Latest additions

Here you will find a list of all items added to the catalogue in the last 30 days. So make it a habit to see this list at least once a month and you will miss nothing!


Scull/Hammond, The Art of The Lord of the Rings (13/10)

HarperCollins, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in a slipcase. Contains more than 180 paintings, drawings, sketches and maps by Tolkien, most of which published here for the first time. With an introduction and commentary by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond.*

John J. Osterhout, The Schnoz of the Rings

A Parody of JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

San Angelo, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback.*

Elansea, JRR Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero

An Unauthorised Biography

Elansea, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback. A study into Tolkien's involvement with the secret service. Signed by both authors, Alex Lewis and Elizabeth Currie.*

Dori the Dwarf 1/6 scale (7/10)

Weta, 2015. 13'/28 cm high. Limited to 1000 numbered copies.*

Legolas Greenleaf. Weta 1451 (18/9)


Weta continues the legacy of producing finely crafted, highly detailed 1/6 scale collectible polystone statues from Middle-earth. The essence of each character expertly captured in every piece.

Legolas Greenleaf was sculpted by Weta Workshop sculptor Gary Hunt in the likeness of the character played by Orlando Bloom in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Dimensions: 12x12x16"/30 x 29 x 19 cm

Limited to 1500 pieces.*

Ian Brody, The Hobbit Location Guidebook (15/9)

HarperCollins, 2014. Paperback. Illustrated.

The definitive and authorised location guidebook for THE HOBBIT trilogy of movies.

Since the incredible global success of The Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit Trilogy, New Zealand has become the embodiment of Middle-earth to millions of moviegoers and readers the world over.

This definitive full-colour guidebook showcases the principal movie set locations around New Zealand as seen in The Hobbit trilogy. For everyone enchanted by the beautiful locations in the film trilogy, this book provides stunning original landscape photography, valuable background information and exclusive contributions by Sir Peter Jackson, Andy Serkis and other cast and crew members.

Official behind-the-scenes movie photos are complemented by more than 100 of award-winning photographer Ian Brodie’s gorgeous vistas of the New Zealand landscape, making this the perfect book for film fans and armchair travellers, as well as those planning to visit the country for themselves. Includes:

• Exclusive maps and location directions
• Touring information and itineraries
• Useful internet addresses
• GPS references to location sites
• Accommodation, food and entertainment suggestions*

2016 The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy

Oblong calendar in an envelope, with pictures of the actors from the three Hobbit movies.*

2016 Hobbit 16-month calendar

Square calendar with actors from the three Hobbit-movies, plus a free downloadable wallpaper.*

The Fall of Arthur - paperback

HarperCollins, 2015. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur.

The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pervasive sense of the grave and fateful nature of all that is told: of Arthur's expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, of Guinevere's flight from Camelot, of the great sea-battle on Arthur's return to Britain, in the portrait of the traitor Mordred, in the tormented doubts of Lancelot in his French castle. Unhappily, The Fall of Arthur was one of several long narrative poems that he abandoned in that period. In this case he evidently began it in the earlier nineteen-thirties, and it was sufficiently advanced for him to send it to a very perceptive friend who read it with great enthusiasm at the end of 1934 and urgently pressed him 'You simply must finish it!' But in vain: he abandoned it, at some date unknown, though there is some evidence that it may have been in 1937, the year of the publication of The Hobbit and the first stirrings of The Lord of the Rings. Years later, in a letter of 1955, he said that 'he hoped to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur'; but that day never came. Associated with the text of the poem, however, are many manuscript pages: a great quantity of drafting and experimentation in verse, in which the strange evolution of the poem’s structure is revealed, together with narrative synopses and very significant if tantalising notes. In these latter can be discerned clear if mysterious associations of the Arthurian conclusion with The Silmarillion, and the bitter ending of the love of Lancelot and Guinevere, which was never written.*

The Hobbit film-tie in edition (2012)

HarperCollins, 2012. Paperback. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.*

Journey Through Middle-earth t-shirt, size XL

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton. With Gandalf, Saruman and Barad-dûr.*

The Wizard and the Balrog t-shirt, size XL

Black t-shirt of 100% cotton, showing Gandalf fighting the Balrog.*

I Want You! t-shirt, size L

Grey t-shirt of 100% cotton with Gandalf demanding you to join for an adventure.*

