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    This used to scare the hell out of me. A story about a girl who had a spider lay eggs in her cheek then hatch still haunts me.

    Might be a little too scary for some, but I love the stories in this! By Alvin Schwartz, Dirk Zimmer (Illustrator

    In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz, Illustrated by Dirk Zimmer

    I totally remember this image from the book in my elementary school - "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" Apparently, they've republished the book and taken out all of the creepy drawings.

    "The Hound of the Baskervilles," serialized 1901-1902. My favorite of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels. He wrote four, but also produced a great number of fantastic short stories.

    For a book lover, like me, this does two things. Makes my fingers itch to know what books they are. Has me imagining the smell of the books. The ink and paper ..... Roost - Roost: A Simple Life

    Jarndyce Booksellers London...my favourite antiquarian bookshop

    “What you are holding in your hand is no mere book - it is an item of black magic. Once you have opened its cover, you will be placed under a spell that cannot be broken until you turn the last page.”

    Lovely restrained design...the exposed neck is all you need to emphasize the danger lurking within...designed by Megan Wilson...

    Think this is from The Ring, which I remember as a particularly creepy movie :)

    The German actor Conrad Veidt. He was the inspiration to the creators of Batman for the Joker with his portrayal of the character Gwynplaine in the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs. An adaptation of a Victor Hugo novel, the film was directed by German expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni, with Veidt in the title role