World Goth Day at Sandman Books

Gothic Reading List from Sandman Books: novels, history, true crime and more from authors like Neil Gaiman, Bram Stoker, Ted Naifeh, Ransom Riggs, Kerri Maniscalco, Victoria Schwab, Edgar Allan Poe, Joe Hill, H P Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, Shirley Jackson, Anne Rice, Edward Gorey 

World Goth Day Reading List Sandman Books

Back: Lily, Sidney, Morgan. Front: Scott, Heidi, Kitty-Wan Kenobi, Kathy. 

Event date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 10:00am
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Dracula: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)
$14.45
ISBN: 9780143106166
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 30th, 2010

The acclaimed Couture Classics with cover designs by Ruben Toledo have become collector's items in the worlds of literature, fashion, design, and popular culture.


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Courtney Crumrin Vol. 1: The Night Things Cover Image
By Ted Naifeh, Warren Wucinich (Illustrator)
$8.50
ISBN: 9781620104194
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Published: Oni Press - June 27th, 2017

"Courtney Crumrin is a fun series, cover to cover." — School Library Journal

Courtney Crumrin grumbles about everything, but now she's really got something to grumble over. Having run out of credit cards, her parents are moving to the wealthy suburb of Hillsborough, to live rent-free with their creepy old uncle Aloysius.


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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) Cover Image
$12.74
ISBN: 9781594746031
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Published: Quirk Books - June 4th, 2013

The #1 New York Times best-selling series.

Includes an excerpt from Hollow City and an interview with author Ransom Riggs


Stalking Jack the Ripper Cover Image
By Kerri Maniscalco, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$9.34
ISBN: 9780316273510
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - September 5th, 2017

This #1 New York Times bestseller and deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion.


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Sunshine Cover Image
$8.54
ISBN: 9780515138818
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Published: Berkley - November 30th, 2004

From award-winning and national bestselling author, Robin McKinley, comes this dark, sensual vampire fairy tale. "A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature."--Neil Gaiman


The Lady from the Black Lagoon Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9781335010131
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Published: Hanover Square Press - March 3rd, 2020

2019 SCIBA Book Award Winner for Biography

A Hugo and Locus Award Finalist

Winner of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award

The
Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Thrillist Best Book of the Year

A Book Riot Best Book of 2019


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Dracula Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780486411095
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Published: Dover Publications - April 18th, 2000

During a business visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by teeth.


Dracula in Dr. Seward's Library 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (Pomegranate Artpiece Puzzle) Cover Image
By Edward Gorey (Created by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780764961939
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Published: Pomegranate Communications - January 15th, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe Tarot Cover Image
$27.19
ISBN: 9780738760339
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2020

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This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9780062983398
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 28th, 2020

#1 New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year


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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9780062351432
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 10th, 2017

From the creators of the #1 international hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves . . . no matter where we live.


My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) Cover Image
$9.49
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ISBN: 9780373210039
Published: Harlequin Teen - July 28th, 2009

She doesn't see dead people, but...

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.


Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft Cover Image
By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator), Robert Crais (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781600103841
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Published: IDW Publishing - August 18th, 2009

Now a Netflix original series! Named a "modern masterpiece" by The A.V. ClubLocke & Key tells a sprawling tale of magic and family, legacy and grief, good and evil.


Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) Cover Image
$15.29
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ISBN: 9781492620945
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 6th, 2016

The first book in the Latinx-infused Queer fantasy series from highly acclaimed author Zoraida C rdova that follows three sisters--and teen witches--as they develop their powers and battle magic through epic questing in the realms beyond.


The Crow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501176999
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Published: Gallery 13 - October 10th, 2017

Discover the definitive and beautiful author’s edition of the classic graphic novel The Crow.

When James O’Barr poured the pain and anguish of a personal tragedy into the drawings that comprise The Crow, his intensely cathartic story of Eric—who returns from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s murder at the hands of a street gang—


Elsa Lanchester, Herself Cover Image
By Elsa Lanchester, Mara Wilson (Foreword by)
$14.23
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ISBN: 9780912777832
Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2018

Being known as “The Bride of Frankenstein” is an unusual form of fame, but for Elsa Lanchester the unusual came naturally. Born to radical socialist parents, Elsa attended an all-boys school and later “studied” in Paris with dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. At 17, she opened her own theater, which was frequented by writers such as H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Evelyn Waugh.


Tales from a Goth Librarian Cover Image
$12.71
ISBN: 9780982374511
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Published: Kerlak Enterprises - March 10th, 2009

Take a disturbing, yet fascinating walk through this collection of short stories and poetry expressing the darker side of the gothic / steampunk point of view as written by a goth librarian.


