Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Bookstores

[On line and off line book shopping]

This is a list of some book stores that handle science fiction, fantasy, and horror works. Both on-line and off-line stores are represented here.

[Lincoln's Sword]
A Mystical Unicorn
Online Used Bookstore. Over 160,000 paperbacks in stock.
Adventures in Crime & Space
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, 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 least 2,000 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 & Bookstore
Yet another chain store.
Basement Full of Books
Out-of-print books available by mail directly from their authors.
Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature
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 independent bookstore.
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 Comics
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 Bookstore
Current releases and OP searches, events, movie reviews, and even a store cat
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 London, England.
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 Book Store
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, horror categories.
White Dwarf Books
Specializing in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Located in western Canada.
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 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.

Meta-search Sites

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 books.
"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 members.

More Resources: Other Lists of Bookstores

Bookstore Guide
An amateur guide to book shopping throughout Europe.
BookWire—Bookseller Resources
From R. R. Bowker. Very well organized, by category, with short descriptions of each bookseller.
Infinity Plus
SF bookstores, categorized by country.
Open Directory
Science fiction, fantasy, and horror booksellers. A free open listing, with human editors.
Publishers' Catalogues Home Page
List of publishers maintaining an online presence, organized by country. Maintained by Northern Lights.
Read Assist
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 stores.
Speculative Vision: Bookstores
Science fiction and fantasy resource network. Has thumbnails of bookstores' front pages.

Writers' Organizations

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.
Viable Paradise:
Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Workshop

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Science fiction, fantasy, and horror bookstores
[Lincoln's Sword] [The Apocalypse Door] [Year's Best Fantasy 9] [Land of Mist and Snow] [Cosmic Tales: Adventures in Far Futures] [Murder by Magic] [Book of Kings] [First Heroes] [Truth and Shadows] [Service for the Dead] [New Skies] [New Magics] [The Apocalypse Door] [The Price of the Stars] [Starpilot's Grave] [By Honor Betray'd] [The Gathering Flame] [The Long Hunt] [The Stars Asunder] [A Working of Stars] [Requiem for Boone] [Groogleman] [Knight's Wyrd] [Not of Woman Born] [On Crusade] [Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts] [Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers] [A Starfarer's Dozen] [Camelot] [Tales of the Knights Templar] [Otherwere] [A Nightmare's Dozen] [A Wizard's Dozen] [My Favorite Fantasy Story] [Crusade of Fire] [Vampires] [Mortal Kombat] [Midnight Justice] [Global War] [Prince Valiant] [Tiger Cruise] [What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?] [A Silence in the Heavens] [Between the Darkness and the Fire] [School of Wizardry] [Secret of the Tower] [The Wizard's Statue] [Danger in the Palace] [The Wizard's Castle] [The High King's Daughter] [Timecrime, Inc.] [Witch Fantastic] [Monster Machine] [Aquatech Warriors]