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The Baker Street Journal

[BSJ cover] Leading publication of the Sherlockian world, published by the Baker Street Irregulars. Editor: Steven Rothman. Published quarterly, 1946-1949 and since 1951. Annual subscription $24.95 in the United States, $27.50 elsewhere, from The Baker Street Journal, PO Box 465, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331. A CD-ROM of all BSJ issues, 1946 to 2000, is available.
  • BSJ web site
  • Randall Stock's tips on using the BSJ CD-ROM

    Canadian Holmes

    The magazine (published since 1973, quarterly since 1979) of The Bootmakers of Toronto. I had the honour to be editor of CH in the 1980s. The current editors are Mark and JoAnn Alberstat ( of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. $20 per year (US or Canadian), or included in Bootmaker membership, from The Bootmakers of Toronto, 5 Brownlea Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M9P 2R5.


    Formerly Sherlock Holmes, The Detective Magazine. The leading commercial publication and source of general Sherlockian news from 1991 until it ceased publication in 2006. The magazine's web site continues.

    The Sherlock Holmes Journal

    Twice a year since 1952; published by the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and edited by Nicholas Utechin and Heather Owen. Subscription information from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 23 Highfield Avenue, Oxford OX3 7LR.

    Vital newsletters

  • Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press — Peter Blau's newsletter of Sherlockian publications and doings • Alternate siteCompilation 1985-2015
  • The District Messenger, edited by Roger Johnson for the Sherlock Holmes Society of London

    Other publications

    [Baker Street West 1 cover]
  • Baker Street West 1

    Many Sherlockian societies publish newsletters or magazines, some of them of very high quality.

  • The Shoso-in Bulletin
  • Three Pipe Problem Plugs & Dottles
  • The Passengers' Log, published by the Sydney Passengers of Australia
  • The Baker Street Chronicle

    More general journals of Sherlockian interest:

  • The (new) Strand Magazine
  • Scarlet Street
  • Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine


  • Baker Street Gazette

    Among leading journals that have ceased publication:

  • Baker Street Miscellanea, 1975-94
  • Plugs & Dottles, 1983-98
  • The Holmes and Watson Report, 1997-2005
    Great Sherlockian Periodicals, from Sherlock Peoria
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