Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Bookstores
This is a list of some book stores that handle science
and horror works. Both on-line and off-line stores are represented here.
- A Mystical Unicorn
- Online Used Bookstore. Over 160,000 paperbacks in stock.
- Adventures in Crime &
- Specializing in Mystery, Science Fiction, & Horror Books New, Used, and Rare. Located in Austin, Texas, USA. (Note: Website hasn't been updated since 2008.)
- Includes Dr. Who Store.com, Star Trek Depot, Star Wars Trading Post, and Brit-TV Shoppe. Comic books, serials. Other media fandoms. Action figures, collectibles, other merchandise.
- Already Read Used Books
- We have thousands of carefully selected paperback and hardback books... barely used, out-of-print, and vintage — in fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. We have at
sci-fi titles in stock along with additional horror titles.
- Alternating Reality Books
- Comic books and Science fiction books, anime and manga.
- Angus & Robertson
- An Australian chain.
- Augustine Funnell Books
- Used, hard-to-find, and out-of-print books and magazines. SF/F/H hardcovers and paperbacks.
- Independent N.C. Bookstore dealing in Used & Rare
Books and Collectibles. Over 80,000 items in our store --
titles from all genres, comic books, and ephemera. New listings added
every day -- Selling books of quality since 1998.
- Bakka Phoenix
- BakkaPhoenix Books. "Canada's oldest science fiction bookstore." In Toronto, Canada.
- Barnes & Noble.com
- Yet another chain store.
- Basement Full of Books
- Out-of-print books available by mail directly from their authors.
- Barry R. Levin Science Fiction &
- A Premier Purveyor of Science Fiction and Fantasy Rarities. Store
located in Santa Monica, California, USA. Strong emphasis on autographs,
manuscripts, literary correspondence, and original art.
- B. Brown and Associates
- Bob Brown, Proprietor. Fine used and rare books bought and sold.
- Betts Bookstore
- Bangor, Maine's oldest bookstore, operating in the downtown area
since 1938. Complete collection of Stephen King works, including
hardcover, paperback, and signed limited editions.
- Blackwell Bookshop
- In the UK. Blackwell's Online Bookshop offers a wide range of academic books, university textbooks and specialist books including medical books, law books, business books, science books and classics books. Browse over 6 million books. Free UK delivery on online orders over £20
- The Book Depository
- Located in the UK. Free worldwide shipping. Choose between US and UK covers.
- Book Passage
- "Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 30 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected, annual writing conferences."
- The national chain. (USA)
- Large selection of hard to find books and brochures. The collection covers a wide range of subjects
including art, literature, science and much more.
- Books From the Crypt
- A virtual store specializing in rare, used, and collectible science
fiction, fantasy and
horror since 1997. Hardcover and paperback books, pulps, digests,
comics, and ephemera.
- The Booksmith
- "Your neighborhood bookstore in cyberspace." San Francisco's leading
- Borderlands Books
- Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror bookstore. Used & new. Physically located in San Francisco, CA, USA. Eclectic periodicals, British imports, small press titles, videos and DVDs and many other items of interest to the fan or collector of genre literature.
Out-of-print searches and special orders.
- Cargo Cult Books & Notions
- In Berkeley, California, USA.
- The Canadian chain. Formed by the merger of Indigo Books & Music, Inc. and Chapters, Inc.
- Charles McKee -- Books
- "The Housedaddy Bookman." Specializing in Science Fiction,
Mystery, Canadiana, and the Odd & Unusual
- Daedalus Books and Music
- Quality books, music, and DVDs at up to 90% off.
- Dark Carnival
- "Earth's Largest Bookstore for The Imagination: Myth,
Fairytales, Fantasy, SF, Noir, Suspense, Art, KidLit and the Unusual."
- DreamHaven Books and
- DreamHaven Books specializes in new and used science fiction, horror,
fantasy, comic books, film and media, games, alternative literature and 'zines. New home of The Stars Our Destination.
- Eyes of the Owl
- Used books since 1978. Located in Wolfboro, New Hampshire, USA. This is a real "bricks and mortar" book store where we provide personalized service for your on-line order. Se habla Español.
- In Denmark, in Danish.
- Fantastic Collectibles
- Science fiction and fantasy collectibles. Concentrating on pulp magazines (1920-1955), first-edition hardcovers, and early paperbacks.
- Fantastic Literature Limited
- Rare and out-of-print books. In Essex, England. "We are the UK's largest online purveyors of out of
print, rare science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime thrillers and macabre
fiction both in paperback and hardcover."
- The Fine Books Company
- First Editions, Manuscripts, Proofs, Letters & Periodicals of the 19th & 20th Century in the Areas of:
American & English Literature, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Mystery/Detective Fiction, Children's/Illustrated Books
and Select Non-Fiction.
