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This page is an archive of “special editions” published in 2022 – a couple are OOP but most are still available to buy, so please enjoy perusing the titles!

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List last updated Mar 31, 2023.


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December 2022

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Queen of Myth and Monsters (Adrian X Isolde) by Scarlett St Clair

Dec 27, 2022

Fantasy. Isolde’s love for the vampire Adrian each other has cost Isolde her father and her homeland. With two opposing goddesses playing mortals and vampires like chess pieces against one another, Isolde is uncertain who her allies are in the vampire stronghold of Revekka.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with exclusive cover colourway, a sprayed edge, an extra chapter and a graphic novel short story.

Find it at Waterstones


B&N exclusive: US paperback with bonus chapter of Adrian and Isolde during the winter holidays, as well as an eight-page graphic novel interstitial of Adrian’s chapter of King of Battle and Blood. 

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Bullet that Missed (Thursday Murder Club) by Richard Osman

Dec 19, 2022

Osman’s beloved ageing investigators return in another captivating mystery that blends wry wit and deft characterisation with fast-paced, intricate plotting.

Dymocks exclusive: hardback with a fox stencilled edge plus an extra short story adventure with the beloved Shiraz-swilling, cake-making, cardigan-wearing Joyce.

Find it at Dymocks (Australia)
nb: seems to be the same as the UK Waterstones exclusive edition


Monstress Book Two by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Dec 13, 2022

Graphic novel. A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that’s made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power.

B&N exclusive: signed by Marjorie Liu and will include an exclusive cover and postcards featuring the artwork of series’ artist Sana Takeda.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Wordsworth Luxe Collection by various authors

Dec 15, 2022.

A new limited ‘deluxe’ collection of classics by Wordsworth publishing, with a hand-etched design with foil detail embossed on a linen cover, sprayed page edges, patterned end-papers and a silk ribbon marker.

Titles include

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery

 Find the Luxe Collection at Amazon | Book Depository

Monstress Book Two by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Dec 13, 2022

Graphic novel. A teenage girl struggles to overcome the trauma of war, a task that’s made all the more difficult by her mysterious psychic link to an eldritch monster of tremendous power.

B&N exclusive: signed by Marjorie Liu and will include an exclusive cover and postcards featuring the artwork of series’ artist Sana Takeda.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) by Robert Jordan

Dec 8, 2022.

Classic fantasy.

When their village is attacked by terrifying creatures, Rand al’Thor and his friends are forced to flee for their lives. An ancient evil is stirring, and its servants are scouring the land for the Dragon Reborn – the prophesised hero who can deliver the world from darkness. In this Age of myth and legend, the Wheel of Time turns. What was, what may be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Collector’s Edition: UK hardback with gold-foiled illustration on the front cover, exclusive gold-foil illustrations on both sides of the slipcase, an exclusive new Two Rivers illustration as front endpapers, the classic Wheel of Time world map as back endpapers, an exclusive foreword from international bestselling fantasy author Brent Weeks, plus sprayed edges, head and tail bands and a gold ribbon marker. Limited to 1000 copies.

Find at Orbit | Abes| eBay


The Story of Art Without Men by Katy Hessel

Dec 8, 2022.

A revisionist history of art that turns the limelight on female creativity and the way it has shaped and enriched our world.

Waterstones Exclusive: UK hardback signed by the author with slipcase.

Find at Waterstones

B&N Exclusive: US hardback signed by the author with a 5×7 color reproduction of 17th Century Dutch Artist Rachel Ruysch’s “Still Life With Flowers on a Marble Tabletop,” which Hessel discusses in the book..

Find at Barnes & Noble


Alone With You In The Ether by Olivie Blake

Dec 8, 2022.

A beautifully wrought romance about love, mental health and the damage we can inflict on others without meaning to.

Waterstones exclusive edition: UK hardback with honeycomb stencilled page edges.

Find at Waterstones


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Dec 6, 2022.

Multiple homicide, secret societies and some very disturbing occult practices abound in this Yale classroom.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with exclusive yellow colourway.

Find it at Waterstones


Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French

Dec 6, 2022.

The second story collection in the bestselling series that inspired the hit Netflix show.

Illustrated edition: Illustrated special edition by a range of artists.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


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


The Prison Healer [Australian LE] by Lynette Noni

Dec 1, 2022

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

Limited Edition: Exclusive luxe hardback edition with full colour character art work, two-colour printing on chapter headers and maps, a personal letter and other bonus content from the author, metallic sheen dust jacket and lock design on the case underneath.

Find it at Booktopia


November 2022

Tome of Beasts III LE by Jeff Lee et al

Nov 29, 2022.

A flock of ferocious monsters for 5th Edition DnD.

Limited Edition: Foil-stamped cover, deluxe endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Nov 29, 2022.

Eight hours. Six friends. Five survive.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with crime tape sprayed on the page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


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

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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


Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Nov 24, 2022

An iconic Hollywood star mysteriously chooses an unknown young journalist to chronicle her life story in this sumptuous tale of ambition, regret and forbidden love.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition with gold foiling and additional author letter.

Find it at Waterstones


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


A Message from Ukraine by Volodymyr Zelensky

Nov 24, 2022

Brings together President Volodymyr Zelensky’s powerful war speeches that reflect on his nation defending itself from Russian aggression and fighting for the values of the democratic world.

Waterstones exclusive: Includes an extra speech from President Zelensky and a speech from Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine.

Find it at Waterstones


Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Nov 22, 2022.

Deluxe edition of the modern classic that predicted the metaverse. Hiro lives in a Los Angeles where franchises line the freeway as far as the eye can see. The only relief from the sea of logos is within the autonomous city-states, where law-abiding citizens don’t dare leave their mansions. He spends most of his time goggled in to the Metaverse, where his avatar is legendary.

Deluxe edition: US hardback with new material and decorative endpapers.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Nov 22, 2022.

A retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War.

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback exclusive cover featuring gold foil, embossing and original art, turquoise stained page edges and colored endpapers.

Find at Barnes & Noble


Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A. F. Steadman

Nov 17, 2022.

A magical world full of courageous heroes and warrior unicorns in the first instalment of Steadman’s series, as young Skandar takes to the skies to battle a deadly enemy.

Waterstones “Autumn” Exclusive: Replacing the initial exclusive edition, this new special edition has sprayed edges, gold foil pattern, prologue of book two, note from the author and bonus information on the fire element.

Find it at Waterstones
➤ Find signed exclusive at Waterstones


The Dictionary of the Book by Sidney E. Berger

Nov 15, 2022.

The definitive glossary of the book covers all the terms needed for a thorough understanding of how books are made, the materials they are made of, and how they are described in the bookselling, book collecting, and library worlds.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


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


Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn, illustrated by Brittany Worsham

Nov 15, 2022

A clever, whimsical children’s book that covers themes of language, freedom and human dignity in an era of political oppression.

