Special Editions – 2020 and earlier

♜ Home  »  Upcoming  »  Special Editions »  Archives 2020

Archived Special Editions: 2020

This page is provided for archive purposes.

✫ Upcoming special editions are available here… ✫

This page is an archive of special releases from 2020 (some are still in print though!). Please note that I am still backfilling titles for this page, since I only started the online catalog in 2021. 

Jump to month of interest:

earlier books | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec 2020 | 2021 Archives →

List last updated April 19, 2022.


December 2020

reid-such-a-fun-age-dymocks
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Dec 29, 2020

Contemporary fiction. Charts the relationship of a black babysitter with her liberal white employer, holding a mirror up to race, privilege and gender in twenty-first century America.

Waterstones exclusive: Paperback UK edition with blue sprayed page edges and bonus Q&A with the author.

Notes: This looks identical to the Dymocks edition that was released in Australia in March 2021. A sprayed edges hardback edition was also released in January 2020.

Buy from Waterstones


October 2020

Dreams from My Father [Indie Edition] by Barack Obama

Oct 29, 2020.

Biography. A memoir by Barack Obama that explores the events of his early years in Honolulu and Chicago until his entry into Harvard Law School in 1988.

Independent exclusive edition: UK hardback gift edition.

➤ Find it at UK Indies or Book Depository


Anna and the French Kiss [Collector’s Edition] by Stephanie Perkins

Oct 27, 2020

YA romance. A sweet coming of age romance set in Paris.

Collector’s edition: Hardback collector’s edition with patterned sprayed page edges, annotated map, endpapers and bonus content.

Find it at Amazon | Amazon AU


The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Oct 1, 2020

Fantasy. A Holmes and Watson-style duo operate in a Pirates Of The Caribbean-style universe, complete with a demon with a love for Faustian pacts, a secret invention called The Folly and a leper who has seemingly survived being consumed by flames.

Forbidden Planet exclusive: Signed hardback UK edition with black demon eyes stencilled on red sprayed page edges. 

Buy from Forbidden Planet


September 2020

The Lost Book of the White (Eldest Curses #2) by Cassandra Clare

Sep 1, 2020

Continues the love story between Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood.

Waterstones exclusive: Blue wibalin cover with a repeating pattern of the ‘Vision’ rune in silver foil, never-seen-before wedding scene, plus a bonus scene featuring Magnus, Alec and Simon.

Buy from Waterstones

➤ OOP. Check Abes or eBay


The Lost Book of the White (Eldest Curses #2) by Cassandra Clare

Sep 1, 2020

Continues the love story between Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with blue sprayed page edges and bonus wedding scene.

Buy from Waterstones


The Lost Book of the White (Eldest Curses #2) by Cassandra Clare

Sep 1, 2020

Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood are settling into domestic life with their son Max when the warlocks Ragnor Fell and Shinyun Jung break into their loft and steal a powerful spell book.

Easons exclusive: Purple sprayed page edges.

Buy from Easons


July 2020

Wonder Woman: Her Greatest Victories by DC Comics

DC Comics. Jul, 2020

Graphic novel. A graphic novel companion collection to the Wonder Woman 1984 movie.

Walmart exclusive: US paperback with bonus movie poster.

Buy from Walmart


April 2020

Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

Pan Macmillan. Apr 4, 2020

Reference. A guide to organising your professional life.

Waterstones exclusive: Red sprayed page edges.

Buy from Waterstones


Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Orion. Apr 4, 2020

Contemporary fiction. A fictional dissection of love and commitment in the international circles of contemporary Hong Kong.

Waterstones exclusive: Two-toned sprayed page edges and exclusive endpapers.

Buy from Waterstones


Sleepyhead [20th anniversary limited edition] by Mark Billingham

Little, Brown. Apr 2, 2020

Psychological thriller. In DI Tom Thorne’s first case, Alison Willetts has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck, completely unable to move or communicate. Then DI Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth: it isn’t Alison who is the mistake, it’s the three women already dead.

20th Anniversary Limited Edition: Signed, numbered hardback edition with red sprayed page edges featuring “Night Night” stencilled in black. New foreword by Lee Child.

Buy from Amazon | Book Depository


March 2020

In the City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

Titan. Mar 31, 2020

Science fiction. 

January is a dying planet – divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal.

Forbidden Planet exclusive: Paperback UK edition with blue sprayed page edges. Signed bookplate.

