Tolkien Reading List at Sandman Books

Tolkien Reading Day (on the 25th of March each year) was first celebrated in 2003 by the Tolkien Society. The date of the 25th of March was chosen as the date on which the Ring was destroyed, completing Frodo’s quest and vanquishing Sauron.

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Friday, March 25, 2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
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5240 Duncan Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982-1783
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The Hobbit Cover Image
By J.R.R. Tolkien, Michael Hague (Illustrator)
$9.34
ISBN: 9780618150823
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Published: Clarion Books - September 25th, 2001

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning children’s book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition of The Hobbit has been specially formatted for young readers. Larger print size and wider margins provide reading ease for the youngest Tolkien fans.


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J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King Cover Image
$30.57
ISBN: 9780345538376
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Published: Del Rey - September 25th, 2012

The complete four-book boxed set of the greatest fantasy epic of all time: The Lord of the Rings and its enchanting prequel, The Hobbit
 


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The Silmarillion (Pre-Lord of the Rings) Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780345325815
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Published: Del Rey - January 12th, 1985

The legendary precursor to The Lord of the Rings

“A creation of singular beauty . . . magnificent in its best moments.”—The Washington Post


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Atlas Of Middle-Earth Cover Image
$21.25
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ISBN: 9780618126996
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 10th, 2001

Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring.


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The Tolkien Reader Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780345345066
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Published: Del Rey - November 12th, 1986

An absorbing collection of stories, poems, and commentaries by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings


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The Languages Of Tolkien's Middle­earth Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780395291306
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 28th, 1980

This is the book on all of Tolkien's invented languages, spoken by hobbits, elves, and men of Middle-earth -- a dicitonary of fourteen languages, an English-Elvish glossary, all the runes and alphabets, and material on Tolkien the linguist.


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Tales From The Perilous Realm Cover Image
$23.80
ISBN: 9780547154114
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Published: William Morrow - November 17th, 2008

The definitive collection of Tolkien’s classic “fairie” tales, in the vein of The Hobbit, illustrated by Oscar winner Alan Lee

Never before published in a single volume, Tolkien’s four novellas (Farmer Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for the first t


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Unfinished Tales (Pre-Lord of the Rings) Cover Image
$7.64
ISBN: 9780345357113
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Published: Del Rey - August 12th, 1988

An extraordinary discovery is waiting for you on these pages. Mythic lore and forgotten legends unearthed by Christopher Tolkien from his father's archives unveil never-before-told stories of the three ages of ancient Middle-earth.

THE FIRST AGE


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The Children of Húrin (Pre-Lord of the Rings) Cover Image
By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
$7.64
ISBN: 9780345518842
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Published: Del Rey - May 25th, 2010

Long before the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom, one man—Húrin—dared to defy Morgoth, the first and greatest of the dark lords to plague Middle-earth. Thus did he and his children, Túrin and Niënor, earn the enmity of a merciless foe that would shape the destiny of all the ages to come.


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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9780345277602
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Published: Del Rey - December 12th, 1979

Three masterpieces of medieval poetry, translated by the author of The Lord of the Rings—including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the poem that inspired the major motion picture The Green Knight


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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780544570306
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 4th, 2015

New York Times bestseller

“A thrill . . . Beowulf was Tolkien’s lodestar. Everything he did led up to or away from it.” —New Yorker
 
J.R.R.


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The Fall Of Arthur Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9780544227835
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 27th, 2014

The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R.


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The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrún Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780547394572
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 10th, 2010

Many years ago, J.R.R.


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Beren And Lúthien Cover Image
$14.44
ISBN: 9781328915337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 6th, 2018

New York Times Bestseller

“A good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process.”—EntertainmentWeekly.c


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The History Of Middle-Earth Boxed Set Cover Image
$191.25
ISBN: 9780358381747
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2020

This very special collector’s edition brings together all twelve books into three hardback volumes—over 5,000 pages of fascinating Tolkien material—and places them in one matching box.

J.R.R.


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The Complete Tolkien Companion Cover Image
By J. E. A. Tyler, Kevin Reilly (Illustrator)
$21.24
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ISBN: 9781250023551
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 2nd, 2012

For all those who journey to Middle Earth, here is the complete guide to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and people. The Complete Tolkien Companion explains, translates, and links every single reference—names, dates, places, facts, famous weapons, even food and drink—to be found in J. R. R.


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The Lord Of The Rings Sketchbook Cover Image
By Alan Lee (Illustrator)
$30.60
ISBN: 9780618640140
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Published: William Morrow - October 19th, 2005

Alan Lee, the Oscar-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, discusses his approach to depicting Tolkien’s imaginary world. The book presents more than 150 of Lee’s celebrated illustrations to show how his imagery for both the illustrated Lord of the Rings and the films progressed from concept to finished art.


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A Dictionary of Tolkien (Tolkien Illustrated Guides #1) Cover Image
$12.71
ISBN: 9781607109068
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - September 10th, 2013

Dive into the fantastical world and vocabulary of J. R. R. Tolkien with this beautiful flexibound edition.

J. R. R. Tolkien created characters and a world so unique and so rich with details that they warranted a whole new vocabulary to go with them.


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Atlas of Tolkien Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781626864931
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - October 1st, 2015

Tolkien? There’s a map for that!

J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.


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The Battles of Tolkien (Tolkien Illustrated Guides #3) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781626868533
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - March 1st, 2017

The defining battles from the history of Middle-earth are presented in a single, entertaining volume.

The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with epic battles in an ongoing struggle between good and evil.


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The Dark Powers of Tolkien (Tolkien Illustrated Guides #5) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781684127177
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - February 26th, 2019

A compendium of the villains of Middle-earth.

The vast fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien contains many dark terrors to challenge the forces of good. This compendium of villains includes battle timelines, genealogy charts for creature races, striking illustrations, and well-researched commentary on the evil forces that dwell in Middle-earth.


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The Hobbits of Tolkien (Tolkien Illustrated Guides #6) Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781645170082
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - February 25th, 2020

Everything you’ll ever need to know about Hobbits!

The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth starts with one magical word: Hobbit. From that word came a sentence, and then a grand story poured forth to create the infamous fantasy realm studied, written about, and enjoyed by millions.


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Ring Legends of Tolkien (Tolkien Illustrated Guides #7) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645174417
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - November 10th, 2020

Learn the most popular legends about the Rings of Power!

The history of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with an ongoing struggle between good and evil, centered on a set of rings forged by Elves and an evil sorcerer. The Ring Legends of Tolkien recounts stories and conflicts surrounding the Rings of Power.