20th Anniversary edition: Hardback with illustrations.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


A Light in the Flame (Flesh & Fire #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Nov 15, 2022.

Fantasy romance.

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback with exclusive cover embossed with foil and spot gloss, and an afterword letter from the author.

Find at Barnes & Noble


Our Violent Ends (These Violent Delights #2) – Chloe Gong

Nov 10, 2022

After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on the warpath. One wrong move, and her cousin will step into usurp her place as the Scarlet Gang’s heir. The only way to save the boy she loves from the wrath of the Scarlets is to have him want her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. 

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with bronze sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


The Very Merry Murder Club – Serena Patel & Robin Stevens (eds)

Nov 10, 2022

A joyous anthology of Christmassy crime stories for young readers.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with decorative sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Gleanings (Arc of a Scythe) – Neal Shusterman

Nov 10, 2022

The Arc of a Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with extra short story.

Find it at Waterstones


A Restless Truth (Last Binding) – Freya Marske

Nov 10, 2022

Combines period novel, classic murder mystery and magical shenanigans in a page-turning romp set aboard an ocean liner.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with decorative sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


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



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 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.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository


Heart of the Sun Warrior (Celestial Kingdom #2) – Sue Lynn Tan

Nov 10, 2022

The conclusion to The Celestial Kingdom Duology sees Xingyin venture to unexplored lands of the Immortal Realm, as she battles the forces threatening to destroy everything she holds dear.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with purple sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones

★ Bonus: signed sprayed edge edition also available while stocks last


B&N exclusive: US hardback with a short story prequel to Daughter of the Moon Goddess, HOUYI AND THE TEN SUNS, a retelling of the Chinese legend of Hou yi, the Sun Warrior/Lord Archer plus colored end papers and a unique cover stamp.

➤ Find it at Barnes & Noble

The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff, decorated by E. H. Shepard.

Nov 10, 2022

The principles of Taoism demonstrated by Winnie-the-Pooh.

40th Anniversary edition: Quarter clothbound hardback with illustrations.

Find it 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 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 a bonus chapter: 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


Bloodmarked (Legendborn Cycle) – Tracy Deonn

Nov 8, 2022

 Bree uses her new powers to help rescue the boy she loves as the war between the demons and the Order reaches fever pitch.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with black stencilled design on blue sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Novelist as a Vocation – Haruki Murakami

Nov 8, 2022

Murakami’s musings on the peculiar profession of the novelist, discussing his own creative process as well as the role of novelists in society in characteristically luminous prose.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with white stencilled design on black sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Dawnlands (Fairmile #3) – Philippa Gregory

Nov 8, 2022

The third instalment of Gregory’s sweeping historical Fairmile saga finds Alinor enmeshed in intrigue as the spectre of civil war appears once more, forcing her to make some life-changing decisions.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with exclusive illustrated historical note from the author on the background of Monmouth and the Monmouth rebellions.

Find it at Waterstones

+ Signed exclusive edition while stocks last


Scattered Showers – Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Jim Tierney

Nov 8, 2022

Nine charming, witty love stories featuring princes, trolls, imaginary boys and the return of Simon Snow.

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

Find it at Waterstones


First printings of the trade editions of this book will also have special features, including duotone illustrations by Jim Tierney, patterned endpapers, a white ribbon bookmark and sky-blue stained page edges.

US Trade Edition: US hardback with pale blue sprayed page edges.

Find US at Amazon | Book Depository


UK Trade Edition: UK hardback with red sprayed page edges.

UK International Edition: UK hardback with clouds painted on the page edges.

***According to the author, these editions have the same ISBN, so it depends whether they were sourced from the UK or other countries. Please contact the shop to be sure you have the right edition before ordering!!)***

Find UK edition 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


Charm (Crave #5) – Tracy Wolff

Nov 8, 2022

When Grace finds herself trapped with the last guy she ever expected, who also happens to be the most obnoxious one she’s ever met, she can’t decide if she wants to kill him…or kiss him. Except she’ll need her enemy’s help if she wants to survive the mysterious Shadow Realm and save all the people she’s come to call family who live there.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with special-edition Dragon Court-themed endpapers, plus exclusive bonus content from Tracy Wolff that explores a brand-new dragon species and a never-before-seen bonus scene.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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



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.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Nov 8, 2022

Fantasy short stories from the Scythedom universe.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, includes an additional story from the Arc of the Scythe universe that cannot be found elsewhere, and a deluxe foil jacket.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Bloodmarked (Legendborn #2) by Tracy Deonn

Nov 8, 2022

Fantasy. The ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with bonus short story.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Stellarlune (Keeper of the Lost Cities #9) by Shannon Messenger

Nov 8, 2022

Fantasy. Her friends are divided and scattered, and the Black Swan wants Sophie to focus on their projects. But her instincts are leading her somewhere else.

Bonus: Order from B&N for a chance to win a prize pack.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with pull-out poster on the inside of the jacket, plus two elements with art drawn by author Shannon Messenger: an illustration on the case of the book and special endpapers.

Find it at Barnes & Noble

You might also be interested in checking out the preorder offers page for bonuses if you preorder this title


Murder Before Evensong – Rev Richard Coles

Nov 7, 2022.

Mystery. The sleepy parish of Champton descends into unexpected chaos, setting Canon Daniel Clement on a hunt for a murderer.

Waterstones exclusive: A new special edition, released for Christmas. Signed UK hardback, with a Christmas introduction from Richard and the first chapter of his next book (A Death in the Parish).

Find it at Waterstones


The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Nov 3, 2022

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall, Closes at Dawn.”

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with Q&A with the author.

Find  it at Waterstones


Murder Before Evensong – Rev Richard Coles

Sep 23, 2022.

Mystery. The sleepy parish of Champton descends into unexpected chaos, setting Canon Daniel Clement on a hunt for a murderer.

Waterstones exclusive: Signed UK hardback, with red, green or yellow sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

★ Find signed edition at Waterstones while stocks last


The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

Nov 3, 2022

“A story of subterranean libraries, hidden clues and wildly inventive magic it is also a story of the multiplicity of stories themselves and why they matter in navigating and understanding the choices we face.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with author essay on the influence of video games.

Find  it at Waterstones


Gild, Glint, & Gleam (Plated Prisoner) – Raven Kennedy

Nov 3, 2022

The first three books in the bestselling Plated Prisoner series – volumes sold individually.

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

Find Gild at Waterstones

Find Glint at Waterstones

Find Gleam at Waterstones


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


The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

Nov 1, 2022.

Set in the small town of Hemlock Falls, the novel follows Winnie, an exile from an ancient society that protects humanity from monsters and nightmares.

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback with an alternate cover with copper foiling, a unique case color and case stamp, and exclusive endpapers.

