Don’t Get Left Behind – Pre-Order Now!

As you may know, there have been numerous disruptions to manufacturing, shipping, storage, and all the logistics that come with a supply chain. This is expected to get worse as we get closer to the holiday season, and books (and bookstores) are predicted to be one of the more affected industries.

We at The Haunted Book Shop don’t want you to get left behind! This post contains all the active pre-order campaigns we currently have going. Some come out as early as next week, others come out later in the year and into 2022. Check out the information below and pre-order today! As always we’re always happy to do special orders and answer any questions – just let us know!


Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune
Release Date: 9/21/21
*The next two pre-orders receive a signed copy

Klune’s latest introduces Walter, a ghost who refuses to cross into the afterlife. Walter faces further problems when he realizes he is falling in love with the ferryman sent to escort him to the great beyond.

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
Release Date: 4/26/22

This may not come out until April, but Nettle & Bone is highly anticipated by Kingfisher fans! I don’t think I can say it better than this: “This isn’t a fairy tale where the princess marries the prince. It’s one where she kills him.” Intrigued? You better pre-order!

Young Adult


She Who Rides the Storm by Caitlin Sangster
Release Date: 9/21/21
*Pre-orders receive a signed bookplate while supplies last (5 left)

Four teenagers, each looking for redemption and revenge, attempt to steal a cursed sword rumored to be at the bottom of an ancient shapeshifting king’s tomb. What they find, however, is that some things, including secrets, should stay buried.

Gilded by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: 11/2/21

Bestselling author Marissa Meyer is back with this haunting retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Serilda developed a talent for spinning tales full of spellbinding and fantastical elements. When one of her stories catches the attention of the evil Erlking and his undead hunters, Serilda find herself in a world full of phantoms, ghouls…and secrets. Can Serilda break the ancient curse? Find out!

Court by Tracy Wolff
Release Date: 11/9/21
*Pre-order the Indie Exclusive Edition (10 copies available)

Tracy Wolff concludes her bestselling Crave series with Court, and this special Indie Exclusive Edition is a must for die-hard fans! It includes special edition Gargoyle Court-themed endpapers, exclusive bonus content from Tracy Wolff that explores the origins of a fan-favorite gargoyle character, AND a bonus scene not found anywhere else!


Steelstriker by Marie Lu
Release Date: 9/28/21
*Pre-order a signed copy (2 available) and a character art print (13 available) while supplies last

Steelstriker is the exciting conclusion to Marie Lu’s Skyhunter duet! The fall of her homeland has unleashed Talin’s worst nightmares. Faced with ever-daunting challenges, Talin must become a Steelstriker to save everything that matters to her, including Mara, her adopted homeland. Book one just came out a few weeks ago, so it won’t take long to catch up with Talin and her quest before embarking on Steelstriker!

Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane Anders
Release Date: 4/5/22
*Pre-order a signed copy (10 available)

The sequel to Victories Greater Than Death, this is Book 2 from the Unstoppables series by Charlie Jane Anders! Rachel Townsend might have been the first artist to leave Earth and venture into the galaxy, but now she can’t make art at all. Elza Monteiro wants to be the first human to venture inside the Palace of Scented Tears and compete for the chance to become a princess, but the person she encounters along the way is the last person she wants to see. And Tina Mains is studying at the Royal Space Academy with her friends, but she’s not the badass space hero everyone was expecting. Soon the three find themselves careening towards adventures with extreme consequences.


Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Release Date: 12/28/21
*Pre-order a signed copy (4 available)

A sequel to their previous bestseller What If It’s Us, Becky Albertalli and Adam Sivera reunite readers with Arthur and Ben! Ben may have made it through freshman year of college, but life is still feeling like a slog. Meanwhile, Arthur is back in New York City working as an intern off-off Broadway. When the two meet again, they struggle to shake their shared past. Will the universe give them a do-over? Guess you have to find out!


Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman
Release Date: 9/21/21

With lyrical language accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Loren Long, this debut picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman will show readers that amazing things can happen when we come together and use our voices and talents.

InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. by John Patrick Green
Release Date: 9/28/21
*Pre-order and receive a free gift (10 available)

The latest book in John Patrick Green’s InvestiGators series, Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. finds Mango and Brash trying to solve their latest mystery! With Brash in a mysterious coma, the technicians at S.U.I.T. have developed RoboBrash – he has hall the crime-fighting know-how as the original Brash, but has a few bugs to work out of his system. Can he team up with Mango to fight the giant ants overtaking the city? We’ll find out soon!

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan
Release Date: 10/5/21
*Pre-order and receive a free lenticular bookmark (8 available)

Bestselling author Rick Riordan brings readers on an adventure in Daughter of the Deep, his modern take on Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. When high school freshman Ana and her classmates witness a terrible accident on their way to their big trial at sea, Ana has no idea that they found their way into fighting a war with a rival school that threatens to turn them into fish food. Riordan fans will enjoy this tale full of adventure, intrigue, and a little humor.

