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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 UK editions, most editions from the USA and Germany, many of the first editions in other languages, the beginnings of a guide to editions in those languages and details of a large number of special and unusual editions. We have sections dedicated to the Guinness Facts & Feats, The Records, Fact Book, Hit Singles and Albums and Gamer's Edition and other 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.

 

 

2021-01-18

We've discovered another private edition with a special dust-jacket, presented by Whessoe Ltd in 1965.

 

2021-01-16

We've been lucky to get hold of a promotional mini-booklet promoting the 2001 German edition.

 

2021-01-14

Thirteen editions from 2003 and 2001 (including one from Macedonia) catalogued in our overseas section.

 

2021-01-13

Today's new editions: more French editions (2008 and 2009), another Australian edition and an interesting Chinese translation.

 

2021-01-08

Two more French editions (1980 and 1983) added to our site today.