I left a half filled beer next to a library book last night. Somehow, by morning, the book was in a puddle of beer. Suggestions for drying the book? Does beer create any special problems as opposed to, say, water? [more inside]
posted by dking
on Nov 27, 2005 -
I'm searching for an Epic Adventure/Fantasy novel or series to read. I loved Lord of the Rings and feel that is a great example of what I am looking for and what I mean when I say "epic."
posted by mi6op
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Recommendations for online Quark-based book layout and/or design resources? A free template for Standard Paperback format would be supremely appreciated.
posted by davebush
on Nov 18, 2005 -
From a publisher's point of view, what are the economic advantages of a "get 3 for $1.00"
book (or CD) club -- where you unload items cheap, but make buyers agree to buy at full-price later on? Is this a net loss for the seller? [more inside]
posted by johngoren
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Recommendations for some good books on Deism and Unitarian Universalism? (Random thoughts also welcome). [more inside]
posted by hobbes103
on Nov 5, 2005 -
I recently came into possession of a book called Archeology of the Florida Gulf Coast
by Gordon R. Willey with a copyright of 1949. I would like to know what it's worth. It is in good condition - not great, but good. Googling allowed me to find a reprint edition from 1973 priced at $85.00, but I can't find the value of an original 1949 copy. [more inside]
posted by wsg
on Nov 5, 2005 -
Help me find a children's book about a monster under the bed who doesn't like smelly socks. [more inside]
posted by indigo4963
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I seem to remember a book from when I was a wee lad, called "The Dark Green Tunnel", or so I believe. Any help finding it? [more inside]
posted by deadmouse
on Oct 30, 2005 -
novel or novels by Frank Herbert or his successors refers to mentats as cultivating "the naive mind"? The only place I can find it is in the Wikipedia article on mentats (endlessly cloned around the Web).
posted by rwhe
on Oct 27, 2005 -
Trying to find an old childrens' book involving a princess who finds a baby dragon. [more inside]
posted by Windigo
on Oct 25, 2005 -
I went to a first meeting of a book club tonight, and it was an utter failure. We need, at the very least, a great book with broad appeal to discuss at our next meeting. [more inside]
posted by divka
on Oct 24, 2005 -
what does "shading lines" mean in terms of sportsbooks and sports betting?
posted by specialk420
on Oct 17, 2005 -
Help me find this out-of-print book, The Ponderous Pseudonumer [ISBN 82-994200-4-0], by Dr. Allan Krill, or help me find an equivalent book. [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Oct 13, 2005 -
. Need recommendations for a good print-on-demand house for short-run softcover books. The current place we've used has gone downhill and is quoting us 4 weeks on print jobs. Unless they've improved, LightningSource is out because the interiors I saw a year ago looked like photocopies.
posted by rolypolyman
on Oct 5, 2005 -
Another book identification question...This is a childrens' picture book, grade level 2-4(?)... [more inside]
posted by Liosliath
on Sep 27, 2005 -
I'm looking for the title of a book I had as child, it contains ~ 5-7 amature science projects. The 3 I remember were a tesla coil, a repulsor coil and something to do with infrared imagining. I got it for my birthday when I was a little too young (but still read it repeatedly) and had lost track of it by the time I was ready to actually build some of the projects.
posted by 445supermag
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read in Secondary 3 (Grade 9) about a German girl who loses all of her family in the bombing of Dresden (I think), meets up a boy who is escaping from the Hitler Youth and reforms her life with relatives in a major German city... [more inside]
posted by elkerette
on Sep 21, 2005 -
Once I read a story about people who could give a disease to computers. Or possibly they could catch this disease through the keyboard. Citizens with this disease, I vaguely recall, were not allowed to use computers without rubber gloves. If you had AIDS or HIV you were protected and allowed unrestricted access to computer keyboards. Does this ring a bell for anyone? [more inside]
posted by dual_action
on Sep 14, 2005 -
I'm headed to Washington, D.C. shortly for a few weeks, to conduct interviews for my book of interviews with innovators on the Left. Got any suggestions for folks I should attempt to interview while I am there? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Sep 8, 2005 -
What is the best way to obtain an agent for a non-fiction book (a collection of unorthodox and engrossing interviews with innovators on the political Left, with many a-listers)? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Aug 17, 2005 -
I'm looking for a fantasy book I somehow forgot to finish. The main characters are a sister and brother that run away into the sewers. [more inside]
posted by meta87
on Aug 14, 2005 -
I've been asked to lay out a book for a small publisher. Aesthetically, I have a good idea of where I need to go with this. But this is my first foray into book design. What sort of application should I be using? I'd like to learn a bit about LaTex (I'm on a Mac running 10.4.1), as this seems like the most cost effective and professional route. Ultimately, I need to deliver the document in PDF format. Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated!
