Whether you’re after a spine-tingling read or are looking to release your inner witch this spooky season, here you’ll find a selection of the best books for Halloween. From classic horror novels and haunting collections of ghost stories to books on the history of witchcraft and magical practice, we’ve got the best selection of Halloween reads in both fiction and non-fiction.


Discover a collection of the best classic horror books to read this Halloween from the likes of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, and more.


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From books on palm reading and tarot to spell books for Halloween, these witchy titles are perfect for those looking for a little bit of magic this spooky season.


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The Herb Grower’s Grimoire – Traditional Recipes, Herbal Wisdom & Ancient Lore

Journey back in time as you explore the magical and medicinal virtues of thirty garden herbs in a collection of herbal legends, charms, recipes, remedies, and hands-on growing advice. 


Explore the different sides of magic with these classic books on witchcraft and magical practice.


Discover the History of Halloween

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Yule, Beltane, and Halloween Festivals

Discover the real history of Halloween as James Napier explores ancient celebrations and feasts that ancient communities of people held in the worship of their gods.


Ghoulish Ghost Stories

Explore a collection of classic ghost stories and creepy supernatural tales that will have you hiding under the covers at night.



These real-life stories of brutal crime and bloody murders showcase some of the most shocking true crime cases of the past.


From Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula to Florence Marryat‘s The Blood of the Vampire, these scary stories of Vampires pack a terrifying bite.


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