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The last weeks were very busy! Almost every week something new was happening. We all got the news that the new book by Christina Scull & Wayne Hammond, THE J. R. R. TOLKIEN COMPANION AND GUIDE: Boxed Set, is delayed with a month. But on 2 November we will finally see the publication! We can enjoy a lot of many new books this month, most of them are edited by or with contributions from Michael D.C. Drout. Also I can announce a wonderful art exhibition by Henning Janssen, we can see the 70th anniversary edition of The Hobbit and the 30th anniversary edition of The Silmarillion and many other re-issues, an article on downloadable Tolkien Audio Books, more news on the new Tolkien book The Children of Hurin, a children book by Vic Parker on J.R.R. Tolkien and an article about the 1st edition of the Hobbit which turned 69 this month. Finally I wish to give attention to a new section at the Tolkien Library site, namely the "Tolkien Collector Profiles". Hope this will give ideas for beginning collectors and will give collectors a chance to learn more about each other. Any Tolkien collector who wants to contribute his own profile please contact me.


   
       
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While last month the world was talking about the publication of the new Tolkien book, THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN, it seems this month is dominated by new publications by Michael D.C. Drout. Most people will know him from Beowulf and the Critics, published in December 2002, which was the result of a discovered manuscript for "Beowulf and the Critics" while working on a project in an Oxford library in 1996. We see four new books this month of which three Michael D.C. contributed to.

> find the complete article here: (08.10.06) Tolkien Books published in October 2006 - the month of Michael D.C. Drout


   
 
    I have great pleasure to present a JRR Tolkien inspired Art Exhibition by Henning Janssen, being held from Saturday 21st October to Saturday 13th January 2007 at The Tolkien Shop in Leiden, Holland.

> find the complete article here: (08.10.06) Middle-earth Impressions - A Middle-earth & JRR Tolkien inspired art exhibition by Henning Janssen


   
 
   
A re-issue of almost every book by Tolkien will be made by Harper Collins. All major works like The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion will be re-issued and a lot of secondary works or book about J.R.R. Tolkien will be published in paperback form. In this article I will list all the re-issues of 2006 by Harper Collins. Hope you enjoy the covers for the celebration editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion!

> find the complete article here: (03.10.06) Tolkien Books re-issued by Harper Collins in 2006


   
 
   
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 Shaw and Derek Jacobi.

> find the complete article here: (28.09.06) J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Book Catalogue just added to iTunes


   
 
   
if you are a beginner, an expert or an extreme Tolkien collector you can learn from one another. There for I added this section, Tolkien Collector Profiles, where you can see the passion of some of the greatest Tolkien collectors. Hope this will give ideas for beginning collectors and will give collectors a chance to learn more about each other.

> find the complete article here: (27.09.06) Tolkien Collector profiles


   
 
   
Only one week after the announcement of the new Tolkien book, we can already give a lot more information about the UK edition of the book. The book will be published in the UK on 16 april 2007 and will be a hardback with no less then 320 pages! It will be the first complete standalone Middle-earth book by J.R.R. Tolkien since The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, posthumous Silmarillion in 1977. Even more amazing is that it will be costing no more then £ 18 GBP and you can already pre-order it at amazon.co.uk!

> find the complete article here: (25.09.06) THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN - More detailed info


   
 
   


This little book is aimed for the children who, after reading the books or seen the movies, want to find out more about the author behind the stories. All the books in the series tell all you need to know about their lives and works and include an introduction to and analysis of key works, deconstruction of a review, ‘Have a go' boxes to encourage creative writing.


> read the review here: (21.09.06) Writers Uncovered : J.R.R. Tolkien by Vic Parker



   
 
   


Spanish publishing house Espasa Calpe is going to publish The Hobbit's reader's guide for students (in Spanish), as part of the relaunching of their "Colección Austral", dedicated to the republishing of classical authors of universal literature. For the first time in this collection, Espasa will publish works of contemporary authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien.
This edition of The Hobbit contains, apart from the story of Bilbo Baggins, a J.R.R. Tolkien's biography, chronology and bibliography, a reader's guide for students with activities and a glossary of terms of Middle-Earth.

> read the article here: (21.09.06) The Hobbit's reader's guide for students in Spanish


   
 
   

Since 1937, few books have provided more pleasure than J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Originally published in England with a first printing of 1,500 copies, The Hobbit today celebrates its 69th anniversary!

> read the article here: (21.09.06) The Hobbit celebrates its 69th anniversary


   
 
   


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 / Limited Editions.

Rare Tolkien items are also available, including books and letters signed by Tolkien, proof copies and books from Tolkiens personal library.

Not all items are on display here, so please do not hesitate to make requests about Tolkien books you are trying to find. Whatever you are looking to buy or sell, we will always try to help.

> buy rare Tolkien books here: Tolkien Library Store

Featured items:

#000286 - 1st UK Edition Lord of the Rings - Rebound in Dark Green Leather - Gates of Moria style - $7,750.00
All first impressions, the rarest Lord of the Rings, fully rebound in Dark Forest Green Morocco Leather, all edges trimmed and gilded.
The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarilion and History of Middle-earth part I, Part II and III all deluxe editions in perfect condition #JC0001 - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarilion and History of Middle-earth part I, Part II and III all deluxe editions in perfect condition- $ 2700.00
Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series.
#000321 - The 1st UK Lord of the Rings - 1st impression set with dustjackets - 1st/1st/1st Very Good with dustjackets - $11,750.00
A beautiful, collectable set of first editions of this classic of fantasy literature. A fantastic set of First Editions of this classic of fantasy literature, with a custom slipcase to protect and house these 'precious' books.
#000305 - 1984 Houghton Mifflin, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, with Hand Drawn Sketch of a Goblin, By Michael Hague - $300.00
This copy is unique in that it is signed on the half title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of a 'Goblin' by the illustrator.
#000306 - 1984 Houghton Mifflin, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, with Hand Drawn Sketch of Gandalf, By Michael Hague - $350.00
This copy is unique in that it is signed and dated '2001' on the half title page, and has a hand drawn sketch of 'Gandalf' by the illustrator.  A fine example of a one of a kind, unique collectors item.
#000307 - 2005 Harper Collins, The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook By Alan Lee, with a Full Page Hand Drawn Sketch By the Illustrator - $2,750.00
This artwork was done for a charity auction event in the UK in 2005.  A 'one of a kind' collectable for the Lord of the Rings fan.
#000309 - 1973 Allen & Unwin, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, Signed By Pauline Baynes - $250.00
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien.  This book is the 7th impression of 1973, of the 1st Edition of 1961, published by Allen & Unwin.  It has been signed on the title page by the Illustrator Pauline Baynes.
   
 
   
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