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Welcome! This is an exciting place, because here, you can buy Oz books, books by L. Frank Baum and other Oz authors, Oz activity books, cassettes, CDs, videos, toys and games, and even computer software, all at the click of your mouse button. I've tried to give you a wide selection to choose from, in all price ranges, so there's sure to be something you like. Oz books also make great gifts for the Oz fan on your shopping list! Now that the bookshop is in wiki format, it should be much easier to update, and new items (when I find out about them) will show up here in the lobby on a regular basis.
This service is presented in association with Amazon.com in the United States, and its subsidiaries, Amazon.ca in Canada and Amazon.co.uk in Great Britain. For out-of-print, rare, or antiquarian books, besure to check out Abebooks.com.
When books are available from another seller, the link will take you to a source of more information. These links are shown below. (Clicking on the buttons here will take you to these sites' home pages.)
- Books of Wonder, publishers and sellers of many Oz books and products. Their reprints of the Baum Oz books are highly recommended.
- Dramatic Publishing, purveyors of play scripts.
- Dunkiton Press reprints short stories by Ruth Plumly Thompson and other Oz authors, and pictures by many Oz illustrators, in its annual anthology. They have also printed two addenda to Who's Who in Oz.
- Lulu Self Publishing, which many Oz fans are now using to print their own books or reprint works in public domain.
- Piglet Press, producers of new audio performances of the Oz books. Their site also includes an extensive online Oz encyclopedia.
- Toto Too, Inc., distributors of the Oz works of Roger S. Baum, one of L. Frank Baum's great-grandsons. Order through this site and your books will be autographed.
Please note that many of these books are out-of-print or hard to find. While Amazon.com does have an out-of-print search service for such books, you may want to try other sources as well. This link will take you to some online resources that might be of help.
To comment on or ask questions about this bookshop, click here to send me an e-mail. (I can not buy old books from you, however, nor am I qualified to appraise books. For information about the age or value of older books or other items, please see my FAQ.)
The books that started it all. The fourteen Oz novels by the original Royal Historian of Oz (including numerous versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), and other stories Baum wrote about Oz.
The rest of the Oz series, by Royal Historians Ruth Plumly Thompson, John R. Neill, Jack Snow, Rachel Cosgrove Payes, and Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren Lynn McGraw. Includes many of their Oz writings outside of the series, plus other Oz contributions by Royal Illustrator W. W. Denslow.
Many other writers have tried their hand at writing Oz stories outside of the regular series. Here is a wide selection of those that are currently available.
The Royal Historians of Oz wrote other works as well. Many of L. Frank Baum's works were even tied into the Oz series. You can purchase some of what they've written here.
For those who prefer a more visual approach to their storytelling. From all-ages adaptations of the book to more grown-up fare.
Books and publications about Oz and its authors. Much of the information on this website came from these books.
It's the most watched movie in history, so of course there are many books about it. From the movie on video, scripts, music, and behind-the-scenes books, to postcards and cookbooks, if it's about The Movie, it's here.
These products are specially selected for the kid in us all. Adaptations, pop-up books, coloring and activity books, books you cut up and make things with, and other fun stuff.
If you want to enjoy Oz on your computer or by other electronic means, this is the aisle you need to take a look at.
You don't have to just read Oz, you can watch it on your DVD player or VCR, listen to it on your cassette or CD player, or see it on the stage. Find many of them here, as well as books and other items about them.
Now you can show off Oz on your clothes, how you decorate your home, and how you eat.
All of the rest, items that don't quite fit into any of the other aisles. Includes maps, non-Oz books with major Oz references, and lots of other surprises.
None of these stories have to do with Oz, but they are in a similar vein, and you might also find them enjoyable. All are books appropriate for children of all ages.
2019 Wizard of Oz calendars. With pictures taken from The Movie. Spend the year in Oz!
2019 Wizard of Oz art calendar. Featuring W. W. Denslow's original art from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Oziana 2017. The International Wizard of Oz Club's annual anthology of original Oz fiction and artwork.
