Remember the Red Book Bilbo Writes In During The Hobbit? Found It. And It’s Beautiful.

If you have ever seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies or more recently, the Hobbit, you may have noticed a red book that Bilbo, Frodo and Sam all are seen writing in, diary style.

And when it caught my eye, I decided to do an impromtu Google search to see if there was a prop replica. To which I found both the name of the red book and one of the best replicas from a movie you can lay your eyes on dubbed The Red Book of Westmarch.

For LOTR fans, you may be wondering what the Red Book of Westmarch is.

“According to J.R.R. Tolkien’s lore, the entire tale of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was translated from a collection of journals entitled the Red Book of Westmarch. Originally written by Bilbo Baggins and expanded by his nephew Frodo, the Red Book then passed into the hands of Samwise Gamgee who finally entrusted it to his eldest daughter Eleanor. It was visited by the other peoples of Middle Earth who contributed to its appendix”.

So Tolkien was so detail oriented with Middle Earth, he created journals from which the books are based on? Just another reason why he has had such a devoted fan base for so long.

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