Wednesday 12 February 2014
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Important letter regarding the publication of The Lord of the Rings on auction

A fine lengthy letter by Tolkien to an admirer, H. cotton Minchin, regarding publication of The Lord of the Rings, his interests in the Elvish tongues he invented and their attendant fanciful scripts, and his plans to complete The Silmarillion is up for sale right now at rrauction. Here is a full transcript of this amazing letter.  Read article
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Wednesday 8 January 2014
Wednesday 8 January 2014
Call For Papers: The Inklings and King Arthur

The recent publication of The Fall of Arthur, invites an examination of the theological, literary, historical, and linguistic implications of both the actual Arthurian writings by the major Inklings and of an imaginary, composite, Inklings Arthuriad.  Read article
Sunday 15 December 2013
Sunday 15 December 2013
The Riddles of The Hobbit give-away contest winners announced

Tolkienlibrary.com and Palgrave Macmillan are happy to announce the three winners of a copy of Adam Robert's fantastic book The Riddles of The Hobbit: Amanda Capley and Myla D'Avanzo from the USA and Douglas Thomson from the UK. Congratulations!  Read article
Sunday 15 December 2013
Sunday 15 December 2013
The Riddles of The Hobbit books give-away contest

Tolkienlibrary.com and Palgrave Macmillan have teamed up to create a spectacular give-away! Here is your chance to win one of three copies of Adam Robert's fantastic book The Riddles of The Hobbit. Win one of the three hardcover copies of The Riddles of The Hobbit as a Christmas Gift!  Read article
Sunday 15 December 2013
Sunday 15 December 2013
The Wobbit give-away contest winner is...

Tolkienlibrary.com and the publishers Simon and Schuster have just announced the winner of The Wobbit give-away contest. The copy of the book The Wobbit, a new parody from The Harvard Lampoon, was won by Nicholas Greuel from the USA. Congratulations!  Read article
Sunday 15 December 2013
Sunday 15 December 2013
The Wisdom of the Shire books give-away winners announced

Tolkienlibrary.com and author Noble Smith have just announced the five winners of The Wisdom of the Shire books give-away contest. Congratulations go to Eric Schreuders from The Netherlands, Janine Pineo, James Wells and Dustin Portesi from the USA and Marcel Aubron-Bulles from Germany! Now these are 5 lucky and happy hobbits.  Read article
Friday 6 December 2013
Friday 6 December 2013
The Wobbit give-away contest

Tolkienlibrary.com and the publishers Simon and Schuster have teamed up to create a nice Christmas give-away! Here is your chance to win a copy of the book The Wobbit, a new parody from The Harvard Lampoon  Read article
Tuesday 3 december 2013
Tuesday 3 december 2013
Middle-earth Envisioned - books give-away winners announcement

Tolkienlibrary.com and Race Point Publishing wish to thank all participants in this contest! And the winners of the 2 copies of Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond are Luca Monterisi from Italy and Dan Christensen from the USA! Congratulations!  Read article
Saturday 30 November 2013
Saturday 30 November 2013
The Wisdom of the Shire books give-away

Tolkienlibrary.com and author Noble Smith have teamed up to create a nice give-away! Here is your chance to win one of the following nice copies of The Wisdom of the Shire, A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life: paperback (x2), audiobook (x1), the UK hardcover (x1) and the French version (x1). Now that makes us hobbits very happy!  Read article
Sunday 24 November 2013
Sunday 24 November 2013
Middle-earth Envisioned - books give-away

Tolkienlibrary.com and Race Point Publishing have teamed up to create a nice give-away! Here is your chance to win one of the following nice coffee table book: 2 copies of Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond.  Read article
Friday 22 November 2013
Friday 22 November 2013
J.R.R. Tolkien film biopic in the pipeline

J.R.R. Tolkien, the mastermind behind the epic Middle-earth stories like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, will become the subject of a feature film. His life story will be adapted to the big screen under the project tentatively titled Tolkien.  Read article
Monday 28 October 2013
Monday 28 October 2013
Do you have information on the BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford?

