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Book People Signed First Club Subscription – February 2015

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Book People Signed First Club Subscription – February 2015 Package

Book subscription boxes have become one of my new favorite box genres, and I have been signing up for every one of them I can find! The Signed First Club subscription from Book People is just what it sounds like – every month they send you a first edition signed book.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription: Signed First Club

The Cost: $35 a month (you have to pay $210 up front for a 6-month subscription)

The Products: “You’ll receive one signed first edition hardcover book each month, handpicked by BookPeople’s discerning Signed First team. We’ll also include a protective Brodart book cover to preserve the value of your book.”

Check out all of my Signed First Club reviews!

Book People Signed First Club Subscription – February 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – Retail Value $26 (On Amazon for $15.57)

(The plastic book cover with the Book People sticker is removable).

Book synopsis from Amazon:

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.

Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler’s work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish.

And here is the signature page:

Book People Signed First Club Subscription – February 2015 Signature

Verdict: I said it in the last review, and I’ll say it again: I think it’s important to call out that the value in this subscription is the curation from Book People, and getting a signed copy of a first edition box. If that’s valuable to you, I think you’ll enjoy this subscription – if it isn’t, then I wouldn’t recommend this box.

I’ve never read anything by Anne Tyler before, so I’m excited to read this book. (Most likely I’ll then want to read all her other books as well!)

What do you think of the Signed First Club? Is getting a signed copy of a book valuable to you?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. My mom loves Anne Tyler, so if someone wants to sell I would love one for her too 🙂
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  2. I wish there was a little more variety in the books offered or that you could have the option to specify the genres you’d like. The last few books offered those the book subscriptions sound too similar to me. Oh well. I guess I’ll just stick to wandering the aisles at Barnes and Noble.

  3. I have read Anne Tyler for years, you are right Liz, I saw this and I WANT THIS BOOKS. What a prize to have her autograph!

  4. I need to check out the book!

  5. I’ve only heard great things about this book. Enjoy!

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