What are some tips for finding movie novelizations in used book stores?

If searching for movie novels at a used bookstore, it can sometimes feel like trying to find needles in a haystack. It can be overwhelming, especially in large used book stores, to find movie novelizations when there’s no specific section dedicated to them. As you browse the stacks (probably with your head titled sideways so you can easily read the spines), here are some tips to help you spot these treasures in the wild:

  • Look for book spines with very bold title fonts.
  • Try to spot logos that look like they belong on movie posters; often movie novelizations will use the movie’s same logo on the book spine.
  • Typically used book stores will arrange their books by author, so it’s helpful to come prepared with a list of movie novels and their authors for the specific books you are seeking. Are you looking for a specific movie novelization but aren’t sure who the author is? Check our database!