Pam Pollack, Who Was JRR Tolkien? 1/9

New York, 2015 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated in b&w by Jonathan Moore. A biography of Tolkien, aimed at children.*

The Story of Kullervo

HarperCollins, 2015. 1st edition. Hardback. Cover by Tolkien. Tolkien's story with the hero from the Kalevala, Kullervo. With drafts, notes and lecture-essay on the source-work, the Kalevala. Edited by Verlyn Flieger.*

Gandalf the Grey miniature pipe (25/8)

Functional pipe. 10"/25 cm. With a velvet carrying bag, a tamper and pipe cleaner.*

Gimli miniature pipe

Functional pipe. 8"/20 cm. With a velvet carrying bag, a tamper and pipe cleaner.*

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 43-44 (24/8)

Special Series 1

Paperback. Reprint of issue 43 and 44. Contains among others Tolkien's "Words of Joy: Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya". *

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 45-46

Special Series 2

Paperback. Reprint of issue 45 and 46. Contains addenda and corrigenda to the Etymologies. *

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 47-49

Special Series 3

Paperback. Reprint of issues 47, 48 and 49. Conaints Eladrin Hands, Fingers & Numerals.*

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 39, 41 and 42

Special Series 4

Paperback. Reprint of issue 39, 41 and 42. Containing philological essays.*

The Collected Vinyar Tengwar 41-50

Volume 5

Paperback. Reprint of issue 41 to 50. *

Ambar Eldaron, Elvish Verb Chart (17/8)

Quenya-English, English-Quenya

2007. Paperback. The conjugation of all known Quenya verbs, i.e. 388 verbs.*

Ambar Eldaron, Elvish Dictionary

Sindarin-English, English-Sindarin

2008. Paperback.*

Timothy Enloe, Testing the Limits of Subcreation

An Analysis of a Key Concept in the Writings of JRR Tolkien

2011. 1st edition. Paperback.

The concept of "subcreation" is a key to understanding what J.R.R. Tolkien was attempting to do in his fantasy works. Subcreation, or the idea that the creatures God makes are themselves able to create within the boundaries that God has set, but not necessarily in the same way He Himself actually did things, puts many of Tolkien's seeming theological novelties into perspective and helps us to better appreciate his faithful literary artistry. As well, by coming to grips with this concept as it appears in Tolkien's works, we may be able to find inspiration for our own subcreative works done for the glory of God and the advancement of His kingdom.*

Andrew Rilstone, Do Balrogs Have Wings?

And Other Pressing Questions

2012. 1st edition. Paperback.

Is Tolkien Actually Any Good? Did Gandalf Torture Gollum? Did Susan Go To Hell? Who Wrote The Poems of C.S. Lewis? Did C.S Lewis really have a marriage of convenience? Andrew Rilstone answers thirteen important questions about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus reviews and critiques of books, stage-shows and those god-awful movies Every Inklings-related word that Andrew has published since 1999. *

Dave Seaman, Lord of the Things

The Mellow Hip of the Things

2008. Paperback.

Lord of the Things is a parody of J R R Tolkein's great work, "Lord of the Rings". This is the first book covering events from the beginning of the quest in Hobbiton to splitting up of the fellowship of the ring. Expect plenty of bad puns, wordplay, pop culture references and alliteration! (You have been warned...)*

Jim Fenn, Lord Rings, Bourne, Hercules and Xena

2012. Paperback.

Hilarious parodies of Lord of the Rings, the Bourne trilogy, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Total Recall, I, Robot, and the Die Hard trilogy. Or as I call them, Load of the Rings, Harpocrates, Xenon, Porn Born, starring Chasten Porn (nothing naughty, just a name), Totally Reek, Y'all, Diet Hard, and My Robot.*

Tony Newton, A Western Suburb Lord of the Rings

2014. 1st edition. Paperback.

What if the Lord of the Rings was set in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia? Where does Dangalf the Fully Sic get his threads? How do you return the One Ring to the pawn shop it was forged in? Read on & enjoy this ridiculously hilarious short tale!*

Hobit (Sorbian)

2012. 1st edition. Paperback. Sorbian translation (spoken by a minority on the German-Polish border).*

Melanie Rost, Masculinity in Tolkien (13/8)

2011. 1st edition. Paperback.

