Scottie’s Bookhouse in Hancock, Maine is auctioning off a signed, first-edition copy of Stephen King’s The Regulators (published in 1996 under King’s “Richard Bachman” pseudonym), with all proceeds benefitting the Emmaus Homeless Shelter’s emergency fuel fund to help struggling individuals and families buy heating oil. According to this Publishers Weekly piece, the book was donated anonymously by one of the shelter’s supporters and then signed by King. Michael Riggs, who owns Scottie’s, will be accepting bids through Jan. 31. You can place a bid by phone at (207) 667-6834, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t imagine living in Maine without heat – I’m in a decidedly balmier part of the country, and you’d better believe I’ve got the thermostat cranked up this month. This is a cause that King and his wife, Tabitha, have championed in the past through their STK Foundation, raising many thousands of dollars to help keep their fellows Mainers warm.
I think that’s pretty damn cool.