First editions are sought after by collectors of all kinds. That is because a first edition is the very first copy of a book to be published for sale, which often makes first editions rare books, hard-to-find copies, or even out-of print editions. At Alibris you will find many first editions of the classics as well as hard to find copies that are sought after by collectors from around the world. We have modern first edition books as well. Modern first edition books can be very affordable, though their value may increase as time passes—especially if you keep them in great condition. Use our search box below, or browse our marketplace of thousands of first editions.