TORn’s good friend The Tolkien Shop in Holland is supporting us at DragonCon again this year – be sure to stop by our table for a free pen! The Tolkien Shop reaches a remarkable milestone this year – 25 years in the business! That’s pretty impressive – and they’re celebrating! If you’re in the area in October, stop by and celebrate with them. More details after the break. celebrates 25th anniversary

Back in 1986 the only brick-and-mortar shop in the world entirely dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien was founded in Leiden, Holland. At first it was meant to be the sales department of the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor, but very soon Tolkien enthusiasts from outside the society noticed that a lot of nice Tolkien material was available from that guy in Leiden. So the shop grew and grew and more and more Tolkien collectors from acoross the world found the impressive range of items on offer: from the first edition Hobbit, to handwritten letters, to all kind of film merchandise. If it has anything to do with Tolkien, it is available from
While we get set for the onslaught of The Hobbit movies it is time to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a nice Tolkien festival here in our shop in Leiden. The program will be of interest to all Tolkien fans:

– Marcel Buelles, founder of the German Tolkien society, will give a talk
– Dutch folk band Anois will give a concert of Tolkien songs
– a concert of harp music
– presentation of the paintjob on my new company van.
– master of ceremonies of be the most esteem hobbit Fortinbras Proudfoot, who will entertain us with stories from the Shire, as well as promote his foundation to promote literacy among children
and of course those present can take advantage of special deals and discount at the store.

Date: Saturday, October 8th. Shop opens at 10 – like all Saturdays; programme starts at noon.

Location: The Tolkien Shop, Utrechtse Jaagpad 2 in Leiden, Holland

Admission free