Bibliographia Baumiana by W. Neal Thompson. The follow-up to Bibliographia Oziana looks at the publishing points of all of L. Frank Baum's works outside of the Oz series.
Spelled by Betsy Schow. Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. A forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future. Talk about unhappily ever after. Trying to fix her prince problem by wishing on a (cursed) star royally backfires, leaving the kingdom in chaos and her parents stuck in some place called "Kansas." Now it's up to Dorthea and her prince to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz and undo the curse...before it releases the wickedest witch of all and spells The End for the world of Story.
The Bewitched in Oz series by Laura J. Burns. Zerie Greenapple can use magic, which is illegal in Oz. Can she enlist the help of Glinda the Good to protect her from the evil Queen Ozma?
- Bewitched in Oz. Even though sorcery is forbidden in Oz, Zerie Greenapple is determined to use her magic. When the Flying Monkeys find Zerie and her friends using magic, one of their gang is captured. Three friends go on the run through the wild landscapes of Oz to try and find Glinda the Good, who they hope will save them from the evil Princess Ozma. But will magic be enough to lead these three friends to safety?
- Magic Below. When Princess Ozma summons Zerie Greenapple and her friends Vashti and Tabitha, they have no idea what awaits. Tasked with infiltrating Glinda the Good's palace, Zerie travels by water, Vashti by land, and Tabitha by air. Zerie transforms into a mermaid and enters the underwater realm of Aquaria, where she is met with impossible obstacles. Not only is Zerie's concept of time put to the test, but soon her memory, values, and sense of self are also strained. Unsure whom she can trust in Oz, will Zerie's magic ultimately be used for good…or evil?
The Way of a Lion by Jared Davis. This novella edition of the prize-winning short story tells the story of a young lion cub, orphaned by fate, who must make his way in the world. He grows up to become a very popular Oz character.
- Paperback edition.
Available directly from the author.
The Wizard of Oz magazine. This one-shot magazine, celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the famous movie version, looks at the development of the movie, the cast and crew, and even Oz creator L. Frank Baum, the books, and other stage and screen adaptations.
Sky Pyrates Over Oz by Sherwood Smith. At long last! The finale to Sherwood Smith’s Oz trilogy is here! Journey back to Oz with Dori and Emma, along with old favorites like Scraps and Polychrome, as they travel through the skies over Oz. There’s a plot afoot with a dastardly villain who kidnapped Princess Dorothy in Smith’s first book, The Emerald Wand of Oz. It’ll take Glinda, Rikk the Nome, Dori, Emma, Scraps, and many more to contend with this threat… even a shaggy dog named Dad!
…And Justice for Oz by Lark Vandergrace. Two Winged Monkeys are in search of their missing leader, aided by the Scarecrow and the Patchwork Girl. Meanwhile the Monkeys’ land has been taken over by a pair of tyrants who are making life a misery for the once-happy simians. Will all end happily—especially if not even Queen Ozma can tell where the Monkeys’ leader is?
Mad Libs: The Wizard of Oz. The famous game that forces you to know the parts of speech now has an edition with twenty-one stories based on The Movie. You'll ___(verb)___ your ___(noun)___ because it's so ___(adjective)___!
Famous Monsters of Filmland #266. The newsstand version of this magazine features Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West, as it presents a number of articles about The Wizard of Oz.
Available directly from the publishers.
Make-Up Artist April/May 2013 magazine. Includes the article "Meet the Make-up Wizards Behind 'Oz The Great and Powerful'" by Joe Nazzaro.
Available directly from the publishers.
Entertainment Weekly March 8, 2013 magazine. With the Wicked Witch of the West on the cover and a major article about Oz the Great and Powerful.
Also available directly from the publishers.
Take Me Back to Oz by Lisa McFauh-Queppe. When the King of the Winged Monkeys goes missing, two monkeys team up with the Scarecrow and Scraps to find him.
