Stephen Is Busy Writing

Posted: September 15, 2016, 15:12
Here is what the moderator of King's board answered to when the next book will be announced.

When we have something official to announce, it will be added to the News but at the moment there is nothing official to pass along even though Stephen is busy writing.

IT Set Photos

Posted: September 14, 2016, 01:06
Here are a few photos from the set of IT.

Rehearsing without makeup. Sometimes I forget there's a dashing young Swede under all that terrifying rubber.
- Seth Grahame-Smith

Come Zoom With Us!

Posted: September 12, 2016, 15:22

Next Sunday at 4:00 PM Eastern Time come Zoom with Hans & Lou!

What is Zoom, you ask? It's a videochat app that will allow everyone
to hang out together and talk about Stephen King.

Hans & Lou will be video-hosting the chat and you can join us to chat either
via message, audio, or video and audio. Pretty cool!

You can log in using the Zoom App via your PC, Mac or mobile device.

Check out the link here - - and grab the app that
matches your platform of choice.

The chat will be a free-for-all so anything Stephen King related you want to
talk about is fair game. There's lots to talk about from the upcoming movies -
IT and The Dark Tower, to TV - The Mist, and the books - what've you recently
read, your favorite/least favorite books, to when is King's next book coming out?

So mark next Sunday, Sept 18th, 2016 @ North America 4:00 PM Eastern Time,
down on your calendar and we will see you then!

When the chat starts we will post a link you need to click on to join us on facebook, twitter and Lilja’s Library.

Interview with Lilja

Posted: September 12, 2016, 08:38
Here is an interview I did with my partner in crime (we run a Swedish King site) for a Swedish website you might want to check out. It's in Swedish but hey, you got Google Translate right?

Creepshow 2 On Blu-Ray

Posted: September 10, 2016, 23:05
Creepshow 2 will be released on Blu-Ray on December 13th and it has a lot of nice extra…

It will be released in two versions:

•Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
•Original stereo audio
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Creepshow 2: Pinfall – limited edition booklet featuring the never-before-seen comic adaptation of this unfilmed Creepshow 2 segment by artist Jason Mayoh
•Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
•Nightmares in Foam Rubber – featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
•My Friend Rick – Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
•Behind-the-Scenes Footage
•Trailers and TV Spots
•Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

•Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
•Original stereo audio
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Audio Commentary with director Michael Gornick, moderated by Perry Martin
•Nightmares in Foam Rubber – featurette with special make-up effects artists Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero
•My Friend Rick – Berger on working with make-up legend Rick Baker
•Behind-the-Scenes Footage
•Trailers and TV Spots
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Mike Saputo

Here is the trailer. Interesting to see how they reveal the ending of The Raft in it…

Thanks to Lou Sytsma & Anders Jakobson

Gerald's Game Movie Might Still Happen

Posted: September 6, 2016, 12:14
It’s been a while since we heard anything about an Gerald’s Game adaptation (back in 2014 to be more exact) but Mike Flanagan is still determine to make it happen. Rue Morgue recently spoke to Mike…

With OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL ready for its October release, director Mike Flanagan is confident that his long-mooted adaptation of Stephen King’s novel GERALD’S GAME will get off the ground next. And he’s committed to doing right by the book—about a woman left handcuffed to a bed in a remote cabin after a sex romp with her husband goes awry—knowing that the track record of King movies has been the definition of uneven.

Read the entire interview here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Interview With Brandon Crane

Posted: September 4, 2016, 23:14
The new IT is about a year away and a lot of people have been comparing it to the original miniseries from 1990. Well, I got in touch with Brandon Crane who plays young Ben in the miniseries and we talked about the new movie, his experience with IT and what he’s up to now. Check out the full interview here.

New Contest With Secret Prize!

Posted: September 1, 2016, 12:10
I can’t get enough of contest here at Lilja’s Library and since 2016 is the year Lilja’s Library turns 20 I guess it’s OK to run a lot of contests right?