The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Cover Image
By H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi (Introduction by)
$15.30
ISBN: 9780141182346
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 1999

A definitive collection of stories from the unrivaled master of twentieth-century horror

"I think it is beyond doubt that H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." -Stephen King


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The Gold-Bug and Other Tales Cover Image
$3.83
ISBN: 9780486268750
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Published: Dover Publications - June 1st, 1991

Recognized today as the undisputed master of the American Gothic horror story, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) revealed his genius in tales of death, terror, evil, and perversity. Highly skilled in achieving a calculated psychological effect, Poe created chilling fictional nightmares permeated by mysterious forces, grotesque creatures, and improbable hallucinations.


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Frankenstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062870667
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 4th, 2018

The chilling and tragic tale of Victor Frankenstein and the tortured creature he brings to life, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, remains one of the most widely read Gothic novels of our time. Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2018, Frankenstein is now available in a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial.


The Haunting of Hill House Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
$13.60
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


A Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9780316605106
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2002

From the Master of Horror comes the first gripping book in the twelve book New York Times bestselling Saga of Darren Shan. Start the tale from the beginning in the book that inspired the feature film The Vampire's Assistant and petrified devoted fans worldwide.


Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey Cover Image
$29.75
ISBN: 9780316188548
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2018

The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth.


Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780061669163
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 23rd, 2009

An essential, fully illustrated guidebook to day-to-day Goth living

There's more to being a Goth than throwing on some black velvet, dyeing your hair, and calling it a day (or a night). How do you dress with morbid flair when going to a job interview? Is there such a thing as growing too old to be a Goth? How do you explain to your grandma that it's not just a phase?


Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles) Cover Image
$7.64
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

“A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth—the education of the vampire.”—Chicago Tribune


The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange Cover Image
By Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner, Brian Brooks, Buzz Parker (Illustrator), Ryan Hill (Illustrator)
$25.49
ISBN: 9781506722016
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Published: Dark Horse Books - February 23rd, 2021

Pop culture phenomenon Emily the Strange returns!


The goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined Cover Image
$20.39
ISBN: 9780312306960
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 4th, 2004

What you don't know about goths could fill a book!


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The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$7.64
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ISBN: 9780060530945
Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

The 10th anniversary edition of The Graveyard Book includes a foreword by Margaret Atwood as well as sketches from the illustrator, handwritten drafts, and Neil Gaiman’s Newbery acceptance speech.

IT TAKES A GRAVEYARD TO RAISE A CHILD.


18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics Cover Image
By Bruce Goldfarb, Judy Melinek (Introduction by)
$22.09
ISBN: 9781492680475
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Published: Sourcebooks - February 4th, 2020

A captivating blend of history, women in science, and true crime, 18 Tiny Deaths tells the story of how one woman changed the face of forensics forever.

Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity.


Countess Dracula (Hardback) Cover Image
$36.70
ISBN: 9781593938116
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Published: BearManor Media - April 6th, 2015

This is the hardback version.


The Phantom of the Opera Cover Image
$5.10
ISBN: 9780486434582
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Published: Dover Publications - April 22nd, 2004

The lights of the Paris Opera House dim and a lovely singer holds the audience spellbound with her enchanting voice. Two men are rivals for her love: one of them the beloved friend of her childhood -- and the other the terrifying opera ghost who haunts the theater and wields a strange power over the performer.


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The Picture of Dorian Gray Cover Image
$4.25
ISBN: 9780486278070
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Published: Dover Publications - October 13th, 1993

In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England.


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Cover Image
$2.55
ISBN: 9780486266886
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Published: Dover Publications - January 1st, 1991

In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child's Garden of Verses and wrote the novels Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780061669163
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 23rd, 2009

An essential, fully illustrated guidebook to day-to-day Goth living

There's more to being a Goth than throwing on some black velvet, dyeing your hair, and calling it a day (or a night). How do you dress with morbid flair when going to a job interview? Is there such a thing as growing too old to be a Goth? How do you explain to your grandma that it's not just a phase?


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The Night Circus Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in the spellbinding novel that captured the world's imagination. "Part love story, part fable ... defies both genres and expectations." —The Boston Globe


The Lights of Prague Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781789093940
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Published: Titan Books - May 25th, 2021

For readers of VE Schwab and The Witcher, science and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague.



Tarot del Toro: A Tarot Deck and Guidebook Inspired by the World of Guillermo del Toro Cover Image
By Tomás Hijo, Guillermo del Toro (Foreword by), Tomás Hijo (By (artist))
$25.49
ISBN: 9781683839798
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Published: Insight Editions - October 27th, 2020

Let the fantastic vision of Guillermo del Toro guide your tarot practice with this sumptuously illustrated deck inspired by the haunting world of the award-winning filmmaker.

From the macabre world of Guillermo del Toro comes a deliciously twisted take on a traditional seventy-eight-card tarot deck.


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Cover Image
$14.41
ISBN: 9780393881721
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 31st, 2021

Beloved, best-selling science writer Mary Roach’s “acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating” (Susan Adams, Forbes) classic, now with a new epilogue.