ABBA Books


This list originated from the first ABBA Information Computer at the Music Museum in Stockholm.
More books will be added soon.

Please keep in mind that many of the older books are collector's items which are no longer available from the publishers. The ISBN numbers are just for reference and do not indicate that any book can be ordered.

Songbooks


  Björn Ulvaeus

Sagan om ABBA

Illustrated by Ola Skogäng

Sweden: Fri Tanke, 2014
ISBN: 9789187513169
64 pages

Children's book to be released in September 2014

Sagan om ABBA
  Petter Karlsson & Jan Gradvall

ABBA The Official Photo Book

Edited by Bengt Wanselius

Sweden/UK: Bokförlaget Max Ström, 2014
ISBN: 978-9171262820
ISBN: 9171262822
400 pages

The above ISBN numbers are for the "Trade edition" available in bookstores

ABBA The Official Photo Book
  Petter Karlsson & Jan Gradvall

ABBA: Die ganze Geschichte in 600 Bildern

Germany: Gruhner + Jahr, 2014
ISBN: 9783866904040
400 pages

German edition of "ABBA The Official Photo Book"

ABBA: Die ganze Geschichte in 600 Bildern
  Ingmarie Halling, Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA The Backstage Stories

Approved by ABBA

Sweden: Bonnier Fakta Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9789174244113 (English)
ISBN: 9783868528787 (German)
ISBN: 9789174243246 (Swedish)
ISBN: 9788717043572 (Danish)
80 pages, including facsimile envelopes with tour memorabilia

Written by ABBA's make-up and wardrobe supervisor and curator of ABBA The Museum, German title: "ABBA Backstage"

ABBA The Backstage Stories
  Ingmarie Halling, Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA The Treasures

Approved by ABBA

UK: Carlton Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781780974941
80 pages

The same book as "ABBA The Backstage Stories" but with a different cover

ABBA The Treasures
  Carl Magnus Palm

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

The Real Story of ABBA

UK: Omnibus Press, 2014
ISBN: 978-1783053599
ISBN: 1783053593
604 pages

Revised and updated third edition, paperback

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows 2014
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA: A Biografia

Brazil: Editora Bestseller, 2014
ISBN: 978-85-7684-853-0

Brazilian edition of "The Story of ABBA"

ABBA: A Biografia
  Jean-Marie Potiez

ABBA – Les Coulisses du Succés

France: Renaissance du Livre, 2014
ISBN: 978-2507051891
496 pages



ABBA – Les Coulisses du Succés
 

Stern Edition 1/2014: ABBA

40 Jahre Pop-Geschichte

Germany: Gruhner + Jahr, 2014
Order number: 70218914
116 pages

Special edition of German "Stern" magazine

Stern Edition 1/2014: ABBA
  Jana Fuchs

Dancing Queens

Germany: Knaur TB, 2014
ISBN: 9783426514917
320 pages

German paperback novel about two women on an ABBA trip through Sweden

Dancing Queens
  Stany van Wymeersch

Let's Talk About ABBA

A Tribute to the Ultimate Pop Group

Belgium: Ballon Media / Dragonetti, 2013
ISBN: 9789491513138 (English)
ISBN: 9789491513121 (Dutch)
288 pages

Available in English and Dutch, written by our former Belgian correspondent

Let's Talk About ABBA
  Daniel Ward

ABBA The Quiz Book

CreateSpace/Melody Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781492981329
222 pages

Self-published quiz book with 1000 ABBA questions

ABBA The Quiz Book
  Becky Laine

The Story of ABBA for Young Readers

CreateSpace, 2013
ISBN: 9781493601844
38 pages

Self-published children's book by a young fan

The Story of ABBA for Young Readers
  Claire Welch

ABBA

Poland: Olesiejuk, 2013
ISBN: 9788378441151
128 pages

Polish edition of "The Little Book of ABBA" in larger size

ABBA (Polish edition)
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA: Historia supergrupy

Translated by Robert Kedzierski

Poland: REBIS Publishing House, 2013
ISBN: 9788375109900
488 pages

Polish edition of "The Story of ABBA"

ABBA: Historia supergrupy
  Maciej Oranski

ABBA w Polsce

Poland: REBIS Publishing House, 2013
ISBN: 9788378184560
208 pages

About the recording of the TV special "ABBA in Poland" 1976

ABBA w Polsce
  Marzena Tarka

ABBA - Fenomen i legenda

Poland: Pascal Publishing, 2013
ISBN: 9788375109900
304 pages



ABBA - Fenomen i legenda
 

Rock Classics 10: ABBA

Germany: SLAM Media Gmbh, 2013
100 pages

Special ABBA edition of a German alternative music magazine

Rock Classics 10: ABBA
 

Collector Le Premier Magazine 100% ABBA

France: Nove Presse, 2013
82 pages

Magazine published in many French-speaking countries

Collector Le Premier Magazine 100% ABBA
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - A Legenda