Researchers at Oxford University are interested in hearing from any member of staff who may have worked on a BBC production from March 1968 entitled Tolkien in Oxford, presented by John Izzard.   Read article
Wednesday 21 October 2013
Wednesday 21 October 2013
The Ascent of Orodruin, a missing Cor Blok painting, resurfaces

I'm extremely proud to show you The Ascent of Orodruin, one of the missing pieces of Cor Blok. We had it on file as Orodruin, but had no idea what it looked like. Of course when the owner contacted us, after having read the book on Cor Blok's art, Cor Blok did recognize the piece right away... even while he painted it 54 years ago.  Read article
Tuesday 10 august 2012
Tuesday 10 august 2012
Beyond Bree Calendar 2014: Dwarves

Beyond Bree is delighted to announce its new calendar for 2014. Drums roar loudly from the deep of the mountains as we celebrate the Dwarves of Tolkien's world with this fantastic collection of international art featuring: Anke Eissmann, Sylvia Hunnewell, Jay Johnstone, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Nancy Martsch, Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, David Wenzel, Colin Williams, Maciej Wygnanski, and more!  Read article
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Tuesday 21 May 2013
The Fall of Arthur manuscript goes on display to celebrate its publication

This is an exciting week! Not only do we see the publication of Tolkien's Fall of Arthur, we also have a chance to go and see the original manuscript in an exhibition at the Bodleian Library.  Read article
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Major cable network looking for Tolkien collectors in USA

Are you living in the USA and a serious Tolkien / Hobbit / Lord of the Rings collector? They are probably looking for you! ReelzChannel is now casting passionate collectors for a new show that celebrates all things Hollywood!  Read article
Monday 14 January 2013
Monday 14 January 2013
Restoration plans in the pipeline to open Tolkien landmark to the public

A landmark building in Birmingham, Perrott's Folly tower in Edgbaston, which is thought to have provided inspiration for JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy will be restored and permanently opened to the public if enough money can be raised, its owners announced today.  Read article
Friday 4 January 2013
Friday 4 January 2013
Will There Be a Hobbit Online Game Rush?

J.R.R. Tolkien fans are eager to play Hobbit and Lord of the Rings themed online games... but will the Tolkien estate allow it? Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema (a subsidiary of Warner Bros.) own the merchandising rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. But the lawsuit alleges that the company infringed on the copyright by licensing the famed Middle-earth characters to online gaming sites and online slot machine manufacturers.  Read article
Wednesday 2 January 2013
Wednesday 2 January 2013
Call for Nominations: 2013 Mythopoeic Awards

Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate books for the 2013 Mythopoeic Awards, and to volunteer to serve on any of the committees. The deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations is February 1, 2013  Read article
Saturday 29 December 2012
Saturday 29 December 2012
Tolkien fans worldwide unite to celebrate author's birthday on January 3

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892, in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province, part of South Africa). If Tolkien was alive today he would celebrate his 121st birthda on January 3 2013. And because he lives on in our hearts we do celebrate his birthday every year!   Read article
Sunday 26 august 2012
Sunday 26 august 2012
The fifth Beyond Bree Award was given to Mark T. Hooker

The winner of the highly coveted Beyond Bree Award was announced during The Return of the Ring at Loughborough University. The award was bestowed on Mark T. Hooker, the author of a number of books on J.R.R. Tolkien, including Tolkien Through Russian Eyes and Tolkien and Welsh.   Read article
Tuesday 21 august 2012
Tuesday 21 august 2012
Beyond Bree Calendar 2013: Evil in Middle-earth

Beyond Bree is delighted to announce its new calendar for 2013. It is time to shine a light on the dark creatures of Tolkien's world with this breathtaking collection of international art featuring: Anke Eissmann, Sylvia Hunnewell, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Nancy Martsch, Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, Colin Williams, Maciej Wygnanski, Patrick H. Wynne and more.  Read article
Sunday 13 May 2012
Sunday 13 May 2012
A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings is a 2012 Locus Award Finalist

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2012 Locus Awards. The good news is that A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings has been selected as one of the five finalists in the category Art Books.  Read article
Saturday 7 January 2012
Saturday 7 January 2012
Why J.R.R. Tolkien was denied the Nobel Prize in 1961

J.R.R. Tolkien, whose The Lord of the Rings has sold over 200 thousand copies and has won over millions of devoted fans all over the world, was passed over for the 1961 Nobel literature prize after his books were described as second rate.  Read article
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Tuesday 3 January 2012
Celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's 120th Birthday today

To celebrate Tolkien's birthday, each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author 21:00 (9 pm) your local time.  Read article
Saturday 24 December 2011
Saturday 24 December 2011
A museum in Switzerland completely dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien

There have been rumors around for some time about a Museum which is being build in Switzerland that is totally dedicated to Tolkien, or better said to Middle-earth the land Tolkien created. There are talks about a real hobbit hole, hundreds of original pieces of Middle-earth art, etc.  Read article
Sunday 27 November 2011
Sunday 27 November 2011
Original illustration to The Hobbit, Conversation with Smaug, on display at the Bodleian Library

This vibrant illustration is one of a set of five, painted by Tolkien in the summer of 1937 for the first American edition of The Hobbit. It is on display at the Bodleian Library until 23 December 2011.  Read article
Sunday 6 November 2011
Sunday 6 November 2011
The 2012 Beyond Bree Calendar is now available

