Guinness Record Book Collecting
Welcome to the Guinness Book of Records collectors' web-site - the superlative, record breaking guide to collecting the Guinness Book of Records, Guinness World Records and other records-related publications and ephemera.
Our site contains full details of all U.K. editions, most U.S. editions, many of the first editions in other languages, and a large number of special editions produced for private distribution. A history of the wonderful Guinness Doctors' Books is also available, and we have sections dedicated to the Guinness Facts & Feats, The Records, Fact Book and Hit Singles and Albums spin-off series. Other sections, such as Food & Drink, Film & TV, Sports, Pick & Mix, Toys & Gifts and Odds & Ends have been added to help collectors of more than just the main records series.
You may have chanced upon our site and wondered why anyone would want to collect books of this nature. In our opinion, the answer is very simple: the books were compiled with an attention to detail that is hard to beat; the compilers had a sense of humour, and an understanding of people's interests; and the books contain more than achievements - they represent a fascinating record of our recent past.
Please enjoy our web-site, and please enjoy the books - that's why Norris and Ross McWhirter (and all of the other compilers) went to so much trouble and effort in the first place. If you have any additional information or ideas that will add to (or improve) this site, please let us know.
For the tenth in our occasional series of interviews with world record people, we were privileged to meet Gordon Nutbrown, co-founder of Redwood Press.
A fascinating brochure for the start of the 1977 season at Atlantic City's New Steel Pier includes details of its Guinness World Records exhibit and theatre shows.
We have discovered a great bumper sticker advertising the Guinness World Records Exhibit Halls in New York and Las Vegas.
Another early complimentary copy of the Guinness Book of Turf Records (for Joe Coral Ltd.) has been unearthed.
We have managed to obtain 23 language/country variants of the 2016 edition, showing how much work is done by the publishers every year.