The Watcher's Guide is a reference book series dedicated to Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series. It was published by Simon & Schuster between the years of 1998 and 2017.

Similarly, Angel television series had The Casefiles reference book series.


The series includes 4 volumes:

Cover Title Author(s) Release date
Watchers Guide 1 The Watcher's Guide, Volume 1 Christopher Golden
& Nancy Holder
October 1, 1998
Exclusive Interviews, Totally Pointy Profiles, Behind-the-Scenes Info, and Other Buff-stuff About the Hit Show. Sarah Michelle Gellar, David Boreanaz, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Stewart Head, James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Mark Metcalf, Robia LaMorte, Armin Shimerman, Joss Whedon, and more!
Watchers Guide 2 The Watcher's Guide, Volume 2 Nancy Holder,
Jeff Mariotte &
Maryelizabeth Hart
October 31, 2000
Dig into it: all-new character profiles, episode guides, quotables, and more — a fully updated volume filled with the latest dirt on your favorite cemetery-hopper. The Mayor, Faith, Mr. Trick, Angel's return, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, snow in Sunnydale, Graduation Day, Zachary Kralick, the end of the world — again, Spike, Veruca, Tara, Riley, Maggie Walsh, The Initiative, Adam — and much, much more.
Watchers Guide 3 The Watcher's Guide, Volume 3 Paul Ruditis
& Allie Costa
July 6, 2004
Now the third volume in this best-selling series of companions will break down every episode of seasons five, six, and seven — from the villains and the victims to quotables and love bytes — as well as take a wide-ranging look back at the entire run of the show.
20years-TheWatcher'sGuide 20 Years of Slaying: The Watcher's Guide Christopher Golden October 3, 2017
Just in time for the show's twentieth anniversary, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher's Guides have been compiled into one hardcover collector's edition for the first time! Inside, you'll find all the best content from Volumes 1–3 of the original Watcher's Guides, as well as exclusive new content, including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew.
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