Beyond Bree is pleased to present its 2012 calendar featuring art focused on the Elves of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The calendar will feature classic art from Beyond Bree's past as well as new works by a host of artists from around the globe.  Read article
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Frisian translation of The Lord of the Rings will be released in November

After the Friesian translation of The Hobbit by Anne Tjerk Popkema, I'm proud to announce that The Lord of the Rings will also receive a Frisian translation. On Friday 25 November in Leeuwarden (in the Netherlands) there will be a presentation of the first volume of this new translation.  Read article
Wednesday 7 September 2011
Wednesday 7 September 2011
The Hobbit gets a Marathi translation and will be released soon

D.G. Pashte of Pune-based Diamond Publications and his son Nilesh set out to secure the copyright for translating The Hobbit into Marathi six months ago. Today, the translated version is ready for a formal launch, making it the first one in any Indian language.  Read article
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Sunday 4 September 2011
Sunday 4 September 2011
Tolkien month at World's Strongest Librarian

It is Tolkien month at the World's Stongest Librarian Blog! It is always a nice idea to write and discuss about all things Tolkien and so the World's Strongest Librarian thought it a good idea to spend one complete month discussion anything Tolkien. Guess it is time to join in and have some fun!   Read article
Saturday 3 September 2011
Saturday 3 September 2011
Online course: J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth and Middle-earth in Context starts again in October

The Journey to Middle-earth begins again in October 2011! We are delighted to announce that the UWIC Masters Level online course J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth and Middle-earth in Context will run again during the autumn semester, beginning in October 2011. Enrolment is now open! Potential students are advised to enrol as soon as possible as places are limited.  Read article
Thursday 28 April 2011
Thursday 28 April 2011
Tolkien inspired Original paintings for Auction by Ted Nasmith

Original Art by World famous illustrator Ted Nasmith is on auction at ebay! Hurry up, since there is only one day left! Ted Nasmith has credted the fully illustrated Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien calendars, many Tolkien books and scenes from the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and more recently the illustrated guide to the Universe of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin.  Read article
Sunday 30 January 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Overview of JRR Tolkien related news from last week 3

As last week I have once again gathered some news that did not make it into blog posts. It is a variety of news items and if I missed something please do send it over to me. So here follows the latest news of all things Tolkien from 24 to 30 january 2011.  Read article
Sunday 23 January 2011
Sunday 23 January 2011
Overview of JRR Tolkien related news from last week 2

As last week I have once again gathered some news that did not make it into blog posts. Once again it is a bit of everything and if I missed something please do send it over to me. So here follows the latest news of all things Tolkien from 17 to 23 january 2011.  Read article
Thursday 20 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
A new trend on Youtube - Reading the books by JRR Tolkien

It seems since a week a new trend has started on YouTube to read Tolkien books, since in one week alone several video clips have been posted where people read a part of Tolkien's work. Some pick up The Hobbit and read it - guess we will see more of those video clips being posted as the Hobbit Movie comes closers. Other share with us their favorite parts and try to do their best to read it as nice as possible and others takes us with them…  Read article
Sunday 16 January 2011
Sunday 16 January 2011
Overview of JRR Tolkien related news from last week

Here follows a round-up of all news items I noticed last week that might be of interest to any Tolkien fan, but did not make it into a blog post yet. Also some ideas and thoughts for the future will be posted every Sunday. In the end this year Tolkien Library will exist 10 years and I hope to make it a year to remember. Here follows news about a Tolkien desktop wallpaper, Walter Hooper, reading the History of Middle-earth, the first Inkling…  Read article
Saturday 8 January 2011
Saturday 8 January 2011
Mind on Fire Tolkien book giveaway

John from Mind on Fire is organising a Book a Day: Giveaway... a nice idea! There is no better thing then giving away books! Today they are on day 8 and are giving away: Tolkien's World: Paintings of Middle-earth.  Read article
Thursday 6 January 2011
Thursday 6 January 2011
Middle-earth Minutes 8: A Long Expected Broadcast

After a 13 month absence, my friend Michael Kaisar is back with a new episode of Middle-earth Minutes. This is just a quick update to introduce his newest co-host. Make sure to follow this podcast, since it once again promoses to become very interesting! I'm looking forward to the new episodes - and very happy to hear the introduction of this podcast once again. Always nice to hear Tolkien's voice!  Read article
Monday 3 January 2011
Monday 3 January 2011
Happy Birthday Tolkien

