Del Rey and RHCB Celebrate Launch of “Stranger Things” Book Program

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The Stranger Things publishing program officially launched on Tuesday, October 30, with the on-sale of STRANGER THINGS: Worlds Turned Upside Down from Del Rey, shortly followed by a children’s title, HOW TO SURVIVE IN A STRANGER THINGS WORLD, on sale in two weeks (11/13). To celebrate, Del Rey and Random House Children’s Books brought a taste of Hawkins, Indiana to the 1745 Broadway lobby. 

Employees were offered candy in Stranger Things-inspired bags, an art print, and an in-world library card—as well as a cup of coffee because, in the words of Chief Jim Hopper, “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.” A lucky few employees found golden tickets hidden in their candy bags, which won them a bundle of Stranger Things books.


The Del Rey and Random House Children’s Books imprints, along with Dark Horse Comics, have partnered with Netflix, home to the hit series, to produce official Stranger Things books. This includes STRANGER THINGS: Worlds Turned Upside Down by Gina McIntyre (Del Rey), the official behind-the-scenes companion to the show, and HOW TO SURVIVE IN A STRANGER THINGS WORLD by Matthew J. Gilbert (RHCB), for young readers.

Del Rey will be launching the first fiction novel tie-in to the show in February 2019: STRANGER THINGS: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond (Del Rey, 2/5).  This book will focus on Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives, and her involvement in the MKULTRA program.

Posted: October 31, 2018