In Masculinity in Tolkien, Rost argues that despite Tolkien's often conservative views when it comes to sex and gender, a closer look at how masculinity is performed in his works actually shows the social criticism hidden within, the rejection of the heroic code and the search for a hero and a masculinity which is built on love and loyalty, not the excess of courage and pride of heroic poetry.*

DeeDee Baldwin (ed.), Parma Eruseen

The Essay Collection

2015. 1st edition. Paperback. Collection of essays on Tolkien and the Jackson movies from the website Parma Eruseen.*

Deborah Higgens, Anglo-Saxon Community in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (11/8)

Oloris, 2014. 1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Ted Nasmith.

Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by Dr. Deborah A. Higgens, PhD will add to the field of Tolkien scholarship a detailed study of how Tolkien entered into the community of Anglo-Saxon storytellers as a scholar and critic, but also as an insider.

Embracing elements of a lifestyle he valued, yet which he viewed as diminishing in modern-day England and in the rest of the world, J.R.R. Tolkien hearkens back to a literary community shrouded in mystery and Faërie, from Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon poetry to medieval legend. Tolkien enters that community both as a critic, examining lost elements of a heroic society, and as an insider, recasting, as did ancient authors, the elements of Story, to create his own great fairy-story.

While much has been written on medievalism in Tolkien’s works, this research adds to the field a detailed explanation of the Anglo-Saxon mindset in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (LOTR). In his sub-creation, Tolkien draws from the same Cauldron of Story from which the Anglo-Saxon poets drew, as illustrated by an examination of Tolkien’s two critical essays: “On Fairy-Stories” and “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics.” Tolkien discusses the manner in which the Beowulf poet created his poem, and it is evident that the same principles can be applied to demonstrate how Tolkien created his own great fairy-story as he integrates the ancient themes of the Anglo-Saxon mead hall, the lord as gift-giver, and the comitatus bond in his creation of the Rohirrim. In the role of the cup-bearer, Old English poetry predominately reflects aristocratic women, and Tolkien illustrates this aspect in LOTR through the characters of Galadriel and Éowyn. Tolkien’s work is as original as that of medieval authors because he built on ancient themes and structure, used their modes and genres, and chose similar mythic elements to weave his own tale. The decline of mead-hall society is reflected in Old English poetry, and Tolkien’s fiction embodies a sense of that loss, preserving for his audience, as did the Beowulf poet, this ancient society and its heroic values.*

Janet Nelson-Alvarez, The Road, Taken

Oloris, 2015. 1st edition. Oblong paperback. Poems inspired by Tolkien. Illustrated with photo's and artwork by John Cockshaw.

Emotional and evocative, the poetry of Janet Nelson-Alvarez takes the reader on the fundamental heroic journey.  The rough path under the hero's feet and the hardships faced are detailed with the same stunning beauty and insight as the soft whispers of a mother murmuring tales to her sleepy child.  Illustrated by the beautiful art of John Cockshaw, this collection is a stunning masterpiece of the distilled beauty of poetry.

About the Author

It must have been an omen of some sort that Janet Nelson-Alvarez was born in the very year that J.R.R.Tolkien’s “Fellowship of the Ring” was first published. And it didn’t hurt, either, that she had an aunt who fueled her love of imaginary realms and impossible places, many times by speaking to her (and insisting upon an answer) in rhyme.

The world of the 60’s was a fantastic, exciting place to grow up. So much wonder to throw into the stew-pot of a writer’s mind. And yet, at the end of the day, for Janet, it all came back to the far-off and yet resonatingly close world of Tolkien.*

The Hobbit Deck-building game expansion (10/8)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Contains 76 game cards, 8 oversized hero cards and rules. Can only be played with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Deck-building Game.*

The Hobbit Love Letter

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Smaug is enraged that his slumber and treasure have been disturbed. It's up to you to locate the missing Arkenstone while avoiding Smaug's vicious attacks. This is a game of luck, risk and deduction for 2-4 players. Game consists of the game rules, 17 game cards, 4 reference cards and 13 tokens.*

The Wastes of Eriador Adventure Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

A set of 60 fixed cards for the Angmar Awakened expansion.*

Nightmare Deck: The Morgul Vale

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

This 20 card set enhances The Morgul Vale scenario.*

Nightmare Deck: Assault on Osgiliath

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

This 20 card expansion enhances the Assault on Osgiliath scenario.*

Nightmare Deck: The Blood of Gondor

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

The 20 card expansion enhances the Blood of Gondor scenario.*