WELCOME! I have been a collector of Berenstain Bears books and memorabilia for nearly 30 years. My collection began like so many of you — as a young child, I treasured the Berenstain Bears books and this love of their stories and illustrations did not fade as I entered adulthood.
My collection grew significantly in the late 1990s and early 2000s when online auction sites like eBay made the acquisition of hard-to-find items much easier. What was a collection of Berenstain Bears books soon grew to include puzzles, games, figurines, plush toys, posters, video games and software, VHS tapes and DVDs, and much more.
Today my Berenstain Bears collection is the largest known, comprising thousands of unique items. In addition to officially licensed Berenstain Bears books and memorabilia, I also collect other books and drawings by Stan, Jan, Leo, and Mike Berenstain produced outside of the Berenstain Bears franchise.
This blog grew out of a personal passion for collecting, but also as a means to help other fans and collectors. While building my collection of the past decades, I found it incredibly difficult to come up with a comprehensive catalog of Berenstain Bears books and memorabilia. In 2005, I published my first complete Stan and Jan Berenstain / Berenstain Bears Bibliography. While admittedly incomplete, it was far more comprehensive than any other list of Berenstain Bears books, including the official Berenstain Bears bibliography published by BerenstainBears.com.
My list contained several books that were missing from the official list, as well as an extensive list of coloring/activity books that are not included on many traditional storybook bibliographies. I continued to update my book catalog on an annual basis and the current version now includes more than 800 Berenstain Bears storybooks, activity books, and ephemera, as well as a complete list of non-Bear books published by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain, and Leo Berenstain.
I am also indebted to fellow collector Jeremy Gloff, who has helped immensely in creating and editing this list over many years.
My website is also growing to feature information and complete (as possible) lists of other memorabilia: jigsaw puzzles, board games and activity sets, computer software & video games, figurines & ceramics, plush toys, and more. Additional categories will be added as time allows.
Thank you for visiting!