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How do I make a really big book?

I want to take a children's book and make a really big copy of it. What's the best way? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Dec 3, 2007 - 14 answers

Good books for bad girls?

Can someone give me a book recommendation for a 12 year old girl? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Dec 1, 2007 - 47 answers

Ook. Ook Ook Ook.

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!
posted by misha on Nov 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Much historical value to an old Guam WW2 Navy flight logbook?

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]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Nov 29, 2007 - 8 answers

What book writing software exists for Max OSX?

What book writing software exists for Max OSX? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Nov 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Help with ideas for a book?

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?
posted by adfeb on Nov 27, 2007 - 18 answers

Fiction book(s) on Mexico or Mexican History to read with my grandma

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]
posted by barnone on Nov 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Custom stamp or embosser for a budding book collector?

Book lovers: Do I give a stamp or an embosser to a budding book collector? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Nov 26, 2007 - 20 answers

Did I imagine the death ray?

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]
posted by Caviar on Nov 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me help a friend cut lots of precise tiny holes

Artbook publishing help needed! Difficulty: crazy cutouts. Help me help an artistic friend save his work from admirers. [very] extended explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Nov 21, 2007 - 14 answers

What is the name of this book of surreal photographers work?

What is the name of this book? A couple of pages for each photographer, all with a generally surreal feel to them. I'm sure it is called something like Photographing The Photographers but I cannot for the life of me remember the exact title to find this book. [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Nov 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Books about evolution?

What is a good book about modern evolutionary theories? [more inside]
posted by solistrato on Nov 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Translating a book

How do I go about translating a book? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Nov 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Is Lonely Planet my best bet?

What is the best UK travel guide to give to an American student spending the semester there in the spring? She'll be in Gloucestershire, with short trips to London and around the Continent depending on time and budget.
posted by kyleg on Nov 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Submitting a new book and ISBN

What websites and databases might an author submit their new book and ISBN number (other than google)?
posted by PoopyDoop on Nov 8, 2007 - 3 answers

I've lost the Easter Bunny

Bookfilter: my family had a book when all us kids were younger. It was an Easter book that told the story of all the different Easter bunnies delivering eggs, and how one bunny delivered one to a young boy sick in bed. Where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Nov 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Help an atheist make a reading list.

Help me find some good atheist reading materials for my birthday. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Nov 6, 2007 - 31 answers

How much does the spine of a book cover affect sales?

How much does the spine of a book cover affect sales? My partner has just had a book published, but the publishers put an earlier draft cover design on by mistake. The main difference is on the spine, where the title is slightly wrong and the text placement is different making the title unreadable by anyone browsing the shelves. [more inside]
posted by quarsan on Oct 30, 2007 - 31 answers

They sell books where?

Why do book advertisements say "available wherever books are sold"? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Oct 30, 2007 - 14 answers

BookFilter: Hackers, driving Blazers, in Colorado!

BookFilter: Tom Clancy novel from ~10 years ago ... Help me remember the name! [more inside]
posted by enobeet on Oct 29, 2007 - 10 answers

Is the Wasp Factory as bad as it seems?

Does the book "The Wasp Factory" get any better or less upsetting as it goes? (Minor spoilers only, please.) [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 29, 2007 - 35 answers

Architecture book for a wonderful grandpa.

Giftfilter: I am looking for a book for my grandfather, a retired architect, as a thank you gift for building me a desk. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Oct 28, 2007 - 10 answers

NYC Cheap Old Graphic Instructional Books

Where to find retro science/school books on the cheap in NYC and Brooklyn? Think martin denny, for your fase. [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Oct 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Type On A Spine

When books are placed on a shelf, why do some books have their spine title and author type reading downward, and others have upward-reading type? [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Oct 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Trying to find the name of an Easter Bunny themed kid's book.

I'm hunting down an Easter themed children's book for a friend... [more inside]
posted by tomble on Oct 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Book Marketing and Social Networks

What are some clever web 2.0 / social networking tools to use to market a book to college aged kids in America these days? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me find suspense/horror books whose characters don't suck!

