King is His Thing

Not too far from The Barrens and just up the hill from a bridge that Pennywise the clown once lurked underneath, Gerald Winters has made himself at home in the real-life city that author Stephen King fictionalized in his classic, “It.”

Outside the door to his cozy, dimly lit shop, a barrier reading “Derry Public Works” half-blocks the sidewalk — a display that King fans understand. In the display window, the evil hands of Pennywise reach out of a storm drain, as Georgie Denbrough’s newspaper boat sits nearby, yellowing as it ages.

Welcome to Gerald Winters and Son, Rare Books, a shop that focuses much of its attention on the works of Bangor’s most famous adopted son. Stop in and browse for a bit, if you dare.

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