So, if you want to get the chance to win a really cool prize (for now a secret prize) you should check out this contest. To enter you need to send in a photo of you and something connected to Lilja’s Library (if you have already have you are automatically entered in the contest). Here is an example of how a photo could look (Marv is not allowed to enter though) and you can also check out the real competition here.

I will then pick the photo I like the best (what I like is for me to know and you to find out) as the winner. If you have already sent a photo and think: “darn I should have been more creative”, then just send another one.

Good Luck / Lilja

The Winner Has Been Selected!

Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:57
The Folio Society Shining Contest is over. You all know by now that the prize is a signed copy of The Folio Society’s beautiful edition of The Shining. A lot of you sent in the six photos that you had to send in to enter and first I want to thank you all for that. I love seeing King fans and their collections.

Secondly I would like to bring you attention to the fact that if you didn’t win this time, you should check out this contest. It’s almost the same. Here you only need to send in a photo of you and something connected to Lilja’s Library though and the good thing is that if you have already sent in a photo you have already entered. But now you have to be creative. The Folio contest winner was selected randomly but in this one I will pick the photo I like the best. And if you have already sent a photo and think: “darn I should have been more creative”, then just send another one. BTW, the prize for this one is still a secret.

OK, and now over to what you have all been waiting for…the winner is…

Read the complete text

Photos From The Mist Set

Posted: September 1, 2016, 01:02
Here are some photos from the filming on The Mist that I found on Instagram.

Photos by Morgan Spector who plays Kevin Cunningham in The Mist TV show.

Russel Posner who plays Adrian Garff in The Mist TV show

Nick Murphy filming The Mist TV show. Episode 3 rapped on August 29.

Unknown, Danica Curcic (Mia Lambert) and Okezie Morro (Jonah Dixon) in The Mist TV show

Okezie Morro (Jonah Dixon) and Danica Curcic (Mia Lambert) in The Mist TV show

Okezie Morro (Jonah Dixon) in The Mist TV show

12 Hours Left

Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:00
12 hours left to enter the contest for a signed King book! The photos are coming in and I’m (happily) surprised to see that so many of you have my book! I hope you all enjoy it.

12 hours left to enter and remember, it doesn’t matter who you are, everyone can enter. Man, Woman, Child, Boy, Girl and you can be from everywhere. So, there is no excuse for you to miss out on this chance.

Then sometime tomorrow, September 1st, I will reveal the lucky winner!

Enter here

Photos Of You & King's Books (Contest)

Posted: August 30, 2016, 13:33
Thank you for all the photos you send in to the contest. There are still today and tomorrow left to send in photos but even if you for some reason don’t want to enter or if you have already sent in photos I recommend that you head over to the pages and check out all the gorgeous King fans that have sent it their photos! They are all amazing!

Here are the links:
Mr Mercedes
Finders Keepers
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
End of Watch
Lilja’s Library

The contest ends midnight August 31st!

Ep. 63: Ending Our Watch At The Cookie Jar

Posted: August 30, 2016, 06:37

Welcome to the Stephen King Podcast Constant and New Listeners!

Join your hosts - longtime Constant Readers - Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and writer/podcaster - Lou W. Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 63 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Joining us this week is fellow Stephen King Podcaster and writer - Cooper O'Conner, host of The Stephen King Cast.

He is with us for the entire episode as we cover the latest Stephen King news and review King's concluding book to the Bill Hodges trilogy - End of Watch as well as a Review of the short story - Cookie Jar.

You can find The Stephen Kingcast at -

The Stephen King short story - Cookie Jar can be found at:

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:
1) Facebook - Lilja's Library
2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:
1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:30 - Podcast Setup
3) 07:02 - News From The DeathRoom
4) 41:07 - Review - Cookie Jar
5) 52:46 - Review - End of Watch
6) 1:20:24 - Podcast Signoff
7) 1:21:34 - Outro

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King

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David Boyd To Produce/Direct The Mist

Posted: August 30, 2016, 02:32
Deadline reports that David Boyd has been hired as producer/director for The Mist.

