Frequently Asked Questions

What's in the box?!

Every month, our FULL GUTS box will contain a cavalcade of cobweb-covered treasures and mouth-watering treats, worthy of even the most discerning abominations. We include a featured book curated and chosen by us , a locally-sourced luxury treat made in the UK, a random, mystery second-hand book in the horror or thriller genre, an exclusive bookmark designed by us, one of our partner magazines (Hellebore, Black Static or The Ghastling) and 1-2 bonus gifts.

Do you ship international?

Yes, we do! Our icy, accursed fingers now stretch across the oceans! 

How do you select your featured book?

We make a list of recent releases (by recent, we mean within the last 12 months) and we then narrow it down to two options. Then we read both and select the book we think fits our brand best, and will inspire the most discussion and excitement in our subscribers! We love to take you out of your comfort zone, and we have been known to include a wide variety of different styles and voices!

Can I get my book in the box?

If you're an independent author, publisher, small press or an artist, and you think your work would fit into our box like a vampire in a silk-lined coffin, then we want to hear from you! While we cannot always offer the top spot as our featured book, we are more than happy to discuss other ways which we can support your work! Send us an e-mail here: theabominablebookclub (at) gmail (dot) com.

Why would I want a second-hand book?

Over the last few years, there has been something of a renaissance in the horror world. With the popularity of Stranger Things and 80's nostalgia at an all-time peak, many people in the horror world are rediscovering the beauty and abject weirdness of classic paperback books. Many of the books we include in our boxes will be original editions of these strange, colourful, and largely forgotten tombstones in the graveyard of horror history. You only have to follow us on instagram (@abominablebook) to see some of these gems in all their glory! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NB: The vast majority of our books are hand-selected in person by us, via charity shops and local independent bookstores. Our pool each month will contain a portion of books by cult authors such as Rex Miller, John Halkin, Clare McNally and Dennis Wheatley, and another portion featuring more mainstream names such as Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Shaun Hutson and James Herbert. When you order a box, you are taking a lucky dip into this dungeon of despair! While we can't guarantee you will get something exceptionally rare or unique, we will try our best to make sure you get something interesting to read every month! 

What is the Accursed Library?

The Accursed Library is the precipice between wake and sleep. It is the small moment between each breath you take. It is whispers in the dark. It is the wind through the keyhole.