK hardbacks with spot foiling and decorative endpapers. The Mysterious Affair at Styles includes for the first time the original courtroom climax as an alternate ending.

Find Roger Ackroyd at Amazon | Book Depository

Find The Mysterious Affair at Styles at Amazon | Book Depository


Little Women – Louisa May Alcott, illustrated by Marjolein Bastin

Nov 10, 2022.

Fiction. The 1860s, the turbulent days of the American Civil War, and four sisters as different as they could be: Meg, who likes to approach everything rationally and reasonably; Jo, a nonconformist with literary ambitions; tender Beth, who tries to keep the peace; and Amy, the baby of the family who tends to take herself and her position in society a little too seriously. 

Marjolein Bastin Classics: Illustrated hardback with removable inserts, including a self-made newspaper, a map, an invitation, and more.

➤ Buy from Amazon | Book Depository



The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Nov 15, 2022.

☞ Read more about the Penguin Deluxe Classics series.

Penguin Deluxe series: Paperbacks with French flaps, deckled edges, and beautifully illustrated covers – this one has cover art by Ruben Toledo, who also illustrated covers for the classic Penguin Couture Collection.

➤ Buy from Amazon | Book Depository


 (this cover art by Ruben 

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Nov 15, 2022.

☞ Read more about the Penguin Vitae series.

Penguin Vitae series: UK ‘naked’ hardbacks with metallic foil stamped covers and illustrated endpapers.

Find Custom at Amazon | Book Depository

Find Portrait at Amazon | Book Depository


Harper Muse Jane Austen Collection by Jane Austen

Mar 14, 2023.

A series of collector’s editions based on the limited edition Seasons collection.

Read more about the Seasons collection here…

HarperCollins Jane Austen Collection: Delicate laser-cut jackets on a textured book with foil stamping and ribbon marker.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Tolkien Specials

The Making of Midde-Earth – Christopher A Snyder

Aug 18, 2022

Originally published in 2013 and richly illustrated with photographs and artwork, this edition includes updated commentary on new books, films, games, and shows, and a richly illustrated foil-stamped faux cloth cover design.

➤ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth – Robert Foster, illustrated by Ted Nasmith

Sep 1, 2022

An A-Z guide to the names, places and events in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Standard edition: Reissued to complement the HarperCollins Tolkien illustrated hardbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, lavishly illustrated with more than 50 full-colour paintings by acclaimed Tolkien artist, Ted Nasmith, with many appearing exclusively in this edition.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Deluxe edition: Slipcased, featuring an exclusive colour foldout poster.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Waterstones Exclusives) by J. R. R. Tolkien

Sep 1, 2022

A new paperback edition of Tolkien’s epic fantasy masterpiece.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperbacks featuring black covers based on Tolkien’s own design, red sprayed paged edges, the definitive text, and  detailed maps of Middle-earth.

Find The Fellowship of the Ring at Waterstones

➤ Find The Two Towers at Waterstones

➤ Find The Return of the King at Waterstones



The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien

Nov 10, 2022

A special edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings, illustrated throughout in colour by J.R.R. Tolkien himself and with the complete text printed in two colours.

Illustrated edition: Hardback, with stencilled green page edges, Tolkien’s own paintings and drawings for the first time, two colour printing, and a letter written by Tolkien in 1951 which provides a brilliant exposition of the earlier Ages.

Collector’s note: A companion to the matching Lord of the Rings edition released last year.

➤ Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Limited edition: Hardback in a slipcase, quarter-bound with blue leather, including Tolkien’s own paintings and drawings for the first time, two colour printing, and a letter written by Tolkien in 1951 which provides a brilliant exposition of the earlier Ages. Unique to this edition are two poster-size, fold-out maps revealing all the detail of Beleriand as the tales grew, an illustrated booklet featuring ‘A Brief Account of The Silmarillion and its Making’ by Christopher Tolkien, and a printed art card reproducing ‘Taniquetil’.

Collector’s note: A companion to the matching Lord of the Rings limited edition released last year.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Fall of Númenor by J. R. R. Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee

Nov 10, 2022.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, collected for the first time in one volume.

Special edition: Deluxe slipcased special edition.

Find standard edition at Amazon | Book Depository

Find special edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Fantasy & Science-Fiction

Wild is the Witch – Rachel Griffin

Aug 2, 2022

After a night of magic turns deadly, Iris Gray vows to never let another person learn she’s a witch.