Find at Barnes & Noble


The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System (Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong, Vol. 4) by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu and Xiao Tong Kong

Nov 1, 2022.

A man reborn as a villain in a fantasy novel series ends up accidentally romancing the male protagonist in this fan-favorite tale.

B&N exclusive edition: US paperback with bonus fold-out insert bound into the book, featuring an exclusive color illustration by a special guest artist (different to the special edition).

Find at Barnes & Noble


Let It Go [Frozen] (Disney Twisted Tales) by Jen Calonita

Nov 1, 2022.

What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? A Disney Frozen retelling.

Collector’s Edition: Australian hardback with foiled cover and blue sprayed page edges.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository


The Cloisters by Katy Hays

Nov 1, 2022 / 19 Jan 2023

A circle of researchers uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters.

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

Find at Waterstones


B&N book club edition: US hardback with unique endpapers.

Find at Barnes & Noble


Going Rogue (Stephanie Plum #29) by Janet Evanovich

Nov 1, 2022.

Stephanie Plum’s latest adventure.

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback with foil-stamped case detail under the dust jacket, four-color endpapers and special author’s note.

Find at Barnes & Noble


The World We Make (Great Cities #2) – N. K. Jemisin

Nov 1, 2022

A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and “law and order” may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with altered colored cover and a Q&A with the author.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera

Nov 1, 2022

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Collector’s edition: Hardback with a never-before-seen short story, a letter from the author, and a “special effect” on the cover.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


See also the sequel The First to Die at the End (October 2022)

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Mr Boddington’s Studio

Nov 1, 2022

Picture book. The classic rhyme with delightful illustrations by Mr Boddington’s Studio.

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

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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 original 4-color artwork as well as foil stamping, 4-color endpapers, and gilded page edges.

Find at Amazon | Book Depository


October 2022

Empire of the Vampire [Illustrated edition] by Jay Kristoff, illustrated by Bon Orthwick

Oct 27, 2022

Fantasy. Colour illustrated edition.

Illustrated edition: UK hardback, colour illustrations and foiled cover.hea

*(Updated July 14 with new ISBN) 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones


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 it at Paul Kidby’s Website


Solo Leveling Comic Box Set by Dubu (RediceStudio) & Chugong

Oct 25, 2022

Volumes 1-5. Gates connecting to dungeons of monsters have sporadically started opening out of nowhere, awakening strange and hidden powers in some to fight the monsters. Our MC may be one of those hunters, but he is one of the weakest. Good thing he’s about to level up. 

B&N/Waterstones exclusive: Box set with exclusive foldout poster 

Find it at Barnes & Noble | Waterstones


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


UK edition: Hardback edition by HarperCollins.

Find it at Amazon | Book 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


No Plan B (new Jack Reacher #3) by Lee & Andrew Child

Oct 25, 2022.

Thriller. Reacher finds himself probing the expansive conspiracy behind an apparent suicide.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with red sprayed page edges, coloured endpapers, foiled case design on the boards, and bonus content.

Find it at Waterstones

★ Signed exclusive edition while stock lasts at Waterstones


It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover

Oct 18, 2022.

Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favourite Atlas’ side of the story and shares what comes next

Waterstones exclusive edition: UK hardback with water stencilled page edges.

Find at Waterstones


WHSmith exclusive edition: UK hardback with yellow sprayed page edges.

Find at WHSmith


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…

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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.

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

Find it at your local Indie


B&N exclusive: US hardback, with an essay detailing how a night spent at the seaside home where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield inspired the direction for the author’s new novel Demon Copperhead.

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The Wind in the Willows [Heirloom Edition] by Kenneth Grahame, illustrated by Don Daily

Oct 18, 2022

Picture book. A newly illustrated edition of the classic tale [abridge].

Heirloom edition: Slipcased hardback with ribbon marker.

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Maybe by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Gabriella Barouch

Oct 18, 2022

Picture book. A reminder that you are unique, and that you were meant for incredible things.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with exclusive illustrations, new cover, behind the scenes sketches and new endpapers.

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The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Oct 15, 2022

A moving narrative of a father and son traversing a ravaged post-apocalyptic landscape.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with grey sprayed page edges.

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Einstein the Penguin: The Case of the Fishy Detective – Iona Rangeley, illustrated by David Tazzyman

Oct 13, 2022

Imogen and Arthur have been missing their friend, the penguin, Einstein, since he went back to Australia. So when an opportunity for him to return arises, they jump at the chance. But then Einstein and his friend Isaac are kidnapped.

Independent Bookshop exclusive: UK hardback, with green sprayed page edges.

Find it at your local Indie


The Arctic Railway Assassin (Adventures on Trains) – M.G. Leonard & Sam Sedgman

Oct 13, 2022

Hal and Uncle Nat are on the night train to the Arctic Circle with a sinister figure pursuing the stunning locomotive.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with train tracks sprayed on the page edges.

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Sixteen Souls – Rosie Talbot

Oct 13, 2022

Queer romance threads through the gripping story of a European city being stripped of its spirits.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with aqua sprayed page edges.

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Vespertine – Margaret Rogerson

Oct 13, 2022

Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, tasked with cleansing the bodies of the dead so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a hunger for the living. When her convent is attacked, Artemisia defends it by awakening a revenant. Wielding this ancient spirit’s extraordinary power almost consumes her – but only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a revenant, has any chance of saving Loraille.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with blue sprayed page edges.

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The Other Ones – Fran Hart

Oct 13, 2022

Sal lives in a haunted house. He longs to be ordinary, but when the strangest of strangers arrives on his doorstep – a fellow outcast called Pax – his life grows even more complicated. Sal goes on to develop an unlikely friendship with Pax, whose love for all things spooky drew him to the house and its inhabitants. But as the two grow closer, the true nature of the hauntings is gradually revealed.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with Autumn leaves stencilled on green sprayed page edges.

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The Book of Legends – Lenny Henry, illustrated by Keenon Ferrell

Oct 13, 2022

Middle grade. Bran and Fran love living with their mum, who is the storyteller at the Once Upon a Wow bookstore in their small Midlands town. But when mum goes missing and her stories turn out to be a portal to another world, they’re going to have a huge, magical adventure on their hands.

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

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The Christmas Competition  (The Christmas Carrolls) – Mel Taylor-Bessent, illustrated by Selom Sunu

Oct 13, 2022

A Christmas book about kindness and cheer.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with Christmas decorations stencilled onto green sprayed page edges.

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Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries – Kate Mosse

Oct 13, 2022

A celebration of unheard and under-heard women’s history.

Independent Bookstore edition: UK hardback, signed by the author with decorative sprayed green page edges. 

Find it at your local Indie such as Bert’s Books


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. . 

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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.

