“But here were books…”

Akademika bookstore is getting ready for Frankenweek by beginning to set out books for their Halloween horror pop-up store. They’ve got plenty of scary stories to tell in the dark on the shelves:

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(photos by Audun Bjølgerud)

Check out the hardcover Lovecraft! They’ve also got a graphic novel adaptation of Frankenstein, and the 2018 Man Booker International Prize-shortlisted Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, which uses Shelley’s Frankenstein and the conventions of so-called “genre fiction” for inspiration, but deals with an entirely different kind of horror. Sounds like a must-read for those of us thinking about how far Frankenstein‘s cultural reach extends.

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