The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Illustration By Charles Vess

Dust jacket, title page illustration, and chapter head by Charles Vess

Note: There is a limit of one copy per person/household for each edition of the book.

We’re pleased to present the debut novel by Alix E. Harrow, one of the finest fantasy writers we’ve encountered in recent years. The signed limited edition of The Ten Thousand Doors of January will be oversized, printed in two colors throughout on 80# Finch. The full-color dust jacket, title page illustration, and chapter head will be by Charles Vess.

About the Book:

At age seven, in 1901, January Scaller finds her first Door, painted blue in a field in Kentucky. She steps through it into another world—but only for a moment. When she returns to try to find the threshold again, it’s gone. 

And so January is brought back home, to the mansion where she lives with her guardian, Cornelius Locke. Her father, Julian, is frequently absent, working for Mr. Locke collecting the curious artifacts that fill the house to draw the admiration of the men of the New England Archeological Society. January herself sometimes feels like part of the collection. But she’s not entirely left to her own devices: there’s her pulp-fiction-loving friend, Samuel; a governess sent by her father from Africa, Jane; and, of course, her dog, Bad, short for Sindbad. 

At seventeen, her father vanishes. In a trunk where she believes he sends her items, she discovers and reads a book—The Ten Thousand Doors—that will unlock the secrets that surround her and, just maybe, a path to escape and her future. 

Hugo-Award winner Alix E. Harrow’s debut novel The Ten Thousand Doors of Januaryannounced a major new voice in fantasy, and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus Awards. A dazzling love letter to the power of words and stories, complete with a book within a book, this novel is a Door readers can step through to take an unforgettable journey. 

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies 

Lettered: 26 signed copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase

From Booklist:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is both whimsical and smart, using engaging writing and a unique plot to touch on serious topics. Harrow’s debut reads like a love letter to the art of storytelling itself, and readers will be eager for more from her.”

From Amal El-Mohtar:

The Ten Thousand Doors of January healed hurts I didn’t even know I had. An unbearably beautiful story about growing up, and everything we fight to keep along the way.”

From Kirkus: 

“A love letter to imagination, adventure, the written word, and the power of many kinds of love.” 

Charles Vess
Alix E. Harrow
336 pages
United States
Out of Print