First printings: All US hardback first printings will have illustrative boards under the dust jacket. 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Princess and the Scoundrel (Star Wars) – Beth Revis

Aug 16, 2022

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo. The Death Star is destroyed. Darth Vader is dead. The Empire is desolate. But on the forest moon of Endor, among the chaos of a changing galaxy, time stands still for a princess and her scoundrel.

Bonus: preorders have a chance to win a signed and personalized copy of the book, pewter R2D2 book ends, Han Solo and Princess Leia silicon rings, and more

B&N exclusive: US hardback, exclusive features TBC. 

Find exclusive edition at Barnes & Noble

Find standard US edition: Amazon | Book Depository

Find standard UK edition: Amazon | Book Depository


The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

Aug 18, 2022

Dark fantasy about six old families subsisting on a diet of stories and legends.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition. 

Find it at Waterstones


The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim

Aug 30, 2022

Fantasy. A dragon’s kingdom. A star-crossed love. And a cursed pearl with the power to mend the world, or break it. (Companion to Six Crimson Cranes).

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with green sprayed page edges.

➤ Find it at Waterstones

★ Find signed edition at Waterstones while stocks last


Babel by R. F. Kuang

Sep 1, 2022

Fantasy. A compulsive grimdark dystopia about the power of language and the evils of authoritarianism, represented by the looming titular tower of translation. “Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.”

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with black sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

B&N exclusive: US hardback, bonus essay from the author.

Find it at Barnes & Noble

➤ Find standard US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Unraveller by Frances Hardinge

Sep 1, 2022

Kellen – a boy who has the power to lift life-destroying curses off others – must find a way to remove the one that hangs over his own life.

Waterstone’s exclusive: UK hardback with blue sprayed edges and a short story about the fate and nature of the Dancing Star, one of the haunting and mysterious creatures from the Wilds.

Find exclusive edition at Waterstones

➤ Find standard US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Sep 7, 2022

Celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, where Clary Fray first discovered the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own.

Collector’s edition: UK hardback with new cover artwork and a special letter from Cassie. 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle

Sep 8, 2022

The classic modern fairytale, with a new introduction by Patrick Rothfuss.

Special edition: UK hardback with blue sprayed page edges, cover foiling, patterned endpapers and a ribbon bookmark. Limited to 2000 copies.

Find limited edition at Gollancz

Find standard edition at Amazon | Book Depository


The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber

Sep 13, 2022

Book 2 of the Once Upon a Broken Heart series.

UK first printings: UK hardbacks will have one of 4 different gold stamped hidden cover designs under the dust jacket.

Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


[Potential Waterstones exclusive]: UK hardback, signed by the author (TBC: previous volume in the series had sprayed edges added shortly before publication, and the publisher mentioned in a deleted post that one was anticipated, but it has not been formally announced, so keep an eye on this).

➤ Find signed edition at Waterstones


B&N exclusive: US hardback, signed by the author, includes a bonus chapter from Jacks’ POV, and has a unique cover and case stamp. A matching exclusive edition of the first book is also being released (see below). 

Note: this is also the same edition as the Indigo Exclusive.

Find it at Barnes & Noble
Signed editions also available while stocks last at Barnes & Noble

➤ Also find exclusive edition of the first book Once Upon a Broken Heart at Barnes & Noble


➤ Find standard US edition of Never After at Amazon | Book Depository


Stone Blind: Medusa’s Story by Natalie Haynes

Sep 15, 2022

Myth retelling. Medusa is the only mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her sisters, she quickly realizes that she is the only one who gets older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with snake design stencilled on green sprayed page edges.

Find Waterstones exclusive at Waterstones

Indie bookstore exclusive: UK hardback, signed and numbered, ribbon bookmark, and trident design stencilled on green sprayed page edges.

Find Indie exclusive at your local Indie such as Fox Lane Books


OR

➤ Find standard US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Kindred – Octavia Butler

Sep 20, 2022

Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. A time-travel classic addressing the horrors of American slavery.

Gift edition: US hardback , special features TBC.

➤ Find is at Amazon | Book Depository


Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

Sep 27, 2022

Historical fantasy. It’s 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue. Four years ago, Rosalind Lang was brought back from the brink of death, but the strange experiment that saved her also stopped her from sleeping and aging—and allows her to heal from any wound. In short, Rosalind cannot die. Now, desperate for redemption for her traitorous past, she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with exclusive decorative foiled pink cover under the dust jacket.

