Paul Auster Books

The main collection isn’t for sale, but in the course of acquiring I sometimes wind up with duplicates, find copies in better condition or signed copies, or have to buy a set to get one item. Hence, surplus. Everything listed below is for sale. I don’t have a checkout option on this site but if you’re interested in something, contact me and we’ll figure it out. I accept checks, PayPal, or Venmo. Prices are firm, shipping is $5 unless it’s an oversized item, descriptions and photos are accurate. I take good care of my books and ship them wrapped carefully in padded boxes or envelopes.

A Tomb for Anatole

ISBN- 9780865471351

Price: $40

Near fine. Stiff white printed wraps with fine dust jacket, housed in a mylar jacket protector. First edition, thus. First printing. Translated by Paul Auster. A tight, crisp copy of this impactful collection.
North Point Press: San Francisco, Nov 1, 1983.

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Arabs & Israelis


Price: $50

Good. First edition, first printing. Hardback without dj (uncommon to find with jacket). Mild water toning to outer text block, slight warp to boards. Auster provides translation along with Lydia Davis. 223 pages.
Holmes & Meier: New York, 1975.

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Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story (2004 storybook edition)


Price: $15

Near fine. Illustrated boards with red sewn spine and joint. First edition, second printing. Beautifully illustrated throughout with drawings by the Argentine artist ISOL. The source material for Paul Auster's screenplay and the film Smoke.
Henry Holt and Co.: New York, 2004.

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Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story (US Limited Edition)


Price: $380

Fine quarter bound buckram and marbled hardcover boards, Zerkall mould-made paper. First edition. From a numbered edition of 450, 50 of which were bound in goatskin, 100 quarter bound in buckram, and 250 sewn into marbled papers. Even numbers issued in the US, odd numbers issued in the UK, this copy is #70, numbered and signed by Paul Auster. The source material for Paul Auster's screenplay and the film Smoke.
William Drenttel: New York, 1992.

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Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story: (Black Morocco leatherbound edition with slipcase)


Price: $380

Fine black Morocco leatherbound hardcover in fine hard marbled slipcase. From an edition of 450, 250 of which were sewn into marbled papers, 100 quarter bound in buckram, and 50 bound in goatskin, this copy is an out-of-series (unnumbered) example of the latter 50. Printed at the Libanus Press in Marlborough, England on Zerkall mould-made paper. A beautiful and collectible item. The source material for Paul Auster's screenplay and the film Smoke.
Peter Baldwin at The Delos Press: Birmingham, 1992.

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Burn This Book: Notes on Literature and Engagement

ISBN- 9780061774010

Price: $10

Near fine save for a remainder strip to top text block. Book is unread. First paperback edition, first printing. Edited by Toni Morrison. Work from Morrison, John Updike, David Grossman, Francine Prose, Pico Iyer, Russell Banks, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, Ed Park, and Nadine Gordimer. Auster contributes 'Talking to Strangers'.
Harper: New York, 2009.

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China: The People’s Republic, 1949-76

ISBN- 9780855278229

Price: $30

By Jean Chesneaux. Fair only. Hardcover without jacket. Ex-library. Library stamps, glued card pocket. First edition, first printing. Translation by Auster and Lydia Davis. 255 pages.
Pantheon Books: New York, 1979.

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Cité de verre (French graphic novelization of City of Glass)

ISBN- 9782742707010

Price: $150

Fine. First French edition, first printing. Illustrated yellow wrappers. French graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster's City of Glass. Signed and inscribed 'for ______, Paul Karasik 2023.'
Signed by David Mazzucchelli. Acts Sud: Arles, France, 1995.

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Collected Prose (2003)


Price: $30

Fine in very good jacket. First edition, first printing. A nice unread copy. Short closed tear to dj, housed in a mylar jacket protector.
Faber & Faber: London, 2003.

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