Spooky Vibes for Haunting Season

By Kat La Mantia | August 30 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftBlog

For pumpkin spice fanatics and lovers of spooky home décor, Halloween has already begun. It’s truly the most wonderful time of year, when no one can judge you for indulging in all things creepy, from bats to witches to classic horror and beyond. Whether you live the macabre lifestyle year-round, or you just love a good bewitching fall, don’t forget to make your bookshelves match your spooky little heart. Brew your own potions, terrify your friends spine-chilling ghost encounters, and decorate your home with scary pumpkins, mystifying occult art, and eerie skeletons with our favorite Halloween-inspired picks!

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Poems Bewitched and Haunted
A delightfully ghoulish array of specters and sorceresses, witches and ghosts, hags and apparitions haunt these pages–a literary parade of phantoms and shades to add to the revelry of All Hallow’s Eve. From Homer to Horace, Pope to Poe, Randall Jarrell to James Merrill, Poems Bewitched and Haunted draws on three thousand years of poetic forays into the supernatural. Ovid conjures the witch Medea, Virgil channels Aeneas’s wife from the afterlife, Baudelaire lays bare the wiles of the incubus, and Emily Dickinson records two souls conversing in a crypt, in poems that call out to be read aloud, whether around the campfire or the Ouija board. From ballads and odes, to spells and chants, to dialogues and incantations, here is a veritable witches’ brew of poems from the spirit world.Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket.
$20.00 US
Sep 13, 2005
4-1/8 x 6-1/4
256 Pages
Everyman's Library

Spells to Raise Hell Cards
50 Spells and Rituals to Reveal Your Inner Power
Unlock your emotional power and live true to yourself with this deck of fifty mystical practices—an accessible introduction to the empowering side of magic from the authors of Basic Witches
$19.99 US
Oct 03, 2023
3-7/8 x 5-1/2
52 Pages
Clarkson Potter

An Illustrated History of Ghosts
From haunted ranches to epic maritime legends of the 19th century, devour stories of our world's oldest hauntings and unexplainable phenomena in hair-raising accounts of the afterlife.
$19.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
7-1/4 x 9-5/8
128 Pages
Age 16 and up

The United States of Cryptids
A Tour of American Myths and Monsters
Come and meet the monsters in our midst, from bigfoot to batsquatch and beyond!
$19.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
5-1/4 x 8
288 Pages
Quirk Books

Haunted Castles
The Complete Gothic Stories
A Penguin Classics black spine edition of "perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written" (Stephen King) with a foreword by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
$17.00 US
Sep 27, 2016
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
256 Pages
Penguin Classics

Bone Music
Soviet X-Ray Audio
Stories of the secret underground Cold War–era Soviet music subculture that distributed forbidden music on used hospital x-rays.
$34.95 US
Jan 10, 2023
9 x 8-3/4
156 Pages
Strange Attractor Press

Mary Shelley’s haunting adventure about ambition and modernity run amok—now in a stunning clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.   Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadObsessed by creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life by electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. This chilling gothic tale, begun when Mary Shelley was just nineteen years old, would become the world’s most famous work of horror fiction, and remains a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. This edition also includes ‘A Fragment’ by Lord Byron and ‘The Vampyre: A Tale’ by John Polidori, as well as an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle.Penguin Classics is the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, representing a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
$25.00 US
Sep 30, 2014
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
352 Pages
Penguin Classics

Poems Dead and Undead
In time for Halloween: a one-of-a-kind hardcover collection of poems from ancient times to the present about ghosts, zombies, and vampires. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.
$18.00 US
Sep 16, 2014
4-1/8 x 6-1/4
256 Pages
Everyman's Library

Witchcraft Coloring Book
From the creator of the TOTALLY '90s COLORING BOOK and COLORING THE ZODIAC, a perfect mix of the ever-popular adult coloring trend and the enduring fascination with witchcraft, magic, and the occult.
$15.00 US
Aug 02, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
96 Pages

The Penguin Book of Witches
Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Daughters of Temperance HobbsFrom a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
$17.00 US
Sep 30, 2014
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
320 Pages
Penguin Classics

Spirits of the Otherworld
A Grimoire of Occult Cocktails and Drinking Rituals
Alcohol meets alchemy in this fun and darkly fascinating collection of cocktail recipes to suit your every mood and whim.
$19.95 US
Sep 07, 2021
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
160 Pages

The Witch's Feast
A Kitchen Grimoire
A decadent collection of magical dishes and feasts created by the herbalist, witch, chef and co-owner of Catland Books, Melissa Madara.
$35.00 US
Dec 14, 2021
7-2/5 x 9-7/10
224 Pages

Castle Rock Kitchen
Wicked Good Recipes from the World of Stephen King [A Cookbook]
Explore 80 classic and modern recipes inspired by Stephen King's Maine, featuring dishes from the books set in Castle Rock, Derry, and other fictional towns—with a foreword from the legendary author himself.
$35.00 US
Oct 04, 2022
8 x 10
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Universal Studios Monsters
A Legacy of Horror
This updated volume is the perfect gift for any fan of horror movies and pop culture’s most iconic monsters. 
$45.00 US
Oct 12, 2021
9 x 12
268 Pages

Northwest Know-How: Haunts
Entertaining, educational and highly giftable, Northwest Know-How: Haunts showcases the haunted hotspots, cemeteries and graveyards, ghost towns, and curiosities in Oregon and Washington.
$16.95 US
Sep 13, 2022
4-1/2 x 6
144 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
$25.00 US
Apr 20, 2011
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
512 Pages
Penguin Classics

Anno Dracula Signed 30th Anniversary Edition
Signed deluxe hardcover edition with sprayed edges and ribbon marker of the trailblazing alternate history vampire novel, with a brand-new introduction from Neil Gaiman and exclusive additional material from the author. Horror fans will not want to miss this.
$24.95 US
Oct 04, 2022
5-1/8 x 8
528 Pages
Titan Books

An Illustrated Guide to All Species
The ultimate illustrated guide to all known bat species
$34.95 US
Apr 09, 2019
6-3/4 x 9-1/2
400 Pages
Smithsonian Books

AMIRI Wes Lang
An extravagant monument to a unique collaboration in the worlds of art and fashion: the Autumn-Winter 2022 collection of the luxury brand AMIRI, created in partnership with the painter Wes Lang.
$135.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
11-1/4 x 14-3/4
480 Pages

Inside Black Mirror
The first official companion to the Netflix cult-hit sci-fi television series that's fascinated millions of fans worldwide
$30.00 US
Nov 20, 2018
7-7/16 x 9-5/8
320 Pages
Crown Archetype