Tolkien Library Newsletter 8

Tolkien Newsletter
This is the eigth newsletter send by the Tolkien Library. It summarizes the events of what has happened on the site in the last few months and brings the latest news. These letters will be sent once in a while and will feature all changes and updates to the site.

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The last month has taken some big steps forward. It has been totally re-designed and a lot of new functionalities have been added. We have now an integrated newsmodule, bringing all the latest Tolkien news together. You can also use your favorite RSS reader to get the latest headlines and all updates, details of changes and additions to the site delivered to your desktop. A lot of new content and pages have been added, and a lot more articles and reviews have been prepared to be released in the coming weeks.

Making a website about Tolkien was (and is) a great way to share your passion about Tolkien books; It creates a path to make new friends, meet interesting people on the road. Now it also seems it can put you in the spotlight! When I received the e-mail that I (Pieter Collier from had been nominated for an award I was absolutely stunned. The awards would cite the accomplishments of 1 individual in each of 3 categories, Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship, Tolkien/Inklings Fan Appreciation and Tolkien/Inklings Inspired Creativity. Looking at the names of the other nominated Tolkien fans I never suspected to win. Never did I realize that my solo-project was appreciated by so many. Today I'm very proud to announce that I won the Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien/Inklings Fan Appreciation!

Thank you, everyone, for your encouragement and kindness (and the many, many votes) - you'll never know how much your support means to me! Congratulations also to Dr. Amy H. Sturgis and Glass Hammer. They are well deserving of this honor.

> find the complete article here: (26.06.06) in the spotlight

For years Dr. Richard Purtill lived two lives: by day, professor of philosophy; by night, he wrote fantasy and science fiction books. Weekdays he lectured in classrooms; weekends he attended fantasy conventions. When he retired from his day job, he found more time to write, eventually publishing over twenty books. The professor is probably best known for his two bestsellers published by Ignatius Press: J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality & Religion and C.S. Lewis’ Case for the Christian Faith.

Here I will review J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality & Religion, for which he received the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award (Inklings Studies) in 1987.

> read the review here: (31.07.06) J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality & Religion by Richard Purtill

Inside the little book Oxford Poetry 1915 we can find one of tolkien's early "fairy" poetry, a poem which achieved great popularity and was reprinted many times in various collections of children’s poetry: "Goblin Feet".

The poem "Goblin Feet" was written in a very hard period in tolkien's life.

> read the article here: (01.08.06) Goblin Feet, a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Tolkien Library Store
always has a large amount of rare and collectible Tolkien books up for sale. The books in the Tolkien Library Store always have a high collectible value and are of the finest on the market. Tolkien books available include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed / Numbered / Limited Editions.

Rare Tolkien items are also available, including books and letters signed by Tolkien, proof copies and books from Tolkiens personal library.

Not all items are on display here, so please do not hesitate to make requests about Tolkien books you are trying to find. Whatever you are looking to buy or sell, we will always try to help.

> buy rare Tolkien books here: Tolkien Library Store

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