The Chap-Book was an American literary magazine published between 1894 and 1898. The first edition of The Chap-Book was dated 15 May 1894. It was published twice monthly by Stone and Kimball, book publishers of Boston.[1]

The first editor was Canadian poet Bliss Carman. However, when Stone and Kimball relocated to Chicago, Carman chose not to follow.[2] Editorship passed to Herbert Stuart Stone.[1]

Contributors to The Chap-Book included Max Beerbohm, W. E. Henley, Henry James, Charles G.D. Roberts, and H. G. Wells.[1]

The final issue appeared July 1, 1898. The magazine then merged with The Dial.[1]

See AlsoEdit

List of literary magazines


  • James D. Hart (1986). The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (New York: Oxford University Press) s.v. "Chap-Book, The".
  • Wendy Clauson Schlereth (1982). The Chap-Book: A Journal of American Intellectual Life in the 1890s (Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Chap-Book," Magazine Data File,, Web, May 28, 2011.
  2. Thomas B. Vincent, "Bliss Carman: A Life in Literary Publishing," Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing, Web, Mar. 23, 2011.

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