Spooky Season 2020

It's #SpookySeason and we LOVE an excuse for a spooky read! The list below features some of our favorite scary, mindbending, thriller, and gothic tales. From classics like Dracula and The Haunting of Hill House, to more recent titles like The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, Mexican Gothic and White is for Witching (our October Book Club pick!), fans of the horror genre are certain to find something to read this month in the list below!

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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS
 


The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683691433
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Published: Quirk Books - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times Best Seller
#1 April LibraryReads Pick
April Indie Next Pick

Goodreads Big Book of Spring

Steel Magnolias 
meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.


Frankissstein Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2019

Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as "one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time" (Elle).


White is for Witching Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594633072
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2014

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
From the acclaimed author of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours and Gingerbread
 


Consensual Hex Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538752203
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 6th, 2020

The Craft for the #MeToo era, this debut unfolds a riveting psychological drama shot through with sharp humor and dark magic for readers of Ninth House and The Power.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Three Books to Chill Your Bones: All 3 Scary Stories Books with the Original Art! Cover Image
By Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062968975
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Published: HarperCollins - July 30th, 2019

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

All of the Scary Stories books are now available in one hardcover!

These stories are some of the most terrifying tales of horror, revenge, and supernatural events of all time, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and featuring the classic artwork by Stephen Gammell.


Dracula Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593203385
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Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2020

A thirst for blood, nocturnal debauchery, hypnotic trances ... this is Dracula. 


Dracula Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by), Christopher Frayling (Preface by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439846
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire


Dracula, Motherf**ker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534317000
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Published: Image Comics - October 13th, 2020

Vienna, 1889: Dracula's brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula's three brides there to help him... or use him as bait?


Frankenstein Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593203392
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Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2020

Scientist Victor Frankenstein learns how to create life, but his discovery goes quickly awry when he creates a monster larger and stronger than an ordinary man. As the monster uses its power to destroy everything Victor loves, the young scientist is forced to embark on a treacherous journey to end the monster's existence. It's an epic, enthralling tale of horror from a master of suspense.


Frankenstein Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle (Editor), Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780141439471
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 6th, 2003

The world’s most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


The Haunting of Hill House Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039983
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 28th, 2006

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton


Fledgling Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780446696166
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 2nd, 2007

"A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature." -- The Washington Post


Picnic at Hanging Rock Cover Image
By Joan Lindsay, Maile Meloy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132059
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 3rd, 2017

*Now a six-part TV series starring Natalie Dormer, from Amazon Prime*

A 50th-anniversary edition of the landmark novel about three “gone girls” that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film, featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed


My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781594749766
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Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.


Horrorstor: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781594745263
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Published: Quirk Books - September 23rd, 2014

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hilarious and terrifying haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting: a furniture superstore.


John Landis Presents The Library of Horror   Haunted Houses: Classic Stories of Doors that Should Never Be Opened Cover Image
By DK, John Landis (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780744022773
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Published: DK - July 21st, 2020

Classic haunted house ghost stories curated by world-renowned filmmaker and horror genre expert John Landis.

This beautifully presented, highly collectible anthology features ghost stories that have enthralled, terrified and inspired readers decade after decade. Some are relatively well known; others are long-lost treasures, awaiting rediscovery.


Superstitions: A Handbook of Folklore, Myths, and Legends from around the World (Mystical Handbook) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781577151913
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Published: Wellfleet - May 26th, 2020

Across all cultures and spanning centuries, superstitions rooted in cultural legends and myths have formed and influenced daily life.


We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Afterword by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039976
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret


The Living Dead Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250305121
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Published: Tor Books - August 4th, 2020

“A horror landmark and a work of gory genius.”—Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman

New York Times
bestselling author Daniel Kraus completes George A. Romero's brand-new masterpiece of zombie horror, the massive novel left unfinished at Romero's death!


The Only Good Indians Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982136451
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 14th, 2020

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year
“One of 2020’s buzziest horror novels.” —Entertainment Weekly
A “Most Anticipated Books of Summer” selection in Esquire, Elle, Vulture, Time, AV Club, Bustle, and Literary Hub


It: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501142970
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Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2016

It: Chapter Two—now a major motion picture!

Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It.<


When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

An instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

"I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn’t let go until the final page. This is a terrific read." – Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author

*Marie Claire's September Book Club Pick* 


Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250313225
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Published: Tordotcom - August 4th, 2020

Harrow the Ninth, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor's haunted space station.


Lakewood: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913197
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Published: Amistad - March 24th, 2020

A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.


Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell


Rebecca Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780380778553
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Published: Avon - July 30th, 2002

Now a Netflix film starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas


"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."


Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683692362
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Published: Quirk Books - September 15th, 2020

Beware...this book is cursed! These strange but true stories of the world’s most infamous items will appeal to true believers as well as history buffs, horror fans, and anyone who loves a good spine-tingling tale. 


Haunted House Murder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496719973
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Published: Kensington - August 25th, 2020

Tricks and treats keep the Halloween spirit alive in coastal Maine. But this year the haunted house theme is getting carried a little too far . . .
 
HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER by LESLIE MEIER


Lobizona: A Novel (Wolves of No World #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239129
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 4th, 2020

"Garber’s gorgeous novel combines the wonder of a Hogwarts-style magic school with the Twilight-esque dynamics of a hidden magical species that has strict rules about interacting with the human world." - BOOKLIST (Starred Review)

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.


House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780375703768
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: Pantheon - March 7th, 2000

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command.


The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural’s most celebrated book—featuring a new introduction by Kelly Link


At the Mountains of Madness: The Definitive Edition (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By H.P. Lovecraft, China Miéville (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812974416
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Published: Modern Library - June 14th, 2005

Introduction by China Miéville


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At the Mountains of Madness Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781624650086
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Published: Design Studio Press - November 18th, 2020

Arkham, 1933. Professor Dyer, a prominent geologist, learns that a scientific expedition will soon leave for Antarctica following in the footsteps of the journey which he himself had made in 1931.


Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

"Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

"Samanta Schweblin’s electric story reads like a Fever Dream." —Vanity Fair

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize!

Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream...


Gothic Tales Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140437416
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 1st, 2001

Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect.


The Turn of the Screw Cover Image
By Henry James, David Bromwich (Editor), David Bromwich (Introduction by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780141441351
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

A chilling ghost story, wrought with tantalising ambiguity, the basis for the new Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is edited with an introduction and notes by David Bromwich in Penguin Classics.


Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345337665
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 13th, 1991

The spellbinding classic that started it all from the #1 New York Times bestselling author
 


The Last Werewolf (Last Werewolf Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307742179
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Published: Vintage - April 17th, 2012

Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart.


Between the Gothic and the Plague: Why we can't have nice things Cover Image
$22.05
ISBN: 9781950423385
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Published: Zmok Books - October 13th, 2020

This volume contains five stories about plague – some short, some long. Each that builds upon the heritage of the other.

This volume contains five stories – some short, some long.


The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales Cover Image
By Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Marlowe (Introduction by), Regina Marler (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451530318
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Published: Signet - October 3rd, 2006

Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre.


The World of Lore: Dreadful Places Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524798024
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Published: Del Rey - October 9th, 2018

Captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark, featuring stories from the podcast Lore—now a streaming television series—including “Echoes,” “Withering Heights,” and “Behind Closed Doors” as well as rare material.
 


The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524797966
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Published: Del Rey - October 10th, 2017

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “They Made a Tonic,” “Passed Notes,” and “Unboxed,” as well as rare material.


The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524797997
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Published: Del Rey - May 29th, 2018

A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “Black Stockings,” “Half-Hanged,” and “The Castle,” as well as rare material.


Dark Tales Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Ottessa Moshfegh (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132004
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 10th, 2017

For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh
 


The Haunted Looking Glass Cover Image
By Edward Gorey, Edward Gorey (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780940322684
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 28th, 2001

The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters of the fine art of making the flesh creep, all accompanied by Gorey's inimitable illustrations.


The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062094360
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 4th, 2011

Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one.


The Hunger Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735212534
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 5th, 2019

As featured in The New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Issue

"Supernatural suspense at its finest...The best thing about The Hunger is that it will scare the pants off you."--The New York Times Book Review

"Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark."--Stephen King