- Australasia's Biggest Online Store. All our prices are better than AmazonTM. Guaranteed.
- Flights of Fantasy
- Physically located in the Albany, New York, area. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery/suspense, and romance books. Games and gaming supplies.
- Forbidden Planet
- A chain with several locations in England, UK. Signed items, events, competitions. Clothing, comics, collectibles, DVDs, books and toys.
- Comics, action figures, role-playing games, collectibles, DVD/video. In Germany, site is in German.
- Galaxy Bookshop
- "Australia's oldest Science Fiction,
Fantasy & Horror specialist bookshop." In Sydney, Australia.
- Hidden Staircase
- Formerly Booksmith, in Delafield, WI. Used--Collectible--Out-of-Print Books; Buy--Sell--Search. Large SF section.
- Howling Wolf Lost Pulp Classics
- "We are an internet retailer dealing exclusively in classic
science fiction pre 1964. Due to our wholesale arrangements we
have access to EVERY classic science fiction work currently in print in the
US and UK. In stock ships in 2 days, backorder ships in 2-3 weeks."
- Find and order books from local independent bookstores, based on ZIP
code (USA). (Formerly BookSense.)
- Kayleighbug Books
- Thousands of new and used Science Fiction and Fantasy titles.
Online since 1997. Full line of Small Press titles from Scrybe Press, Subterranean Press, Lethe
Press, and Night Shade Books in addition to the major publishers.
- In Vancouver, British Columbia.
- L. W. Currey, Inc.
- "The World's Largest Selection of Out-Of-Print Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature." Buy and sell rare, fine and collectible first edition books in all fields of popular fiction, with emphasis on science fiction and fantasy literature from the earliest times to end of the twentieth century.
- Lady Jayne's Books
- Books & Collectibles / Auction Sales / Shows & Conventions
- Little Village Toy and Book Shop
- Books, Music, Toys. Located in Littleton, New Hampshire, in the heart of the White Mountains.
- Moe's Books
- Current science and SF/F books (and many others), and Out-of-print
searches. Formerly Virtual Moe's. World famous destination for book lovers since 1959.
- The Missing Volume
- Hard to find, out of print, used, and signed books. Specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Fiction
- Mysterious Galaxy
- A bookstore specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery,
Suspense and Horror, physically located in San Diego, CA, USA. Hundreds of
signed first editions.
- Mystery and Imagination
- On-line and brick-and-mortar bookstore. Owned and operated by Malcolm and Christine Bell,
who have been Los Angeles-area purveyors of Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction,
Fantasy and Horror fiction since 1975. In recent years, under the name BOOKFELLOWS,
the couple has expanded their stock to include all kinds of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children's Lit,
Performing Arts, Western Americana, and fine books in many non-fiction areas. Physically located in Glendale, CA, USA.
- Other Change of Hobbit
- Current releases and OP searches, events, movie reviews, and even a
- The Overlook Connection
- "The Hotel of Horror, Science Fiction & Mystery"
- Pandemonium Books and Games
- "Greater Boston's Science Fiction Specialty Bookstore." Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
- Pandora's Books, Ltd.
- A mail-order only bookstore which has specialized in out-of-print
science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery since 1973.
- The Phantom Bookshop
- Rare and Unusual Books. Located in Ventura, California, USA.
- Porcupine Books
- Second-hand science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. Physically located in
- Powell's Books
- "Over a million used, new and out-of-print books in stock every
day." Physically located in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon, USA.
- Rainy Day Paperback Exchange
- "We have a stock of around 2,500 used and out of print
scifi, fantasy and horror titles. We specialize in paperbacks. We're in
Bethel, CT but have our entire inventory listed online
and will ship internationally."
- The Signed Page
- A website devoted to bringing signed and personalized books to those fans who are unable to meet with their favorite touring writers.
- Science Fiction-Bokhandeln
- In Sweden, pages in both Swedish and English. Specializes in SF.
- Sci-fi Genre Shop
- Comics and collectibles.
- The Sentry Box
- Canada's Largest Adventure Gaming and Fantasy & Science Fiction
- Sci Fi - Arizona
- An Author Owned and Operated Science Fiction Bookstore
and Writer's Workshop On The Internet. Michael McCollum, Proprietor
- Slow Glass Books
- Australia's largest science fiction, fantasy and horror mail order bookstore. Located in Melbourne.
- Southern California Comics
- One of the largest selections of comic book back issues available at the comic book store level. San Diego, California, USA.
Star Cat Books
- Gently used & new books, specializing in children's & science fiction. Physically located in Bradford, Vermont, USA.
- Specializing in Philip K. Dick. Science-Fiction, Fantasy & Horror, Counter Culture, The
Movement, Civil Rights. "Books for both the collector and the reader." Formerly Zack Wood, Book Purveyor.
- Toadstool Books
- Readings, signings, and music. Thousands of titles. In Keene, Milford, and Peterborough New Hampshire USA.
- The Tolkien Library Store
- The Tolkien Library Store always has a large amount of rare and collectible Tolkien books up for sale.
Tolkien books available include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed / Numbered / Limited Editions. Rare Tolkien items are also available, including books and letters signed by Tolkien, proof copies and books from Tolkien's personal library.
- Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore
- The oldest independent science fiction bookstore in America. Founded in 1974. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Co-located with Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore.
- UnEarthly Books
- Collection of Used & Rare Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Star
Trek, Star Wars & Mystery Books. Offers appraisal service.
- Violet Sunshine Books
- Independent used bookstore. Current catalogs include over 35,000 books and rapidly growing thanks to a
1250 ft expansion. Of these books approx. 6,000 are in the sci fi/fantasy,
- White Dwarf Books
- Specializing in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Located in western
- WH Smith
- Located in the UK. The first online bookshop in Europe. The first UK
online shop to sell USA books. ""The largest online bookshop in Europe."" Formerly Internet Book Shop.
- White Birch Books
- North Conway, New Hampshire.
- White Unicorn Books
- "We specialize in Science Fiction and Fantasy and also have many other fine books. Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, second hand, and rare books."
- Wrigley-Cross Books
- New, Used, and Collectible Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery and Horror
E-Book, Audiobook, and Print on Demand
- Baen Webscriptions
- Full text current releases from Baen Books in electronic format.
- Free public-domain e-books.
- Books on Tape
- Uncut, unabridged audiobooks. Science fiction section.
- Buzzy Multimedia
- Excellence in Sci-Fi and Fantasy audiobooks. Includes books by Alan Dean Foster, Jim Butcher, and others.
- DriveThru Sci-Fi
- Electronic formats only. No physical books. Multiple publishers.
- Formerly Peanut Press and Palm Digital Media. Popular fiction for hand-held
computers. Current and classic works. SF authors include Greg Bear, David Drake,
and Vernor Vinge. Asimov's and Analog magazine e-versions.
- Fictionwise.com is committed to providing the Internet's most comprehensive collection of
fiction (and yes nonfiction too!) in the most popular eBook formats.
- Project Gutenberg
- Free, public domain e-books. Wide variety of genres. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
- Unabridged audiobooks to rent or buy.
- The Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Collection
- The Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Collection is comprised of public domain books contributed by The Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections at UCLA from the Nitka Collection of Fantastic Fiction. Other contributions are from the University of Toronto and the University of California at Berkeley.
- Self-published e-books in a wide variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
- Featuring, but not exclusively, Tor books.
- Valancourt Books
- Specializing in quality reprints of rare 18th and 19th century literature.
- Wildside Press
- SF reprints and originals.
- Book search and price comparison. Used and Out of Print search.
Simultaneous search of 10+ book databases.
- Booksearch and Marketplace. "When you buy books at Biblio, you support literacy and education! Since 2004, Biblio has used a portion of its profits to help build 7 community libraries in South America."
- Formerly mx.bookfinder. This is a book shopping search engine
that scans bookseller databases to find new, used, rare, and out-of-print
- "We exist to meet the needs of authors and readers by bringing them closer together through our book portal. Our purpose is to give any author or publisher the opportunity to sell their book(s) and any visitor the chance to find them."
Many self-published titles.
- Comparison shopping for books from multiple sites.
- Campus Books
- Focuses on, but not exclusively, used textbooks. Some SF/F/H books available.
- This search function searches hundreds of independent store inventories.
- New & used books - Find the lowest price - Compare 126 book stores, 60,000 sellers, in a click.
- A website for buying and selling used, rare, and collectible books,
ephemera, and periodicals.
Owned and operated by ABookCoOp. Searches the databases of coop
More Resources: Other Lists of Bookstores
- Bookstore Guide
- An amateur guide to book shopping
- BookWire—Bookseller Resources
- From R. R. Bowker. Very well organized, by category, with short
descriptions of each
- Infinity Plus
- SF bookstores, categorized by country.
- Open Directory
- Science fiction, fantasy, and horror booksellers. A free open
listing, with human editors.
- Publishers' Catalogues
- List of publishers maintaining an online presence, organized by
country. Maintained by Northern Lights.
- The big chains are here, but so are small publishers who sell
direct, independent science fiction and fantasy stores, and used book stores
that specialize in science fiction and fantasy.
- SF Site: Science
Fiction and Fantasy Bookstore Links
- Like it says, from SF Site. A good list; some otherwise obscure
- Speculative Vision: Bookstores
- Science fiction and fantasy resource network. Has thumbnails of bookstores' front pages.
- Horror Writers Association (HWA)
- The professional organization for Horror writers.
- Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
- The professional organization for Mystery writers.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
- The professional organization for Science Fiction and Fantasy writers.
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