A curated selection of rare and significant editions of classic Science Fiction & Fantasy novels, featuring foundational works that have shaped speculative fiction. Highlights include a second edition of The Lord of the Rings, a first edition of George Orwell's groundbreaking dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, and a first edition of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
In this collection, you will find rare first editions, signed books, and other literary treasures that epitomize the essence of classic science fiction, dystopian novels, fantasy epics, and gothic horror.
The specific rare books listed here are constantly changing as we sell and acquire new material, so please check back often and contact us if you’re interested in a title you do not currently see on this page.
About This Collection
First editions, autograph manuscripts, signed volumes, and other rare books. Classic works of fiction, poetry, and drama, including British and American literature and Works by Women and African American authors.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.