I’ve heard people question why others get so excited over signed books, and my answer is, “How do you not get excited over signed books??” I’ve definitely been the person who bought an extra copy of Looking for Alaska by John Green simply because it was signed. I once waited four hours to get books signed by Neil Gaiman, and I have traveled way too far, way too many times, to have things autographed by Scott Westerfeld. (I’m a bit obsessed.) I love the experience of meeting an author—ideally—but there’s also just something special about having a copy that’s signed. Yes, I don’t know why. I don’t question it. I just keep collecting them.
So, without further ado, for my fellow signed-book lovers, here are ten of my favorite autographed books on my shelves.