Love the atmosphere and it's very inviting
Madison Lunnen
Madison Lunnen
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
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
This place is great! Owner is super friendly. We need to appreciate businesses that go whole hog on horror.
Brandy Rainey
Brandy Rainey
Wonderful selection horror books. My new favorite book store hands down.
Susan Snyder
Susan Snyder
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
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 Books Ghoulish Tales News


Well, ghouls, it’s been a hell of a long wait, but we are pleased to announce that, after an embarrassing delay, the second issue of Ghoulish Tales should finally be shipping out to readers by the end of the month. Check out the updated cover, featuring each author’s name, along with the full table of contents below:

The second issue of Ghoulish Tales features stories & essays from Saswati Chatterjee, Jen Conley, Lor Gislason, Jess Hagemann, Justin Lutz, Lena Ng, Shannon Riley, E. F. Schraeder, Danger Slater, perfect kiss strickoll, Jennifer Elise Wang, and Stephanie M. Wytovich. Cover art by Betty Rocksteady.


  • Introduction by Max Booth III

  • “Skulls” by Jen Conley

  • “What it Takes to Swallow a Dog” by Stephanie M. Wytovich

  • “The Halloween Horror Show” by Lena Ng

  • “Print or Die” by Justin Lutz

  • “Goop by Goop: Blobiversary Edition” by Lor Gislason

  • “A Certain Level of Discretion” by Jess Hagemann

  • “The One with the Gas Station” by Shannon Riley

  • “Hair Problems” by Danger Slater

  • “The Act One Dog: Animals & Horror” by E. F. Schraeder

  • “Lucy West is Not a Stage Name” by Jennifer Elise Wang

  • “The Skin of Reema Lal” by Saswati Chatterjee

  • “Jude Doe” by perfect kiss strickoll

Purchase the issue HERE or subscribe to the magazine HERE.

Attention, writers: we plan to reopen for submissions for issue three sometime next week. Stay tuned.

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

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