The Haunted Book Shop is named after the beloved former bookstore located in downtown Mobile, operating from 1941 to 1991 when it closed its doors. That bookstore was founded by Adelaide Marston (later Adelaide Trigg) and Cameron Plummer and named for their favorite book, The Haunted Book Shop, by Christopher Morley.

The current bookstore’s owner Angela Trigg is the granddaughter of Adelaide Trigg and knows that not only is the store “..haunted by the ghosts of all great literature,” (Christopher Morley, The Haunted Book Shop) but that the ghosts of the two book-loving Marston sisters, Adelaide Marston Trigg and Eleanor Marston Benz, are looking down on the endeavor with big, wide grins.