Win your perfect Christmas gift – books, books, books! HarperCollins HarperCollins

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The perfect Tolkien Christmas gift …


The official Tolkien publisher’s website is offering for the second time one of the coolest gifts you can possibly imagine for any Tolkien fan.

Yes, this is a collection of some of the coolest editions on sale right now and it’ll be personalised with your favourite JRRT quote 🙂

If I am not completely wrong the books you will win are:

The Hobbit, The Art of the Hobbit, Letters from Father Christmas, Roverandom, Deluxe editions of the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion and the History of Middle-earth. There is even more but I am not quite sure – could be Fall of Arthur and Children of Húrin. However, I’d take any of those books anytime so … 🙂

UPDATE: Thanks to the kind help of Tobias Wolf this is the list of the books you can say in the picture above!

  1. “The Hobbit Pocket Hardback – Film Tie-In Editon”
  2. “The Hobbit Classic Hardback”
  3. “The Art of the Hobbits”
  4. “Letters from Father Christmas – Hardback Edition”
  5. “Beowulf – Hardback Slipcased edition”
  6. “Lord of the Rings – Hardback Slipcased edition”
  7. “The Hobbit – Hardback Slipcased edition”
  8. “The Hobbit Illustrated by Jemima Catlin – Deluxe Slipcased edition”
  9. “Roverandom – Pocket HardBack Edition”
  10. “The Silmarillion – Hardback Slipcased Edition”
  11. “The Unfinished Tales – Hardback Slipcased Edition”
  12. “The Complete History of Middle-Earth – Hardback Slipcased Editon”

Starting December 1 this contest will be running until Dec 21 and you’ll receive your gift in time for Christmas! Go there daily, answer a question and collect coins for better winning chances!

Good luck – and if you win after reading this – send me a book!

Update Nov 2023 Changed the title as I did not actually manage to do 31 Days of Tolkien re: 31 Days of Tolkien: Win your perfect Christmas gift – books, books, books!

As with other posts: I will keep this piece online as a relic of bygone times, a piece of contemporary history and for transparency reasons.

Marcel R. Bülles

Marcel R. Bülles is the author of, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You can find him in cafés all over the world sipping an espresso blogging, writing, reading. At one point he was married to an extremely lovely French lady by the nickname of Sauron. Yes, that Sauron. He is also active with the International Tolkien Fellowship on Facebook and the Tolkien Folk on Instagram.