The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling
Release Date: 10/12/21

Jack loves his childhood toy Dur Pig, or DP for short. When DP goes missing at Christmas, Jack teams up with his newest toy (and DP’s replacement) the Christmas Pig and embarks on an incredible journey to find what was lost and save the greatest friend Jack has ever known.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney
Release Date: 10/26/21

Wimpy Kid fans (and parents of Wimpy Kid fans) heads up! Jeff Kinney is back with Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16: Big Shot! After a disastrous performance at field day, Greg decides it’s time to retire from sports. But when his mom convinces him to try out for basketball, Greg finds himself with a spot on the worst team. Will they even win a game? Will Greg make a shot? You’ll love finding out!


Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Release Date: 10/5/21
*Pre-order a signed copy (9 available)

Crossroads is the first book in the highly anticipated A Key to All Mythologies trilogy, Jonathan Franzen’s “magnum opus” that will follow three generations of a Midwestern family from the Vietnam War to the 2020s. Be there from the start and pre-order today!

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom
Release Date: 11/2/21
*Pre-order a signed copy (4 available)

A group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea who claims to be “the Lord.” The stranger says he can save them all – but only if all the passengers believe. Mitch Albom’s latest explores questions of hope, faith and more. Learn more about the book in this trailer!

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Release Date: 4/19/22
*Pre-order a signed copy (12 available)

Award-winning author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel’s latest spans time and space as it explores “art, time, love, and plague.” From Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon 300 years later, see how the story of Edwin and Olive evolves in this compelling story of humanity. The pre-order edition will feature a bonus chapter from the author as well of a set of limited-edition postcards!


Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events by Brent Spiner
Release Date: 10/5/21
*Pre-order a signed copy (10 available)

Described as a “serio-comic semi-autobigraphical thriller,” former Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Brent Spiner took his on-set experiences and turned them into this “zany…love letter to fandom.” Fans of Star Trek are sure to enjoy cameos from LeVar Burton, Patrick Stewart, and other well-known characters, while non-fans may just enjoy laughing along with Spiner’s adventures.

Historical Fiction

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Release Date: 10/5/21

Eighteen-year-old Emmett, recently released from a juvenile work farm, has one plan – pick up his little brother Billy from the foreclosed family farm and head to California to start anew. But two friends from the work farm have a different idea that will take Emmett in the opposite direction to New York City. Told from multiple perspectives, readers will enjoy seeing how this adventure unfolds from A Gentleman in Moscow‘s Amor Towles.

The Last Checkmate by Gabriella Saab
Release Date: 10/19/21
*Pre-order a signed copy

If you binged The Queen’s Gambit earlier this year, you will love local author Gabriella Saab’s debut novel! Maria, a young Polish resistance worker imprisoned in Auschwitz during World War II, plays chess matches to spare her life. In doing so, she fights to bring the man who destroyed her family to justice.


The Every by Dave Eggers
Release Date: 10/5/21
*Pre-order a signed copy (10 available)

Dave Eggers’ latest is a “blend [of] satire and terror, while keeping the reader in breathless suspense.” Somehow, Delaney Wells finds herself working for the Every – the combination of the world’s largest search engine/social media site and the largest e-commerce site. And she wants to take it down. But of course, there is more than she bargained for under the surface. This title is available exclusively through independent bookstores and in addition to the signed copies,the book’s independent, nonprofit publisher, McSweeney’s will have multiple dust jacket color schemes available.

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: 1/4/22
*Pre-order a signed copy (10 available)

The latest from Rachel Hawkins is a “deliciously wicked gothic suspense, set on an isolated Pacific island with a dark history.” When Lux and her boyfriend Nico are hired to sail two women to an island in the South Pacific, it seems like a great escape. But Meroe Island is full of secrets, mystery, and more than Lux bargained for.


Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever
Release Date: 9/28/21

Anthony Bourdain’s longtime assistant and confidante Laurie Woolever conducted nearly 100 interviews with people in Bourdain’s world for this all-encompassing biography. From his kitchen crews, to his television crews, to his daughter and closest friends, readers will get an in-depth look into the world of Anthony Bourdain, through the words and photos of those who knew him best.

The Kindness Workbook: An Interactive Guide for Creating Compassion in Yourself and the World by Robin Raven
Release Date: 12/14/21
*Pre-order a signed copy

Local author Robin Raven created this interactive workbook full of introspective exercises and ways to integrate kindness into your life and how you can share it with others.


An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire by Manda Collins
Release Date: 11/16/21

It’s 1867 in England and Miss Caroline Hargrove, one half of the duo behind England’s most infamous crime column, faces a crisis. Her dear friend has been kidnapped and to solve the mystery, Caro must team up with Lord Valentine Thorn, the man who broke her heart. What will happen as they get closer to finding the culprit? Pre-order so you can be one of the first to find out!


Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
Release Date: 12/7/21

The highly anticipated debut poetry collection from the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States Amanda Gorman! The collection includes “The Hill We Climb,” the stirring poem Gorman recited this past January at the presidential inauguration, along with poems that showcase her energizing and unforgettable voice

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