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien's 119th birthday, which is as good an excuse as any to praise The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and the Professor himself. Make sure to surf to the Tolkien Society website to bring a toast and enjoy the following interview with Tolkien.  Read article
Monday 13 December 2010
Monday 13 December 2010
MTV wants your Lord of the Rings Dream

Have you or has someone you know, got any extreme, bizarre and downright ludicrous Lord of the Rings wish? Dreams you want to fulfil, but have never had the guts or the means to do it? Now is your chance... LET MTV MAKE THAT DREAM COME TRUE!  Read article
Friday 3 December 2010
Friday 3 December 2010
An unexpected mail problem

My fellow Tolkien friends. Today my mail program suddenly decided I no longer needed all my emails and erased them all. There where however many that needed replying or needed to be posted online. I think about some Tolkien collector profiles, a translation of an interview from French, info on a book on LoTR music, and so on. Well, I all lost it know. So if you wish you can resend your questions, comments and info.  Read article
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Christmas Gift Idea for Tolkien lovers and collectors

Next year will be the year we will look forward to the release of the first The Hobbit movie and so this Christmas it would be a good idea to put a nice copy of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien under the Christmas tree. I'm certain this will be a perfect gift - who does not like to read a good book? - and with the first movie coming next year I'm certain there will be a lot of people willing to read the tale before the tale is put on the silver…  Read article
Monday 18 January 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
Lembas Extra 2009 Released - Tolkien in Poetry and Song

It is my great pleasure to announce that the new Lembas Extra, the annual magazine of the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor, has been released. Once again it is packed with essays on Tolkien and Middle-earth, all written in English so that all Tolkien fans across the globe can enjoy the articles. The theme of this Lembas Extra is Tolkien in Poetry and Song. There are several essays about Tolkien poetry, like Mythopoeia and The Song of Durin…  Read article
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Tuesday 24 November 2009
The Hunt For Gollum movie reaches 4 million views

The Lord of the Rings fan movie The Hunt For Gollum has now been seen by over 4 million people from all over the world. While it was only made on a very tiny budget of GBP 3000 and freely distributed through the internet it has proven to be an enormous hit. The 40 minute film, directed by the unknown Chris Bouchard, depects events leading up to the Peter Jackson trilogy, giving the Middle-earth fans some fresh material while waiting for…  Read article
Monday 23 November 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
The rise and fall of Isildur - a game of poker

Full Tilt Poker has been benefitting from the extra buzz of excitement created by having a mysterious player appear out of the blue on the site one day and take on the biggest names in the business. Isildur1, the poker player, and Isildur, from Tolkiens books, seems to be kind of the same package.  Read article
Thursday 19 November 2009
Thursday 19 November 2009
Middle-earth Minutes #7: Secret agent 007

t took another few months, and a very long night of work, but we have finally managed to create another episode of the Middle-earth Minutes Podcast. Good thing is that we actually managed to record some other news as well, so you can expect a new episode real soon! This episode covers the news and events from the last couple of months, where Michael Kaiser and Pieter Collier (thats me) bring you up to date on specific items of interest…  Read article
Friday 13 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
War of the Ring Collectors Edition

War of the Ring Collectors Edition will release worldwide in December 2009. A second batch will be released begin 2010. This game is limited to 2000 copies worldwide (1500 English, 500 German) and will NEVER be reprinted. Dont miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance!  Read article
Friday 13 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
Hordes of the Things released on CD by BBC AudioBooks

For fans of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Elvenquest (BBC Audio), this is the epic fantasy series first heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1980 that wonderfully parodies J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. It contains some good ideas but the series has, these days, been largely forgotten. Here are all four episodes of the classic radio series - now available for the first time on Audio CD.  Read article
Saturday 7 November 2009
Saturday 7 November 2009
Tolkien art on auction at Heritage Auction Galleries

It seems to become a monthly thing that Heritage Auction Galleries is selling some nice Tolkien related art. Especially the art from book covers and Tolkien calendars is coming out on the market. If only I had some very deep pockets I would have tried to buy some Tolkien art last October. Also this month one is able to place bids on a nice piece of Tolkien art, this time by Rowena. Here follows the description of that painting and the results…  Read article
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Tuesday 15 September 2009
Middle-earth Minutes #6: Browsing The Tolkien Library

After a long summer sleep Im back with something nice - I was asked by Michael Kaiser, the creator of the lovely Middle-earth Minutes Podcast, to join in and to discuss news and views about all things Tolkien: Literature, Art, Film, Festivals and more. As of now I hope to be contributing to all the following Middle-earth Minutes, and I certainly hope that you will enjoy the news that we have brought you - some of which is being heard here…  Read article
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Weird Fiction Author China Mieville on J.R.R. Tolkien