Find exclusive edition at Waterstones
Signed exclusive
also available while stocks last

B&N exclusive: US hardback with exclusive cover, burgundy sprayed page edges, and bonus prequel story.

Find exclusive edition at Barnes & Noble

➤ Find standard US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


The Golden Enclaves (Scholmance #3) – Naomi Novik

Sep 27, 2022

The dark school of magic begins its final assault against its terrified yet resourceful students.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with decorative stencilled page edges.

Find exclusive edition at Waterstones

➤ Find standard US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo & Dani Pendergast

Sep 29, 2022

Graphic novel. The origin story of the Darkling.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, contains an exclusive letter from the author.

Find exclusive edition at Waterstones

➤ Find standard US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Midnight in Everwood by M. A. Kuzniar

Sep 29, 2022.

Marietta Stelle longs to be a ballerina but, as Christmas draws nearer, her dancing days are numbered – she must marry and take up her place in society in the New Year. But, when a mysterious toymaker, Dr Drosselmeier, purchases a neighbouring townhouse, it heralds the arrival of magic and wonder in Marietta’s life.

Waterstones exclusive edition: UK paperback with illustrated stencilled sprayed page edges.

Find at Waterstones

Independent bookstore exclusive edition: UK paperback with illustrated stencilled sprayed page edges.

Find at your local Indie, such as Wonderland Bookshop


Anno Dracula [30th Anniversary Edition] by Kim Newman

Oct 4, 2022.

Fantasy/horror. It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. His polluted bloodline spreads through London as its citizens increasingly choose to become vampires.

Anniversary edition: Hardback, signed by the author with sprayed edges, decorative endpapers, ribbon marker and additional material from the author. Introduction by Neil Gaiman.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Dune – Frank Herbert

Oct 4, 2022

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with an exclusive cover, illustrated endpapers, and stained page edges (appears essentially the same as 2019 special edition, with a different colored cover).

Find exclusive edition at Barnes & Noble

➤ Find standard deluxe US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find standard deluxe UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Also look out for the deluxe editions of the sequels, coming out in April 2023 – they also feature stained page edges, stamped quotes on the covers under the dust jacket, and reversible cover art.

➤ Find Dune Messiah at Amazon | Book Depository

➤ Find Children of Dune at Amazon | Book Depository


Amber Spyglass [Illustrated Edition] by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Chris Wormell

Oct 6, 2022

A stunning full-colour illustrated gift hardback of the third book in Philip Pullman’s beloved His Dark Materials trilogy.

Illustrated edition: UK hardback, fully illustrated in colour. Cover TBC.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The River of Silver – S. A. Chakraborty

Oct 10, 2022

A compilation of stories from before, during, and after the events of the Daevabad series

Find UK ed at Amazon | Book Depository
➤ Find US ed at Amazon | Book Depository


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Collector’s Illustrated Edition] by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay and Neil Packer

Oct 11, 2022.

The fifth book in the beloved, bestselling Harry Potter series, brilliantly and profusely illustrated.

Note there are also preorder discounts and tote bag offers if you buy direct from Bloomsbury before 10 September.

Illustrated edition: Oversized illustrated hardback edition.

Find UK edition (Bloomsbury) at Amazon | Amazon AU | Book Depository

Find US edition (Scholastic) at Amazon | Book Depository


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition] by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay and Neil Packer

Oct 11, 2022 (UK), Nov 1, 2022 (US)

The fifth book in the beloved, bestselling Harry Potter series, brilliantly and profusely illustrated.

Deluxe edition: Oversized clothbound hardback in slipcase with high quality paper, two ribbon bookmarks, a special art print, and a bespoke packing carton.

Note there are also preorder discounts and tote bag offers if you buy direct from Bloomsbury before 10 September.

Find UK edition (Bloomsbury) at Amazon | Amazon AU | Book Depository | Waterstones

Find US edition (Scholastic) at Amazon | Book Depository


Kingdom of the Wicked Box Set by Kerri Maniscalco

Oct 11, 2022

A limited edition boxed set containing all 3 Barnes & Noble Exclusive Editions in the Kingdom of the Wicked series.

