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,
Events News

October 2023 Events @ GHOULISH BOOKS!

Howdy, ghouls! It’s October, the most wonderful month of the year, and here at Ghoulish Books we have a lot of fun events scheduled for your entertainment. Check them out over on our EVENTS calendar. Also, let’s take a look at them here, too:

 

Ghouls Night Out: A Celebration of Spookiness

October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (CST

Location: Ghoulish Books

GHOULS NIGHT OUT will include 10+ local horror authors doing live readings & signing books, followed by a FREE MOVIE SCREENING of an infamous 1990s haunted house documentary.

The story readings will not all be kid-friendly, but you’re welcome to bring your kid if you think they can handle it.

Authors lined up to perform: Max Booth III, RJ Joseph, Celso Hurtado, Grace R. Reynolds. Michael Louis Dixon, Johnny Compton, Sanford Allen, LP Hernandez, R.C. Hausen, Ryan C. Bradley, Shane McKenzie, Andrew Hilbert, Lucas Mangum, and Susan Snyder.

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Let the Woods Keep Our Bodies – Book Launch

October 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EST)

Location: Longfellow Books

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Please join us at Longfellow Books in Portland, ME on Tuesday, October 10 at 6pm EST for a very special launch of E. M. Roy’s debut novel, Let the Woods Keep Our Bodies (published by Ghoulish Books)!

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Friday the 13th Horror Book Sale

October 13

Location: Ghoulish Books

This October we are blessed with a rare Friday the 13th! What better way to celebrate than by offering 13% discounts on all purchases in our bookstore? Come on down to Ghoulish Books on the 13th for a fun, generous discount all day long!

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Writing Club

October 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Ghoulish Books

Come join our writing club at Ghoulish Books (the only horror-themed bookstore in the Greater San Antonio Area). This is a free event and anybody is welcome to attend.

The current plan is for everybody to spend the first hour of the night quietly working on their own creative writing projects, then the second hour everybody will get a turn to read something they’ve recently finished or are still working on and receive critiques from the rest of the attendees.

Bring something to write with (notebook, laptop, up to you) and something to read. You do not have to read anything if you do not feel comfortable, but if you do choose to read, please ensure you do not take more than 15 minutes.

Snacks & drinks will be available to purchase in the lobby.

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Halloween Book Donation Drive for Texas Prisons

October 14

Location: Ghoulish Books

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 BANNED BOOKS ONLY MAKE US SCARIER sticker to anybody who chooses to donate.

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.

For those who are not local and wish to contribute, please send your donations to Ghoulish Books, 9330 Corporate Drive, Suite 702, Selma, TX 78154.

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

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Ghoul-r-Treat

October 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Ghoulish Books

Let’s trick r’ treat early this year at Ghoulish Books! Bring your children in their spooky Halloween costumes and let us give them a handful of delicious, teeth-destroying candy. Get their picture taken with THE GHOUL! Stick around for fun craft events, such as pumpkin decorating and drawing time.

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Saturday Night Spookies (FREE Horror Movie Screening)

October 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: Ghoulish Books

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 at 8pm CST. Sometimes we offer a fun pre-show at 7:30pm. 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.

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The Ghoulish Show

October 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Radio Coffee & Beer (Austin, TX)

On the last Tuesday of every month, we host a spooky comedy variety show at Radio Coffee & Beer in Austin, TX. Live performances! Interviews! Book fairs! This month we’ll also have a Halloween COSTUME CONTEST!!!

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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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