Hungary: Egmont-Hungary KFT, 2013
ISBN: 9789633434147
446 pages

A Hungarian edition of Carl Magnus Palm's "ABBA - The Story" from 2008

ABBA - A Legenda
  Marie Clayton

ABBA - A Life in Pictures

UK: Transatlantic Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-1908533944
48 pages

Paperback

ABBA - A Life in Pictures
  Andrés López Martinez

ABBA El pop que vino del frio

Spain: Editorial Milenio, 2012
ISBN: 978-84-9743-486-7
184 pages

In Spanish

ABBA El pop que vino del frio
  Simon Sheridan

The Complete ABBA

A 40th Anniversary Celebration

UK: Titan Books, 2012
ISBN: 0857687247
256 pages

Updated paperback edition, first published in 2009

The Complete ABBA
 

ABBA - Ihr Leben, ihre größten Erfolge

Germany: Garant Verlag, 2011
ISBN: 978-3-86766-386-1
64 pages



ABBA - Ihr Leben, ihre größten Erfolge
 

Vokabeltrainer zum Film "Mamma Mia!"

Germany: Filvoka, 2011
ISBN: 978-3-942285-07-0
130 pages

Vocabulary trainer with translations of words and phrases from the English version of Mamma Mia! The Movie into German

Vokabeltrainer zum Film
  John Tobler, Robert Corich, Michael Smith

ABBA Uncensored On The Record

UK: Coda Books Ltd., 2011
ISBN: 978-1906783594
ISBN: 1906783594
164 pages

Paperback

ABBA Uncensored On The Record
  Elizabeth Linton

La Légende ABBA

France: City Editions, 2011
ISBN: 978-2-35288-785-0
140 pages

A new French biography with 100 colour photos

La Légende ABBA
  Börje Lundberg & Ammi Bohm

Boken om Bildjournalen

Sveriges största ungdomstidning 1954 - 1969

Sweden: Premium Publishing, 2011
ISBN: 978-91-89136-87-8
582 pages

A chronicle of Sweden's most popular youth magazine from 1954 - 1969 in Swedish, including an interview with Björn and photos of Benny and Björn

Boken om Bildjournalen
  Micke Bayart

ABBA by Micke

FANtastic Moments!

Sweden: Instant Books, 2011
ISBN: 978-9185671953
120 pages

In English

ABBA by Micke
  Wolfgang "Bubi" Heilemann

ABBA Fotografien 1974-1980

Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag, 2011
ISBN: 978-3896029027
ISBN: 3896029029
200 pages

New paperback edition of the 2004 book (in German and English)

ABBA Fotografien 1974-1980 - New edition 2011
  Carl Magnus Palm

Licht und Schatten

ABBA - Die wahre Geschichte

Berlin: Bosworth Verlag, 2011
ISBN: 978-3865436795
638 pages

An updated German edition

Licht und Schatten - New edition 2011
  Daniel Couri

Mamma Mia!

Brazil: Panda Books, 2011
ISBN: 978-85-7888-151-1
296 pages

The second Brazilian ABBA book from the same author

Mamma Mia! (in Portuguese)
  Robert Scott

Thank You For The Music

Die Storys zu allen Songs

Germany: Edel, 2011
ISBN: 978-3841901057
ISBN: 3841901050
176 pages



Mamma Mia! (2011 in German)
 

ABBA Stockholm

ABBA City Walk Guide Map

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2011
ISBN: 978-91-89136-82-3 (English/German)
ISBN: 978-91-89136-83-0 (Swedish/Russian)
Format: 240 x 115 mm

A city map for the guided Stockholm tours starting in 2011

The Stockholm ABBA map
  Elisabeth Vincentelli

ABBA

L'album-souvenir d'un groupe mythique

France: Editions de la Martiniere, 2011
ISBN: 978-2732446448
ISBN: 2732446440
176 pages

French edition of "ABBA Treasures"

ABBA Treasures (French)
  Elisabeth Vincentelli

ABBA Treasures

En interaktive hyldest til den ultimate popgruppe

Denmark: Soul Media, 2010
UPC 5709165882029
172 pages

The Danish edition of "ABBA Treasures" includes the CD "Mamma Mia! - Hits from the ABBA Musical".

ABBA Treasures (Danish)
  Elisabeth Vincentelli

Los Tesoros de ABBA

Fotografias y recuerdos de los reyes del pop

Spain: Libros Cúpula, 2010
ISBN 978-84-480-6838-7
172 pages

Spanish edition of "ABBA Treasures"

Los Tesoros de ABBA
  Valentine Germain

ABBA - Generation

France: Les Editions des Etoiles, 2010
ISBN 978-2360830138
ISBN 2360830139
204 pages



ABBA - Generation
  Sara Russell

The ABBA Guide to Stockholm

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2010
ISBN: 978-91-89136-54-0 (English)
ISBN: 978-91-89136-69-4 (German)
160 pages

A guide to all places and buildings where famous ABBA photos were taken.

