Rare and Collectible Tolkien Books

Welcome!  We specialize in J.R.R. Tolkien rare books and art used in books. The first thing you will notice is we actually have dozens of rare and first edition Tolkien books for sale!  We are not click bait or a sub-search service.  We do not use false ads and keywords terms to lead you to our site, only to find there is nothing by J.R.R. Tolkien for sale!  If you see such ads,  report them!  Aside from a few classic children’s books, all our books are from J.R.R. Tolkien .  Click one of the links below to see our inventory and learn more about Professor Tolkien. 

New- Please enjoy our recent podcast on Abebooks on Collecting Tolkien books, click here: https://castbox.fm/app/castbox/player/id1209853/id485657519

New- Please enjoy our Tolkien Journals published in 2009 & 2010 before our Festival. Click: https://www.festivalartandbooks.com/journal.html

Key items for sale are listed on our own FAB shop where you save money buying direct, we don’t pay selling fees. If you see somehting for sale in our other shops, contact us for the best price. You can pay with a credit car using the PayPal option at check-out, but you can save a further 5% paying by bank transfer.  Payment can be in Pounds, Dollars or Euros. Please ask.

Or if you prefer the usual portals, visit our Ebay or AbeBooks shops. Our Ebay shop also has misc. books and other items for sale. We have 100% positive feedback on both sites.

We have been collecting Tolkien books ourselves for over 30 years. We started as Mark Faith Books (our founders name) 20 years ago and later became Festival Art and Books following a J.R.R. Tolkien festival we began in 2010,  Festival in the Shire: A Celebration of All Things Tolkien Inspired!  We use the word “Festival” with the meaning “celebration”, not event.  If you have an idea for a Tolkien fan event, please contact us.

We believe you have to work harder to build trust and reliability as an on-line business. We can’t afford mistakes and your time is valuable. After more than 20 years dealing we are now the leaders in our specialist genre;  books and art inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien by getting it right the first time. That is why our feedback scores are always 100% . We are one of the largest dedicated specialist Tolkien dealers in the world. You can tell at a glance by our extensive rare Tolkien book inventory, not by the misleading use of keywords and ads.

Search on-line to learn about our founder Mark D. Faith and our companies; Festival in the Shire Ltd and Festival Art and Books. Visit our resorce pages for more links.  If you don’t see something you are looking for, please ask. Feel free to ask questions on Tolkien collecting, no matter how silly. We were all new at it at one time. We post only short descriptions as good photographs can tell you much more about condition! Please ask for more photos.

We are always buying Tolkien books or can offer a consignment selling service, please ask.  We can sell previous copies bought from us or other dealers.  We also offer a bespoke buying service for those looking to build an extensive collection, not just Tolkien, but wish to remain private. Please email or phone for more information.

Festival Art and Books, 28 Felindre, Pennal Machynlleth SY20 9DZ, UK

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