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The Beatles Book Monthly
22 December 2018
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Hello Fellow Beatle Fans:

I’ve just joined the Beatles Bible. I have a collection of Beatle Books and would like to obtain a number of issues that I do not have (#’s 1-5). I have several duplicates of certain issues and will exchange for the ones that I do not have.

Hope to hear from someone.

Thanks.

Ev

23 December 2018
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Hi @Ev Lew ! I don’t have any of the books, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum. Hopefully you’ll have a wonderful time in our wonderful Forumpool!

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10 February 2019
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Ev Lew said
Hello Fellow Beatle Fans:

I’ve just joined the Beatles Bible. I have a collection of Beatle Books and would like to obtain a number of issues that I do not have (#’s 1-5). I have several duplicates of certain issues and will exchange for the ones that I do not have.

Hope to hear from someone.

Thanks.

Ev

  

Ev, you’re missing the earliest books, printed in smaller numbers than later issues, so a little harder to get hold of. Suggest you try eBay, or other online marketplace. Reprints from 1970s are commonly sold as originals, so don’t believe everything a seller tells you! Of course, if you don’t mind reprints – they contain exactly the same info – just buy the Appreciation Mags, which contain copies. Steve

10 February 2019
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#’s 1+5 circulate online freely. Not that helps you if you want physical copies.

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27 October 2019
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Hiya, I’m new here and very nice to meet you all. I’m looking for some advice, I  inherited about 40 plus Beatles monthly mags and also 8 beatles vinyl. Was wondering if they are worth holding in to or sell them , if so what’s their value, as their pretty much useless to me. All advice richly appreciated! 🙂

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Hey @vonniexx ! I moved your post to our catch-all Beatles Monthly thread to keep everything in one place.

I couldn’t give you a good idea sorry (though they’d be worth a little bit I would assume…..) though I know there are plenty of people here who will be able to tell you more precisely.

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27 October 2019
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Best way to find the current value of anything is to go on eBay and check under ‘sold’ listings. 

Obviously, the originals are worth more than the reprints as well. 

 

Here is a guide on how to spot an original, which was found by Joe, after a lot of digging last year.

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28 October 2019
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Ours all seem to be the originals. We even have 3 larger beatles magazines too.

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The Beatles Book (also known as Beatles Book Monthly) was a fanzine dedicated to the English rock band the Beatles, founded in 1963. It was first published in August 1963 and continued for 77 editions until it stopped publication after the December 1969 edition. It was revived in 1976, and ceased publication in 2003. It was sort of the Beatles Bible of the time, since serious rock press did not exist. There was no internet, so if you wanted some pictures you had to buy them. I never had a subscription, but the cool local librarian kept copies available (probably to get teenagers to come in). There are high quality scans of the original 77 issues available on the Internet Archive. Just enter The Beatles Book Monthly in the search screen. They really are a great way to look back to when the Beatles were happening. The fan letters are really FAB. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

Note, most of the books discussed on the forum are also available for check-out in one hour intervals. (membership is required which consists of email and password). To access these choose Advanced Search and enter The Beatles in the “Any Field” search screen. The owners of the Internet Archive believe a digital library should be governed by the same “fair use” laws as a regular library. To date there are 38 million books and 14 million audio recordings available Note – the  owners are being sued by most of the big publishing firms who disagree. Court cases are pending…

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I have read all 77 issues of the original run. It’s a fabulous magazine. Two years ago, I bought ‘Postcards From The Boys ‘ at a market and the lady who was selling it, gave me a copy of the March 1988 issue for free. 

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19 March 2022
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That’s cool Rube! I remember in the sixties there were always dog-eared copies kicking around. It always felt like they were the only available direct connection to the lads (besides the fan club communications). Btw-if anyone is thinking of purchasing the Postcards book, there is a copy available for check-out at the Internet Archive. I’m looking at it right now and it’s pretty amazing. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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I bought a copy of the 1965 Christmas Special on eBay today. 

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9 January 2023
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Hi all, Happy New Year!

for all collectors of the Monthly, my website is now live. I hope you find it useful and a bit of fun too.

https://www.mybeatlesbooks.co.uk

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Happy New Year to you too @rockerfella! It’s a great website. 

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Thank you for the website, and Happy New Year, @rockerfella!

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@rockerfella said
Hi all, Happy New Year!

for all collectors of the Monthly, my website is now live. I hope you find it useful and a bit of fun too.

https://www.mybeatlesbooks.co.uk

Steve

  

That’s a brilliant site. I learnt a lot. Well done Steve!

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