Have you got a darkside?

The staff at Eason's take their costumes very, very seriously

The kids, their tastes are a-changing. Well not really, the Goosebump and Point Horror series were huge favourite a few years ago. But with the return of the vampire and Meyer’s Twilight series holding the top five slots in the Irish Book Charts for three weeks in January - publishers, writers and booksellers are looking for their darkside.

And today (it being Friday 13 and all) Eason’s are celebrating the macarbe - their the store on O’Connell Street, Dublin, has been overrun by a Skeleton Detective and a hoard of Vampirates, (Derek Landy and Justin Somper). Head on over - the staff may be in hiding, the books may be on fire and odd insignia might even be scrawled on the tiles but don’t be afraid… we all like a good scare once in a while. Right?

Update: Almost as if they knew about the darkside launch, Harper Collins announced their plans to publish new books by Darren Shan. A stand-alone fantasy quest novel, a four-book vampire series, plus seven manga titles based on Shan’s best-selling Saga of Darren Shan series.


  • … vampirates?

    Comment | March 13, 2009
  • Click the link. Go on, I dare ye not to be impressed

    Comment | March 13, 2009
  • [...] Eoin PS, Listening to an interesting piece on Kenny about Welcome to The Dark Side [...]

    Pingback | March 13, 2009
  • Ohhhh, vamPIRATES. I was pronouncing it like vertebrates. You know, a class of creatures with vampiric tendencies.

    Comment | March 13, 2009
  • Certainly made my picking up of AU a little more interesting this morning.

    Comment | March 13, 2009
  • @Ruairí - That’s what we like to hear, I think…

    Comment | March 13, 2009
  • I wrote a book about vampires once.

    I’ve said too much…

    Comment | March 13, 2009
  • No, no, no - do go on ;)

    Comment | March 15, 2009

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