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Joe Hill’s By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain Broadside


Today Subterranean Press announced a broadside of Joe Hill’s Ray Bradbury-inspired tale, By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain.

Copies are in stock, and ready to ship in the next two weeks. Copies will be shipped rolled, in a tube. In addition to hand signing each copy, Joe has adorned each with a small doodle near his signature.

This broadside measures 24 x 36, and features a very small print run for a Joe Hill limited edition. Click HERE to order.

Limited: 224 signed numbered copies: $60
Lettered: 26 signed lettered copies: $125

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Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors Due On May 24, 2016


Justin Cronin’s best-selling Passage trilogy is nearing its end, with The City of Mirrors slated for release on May 24, 2016 — four years after the release of The Twelve, the trilogy’s second installment.

Ridley Scott’s production company optioned the trilogy for film for a $1.75 million. Get the latest news about Justin Cronin HERE.

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11.22.63 Teaser Trailer: James Franco Stars In The Stephen King Series


Hulu Original series 11.22.63 has debuted its first teaser trailer! It follows high school history teacher Jake Epping (James Franco) as he travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — but his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and the past itself, which doesn’t want to be changed.


The series also stars Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight, Cherry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay and Daniel Webber.


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The nine-hour limited event series based upon the New York Times best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King premieres Presidents Day, February 15, 2016, on Hulu. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk serve as executive producers. Academy Award-winning Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Black Sea) directs and executive produces the first two hours.

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Amazon Opens A Physical Bookstore In Seattle


Amazon got its start as an online bookseller, and now — over 20 years later — it’s decided to sell books the old-fashioned way. On Tuesday, Amazon will open a store in Seattle called Amazon Books. Not only is it one of Amazon’s first physical locations, but it’s also Amazon’s first physical bookstore. Amazon says that it won’t entirely be doing things like a traditional store, however; it’ll be relying on data — including customer ratings, sales totals, and Goodread’s popularity — to decide which books to stock. Curators will have some say, too.

In addition to selling books, Amazon is also going to be putting its devices on display. Visitors will be able to try Kindles, the Echo, the Fire TV, and Fire Tablets.

The store is located in Seattle’s University Village and will be open seven days a week, except for holidays. Amazon says that this is a permanent location — not just a pop-up shop.

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Stephen King On Good Morning America


Stephen King appeared on Good Morning America this morning to promote his new book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Check out the interview below.

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Star Wars Art: Posters Limited Edition


This deluxe, 244-page edition includes 5 hand-signed, archival-quality gicle prints by Howard Chaykin, Tom Jung, Roger Kastel, Drew Struzan, and Boris Vallejo, as well as 40 exclusive artworks. Featuring foil-stamped, real-cloth binding and housed in a lush clamshell case, this edition is limited to 325 copies.


Few pieces of artwork distill the passion for Star Wars as do posters. From Tom Jung’s iconic one-sheet for Episode IV to Roger Kastel’s Gone with the Wind–inspired painting for Episode V and beyond, Star Wars has enjoyed nearly four decades of poster art from some of the most renowned artists working in movies. The fifth book in the George Lucas–curated Star Wars Art series, Posters collects the best artwork from all six Star Wars films, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series, and limited-edition prints. This collection unites all of the action, artistry, and drama of a galaxy far, far away into one lavishly produced tome.

 Star Wars Art: Posters Limited Edition can be purchased HERE for $400.

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Stephen King, Not Just The Guy Who Makes Monsters


There’s a story Stephen King can’t resist telling. He was shopping for cinnamon buns and potato chips one day when a woman approached him. She told him that she didn’t care for horror stories like the ones he wrote, and preferred uplifting stories, like “The Shawshank Redemption.” When Mr. King told her he wrote that, too, she didn’t believe him.

If there are any lingering doubts about Mr. King’s stylistic range, they should be put to rest by his new collection, “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,” which features 20 stories that seem to touch on every genre imaginable, except for romance. There are crime and horror stories, a narrative poem and a grim western, along with realistic stories about marriage, aging and substance abuse.


The collection also functions as a companion of sorts to his 2000 book “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.” In his new book, Mr. King introduces each story, describing how he got the idea and what inspired him. The catalyst for one, “The Dune,” about a sand dune where the names of people who are about to die appear, came to him all at once when he was walking his dog on a beach in Florida. Others came from equally unlikely sources: a glimpse of a woman sitting on a bus, losing a bet with his son, eating lunch with his wife at Applebee’s and seeing a man cutting up his older dining companion’s steak. Another, “The Little Green God of Agony,” was drawn from his near-fatal road accident in 1999 and his long recovery.

“When readers come to a short story or a novel, the writer disappears completely, and that should be the case in the story, but it’s sort of fun to be able to talk about where the story came from,” Mr. King said. “It was a pleasure to talk about the craft again.”

In a telephone interview with the New York Times, Mr. King spoke about what scares him, why he’d like to be known for more than horror stories and why he has vivid dreams when he’s not writing. Click HERE to read the interview.

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Disney Movie Posters: From Steamboat Willie To Inside Out


Anyone who has ever seen a Disney movie knows that the iconic images are beautifully conveyed via the magnificent posters. The tone of the movie and the full range of emotions we experience in seeing the film are often captured in a single poster. After having seen and experienced a wonderful Disney motion picture, the mere sight of the poster can bring back the feelings of having taken the journey by watiching the film. Disney Movie Posters is a tribute to those posters, which tell the story both before and after we see the movie.

Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the motion picture process since Disney began making motion pictures. Not only are they eye-catching pieces of artwork, they are also designed to entice the movie-going audience. From Steamboat Willie, to Frozen and countless movies in between, Disney Movie Posters have been an important part of the films themselves. Disney shorts, animated movies, live action movies and Pixar movies can be remembered and honored by the posters that so efficently capture the magic of the film.

The 150 page hardcover book can be ordered HERE.

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Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook


In honor of Home Alone’s 25th anniversary, Quirk Books is publishing Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook: a re-imagination of the story as an endearing Christmas fable. Featuring engaging illustrations by Kim Smith, the book is sure to enchant readers both young and old. In its colorful pages, readers will encounter bumbling burglars, brilliant bobby traps, and Kevin’s ability to fend for himself. Complete with famous lines like “I made my family disappear!” and scenes of Kevin screaming after trying his dad’s aftershave lotion, Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook offers all the fun of the original movie in a darling hardcover package whose read-aloud story teaches lessons about responsibility and the importance of family.

With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and other Christmas storybook classics.

Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook ($18.95) will be released on October 20, 2015.

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Spy vs. Spy: An Explosive Celebration


MAD’s newest book, Spy vs. Spy: An Explosive Celebration, is on sale this week! This 224-page hardcover features 150 of Spy vs. Spy’s most memorable adventures, presented for the first time in blazing full color!

Also inside:

– Foreword by Lewis Black
– Sergio Aragonés’ heartfelt graphic memoir of the Spies’ creator, Antonio Prohias
– A top-secret dossier of Spy vs. Spy trivia and stats
– An appreciation of current Spy vs. Spy cartoonist Peter Kuper, with a selection of his greatest strips
– 10 all-new and 5 classic posters by these noted graphic artists:

Orlando Arocena
Peter Bagge
Tom Bunk
André Carrilho
Darwyn Cooke
Evan Dorkin
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
Jim Lee
Hermann Mejia
Tony Millionaire
Nathan Sawaya
Yuko Shimizu
Bill Sienkiewicz
Bob Staake
Rich Webber

This MAD-dening anthology is perfect for longtime fans and first-time agent provocateurs! Check out the preview pages below, then go get your copy today — available everywhere books are sold!

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