mesan1024
mesan1024
2024-05-19
Love the atmosphere and it's very inviting
Madison Lunnen
Madison Lunnen
2024-04-20
I love coming to this store! Good stock of indie and classic horror. It's clear the owners know their stuff. Very friendly! Also, it's very well decorated. And the kids' section is very cute. Definitely recommend!
David Swisher
David Swisher
2024-03-29
I've only had the opportunity to order online, but each order has been a delightful experience. Support this store in confidence!
Dan C
Dan C
2023-12-24
This place is great! Owner is super friendly. We need to appreciate businesses that go whole hog on horror.
Brandy Rainey
Brandy Rainey
2023-12-06
Wonderful selection horror books. My new favorite book store hands down.
Susan Snyder
Susan Snyder
2023-10-18
This store holds a treasure of horror books from non-fiction to children’s books to extreme horror. The owners are absolutely wonderful and welcoming. They have special events as well! You have to check them out!
Cynthia Pelayo
Cynthia Pelayo
2023-10-17
Very cool place! Great owner. Great books. They are super nice and knowledgeable. It’s very family friendly here. Just fair warning, The owner likes to dress like his dog. So, you may see him dressed in a dog suit from time to time,
Ghoulish Threads News

BANNING BOOKS ONLY MAKES US SCARIER – Spooky Merch for Spooky Times!

Well, ghouls, once again it is Banned Books Week. If you aren’t hip, “Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in libraries, bookstores, and schools. [T]he annual event highlights the value of free and open access to information and brings together the entire book community — librarians, educators, authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas.”

It’s kind of remarkable, but mostly terrifying, that in the year 2023 we are still facing these challenges. We are both a horror publisher and a horror bookstore. Censorship is something we are used to battling. Earlier this year, we wrote the following on our chalkboard sign: BANNING US ONLY MAKES US SCARIER.

May be an image of text that says 'GHOULISH BOOKS BANNING US ONLY MAKES SCARIER US'

This felt like an appropriate message, and it turned out to spark several in-person bookstore conversations about the horror genre and censorship. Eventually, we had the idea to commission artist Luke Spooner to create an illustration that would best coexist with the quote, which you’ll find below:

 

We are in love with how this turned out, and it felt like a no-brainer to print shirts and other spooky merch containing this artwork.

Beginning right now and ending on the night of October 31st, pre-orders are open for not just limited-edition shirts, but also tank tops, mugs, tote bags, and stickers.

Everything will begin shipping out midway through November. What we print will depend on how many pre-orders we receive. There may be a few items still available after October to purchase, but if you want one we definitely recommend pre-ordering before November.

Check ’em out.

Max Booth III

Max Booth III is a writer, publisher, editor, podcaster, and indie bookstore owner. They are the author of numerous works, including I Believe in Mister Bones, Abnormal Statistics, Maggots Screaming!, Touch the Night, and many others too spooky to name here. Their novella, We Need to Do Something, was adapted into a feature film from their own screenplay and distributed by IFC Midnight in 2021 after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival. They co-run Ghoulish Books, a publisher/bookstore hybrid, with their wife Lori Michelle Booth. Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, they now live in San Antonio, TX. Find their work at www.TalesFromTheBooth.com.

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