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    Hello again, I have a question for anyone who can assist me with this matter. Does anyone remember the book or publication "The guide to world nude recreation and beaches by Lee Baxandall? I have been trying to look for the latest edition to purchase but have been unsuccessful in finding the latest copy or edition. Are they still even printing nudist books and/or publications anymore? If so, where do I go to purchase them? I remember they were plentiful during the 80's and 90's. Are they still sold at nudist clubs or resorts? Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

    Ken Palmer

    P.S.- I hope I spelled the author's name correctly!

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    The book is "Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts". I believe the last edition was published in 1998. I just checked and found it available on Amazon. There is so much information that can now be found online that the Naturist Society probably didn't see the need for a new edition.

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      The latest copy I have in my collection was published in 1995 and I found it on Ebay a year or so ago. The world guide was a really nice book to introduce people to the idea of nude recreation. I bought my first copy back in 1982 or 1983 at a book store in a local mall. I'm sure having it on the shelves of book stores across the country helped positively promote nude recreation and living.
      Naturist Society currently sells the book " The worlds best nude beaches and resorts" on their website. I have used it while traveling in Florida and it's a good book.
      Now so much information is online that most people pull out their smart phone to look something up rather then carry a book around. Myself, I'm old enough that I enjoy sitting down with a book and reading and checking out the photos, but the world is going to staring at small hand held screens.

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      • #4
        With all due respect - the Baxandall book was excellent - a great coffee table book - but, as a paper publication, is woefully out of date.

        AANR used to put out a guide and they updated it each year, and, sadly , I don't think they do that anymore.

        I had a copy of the INF guide from 2002 - this was a Michelin-type book for travel, had a LOT of information in it but I think I left it in my daughter's hands (she lived in Germany at the time) after a trip there. I don't believe it's published any more.

        Well - the best places for nudist information in print -

        "N" Magazine - from The Naturist Society. I recommend this - an EXCELLENT pictorial quarterly, and it shows what naturism/nudism is - and also, with a subscription, you get a membership in TNS - good to open doors, get discounts and information - especially if you're a single male. While some independent bookstores may still carry it - and you may be able to get a copy at your local nudist park or gathering, for the most part, to get it, you have to join TNS.

        I mentioned this MANY times through the years - yet, some say "Ohhh,,,, I can't have THAT sent to my house....ummm, my mom might find it" -- "How old are you?" "Oh, 30." OK......

        The Bulletin - is AANR's newspaper. It doesn't have a lot of pictures in it - but a considerable amount of AANR-related info. It has classifieds, ads, commentaries, etc. BUT it is ONLY sent to AANR members. You can't buy it on newsstands. You might find a copy at a nudist park, but you can't find it around. It's NOT available online.

        Going Natural - the FCN (Federation of Canadian Naturists) magazine - also good, although I haven't reviewed a copy in a few years. You have to join fcn to get it (fcn.ca)

        NudistUSA (nudistusa.com) - covers the nudist scene, but it primarily deals with the Florida scene and includes not just information and current news from AANR parks - but also covers the places like Paradise Lakes, and Caliente. Very heavy on travel, cruises, real estate, whatever comes through the Florida nudist scene. You can pick it up free at many Florida locales, and you can read it onlline - for FREE.

        Most contemporary info comes "online". Publications can be obsolete as soon as they roll off the printing press... the AANR Bulletin is topical - up to date (well, the current month). "N" is quarterly - gives a good indication of the nudist scene at present.

        AND - there was no response but there was an issue a year or so ago - with all-women authors and writers - excellent to share with the reluctant wife/girlfriend - but nary a whimper in here when I mentioned it.

        My advice - join one of the "majors". Get the publications as references and for enjoyment. Follow the "nudist world" online.

        But most of all - get out there and PARTICIPATE. Enjoy nudism FOR REAL, and enjoy SOCIAL nudism. Use these publications to help you in that effort!
        Last edited by usuallylurk; 10-14-2015, 10:09 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve78621 View Post
          The latest copy I have in my collection was published in 1995 and I found it on Ebay a year or so ago. The world guide was a really nice book to introduce people to the idea of nude recreation. I bought my first copy back in 1982 or 1983 at a book store in a local mall. I'm sure having it on the shelves of book stores across the country helped positively promote nude recreation and living.
          Naturist Society currently sells the book " The worlds best nude beaches and resorts" on their website. I have used it while traveling in Florida and it's a good book.
          Now so much information is online that most people pull out their smart phone to look something up rather then carry a book around. Myself, I'm old enough that I enjoy sitting down with a book and reading and checking out the photos, but the world is going to staring at small hand held screens.


          Hello Steve78621. I know what you mean about the small screen deal! Today's generation are way more content to look up information on either their tablets,cell phones,androids,smart phones, or whatever small gadget that they can muster rather that carry a book around. I myself am from the old school. I am into reading and looking stuff up and also looking at photos. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against today's technology. But like I said, I am a diehard member of the old school. And it could also have something to do with me working for the library system! LOL! But I have come to realize that it is to each his or her own and that each generation will do its own thing. It's just with me I love collecting books and publications.

          Ken Palmer

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