- Hardcover and paperback editions, originally published by Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends, and illustrated by Darrell Colt Spradlyn.
The Wizard of Oz Crochet by Kristen Rask. Directions for twelve Wizard of Oz-themed crochet projects, plus materials to make two of them.
The Emerald City Series Saga by Sergei Sukhinov. In Russia, Aleksandr Volkov's Magic Land series was continued by others after his death. This ten-book series by Sukhinov, now being released in English translations by Peter Blystone, is considered by many to surpass Volkov's original series.
- Gingemma's Daughter (Volume 1). The enchantress Corina, who has been brought up by Gingema (the Wicked Witch of the East), becomes queen of the Winkie Country by deception and conquers the Emerald City.
- The Fairy of the Emerald City (Volume 2). Ellie (Dorothy) returns to Magic Land after many years. At every step of her long and difficult journey, she is bedeviled by the sorceress Corina, who is out to avenge the death of her adoptive mother Gingema, the Wicked Witch of the East.
- The Sorceress Villina's Secret (Volume 3). This book introduces the hero Almar, who has fled the tyranny of his homeland and, under the tutelage of Villina (Good Witch of the North), has developed into a skilled fighter. His services will be sorely needed as the attacks on Magic Land by the forces of the evil Pakir become ever more frequent, and violent.
- The Sorcerer's Sword (Volume 4). Almar and his companions set out on a quest to find Torn's Sword, which will be essential in the coming struggle with the evil Pakir. But Pakir wants that weapon himself, and he sends out newcomer Donald on a quest of his own, at the head of the Dark Contingent.
- Eternally Youthful Stella (Volume 5). Agnet, lovely but treacherous lady-in-waiting to Stella (L. Frank Baum's Glinda) steals the Golden Cap which commands the services of the Winged Monkeys, and when the three sorceresses assemble for a war conference, Agnet has the Monkeys carry them off to the City of Wraiths so that she herself can take over the throne of Stella's domain, Rose Land.
- Parcelius the Alchemist (Volume 6). This installment introduces lovely but cold Langa, Princess of Darkness, henchwoman to the evil Pakir. At her command, the alchemist Parcelius does his utmost to produce the devastating Black Flame, which Pakir needs for his conquest of Magic Land — and the world. When his efforts fail, he leads an army of golems to a certain underground cavern, where the Flame is reputed to be already, and the saga assumes a cosmic dimension.
- Battle in Underground Land (Volume 7). The struggle between the forces of Good and Evil finally breaks out into open warfare as the residents of Magic Land assemble an army, build a fleet of warships, and sail over the Subterranean Sea in order to carry out a preemptive strike on the Isle of Gorn, headquarters of the evil Pakir.
- King Midgety (Volume 8). Things go badly for Magic Land. Pakir, furious at the attack launched against him by Magic Land in the previous book, retaliates by closing off all of Munchkin Land with his sinister Infinite Wall and making the ogre Midgety its king.
- The Sorcerer from Atlantis (Volume 9). Almar, crushed by the defeat suffered by the Magic Land forces in Book 7, makes a perilous excursion around the Underground Kingdom, seeking information as well as his enslaved father, and meets a new ally. Meanwhile, Ellie and her friends make an idyllic trip of their own through another plane of existence and presently meet the great sorcerer Torn himself.
- The Knights of Light and Darkness (Volume 10). This tenth and final installment of Sukhinov's monumental Emerald City saga brings matters to a head, and leads up to the final battle between the evil Pakir's armies and the forces of Light. In addition to providing a resolution to the conflict that has been building up in the previous installments, it also tells the origins of several major characters.
The Wizard of Oz Collector's Coloring Book by Joe Shipbaugh. A new coloring book, based on the famous movie version of the story.
- Paperback book.
Available directly from the creator via this e-mail link.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. This new edition features original illustrations by acclaimed artist Michael Sieben.
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