Buy from Forbidden Planet


Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day by Dominique Valente

HarperCollins. Mar 5, 2020

Middle grade fantasy. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, has a magical ability for finding lost things – like keys, or socks -useful, but not exactly exciting – until she has to find a missing day.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback edition with gold stars on blue sprayed page edges.

Buy from Waterstones


Chain of Gold (The Last Hours) by Cassandra Clare

Mar 3, 2020

The opening chapter in an electrifying new Shadowhunters cycle.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition with purple wibalin cover and runic decorations.

Buy from Waterstones

➤ OOP. Check Abes or eBay


February 2020

The Water Dance by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Penguin. Feb 20, 2020

Historical speculative fiction. A melancholic historical novel that merges the slavery narrative with the fantasy genre.

Foyles exclusive: UK hardback edition with blue cowrie shells stencilled on the page edges. Limited to 1000 copies.

Buy from Foyles

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Penguin. Feb 20, 2020

Contemporary fiction.

A 12-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition with exclusive endpapers and white stars on blue sprayed page edges.

Buy from Waterstones


Older Books

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Nov 2019

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

B&N exclusive: US hardback edition with an interview with David and Nicola Yoon and a bonus chapter.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Nov 2019

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

B&N exclusive: US hardback edition with slipcase and other exclusive features.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


Dune [Deluxe Edition] by Frank Herbert

Ace. Oct 2019

Science fiction. Paul Atreides is 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.

Deluxe edition: US hardback with blue stained edges, illustrated endpapers, poster on the interior of the jacket, redesigned world map of Dune and an updated Introduction by Brian Herbert.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository | Abes


A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

Oct 2019

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike.

B&N exclusive: US leather-cloth-bound edition featuring a textured cover and colored endpapers.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Oct 2019

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike.

B&N exclusive: US hardback edition signed and hand-stamped by the author and featuring exclusive content and fan art.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab

Oct 2019

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike.

B&N exclusive: US hardback edition with metallic variant cover and an exclusive short story set in the Shades of Magic world from the author and fan art on endpapers.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Sep 2019

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after… So why can’t he get off the couch?

B&N exclusive: US hardback edition with exclusive endpapers designed by Kris Anka and a behind-the-scenes look with a chapter annotated by Rainbow Rowell.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight, illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse

Sep 2019

The quintessential friendship story between a boy and his dog.

B&N exclusive: US flexibound collector’s edition.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Sep 2019

Apollo’s journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. 

B&N exclusive: US hardback edition with full-color poster of an eerie scene in Tarquin’s tomb, and also the diary entries of a Camp Jupiter “probatio” who finds herself in the middle of an ancient Roman mystery.

Buy from Barnes & Noble


The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses #1) by Cassandra Clare

Mar 3, 2019

The first book in a new series that follows High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood as they tour the world after the Mortal War.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition bound in red wibalin with a striking, repeating pattern of the ‘Malec’ rune in navy foil. Also included is an exclusive chapter How Magnus and Catarina Met

Buy from Waterstones

➤ OOP. Check Abes or eBay


Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Dec 4, 2018

In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition bound in graphite wibalin with a striking, repeating pattern of the ‘Grace’ rune in red foil. Also included is a sneak peek into the upcoming The Red Scrolls of Magic

Buy from Waterstones

➤ OOP. Check Abes or eBay


Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare

May 23, 2017

Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, Emma has begun dating his brother, Mark.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition bound in grey wibalin with a repeating runic design in blue foil. hand-stamped with a rune that incorporates Cassandra Clare’s signature and include a deleted scene featuring Emma and Julian and an exclusive map from the Shadowhunters’ world.

Buy from Waterstones

➤ OOP. Check Abes or eBay


Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Oct 20, 2016

Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. 

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition bound in navy wibalin with a repeating runic design in gold foil. Includes a Mortal Instruments short story (the same one that is in the first editions), a written piece from Cassie about Emma’s LA, and a map. Signed edition limited to 1000 copies.

Buy from Waterstones

➤ OOP. Check Abes or eBay


Brambly Hedge [35th Anniversary] by Jill Barklem

HarperCollins. April 2016

Picture book. An omnibus edition containing all eight well-loved, classic picture books featuring the mice of Brambly Hedge.

35th Anniversary: UK hardback edition in slipcase, with gilded cover accents.

Find it at Amazon | Amazon AU | Book Depository


Beautiful Books