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

June’s Ghoulish Events

Ghouls! It’s June and it’s very very hot. The sun is stupid and we hate it but what can you do? Seriously, what can be done? Can anything be done?

Anyway – we have some killer events lined up this month and we hope you attend every last one of them. Here are our on-site events at Ghoulish Books (9330 Corporate Drive, Suite 702, Selma, TX 78154).

Silent Reading Night at Ghoulish Books

June 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your current book over to Ghoulish and join us for an evening of silent reading. From 6:15pm to 7:30pm we will all sit around and read our individual books and just sorta relax with the energy only readers can generate. From 7:30pm – 8:00pm we will allow folks to do some late-night shopping before we close up.

We will have chairs available, but if you want to bring a comfy seat with you that is totally cool and encouraged!

Facebook event page.

Writing Club @ Ghoulish Books

June 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join our monthly writing club at Ghoulish Books. This is a free event and anybody is welcome to attend.
Sometimes the easiest way to be creative is to work in the same room as other creative types. So, for two hours every month we invite you to join us at Ghoulish Books where we will have tables and chairs set out for writers to work on their latest works in progress. Please bring your own method of writing with you (laptop, notebook, etc).
Snacks & drinks will be available to purchase in the lobby.


June 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The June 2024 pick for our Ghoulish Book Club is MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite! Come snag a copy directly at our bookstore while supplies last, then stop by Ghoulish Books on Thursday the 27th @ 7pm for an in-person book discussion.

You can also order the book through our webstore:

Feel free to discuss the novel throughout the month in our Discord:

Free Horror Movie & Pizza Night @ Ghoulish Books

June 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday Night Spookies is our monthly movie screening event! On the last Saturday every month, we host a FREE secret movie screening in our bookstore.
The movie title is always a secret until showtime. Saturday Night Spookies is typically hosted by Miguel Myers of the My Horror Confessional podcast.
Although these screenings are free, we do have limited seating, so show up earlier rather than later to reserve your spot. We also sell snacks & drinks in the lobby.
We will also have pizza available (for free!) but a limited amount–once we run out, we’re out!
Pre-show: 7:30
Showtime: 8:00
We cannot guarantee the movies we show are child-friendly, so bring them only if they’re responsible enough to handle R-rated material.

We also have one off-site event to promote, for those who live in the New York area:

BURY YOUR GAYS… IN NEW YORK! Book Signing + Reading Feat. Charlene Adhiambo & LC von Hessen

June 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Facebook Event Page.

Where: Carroll Hall, 2 Vandervoort Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11237, United States.

When: Tuesday, June 18th | 7-9pm

Who: Charlene Adhiambo & LC von Hessen, two contributors from the recent Ghoulish Books publication Bury Your Gays: An Anthology of Tragic Queer Horror edited by Sofia Ajram.

What: Authors Charlene Adhiambo & LC von Hessen will be signing and reading from Bury Your Gays: An Anthology of Tragic Queer Horror at Carroll Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

How: To attend the event, folks will need to purchase a copy of Sofia Ajram’s Bury Your Gays anthology. You may order a copy through the Ghoulish webstore HERE and we will ship your copy ASAP, or order anywhere else books are sold. A limited supply of copies will also be available at the event, which you’ll need to still purchase digitally through the Ghoulish webstore.

About Bury Your GaysA manifestation of ecstasy, heartache, horror and suffering rendered in feverish lyrical prose. Inside are sixteen new stories by some of the genre’s most visionary queer writers. Young lovers find themselves deliriously lost in an expanding garden labyrinth. The porter of a sentient hotel is haunted within a liminal time loop. A soldier and his abusive commanding officer escape a war in the trenches but discover themselves in an even greater nightmare. Parasites chase each other across time-space in hungry desperation to never be apart. A graduate student with violent tendencies falls into step with a seemingly walking corpse. Featuring stories from Cassandra Khaw, Joe Koch, Gretchen Felker-Martin, Robbie Banfitch, August Clarke, Son M., Jonathan Louis Duckworth, M.V. Pine, Ed Kurtz, LC Von Hessen, Matteo L. Cerilli, November Rush, Meredith Rose, Charlene Adhiambo, Violet, and Thomas Kearnes.

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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