Posts Tagged Seth Grahame-Smith

Vampire Hunter Hits the Big Screen and Book Value Soars!


When bestselling books find their way to the big screen, collectors clamor to their favorite bookstores looking for that 1st edition missing from their shelves.  Prices usually are pushed into the stratosphere. We all know the history of books like The Godfather, The Da Vinci Code, The Help, Absolute Power, The Hunt For Red October, Get Shorty, The Color Purple, Jurassic Park, The Firm, Silence of the Lambs, The Kite Runner, K-Pax, Mystic River, The World According to Garp, and many more.  Wouldn’t we all like a signed first of these and others?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-SmithHere’s an opportunity to take a chance on Hollywood’s next big hit.  On June 22nd, 20th Century Fox – in association with Tim Burton -brings Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestseller, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to a theater near you.

When we learned of this, we checked our stock and were disappointed to find that we only had a couple of copies left.  With market prices already pushed to over $100, what could we do?  Fortunately, we located a few unopened signed cartons tucked away at the publisher and quickly grabbed them.  We are offering them at our original price . . . first come, first served.  Please – limit 3 to a customer.

Now in Stock – Ready to Ship!

VJ Books has received:  Harlan Coben – Caught, Danielle Trussoni – Angelology, Linda Fairstein – Hell Gate, Jack Coughlin – Clean Kill, Seth Grahame-Smith – Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Henning Mankell – The Man From Beijing, Lorrie Moore – A Gate At The Stairs, and Sandi Ault – Wild Penance.


When Anne Rice exploded onto the literary scene with the tales of the vampire Lestat, a new genre took flight.  Her series dominated the bestseller charts for the years that followed, until she abandoned her New Orleans mansion, and the dark tales that haunted those shadowed hallways.  Lestat and his kindred lay quietly in their silk lined coffins waiting for a new dark night.

In 2005 they walked again with the release of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, and the popularity of that novel and the books and movies that followed, breathed new life into the undead and the forces of darkness.

When Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, he decided to use the journal as his guide and reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth and near-death of our nation.  Although Abraham Lincoln is widely revered for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. (more…)