B&N exclusive: US hardbacks, each with a unique cover and bonus content. Kingdom of the Wicked includes an annotated chapter with notes from the author, Kingdom of the Cursed presents deleted scenes from Wrath’s POV, and Kingdom of the Feared contains a spicy bonus chapter from Envy’s POV.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


A Voyage to Arcturus – David Lindsay, illustrated by Jim Woodring

Oct 18, 2022

Lindsay’s gender-bending work of visionary sci-fi as brought to life through Woodring’s psychedelic illustrations.

Beehive Books Illuminated Edition: High-end art book with more than numerous illustrations housed in a shimmering die-cut sculpturally embossed slipcase, printed on uncoated acid-free paper, and published in an oversized 9×12″ trim format.

❦ Peek inside this volume and read more about the Beehive Books Illuminated Editions here…

Find it at AmazonBook Depository


The Atlas Paradox (Atlas #2) by Olivie Blake

Oct 25, 2022

Fantasy. Sequel to The Atlas Six.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with decorative stencilled white and black sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

Signed edition also available while stocks last


B&N exclusive: US hardback with exclusive alternate cover, exclusive story Eilif and the Prince, unique color endpapers and unique color cover stamp.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Indigo exclusive: US hardback, same as Barnes & Noble.

Find it at Indigo


The Rise of the Dragon by George R R Martin, Elio M García and Linda Antonsson

Oct 25, 2022.

Fantasy. Volume 1 of a lavish visual history of the Targaryen Dynasty.

US edition: Hardback edition by Ten Speed Press.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


UK edition: Hardback edition by HarperCollins.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

The Ultimate Discworld Companion by Paul Kidby

Oct 27, 2022.

Your ultimate guide to the entire Discworld.

Dunmanifestin edition: Slipcased and bound in an exclusive foil-embossed cover with bonus content and extra artwork – plus an exclusive print with every pre-ordered copy.

Find Dunmanifestin edition at Discworld Emporium


OR

➤ Find standard edition at Amazon | Book Depository

Empire of the Vampire: Special Illustrated Edition – Jay Kristoff

Oct 27, 2022

The illustrated special edition includes stunning new cover, endpapers and full color illustrations from Bon Orthwick.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Chain of Gold (Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare

Nov 8, 2022.

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin.

B&N exclusive edition: US ‘deluxe’ hardback with a redesigned cover with foil stamping, gilded edges, colored endpapers, and a satin ribbon.

Find at Barnes & Noble


Dungeons & Dragons: The Ultimate Pop-Up – Matthew Reinhart

Nov 22, 2022

From locations such as Waterdeep and the Underdark, to creatures like mind flayers, dragons, and beholders, the expansive world of Dungeons & Dragons is brought to in an easter egg filled immersive pop-up book.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Morrighan by Mary E Pearson

Nov 29, 2022.

A richly illustrated and romantic origin story of Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant universe, the world of Dance of Thieves, Vow of Thieves and the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles.

Illustrated edition: Illustrated special edition.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Sword of Destiny: Tales of the Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski

Dec 8, 2022.

The second book in Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series in terms of story chronology.

Illustrated edition: Illustrated special edition.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Children's Books

Ravenous Things – Derrick Chow

Jul 26, 2022

Climb aboard the midnight train! Things wondrous and terrible await you…

Preorder offer3D paper train kit, signed bookplate, and bookmark (available internationally). 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
Tales of the Greek Heroes – Roger Lancelyn Green

Sep 1, 2022

Learn more about the Puffin Clothbound series…

Puffin Clothbound edition: UK hardback with foiled cover.

Find Charlotte’s Web at Amazon | Book Depository

Find it Greek Heroes at Amazon | Book Depository


A Whole New World (Disney Twisted Tales) by Liz Braswell

Sep 1, 2022

Aladdin is a Street Rat just trying to survive in a harsh city, while Jasmine is a beautiful princess about to enter an arranged marriage. What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? 

Collector’s Edition: Australian hardback with exclusive cover and orange sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Which Way to Anywhere by Cressida Cowell

Sep 15, 2022

“A thrilling new series about a group of children who find the crossing points to other worlds.”

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with green sprayed page edges and bonus content. 

Find it at Waterstones

Bonus: signed exclusive edition at Waterstones while stocks last


The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Sep 29, 2022.