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A Heart Full of Headstones (Inspector Rebus #24) by Ian Rankin

Oct 13, 2022.

Mystery. The brand new John Rebus thriller from the iconic Number One Bestseller Ian Rankin.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with exclusive short story.

Find it at Waterstones

Signed exclusive copies also available while stocks last at Waterstones


Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, illustrated by Tom de Freston

Oct 13, 2022

Middle grade fantasy. A young fox and a girl seeking her mother join forces on an unforgettable Arctic adventure.

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

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A Spell of Trouble by Trini Tinture

Oct 13, 2022

Graphic novel/fantasy. Popular, rich and great at school, Carrie lives a charmed life – because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she’s a witch! A comedy classic from British girls’ comic Jinty.

Waterstones limited edition: UK hardback with a bonus story.

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Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

Oct 11, 2022

Charged with Moore’s distinctive brand of urbane mysticism, the stories collected in Illuminations range from the four horsemen of the apocalypse to the big bang and are guaranteed to astound and intrigue.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback signed by the author with illustrated endpapers, an all new Henry-POV chapter, and prink sprayed page edges.

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Collector’s edition: Hardback with illustrated endpapers, an all new Henry-POV chapter, and more.

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Australian collector’s edition: Hardback with illustrated endpapers, firework sprayed edges an all new Henry-POV chapter, and more.

Find it at Dymocks


Illuminations – Alan Moore

Oct 11, 2022

Charged with Moore’s distinctive brand of urbane mysticism, the stories collected in Illuminations range from the four horsemen of the apocalypse to the big bang and are guaranteed to astound and intrigue.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with sprayed page edge design.

Find it at Waterstones

Find signed edition at Waterstones


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


ExtraOrdinary [Anniversary Edition] by V. E. Schwab

Oct 11, 2022

Graphic novel. A teenager gains the ability to see people’s deaths in reflective surfaces.

Anniversary edition: Includes the special World Comic Book Day, issue #0, which serves as a primer on Eli Ever.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Note: The previously released Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition is also still available.


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

Lore Olympus #3 by Rachel Smythe

Oct 11, 2022

Graphic novel. As Persephone contemplates her future, Hades struggles with his past, falling back into toxic habits in Minthe’s easy embrace. 

Barnes & Noble exclusive: US hardback with bonus short story.

Find it at B&N


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

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


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

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


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.

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What Just Happened? Dispatches from Turbulent Times by Marina Hyde

Oct 6, 2022.

A humorous account of post-referendum Britain, wrapping genuine anger and indignation in the sharpest of one-liners.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with with exclusive extra interview with Marina by John Crace.

Find it at Waterstones


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)

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Oct 6, 2022

Sylvia Plath’s groundbreaking semi-autobiographical novel offers an intimate, honest and often wrenching glimpse into mental illness.

Illustrated edition: UK hardback, illustrated by Beya Rebai. 

Find it 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. 

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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 Book of Tea Boxed Set – Judy I Lin

Oct 4, 2022

A limited edition boxed set containing the B&N exclusive edition of A Magic Steeped in Poison and a new exclusive edition of Venom Dark and Sweet.

B&N exclusive: US hardback boxed set, with each book including foil type on the jacket, a unique case stamp, and character art endpapers.

Find it at Barnes & Noble

Or find A Venom Dark and Sweet B&N Exclusive at Barnes & Noble


Verse Chorus Monster! – Graham Coxon

Oct 4, 2022


Among the noise and clamour of the Britpop era, Blur co-founder Graham Coxon managed to carve out a niche to become one of the most innovative and respected guitarists of his generation.

Independent Bookshop Exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author, limited to 500 copies, foiled slipcase, printed endpapers and bonus tote bag.

Find it at your local UK Indie, such as Bookabookshop


The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond – Amanda Glaze

Oct 4, 2022

Edie and Violet Bond know the truth about death. The seventeen-year-old twins are powerful mediums, just like their mother—Violet can open the veil between life and death, and Edie can cross into the spirit world. But their abilities couldn’t save them when their mother died and their father threatened to commit them to a notorious asylum.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with bonus content including an epilogue chapter and a scene annotated by the author, as well as a custom case and unique endpapers.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

Oct 4, 2022.

A coming-of-queer-age story, set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage.

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback with alternate color palette and foil type on the jacket, a foil stamped quotation on the cloth case, specially designed endpapers, and an essay from the author .

Find at Barnes & Noble


The Night Ship by Jess Kidd

Oct 4, 2022

Based on a real-life event, an epic historical novel that illuminates the lives of two characters: a girl shipwrecked on an island off Western Australia and, three hundred years later, a boy finding a home with his grandfather on the very same island.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition with sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones


B&N exclusive: US hardback edition with green sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Convergence (Star Wars: High Republic) – Zoraida Córdova

Oct 4, 2022

The next adventure in the High Republic, expanding the new era of Star Wars, with a story set generations before Light of the Jedi.

B&N exclusive: US hardback includes a mini double-sided fold-out poster featuring concept art of the two Republic Chancellors, Kyong Greylark and Orlen Mollo..

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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 very similar to the 2019 special edition, with a different colored cover).

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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 alternative foiled cover.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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


September 2022

Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest – Aisling Fowler, illustrated by Sophie Medvedeva

Sep 29, 2022

A courageous young Huntling braves the forbidding Northern forests in search of a missing girl in a richly imagined prehistoric world.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with a forest scene sprayed on the page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Hare House – Sally Hinchcliffe

Sep 29, 2022

‘A slice of wintry folk horror featuring witchcraft, curses and incipient madness.’

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with a golden hare and stars stencilled on black sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Picture You Dead – Peter James

Sep 29, 2022

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace finds himself plunged into an unfamiliar and rarefied world of fine art.

Independent bookstore exclusive: UK hardback, with handcuffs of orange black sprayed page edges.

Find it at your local Indie


Dragon Destiny (Dragon Realms) – Katie & Kevin Tsang

Sep 29, 2022

The series climax finds our intrepid heroes seeking a mysterious Hidden Realm for the dragons after their existence is revealed to the human world.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with purple dragon scales sprayed on the page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


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: Reversible dust jacket.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Signed collector’s edition at Waterstones


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


The Haunting Season by Various Authors

Sep 29, 2022.

Eight bestselling, award-winning authors contributed to this spellbinding collection of original spine-tingling tales.

Waterstones exclusive edition: UK paperback with navy sprayed page edges.

Find at Waterstones


A Pocketful of Happiness – Richard E Grant

Sep 29, 2022.

Memoir. Born out of his late wife’s entreaty to Grant to find a pocketful of happiness in each day, this memoir tracks back and forth through the actor’s career, entwining juicy showbiz gossip with uplifting reflections on hope and everyday joy.

Special edition: Signed by the author with pink sprayed page edges.

