For years and years, Neil Gaiman has woven his own brand of magic with his stories—from the cosmic wonders of Sandman, to the epic adventures of American Gods, to the unusual childhood of Bod and Coraline. Even his essays and speeches have a certain spellbinding effect: they inspire us to keep moving forward and make good art.

Now, you can revisit your favorite Gaiman stories with these beautiful reissues. Robert McGinnis painted these retro covers for four of Gaiman’s novels, bringing us back to the days of intricately designed paperbacks. This edition of American Gods and Neverwhere are the author’s preferred text.

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If you’re looking for something more modern, check out this new leather-bound edition of two Gaiman classics. With silver gilded pages and a striking silver and blue cover, this exquisite edition collects American Gods and Anansi Boys.

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This holiday season, we want to spread the magic, just like Neil. Tell us which of his stories is closest to your heart and why, and get a chance to win Neil Gaiman goodies!


UPDATE: Congratulations to all our winners! We’ll be emailing you the claiming instructions soon. Thank you to everyone who joined our Neil Gaiman Giveaway!

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40 Comments

  1. dennis que pe

    i liked American Gods by how the old Gods handled the new Gods and how men move away from tradition and go to more modern ways.

  2. Trisha Esmile

    I have my ninong to thank for introducing me to Neil Gaiman’s works. My all-time favorite Neil Gaiman book is Good Omens. I’m really inclined to Apocalypse fics. Everything about is was—is brilliant. Of course, all of Neil Gaiman’s works are brilliant.

  3. Josel Solmoro

    GOOD OMENS is his best work ofcourse. The Ocean at the End of the Lane comes second. The perfect twist of wit and everything you’d hope to read from Gaiman! I haven’t read Sandman and Anansi Boys though, so that may change.

  4. Ronuel L. del Rosario

    my favorite Neil Gaiman story is Snow, Glass, Apples, a piece if short fiction from Neil Gaiman’s anthology book, Smoke & Mirrors. It’s an alternate version of the fairy tale Snow White, which focuses on the “evil queen”, who turns out was not particularly that bad, in comparison to the other characters in the story seemingly unkikely to do harm byt are actually pretty dangerous. I loved the creativity N.Gaiman has shown in presenting a popular, old story in a fresh perspective.

  5. Sandman is my favorite Gaiman story. It’s so good, its one of the only two graphic novels included in Time’s 100 Best Novels of All Time.

  6. Felina Justine

    My favorite Neil Gaiman story is The Graveyard Book. It was the first ever Gaiman book I have ever read and I just completely fell in love. I’m 20 now but the book remains to be my favorite novel of all time; I still hold it deeply in my heart. It’s a children’s book but it holds more substance than most adult/Ya books I’ve come upon. Neil Gaiman’s writing is just really amazing and that book was my first hand at seeing how good Gaiman tells stories.

  7. Would love to have these books though

  8. A lot can be said when a person who needs constant reminders of what she has to do can pinpoint the exact book that started her obsession. The Graveyard Book (with illustrations by Dave McKean) would always hold a special place in my heart just for the reason that it was THE introductory book, that one book that opened my eyes to what fantasy could accomplish. It was awesome 🙂

    (It’s a whole ‘nother issue to point out which Neil Gaiman work is my favorite as that one’s more dependent on what I’m feeling at the moment……………….)

  9. Relyn Nicole Sales

    I liked Neverwhere the most because Richard Mayhew is so much like me when it comes to the little things — his squeamishness, for one. I found myself seeing parallels between his personality and mine, and it made the book even more memorable.

  10. Sha Abdullah

    I’ve read a lot of books by Neil Gaiman but The Sandman series remains to be my favorite. Gaiman’s timeless and sprawling masterpiece about Morpheus (a.k.a Dream) and his intricately surreal world has always enthralled me, from it’s elaborate plot to it’s vivid characters.

    As the anthropomorphic personification of dreams, Morpheus’ makes for both a compelling and tragic character – combined with the work of phenomenal artists like Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli, Yoshitaka Amano and Dave McKean, the Sandman universe is truly riveting and unparalleled.