posted by aladfar
on Jul 1, 2005 -
I'm looking for a particularly grim (young adult?) book that was published sometime in the 70s, I believe. [more inside]
posted by sun-el
on Jun 23, 2005 -
In high school, I read a book that I remember being titled "The Island Girl." It seems like it would be easy to find this book since I have a title, unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure that's the title, and even if it were, there are approximately nine million books named "The Island Girl." [more inside]
posted by headspace
on Jun 7, 2005 -
What's the title/author of the children's book where a kid makes an airplane out of cookie dough and goes exploring? If I remember correctly, the illustrations were quite plump and billowy.
posted by pmbuko
on Jun 3, 2005 -
Looking for the author/title of a science fiction/fantasy novel read around 1985. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by jperkins
on May 24, 2005 -
I'm looking to buy a book on history to read for pleasure. My interest is mainly in American history and especially Lincoln, but I'm open to suggestions on other areas too. Does anyone have a good suggestion or two?
posted by flexxer
on May 20, 2005 -
Looking for a book title - 70's science fiction. The protagonist was a straight (from cover picture) seeming phone phreak who had an electronic avatar that he discussed everything with. The avatar was his friend and ally. He would use his avatar to destroy the credit of a bad guy and etc. It was a paperback original I think and probably came out in the mid 70's. Any ideas?
posted by ptm
on May 15, 2005 -
: I'm looking for a book I read as a kid. As I remember it was of a similar genre to Narnia books or even Harry Potter in that kind of escapist way that I find I loved to read as a kid... [more inside]
posted by mikeanegus
on May 15, 2005 -
Does anyone know of a book or resource to help someone end their relationship with family? I have a friend who's mother is a mess. She has never been a good mother and she plays guilt trips, lies, fakes illnesses, etc. My friend is not someone who should have unhealthy relationships. I usually say family is THE most important thing in life, but in this case I think she should cut ties. I want to find something that will help her get through the guilt she is feeling for wanting to sever communication.
posted by toftk
on May 8, 2005 -
Children'sLitFilter: I am looking for the title of a long ago read children's book that is sort of "Alice in Wonderland"-esque. It involves a little girl going into a fantasy world, but instead of going through the looking glass, she goes into a snow globe. [more inside]
posted by Futurehouse
on Apr 20, 2005 -
: I'm looking for a book with a sort of Lovecraftian tone, than I remember being called "The Man with the Staff of Light", except it sounded cooler than that does. It involved a traveller in the Wandering Jew
archetype whose distinguishing feature is his glowing staff, and who seems to act as a witness to the decay of all around him. [more inside]
posted by scrim
on Apr 19, 2005 -
Inspired by the recent coverage of John Paul II's death, I'm looking for a book about the early history of the Catholic church. I'm more interested in an historical analysis than a religious analysis, but obviously there might be some overlap. Any suggestions?
posted by HiddenInput
on Apr 15, 2005 -
I read a book in school when I was in 1st or 2nd grade (around 1975). [more inside]
posted by shoos
on Mar 25, 2005 -
Edward Tufte was supposed to be coming out with a new book, "Beautiful Evidence" I believed scheduled for last fall. I haven't seen anything about it; does anyone know its status?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Mar 23, 2005 -
I'm the treasurer of a small non-profit organization who has been keeping track of our group's finances in a crude, checkbook-style format. I'd like to keep the financial records in a more professional way, as if we were a small business. What's the best way for me to learn how to do this? Can anyone suggest good books or software that will help me learn this?
posted by capcuervo
on Mar 9, 2005 -
Last month, a British travel writer appeared on the Daily Show to talk up his new book (single-word title, a fishing-related verb) about his winter in the Alaskan fishery. What is the author's name, and what is the book's title?
posted by tomharpel
on Mar 7, 2005 -
I was looking at mathowie's weblog: a.wholelottanothing.org
, and he talked about the "theme" of the baby shower they just had - "bring your absolute favorite book you owned as a child". What was yours? [more inside]
posted by slactoid
on Feb 28, 2005 -