Amazons book blog Omnivoracious has got Fantasy Author China Mieville as a guest blogger this week. He has got several posts and a podcast up, but the best so far is his article: Here and Back Again: Five Reasons Tolkien Rocks. The article is not a real turn around, but Mieville is pretty famous for ripping into Tolkien. He now turns and even praises and thanks Tolkien. Here is a reproduction of the article and some more about China Mieville…  Read article
Monday 15 June 2009
Monday 15 June 2009
Important association copy of The Hobbit offered for auction at PBA Galleries

An important association copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf, with - To Stella Mills, from her old friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, - will be offered for auction at PBA galleries in San Francisco (USA) on the 25th of June. Stella Marie Mills was a student of E.V. Gordon and J.R.R. Tolkien at Leeds and she later edited and translated, under the guidance of Godron, The Saga of Hrolf Kraki an Icelandic or Viking epic, which was published…  Read article
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Write and Win Contest by HarperCollins

There has just been announced a fun contest by the Tolkien Team of HarperCollins. Here is your chance to win a Hobbit audio book on CD by just sending in your review of the latest Tolkien book The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun.  Read article
Thursday 4 June 2009
Thursday 4 June 2009
A Brief Update on the Tolkien/New Line Lawsuit - by Douglas C. Kane

A number of people have expressed interest in what the status of the Tolkien/New Line lawsuit is, and whether it still represents a threat to the Hobbit films. Because Douglas C. Kane had written about the subject before, I asked if he would be willing to write a brief update on the situation now. He was happy to do so. Thanks Douglas!  Read article
Friday 29 May 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies Finalists 2009

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is one of the four awards given by the Mythopoeic Society. It is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. The finalists for the 2009 Mythopoeic Awards have just been announced and feature once again the best authors and books in the field of Inkling scholarship. Tolkienlibrary.com would like to congratulate…  Read article
Thursday 15 January 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
Tolkien fans unite at Facebook and Twitter

These days Tolkien lovers think Facebook is an ideal place for connecting up, to learn to know new friends and keep track of what others are doing. Many Tolkien societies have opened up Tolkien groups and many Tolkien lovers have inscribed themselves to Facebook. Here is an article that lists all Tolkien Societies on Facebook and talks about the phenomenon Facebook and Twitter.  Read article
Thursday 8 January 2009
Thursday 8 January 2009
The Best Tolkien books of 2008

Time flies when you are having a good time! 2008 was a year which started of with a large amount of paperbacks editions of all major Tolkien works. The middle of the year was the period when we saw the release of some books by Tolkien scholars and the end of the year we saw audiobooks and the Tales of the Perilous Realm come out. All together a very interesting year it was. Let us walk through it again in chronological order.  Read article
Thursday 8 January 2009
Thursday 8 January 2009
Letter to Tolkien Contest for 40th Anniversary of the Hobbit Presse

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hobbit Presse they have invented a very fun contest to win a fantastic prize, a special limited edition of Herrn der Ringe. Write an original letter to the author J.R.R. Tolkien! Write down the words you always wanted to say to your favorite writer, or ask the questions you always wanted to ask.  Read article
Tuesday 6 January 2009
Tuesday 6 January 2009
Breaking News: New book by J.R.R. Tolkien to be released in May

HarperCollins is to publish a new book by the late Lord of the Rings author J R R Tolkien. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, edited and introduced by Tolkiens son Christopher, will be published in hardback in May 2009.  Read article
Thursday 18 December 2008
Thursday 18 December 2008
The most expensive Tolkien book in the world

GTC Roadshow AG announces the acquisition of the most expensive Tolkien book ever sold; a signed first edition of The Lord of the Rings dedicated to the Queen of the Hobbits, for 104.000 USD. A further 5 lots were acquired in the same auction: the first translation of The Hobbit dedicated to E. Griffiths, a signed US first edition Lord of the Rings, P. Baynes original art, a signed map of Middle-earth and a book dedicated to Tolkiens son…  Read article
Wednesday 3 December 2008
Wednesday 3 December 2008
Signed Hobbit sells for 53,000 GBP to become highlight of a Tolkien Exhibition

GTC AG, a Swiss based company, announces the acquisition of the second most expensive Tolkien book ever sold; a signed Hobbit bought from Peter Harringtons for GBP53,000 setting a new benchmark for a signed book. This signed Hobbit will be one of the showpieces for the largest private Tolkien collection to be exhibited around the world beginning in 2011 by the GTC Roadshow, which coincides with the release of the new Hobbit film.  Read article
Monday 1 December 2008
Monday 1 December 2008
Christmas Gift Ideas for Hobbit and Tolkien lovers

