The Best Year of Reading You'll Ever Have.

Welcome to Roundabout's First Editions Club! By joining the program, six times a year Roundabout Books will send you, a friend or family member, a hardcover first edition of a book we think is essential reading for the year. This is the perfect gift for bibliophiles, introducing them to the best emerging new authors, while building a library of fine first editions from celebrated novelists. It's the gift that keeps giving through the whole year!  $210 covers the full membership and all shipping costs for your year of books. 

What book is shipping next? 

Volume 19: The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane, Shipped 2/14/23
Volume 20: Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond, Shipped 3/21/23

Volume 13: Violeta by Isabelle Allende, Shipped 1/24/22
Volume 14: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, Shipped 4/4/22
Volume 15: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, Shipped 5/3/22
Volume 16: Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, Shipped 7/5/22
Volume 17: Sweet, Soft Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell, Shipped 9/28/22
Volume 18: Now Is Not The Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson (Signed) Shipped 11/8/22

Volume 7: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, Shipped 02/01/21
Volume 8: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel, Shipped 03/02/21
Volume 9: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris, Shipped 06/01/21
Volume 10: Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson, Shipped 07/28/21
Volume 11: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, Shipped 09/28/21
Volume 12: Still Life by Sarah Winman, Shipped 11/12/21

Volume 1:  American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings, Shipped 01/20/20
Volume 2:  The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, Shipped 03/30/20
Volume 3: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Shipped 05/29/20
Volume 4:  Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy, Shipped 07/31/20
Volume 5: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, Shipped 09/08/20
Volume 6: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar, Shipped 11/23/20

How Does Shelf Essentials Work?

Simply add the item to your cart and upon check out you will be prompted to enter your shipping information.  You can also join the program by speaking to a bookseller in the shop. 

What If I Get a Book That I Simply Don't Like?

You may bring the book to the bookstore with the receipt that is included in your shelf awareness box and we'll exchange it or give you store credit. 

When will my books arrive?

We guarantee you will receive six books throughout the year, and though we will do our best to send a book every two months, the publication dates of our book choices dictate when the books are shipped. We will keep the list of upcoming titles on this page. 

What If I Have a Problem or Query? Who Do I Contact?

We are an actual brick and mortar bookstore, so feel free to stop by or give us a call!