Collector's hardback editions of Charles Williams' best-loved work.

Finally: modern, beautiful hardback editions of Williams' most compelling and accessible writing — in handsome editions that are worth collecting and sharing.

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All Hallows' Eve


A woman who might be dead, a painter who might be a master, and a prophet who might be a monster.

This is one of the novels that earned Williams the reputation of someone who could blend the supernatural and the everyday convincingly. The story flips back and forth across the worlds of the living and the dead, and as it turns out - they're not very separate at all.


The Williams Library editions are hardbound, with cloth covers and foil stamping on the covers.

Inside, you'll find modern typography in the best bookmaking tradition. Printed in pure black with bright spot colors.

They're sized right in the sweet spot: easy in the hand but a respectable presence on the bookshelf.

AND! All proceeds from sales go directly to printing costs for the next books in the series - and so on, until we've republished all seven novels.

About Charles Williams

Williams was a 20th-century British author who wrote novels, poetry, plays, theology, and criticism. His entire career was spent at the Oxford University Press, but he's best known today for his friendship with The Inklings, a group of Oxford writers that included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Find out more at the Charles Williams Society.


Your Support Makes These Possible

We published The Place of the Lion with support by The Charles Williams Society, and all revenue from the sales of the books goes into printing the subsequent ones. Next up in the queue is The Greater Trumps!


Praise for Charles Williams' "Spiritual Thrillers"

There are no novels anywhere quite like them.
- TS Eliot

If Muriel Spark had drunk a little too much Sir Thomas Malory, she might have written something like this.
- The New Yorker

Williams is powerful and weird in essential ways.
- poet Geoffrey Hill



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