    Blurring fantasy, classic mythology and pop culture references (The Cure’s Robert Smith, Tori Amos, etc.), Gaiman’s unmatched storytelling is showcased in The Sandman series, introducing unforgettable characters like Dream’s siblings, The Endless: Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair, Destruction and my personal favorite, Delirium. After it’s cultish success, the Sandman universe has spawned countless spin-offs and additions and remains Gaiman’s literary magnum opus that forever changed the world of graphic novels.

  11. Josefino Sulit

    American Gods since it is a book filled with rollercoaster ride-like trips and feels.

  12. Sandman will always hold a special place in my heart. It taught me how powerful dreams are. I particularly like the Battle of wits between the Dreamlord and Choronzon. It taught me how hope can a guiding light even in the darkest of night.
    “CHORONZON: I am Anti-Life, the Beast of Judgment. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds… of everything. Sss. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?
    MORPHEUS: I am hope.”
    Stardust will be a runner-up because of how Neil started the novel. “There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” Who wouldn’t love that? It’s like the ultimate love story. 🙂

  13. The Sandman would often replenish what little creativity I had left after days of academics. I would often carress my laptop screen (Sandman’s too costly to buy but too precious to let slip) and imagine how each color, each stroke, had its own story to tell.

    To say it saved my life is an understatement. Sandman and Neil Gaiman reminded me of dreams and delight just when I thought life couldn’t be bleaker than it was back then.

    I’d always ask how this world could be so beautiful yet so empty. Gaiman, through Sandman, taught me I just hadn’t been looking deep enough.

  14. American Gods! First Neil Gaiman book that I have read, the characters and unique storyline made my mind go “whoaaaa”.

  15. James del prado

    I loved the graveyard book. An escapists dream is to be taken into a different world and the way Nobody was holding up with his issues really got to me.

  16. Janina Nicole Ferrer

    Coraline is closest to my heart because it was the first Gaiman book I read as a kid. I remember flipping through the pages have afraid of the other mother’s sewn on button eyes and half feverishly curious of what will become of Coraline. It gave me nightmares. I was obsessed with Neil Gaiman’s work ever since. It lead me to so many more of his works that I had grown to love. I recommend Gaiman to everyone I meet. He got me in touch with this deliciously dark side of my imagination and I haven’t gone back since.

  17. Definitely, American Gods. Reminded me how our town’s fooling me for not having a bookstore. jk.

  18. Mary Claire Garcia

    The Graveyard Book! It’s the first book I’ve read from him and it;s just fantastic storytelling 🙂

  19. I like American Gods because I’ve never read a modernized and contemporary mythology combined. It perfectly targets mature audience/readers like me. Thanks to Neil Gaiman’s genius of making it. May American Gods bless him.

  20. Minette Tortal

    Hmm. Personally, Neverwhere, because my love for Neil Gaiman started after reading that book.

  21. Smoke and Mirrors introduced me to short story anthologies — and I’ve bought and read every Neil Gaiman collection from then on. I was deep in a reading slump when I found Smoke and Mirrors, and through it I restarted my habit of reading every day, and at every available opportunity. While other short story collections have a few duds here and there, I can proudly say that I loved every story from Smoke and Mirrors. The short story “Murder Mysteries” is a must-read for every Gaiman fan! I owe my renewed love for reading to Gaiman’s work and I’ve enjoyed every book he’s released ever since.

  22. Stefanie King

    I would choose Coraline because I’m relating to Coraline by what she’s doing even for sometimes her parents neglecting her but she kept her hopes up, a adventurous girl and a brave one too. Seeing the movie and read the book, I’m really relating to her except for the magical things though but like she’s seeking for love and affection from her parents but in the end self-realization that no one will be better than her parents

  23. Trigger Warning. i love short stories and anthology.

  24. Fortunately, the milk because the simple things in life can lead you to great adventures!

  25. Anansi boys, for now. I’ve been wanting to read American Gods, however, Fully booked here in Ayala Center Cebu always doesn’t seem to have it in stock. Guess I’m out of luck then. Neverwhere is also one of my favorites. That’s the thing I love about Neil Gaiman stories, he does have a way to crazily stimulate your imagination and give you nightmares later at night.

