Tolkien Collector's Guide
Apr 30
2020/4/30 18:16:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
SpeedyHen still have £48.12 on their listing for GK, but it's "unavailable" now.

There's a secondary seller on Amazon (with probably no more than half a dozen copies in stock) selling this right now for £47.82. Anyone seen cheaper?

No - but blackwells also have it cheaper than Amazon at £52.99

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/prod ... -translator/9780008393625
Apr 30
2020/4/30 19:31:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
And, unlike Amazon, Blackwell's is an idependent BOOK seller, as opposed to a soulless, wholesale company
Apr 30 (edited)
2020/4/30 19:54:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Printed in Italy has sealed it for me - I've ordered a copy (if it was printed in China or simply not stated, I was passing for ethical reasons I'm not allowed to discuss for fear of offending the CCP). I'm pleased, as it looks like a decent effort from HC.
Apr 30
2020/4/30 19:57:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
Printed in Italy has sealed it for me - I've ordered a copy (if it was printed in China or simply not stated, I was passing). I'm pleased, as it looks like a decent effort from HC.

I am quick to lash HC but this does look like being a decent effort and I am relieved we are getting an Italy printing.
Apr 30
2020/4/30 20:11:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

insurrbution wrote:
And, unlike Amazon, Blackwell's is an idependent BOOK seller, as opposed to a soulless, wholesale company

Sadly, not just a wholesale company, but a cloud computing behemoth. Two-thirds of their revenue is now from AWS. Selling physical goods is almost a sideline at this point.
Apr 30
2020/4/30 20:30:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

insurrbution wrote:
And, unlike Amazon, Blackwell's is an idependent BOOK seller, as opposed to a soulless, wholesale company

Sadly, not just a wholesale company, but a cloud computing behemoth. Two-thirds of their revenue is now from AWS. Selling physical goods is almost a sideline at this point.

Yep, and the scariest part is they sell 380Million physical SKUs a year on average and yet your 'sideline' jab is spot on!
Apr 30
2020/4/30 20:34:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm not going to deny that I use them - but not for books (Chapters and Blackwell's most often).

If there's a local store that offers the same selection and prices, I'd be all over that.
May 1
2020/5/1 1:27:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I ordered mine from Book Depository but will have to wait about 15 - 25 days for delivery. No biggie. I am patient.
Oct 14
2020/10/14 17:48:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Happened to be doing a scan on Blackwells for forthcoming Tolkien related books, and here's what they have currently on the calendar that I found potentially interesting:

The Science of Middle-earth - Hardback - 06 Apr 2021
Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Science of Middle Earth
Arnaud Rafaelian (illustrator), Roland Lehoucq (editor), Loic Mangin (editor), Jean-Sebastien Steyer (editor)
9781643136165
(hardback)
$28.45
Availability: Unknown


JRR Tolkien and the Arts: A Theology of Subcreation - Paperback - 01 Mar 2021
Blackwell's (affiliate)
Jrr Tolkien and the Arts
Charlie Starr (contributions), Donald Williams (contributions), Melody Green (editor)
9781941106136
(paperback)
$16.63
Availability: Unknown


The Real JRR Tolkien - Hardback - 28 Feb 2021
Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Real J.R.R. Tolkien
Jesse Xander (author)
9781526765154
(hardback)
$22.75
Availability: Unknown


Tolkien, by Raymond Edwards - Paperback - 01 Jan 2021
Blackwell's (affiliate)
Tolkien
Raymond Edwards (author)
9780719831041
(paperback)
$19.26
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours


Tree of Tales: Tolkien, Literature, and Theology - Hardback - 15 Nov 2020
Blackwell's (affiliate)
Tree of Tales
Trevor Hart (editor), Ivan Khovacs (editor)
9781481314671
(hardback)
$38.63
Availability: Unknown


Beren and Lúthien - Unabridged Audio CD - 12 Nov 2020
Blackwell's (affiliate)
Beren and Lúthien
J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (editor)
9780008214241
(audio CD)
$34.14
Availability: Unknown


The Fall of Gondolin - Unabridged Audio CD - 12 Nov 2020
Blackwell's (affiliate)
The Fall of Gondolin
J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (editor)
9780008380441
(audio CD)
$34.14
Availability: Unknown


Letters from Father Christmas Centenary Edition - Hardback - 29 Oct 2020
Blackwell's (affiliate)
Letters from Father Christmas
J. R. R. Tolkien (author)
9780008406844
(hardback)
$24.47
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Oct 14
2020/10/14 20:11:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That Science of Middle Earth most caught my attention. Anyone have insights beyond what Blackwell's states about the book on the product listing? Seems like a good fit with Flora of Middle Earth, the upcoming Nature of Middle Earth, as well as Ents, Elves, and Eriador.
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