ELLSWORTH, Maine A signed copy of a rare Stephen King book is up for auction at a Maine bookstore, with proceeds going to a nearby homeless shelters emergency home heating fund.
The copy of the The Regulators, written by horror writer and Maine native King under the pen name Richard Bachman, was donated by a customer of Scotties Bookhouse in Hancock.
Owner Michael Riggs says there are only 550 copies of the book in a special collectors box.
Auction proceeds will go to the Emmaus Homeless Shelters emergency fuel fund in Ellsworth.
Emmaus director Sister Lucille MacDonald tells WABI-TV its an ingenious way to help people struggling to buy heating oil.
The book is on display at Scotties and bids are being accepted by email, phone and in person until Jan. 31.