Books (in print)
Written in English. Hardcover: 130 pages with 125 pictures showing more than 100 pipes in color.
Published in 2008 by Jans Bild & Text, Sweden.
Available in the U.S. from Ben Rapaport (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interested in other parts of the world may contact the author (email@example.com) for more information.
(not available on Amazon, check your favorite B&M or on-line tobacconist).
Language: English; Hardcover: 264 Pages, First English Edition 2005; Translation by Mick Greer; Forward by Ben Rapaport; Introductory Text by Gregory Pease. Originally titled "Cachimbos" and written in Portuguese, this book chronicles nearly every brand made as of 2005, with informative descriptions and excellent pictures. Currently considered the most complete book covering the numerous makers of tobacco pipes.
Available new and used on Amazon
Hardcover: 208 pages; Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers (October 2000); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0762403233; ISBN-13: 978-0762403233. Though far from exhaustive, this is a wonderful book with excellent pictures. The makers covered are covered more thoroughly than in José Manuel Lopes' book.
Available new and used on Amazon or direct from the author (brochure)
Paperback: 304 pages; Publisher: Sumner Books (April 1, 2006); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0966623916; ISBN-13: 978-0966623918. This book is an excellent read. One of my favorites. Rick loves pipes and pipe makers and is an excellent writer. The pictures are informative.
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Hardcover: 265 pages, Publisher: Rick Hacker (December 1, 1999), Language: English, ISBN-10: 0931253101, ISBN-13: 978-0931253102. Very informative book on collecting, especially certain makes and eras. It is far from exhaustive. The pictures are informative (but not exciting). An enjoyable read, a good reference, and well worth owning.
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Paperback: 168 pages, Publisher: Autumngold Publishing; First Edition, Second Printing edition (August 10, 2006), Language: English, ISBN-10: 0931253152, ISBN-13: 978-0931253157.
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Paperback: 384 pages, Publisher: Flammarion (September 21, 2002), Language: English, ISBN-10: 2080108840, ISBN-13: 978-2080108845.
Hard cover with dust jacket (1979). Paperback: 256 pages; Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; Revised edition (May 1998); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0764305964; ISBN-13: 978-0764305962.
eBook available at Amazon; See website for reviews from Mr. Bill Unger, Pijpenkabinet, and others. eBook also available at Amazon U.K.; Amazon Spain;Amazon Germany;Amazon France and Amazon Italy.
Worthy Works Press Website:- Limited Number of 2007 Print Editions Available...Mailing Address: K. A. Worth, PO Box 485, Grayslake, IL 60030.
Secrets of Enjoyable Pipe Smoking, by Mark Beale, MD: A paperback book that features chapters on selecting, cleaning, and collecting pipes, choosing tobacco, and health tips. "It seems there were pamphlets about pipes, and then expensive hardcover books," comments the author, a 36-year old psychiatrist and third-generation pipe smoker. "I wanted to create something in between - a concise but detailed book for someone just discovering the pipe pastime." The self-published book sells for $9.95, plus $3 shipping. Call (843) 856-3146.
THE CUSTOM-BILT PIPE STORY, by William E. Unger, Jr., Ph.D Available from the author (order from). 263 pages, plastic spiral bound, 87 illustrations: pipe photographs and reproductions of rare ads and catalogs. Chapter One: The Companies; Chapter Two: The People; Chapter Three: The Pipes; A carefully researched history of these increasingly collectible pipes, from their beginning, with Tracy Mincer in 1929, to their last manufacture in 1998. A guide to the names and distinguishing features of the many different variations. Reviews by Richard Esserman, and Tony Soderman.