David Boyd (The Walking Dead) has been hired as producer/director on Spike and TWC-Dimension TV’s straight-to-series drama The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella. The series will premiere on Spike in 2017.

Boyd transitioned as a prominent Director of Photography to a sought-after director. He just helmed his eighth episode of The Walking Dead and has directed shows such as Friday Night Lights, Longmire, Sleepy Hollow, Queen of the South and Aquarius.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Interview With Nicholas Hamiton From IT

Posted: August 29, 2016, 23:32
Here in an interview with Nicholas Hamilton who plays Henry Bowers in IT.

Earlier this month, actor Nicholas Hamilton talked to Variety about his experience playing the psychopathic bully Henry Bowers in the upcoming movie adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 horror epic It. Award-winning actor Hamilton revealed that playing the horrifically over-the-top Stephen King villain took him to places he never thought he would get to go as an actor, and it is understandable why when one looks at the maniac Stephen King penned over two decades ago.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Two Days Left To Win A Signed King Book

Posted: August 29, 2016, 10:06
Only two days left on the contest where you can win a SIGNED Stephen King book!!!

How? Head over here to find out and so far, there are only 76 entries. Check out the numbers below and you'll see that since you need one photo in every category to enter the contest the lowest number is the number of possible entries. It could be fewer but not more.

This means that a lot of you that have photos on…say the Mr Mercedes page won’t be entered since you are missing photos in others. So, SEND IN THOSE MISSING PHOTOS, TIME IS RUNNING OUT

In other words, if you haven't sent in photos in all categories, DO IT! If you haven't sent in any photos at all, DO IT!. There is a SIGNED Stephen King book to be won and if you still need a reason to do is actually my birthday and you could see it as a birthday gift to me 

- Mr Mercedes (304)
- Revival (150)
- Finders Keepers (104)
- You & Lilja's Library (83)
- The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (81)
- End of Watch (76)

Lilja's Library Highlight: August 28

Posted: August 28, 2016, 09:00
ON THIS DAY IN 2012...

Today 14 years ago I did my very first interview about King. It was with BBC radio and a lot of it was about King’s claims that he would retire from publishing. I guess we know now that I was right when I said I thought he would keep publishing books for many years to come…

King Translated Into 54 Different Languages

Posted: August 27, 2016, 00:15
Did you know that King’s books has been released in 54 different languages? Well they have and I actually have one in each language. BUT, there might still be more languages out there that has books translated. After all back in 2009 there were 6,909 distinct languages spoken on earth. So, take a look at the list of books here and let me know if you know of any other language that there are King books translated into.

Thanks! / Lilja

Photos Of The IT House

Posted: August 22, 2016, 14:04
Here are some beautiful photos of the IT house (the one on 29 Neibolt Street) taken by Paul Mitchell. Word is that the house will come down tomorrow so if you want to have a look at it you should go there today.

Clip From IT Set

Posted: August 19, 2016, 13:49
Here is a clip of The Loser's Club riding their bikes on the set of IT.

Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff) and Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Grazer).

Film taken by Amy Wilson

Cast of IT

Posted: August 18, 2016, 19:43
Here are 6 of the 7 members from The Loser's Club on the set of IT along with Leper and Silver.

Click for a larger image

Richie Tozier - Finn Wolfhard
Bill Denbrough - Jaeden Lieberher
Mike Hanlon - Chosen Jacobs
Ben Hanscom - Jeremy Ray Taylor
Stanley Uris - Wyatt Oleff
Eddie Kaspbrak - Jack Grazer
Leper - Javier Botet

Photos by Amy Wilson

The Loser's Club on Set

Posted: August 18, 2016, 08:49
After getting the first photo of Leper yesterday Amy Wilson went back to the set of IT and returned with even more photos from the filming. This time it was of “The Loser’s Club”.

The Loser’s Club…oh, no it’s their stand-ins…

Here we have The Loser’s Club





The back of the chairs each of the Loser's Club had with their characters' names on them

I don’t know about you but I think this looks very promising. No sign on Pennywise on the set yet but we have more photos comic so check back often!