Fantastic Firsts ... Collector's Book Clubs



Whether you’re a regular or an out-of-towner, the Fantastic Firsts Book Club insures you’ll be the first to know about the next great SF, YA, mystery or cozy title. Our clubs are bolstered by Mysterious Galaxy’s strong relationships in the industry and the community that bring authors into our store and provide advance access to the best upcoming titles across all genres. And it shows! MG’s picks have gone on to rack up an array of awards and nominations, including the Bram Stoker Prize, the Hugo Award, the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, the Macavity Award, the Ian Fleming Steel Award, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Maltese Falcon Society Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, Goodreads Best awards, #1 Indie Next Picks, SIBA Award for Fiction, The Los Angeles Times Book Award, among others; not to mention selections to the annual best lists from Publishers Weekly, the ALA book list, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR and more. And thanks to our support from authors and publishers, we are pleased to offer author appearances and signed copies whenever possible.

Joining our Fantastic First program is easy!

1) Choose your favorite genre:

2) Agree to buy the book selected as our Fantastic First each month for a year. No pre-payment required! You can sign up by calling us at (858) 268-4747or stopping in the store today and talking to one of our booksellers!

3) Get 20 % off the Fantastic First book pick every month!


Fantastic Firsts Book Club Gift Pricing:

Buy as a gift and your recepient will recieve a book every month delievered to their door! 

3-month gift pricing:

Science Fiction or Mystery (Hardcover) Subscription:                          $68.99

Young Adult Subscription:                                                                          $49.99

Speculative Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback) Subscription       $31.99

Cozy Mysteries (Paperback) Subscription                                               $25.99



We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to share the local indie bookstore experience you know and love with friends and family outside of the community. Fantastic First Book Club memberships make great gifts and can be shipped nationwide.


To sign up, or for more information, contact the staff in San Diego (858-268-4747).

Club membership lists will be maintained by the San Diego location, but all fantastic titles can be picked up in either store, or shipped to you!

New titles will be revealed each month! To view our picks, select any of the bookclub links above.