It is the season again when nights gets longer and over here in Europe all leaves have fallen from the trees, the cold weather is back and we all huddle together around the fire. The quest has begon again to find an original gift? This year Im going to make some nice suggestions, by creating two lists which will help you find a perfect gift for any Tolkien and Hobbit lover or collector. Part I will cover all items related to The Hobbit,…  Read article
Saturday 8 November 2008
Saturday 8 November 2008
Tolkien Treasures from Woodridings come to Hazael Design in Wimborne

Hazael Design are pleased to announce an exhibition of limited edition furniture handmade from the timber reclaimed from JRR Tolkiens last home, Woodridings. Also The Tolkien treasures discovered in Poole go on display next saturday, on the 15th November, at Hazael Design, unit 12 Mill Lane Wimborne, England. I will myself come over to the opening of the exhibition and hope to see many Tolkien fans there. It would be great to discuss all…  Read article
Thursday 21 August 2008
Thursday 21 August 2008
The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer wins the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

Every year The Mythopoeic Society gives away their prestigious Literary and Scholarship Awards. The most interesting award for Tolkien fans is The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies. It is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. This year it was given to The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana…  Read article
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Tolkien goes mobile - Tolkien Audio Books will be released as OMA Mobile Editions

On August 1st Tolkien will go mobile and the following OMA Tolkien Editions will be available: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Children of Hurin, The Silmarillion and many more...  Read article
Tuesday 8 July 2008
Tuesday 8 July 2008
Here is your chance to own a piece of Tolkien history

Tolkiens former home in Poole is going to be demolished and the last remaining features have been removed by the demolisher. These include a wonderful Adam-style fireplace, some garden decorations, doors and a postcard he found behind the fireplace. Here is now your chance to own a piece of Tolkien history because all the items recovered from the house are now up for sale in the Tolkien Library Store.  Read article
Thursday 19 June 2008
Thursday 19 June 2008
Tolkien Audio Books to be released in 2008 - The Hobbit, On Tolkien: Interviews, Reminiscences, and Other Essays, The Lord of the Rings and Tales from the Perilous Realm

As some of you might know I am quit a big fan of Tolkien Audio Books. I have an hour drive to work every day and if not listening to BBC World I tend to listen to Audio Books. It makes the drive to work a lot more fun and enjoyable. Now it seems I will be able to add some very nice Tolkien Audio Books to my collection. Here is an overview of new Tolkien Audio Books to be released this year.  Read article
Monday 24 March 2008
Monday 24 March 2008
The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Glyer nominated for Hugo Award

After winning the 2007 Imperishable Flame Award the wonderful book by Diana Glyer has now been nominated for a Hugo Award, as Best Related Book.  Read article
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Projectfiver, a petition for a brave hobbit

Please take a little time to read this, here is a chance to help out a brave Hobbit.  Read article
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Bonhams Sells The Queen of Hobbits for World Record breaking GBP 60,000

The Queen of Hobbits, a very rare 1937 first issue of the first edition of J.R.R. Tolkiens much-loved classic The Hobbit was sold today (18 March) by international fine art auctioneers Bonhams in London for a staggering GBP 60,000 (USD 120,800), twice its presale estimate and a new world record price at auction for an inscribed copy of the book.  Read article
Sunday 9 March 2008
Sunday 9 March 2008
Tolkien manuscripts at Bodleian Library will get a place to be shown to the public

Original manuscripts from Tolkiens Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and Mary Shelleys Frankenstein will be among a number of national treasures put on display in a new exhibition hall. The new centre will be named the Blackwell Hall.  Read article
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Far over the Misty Mountains Cold

On Monday The Tolkien Estate and HarperCollins Publishers sued New Line Cinema to claim their long-forgotten gold in Los Angeles Superior Court. New Line refused to say whether the Tolkien Estate legal action would have an immediate impact on the development of The Hobbit movies. But if successful, the lawsuit has the potential to toss the films into the fires of Mt. Doom.  Read article
Saturday 9 February 2008
Saturday 9 February 2008
The Queen of Hobbits on auction at Bonhams

A signed first impression of the Hobbit and the last known photograph by Tolkien will be sold at Bonhams Printed Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in New Bond Street on 18th March 2008. The signed and dedicated first edition of the Hobbit, from the library of Elaine Griffiths, has been valued at 20.000-30.000 British Pounds. Read here why this Hobbit can be called the Queen of Hobbits.  Read article
Saturday 19 January 2008
Saturday 19 January 2008
Expensive Tolkien book donated to Oxfam shop

Daily Records tells us that a rare Tolkien book worth GBP 5000 was handed to an Oxfam shop in Troon, Ayrshire, by a mystery donor. It seems they have noticed the book is special but are complete off when it comes to the value of this book.  Read article
Thursday 10 January 2008
Thursday 10 January 2008
Will The lord of the Rings be voted the best foreign book by Dutch Readers and will The Hobbit be voted as the best children book in Belgium?