Check your local Indie such as Big Green Bookshop


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


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 it at Waterstones


Shrines of Gaiety – Kate Atkinson

Sep 27, 2022

Evoking the bohemian atmosphere of Jazz Age as it tells the story of Nellie Croker, queen of the capital’s nightlife.

Waterstone’s Exclusive edition: UK hardback, signed by the author with exclusive endpapers. 

Find it at Waterstones


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. 

Find it 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 it at Waterstones


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 it 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 it at Barnes & Noble


Kingdom of the Feared (Kingdom of the Wicked #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Little, Brown. Sep 27, 2022.

Fantasy. Two curses. One prophecy. A reckoning all have feared. And a love more powerful than fate. All hail the king and queen of Hell.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with decorative endpapers and red sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with a “spicy bonus chapter” from Envy’s POV and a unique cover.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Sep 22, 2022

Under the influence of a charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at a New England college discover a way of thought and life a world away from their banal contemporaries. But their search for the transcendent leads them down a dangerous path, beyond human constructs of morality.

30th Anniversary Edition: UK hardback,.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Signed limited edition at Waterstones while stocks last


Less is Lost – Andrew Sean Greer

Sep 22, 2022

Our hapless hero embarks on a hilarious literary tour of the United States in the company of an ever-changing cast of colourful characters, a black pug called Dolly and a rusty camper van.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with exclusive short stories

Find it at Waterstones


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


Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

Sep 15, 2022

The medic and author of the mega-selling This is Going to Hurt reflects on what happened after he left the NHS frontline.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with exclusive bonus content. 

Find it at Waterstones


The Little Match Girl Strikes Back – Emma Carroll and Lauren Child

Sep 15, 2022

A feminist reworking of the Hans Christian Andersen classic.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the authors with a red ribbon bookmark.

Find it at Waterstones


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


Landlines by Raynor Winn

Sep 15, 2022

Documents the author and her husband Moth’s walk from the north-west corner of Scotland down the south-west coast path, reflecting on community and the environment along the way.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, contains bonus chapter from Raynor and exclusive endpapers.

Find it at Waterstones


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 it at Waterstones

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

Find it at your local UK Indie such as Fox Lane Books


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


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


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…

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer

Sep 13, 2022.

Fantasy. The kingdom of Kandala narrowly avoided catastrophe, but the embers of revolution still simmer. While King Harristan seeks a new way to lead, Tessa and Prince Corrick attempt to foster unity between rebels and royals.

B&N exclusive: US hardback signed by Brigid Kemmerer, includes bonus commentary by the author and has a unique cover and case stamp.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

Sep 13, 2022

Wisdom about the do’s and don’ts of making financial decisions.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with special cover design and includes a bonus chapter from the author.. 

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.

Find US edition at Amazon | Book Depository

Find UK edition at Amazon | Book Depository


What If? 2 by Randall Munro

Sep 13, 2022

More serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions – from cooling the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer doors to making a lava lamp out of actual lava.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with a bonus exclusive cartoon.

Find it at Waterstones


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 it at Amazon | Book Depository


[Potential Waterstones exclusive]: Note that the publisher mentioned in a deleted post that a Waterstones exclusive was anticipated, but it has not been formally announced, so at this stage it seems likely that it was abandoned.

➤ 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


Once Upon A Broken Heart – Stephanie Garber

Sep 13, 2022

Fantasy romance. For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in true love and happy endings…until she learns that the love of her life will marry another.

B&N Exclusive: Reissue of original exclusive (but unsigned). US hardback with unique cover and case stamp, includes a bonus epilogue and an interview between two characters.

► Buy from Barnes & Noble



This Savage Song Collector’s Ed by V. E. Schwab

Sep 9, 2022

The two young heirs of a divided city forge an uneasy alliance after a vicious incident that threatens both their futures.

Collector’s Edition: UK hardback edition with red counting hatches stencilled on the page edges. 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

Sep 9, 2022

Fantasy steeped in Chinese mythology, the enchanting power of brewing tea, and a magical tournament to decide a country’s fate.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback edition with purple sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones


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


Iron Widow – Xiran Jay Zhao

Sep 8, 2022

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises – giant transforming robots that battle aliens beyond the Great Wall. It doesn’t matter that their female co-pilots are expected to serve as concubines and often die from the mental strain.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with red sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


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


Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Sep 6, 2022

A spellbinding story of mysterious houses, parallel worlds and reluctant heroes as an ordinary high school kid discovers a portal to a universe populated by classic fairy tale archetypes.

UK exclusives: Regular 1st/1st has navy boards. indie bookshop edition has aqua boards, WH Smith has purple boards, and all have a quote on the spine. Signed, limited edition is in a slipcase.

Find it at your local Indie (make sure you get a first edition, first printing).


US Special Edition: US hardback with decorative endpapers and gilded page edges.

 Find it at Simon and Schuster

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Sep 6, 2022

The first installment of an electric Mexican-inspired fantasy duology, in which semidioses compete in a series of trials with world-altering stakes.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with exclusive cover and annotated chapter. 

Find it at Barnes & Noble


A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J. Maas

Sep 6, 2022

After years following the epic journey of Feyre, her sister Nesta finally takes center stage in this highly anticipated tale all her own.

B&N exclusive: US paperback with a special cover featuring a mask accentuated with foil and spot gloss, and a second printing of the bonus scene featuring Feyre and Rhys.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Court of the Vampire Queen – Katee Robert

Sep 6, 2022

Fantasy. Three powerfully alluring vampire men, and one queen to rule them all.

B&N exclusive: US paperback, with three original illustrations, an additional scene and author annotations and commentary throughout the book.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Spy School: Project X – Stuart Gibbs

Sep 6, 2022

Middle grade. Ben Ripley races against time and across state lines—by car, train, boat, and plane—to avoid his new cyber enemies and track down Murray Hill.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with foiled dust jacket and 10 pages of ‘top ten lists’ bonus content.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Grimwood: Let the Fur Fly – Nadia Shireen

Sep 1, 2022

Our favourite fox cub siblings embark on a mission to save the forest from the machinations of the mayor of neighbouring Twinklenuts.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with orange foxes stencilled on yellow sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Sep 1, 2022

The bestselling Inheritance Games trilogy concludes as Avery is drawn into one last, deadly confrontation before the Hawthorne billions can finally be hers.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with green sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


The Lost Girl King – Catherine Doyle

Sep 1, 2022

Takes the legend of Tír na nÓg as a jumping off point for richly imagined and sophisticated fantasy.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with purple sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


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 it at Waterstones


Winnie and Wilbur (Winnie the Witch 35th Anniversary) by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

Sep 1, 2022

This anniversary edition celebrates 35 years of the original Winnie and Wilbur adventure.

