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 News


We are so, so happy to finally say these words: As of today, E. M. Roy’s debut queer-as-fuck small-town mystery horror novel Let the Woods Keep Our Bodies is officially available wherever books are sold.

E. M. Roy with a copy of LET THE WOODS KEEP OUR BODIES

In the small town of Eston, Maine . . . weird things happen sometimes.

Leo Bates knows what’s behind every corner in her hometown, where she’s lived her whole life. Some disjointed memories and grief for her late parents, sure, but nothing dangerous. Nothing unexplainable.

But the familiar becomes strange the longer you look at it. When Tate Mulder goes missing and Leo is pinned as the prime suspect, she can only watch as the town she thought she knew deteriorates around her. She is forced to confront the truth about her parents, Eston, and her relationship if she is to survive an onslaught of conspiracies, cryptic monstrosities, and whatever is hiding in the woods where Tate was last seen. Finding the girl she loves may be the only way to restore balance to Eston—if such a thing ever existed to begin with.

We have been pitching this book as Twin Peaks meets My Best Friend’s Exorcism and we dare you to disagree with us after finishing it.

We personally recommend scooping a copy either right here on GHOULISH.RIP, or stopping by our physical bookstore in Selma, TX—otherwise, we encourage everybody to request their local bookshop to stock it if they already aren’t. Also, if you’re near Portland, Maine, consider attending the book launch TODAY at Longfellow Books!

Check out this interview with Ellie over on Frightful Horror, and listen to the author discuss David Cronenberg’s THE DEAD ZONE on a recent episode of the My Horror Confessional podcast.

There are so many ways we could introduce this novel to you, but none would compare to this bizarre and mysterious “welcome video” we accidentally stumbled upon in the woods over the weekend.

Enjoy the ride, ghouls.


Ellie is a writer based out of Cumberland, Maine. She is the author of a couple of short stories and poems that have been published in literary magazines, and her debut novel is forthcoming from Ghoulish Books in October 2023. Her work is fixated on all things dark, weird, and unexplainable, predominantly featuring queer characters and exploring issues of social justice.

Ellie was born in 1999, has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University, and is now working as a marketing project manager in the greater Portland area.

She likes dogs, punk music, autumn leaves, horror movies, and intersectional representation. She’s not a fan of talking about herself in the third person, though.

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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