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,
Events News

Ghoulish Books Presents: The First Annual Halloween Book Donation Drive for Texas Prisons

We are thrilled to announce that Ghoulish Books is partnering with the Inside Books Project for a fun, important horror book drive.

On Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-8pm, we will be accepting horror book donations for those incarcerated in Texas. Simply drop them off at our bookstore in Selma and we’ll take care of the rest. We will also give out a gnarly BANNING BOOKS ONLY MAKE US SCARIER sticker to anybody who chooses to donate.

Our address:

Ghoulish Books

9330 Corporate Drive

Suite #702

Selma, TX 78154

For this donation drive, we are only really interested in literature that can be labeled horror, as this genre is often requested by prisoners and we would love to help satisfy that demand. RSVP via the Facebook event page and share with your friends, if you’d like.

For those who are not local and wish to contribute, please send your donations to Max Booth III, PO Box 1104, Cibolo, TX 78108. Books can be mailed in throughout the month of October.

Books we CANNOT accept as donations:

  • Books in poor condition (water damaged, ripped or missing cover, old/falling apart)

  • Hardcover fiction – these books are too heavy to mail

  • Encyclopedias – these are too heavy to mail

  • Blank journals / composition books – these have sadly been banned

  • Books with nudity or partial nudity (i.e. string bikinis) – these are banned

  • Spiral bound books – these are banned

  • Martial Arts books – these are banned

  • Books that contain detailed maps of Texas – these are banned


About Ghoulish Books:
Ghoulish Books is a horror publisher and bookstore based in the Greater San Antonio Area. It is operated by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle Booth.

About the Inside Books Project:
Inside Books Project is an Austin-based community service volunteer organization that sends free reading materials to people incarcerated in Texas, as well as publishes a series of resource guides and short-form instructional guides. Inside Books is the only books-to-prisoners program in Texas, where over 120,000 people are behind bars. Inside Books Project works to promote reading, literacy, and education among incarcerated individuals and to educate the general public on issues of incarceration.

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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