Because it coincided with Holy Week and family commitments, I missed Tolkien Reading Day. I am reading Return of the King to my son, and have begun Tolkien’s letters. I thought it would be fun to end the week with a Tolkien reader’s treat.
My own collection of Tolkien works is a mash of books I’ve found at yard sales, library discard sales, and as a result of haunting digital and physical used bookstores until I found what I wanted.
The Tolkienist, James, however, is a real reader-collector. While there are doubtless collectors with more valuable collections, including 1st editions and rare books, James’ collection is the most complete reader’s shelf I have seen. If you are not envious and joyful for the beauty of the shelf itself, his very brief video tour will let you see what is available for Tolkien fans to read over a lifetime.
Happy belated Tolkien Reading Day, and check out my “Catalogue of Tolkien Posts.”