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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. "Cold Print" is a short story by English horror writer Ramsey Campbell.


A man with a very specific taste in reading is lured to an obscure bookstore on the promise of finding a new source to feed his obsession. There, he meets an evil entity searching for someone to be his next High Priest . . . or meal.


  • Sam Strutt, a book lover with a penchant for sado-masochistic material.
  • The Man, a terrified former bookseller who has seen too much.
  • Y'golonac, a Great Old One.

Publication History

Written in 1969, "Cold Print" was included in the Ramsey Campbell anthology of the same name in 1985 by Scream/Press.

Mythos Connections


  • "Cold Print" is notable for featuring the first appearance of Y'golonac.
  • Both H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth are shown to be famous authors in the setting.