It’s the most wonderful time of the year — spooky season! I’m not usually one for seasonal decorating, but Halloween is the special holiday that gets me excited to pull out my skeletons and witch hats to spread the spine-chilling cheer. If you love books and the haunting magic of October 31, then these bookish Halloween decorations are just what you need to ring in the holiday spirit(s). We’ve got adorable, creepy, and downright jump-scare worthy home goods sure to fright and delight. And some of them may be so wonderful they make their way into your year-round decor!
The first section of these decorations are made of upcycled books reimagined as Halloween magic. From books carved into 3D art to gorgeous prints on old book pages, they’re a beautiful way of bringing new life to books that might have otherwise ended up in the trash.
If the idea of cutting up books or painting over their words makes you squeamish, scroll on by to see decorations inspired by the love of books and specific horror titles that have become Halloween classics. Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, and Stephen King’s works serve as some of the inspiration for these scarily wonderful decorations.
Halloween Decorations Made with Books
These book pumpkins can seamlessly make the jump from Halloween to Thanksgiving. $46+.
This book of spells comes with the witch built in! $36.
These bookish Halloween prints are perfect for lovers of spooky vintage flare. $30.
This witch made from a recycled book is so cute you’ll want to leave her out year round. $40.
Every aspiring witch needs a poison apple spell book. $36.
This ghost garland puts the “boo” in books. $10.
Halloween Decorations Inspired by Books
Don’t lose your head over this gorgeous Sleepy Hollow print. Or actually, do. $11.
Where’s Johnny? Oh, right there on the bookshelf holding up your books! These The Shining bookends are sure to give you a fright. $25.
Candles may not necessarily be decorative, but this haunted bookstore candle will definitely add to your Halloween decoration ambience! $22.
Share your love of Edgar Allan Poe with this The Raven print instant download. Quoth the raven, “This Halloween is gonna be lit.” $2.
If you’ve ever studied tarot and/or stayed up late to finish one more chapter, this Midnight Reading Society print is for you. $19.
Wrap yourself up in this horror classics blanket before settling in for your spooky Halloween readathon. $50.
When November rolls around, you can pry this Go Away, I’m Reading pillow from my cold dead hands. $30.
They’re not technically Frankenstein bookends, they’re Frankenstein’s monster bookends. $58.
Haunt your own house with this Haunted Mansion printable download. $15.
Let visitors know what you’re all about before they even enter with this book loving ghost doormat. $25.
We hope you found the perfect bookish Halloween decorations for spooky season! You might also enjoy: