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Route Books

The route book is one of the greatest collections of circus history a show could offer. We are pleased to offer for sale a variety of them. Perhaps you are a collector or looking for the perfect gift for someone you know. Perhaps you are trying to document a story. These are the goldmines of circus names and places.

1920 Walter L. Main

1920 Walter L. Main Route Book

This old route book is in very good condition. There is a slight creasing in the upper right hand corner but no damage. The book has 12 pages on the inside plus the outer covers. Stamped in ink on the first page is the name of someone that owned this at one other time, a Troy Scruggs, in Tampa, FL. You don’t see one like this offered for sale very often.



1947 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1947 Ringling / Barnum Route Book

This routebook is in pristine condition It looks like it was just made. It is a softcover issue with 66 pages and the covers. Of great importance with this route book is the 30 pages of the routes in the back from the Adam Forepaugh, Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Circus, Howe’s Great London, and Cooper and Bailey shows which were predecessors of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This one is a must have for any circus collector.



1951 Clyde Beatty Circus

1951 Clyde Beatty Circus Route Book

This is a very nice route book for the Clyde beatty Circus with 48 pages plus the covers. It is in very good condition. The binding is tight and there are no loose pages. There is a red ink stamp on the inside front cover of a former owner of this route book that says ” Cole Bros.  Circus in miniature, Troy Scruggs, owner .”



1961 Famous Cole 3 Ring Circus

1961 Famous Cole Circus Route Book



1964 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

1964 Ringling / Barnum Route Book

This is a hardback book. It is rather small at 4″ x 5 1/4″. There are 94 numbered pages inside. All the routes of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1919 until 1964 are included. The book is in excellent condition.



1992 Kelly-Miller Route Book

1992 Kelly-Miller Route Book

This was produced with a copier rather than through a printer.



The Circus World LLC recognizes the huge historical significance of each and every story and name related in a circus route book that helped preserve their circus history each and every year they were produced. There were so many different circuses that made their own route books over the years. This is just a small sampling of some of those route books that we can offer at