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Meet the Folks Behind the Tour

We have been Stephen King Fans since 1974 when Carrie was first published and have remained so ever since. In 1990, Stu and Penney 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.

Stu finally decided to take his long-overdue retirement and sold SK-Tours to his son, Jamie, and Jamie’s wife, Jennifer. Jamie and Jennifer were both raised in Bangor and they have been Constant Readers for decades.