 Books (out of print)
Available used on Amazon
Hardcover: 305 pages; Publisher: Autumngold Pub.; 2nd edition (January 1984)Language: English; ISBN-10: 0931253004; ISBN-13: 978-0931253003. Check availability with Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Available used on Amazon in paperback. The First edition was published in 1924. The first reprint, as a hardback book, was published in 1969. This particular reprint and all others since that time (and there have been several) do not contain the 28 black & white and color plates that are found in the 1924 edition; these are pipes that are not now line drawings in any reprint. Paperback: 280 pages; Publisher: The Lyons Press; First edition edition (November 1, 2002); Language: English; ISBN-10: 1585746533; ISBN-13: 978-1585746538. Hardback Hardcover: 306 pages; Publisher: The Lyons Press; 1.00 edition (May 1, 1999); Language: English; ISBN-10: 1558217762; ISBN-13: 978-1558217768. Also available at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com
"A serious yet diverting treatise on the history of the pipes and all its appurtenances, as well as a factual withal philosophical discussion of the pleasurable art of selecting pipes, smoking, and caring for them". Translated by Arthur L. Hayward. Foreword by Wally Frank, Illustrated by George Poole and Paul Jensen. 1954 and 1955. First Paperback 1963, Simon and Schuster. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Random House Inc., New York, NY, USA 1974
Available used on amazon
Hardcover: 239 pages, Publisher: Random House (1973), Language: English, ISBN-10: 0394470001, ISBN-13: 978-0394470009. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com
Fabulously illustrated large format book. Available used on amazon Hardcover: 220 pages, Publisher: Harold Starke Publishers (September 26, 1994), ISBN-10: 1872457207, ISBN-13: 978-1872457208. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hardcover: 192 pages; Publisher: Burford Books (December 25, 1998); Language: English; ISBN-10: 1580800653; ISBN-13: 978-1580800655. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com
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Hardcover: 144 pages; Publisher: Prima Lifestyles (October 27, 1999); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0761515070; ISBN-13: 978-0761515074. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Available used at Amazon. Hardcover; Publisher: Ridge Press (1965); ASIN: B000IANCXY. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Soprings, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com
Weber's Guide to Pipes & Pipe Smoking , by Carl Weber Available Used at Amazon Paperback; Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Paper) (June 1976); ISBN-10: 0346122392; ISBN-13: 978-0346122390. Check availability at Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Tobacco Art and History Guide Book," by Ben Rapaport (1996). Exquisitely photographed objects in full color once exhibited in the only U.S. museum devoted to antiquarian tobacciana located in Nashville, Tennessee. Six thousand copies (2,000 hard cover w/dust jacket and 4,000 soft cover) were printed by the best printing house in the USA, RR Donnelley & Sons, Co. The book was released as a not-for-commercial-sale book. Now out-of-print. A limited quantity of the hard cover version is available from the author at: Antiquarian Tobacciana, 9831 Highland Glen Place, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, USA. E-mail: mailto:email@example.com
 Publications (in print)
Pipes & Tobacco Magazine: A quarterly magazine with articles about pipes, pipe manufacturing, custom pipes, and tobaccos. Pipes and Tobaccos, 5808 Faringdon Place ~ Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27609-3930, USA, Phone: (919) 872-5040, Fax: (919) 876-6531
The Newsletter of the North American Society of Pipe Collectors NASPC: North American Society of Pipe Collectors, P.O. Box 9642, Columbus, Ohio 43209-9642
Looks like it used to have some good articles on pipes. If anyone knows the current status on pipe coverage, please update this. It is quite a "hip" publication. In addition to coverage of cigars, it has plenty of articles on things like cars, wines, liquor, clothes, music, culture and other hedonistic pursuits as well. Lockwood Publications, 135 West 41st. St., Suite 1050, NY, NY 10036; (212) 391-2060, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org website
Tobacconist Magazine: Official publication of the Retail Tobacco Dealers' Association (RTDA). Address: 5808 Faringdon Place ~ Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27609-3930 USA, Phone: (919) 872-5040, Fax: (919) 876-6531
 Publications (out of print)Tom Dunn for 41 years (1964 - Winter-Spring 2005). "The Ephemeris was a limited edition, irregular quarterly for pipe smokers and anyone else who was interested in its contents" and sent to "Coterians" around the World. Tom became a "broken pipe" in December 2005. He had hopes to release yet another issue, and was working away on it, but his health was deteriorating rapidly, and that next issue never materialized.
