Where to buy Stephen King books online
Grab the best works by the master of horror books from these online bookstores that deliver to Australia.
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Horror writer Stephen King's works are gripping, masterfully written and packed full of characters that are likely to haunt you in your dreams.
More than a handful of his masterpieces have been transformed into movies and TV series. Think Shawshank Redemption, The Shining, The Green Mile, IT, Misery and Castle Rock, to name a few.
Watched the movies and loved them? Perhaps you're the kind who prefers to read the book before you watch the movie? Whatever your reason for wanting to get stuck into this wordsmith's works, here are the sites selling Stephen King's stories to get that ball rolling.
One of Australia's oldest booksellers, Dymocks has seen Stephen King novel after Stephen King novel fly off its shelves. Which will you pick up?
- Earn Booklover points per purchase
- Saver ($6.99 flat-rate) or express shipping ($9.99 flat-rate) Australia-wide
- Softcover, hardback, ebooks and a minimal number of box sets of Stephen King's available
2. QBD Books
This Australia-based bookstore is no stranger to fantasy novels, particularly those by Stephen King. Its catalogue boasts dozens of King novels, some of which are heavily discounted.
- Free postage for orders over $50
- Accepts Afterpay and Zip
- Soft and hardcover Stephen King books available
Your one-stop shop for practically everything, Amazon stocks a huge range of Stephen King novels to sink your teeth into. Deals drop all the time, so keep your eyes peeled.
- Free shipping on select items for Amazon Prime members and orders over $39+
- Full transparency over delivery time frames per item
- Softcover, hardcover, box sets and audiobooks (Audible) and ebooks (Kindle) of Stephen King's available
Raid somebody's else's collection of Stephen King novels with the help of online marketplace eBay and score a sweet deal while you're there. eBay also sells new books from stores and private sellers.
- Free delivery for select orders as well as for eBay Plus members
- Accepts Afterpay
- Soft, hardcover and box sets of Stephen King's books available
Sort by delivery time to get your Stephen King books to your door in record time with Angus & Robertson. The Australian bookstore frequently discounts books, so look out for the sticker to save even more.
- Free delivery on orders of $60 or more
- Softcover, hardback, box sets, audiobooks and Kobo ebooks of Stephen King's books available
- Afterpay available
Always up-to-date with the latest releases and sporting some of the best prices online, Book Depository is a top place for stocking up on Stephen King reads.
- Free delivery worldwide
- Variety of covers per title, so you can choose the artwork or movie cover
- Softcover and hardback Stephen King books available
A completely online bookstore, Booktopia prides itself on its excellent online service and fast, well-packaged deliveries. Experience it for yourself by building your Stephen King collection, all at very competitive prices.
- Constantly discounts its top 100 best-sellers
- Accepts Afterpay
- Softcover, hardcover, box sets and minimal audiobooks of Stephen King's available
Selling new and used books, Better World Books can save you a bundle if you're not picky about the physical quality of your book. It also gives back, donating a book to those in need for every book sold.
- Free delivery worldwide
- Find unique used books
- Better World Books donates books and raises funds for libraries and literacy
- Soft and hardcover Stephen King books available
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Frequently asked questions
Which of these retailers offer free delivery when you buy Stephen King books online?
- QBD Books: Free delivery on orders over $50
- Amazon: Free delivery for Amazon Prime members
- eBay: Free delivery on select orders and for eBay Plus members. Look out for the "Fast 'N Free" sign.
- Angus & Robertson: Free delivery on orders over $60
- Book Depository: Free delivery on all orders
- Better World Books: Free delivery on most items
What's the full list of Stephen King books:
Here's a full list of Stephen King books, in order of publish date. This list includes graphic novels, short story collections, essays, collected interviews and anthologies but excludes screenplays.
|Book title||Publish year|
|The Long Walk||1979|
|The Dead Zone||1979|
|The Running Man||1982|
|The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger||1982|
|Cycle of the Werewolf||1983|
|The Eyes of the Dragon||1984|
|The Bachman Books||1985|
|The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three||1987|
|Nightmares in the Sky||1988|
|Bare Bones - Conversations on Terror||1988|
|The Dark Half||1989|
|Four Past Midnight||1990|
|The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands||1991|
|Nightmares & Dreamscapes||1993|
|The Green Mile||1996|
|The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass||1997|
|Bag of Bones||1998|
|The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon||1999|
|Hearts in Atlantis||1999|
|Blood and Smoke||1999|
|On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft||2000|
|Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing||2000|
|From a Buick 8||2002|
|The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla||2003|
|The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah||2004|
|The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower||2004|
|The Colorado Kid||2005|
|Just After Sunset||2008|
|Under the Dome||2009|
|Stephen King Goes to the Movies||2009|
|Full Dark, No Stars||2010|
|American Vampire Vol. 1||2010|
|The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole||2012|
|The Bazaar of Bad Dreams||2015|
|End of Watch||2016|
|Six Scary Stories||2016|
|Charlie the Choo-Choo||2016|
|Hearts in Suspension||2016|
|Gwendy's Button Box||2017|
|Flight or Fright||2018|
|If It Bleeds||2020|
What are the best Stephen King books?
According to Goodreads, these are the most highly rated Stephen King novels with over 1,000 reviews as at the time of writing. All these books scored above 4.5. Boxed sets have been excluded.
- Coffey on the Mile
- The Bad Death of Eduard Delaxcroix
- Night Journey
- Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
- Coffey's Hands
- The Green Mile, Part 1: The Two Dead Girls
The Dark Tower Boxed was also highly rated but has been excluded from this list as it's a series.
Which Stephen King books have been made into movies?
Stephen King's novels have been adapted into both movies and TV series over the years. Here they are in order of when they were released:
|The Dead Zone||1983|
|Children of the Corn||1984|
|Stand by Me||1986|
|The Running Man||1987|
|A Return to Salem's Lot||1987|
|Tales from the Darkside: The Movie||1990|
|The Lawnmower Man||1992|
|Pet Sematary Two||1992|
|The Dark Half||1993|
|The Shawshank Redemption||1994|
|Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest||1995|
|Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace||1996|
|Sometimes They Come Back... Again||1996|
|Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering||1996|
|The Night Flier||1997|
|Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror||1998|
|Sometimes They Come Back... for More||1998|
|The Green Mile||1999|
|The Rage: Carrie 2||1999|
|Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return||1999|
|Hearts in Atlantis||2001|
|Children of the Corn: Revelation||2001|
|The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red||2001|
|The Mangler 2||2002|
|The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer||2003|
|Riding the Bullet||2004|
|The Mangler Reborn||2005|
|Children of the Corn: Genesis||2011|
|A Good Marriage||2014|
|The Dark Tower||2017|
|It Chapter Two||2019|
|In the Tall Grass||2019|
|Sometimes They Come Back||1991|
|The Dead Zone||2002–2007|
|Nightmares & Dreamscapes||2006|
|Children of the Corn||2009|
|Bag of Bones||2011|
|Under the Dome||2013–2015|
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