Raise a toast to Tolkien

On this day in 1892, the beloved author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy was born  in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  Tolkien fans around the world will be raising a glass to  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien tonight at 9 p.m., and we join them in the celebration!

In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, the Library also holds a number of works of criticism and journals about him, including Tolkien Studies,  Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Tolkien: A Cultural Phenomenon and Tolkien’s Art: A Mythology for England.  

And for all fans out there, here’s the latest trailer to the forthcoming film The Hobbit.  Cheers to “The Professor”!


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