Anniversary edition: UK hardback with forewords by the author and illustrator, a gallery of Winnie and Wilbur’s most magical memories, and sketches from Korky Paul’s studio.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository

Find signed edition at Waterstones


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


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 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


Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White

Sep 1, 2022

Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.

Learn more about the Puffin Clothbound series…

Puffin Clothbound edition: UK hardback with foiled cover.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Tales of the Greek Heroes – Roger Lancelyn Green

Sep 1, 2022

Discover the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.

Learn more about the Puffin Clothbound series…

Puffin Clothbound edition: UK hardback with foiled cover.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Timberdark (Wranglestone #2) – Darren Charlton

Sep 1, 2022

Middle grade. Peter and Cooper are in even greater danger as they attempt to decipher the sinister eponymous codeword before the Dead mount their next assault.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with decorative sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris

Sep 1, 2022

Historical thriller. A dramatic manhunt for the murderers of King Charles I.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with exclusive endpapers and ribbon bookmark.

Find it at Waterstones


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 signed, limited deluxe edition: UK hardback signed by the author with a slipcase, cover featuring a foiled family crest, exclusive endpapers, a sequentially numbered designed page and more.

➤ Find DLE at Waterstones

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.

Find exclusive at Waterstones


B&N exclusive: US hardback with exclusive essay and designed endpapers.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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


Amari and the Great Game by BB Alston

Sep 1, 2022.

YA fantasy. Between the fearsome new Head Minister’s strict anti-magician agenda, fierce Junior Agent rivalries, and her brother Quinton’s curse steadily worsening, Amari’s plate is full. But a leadership challenge sparks the start of the Great Game, a competition to decide who will become the Night Brothers’ successor and determine the future of magiciankind.

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

Find it at Waterstones


August 2022

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

Aug 30, 2022.

Emilia is on a fierce mission to finally uncovered what happened to her sister.

Waterstones edition: UK paperback with blue sprayed page edges.

Find at Waterstones


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


Sarah Addison Allen – Other Birds

Aug 30, 2022

When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother’s apartment on Mallow Island, she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story, Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn’t written yet.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with unique cover and colored endpapers.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Night and its Moon by Piper CJ

Aug 30, 2022

Two orphans grow into powerful young women as they face countless threats to find their way back to each other.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with stained edges, gold foil and embossing on the cover. Also includes a novelette about the life, love, and backstory of Odrin the reever. 

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Goodnight Moon (75th Anniversary) by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

Aug 30, 2022

Picture book. A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his moonlit room. 

Anniversary edition: Slipcased US hardback.

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


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


The Final Gambit (Inheritance Games #3) – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Aug 30, 2022.

Fiction. To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House.

Barnes & Noble exclusive: US hardback with bonus short story ‘One Hawthorn Night’.

Find it at B&N


Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Aug 30, 2022

A legendary tennis player steps out of retirement in a determined bid to reclaim her grand slam winning record.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with exclusive endpapers and bonus content. 

Find it at Waterstones


Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Aug 23, 2022

A scientist has to collaborate with her handsome arch-enemy, with explosive results.

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

Find it at Waterstones


Lightlark – Alex Aster

Aug 23, 2022

YA fantasy. Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. Each ruler has something to hide. Each realm’s curse is uniquely wicked. To destroy the curses, one ruler must die.

B&N exclusive: US hardback “romance edition” includes an exclusive bonus chapter told from the POV of the protagonist’s love interest and a deluxe case featuring a full-color, alternate cover design.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


“Romance “Edition: (Appears to be the same as the B&N edition) hardback with an exclusive bonus chapter told from the POV of the protagonist’s love interest and a deluxe case featuring a full-color, alternate cover design.

Find it at Waterstones


Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

Aug 23, 2022

An electrifying thriller featuring newly minted US Marshall Andrea Oliver as she investigates a cold case with links to her father’s past.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with bonus essay by the author on the making of ‘Pieces of Her’ for Netflix. 

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Fox Creek (Cork O’Conner #19) – William Kent Krueger

Aug 23, 2022

Thriller. The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death. As he walks the Northwoods in solitude, he tries to prepare himself peacefully for the end of his long life. But peace is destined to elude him as hunters fill the woods seeking a woman named Dolores Morriseau, a stranger who had come to the healer for shelter and the gift of his wisdom.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, signed by the author and includes an original bonus essay.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


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


Genesis (Robert Hunter) – Chris Carter

Aug 18, 2022.

Thriller. Robert Hunter is called to one of the most vicious crime scenes he has ever attended. The disturbing nature of the murder is heightened when the autopsy reveals a poem, left by the killer, inside the body of their victim.

Waterstones exclusive: Signed by the author. Exclusive details TBC (likely sprayed page edges).

Find it at Waterstones


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, with a double-sided pull-out mini-poster featuring iconic images of Han and Leia.. 

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Girl Crush by Florence Given

Octopus. Aug 16, 2022.

Dark humour. Eartha embarks on a wild, weird and seductive modern-day exploration as she commences life as an openly bisexual woman whilst also becoming a viral sensation on Wonder Land; a social media app where people project their dream selves online.

Waterstones exclusive: Signed by the author with black sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


Sparring Partners [Limited Edition] by John Grisham

Doubleday. Aug 9, 2022.

A collection of three novellas: Jake Brigance returns; a death row inmate makes an unusual final request; and a dysfunctional legal family gets their day in court—but maybe not the way they envisioned it.

Limited edition: Leather-bound, signed and numbered, with printed endpapers, gold stamping, a slipcase, and a ribbon marker. 

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Alex Neptune: Dragon Thief – David Owen

Aug 4, 2022

Alex and his motley assortment of companions are on a mission to break a water dragon out of its aquarium prison.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with stencilled octopus tentacles on blue sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


The Color Purple [40th Anniversary] by Alice Walker

Aug 4, 2022

Fiction. The classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation.

Anniversary edition: UK hardback. (Exclusive features TBC, potentially just new jacket design?).

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra

Aug 2, 2022

The epic tale of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini’s Italy to 1940s Los Angeles.

B&N book club edition: US hardback, includes an essay from the author reflecting on the origins and the journey of writing Mercury Pictures Presents as well as a reader discussion guide.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


July 2022

Beasts of Ruin (Beasts of Prey #2) by Ayana Gray

Jul 28, 2022

Koffi and Ekon find themselves separated by land, sea and gods, striving to be reunited.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with purple sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones


Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

Jul 26, 2022

A banished princess is on a quest to track down her transformed cousins, inspired by the Grimm fairy tale The Six Swans.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with green sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones


Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Jul 26, 2022.

A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies

B&N exclusive edition: US hardback with a unique jacket and a customized case and endpapers.

Find at Barnes & Noble


The Family Remains (The Family Upstairs #2) – Lisa Jewell

Jul 21, 2022

A bag of human bones is linked back to the Chelsea mansion where a chilling crime was committed many years previously.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with yellow sprayed page edges, end papers and exclusive extra chapter.

