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2007-2018

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, 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.

 

2018-04-20

A recently discovered private edition has been added, though the company name is not yet known.

We have also found a branded thimble and handkerchief for our Odds & Ends section.

2018-03-18

An interesting set of Guinness World Records BiC lighters has been added to our collection.

2018-03-08

The new Guinness World Records Science & Stuff edition has now been published in the UK.

2018-02-12

Thanks to a good friend of this website, we now have a boxed, limited edition of the 2000 Chinese Guinness World Records book, and an unusual Taiwanese edition from 1990.

2018-01-09

A new Guinness World Records book Science & Stuff has been released in the USA, Canada and Australia. It will be released in the UK in a couple of months.