Welcome Blog Review Policy My Novels Giveaways Restorer's House

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Haunted October- Top Ten Haunted Libraries/Bookstores I want to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/top-ten-tuesday/
Where every week we showcase a top ten (insert here)
This week is top ten bookstores or libraries you've always wanted to visit.
This week, with the theme of the month; I've chosen haunted libraries and bookstores.

Willard Library

"The Grey Lady ghost was first reported to have been seen in Willard Library in the late 1930s by a custodian. Since that time, those looking—and not looking—for the apparition have reported unexplained events and sights."


 Julia Ideson Building


Parmly Billings Library

"Parmly Billings Library was founded in 1901, opening as "The Parmly Billings Memorial Library," in memory of town founder Frederick Billings' 25-year-old son, Parmly, who suddenly died while in Billings, Montana, looking after his father's businesses. The original library was located at 2822 Montana Ave., in the beautiful stone building that is now the home of The Western Heritage Center."


Monmouth University Library

"Designed by the same team behind the New York Public Library, this beaux-arts-style library lives on campus at Monmouth University. What used to be a summer home for Murry and his wife, Leonie, is now a studious haunt complete with a ghostly lady in white who waits until the clock strikes midnight to make her way down the staircase."

Morelia Public Library, Michoacán, Mexico

"Library staff say that a “nun in blue” has haunted the 16th-century premises for many years. Director Rigoberto Cornejo said in Monterrey’s El Norte newspaper, “When I leave the building, I feel the sensation of someone following me. In fact, I can even hear the footsteps.”"

Longleat House, Red Library, Wiltshire

"Longleat in Wiltshire is probably better known for its wildlife park than it is its ghosts - but the house does have some history. The house was built in 1567 by Sir John Thynne on the site of a former Augustinian Priory and named after the artificial stream "leat" that was built to feed a watermill. The house is still in the hands on the Thynne family - namely Alexander George Thynne - 7th Marquis of Bath."

Haslam's Book Store

"At least as old as the 1920s, the building that houses the bookstore (est. 1933) is said to have literary poltergeists in residence. Books have flown off the shelves, mostly those in the metaphysical section or those by author Jack Kerouac, who often visited the store during his lifetime. Cold spots have been detected as well. Some maintain that one of the ghosts in residence is Kerouac himself, who died in 1969."

Moravian Book Shop

"Founded in 1745, the Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the country and home to the Moravian College student bookstore. For 273 years, book lovers near and far have looked to the Moravian Book Shop for its curated selection of books and iconic Moravian- and Bethlehem-themed gifts."


Rivendell Books

"Rivendell Books’ website states that it is a “bibliophile’s paradise”. Perhaps this ghost got confused after death, thinking he’d already made it to heaven. There are worse places to spend an eternity than a bookstore."

Haunted Bookshop in Melbourne

This one isn't actually a "Haunted" bookstore. But it does ghost tours
"The creepy Haunted Bookshop in Melbourne is loaded with the occult and obscure. Books include such eclectic topics as Magic, Aleister Crowley, Witchcraft, Satanism, Anton LaVey, Divination, Tarot, Ghosts, Vampires & Aliens."


  1. I love this!!! A few of my co-workers and my boss swears our bookstore has a ghost, but I've yet to encounter her. ;)

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. This is such a cool twist on this week's topic! I do love a good ghost tour, if I ever find myself in Melbourne I'll have to go to The Haunted Bookshop.

  3. I love the twist you put on the topic this week. Perfect for Halloween! Who's have thought there were so many haunted libraries? I think my favourite of these is the Willard Library. It's beautiful!

  4. Hahaha! I love how you made this TTT fit into your monthly theme. It never would have occurred to me to look up haunted bookstores and libraries! I'm so amazed and how many there are...

    Have you been to any of these?


I love getting comments! Also please let me know if you are a new follower, I always follow back!

This is an award free blog, I love the thought, but I just don't have the time.