  26. Sandman: Dream Hunters will always have a special place in my heart. I love how Neil Gaiman was inspired by Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork of Morpheus from his Sandman series and by Japanese folklore, and his words combined with Amano’s artwork is really something magical. I also got my copy of the book signed the first time Neil Gaiman visited the Philippines. It’s an experience I will never forget.

  27. I’d say, The Graveyard Book! I have a soft spot for YA fiction as it’s always been a good aid for self-discovery, plus Gaiman pretty much captured here the essence of life with his brilliant storytelling and rich metaphors.

  28. My favorite Gaiman piece would be Coraline, especially since I’ve read it as a child who constantly moved from place to place and who was constantly suffering from the anxiety that came from being a new kid in the area. I could relate to Coraline – new kid in a new house in a new neighborhood, where everything seemed to be too big and too wrong and too mysterious. My parents weren’t around a lot either, and I really wanted friends to talk to but I was too scared. Coraline taught me that dragons could be beaten, no matter how scary they were.

    Good Omens, though, holds a very, very, very special place in my heart, specifically because I read it alongside growing up with the TV show Supernatural and because I found the book – or the book found me, because books have a funny way of doing that – during a very dark time and made me laugh myself stupid until I cried and thought that everything would be okay, I just had to keep at it. Good Omens pretty much gave me back my will to live. It’s written with Terry Pratchett though, so I guess it doesn’t really count.

  29. Valerie Christine Bello

    Every Neil Gaiman book is a wonderful experience! I love all of them but one book still makes me giggle is his collaboration with the equally awesome Terry Pratchett – “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch”. Neil Gaiman is the author that takes you by the hand and gives you a VIP tour of the world he made where your eyes will open in amazement and your soul will converge with the master storyteller. It feels like you’d rather stay there forever.

  30. Neverwhere. The first book I’ve read that introduced me to the genius of Neil Gaiman!

  31. Definitely, Neverwhere. 🙂 First Gaiman book I’ve ever read and it inspired me to find beauty in all things dull and scary. This novel taught me to look for the light in every dark tunnel, no matter how deep underground you find yourself in.

  32. I’m drawn to Neil’s short stories, but “Snow, Glass, Apples” will always be my favorite. His princesses are never damsels-in-distress, and his writing doesn’t shy away from darkness. Ruined childhood? NOT EVEN A BIT. 😉

  33. Christian Garcia

    The Graveyard Book. It is one of the first books I’ve read when I was a child, and the book also inspired me to become a writer!

  34. Good Omens is my favorite, but since it’s co-written with Terry Pratchett maybe it doesn’t totally count. So, I’ll go with my second favorite, American Gods. I just love his storytelling techniques and the stories are so magical.

  35. Stardust because it is a story of a man’s adventure to prove his love but eventually realizes that true love is not what he expected it to be. It is a beautiful fantasy novel.

  36. I like his Fragile Things because he made me appreciate fantasy more than I expected. I like how he adds twists to his stories and retells a story to make it more unique.

  37. The Sandman series and American Gods. I can’t choose between the two. Because we can relate to these fantastical worlds so much like the real world and you have these gods who have problems so much like our own. I hope Neil comes back to Manila!

  38. Fortunately, the Milk
    Tasteful illustrations! This book reminded me of the limitless benefits of our imagination and its beyond infinite capabilities.

    AND BECAUSE TIME TRAVEL! 🙂

  39. Coraline is hands down my favorite children’s book and one story I’ll be reading (and re-reading!) to my daughter very soon. I hope she learns to rely on her strength and bravery, just like Coraline did!

  40. Stardust. I liked the movie. It spurred me to read the book and there I fell in love with the story ~ surreal and engaging.

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