Author Stephen King says he wants to help a Maine bookstore owner who lost thousands of dollars worth of rare books, including original King manuscripts, after a flood caused by a broken pipe.
King tells the Bangor Daily News he was "horrified" to hear about Gerald Winters' bookstore in Bangor. Winters says about 2,000 books were ruined, including rare first-editions.
As many as seven of King's original typed manuscripts - including those for "Dolan's Cadillac," and "The Eyes of the Dragon - also were lost.
King says he plans to reach out to Winters and see if he can help. The horror writer says he was heart-stricken as a book lover.
Winters opened Gerald Winters & Son in King's hometown in 2016. Winters spent almost 20 years collecting rare King books and other items.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.