Every four years, two girls are kidnapped from the village of Gavaldon. Legend has it these lost children are sent to the School for Good and Evil, the fabled institution where they become fairytale heroes or villains.

Collector’s edition: Exclusive features TBC.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Fairy Atlas by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Asiain Lora Miren

Oct 4, 2022.

A mix of fairy ‘facts’ and short retellings of some of the most magical fairy tales.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney Animated Classics) – Marilyn Easton

Oct 4, 2022

Art book. A retelling of the movie with Illustrated with a variety of paintings, sketches, and concept art from the original Disney Studio artists.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with foiled cover.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Land of Stories: Wishing Spell (10th Anniversary Illustrated Edition) by Chris Colfer

Oct 11, 2022.

YA. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

Anniversary edition: Illustrated special edition.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


War Horse [40th Anniversary] by Michael Morpurgo

Oct 13, 2022

Middle grade. In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times.

40th anniversary edition: Features a new cover from fine arts photographer, Nine Francois, and chapter illustrations from award-winning war artist, George Butler.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


The Brambly Hedge Pop-Up Book – Jill Barklem

Oct 27, 2022

A reprint of a long out of print title.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Snow White and other Grimm’s Fairy Tales [Interactive Edition] by MinaLima

Nov 24, 2022

Children’s. An illustrated collection of 23 Grimm’s fairy tales with interactive features. 

☞ Read more about the MinaLima Interactive Children’s Classics series.

Interactive edition: Includes nine interactive features ranging from a pop-up forest and pull-tab mirror for Snow White and a wall of thorns encasing Sleeping Beauty to a three-dimensional ball gown for Cinderella and a pop-up tower for Rapunzel.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Fiction, Non-Fiction & Other Works

Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man Vol 1: 1962-1964

Jun 25, 2022.

Oversized volume with the first 21 Spider-Man stories from 1962–1964, meticulously photographed from the most pristine copies of these rare comic books—a fine art celebration of the teen super hero in this inaugural volume of TASCHEN’s Marvel Comics Library series.

Taschen Limited Edition: Hardcover with ChromaLuxe aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine. Limited to 1000 copies. Pre-ordering from Taschen entitles you to preemptively secure the same edition number for all forthcoming Collector’s Edition titles in the Marvel Comics Library.

Find LE at Taschen

Standard (non-LE) also available at Taschen | Amazon | Amazon AU | Book Depository


The House of Fortune (Miniaturist #2) by Jessie Burton

July 7, 2022.

Historical fiction. Set in the golden city of Amsterdam in 1705, a story of fate and ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young woman’s determination to rule her own destiny.

Waterstones exclusive: Signed UK hardback with patterned sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones


Independent Bookstore exclusive: Signed UK limited edition hardback with pineapple stencilled sprayed page edges, special endpapers and a ribbon marker. 

Find it at your local Indie such as Goldsboro or Fox Lane Books


Alternatively, see the standard UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Aug 30, 2022.

Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her well-being—and each has met an untimely end.

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback with alternate jacket, decorative case cover, endpapers, and includes a deleted chapter from the author’s original draft.

Find at Barnes & Noble


First printings: All US first printings will have a hidden decorative case design under the dust jacket and illustrated endpapers.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository


The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

Sep 1, 2022

Historical fiction. Cosimo de’ Medici’s third daughter learns to navigate an opaque Florentine court and an enigmatic new husband.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with an exclusive essay from the author, revealing the real life and personality of Lucrezia de’ Medici, and gold snake on the boards under the dust jacket.

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B&N exclusive: US hardback (exclusive features TBC).

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Magic of MinaLima [Interactive Edition] by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima

Sep 13, 2022 (US), Oct 13 (UK)

A full-color illustrated compendium chronicling the magical twenty-year journey of acclaimed art and design studio, MinaLima, the creative genius behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film series.

Interactive edition: Interactive elements include the Marauder’s Map, the Black Family Tapestry, and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.

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Marple – Various Authors

Sep 13, 2022

A new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Mystery’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors.

➤ Find UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository
Find US edition (deckled edges) at Amazon | Book Depository


The Adventures of Indiana Jones by Campbell lack, James Kahn, Rob Macgregor

Sep 14, 2022.

Adventure omnibus. Includes Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

B&N collectible edition: US hardback, bound in decorative bonded leather. ❦ Read more about the B&N Collectible Editions series here…

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars by K. W. Jeter

Sep 14, 2022.

