Find the Perfect Gift With Quirk Books

By Nico Marjolin | March 5 2024 | Gifts & GamesPop Culture Prose

Interested in the weird and occult? Or maybe not but just looking for a fun gift for yourself or your loved ones? Chances are Quirk Books has the perfect title for your needs. They publish gift & prose books on a range of fun topics – including coffee, sleep, aliens, and witchcraft! (I meant it when I said range!). Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America in Chasing Ghosts, explore our fascination with UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence in We Are Not Alone, meet the women who pioneered horror and speculative fiction in Monster, She Wrote, and learn about all things tea in Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know.

Check out our highlights below. And if your comic shop has a PRH account you can always ask them to special order any of these books for you.

Chasing Ghosts
A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural
978-1-68369-277-5
Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture.
$22.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
Paperback
272 Pages
Quirk Books

Cursed Objects
Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items
978-1-68369-236-2
An illustrated compendium that reveals the true stories behind the most infamous, creepy, and bizarre real-life cursed objects throughout history. Spanning decades and continents, subjects range from the opulent Hope Diamond to the humble Busy Stoop chair.
$19.99 US
Sep 15, 2020
Hardcover
272 Pages
Quirk Books

We Are Not Alone
The Extraordinary History of UFOs and Aliens Invading Our Hopes, Fears, and Fantasies
978-1-68369-335-2
Explore our fascination with UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence through exclusive interviews, archival photos, and strange but true stories from history. Do you want to believe?
$23.99 US
Oct 17, 2023
Hardcover
336 Pages
Quirk Books

The Big Book of Mars
From Ancient Egypt to The Martian, A Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet
978-1-68369-209-6
The Red Planet takes center stage in this entertaining, well researched, and fully illustrated pop history of Earthlings' long relationship with Mars, and its impact on pop culture, space exploration, and our hopes for the future.
$24.99 US
Jul 07, 2020
Paperback
256 Pages
Quirk Books

Toil and Trouble
A Women's History of the Occult
978-1-68369-291-1
​​A celebration of magical women and nonbinary people in American history, from Salem to WitchTok.
$19.99 US
Oct 25, 2022
Hardcover
336 Pages
Quirk Books

Basic Witches
How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
978-1-59474-977-3
Capitalizing on the rising trend of hipster witchcraft, BASIC WITCHES is a lighthearted and empowering book of spells and lifestyle tips for feisty millennial women.
$15.99 US
Aug 29, 2017
Hardcover
208 Pages
Quirk Books

Monster, She Wrote
The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
978-1-68369-138-9
Weird fiction wouldn't exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature's strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.
$19.99 US
Sep 17, 2019
Hardcover
320 Pages
Quirk Books

The Zombie Tarot
An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions
978-1-59474-569-0
From the author and illustrator of Quirk's Housewives Tarot comes another delightful tarot kit for specialty gift shops and bookstore occult sections.
$19.99 US
Jun 05, 2012
Cards
96 Pages
Quirk Books

Paperbacks from Hell
The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
978-1-59474-981-0
Celebrating the weird, gory, freaky, amazing horror fiction of the 70s and 80s. With vintage art, hilarious commentary, recommended reading, and poignant creator biographies.
$26.99 US
Sep 19, 2017
Paperback
256 Pages
Quirk Books

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Apocalypse
978-1-68369-355-0
It’s the apocalypse—now what? Prepare for the end of civilization with the help of the world’s best-selling survival guide series and learn how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.
$18.99 US
Oct 31, 2023
Hardcover
272 Pages
Quirk Books

How to Survive a Horror Movie
All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
978-1-68369-146-4
Don't be afraid: no vampire, zombie horde, cannibal hillbilly, Japanese vengeance ghost, or other horror movie monster can hurt you...as long as you have this book.
$14.99 US
Sep 24, 2019
Paperback
176 Pages
Quirk Books

It's Your Funeral!
Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime--Before It's Too Late
978-1-68369-258-4
You can’t attend your own funeral. But you can have a blast planning it!
$16.99 US
Aug 17, 2021
Hardcover
176 Pages
Quirk Books

William Shakespeare's Avengers: The Complete Works
978-1-68369-207-2
Assemble, Ye Avengers! All four Avengers films are presented as Shakespearean plays in this must-have for Marvel fans. 
$34.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
Hardcover
304 Pages
Quirk Books

The League of Regrettable Superheroes
Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History
978-1-59474-763-2
A fun, funny, and affectionate look at the strangest superheroes to ever appear in comics, some so hilariously odd that it's hard to believe they were ever published. Featuring vintage comic book art, with equally colorful commentary from a die-hard comic book blogger and cartoonist, The League of Regrettable Superheroes is a different window into the superhero pheomenon that's become so prevalent in movies, television and pop culture.
$24.99 US
Jun 02, 2015
Hardcover
256 Pages
Quirk Books