The ABBA Guide to Stockholm
  Cover of the German edition "Der ABBA-Reiseführer nach Stockholm": Der ABBA-Reiseführer nach Stockholm
  Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm

From ABBA to Mamma Mia!

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2010
ISBN 978-91-89136-62-5
264 pages

An updated new edition of the sold-out book from 1999.

From ABBA to Mamma Mia!
  Leif Schulman & Charles Hammarsten

ABBA in America

Text: Leif Schulman, photos: Charles Hammarsten
Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2010
ISBN 978-91-89136-65-6 (English)
ISBN 978-91-89136-68-7 (Swedish)
160 pages

Lots of pictures from ABBA's 1979 world tour. An updated new edition of the 1979 book "Succé på världs-scenen: Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Annifrid" also covering the Japanese tour.
ABBA in America
  Cover of the Swedish edition "ABBA i Amerika": ABBA i Amerika
  Elisabeth Vincentelli

ABBA Treasures

A Celebration of the Ultimate Pop Group

USA: Omnibus Press, 2010
ISBN 978-1849386463
ISBN 1849386463
172 pages



ABBA Treasures
  Jean-Marie Potiez

ABBA - Une légende nordique

France: Éditions Didier Carpentier, 2010
ISBN 978-2841676804
ISBN 2841676803
160 pages



ABBA - Une légende nordique
  Alexander Karlsson

Köszönet a zenéért!

Björn, Agnetha, Frida és Benny története

(Thank you for the music! The story of Björn, Agnetha, Frida and Benny)

Hungary: Sanoma, 2009
ISBN 978-9639710528
176 pages



Köszönet a zenéért!
  Robert Scott

ABBA - Thank You For The Music

The Stories Behind Every Song

UK: Carlton Publishing, 2009
ISBN 978-1847323309
176 pages

Re-edition of the 2003 book

ABBA - Thank You For The Music
  Claire Welch

ABBA & Mamma Mia

UK: Green Umbrella Publishing, 2009
ISBN 978-1906635725
128 pages

An updated edition of "The Little Book of ABBA".

ABBA & Mamma Mia
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - Príbeh superskupiny

Czech Republic: Volvox, 2009
ISBN 978-80-7207-734-2
484 pages

The Czech edition of "ABBA The Story".

ABBA - Príbeh superskupiny
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA

Finland: Like, 2009
ISBN 978-952-01-0260-9
416 pages

A Finnish edition of "ABBA - The Story".


ABBA (finnish edition of 'ABBA - The Story')
  Simon Sheridan

The Complete ABBA

England: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd., 2009
ISBN 978-1904674030
ISBN 1904674038
272 pages



The Complete ABBA
  Carl Magnus Palm

Yarkiy svet, Chernie teni:
Podlinnaya istoriya gruppi ABBA

Russia: Amphora, 2009
ISBN 978-5-367-00877-7
672 pages

A new Russian edition of "Bright Lights, Dark Shadows".


New Russian edition of 'Bright Lights, Dark Shadows'
  Jean-Marie Potiez

ABBA The Scrapbook

UK: Plexus Publishing Ltd. 2008
ISBN 978875678885
240 pages

A visual biography including an ABBA fan's guide to Stockholm. About 1300 photos / illustrations!


ABBA The Scrapbook
  Agnetha Fältskog / Brita Åhman

ABBA van binnenuit

Dutch translation by Renée Lelieveld
Holland 2008
ISBN 978-9078-124-23-8
194 pages

The Dutch edition of Agnetha's book "Som jag är" also includes translations of more recent interviews.


Dutch translation of 'Som jag är'
  Photos: Torbjörn Calvero, text: Christer Olsson

Från ABBA till Zeppelin – Calveros 70-tal

Sweden: Prisma, 2008
ISBN 9789151851631
194 pages

A collection of photos from artists and bands, taken in the 70's by Torbjörn Calvero with text in Swedish. Includes 47 mostly unpublished ABBA photos.


Från ABBA till Zeppelin
  Christopher Patrick

ABBA Let The Music Speak

Australia 2008
ISBN 9780646496764
420 pages, paperback B5 size

A book about ABBA's sound, including a discography, a timeline of the group's history and a foreword by Carl Magnus Palm.
It may be ordered from the author's website.



ABBA Let The Music Speak
  Fabian H. Bernstone & Mathias Brink

Poster – Nordens största Poptidning 1974-1980

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2008
ISBN 9789189136335
256 pages

A guide to the 70's pop magazine POSTER (in Swedish) including a special chapter on ABBA.


Poster
  Petter Karlsson (as told to him by Marie Ledin)

Min pappa hette Stikkan

Sweden: Anderson Pocket AB, 2008
ISBN 9789185567423
208 pages, paperback

Marie Ledin, daughter of ABBA's manager Stig Anderson, has told her own story about her father to Petter Karlsson. ABBA are mentioned as well. The book (in Swedish) does not include any photos.


Min pappa hette Stikkan
  Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Judy Craymer

Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You?

