The Tolkien Society publishes a range of books and pamphlets.
The Proceedings come in two volumes with a total of 837 pages. There are eleven sections with a total of 98 separate contributions from 95 different authors. Both volumes are fully indexed covering over 1,800 different items.
Charles Coulombe, from 1994, argues that the dismissal of wonder and awe beyond the bounds of rationalism deprives us of our right to develop alternative was of understanding the imperfect world in which we find ourselves. In 1998 Michael Tolkien, J R R Tolkien's grandson takes his grandfather's intuition that Eden is in our memories as a longing for somewhere that we cannot turn back to, and acceptance that there is no turning back, he demonstrates how Art, though fleeting is a genuine part of that vision. From 1999, author Michael Scott Rohan describes how Tolkien shaped his personal vision in far-reaching ways, and how music is one of the most powerful forces in their lives. Finally from 2000 Patrick Curry addresses the two sides of the quest - Took, seeking adventure, and Baggins, longing for home.
A collection of academic papers in two volumes, covering the themes of myth, nationalism and ideology; myth, modernity and postmodernity; mythic imagination; and myth in contemporary culture. As well as J R R Tolkien the authors discussed in the papers include Grimm, Grundtvig, Kathleen Ni Houlihan, Blake, Kenneth Burke, T S Eliot, Orwell, Huxley, John Cowper Powys, W B Yeats, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, George Oppen, David Zindell, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Sarah Kane.
The guide starts with a 12 page biography of J R R Tolkien. There is a chronological listing of the houses and colleges Tolkien was associated with and two maps of Oxford showing the relevant sites. The walking tour is illustrated throughout with colour photographs of building relevant to Tolkien's life in Oxford. The tour commences at St Giles and ends at Wolvercote Cemetery. There is a separate description of the centenary memorial to Tolkien in the University parks and details of how to find it. Finally, there is a detailed tour of Merton College and the Fellows Garden also illustrated with colour photographs.
Papers from the Seminar held at Parkstead House, Roehampton University, London on 28 June 2008. Includes “Voices of a music, models of free will in Tolkien’s Middle-earth” by Troels Forchhammer; “Fate and freedom in Tolkien’s world” by Charles E. Noad; “The Fiat of Iluvatar’s children during the war of the ring” by Anne Marie Gazzolo; “Who forged Frod’s fate? The elves or himself?” by Sultana Raza.
The catalogue of the art exhibition held at the Return of the Ring. Over 100 illustrations of Tolkien inspired art. Includes art from Tor Fauskanger, Sue Wookey, Jenny Dolfen, Ruth Lacon, Octo Kwan, 50,000 Orcs, Jay Johnstone, Anke Eissmann, Luthien Dulk, Laura Taylor, Catherine Chmiel-Gugulska, Ted Nasmith, and Cor Blok.