The Talisman and Black House:
On a brisk autumn day, a twelve-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America--and into another realm.
One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin. . . ‘
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King:
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
• Epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by Jana Heidersdorf
• Six to Eight full-color interior paintings by Jana Heidersdorf printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
• High-quality endpapers for all editions
• Full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
Carrie: The Deluxe Special Edition (Volume One in the "Doubleday Years" Collection) by Stephen King
Featuring full-color wrap-around artwork by Tomislav Tikulin and full-color interior paintings printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book!
About the Book:
Carrie was the odd one at school; the one whose reflexes were always off in games, whose clothes never really fit, who never got the point of a joke. And so she became the joke, the brunt of teenaged cruelties that puzzled her as much as they wounded her.
There was hardly any comfort in playing her private game, because like so many things in Carrie's life, it was sinful. Or so her mother said. Carrie could make things move—by concentrating on them, by willing them to move. Small things, like marbles, would start dancing. Or a candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her game, her power, her sin, firmly repressed like everything else about Carrie.
One act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious jokes of her classmates, offered Carrie a new look at herself the fateful night of her senior prom. But another act—of furious cruelty—forever changed things and turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction.
She made a lighted candle fall, and she locked the doors...
Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:
• an introduction by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
• a lengthy afterword by Tabitha King discussing the book's unbridled exploration of adolescent terror, sexuality, and the unknown
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
• printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
• custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition
• epic wrap-around full-color dust jacket artwork by Tomislav Tikulin
• full-color interior paintings by Tomislav Tikulin
• interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
• signature sheet artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings
• full-page reproduction of the telegram Doubleday editor Bill Thompson sent Stephen King to announce the publisher was buying the book
The Stand by Stephen King
Bernie Wrightson (Illustrator)
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen.
Stephen Kings' magnum opus without a doubt, and certainly one of our favourite books ever. We've been lucky enough to have read both the cut and uncut editions, preferring the the latter, and getting one of these stunning Doubleday 'coffin' signed limited editions to boot. As far as limited editions go this baby certainly makes a statement.
First edition hardcover -signed
The Centipede Press cloth-bound hardback in slipcase edition of Salem's Lot signed by Stephen King.
This edition of Salem’s Lot was widely held to be the best Stephen King-limited edition ever published.
It was printed on 100# Mohawk Superfine and measured 9 × 13 inches.
It has Jerry Uelsmann photographs reprinted as gorgeous duotones. It was bound in full black cloth and signed by Stephen King and Jerry Uelsmann.
Additionally we have a copy of the Centipede Press gift edition limited to 600 unsigned copies, still in publisher's shrinkwrap.
The Shining by Stephen King
Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Chong
Signature Page illustration by Dagmara Matuszak
The Shining was first published in 1977, it left an immediate and indelible impression. At once terrifying and intensely human, it set the standard for the modern horror novel, and remains as vital and affecting today as it was thirty-five years ago.
The story The Shining tells has assumed a permanent place in American popular culture. It is, first of all, the story of a family: Jack and Wendy Torrance and their extraordinarily gifted son, Danny. The Torrances are a family in crisis. They have come to the Overlook Hotel, a deluxe resort set in an isolated corner of the Colorado Rockies, to serve as winter caretakers and to recover from a series of bruising personal defeats. But, as they soon discover, the Overlook is more than a hotel. It is a malign, voracious entity with an extravagantly violent history, and it is determined to absorb the Torrance family—Danny in particular—into its dark heart.
The Shining is a novel in which all of the varied elements—scenes, setting, character—come triumphantly together. The Overlook Hotel, with its haunted rooms, elaborate traps, and twisted secrets, is one of the most compelling backdrops in all of horror fiction. And the Torrances, with their tragic flaws, hidden wounds, and profound, often frustrated love for one another, are as real and credible as the people we encounter in our everyday lives. The result is a novel with the narrative power and emotional resonance of a classic. It is, and will always be, a consummate example of the storyteller’s art.
Both editions are available:
Limited: 750 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom traycase
Gift: 1500 unsigned cloth bound copies, housed in a custom slipcase
Gwendy's Button Box:
About this Special Edition:
This special edition has an oversized trim size of 7 inches by 10 inches and includes an additional piece of full color artwork by Ben Baldwin and additional interior illustrations by Keith Minnion, along with a custom minted nickel coin featuring a very special surprise for the “heads” side. There will only be enough coins produced for the signed editions and this coin will never be minted again.
Limitation Information: just 350 hand-numbered copies featuring a fine binding, two color printing throughout the book, a color frontispiece by Ben Baldwin, eight to ten interior illustrations by Keith Minnion, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, and an illustrated signature sheet signed by STEPHEN KING and RICHARD CHIZMAR, all housed in a custom deluxe traycase with pullout ribbon featuring a NUMBERED custom-minted coin minted in nickel
WE also have the SST Publications limited edition, that can be found under Richard Chizmar's entry.
“I can’t bear to believe his presence in my life had anything to do with fate. It would mean that all these terrible things—these horrors—were meant to happen. If that is so, then there is no such thing as light, and our belief in it is a foolish illusion. If that is so, we live in darkness like animals in a burrow, or ants deep in their hill. And not alone.”
Revival by Stephen King is a dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. This rich and disturbing tale spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written.
Special Bonus Materials :
• Seventeen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt, including three fold-out illustrations measuring 17 inches by 9 inches
• An introduction by Josh Boone, writer and director of the forthcoming feature film adaptation
• Exclusive artwork created by Vincent Chong for the film development process
• “A Nasty, Dark Piece of Work” by Bev Vincent: an overview of Stephen King’s writing of the novel
• “Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview” — an epic twenty page interview with Stephen King originally published on Halloween 2014 by Rolling Stone magazine in celebration of the novel’s publication
Housed in a custom-made slipcase wrapped with a woven cloth and stamped with hot foil on the spine
The Dead Zone:
The story follows Johnny Smith, who awakens from a coma of nearly five years and, apparently as a result of brain damage, now experiences clairvoyant and precognitive visions triggered by touch. When some information is blocked from his perception, Johnny refers to that information as being trapped in the part of his brain that is permanently damaged, "the dead zone." The novel also follows a serial killer in Castle Rock, and the life of rising politician Greg Stillson, both of whom are evils Johnny must eventually face.
Though earlier King books were successful, The Dead Zone was the first of his novels to rank among the ten best-selling novels of the year in the United States. The book was nominated for the Locus Award in 1980 and was dedicated to King's son Owen. The Dead Zone is the first story by King to feature the fictional town of Castle Rock, which serves as the setting for several later stories and is referenced in others.
Easton Press leather edition
First edition hardcover
First edition hardcover
First edition hardcover
First edition hardcover
First edition hardcover
The Stephen King Library:
The red leather books were only available to people that signed up to the Stephen King Library many years ago. They were published by the Book of the Month Club and bound in faux leather with Stephen King's signature in gold on the front board. We are missing three of the thirty-seven published.
We start with the special or limited editions currently on hand, and for other editions please click on the links below: