We specialize in J.R.R. Tolkien rare books as well as fantasy art used in books.
All our stock is listed on our own FAB shop and you save money, we don’t pay selling fees. We don’t charge VAT/Sales tax as large platforms incorrectly do. There is no tax on books/printed paper. 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. This can be in Pounds, Dollars or Euros. Please ask.
We have been collecting Tolkien books ourselves for over 30 years. We started as Mark Faith Books (our founders name) and later became Festival Art and Books. This was 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. Festival in the Shire plans more smaller events in the future with the release of new films. 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 therefore 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. If you don’t see something you are looking for, please ask. Feel free to ask questions, no matter how silly. 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 also offer a bespoke buying service for those looking to build an extensive collection, but wish to remain private. Please email or phone for more information.