Find it at Waterstones


Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

Jul 21, 2022

Fantasy. A top secret government department of witches confront a deadly threat to the nation.

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

Find it at Waterstones


Honey & Spice – Bolu Babalola

Jul 21, 2022

Romantic comedy. The sharp-tongued (and secretly soft-hearted) Kiki Banjo hosts the popular student radio show, Brown Sugar, and it is her mission to make sure the women who make up the Afro-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University do not fall into the mess of ‘situationships’, players and heartbreak. But when Kiki meets the distressingly handsome and charming newcomer Malakai Korede – whom she has publicly denounced as ‘The Wasteman of Whitewell’ – a clash embroils them in a fake relationship.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with deleted scene.

Find it at Waterstones


The Dawn of Yangchen (Chronicles of the Avatar #3) – F. C. Lee

Jul 19, 2022

Fantasy. Illuminates Avatar Yangchen’s journey from uncertain young woman to revered leader.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, with eight additional pages of character art and a cut scene with author commentary.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Jul 19, 2022

Science fiction. A reimagining of H.G. Wells’ classic fantasy, as an unexpected visitor spells danger for the sinister Doctor Moreau – and his questioning daughter Carlota.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with pink or green sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Jul 12, 2022

Thriller. Follows Hannah Jones on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

B&N exclusive: US hardback, includes a bonus chapter of an episode of the podcast.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell

Jul 14, 2022

A lyrically written and emotionally devastating account of the Bard’s only son.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with exclusive colourway. 

Find it at Waterstones

The King is Dead by Benjamin Dean

Jul 7, 2022

A suspenseful queer YA thriller featuring a teenage monarch targeted by one of his inner circle.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with yellow sprayed page edges. 

Find it at Waterstones


Glow (Plated Prisoner #4) by Raven Kennedy

Jul 7, 2022

The protagonist of the Plated Prisoner series navigates her precarious new life after taking a stand against King Midas.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback edition with yellow sprayed page edges and a bonus chapter. 

Find it at Waterstones


The Martyr (Pariah #2) by Anthony Ryan

Jul 7, 2022

Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge.

Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback edition with sprayed page edges. Signed by the author and numbered to a limitation of 250 copies.

Find it at Goldsboro


Second Place – Rachel Cusk

Jul 7, 2022

In search of meaning in her life, a woman invites an artist to stay with her in a study of the redemptive and destructive powers of art.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with alternate cover. 

Find it at Waterstones


Boy Friends – Michael Pedersen

Jul 7, 2022

Memoir. An intimate and original memoir of love, grief and male friendship.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with bonus Q&A with the author.

Find it at Waterstones


Bunny vs Monkey: Rise of the Maniacal Badger by Jamie Smarts

Jul 7, 2022

Graphic novel. Bunny and Monkey are forced to team up to defeat a new foe with designs on the Woods

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with 16 pages of bonus content.

Find it at Waterstones


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


Long Live the Pumpkin Queen (Night Before Christmas) by Shea Ernshaw

Jul 7, 2022.

Sally Skellington is the official, newly-minted Pumpkin Queen after a whirlwind courtship with her true love, Jack, who Sally adores with every inch of her fabric seams — if only she could say the same for her new role as Queen of Halloween Town.

Barnes & Noble edition: US hardback with alternate dust jacket design and customised case stamp, with bonus content of Sally’s recipes.

Find it at B&N

Find standard edition at Amazon | Book Depository


Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Jul 5, 2022.

Two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with blue sprayed edges and exclusive endpapers).

Find it at Waterstones

B&N book club edition: US hardback includes a reading group guide plus pictures and transcriptions of the author’s handwritten notes for the book.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Lore Olympus, Volume 2 by Rachel Smythe

Jul 5, 2022.

Graphic novel. Persephone is struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods. Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with alternate cover (appears to be the same as B&N edition).

Find it at Waterstones


B&N exclusive: US hardback with original cover artwork of Hades and Persephone in the Underworld by author and illustrator Rachel Smythe.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Matrix by Lauren Groff

Jul 1, 2022

Born from a long line of female warriors and crusaders, yet too coarse for courtly life, Marie de France is cast from the royal court and sent to Angleterre to take up her new duty as the prioress of an impoverished abbey.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with exclusive short story Such Small Islands

Find it at Waterstones


Light Seekers by Femi Kayode

Jul 1, 2022

Crime. When three young students are brutally murdered in a Nigerian university town, their killings – and their killers – are caught on social media. The world knows who murdered them; what no one knows is why. As the legal trial begins, investigative psychologist Philip Taiwo is contacted by the father of one of the boys, desperate for some answers to his son’s murder. 

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with bonus essay.

Find it at Waterstones


Middlemarch (150th Anniversary Edition) by George Eliot

Jul 1, 2022.

Classic fiction.

Dorothea is bright, beautiful and rebellious. Lydgate is the ambitious new doctor in town. Both of them long to make a positive difference in the world. But their stories do not proceed as expected and both they, and the other inhabitants of Middlemarch, must struggle to reconcile themselves to their fates and find their places in the world.

Anniversary edition: UK hardback gift edition with new introduction by Zadie Smith

Find it at Amazon | Book Depository


June 2022

Complicit by Winnie M Li

Jun 30, 2022

“My name is Sarah Lai. You won’t have heard of me. A decade ago I was on the cusp of being a big deal. But that was a long time ago. Now, instead of working in Hollywood, I teach students about it.”

Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback edition with sprayed page edges. Signed by the author and numbered (limitation TBC).

Find it at Goldsboro


Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert

Jun 30, 2022

Secrets, lies, bad choices, witchcraft and mystery.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with orange sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones


This Vicious Grace – Emily Thiede

Jun 28, 2022

Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches..

B&N exclusive: US hardback, unique case, case stamp, and endpapers.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Jun 28, 2022

Fantasy. A young woman makes a dangerous bargain with the manipulative Prince of Hearts to snare the one she loves.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback featuring the ‘Jacks’ (blue) colourway, inside cover printing and flaps with character quotes and “hidden” images.

Find it at Waterstones


Shadow of the Sith (Star Wars) by Adam Christopher

Jun 28, 2022

Science fiction. Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in a tale set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

B&N exclusive: US hardback includes a mini fold-out poster featuring original artwork of Luke Skywalker’s fearsome Sith adversary.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


Blade Breaker (Realm Breaker #2) by Victoria Aveyard

Jun 28, 2022.

Fantasy. Corayne is forced to raise an army to defeat the evil machinations of Queen Erida and her lethal campaign of opening nightmarish portals.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with decorative stencil design on red sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

★ Find signed exclusive edition at Waterstones


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 Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

Jun 23, 2022.

