I’ve never been a huge special edition collector. It just wasn’t something I was into. But now I have a room dedicated to my books and I would love to have some special editions of a few of my favorites. The good news for my wallet is that I don’t have a ton of extra space on my shelves, so I can only fit a few at the moment. Here are a few special edition books that have caught my eye.
John Steinbeck California Field Collection
This is totally at the top of my list. I absolutely adore them. Obviously, John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors, so I would love to have this collection. Juniper Books has some of the most beautiful special editions ever. There are a ton of others I would love to have, but again I’m limited on space.
This edition of Wuthering Heights is stunning! I would love to add it to my shelf. I found it while I was browsing on Books-a-Millions website. It actually gave me the idea for this post. I believe in the description it said that is was published by Chiltern Publishing.
A Song of Ice and Fire
When this leather bound collection first came out I didn’t love them. However, I look at them every time I visit a book store. I’ve really grown to like them. A Song of Ice and Fire is one of my favorite fantasy series, so I think it would be appropriate to have them on my shelf. And as far as special editions go, they are reasonably priced.
So those are a few of the special edition books that I’ve had my eye on. I still have a little bit of work to do before I actually have room for them, which means another unhaul is coming. But I have a question for all my special edition collectors out there. When you get a special edition set do you get rid of the actual set you read? Or do you keep both copies? Let me know. I see the benefits to doing both, but I do read some lengthy fantasies that would eat quickly away at my shelf space. Let me know in the comments.