My Tolkien Collection: Hardbacks


– The “Intermediaries”

I affectionately refer to hardbacks as “intermediaries” and certainly not in a negative way – far from it. I consider hardbacks to be one step ahead in the evolutionary process of a book. From being a paperback, it has taken a giant leap towards achieving Deluxe status and beyond! Continue reading

My Tolkien Collection: Deluxe Editions


– Turning good stories into classics … physically, at least

There’s something intrinsically beautiful and magical about a Deluxe edition book being slowly extracted from its matching slipcase – none the least when that book has Tolkien’s motif embossed in gold at the back and the appropriate design on the front. Continue reading

My Tolkien Collection: Rare books

Rare – The finest of the finest … of which I own only one item Unfortunately, I can’t boast much of owning anything exclusively ‘rare’ and preciousss … The reason being that most of the stuff available (be it books, letters by Tolkien or other artefacts) are sold at ridiculously high prices. Continue reading

My Tolkien Collection: An Introduction

– Nothing to show off, just ‘displaying’ …

At this stage in the blog, with Tolkien Week fast approaching, and after writing (and blabbing to myself) about the books, analyzing images and films  and retelling my discovery of such a hobby, I thought it the right time for me to guide you through my personal Tolkien-centric collection. Continue reading