ELLSWORTH — Anyone can sign a book, but not just anyone can bump a book’s worth into the four-figure category by virtue of his or her signature.
Stephen King, however, is an author who can do just that. Thanks to one such signed book, a local organization will soon be getting a financial boost as it works to keep people warm this winter.
At the request of an anonymous donor, King has signed a rare copy of his 1996 book “The Regulators,” published under the pen name Richard Bachman.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit The Emmaus Homeless Shelter’s fuel fund, which serves families in need in Ellsworth and surrounding communities.
The hardcover book is one of a limited edition of 552 copies published by Dutton. Of those, 500 — including the one being sold to benefit Emmaus — have a handcrafted slipcase cover.
Other signed copies of the book found for sale online range in price from $1,250 to $2,000.