NEW YORK (AP) — How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of “Go Set a Watchman” for $1,500.
HarperCollins Publishers announced Wednesday that 500 collector’s editions are available. The volumes are leather bound with gold foil stamping, inside a velvet-lined cloth box. HarperCollins tells The Associated Press that Lee, 89 years old and in frail condition, signed the books over the past few months.
“Go Set a Watchman” is the unexpected second novel by the press-shy author of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It has been on best-seller lists for much of the year despite mostly negative reviews and simmering doubts that Lee was fully aware of the book’s release. The Monroeville, Alabama, native had long said that “Mockingbird” would be her only book.