Goldsboro Books is my favourite bookseller and the reason why I have so many beautiful new books. Based in London, Goldsboro specialises in modern, signed, first-editions. They were the only bookshop in the world to have signed copies of J.K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Goldsboro also runs an amazing Book of the Month club. Members receive a signed, first edition book every month, chosen by Goldsboro. I have been a member for 18 months and have never been disappointed by the selection. I’ve often fallen in love with new authors, plus members receive a 10% discount which is a great incentive to buy more books!
In addition, Goldsboro frequently releases exclusive editions of upcoming books (but be warned these can sell out fast!). I purchased the limited edition Caraval from them and it was absolutely beautiful, with sprayed gold edges. Other limited editions that I’ve particularly loved are Sleeping Giants, Dark Matter, and The Nix. The first two were BOTM selections and went on to become hugely popular. I probably would have missed them if it hadn’t been for Goldsboro. I’m really looking forward to the selection for June – a limited edition of Godblind by Anna Stephens. The cover looks so intriguing and it’s also going to have sprayed edges so I can’t wait to add it to my collection (buy it here).
I currently have three pre-orders with Goldsboro and a wish-list a mile long.
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel (6th April)
The sequel to Sleeping Giants is a must-buy for me. Goldsboro are offering a limited edition with sprayed edges to match the first book so I had to have it for my collection!
Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott (18th May)
I hadn’t heard about this book until I saw it on Goldsboro. The cover immediately drew my attention and, by the time I’d finished reading the description, I had to pre-order it. I can’t wait to get my hands on this limited edition.
Spoils by Brian Van Reet
This debut novel is set during the Iraq war and focuses on eight weeks in the lives of a soldier and her captor. Using his first-hand experiences, Van Reet ‘shines a light on the uncertainty, fear and idealism that characterised the early days of one of the most important conflicts of our time’. This is another limited edition with sprayed edges.
To find out more about Goldsboro Books or to explore their wonderful selection of books, visit them at www.goldsborobooks.com. But, be warned, this may be the start of an addiction…