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Beyond Bree Calendar 2018 on sale

Nancy Martsch, editor of Beyond Bree (the newsletter of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa), has announced the release of the Beyond Bree calendar for 2018.


Hey come, derry dol, merry dol, my darling! We are delighted to celebrate the poetry of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth in the 2018 calendar!

It is time to go from The Shire to Mordor and sing with elves, men, hobbits and even trolls as the beloved poetry of Tolkien’s works is interpreted by an international range of artists from across the globe.

The color and black and white calendar will be 11 x 8 ½ inches, opening to 11 x 17 inches. It will have both Middle-earth and real world holidays so you can follow the travels and adventures of your favorite characters.


Pricing: $20 plus shipping – USA $2.00, the rest of the world $5.00.

For large orders, please inquire for details.

For PayPal orders please add $1.00. When using PayPal, log onto your account and enter your payment amount by using the “Pay or Send Money” button. Make payments in US Dollars by entering the Beyond Bree e-mail address and $21 plus your shipping fee of either $2 or $5.

Send check or postal money order (in USD drawn on a US bank) to: Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA. You may send US currency, at your own risk, in a sturdy envelope.

For more information please e-mail:

About the Author: Daniel Helen

Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society’s digital operations, including this website.

  • Rhen Merchant

    This is going to sound harsh I know, but I am pretty disappointed with the Bree Calendar. Most of the art is juvenile. Seriously, the 2018 Tolkien Calendar is only $20.17 and has miles better art. Maybe I don’t understand the point of the Bree Calendar? I could live with the art but there are almost no Middle Earth “holidays” listed on the calendar. “so you can follow the travels and adventures of your favorite characters”, This statement would lead you to believe that many milestones along the stories would also be listed. However, that is not true. For the entire year there is maybe 4 or 5 non-middle earth holiday milestones. You could have added the date Thorin and Company encounter the trolls but instead you put in Kwanzaa? Or how about the date for the Battle of Five Armies? Honestly in less than an hour I could sit down and add 30 significant milestones to this calendar that would make it more fun during the year. Nearly every day could be filled with some interesting happening from J.R.R.’s works.