20 Broad Street - West Market Square
Bangor, ME 04401
Rated by 31 guests
3.2 / 5
Themed Superior Suite, The King's Suite
Max Occupancy: 2 Stephen King Book Checklist
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Meet the Folks Behind the Tour Penney, Jamie, and Stu Tinker are lifelong residents of Bangor, Maine. They owned and operated Betts Bookstore for 20 years, where they specialized in Stephen King books and memorabilia. Your tour guides also owned and operated a limousine service for a number of years transporting people like Stephen King, Drew Barrymore, Kenney Rogers, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, John Mellencamp, Cheap Trick and many others. The families knowledge of the King world in and around "Derry" is second to none.
We have been Stephen King Fans since 1974 when Carrie was first published and have remained so ever since. In 1990, we bought Betts Bookstore and always kept a complete catalog of both Stephen and Tabitha's works in stock in hardcover and paperback for 20 years. Because of the help that the Kings gave us, we became well known throughout the world as the place to go to for Stephen King items. During the last 9 years that we owned the store, we were 100% Stephen King. After selling the store, we decided to do Stephen King Tours here in "Derry", something we had done for the SKEMERs originally years ago, and it has become a tremendous hit. We've met people from all over the world, all brought together by the love and enjoyment of Steve's stories. But we also have a lot of spouses, partners, and tagalongs that are not fans. That's where the real fun is. The non-fan usually is truly amazed when they find out that their favorite movie (usually Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile) is a Stephen King story! So the following e-mail from Russia wasn't a surprise when it came, but it made us realize that there is more to our tour than just seeing some of the sights here in town.