Book and Magazine Collector (magazine)



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Book and Magazine Collector was a collecting and hobbies magazine published in Great Britain by Warners Group Publications.

The magazine and its still-extant website members of the Collectors Club of Great Britain.


End of production

The magazine ceased publication on November 18, with the following message on its website:

Book and Magazine Collector has ceased publication with the Christmas issue, on sale 18th November. The decision has not been taken lightly but due to the current economic climate, with rising print and production costs it is no longer viable to continue publishing Book and Magazine Collector.


The magazine and its website include a number of feature articles and ‘how tos’ on the hobby of collecting magazines, books and other publications.

Examples of feature articles published in Book and Magazine Collector include:

  • A New Look at Old Books, The Body Beautiful – “In another of his off-beat looks at the world of collecting, 'between-the-lines' surveys early attempts to get us fit. They didn't work, we are fatter than ever.”
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Collect her Novels Elizabeth Taylor – “no, not the film star, the less well-known but highly acclaimed novelist - is due for reassessment. Derek Collet looks at her life and works.”
  • Collecting Historic Diaries – “Diaries are often overlooked by collectors. But they can be fascinating, especially old hand-written ones.”
  • Collecting the Books of Jean Genet – “Jean Genet was an illegitimate, homosexual thief and career convict. And a highly regarded playwright, poet and novelist. Andrew Thomas looks at his life among the fallen, and his great artistic output.”


The event includes much of the content featured in the magazine. Including:

  • Auctions
  • Feature articles
  • Events
  • Back issues
  • Shop
  • Book listings


Book and Magazine Collector’s staff includes:

  • Chris Peachment – Editor
  • Kathryn Scott - Sales Executive, described as “the person to contact if you are interested in promoting your business, club or event in Stamp & Coin Mart, Book & Magazine Collector or on the website.”

Warners Group Publications

Other titles produced by Warners Group Publications include:

  • Diecast Collector
  • Collectors Gazette
  • Collect it
  • Ramsay British Diecast Guide
  • Teddy Bear Scene
  • TV Film Memorabilia
  • Toy Collectors Price Guide

Related Wikicollecting pages

  • Main article: Collectors Club of Great Britain
  • Main article: List of collecting magazines
  • Main article: Publishers of collecting related magazines
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