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,
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Read BURY YOUR GAYS and BOUND IN FLESH for Free! (Trans Rights Readathon)

It is once again one of the best weeks of the entire year: Trans Rights Readathon week! If you’ve never heard of this event before, here’s the description directly from their website:

March 22-29, 2024

The Trans Rights Readathon is an annual call to action to readers and book lovers in support of Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31st.

We are calling on the reader community to read and uplift books written by and/or featuring trans, genderqueer, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and 2Spirit authors and characters.

They also highly recommend donating to trans resources, and have compiled a helpful Google doc of various organizations you can support. Click HERE to browse and please consider donating!

To celebrate this wonderful week, and to celebrate our wonderful trans friends, we have decided to make our brand-new anthology, BURY YOUR GAYS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRAGIC QUEER HORROR (ed. Sofia Ajram), free to the public during the readathon. And when we say brand-new…we aren’t exaggerating. This book only came out a couple days ago. It features some of the absolute best queer and trans authors working in the horror genre today, and we feel that it is far more important for these writers to reach new readers than it is to stress about whether or not it’s making a profit.

Additionally, we have made our 2023 anthology, BOUND IN FLESH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRANS BODY HORROR (ed. Lor Gislason), free to the public.

Both books (electronic copies) can be downloaded from this GoogleDrive link, which will expire on March 30. Please consider sharing!

Also, if you happen to enjoy the books, we would not hate it if you left reviews across the various websites that allow reviews (you know the ones).

More about BURY YOUR GAYS:

A 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.

More about BOUND IN FLESH:

BOUND IN FLESH: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror brings together 13 trans and non-binary writers, using horror to both explore the darkest depths of the genre and the boundaries of flesh. A disgusting good time for all!

Featuring stories by LC von Hessen, Theo Hendrie, Derek Des Agnes, Winter Holmes, gaast, Charles-Elizabeth Boyles, Hailey Piper, Joe Koch, Layne Van Rensburg, Bitter Karella, Amanda M. Blake, Lillian Boyd, and Taliesin Neith.

A lot of presses tend to advertise their books as boundary-breaking, and usually they’re kind of full of shit, but we sincerely believe these two anthologies are exactly that: boundary-breaking. They mean everything to us, and it’s been a true honor to have published them through Ghoulish. Read them and share with others. That’s all we really ask. Because these stories are meant to be read. They are meant to be experienced.

Once again, both books (electronic copies) can be downloaded from this GoogleDrive link, which will expire on March 30. If you have any trouble downloading them, email us at contact@ghoulishbooks.com.

Also, if you’re interested in physical copies of these anthologies, BURY YOUR GAYS can be purchased HERE, and BOUND IN FLESH can be purchased HERE.

Thank you so much for supporting us enough that we could even fund these projects in the first place. With both of these projects, we were able to pay our authors pro-rates, which is also something worth celebrating, we think.

Now let’s go kickoff this readathon. Personally, I’ll be reading Alison Rumfitt’s BRAINWYRMS. What about you?

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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