I've been on a mission.
I kept seeing these amazing rainbow Stephen King books all over Instagram, and I needed them. I own quite a few Stephen King books already, but something about the dichotomy between how sweet these covers and spines look and how dark his books can be made these editions extra enticing.
I did what any normal person would do- Googled, pastel Stephen King spines. Nothing. Colorful Stephen King? Not quite. I searched the tag Stephen King spines on Instagram and basically stalked down several photos until I could come up with the publisher-it's Hodder & Stoughton.
To make a long story short, I basically toggled between Instagram, Amazon, Book Depository, and AbeBooks and realized that these editions are from the U.K. and came out in 2007. I'm in the U.S., so finding these was a bit of a challenge. I first tried to order from the Book Depository, since they offer free shipping worldwide. However, on this website it looked like a lot of the editions were sold out. I briefly toyed with going through the site Book Depository directs you to, AbeBooks, but some of the books listed here seemed extra expensive. Through all of this, I did figure out that I could take the ISBN numbers for these editions and order them through Amazon! I entered in the ISBN number and then clicked on "see all buying options" to really look into what quality book I was purchasing. To save you the trouble, I wanted to put together a list. This list is also for me, too, since I eventually want to collect them all. I ordered The Stand (my all time favorite) and Cell today, and the expected arrival date is sometime in mid-July.
Disclaimer: The books that I ordered are used. To me, it's worth it though because the books themselves look to cost anywhere from .99 to $5 with $3.99 shipping. That's much better than the $30+ I was seeing elsewhere! I will say, some of the books listed below were also available on the Book Depository for around the same price, and since they offer free shipping worldwide you might try them as well. Just a heads up, the links below are affiliate links. Finally, I'm not an expert in book collecting by any means. The list below is what I believe to be the complete collection. I don't work in publishing; I just do this as a hobby. So if you happen to click on a link and order something and get magic beans in return, don't say I didn't warn ya.
The Complete List of Stephen King Hodder Paperbacks
Update 4/19- Links below are to Amazon. I added the ISBN numbers so you can find them on your own in case the links become outdated. Shoutout to Dominik for the ISBN’s for Rose Madder and Gerald’s Game! I also just discovered a ton of new titles that are in this style… the search continues.
'Salem's Lot ISBN | 0340951478
Bag of Bones ISBN | 0340951427
Blaze ISBN | 9780340952245
Carrie ISBN | 0340951419
Cell ISBN | 0340921536
Christine ISBN | 0340951400
Cujo ISBN | 0340952709
The Dark Half ISBN | 034095261X
The Dead Zone ISBN | 0340952687
Desperation ISBN | 0340952652
Different Seasons ISBN | 0340952601
Dolores Claiborne ISBN | 0340952636
Dreamcatcher ISBN | 0340952407
Duma Key ISBN | 0340978031
The Eyes of the Dragon ISBN | 0340952725
Firestarter ISBN | 0340952695
Gerald's Game ISBN | 0340952776
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon ISBN | 0340952385
Insomnia ISBN | 0340952792
IT ISBN | 0340951451
Lisey's Story ISBN | 034089895X
Misery ISBN | 0340951435
Night Shift ISBN | 0340952679
Nightmares and Dreamscapes ISBN | 0340952784
Needful Things ISBN | 0340952768
Pet Sematary ISBN | 034095146X
Rose Madder ISBN | 0340952644
Running Man ISBN | 0340952288
The Shining ISBN | 0340951397
Skeleton Crew ISBN | 0340952628
The Stand ISBN | 0340951443
The Talisman ISBN | 0340952717
Thinner | ISBN 0340952261
The Tommyknockers ISBN | 0340952733
And there you have it! I hope this was helpful. I can't wait to get a nice sized collection of these going. Is there anything I missed? Let me know!
I'm also interested in these Gallery Books versions... but one collection at a time, yes? (Full list of those can be found here!)