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains
Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History
978-1-59474-932-2
From banjo-playing Nazis to gangster gorillas, superhero comics have featured some of the weirdest antagonists ever published. This definitive collection of oddball supercrooks presents the most regrettable supervillains of all, complete with vintage art, publication details, and hilarious commentary from author Jon Morris.
$24.95 US
Mar 28, 2017
Hardcover
256 Pages
Quirk Books

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook
Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For
978-1-59474-757-1
A deadly delicious collection of recipes for appetizers, entrees, desserts, drinks, and more, all from the bestselling authors of Mystery Writers of America.
$24.95 US
Mar 24, 2015
Hardcover
176 Pages
Quirk Books

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
978-1-59474-334-4
The New York Times best seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey. Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an audacious retelling of English literature’s most enduring novel. This expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem begins when a mysterious plague falls upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. It’s the perfect read for literature lovers, zombie fans, and anyone who loves a reanimated Austen.
$14.95 US
Mar 01, 2009
Paperback
320 Pages
Quirk Books

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
978-1-59474-454-9
Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, this prequel to the hit mash-up novel will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—or crawling out of it!    Four years before the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside, reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands—until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly, corpses are springing from the soft earth—and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet grows from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth’s heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?
$12.95 US
Mar 01, 2010
Paperback
288 Pages
Quirk Books

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
978-1-59474-502-7
Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion.When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.
$12.95 US
Mar 22, 2011
Paperback
320 Pages
Quirk Books

The Fangirl's Guide to the Universe
A Handbook for Girl Geeks
978-1-68369-231-7
From notable geek girl Sam Maggs, The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life and a fun, feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.
$15.99 US
Oct 27, 2020
Hardcover
208 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 13 and up

The Fangirl's Journal for Leveling Up
Conquer Your Life Through Fandom
978-1-68369-219-5
A companion to The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, this guided journal by Sam Maggs includes essays, prompts, and illustrations to help fangirls get in touch with their dreams, plans, and faves.
$14.99 US
Oct 27, 2020
Stationery & Accessories
160 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 13 and up

Goblin Mode
How to Get Cozy, Embrace Imperfection, and Thrive in the Muck
978-1-68369-353-6
Embrace your inner goblin! Learn to decorate, dress, craft, forage, and live according to the goblin principles of community, diversity, and joyful mess.
$17.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
Hardcover
208 Pages
Quirk Books

Girl Squads
20 Female Friendships That Changed History
978-1-68369-072-6
A fun and feisty tour of famous girl BFFs from history who stuck together and changed the world.
$16.99 US
Oct 02, 2018
Hardcover
272 Pages
Quirk Books

Stuff Every Coffee Lover Should Know
978-1-68369-252-2
This pocket-sized handbook to all things coffee is the perfect gift for coffee connoisseurs, those looking to grind and brew their own beans, or anyone who appreciates a hot cup of joe.
$10.99 US
Mar 09, 2021
Hardcover
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know
978-1-68369-178-5
This pocket-sized handbook to all things tea is the perfect gift for lovers of loose-leaf, those looking to start their own tea tradition, or anyone who appreciates a perfectly brewed mug.
$10.99 US
Apr 14, 2020
Hardcover
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Stuff Every Beer Snob Should Know
978-1-59474-983-4
From the bestselling STUFF series comes this handy pocket guide to buying, tasting, and appreciating beer.
$9.99 US
Feb 06, 2018
Hardcover
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know
978-1-68369-019-1
From tips for tasting at home to picking the perfect bottle for a BYOB, this how-to handbook is a must-have for wine lovers everywhere.
$10.99 US
Feb 06, 2018
Hardcover
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Recipes Every College Student Should Know
978-1-59474-954-4
College Cooking 101: You have a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a very strict budget. What's the easiest path to a satisfying study break snack?
$10.99 US
Mar 28, 2017
Hardcover
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Good Sh*t
Your Holistic Guide to the Best Poop of Your Life
978-1-68369-297-3
It's time to talk sh*t—literally—with this relatable and humourous interactive handbook that will help you conquer the (ceramic) throne so you can conquer your life.
$19.99 US
Dec 28, 2021
Paperback
128 Pages
Quirk Books

Good Night
Your Holistic Guide to the Best Sleep of Your Life
978-1-68369-333-8
If you struggle with insomnia, sleep procrastination, and catching zzz’s in general, this approachable handbook will help you master the art of sleep.
$19.99 US
Mar 21, 2023
Paperback
128 Pages
Quirk Books

Good Flow
Your Holistic Guide to the Best Period of Your Life
978-1-68369-361-1
With this empowering handbook, a better period is possible!
$19.99 US
Dec 26, 2023
Paperback
128 Pages
Quirk Books