Excuse me for not having read the books, I just rewatched the movies while beginning The Silmarillion, with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to follow.

At the end of Return of the King as he leaves for Valinor Frodo gives the book containing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to Sam, saying something along the lines of "the last pages are for [him] to fill."

Do we know what becomes of that book? Did it stay in the Shire, or follow Sam to Valinor? Was it reproduced to be held in the libraries of Elves and Men? Obviously, some of the stories would travel as news of the land, but what of the book itself?

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    In the Third Age, that of men, the books were published. Rumour of them grew and eventually a new hero emerged - Peter Jackson, who battled the forces of dark film execs 'till he was finally victorious and was able to bring the feature films to the world. Commented Jul 27, 2022 at 0:07
  • @A.Steer Uh, wow, it does entirely, and the next question I was going to ask, which was "Does The Silmarillion exist as a text within Middle-Earth?" Well, those powers that be, feel free to close this as a duplicate.
    – JShoe
    Commented Jul 27, 2022 at 0:13
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    Yes, "original version" of Silmarillion was also part of the Red Book.
    – Mithoron
    Commented Jul 27, 2022 at 0:24