UK: Orion House, 2008
ISBN10: 075382101X
ISBN13: 9780753821015
240 pages, paperback

This is an updated paperback edition of the original book published in 2006. It also includes interviews with those involved in the movie and many photos from the set.


Mamma Mia! Paperback
  Christer Sturmark

Personligt - Samtal med fritänkare

Sweden: Fri tanke, 2008
ISBN10: 9197709476
ISBN13: 9789197709477
This book includes an interview with Björn (in Swedish) by Christer Sturmark, president of the Swedish Humanist Association along with interviews with a variety of personalities and portraits by Nadja Hallström. The Björn interview may be the one already published in the magazine Humanisten in 2005 (see No. 45).


Personligt - Samtal med fritänkare
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - The Story

Berättelsen om supergruppen
Sweden: Wahlström & Widstrand, 2008
Norway: Cappelen Damm, 2008
Denmark: Politiken, 2008
ISBN 978-91-46-21921-7 (Sweden)
ISBN 8202288851 (Norway)
ISBN 978-87-56-78885-4 (Denmark)
416 pages + 48 pages of photos

A new ABBA biography in Swedish.


ABBA - The Story (Sweden)
  Cover of the Norwegian edition published in October 2008. Title: ABBA - Verdens største popeventyr ABBA - The Story (Norway)
  Cover of the Danish edition published on November 6, 2008. It is a coffee table book with 160 pictures - 100 more than in the Swedish edition. ABBA - The Story (Denmark)
  Daniel Couri

Made in Suécia - O Paraíso pop do ABBA

Brazil: Pagina Nova, 2008
ISBN 978-85-61499-00-6
184 pages

The first ABBA book in Portuguese comes from Brazil.


Brazilian ABBA Book
  Clare Welch

The Little Book of ABBA

England: Green Umbrella Publishing, 2008
ISBN 978-1905828968
128 pages




The Little Book of ABBA
 

ABBA - Fakta / Citat

Borås: Nicotext Förlag, 2007
ISBN 91-85449-73-3
64 pages

A little book with ABBA facts and quotations in Swedish without pictures.


ABBA - Fakta / Citat
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - Story und Songs kompakt

Berlin: Bosworth Verlag, 2007
ISBN 3-86543-227-1
126 pages

The German translation of Carl Magnus Palm's book "ABBA - The Complete Guide To Their Music"


German translation of Carl Magnus Palm's book ABBA - The Complete Guide To Their Music
  Brita Åhman

Wie ich bin

ABBA davor und danach - Agnetha Fältskog erzählt
Berlin: Schwedenbuch Verlag Rolf Lindner, 2006
ISBN 3-9809452-2-7
144 pages, paperback

The German translation of Agnetha's book "Som jag är" was done by Rolf Lindner and can be ordered directly from the publisher.


German translation of Agnetha's book
  Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Judy Craymer

Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You?

Translated by Charlotte Lyne
Germany: Krüger Verlag, 2006
ISBN 3-8105-0185-9
284 pages

The German translation of the Mamma Mia! book. It contains more than 300 private photos, some of them previously unpublished. You can have a look here.


Mamma Mia! Book - German edition
  Philippe Elan & Jean-Marie Potiez

A Tribute to Frida

Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag, 2006
ISBN 3-89602-692-5
156 pages

This book with lots of photos from the private archives of the authors covers Frida's career from the beginning in a jazz club to her present environmental activities and the anti-drug project Mentor. It also includes unpublished pictures with Agnetha, Björn and Benny.

You can order the book directly using this link.


A Tribute to Frida
  Helena Bross

ABBA

Stockholm: Bonnier Carlsen, 2005
ISBN 91-638-4619-5
80 pages

This book is written in simple Swedish and is intended for children from 7 - 12.

ABBA by Helena Bross
  Craig Halstead & Chris Cadman

ABBA Gold Hits

England: Authors Online, 2005
ISBN 0-7552-0176-0
218 pages

This book with chart success details from 22 countries is also available for downloading from www.authorsonline.co.uk.

ABBA Gold Hits
  Frédéric Tonnon & Marisa Garau

ABBA: Ihre ganze Geschichte

Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag, 2005
ISBN 3-89602-640-2
392 pages

The extended German translation of the book "ABBA On Speaking Terms" includes partly different pictures than the Dutch original.

ABBA: Ihre ganze Geschichte
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - The Complete Guide To Their Music

London: Omnibus Press, 2005
ISBN 1-84449-505-1
126 pages

A paperback focused on the current CD and DVD releases in the UK.

The Complete Guide To Their Music
 

Det var dans i Folkets Park

Örebro: Arkivcentrum, 2005
ISBN 91-971156-9-X
368 pages

A history of the Swedish Folk Parks, where the Hep Stars, Hootenanny Singers and ABBA have performed. A report on Björn includes a 9 page interview in Swedish with some photos.

Det var dans i Folkets Park
  Karl French

ABBA Unplugged

London: Portrait Books, 2004
ISBN 0-7499-5044-7
288 pages

Includes 8 pages with (mostly known) photos plus a huge source list of UK newspaper articles.

ABBA Unplugged
  Robert Scott

ABBA: The Music Still Goes On

Aus dem Englischen von Karin Miedler und Ursula Pesch
Rockbuch Verlag, 2004
ISBN 3-927638-18-8
160 pages

The German translation of Robert Scott's book "ABBA Gold: The Stories Behind Every Song", not to be confused with Paul Snaith's "ABBA - The Music Still Goes On" from 1994 (see below).

ABBA: The Music Still Goes On (by Robert Scott)
  Carl Magnus Palm

Benny's Road To ABBA

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2004
ISBN 91-89136-14-4
316 pages

A detailed history of Benny's career before ABBA, written in English with a huge discography. It covers the time from Benny's childhood through the Hep Stars era up to the very first ABBA recording.

Benny's Road To ABBA
  Dan-Eric Landén & Carl Magnus Palm

Cadillac Madness

Den otroliga berättelsen om The Hep Stars

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2004
ISBN 91-89136-04-7
416 pages

A Swedish language book about the Hep Stars, including a CD with four previously unpublished Hep Stars recordings with Benny:
  • Two versions of a song called "Someday Someone"
  • A version of "Rag Doll" by The 4 Seasons
  • A psychedelic jam session "Massa's Mess"


Cadillac Madness
  Wolfgang "Bubi" Heilemann

ABBA - Fotografien 1974 - 1980

Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag, 2004
ISBN 3-89602-490-6
512 pages

A very large sized book with more than 500 photos from German teen magazine Bravo's star photographer, written in English and German.

You can order the book directly using this link.


ABBA - Fotografien 1974 - 1980
  Elisabeth Vincentelli

ABBA Gold

USA: Continuum, 2004
ISBN 0826415466
128 pages

About the making of the ABBA Gold Greatest Hits album.

ABBA Gold
  Carl Magnus Palm

Licht und Schatten

ABBA - Die wahre Geschichte
German translation by Helmut Müller

Berlin: Bosworth Verlag, 2003
ISBN 3-936026-42-4 (Original)
ISBN 3-86543-100-3 (2006 edition)
ISBN 3-936026-87-4 (Weltbild)
638 pages

The German translation of the book "Bright Lights & Dark Shadows" is also available in a second edition with different cover from Weltbild-Verlag.

Licht und Schatten, Original edition
  Cover of the new edition 2004, 2006: Licht und Schatten, new edition
  Cover of the Weltbild edition: Licht und Schatten from Weltbild
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA: Podlinnaya Istoriya

Russia, 2003
ISBN 5-699-03982-1
544 pages

The Russian edition of "Bright Lights & Dark Shadows - The Real Story Of ABBA" with about 70 pictures.

ABBA: Podlinnaya Istoriya
  Robert Scott

ABBA Gold: The Stories Behind Every Song

Carlton Books, 2003
ISBN 1-842227939
144 pages



ABBA Gold: The Stories Behind Every Song
  Carsten Michael Laursen

ABBA - Thank You For The Music

Dänemark: Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2002
ISBN 87-614-0244-3
205 pages

In danish language.

ABBA - Thank You For The Music
  Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm

From ABBA to Mamma Mia! (Japanese)

Japan: Hinode Publishing, 2002
ISBN 489198111
240 pages

This is the slightly abridged Japanese version of the famous book by ABBA's photographer Anders Hanser and Carl Magnus Palm.

Japanese edition
  Frédéric Tonnon & Marisa Garau

ABBA On Speaking Terms

Amsterdam/Vianen: The House Of Books/ECI, 2002
ISBN 90-4430-463-1
224 pages

This Dutch language book presents interviews with other musicians and many previously unpublished photos.
ABBA - On Speaking Terms
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA: Ludi I Muzyka

Russia, 2001
ISBN 590188001-3
136 pages

This is the Russian edition of "ABBA - Människorna och Musiken", supplemented with the chapter "ABBA v Sovetskom Souze" (ABBA in the Soviet Union) by Dmitry Shipov. A4 format, hardback cover, 110 pictures (mostly in colour, some of them very rare!), more than 70 album cover pictures, complete solo discographies (1968-2001) of the members with cover pictures.

ABBA: Ludi I Muzyka
  Carl Magnus Palm

Bright Lights & Dark Shadows - The Real Story Of ABBA

London: Omnibus Press, 2001
ISBN 0-7119-8389-5 (Hardcover)
ISBN 0-7119-9194-4 (Paperback 2002)
ISBN 978-1-84772-419-9 (New edition 2008)
554 pages

The first detailed biography of ABBA and their members by expert Carl Magnus Palm. A paperback edition (592 pages) was published in the USA in 2002 and a new extended edition with 600 pages in 2008.

Bright Lights - Dark Shadows
  Jean-Marie Potiez

ABBA - La Légende

Hors Collection / Universal, 2001
ISBN 2-258-05843-0
96 pages

A French ABBA biography also covering the solo projects.
ABBA - La Légende
  Wolfgang Heilemann

ABBA - Eine Karriere in Bildern

Kiel: Achterbahn Verlag, 2001
ISBN 3-89719-408-2
112 pages

Lots of photos from German teen magazine Bravo's star photographer. Many of them were published for the first time.

