Magic is real, and hungry—trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. Freshly awake to just what dangers are lurking, she joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad: Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum. Together they stand between humanity and magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label.

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From The Writers' Room

Andrea Phillips on writing Bookburners S02, Ep02: “Webs”

When I read through the first season of Bookburners, one thing in particular captured my imagination and wouldn't let go again: Team Four. There was just enough information in that season to be sure there was a big story lurking between the lines, but not enough to guess what exactly had happened. What exactly did Team Four do? Why had the Vatican turned against using magic to fight magic? Most of all, what was behind that door?

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New Episode! Bookburners Season 2, Episode 2: “Webs”

With the Orb broken and magic on the rise, the Bookburners look for new answers in old places.

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Max Gladstone on writing Bookburners S02, Ep01: “Creepy Town”

Team Three’s still keeping the world safe from monsters. But, can Team Three get out ahead of the monsters? Can they stop putting out fires, and start fireproofing?

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Bookburners Season Two Premiere! Episode 1: “Creepy Town”

The Bookburners are back as Sal and the Societas Librium Occultorum rise from the ashes of Season 1.

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5 Real-World Phenomena Investigated by the Societas Librorum Occultorum

Team Three have seen some seriously blood-curdling, make-your-skin-crawl things. Listed below are some of the phenomena that teams from the Societas Librorum Occultorum have encountered on their travels across the globe. You just haven’t heard about it until now.

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Last Season on Bookburners

Sal and Team Three return next week for the premier of Season Two on June 22nd. To get us back in fighting shape - those demon infested books aren't going to close themselves! - we re-familiarized ourselves with just what went down in Season One.

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Demons on the Loose: 5 Famous Exorcisms

Demons, as our Bookburners know, come in all shapes and sizes. Like death, they are a universal equalizer – no prejudice or preference is show in who they maim, kill, or possess. As we look forward to the upcoming premier of Season 2 (June 22!) we wanted to reacquaint ourselves with just what is out there – so join us for a history lesson on five famous exorcisms and don’t forget to tune in to Bookburners Season 2!

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Bookburners Season One Omnibus!

All 16 episodes of Season 1 of our gritty urban fantasy are now available in collected editions from the retailer of your choice.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 9, “Ancient Wonders”

Better call the Oracle...


Bookburners Reread: Episode 8, “Under My Skin”

When it comes to tattoos in the City of Sin, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 7, “Now and Then”

Sit down and let us tell you a story about Grace.

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