Friday, January 4, 2013
Yet another reason I adore Stephen King.
Stephen King has agreed to sign a rare, anonymously donated copy of The Regulators — a book written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman — so that it can be auctioned off to benefit The Emmaus Homeless Shelter, in Ellsworth, Maine.
The winning bid from the auction will be used for the shelter's emergency fuel fund. Scottie's Bookhouse in Hancock, Maine has the novel on display and bids are being accepted by email, phone and in person until Jan. 31.
There are only 550 copies of the book in a special collector's box.
Store owner Michael Riggs said Thursday that the auction has gone national. “Someone called me on the phone from St. Louis and I’ve had bids from Texas. The current bidder now is from California.”
As of Thursday afternoon, the highest bid was $1,500. If you can beat it, contact Riggs at 207-667-6834 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.