Editor's note: I regret that I was not aware of the Ephemeris, or The Universal Coterie of Pipe Smokers until recently. I just bought my first and only copy of the Ephemeris (the last issue, Winter - Spring, 2005) from Hermit Tobacco at the MAPS show in Milwaukee. I hope to buy more editions on the used market as I can find and afford them. The last issue has 116 pages of excellent reading. I'm very envious of long time Coterians, especially those who knew Tom personally, or enjoyed regular correspondence with him.
It has recently come to light that one of Tom's last wishes was that the Ephemeris not be revived in any form. Pipedia certainly honors that request. However, if any of the contributors to the Ephemeris would like to re-publish their individual contributions or memories of Tom here, that would be most welcome. SEThile (Pipedia SYSOP).
Pipe Friendly Magazine: J. Galloway Company (need information): Pipe Friendly was dedicated to the "preservation and promotion of the pipe in whatever form." Edited by OoOPS member Joel Farr, this publication was less flashy than some of the others. However, it was full of useful information for smokers and collectors, with articles written by well-known pipe collectors and retailers. Detailed articles about pipe brands appeared in every issue. So did no-holds-barred discussions of pipe smoking/collecting issues. Sometimes, this produced controversy, but PF made up in guts what it may have lacked in glitz. Devotion to the pipe hobby came through in every page of every issue.
Pipe The Worldwide Pipe Smoker's Magazine, Published in the Netherlands in several languages as a semi-annual by subscription. First Semester 1995 through Second Semester 2001 (14 issues)
"Pipe Smokers Review," a monthly out of Des Plaines, IL from May 1952 (Vol. 1, No. 1) through August 1952 (Vol. 1, No. 4)
"Pipe Smoker," a quarterly magazine that debuted in Spring 1983 and ran through Spring 1988; thereafter, it became a quarterly tabloid, "Pipe Smoker and Tobacciana Trader," until its last issue, July/August/September 1989.
"Pipe Lovers," monthly magazine from January 1946 through April 1950 circulated from Long Beach, CA. The rights of this magazine were sold to Leon Cutler, New York, who changed the name to "The American Smoker." This smaller-format monthly magazine ran from May 1950 through January 1951.
- Volume 1: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 2: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 3: Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4
- Volume 4: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 5: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 6: Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 7: Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 8: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5
- Volume 9: Issue 1
Pipe Smoking, A Lifestyle
The Compleat Smoker: a quarterly, Vol. 1, Number 1, Summer 1990 through Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall/Holiday 1991 (5 issues)
Pijprokersmagazine: Richard Thiron, BELGIUM (a tabloid for clay tobacco pipe collectors)
Max Ridley published a recent journal on the physiological effect of pipe smoking in the under-thirty age group. Findings suggest that libido can be increased upto twenty percent upon regular piping although sensitivity to common household allergens can be twice increased. Number ninety-six of the five-hundred subjects, a pipe entrepreneur named Joseph Nicholas Ebb found smoking five chambers a day, manifested an increased love for cheese. One other bizarre side effect was that of increased sexual deviance.
The following articles by Ben Rapaport are now available here in PDF:
- Recommended Reading An Instructional Note to the Pipe Smoker and Pipe Collector, by Ben Rapaport (Fall 2007)
- An Historical Review of Reviews: Chronicling A Century of Magazines for the Pipe-Smoking Maven, by Ben Rapaport
- Museums With Interest In Tobacco, Compiled by Ben Rapaport (Fall 2006)
 Pipes in Literature
Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy, My Lady Nicotine by J. M. Barrie, and many other great works prominently feature pipes, pipe smokers, and pipe smoking. Here we hope to eventually compile a list of literature where the pipe plays a major role in character and/or plot development.
 Pipe Focused Fiction
Recently we have seen a number of writers from the pipe community contributing pipe focused pieces to various publications. Here we attempt to catalog and where possible archive these stories and essays. Recent contributors have been Marc Monroe Dion, Regis McCafferty, and John Seiler.