Maiden Voyage First Edition Program

  • Established in September 2002, our Maiden Voyage Program has been bringing undiscovered first-edition authors to avid readers and collectors throughout the year. Joining the program means that we will send you, a friend or family member, a hardcover first edition of an author's debut novel, six times a 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 first time novelists. Our Maiden Voyage Program is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year! $150 covers full membership and shipping costs. If you have any questions, please contact us at or by phone at 1-800-962-5311.
    Our Fine Print: Maiden Voyage First Editions may be exchanged within one month of receipt, and you may cancel your membership at any time.

    Recent Maiden Voyage selections include:

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      Freshwater Cover Image
      ISBN: 9780802127358
      Availability: On Our Shelves Now
      Published: Grove Press - February 13th, 2018

      Akwaeke Emezi has struck such a chord with us; as one of my colleagues said, "I already want to ready it again." Emezi explores mental health and a fractured life from an utterly new perspective. This is a breathtaking debut novel that could well possess the reader in much the way our young narrator is possessed. Elliott Bay Book Company is very excited to host Akwaeke Emezi on March 1st, 2018 (if you can join us). -Holly

    • Live from Cairo Cover Image
      ISBN: 9781501146879
      Availability: On Our Shelves Now
      Published: Scribner Book Company - July 11th, 2017

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      Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
      ISBN: 9780812995343
      Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
      Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

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      The Leavers Cover Image
      By Lisa Ko
      ISBN: 9781616206888
      Availability: On Our Shelves Now
      Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

    • No One Is Coming to Save Us: A Novel Cover Image
      ISBN: 9780062472984
      Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
      Published: Ecco - April 4th, 2017