What's the name of the history book about the 27 year period at in antiquity where a unknown merauding group attempted to destroy cities and many nascent civilizations? [more inside]
Help me identify a book about honesty [more inside]
What connotations does 'limited run' regarding a book have? [more inside]
I am in Tokyo as we speak, on business for two more days. I am in the Kayobacho district, one metro stop away from Ginza... though Saturday will see me taking an early train to Kamakura. I am looking for two things: an amazing toy store and an amazing bookstore. Suggestions?
Help me find humorous books for kids that will interest them in learning some spanish, ala. Skippyjon Jones. [more inside]
Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
I'm writing a book that is heavily self-referential. How can I place markers in some other part of the document (ex: "For more information, refer to "Foo" on page "Bar") throughout the entire document and have that page Bar change as the information anchor moves around? I'm using Google Docs, but I'm willing to switch software if need be. Solution needs to be compatible with OSX.
Are there sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB for books?
I was told of a book of Daemon's, where the protagonist is a C coder who gets transported to a magical world where his code can do magic. [more inside]
I'm looking for a series of hardback science fiction anthologies I dimly remember from childhood (sometime in the mid 80s). I think it had a one word title with a number, and the series went up to at least number five. I remember two stories in particular... [more inside]
Is O'Reilly's Safari bookshelf a good substitute for printed computer books? As the walls of shelves in my office close around me, I need to either get rid of a lot of my old books, or stop buying new ones. I like to print things and annotate them, and it looks like O'Reilly doesn't let one print much without additional charges.
I'm trying to find the name of a book I read several years ago. The book told the life story of a young gay man who might have been British. Further, possibly only half-correct, details inside. [more inside]
Looking for books that talk about aspects of society or culture in new and interesting ways. [more inside]
Another etymology question : what's the origin of the term `book' meaning `to go'. For example `Let's book on outta here", or "I'm gonna book down to the 7-11". [more inside]
Does anyone know of a site that can provide me with SparkNotes-like information on the novel: The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham? If not then perhaps one of you MetaFilter members will be willing to share some information on the book :] Much thanks!
What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
I designed a book for a (first time) publisher in Germany. He is looking for a (anarchist/indie/punk) book distributor in the US...or any advice around that. Can anybody help? [more inside]
Help me identify this UK children's book about a sea monster kept in a house! It's not The Water Horse! [more inside]
Got any great books about luck? [more inside]
Help me identify this young adult book about time travel of a sort. [more inside]
Childrens' book filter: I'm looking for a story about a mole, in which he tries to escape from a digging machine. [more inside]
Is there such a book as "The London Times Historical Atlas"? Google and Amazon are clueless. [more inside]
A chilli rabbit recipe from a 'Hemphills Herbs and Spices' book. [more inside]
My parents have been reading a lot of pretty pessimistic, doomsday books about the US, world, etc. I'd like to get them a book that has a more optimistic outlook, without being naive. Any suggestions, oh hive mind? I'm not too picky about topics, but I'd prefer broader rather than narrower.
Korean Book Gift Filter: What Korean books (meaning books written in Hangul) should I get for my parents? [more inside]
I'm looking for novels that are pageturners (genres preferred: science fiction/fantasy, magic realism, mystery/suspense/thriller) but also have psychologically acute character development. Any recs?
Books about anthropology, psychology, sociology, modern rituals...I think. Can you point me in the right direction? [more inside]
Do you know of any books or blogs that are compendia of blind dates? [more inside]
Could you publish a book out of Yahoo Answers / Groups etc. and make it successful? I think it would be wicked to give one of those sites or the Green a good editorial scrub and create a tome filled with great nuggets of fact, reality, belief, and opinion. How would you structure the business? [more inside]
Whats the wonderfully illustrated childrens storybook about a little yellow three eyed/eared alien rabbit who has lost his/her parents on Earth? [more inside]
For a Friend: Recommend a book that will list all the movies my mother would have seen back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s if she'd had the time. [more inside]
Looking for the name of a book I read as a youngster. [more inside]
In middle school I read a story about time-travel. Can you help me identify it based on these inaccurate and erratic details? [more inside]
What are some good books focusing on dental anthropology and evolution? [more inside]
[BookFilter] Help me find the name/author of this short story. The story is about a president and his ministers. When a minister commits a mistake he gets his head chopped off. The sign one has commited a (fatal) mistake is because the president sends you a box for your head. Depending on the status and importance of the minister is the magnificence of the boxes. [more inside]
Help me find a specific type of time travel novel. [more inside]
Recommendations for great factual books. I'm looking for a Political / Cultural / Recent History book that's intelligently written, suprising, complex in terms of its subject matter and about something or someone everyone has heard of. Polemics about the world / religion / culture also good, but they can't be too populist. I also want to buy it at amazon.co.uk and it should have been published in the last year or so. Any ideas?
A good friend of ours is searching desperately for an out-of-print child-rearing book that has, apparently, become a hot commodity... [more inside]
Where is this idea from? "You can be a connoisseur of anything, even driveway gravel" I have this paraphrased idea in my mind that I swear I read somewhere. However, I can't seem to remember its source. [more inside]
I want to take a children's book and make a really big copy of it. What's the best way? [more inside]
Can someone give me a book recommendation for a 12 year old girl? [more inside]
I want a set of Discworld bookends for my Terry Pratchett collection. I'm particularly interested in Death, as I already have a gift set with the Librarian and Rincewind. I'm having trouble even finding the bookends online, and shipping directly from the UK would be pretty expensive, as they're heavy (naturally) and I'm in Florida. Where to look? How to get the best deal? Any help from the hive mind would be greatly appreciated!
My grandfather recently showed us an old handwritten flight logbook from when he served in Guam in WW2 with the Navy. Would scanning this serve any interest to someone? Might it be considered classified info? [more inside]
What book writing software exists for Max OSX? [more inside]
My grandmother used to write me a few handwritten notes each day ranging from a few words to a couple of pages. At age 11 I started saving them. I have thousands of notes saved, about 20 years worth. She was a real crazy woman and some of the notes are hilarious. I want to somehow incorporate them into a book. Any ideas on how to go about doing that?
What is your favorite book or DVD series about Mexico? Particularly historical fiction or contemporary fiction. Preferably in English, but if you have a great recommendation in Spanish, I'd take that too! My grandmother thanks you! [more inside]
Book lovers: Do I give a stamp or an embosser to a budding book collector? [more inside]
What's this book from my childhood (early 80s)? I believe it came from one of the book clubs (Arrow?), it was a Young Adult book about a boy who is friends with a scientist/inventor who has invented a death ray which he then has some opportunity to use... [more inside]
Artbook publishing help needed! Difficulty: crazy cutouts. Help me help an artistic friend save his work from admirers. [very] extended explanation follows. [more inside]