ABBA - Eine Karriere in Bildern
  Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm

From ABBA to Mamma Mia!

London: Virgin, 2000
ISBN 1-85227-864-1
256 pages

The slightly abridged English edition of the famous book by Anders Hanser and Carl Magnus Palm.

From ABBA to Mamma Mia!
  Jean-Marie Potiez

ABBA - The Book

London: Aurum Press, 2000
ISBN 1-85410-698-8
264 pages

A large sized book with a detailed history of ABBA's concerts, recordings and TV appearances plus lots of nice photos.
ABBA - The Book
  Philip Tagg

Fernando The Flute

Mass Media Music Scholar's Press, 2000
ISBN 0-9701684-1-1
144 pages

An illustrated, scientific analysis of "Fernando" with numerous music examples.

Fernando The Flute
  Anders Hanser, Carl Magnus Palm

Från ABBA till Mamma Mia!

Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 1999
ISBN 91-89136-06-3
304 pages

The largest book on ABBA with many previously unpublished photos covers their career from 1978 on up to the solo projects and the musicals.
Från ABBA till Mamma Mia!
  Marzena Tarka, Jan Skaradzinski

ABBA - Zwyciezca bierze wszystko

Poland 1999
ISBN 83-86365-30-7
190 pages

The first Polish book on ABBA (the title means "The winner takes it all") includes some unpublished photos from ABBA's visit to Poland plus a large discography.

Zwyciezca bierze wszystko
  Kenneth Ahlborn & Urban Nilmander

Stjärnornas Fotograf - Bengt H. Malmqvist

Stockholm: Premium, 1998
ISBN 91-89136-09-8
208 pages

This book on Bengt Malmqvist includes a whole chapter of ABBA photos plus an ABBA postcard.
Stjärnornas Fotograf
  Agnetha Fältskog, Brita Åhman

As I Am

ABBA Before & Beyond
London: Virgin, 1997
ISBN 1-85227-654-1
160 pages

The English edition of Agnetha's book is larger in size and includes more photos.
As I Am
  Agnetha Fältskog

Som jeg er

Peter Asschenfeld Mye, 1997
ISBN 87-7880035-8

The Danish edition of Agnetha's book.
Som jeg er
  Lars Rudolfsson, Jan Mark, Benny & Björn

Bortom en vid ocean - Kristina från Duvemåla

Photos: Beata Bergström
Lund: Leander Malmsten, 1996
ISBN 91-88700-26-7
220 pages

This ambitious large-sized book shows a lot of pictures from the making of the great musical.
Bortom en vid ocean
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - Människorna och Musiken

Stockholm: Tiden, 1996
ISBN 91-88876-25-X
206 pages

The swedish edition of the famous "ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions" has been changed from diary style to normal text and some information (like Kristina från Duvemåla) was added.

ABBA - Människorna och musiken
  Agnetha Fältskog

Som jag är

Livsbilder berättade för Brita Åhman
Stockholm: Norstedts, 1996
ISBN 91-1-963842-6
160 pages

The first book written by an ABBA member! It includes many photos plus an extensive discography by Björn Waldenström.

Som jag är
  Nina Rasmussen

ABBA Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book

Carlton Books 1996
ISBN 1-85868-231-2
120 pages

This reprint of the ABBA CD Book from 1993 comes with a CD featuring two interviews, one with ABBA and one with Björn.

Interview Disc & Book
  The book looks like this: ABBA CD Book
  Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions

Iver Heath: Century 22, 1994
ISBN 0-907938-10-8
128 pages

A brilliant documentation of ABBA's studio work with lots of photos. One of the best-known books - the research works have revealed some of the previously unpublished songs on the CD box set "Thank You For The Music".

The Complete Recording Sessions
  Paul Snaith

ABBA - The Music Still Goes On

Chessington: Castle Communications 1994
ISBN 1-898141-35-5
184 pages

The Music Still Goes On
  John Tobler

ABBA GOLD - Die Erfolgsstory

Königswinter: Heel Verlag, 1994
ISBN 3-89365-371-6
158 pages

The german edition is missing the index and some facts.
German ABBA GOLD
  John Tobler

ABBA GOLD - The Complete Story

Edited by Dick Wallis
Iver Heath: Century 22, 1994
ISBN 0-907938-09-4
160 pages

About 400 photos, huge index and records list. The 1994 re-issue of "ABBA GOLD".

ABBA GOLD Re-issue
  Nina Rasmussen

ABBA CD Book

Rastatt: Pabel-Moewig Verlagsunion 1993
ISBN 3-8118-3946-2
120 pages

German edition of the CD book.
ABBA CD Book
  Sabine Bartels

ABBA

V.I.P. Music Series
Vienna: Paul Zsolnay Verlag 1993
ISBN 3-552-05129-5
32 pages

ABBA V.I.P. Music
  John Tobler

ABBA GOLD - Den otroliga berättelsen

Stockholm: Affidavit, 1993
ISBN 91-88540-00-6
160 pages

Swedish language edition.
ABBA GOLD Swedish
  John Tobler

ABBA GOLD - The Complete Story

Edited by Dick Wallis
Iver Heath: Century 22, 1993
ISBN 0-907938-02-7
160 pages

About 400 photos, huge index and records list. The updated version of "ABBA For The Record".

ABBA GOLD
  John Tobler

ABBA GOLD Souvenir Spezialausgabe

Die faszinierende ABBA Erfolgsstory
Hamburg: Orbis Publishing, 1992
36 pages

German magazine published before the book ABBA GOLD was released.
German ABBA GOLD Magazine
  John Tobler

ABBA GOLD Official Souvenir Special

The rise and rise of the ABBA phenomenon
Iver Heath: Century 22, 1992
36 pages

Magazine published before the book ABBA GOLD was released.
ABBA GOLD Magazine
  Olle Bergström

ABBA: Ett populärmusikaliskt fenomen

Johanneshov: Bergström bok 1992
ISBN 91-630-1442-4
64 pages

Published by the author and mostly sold at record fairs in Sweden.
ABBA: Ett populärmusikaliskt fenomen
  William Hartston

CHESS - The Making Of The Musical

Introduction by Tim Rice
London: Pavillion Books 1986
ISBN 1-85145-006-8
100 pages

Making of Chess
 

ABBA Annual 1983

Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing 1983
ISBN 0-86030-380-2
48 pages

Includes infos, english and japanese discography, crosswords etc.
ABBA Annual 1983
  Rosemary York

ABBA autobiografisch

samengesteld door Rosemary York
Amsterdam: Loeb 1982
ISBN 90-6213-464-5
126 pages

ABBA autobiografisch
 

ABBA Annual 1982

Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing 1982
ISBN 0-86030-309-8
48 pages

Includes infos, international singles discography, crosswords etc.
ABBA Annual 1982
  Rosemary York

ABBA In Their Own Words

London: Omnibus Press 1981
ISBN 0-86001-950-0
128 pages

ABBA In Their Own Words
 

ABBA Annual 1981

Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing 1981
ISBN 0-86030-280-6
48 pages

Includes infos, english discography, crosswords etc.
ABBA Annual 1981
 

International ABBA Magazine No. 1 - 24

Successor of the ABBA Magazine
Iver Heath, Bucks: Pinewood Studios 1981-1983
ISSN 0264-4096
32 pages

With editor's foreword in English, Dutch and French.
Polar Int. ABBA Magazine
 

ABBA Magazine No. 1 - 41

Iver Heath, Bucks: Pinewood Studios 1978-1981
ISSN 0141-8394
32 pages

ABBA's own monthly magazine from England, copyright by Polar Music.
Polar ABBA Magazine
 

ABBA Annual 1980

Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing 1980
ISBN 0-86030-184-2
48 pages

Includes infos, english discography, crosswords etc.
ABBA Annual 1980
  John Tobler

ABBA For The Record

The authorised story in words and pictures compiled by John Tobler
Knutsford: Pemberton 1980
ISBN 0-86030-272-5
96 pages

ABBA For The Record
 

ABBA Annual 1979

Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing 1979
ISBN 0-86030-133-8
48 pages

Includes infos, many photos, crosswords etc.
ABBA Annual 1979
  Charles Hammarsten

Succé på världs-scenen: Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Annifrid

Photos: Charles Hammarsten, text: Leif Schulman
Helsingborg: Allerbok 1979
ISBN 91-7506-041-8
(Rapportbok ISBN 99-0211948-4)
(Valby:Aller ISBN 87-87619-38-5)
96 pages

Lots of pictures from ABBA's 1979 world tour.
Danish title: ABBA erobrer hele verden
Succé på världs-scenen
 

ABBA Annual 1978

Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing 1978
ISBN 0-86030-067-6
48 pages

Includes infos, english discography, crosswords etc.
ABBA Annual 1978
  Harry Edgington

ABBA

Harry Edgington and Peter Himmelstrand
London: Methuen paperbacks 1978 (A Magnum book)
ISBN 0-417-03370-2
176 pages

Edgington/Himmelstrand
  Harry Edgington

ABBA - The lovers whose music conquered the world

Harry Edgington and Peter Himmelstrand
England: Everest Books Ltd. 1977
ISBN 0905018-7-45
160 pages

Edgington/Himmelstrand
 

ABBA Stripalbum

Haarlem: Oberon 1978
ISBN 90-320-0116-7
26 pages

Comic strip book with the Dutch language version of a cartoon series drawn by Kjell Ekeberg and written by Peter Himmelstrand, originally published by the Swedish newspaper Expressen in 1977.