Science fiction omnibus. A trilogy of novels about Boba Fett: The Mandalorian Armor (1998), Slave Ship (2001), and Hard Merchandise (2002). 

B&N collectible edition: US hardback, bound in decorative bonded leather. ❦ Read more about the B&N Collectible Editions series here…

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Star Wars Legends: Tales of Kenobi by John Jackson Miller and Alan Dean Foster

Sep 14, 2022.

Science fiction. Omnibus.

B&N collectible edition: US hardback, bound in decorative bonded leather. ❦ Read more about the B&N Collectible Editions series here…

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman

Sep 15, 2022

Mystery. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with foxes stencilled on the page edges.

Find exclusive at Waterstones

★ Find signed exclusive edition at Waterstones


Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback edition with alternate cover and foxes stencilled on the page edges. Signed by the author and numbered to a limitation of 2000 copies.

Find it at Goldsboro


Verity – Colleen Hoover

Sep 27, 2022

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Collector’s edition: US hardback, featuring an embossed, gold foil cover, a letter from the author, and an exclusive new chapter. 

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Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins

Sep 29, 2022.

A biography of the storytelling genius that draws on both Pratchett’s own unpublished notes and interviews from close friends and family. 

Waterstones signed deluxe edition: Quarter-bound with red cloth and foil silhouette on the cover, signed by the author, with bonus transcript of a 1991 talk, additional photos, exclusive endpapers and ribbon bookmark.

Waterstones signed exclusive collector’s edition: Cloth-bound design in pistachio green, signed, stamped and hand-numbered by the author, with collectible self-portrait print of Pratchett, bonus transcript of a 1991 talk, additional photos, exclusive endpapers and ribbon bookmark.

Find Deluxe Edition at Waterstones

Find Collector’s Edition at Waterstones


Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Oct 5, 2022

At seventeen Josie Alibrandi is about to enter her final year as a scholarship student at an exclusive Catholic College. It’s the year her life is turned upside down and changed forever.

30th Anniversary Edition: Australian hardback with an exclusive preface by the author along with photographs, letters, reviews and mementoes from its first publication and extracts from the original manuscript. 

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The First to to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Oct 10, 2022

YA. A prequel to They Both Die at the End where Orion and Valentino, two new star-crossed lovers, are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with figures stencilled on sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

Signed exclusive also at Waterstones while stocks last


B&N exclusive: US hardback with bonus short story, author Q&A, printed endpapers, and a unique cover and case stamp.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


See also the Collector’s edition of They Both Die at the End (releasing in November 2022)

Flame Tree Folk & Fairy Tales Series by various authors

Oct 11, 2022.

Fairy tale collections. The next set of books in the Flame Tree Collector’s Editions series are four sets of folk and fairy tales, covering tales from Scottish,  African, Viking and Irish mythologies.

Collector’s editions: Foiled and embossed covers with gilded page edges. Some minimal black & white line drawings (3 per book).

 Find them at Amazon | Book Depository

Demon Copperhead – Barbara Kingsolver

Oct 18, 2022

Fiction. Reimagining Dickens’ David Copperfield for the modern age

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with floral stencilled blue and black page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

Independent bookshop exclusive: UK hardback, with alternate green cover and floral stencilled green and black page edges.

Find it at your local Indie


If We Were Villains [5th Anniversary] by M. L. Rio

Nov 2, 2022.

An intoxicating blend of thriller, campus drama and Shakespearian tragedy.

5th Anniversary Edition: UK hardback, signed by the author with illustrations and other deluxe touches.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Nov 8, 2022

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

10th Anniversary edition: Hardback with new content.

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The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illustrated by Olia Muza

Nov 10, 2022.

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep.

Illustrated edition: UK hardback illustrated by Olia Muza.

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The Passenger & Stella LE Slipcase by Cormac McCarthy

Dec 6, 2022

Thrillers. A literary duet about the complex relationship between two siblings, Bobby Western and Stella Maris.

LE slipcase: UK hardbacks in slipcase.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones


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2 Comments

DramaPanda · 2 September 2022 at 2:17 am

Thanks Daisy!!

Heather · 1 September 2022 at 7:18 pm

You compile a great list!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work. You have such a great eye for value and beauty!

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