A friendly spy let us know some exciting news!  As seen on a book supplier’s ordering site –  listings for a pair of Hobbit movie themed books by Weta Workshop!

The first, titled “The Hobbit Chronicles: An Unexpected Journey”, is a hardcover expected to retail at $39.99(USD).  It’s listed as coming out on November 6th, 2012.  Presumably this will be some kind of “making of/behind the scenes” book for the first film.

The second book has a publication date of October 15th, 2013 – a long time to wait for this one!  Titled “The Hobbit Location Guide: Where the Journey Begins”, it is a trade paperback with an anticipated price of 14.99(USD).   It seems likely that Ian Brodie, author of the “Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook”, would be involved with this one.  This will come in handy if you’re planning a pilgrimage to Middle-earth, aka New Zealand!

Neither appears to be available for the public to pre-order just yet; but as we make our way through this year of ‘Hobbit Eve’, the good stuff just keeps coming and the anticipation just keeps building!