Originating from the film Ghostbusters 2, Ray's Occult Books is your one stop shop for anything book-related you might need to find on Twisted, or at least that's what Ray will tell you. Unlike most of the city, Ray won't let just anyone work here - you have to be approved first.
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Ray's Occult Books is open until 7:00 P.M. on weekdays, midnight on Saturdays
Normally it's considered taboo to keep media around of the origins to current residents. It's a social feux par that's generally frowned upon. This does not apply to Ray's Occult Books, in fact it's one of it's most successful ventures! Anything in print about the supernatural, paranormal, or just general forbidden knowledge can probably be found there if you know what you're looking for. (Although some OOC clues can sometimes help)
As Ray's other job keeps him away fairly often, Kylie Griffin was hired to manage the location in his absence. Luckily she has a better knowledge for books than he does, which is impressive to consider if you've ever shopped here. Ray still keeps the final say on new hires.
Walking in the door you are immediately assaulted by the smell of stale patchouli oil and incense. Is this the smell of knowledge? Ray's Occult is a densely cluttered second hand bookstore with stacks of books anywhere there isn't room to place them nicely on shelves. A glass display case makes up the counter which the register rests upon. Inside the case are random "cursed" objects (which look suspiciously like things bought in a yard sale) mixed in between old 1980's Ghostbusters memorabilia.
The view of the street outside is obscured by several rotating racks of comic books lined up in front of the window. No human would order comic books like this. Titles featuring most of the citizens of Twisted are the most prominent including everything from Batman to Gundam with a few indie titles like I Feel Sick in the mix. Either someone is deliberately ordering these books from somewhere because of who's who on Twisted, or Ray's Occult just has the most ironic random collection ever.
Speaking of obscured, in the back of the room behind a wall-mounted television, is a dusty and hard to read sign that states "Any book can be purchased here. Challenge us!"
Tucked away in a corner of the room is a well preserved sketch of the store owner dressed in a jumpsuit with a fancy blaster in his hands zapping energy from a connected backpack. In other words he's dressed as a Ghostbuster, just like all the memorabilia in the case by the door. The sketch is incredibly well done and the likeness is unmistakable. It's even signed, "TO RAY - ALL THE BEST! - FRANK BANCROFT!"
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