These days the books The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are put to the test. We are talking about the translations into the Dutch language, In de ban van de Ring and de Hobbit. They have a chance to be choisen as the best Foreign book and the best children book. Let us have a look at these chances and some important polls in the past.  Read article
Tuesday 25 December 2007
Tuesday 25 December 2007
The Northeast Tolkien Society has announced the winners of the 2007 Imperishable Flame Awards

With a short delay The North East Tolkien Society has announced this years winners of the Imperishable Flame Awards. The awards cites the accomplishments of individuals in each of 3 categories, Tolkien/ Inklings Scholarship, Tolkien/ Inklings Fan Appreciation and Tolkien/ Inklings Inspired Creativity. Since I won the Tolkien Fan Appreciation Award last year, I was also asked to nominate some people I thought would deserve to win an Award…  Read article
Friday 14 December 2007
Friday 14 December 2007
J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling fetch high prices at Sothebys auction

Yesterday a lot of fabulous Tolkien books and one letter were sold at an auction held by Sothebys in London. While the Tolkien books and letter fetched very high prices, the real highlight of the auction was a book by J.K. Rowling called The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  Read article
Wednesday 31 October 2007
Wednesday 31 October 2007
Last book Tolkien signed before he died on auction by Bonhams

Here you can see a very fine example of Tolkiens well know flourishing signature. It is most probably the very last signature J.R.R. Tolkien put inside a book before he died. The book will be sold by auction on Wednesday 13 November 2007 by Bonhams.  Read article
Monday 29 October 2007
Monday 29 October 2007
The Second Imperishable Flame Awards - Start Voting

Also this year the readers of herenistarion.org have a chance to vote for the nominees in three categories. This years polling will run until December 1st, 2007.  Read article
Tuesday 9 October 2007
Tuesday 9 October 2007
The Lord of the Rings proof copies to be sold by auction by Bloomsbury

Now here is something you do not see everyday. These are the rare proof copies of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien to be sold by auction on Wednesday 24th October 2007 by Bloomsbury.  Read article
Monday 8 October 2007
Monday 8 October 2007
Tolkien Letter describing Pippins ride with Gandalf offered in Auction

RRauction will offer a very interesting Tolkien letter in which he discusses the name Honeybourne, describes Smith of Wootton Major and Pippins ride with Gandalf.  Read article
Thursday 4 October 2007
Thursday 4 October 2007
The Second Imperishable Flame Awards - Nominees for 2006-07 and catching up with the last years winners

To begin the 2nd Annual Award Nomination process The North East Tolkien Society spoke with last year winners to get their thoughts on who should be nomintated for the 2006-07 awards. See the nominees for this year and read what the previous winners are up to today.  Read article
Thursday 13 September 2007
Thursday 13 September 2007
John Howe banners, postcards, sculptures and prints for sale

Saint-Ursanne will be auctioning off the sculptures and the banners, as well as the ink-jet prints from the exhibition in the Cloister. Since John Howe does not sell his original art this is the closest you will ever get to a real John Howe. Here is your chance to obtain a piece of art that has been admired by tens of thousands visitors of the event in Saint-ursanne.  Read article
Wednesday 1 August 2007
Wednesday 1 August 2007
Other Minds Magazine First Issue released today

Other Minds Magazine made available its first issue today! It is The unofficial, International Role Playing Gaming magazine dedicated to exploring J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth and beyond.  Read article
Wednesday 25 July 2007
Wednesday 25 July 2007
Tolkien Letter explaining origin of The Lord of the Rings offered in Auction

RRauction will offer a very interesting Tolkien letter in which J.R.R. Tolkien discusses the motivation behind his most famous creation, the Lord of the Rings.  Read article
Friday 29 June 2007
Friday 29 June 2007
New Lord of the Rings podcast - The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings

The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings is a thrilling audio podcast that takes listeners on a voyage through the mythological and religious themes that have made J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional work loved around the world.  Read article
Wednesday 13 June 2007
Wednesday 13 June 2007
Celebrating Tolkiens 50 Years at Marquette

Tolkien manuscripts reside now 50 years at the Department of Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University in Milwaukee. That of course need some celebration. As a part of the celebration a lecture will we held on October 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m by John D. Rateliff.  Read article
Wednesday 13 June 2007
Wednesday 13 June 2007
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies 2007