The opening instalment of a new fantasy series set in a kingdom where a set of trials to determine the land’s new rulers threatens to unleash bloody revolution.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback, with red sprayed page edges and bonus short story.

Find it at Waterstones


Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby

Jun 23, 2022.

Historical fiction.

Anne Sharpe, a young governess, forms a firm friendship with Jane Austen.

Waterstones exclusive: Signed UK hardback, with decorative sprayed page edges and exclusive end papers.

Find it at Waterstones


Murder Before Evensong – Rev Richard Coles

Jun 23, 2022.

Mystery. The sleepy parish of Champton descends into unexpected chaos, setting Canon Daniel Clement on a hunt for a murderer.

Waterstones exclusive: Signed UK hardback, with red, green or yellow sprayed page edges.

Find it at Waterstones

★ Find signed edition at Waterstones while stocks last


Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

Jun 21, 2022.

A young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father.

Forbidden Planet exclusive edition: UK hardback with red sprayed page edges. First 250 preorder also come with exclusive art card

Find at Forbidden Planet


The House Across the Lake – Riley Sager

Jun 21, 2022

Thriller. Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of bourbon, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. But their marriage isn’t as perfect and placid as it first appears.

B&N exclusive: US hardback with bonus chapter by the author, showing life on the other side of the lake.

Find it at Barnes & Noble


The Gone and the Forgotten by Clare Whitfield

Jun 16, 2022

Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel.

Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback edition with sprayed page edges. Signed by the author and numbered to a limitation of 500 copies.

Find it at Goldsboro


Penguin Classics Marvel Collection by Various Authors

Jun 14, 2022

A new Penguin Classics ‘Marvel Collection’ that presents the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy..

Deluxe Hardcovers: The Deluxe Hardcover editions feature gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-color art throughout.

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The Botanist by M. W. Craven

Jun 10, 2022

Detective Sergeant Washington Poe can count on one hand the number of friends he has. But then caustic pathologist Estelle Doyle is accused of murder and asks for his help. 

Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback edition with sprayed page edges. Signed by the author and numbered to a limitation of 250 copies.

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I’m A Fan by Sheena Patel

Jun 9, 2022

A single speaker bares all about the unequal, unfaithful man she wants to be with—and her obsession with another woman he sleeps with. Is she a stalker, a victim, an outsider, a fighter—or just a fan?

Foyles exclusive: UK hardback, signed by the author with black and gold glitter binding. Limited to 1000 copies.

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The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

Jun 9, 2022

Cristabel Seagrave has always wanted her life to be a story, but there are no girls in the books in her dusty family library. For an unwanted orphan who grows into an unmarriageable young woman, there is no place at all for her in a traditional English manor.

Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with dark blue sprayed page edges. 

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Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Jun 9, 2022.

England, 1866. When Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders arrives in a coastal village, Nell soon catches the showman’s eye. Shunned by her community because of the birthmarks speckling her skin, to Jasper she is a prize – she could be his very own leopard girl. But how to make her his?

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

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The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin

Jun 9, 2022

McIlvanney’s pioneering Laidlaw series of crime novels proved an immense inspiration to Ian Rankin and now the creator of Rebus completes his idol’s last, unfinished novel – and Laidlaw’s origin story – in reverent yet typically compelling prose.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with green sprayed page edges.

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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun – Tolá Okogwu

Jun 9, 2022

Middle grade fantasy. A British-Nigerian girl discovers her curls have psychokinetic abilities.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback, with blue sprayed page edges.

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The Cambridge Centenary Ulysses by James Joyce, edited by Catherine Flynn

Jun 9, 2022.

Fiction/Literary criticism. A facsimile of the 1922 Shakespeare & Company text annotated with everything needed to understand this famous but intimidating text: images, maps, footnotes, and introductory essays by eighteen leading Joyceans.

Centenary edition: Hardback edition.

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Sharpe’s Assassin by Bernard Cornwell

Jun 9, 2022

Historical fiction. Sharpe is dispatched to a new battleground: the maze of Paris streets where lines blur between friend and foe. And in search of a spy, he will have to defeat a lethal assassin determined to kill his target or die trying.

Waterstones exclusive: UK paperback with exclusive content.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone [25th Anniversary Edition] by JK Rowling

Jun 9, 2022.

YA fantasy. The first book in the Harry Potter series follows Harry Potter as he discovers his magical heritage on his eleventh birthday, and heads off to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Anniversary edition: UK hardback commemorative edition with the original 1997 cover design featuring artwork by Thomas Taylor. The anniversary sticker is removable, and bonus content includes silver foiling and the original hand-drawn Hogwarts crest. This edition will be available for one year only.

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Nightcrawling – Leila Mottley

Jun 7, 2022

Contemporary fiction. Seventeen-year-old Kiara must navigate the darkest corners of the adult world to keep those she loves safe.

Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback, signed and numbered with decorative stencilled page edges. Limited to 500 copies.

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Waterstones exclusive: UK hardback with stripy sprayed page edges.

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For the Throne (For the Wolf #2) by Hannah Whitten

Jun 7, 2022.

Fantasy. Red’s sister Neve is trapped in a mysterious land of twisted roots, lost gods, and mountains made of bone, and the only clues to her rescue are a magic mirror and a dark prince who wants to bring the whole thing crumbling down. 

B&N exclusive: US hardback with original story and a Q&A from the author and illustrated endpapers.

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Akira: Art of Wall by Katsuhiro Otomo

Jun 7, 2022.

Manga. Akira author Katsuhiro Otomo worked with artist Kosuke Kawamura to enrobe a Tokyo city block in a collage of gripping moments from the manga that revolutionized an art form. Then, over the next two years, he did it twice more. The result: three electifying compilations of Otomo’s art, meandering across the city.

Collector’s edition: Silver foil-coated collector’s box presents an exquisite reproduction of Otomo and Kawamura’s work, with nearly 75 feet of illustrations in three accordion-bound volumes. A fourth volume includes an exclusive interview with Otomo and Kawamura, as well as photographs of the original exhibition. Rounding out the box is a dramatic, 16.5×23.4-inch poster.

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Thor: Collector’s Edition by Marvel

Jun 4, 2022

Fantasy (cinematic retelling). Before he became one of our planet’s finest defenders, Thor was once just an arrogant royal from another realm. The Prince of Asgard’s arrogance broke the peace between two realms and for that, he is banished to Earth to live with humans.

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

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The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray

Jun 2, 2022

In a disintegrating and increasingly lawless land, a young man is travelling north.

Goldsboro exclusive: UK hardback edition, signed and numbered with yellow sprayed page edges, limited to 500 copies. 

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You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

June 2, 2022.

Romance. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime: Feyi is about to be given the chance to escape the City’s blistering heat for a dream island holiday: poolside cocktails, beach sunsets, and elaborate meals. A