ABBA Comic strip book
  Christer Borg

ABBA

Übersetzung aus dem Englischen von Ilse Neunzig
Bastei-Lübbe 1978
ISBN 3-404-01080-0
222 pages

German edition of Borg's book
  Christer Borg

ABBA - Het Fenomeen

Holland: Teleboek BV, 1977
ISBN 90-6122-461-6
144 pages

The Dutch edition of Borg's book includes some more colour photos and lyrics.
ABBA Het Fenomeen
  Christer Borg

ABBA by ABBA as told to Christer Borg

Original title: The ABBA Phenomenon
Knutsford: Stafford Pemberton Publishing Co. 1977
ISBN 0-86030-069-2
128 pages

ABBA by ABBA
  Christer Borg

The ABBA Phenomenon

Australia: Horwitz Publications, 1977
ISBN 072550370-X
124 pages

The ABBA Phenomenon
  Christer Borg

Fenomenet ABBA

Stockholm: Polar Music International 1977
ISBN 91-7260-101-9
144 pages

Fenomenet ABBA
  Rud Kofoed

Boken om ABBA

Stockholm: Askild & Kärnekull 1977
ISBN 91-7008-828-4
Oslo: Føniks forl. 1977
ISBN 82-90141-78-5
144 pages

Boken om ABBA
  Rud Kofoed

Bogen om ABBA

København: Chr. Erichsens forl. 1977
ISBN 87-555-0475-2
144 pages

Bogen om ABBA (Danmark)
  Marianne Lindvall

Weekend Speciaal: ABBA - Succesgroep b.v.

Holland: Uitgeverij Kontekst b.v., 1977
ISBN 90-6157-274-6
96 pages

Dutch edition of Lindvall's book
Lindvall Dutch Edition
  Marianne Lindvall

ABBA : The Ultimate Pop Group

Edmonton: Hurtig 1977
ISBN 0-88830-148-0 (Hurtig)
ISBN 0-285-62312-5 (Pop Universal)
ISBN 0-89104-094-3 (A & W)
ISBN 0-589-01110-3 (Reed)
96 pages

German title: ABBA - Das Buch
The Ultimate Pop Group

Songbooks

  Hans-Günter Heumann

Kult Bands: ABBA

Leichte Arrangements für Klavier
Songbook
Germany: Bosworth Music Sales Group 2014
ISBN 9783865438157
344 pages

50 easy piano arrangements plus song infos written by Regina Grafunder
Kult Bands: ABBA
  Benny, Björn & Stig

Sjung ABBA på Svenska

Songbook
Stockholm: Sweden Music AB 1995
ISBN 91-86644-12-2
96 pages

A songbook with 28 ABBA songs in Swedish.
Sjung ABBA på Svenska
  Benny, Björn & Stig

More ABBA GOLD / More ABBA Hits

Songbook
London: Wise 1993
ISBN 0-7119-3591-2
96 pages

More GOLD Songbook
  Benny, Björn & Stig

ABBA GOLD Greatest Hits

Edizioni Musicali - Songbook
Milano: Polygram Italia s.r.l. 1993
ML 979 bb A
72 pages

GOLD Songbook (Italy)
  Benny, Björn & Stig

ABBA GOLD Greatest Hits

Songbook
London: Wise 1992
ISBN 0-7119-3278-6
96 pages

GOLD Songbook
  Benny, Björn & Roine Jansson

ABBA cappella / medley på åtta melodier

Arrangerade för blandad kör av Roine Jansson
Stockholm: Sweden Music 1992
ISBN 99-1653958-8
23 pages

(no picture)
  Michael Collins

Keyboard Special: ABBA

Die Super-Songbook-Serie für Keyboard, Gitarre & Gesang
Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne 1992
ISBN 3-7957-5007-5
32 pages

Keyboard Special
  Benny & Björn

ABBA: A lyrical collection 1972-1982

Iver Heath, Bucks: Century 21 Merchandising 1982
ISBN 0-907938-00-0
84 pages

Lyrical Collection
  Benny & Björn

ABBA Super Trouper melody book

Easy to play & easy to sing
Stockholm: Union Songs 1981
ISBN 99-0805956-4
ISBN 99-1266274-1
48 pages

Super Trouper Melody Book
  Lutz-W. Wolff

ABBA: Take A Chance On Me Songbook - Deutsche Ausgabe

Mit Zeichnungen von Brian Bagnall
München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1982
ISBN 3-423-01773-2
184 pages

Paperback with the lyrics of 83 ABBA songs and their german translations.
German Songbook
  Benny, Björn & Milton Okun

Great Songs of ABBA

Arranged and edited by Milton Okun
Greenwich: Cherry Lane 1980 (Times books)
ISBN 0-8129-0872-4
286 pages

Great Songs of ABBA
 

ABBA Lyrical collection

English & japanese text
Yakusha: Yamamoto Yasumi - Tokyo Shinko music publ. 1980
ISBN 99-0661131-6
92 pages

(no picture)
  John Clausi

ABBA for Guitar

arranged by John Clausi
New York: Ivan Mogull Music Corp.
60 pages

(no picture)

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