The finalists for the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards have just been announced and feature once again the best authors and books in the field of Inkling scholarship: Marjorie Burns with Perilous Realms, Verlyn Flieger with Interrupted Music, Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall and Edmund Weiner with The Ring of Words and Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond with The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.  Read article
Wednesday 6 June 2007
Wednesday 6 June 2007
Tolkien Library News Widget and RSS Feed

Tolkien Library gives you the ability to subscribe to the content on his website. Not only can you receive all updates and Tolkien book news straight into your mailbox, you can also add it on your personal site or blog and also consume the Tolkien Library Feed through a variety of tools, like an RSS reader.  Read article
Monday 4 June 2007
Monday 4 June 2007
The Lord Of The Rings Official Stage Companion by Gary Russell

Today we see the publication of a hardcover illustrated companion of The Lord of the Rings stage show, which features exclusive interviews and photographs of the creation of one of the worlds most ambitious theatre adaptations.  Read article
Monday 7 May 2007
Monday 7 May 2007
Booklaunch Dutch Children of Hurin great success

On Saturday 28 April De kinderen van Hurin, the Dutch translation of The Children of Hurin, was officially presented at a most suitable venue, The Tolkien Shop in Leiden, Holland. The release event was a big success. Even so is the Dutch translation of The Children of Hurin, since the first 25000 copies have been sold out and the Dutch publisher is already reprinting.   Read article
Monday 12 March 2007
Monday 12 March 2007
Tolkien Library Newsletter has been released

This is the eleventh newsletter send by the Tolkien Library. It summarizes the events of what has happened on the site in the last months and brings the latest news. Since a lot of members did not inscribe from the beginning they have now the opportunity to have a look at the old newsletters in this archive. If you have not subscribed yourself please go to the Tolkien Library homepage and follow the link at the top of the page.  Read article
Thursday 8 March 2007
Thursday 8 March 2007
The Tolkien Library Store Update

The rare Tolkien book store for serious Tolkien collectors has seen an update. The Tolkien Library Store always has a large amount of rare and collectible Tolkien books up for sale. The books in the Tolkien Library Store always have a high collectible value and are of the finest on the market. Tolkien books available include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed, Numbered and Limited Editions…  Read article
Tuesday 27 February 2007
Tuesday 27 February 2007
RSS Feed Update

Have updated the Tolkien Library RSS Feed and added a link inside the Feed. So now Im able to link towards the full article. Hope this feed is better then the last one.  Read article
Wednesday 25 October 2006
Wednesday 25 October 2006
Tolkien Societies Update

The list of Tolkien Societies has been updated and The Almaren Fellowship, The Croatian Tolkien Society has been added.  Read article
Thursday 28 September 2006
Thursday 28 September 2006
J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Book Catalogue just added to iTunes

A new thing this year are the downloadable audio books. Up to date we could all buy Tolkien Audio Books on CD or even on cassettes. Now, with the success of the iPod, Harper Collins has taken a new road: J.R.R. Tolkien Downloadable Audio Books. No wonder they made an exclusive deal with iTunes who are also having a similar deal for Harry Potter Audio Books. This year we can start downloading the most famous works, read by Rob Inglis, Martin…  Read article
Wednesday 6 September 2006
Wednesday 6 September 2006
Tolkien Newsletter Eight

TolkienLibrary just send out his eight newsletter. If you just missed it, or did not receive it you can always read him here. Also the links page had been slightly updated, as were some slight changes made to the color of the top menu (thanks Neil for the tip). And a final fun message: we just passed 300.000 requests since we started.  Read article
Monday 26 June 2006
Monday 26 June 2006
Tolkienlibrary.com in the spotlight

Making a website about Tolkien was (and is) a great way to share your passion about Tolkien books; It creates a path to make new friends, meet interesting people on the road. Now it also seems it can put you in the spotlight! When I received the e-mail some weeks ago that I had been nominated for an award I was absolutely stunned.  Read article
Thursday 6 January 2005
Thursday 6 January 2005
Humphrey Carpenter dies

On 4 January 2005 Humphrey Carpenter, 58, died after a long illness. He was known as a writer and broadcaster, and especially renowned for the authorised biography of Tolkien, the Letters of J.R.R.Tolkien and Inklings: C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, Charles Williams, and their Friends.   Read article
Wednesday 5 January 2005
Wednesday 5 January 2005
The First American Edition of the Hobbit

The first American edition of The Hobbit was published by Houghton-Mifflin in 1938, one year after the British edition. It is significally different from the UK edition, lacking the Britisch jacket Tolkien designed in favor for a more american jacket. Yet, the first US edition is one of the most beautifully designed of the early editions of the Hobbit.   Read article
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