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 two 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, and 1-2 bonus gifts such as stickers, pin badges or magnets.

Do you ship international?

Yes, we do! Our icy, accursed fingers now stretch across the oceans! Shipping Delays are currently in effect across the world so please prepare to wait a few weeks for delivery if you are abroad.

How do you select your featured book?

We find our books from various different areas - sometimes they are offered to us by publishers or authors because they fit our needs, sometimes we seek them out specifically because we read them in our own spare time and loved them. We always prioritise books that are unique or interesting in some way, and if we can we will always try to negotiate bookplates from the authors.

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.

What secondhand book will I get?

Our secondhand books are sourced in a variety of ways - either by strapping on our boots and hitting the charity shops and used book shops or by acquiring collections via our contacts. We source hundreds of used books every month, and we are always glad to give them new homes. 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!  Please remember the mystery book is intended as a 'Wild Card' - if it doesn't look like your thing read it anyway, that's what our box is all about!

My secondhand book isn't Horror!

This is where it gets tricky. Horror is a subjective and fickle mistress, depending on how hardcore you are! Our secondhand books run the entire gamut of Mystery, Horror and Thriller, and can be from any spot on that spectrum. Some may say a book about a serial killer isn't horror, but if that were the case then neither is Psycho, or Friday the 13th. Our attitude is this - if it's about murders or monsters, it's in. If we have mistakenly included soomething that is none of these things, then please get in touch! The only things within the Horror/ Mystery umbrella we won't send you is Paranormal Romance or Action Thrillers.