I just finished reading Scott Smith's "The Ruins" and loved it. I want to read more books like this (and his original "The Simple Plan"). Basically, I want all the suspense and horror, but the people have to seem real to me. I don't have to like them, I just want to know what they are thinking/feeling/fearing so that they aren't just numbers on some gorefest scoreboard. Bonus points if the author is semi-prolific, so I have choices for further reading. Help me, hive mind!
posted by misha on Oct 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me find my childhood science book

Anyone remember a great kids science book from the late 70's to the mid 80's? [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Oct 19, 2007 - 5 answers

book suggestion for 16 year old female

Suggest a book for a female turning 16 with attention whore syndrome. [more inside]
posted by h2 on Oct 9, 2007 - 22 answers

Social Entreprenuership in Print

What are some good books and magazines related to social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and the Fourth Sector? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me OCLC, you're my only hope...ckhhsssht

How to find the "internet resource" part of a Worldcat listing? [more inside]
posted by sociolibrarian on Oct 9, 2007 - 9 answers

How to plan a trip for a game demo?

I'm the co-creator of a new party game and my co-creators and I are stationed out of Madison. We've been invited to demo the game by an enthusiastic game store owner a few towns away, and so we've been wondering whether it makes sense to arrange a tour of the area metropolises (Minneapolis, Milwaukee, maybe Chicago). We're ramping up to the Christmas shopping season, and the game is going to start appearing at Barnes & Nobles soon, so on the one hand it seems like if we arrange something in advance with a store and simply show up there on the scheduled weekend, there's going to be a crowd, and we can try to attract shoppers' attention. But we can also perceive such a tour where we've planned it terribly, there's no store traffic and we've squandered our time and money. So: How to plan such a trip? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Oct 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Nerd Oprah book club

I need books for a sci-fi discussion group [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Oct 9, 2007 - 49 answers

help me plan the ultimate 'me' office/work space!

Constructing a floor to ceiling desk/bookcase/close/organizer thing, but I don't have a good idea and need some help. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Dear Internets: I forgot the name of this book

I'm looking for a book: read this at least 13 years ago. (in paperback) A teenage boy and girl are making their way through a postapocalyptic America. It was a trilogy, I believe, and I only recall reading two books in the series. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Oct 3, 2007 - 36 answers

When was this book written?

I recently bought a paperback book from an antique shop. The book's called The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained, and it was written by Henry J. Wehman, published by Wehman Bros. But there's no copyright date! Anywhere! In any form! The cover looks like it's a "newer" edition (1920's or so) of an older writing, since the writing uses language and refers to customs that seem outdated even for the early 20th century. There are details such as proper flirting with your parasol, the inappropriateness of women's rights meetings, marrying outside of your social class, calling your husband "Mister" instead of his first name, etc. The word "hugging" (not the act itself) is even called a vulgarity. So, it's old. But how old? How can I find out when this was actually written? Google turns up nada. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Oct 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Well-written memoirs and autobiographies

What are your favorite autobiographies? For the purposes of this discussion, I'm including "autobiographies" that were written collaboratively (like Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X) or that were straight up written by someone else (like Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas). The point is, the book is written from the point of view of the subject and it's (ostensibly at least) non-fiction. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 30, 2007 - 57 answers

Recalling the horrors of my youth.

Help Me Remember This Book! version 100457: I have a visual memory of a picture book that I came across in elementary school (mid 90s) which featured a distinct sketchy, inked, scribbly style of illustration to accompany some really gruesome, horrifying stories. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Book Recommendations For Leadership/Problem-Solving?

I need some good books or other learning material about how to effectively lead people, and more importantly, solve disputes. Read anything that would help me? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Sep 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Books with bumbling wizards?

Recommendations for books with bumbling wizards? [more inside]
posted by killjoy on Sep 18, 2007 - 32 answers

Where can I find old guides on how to talk to your kids about sex?

Where can I find 1950s and 1960s guides on how to talk to your kids about sex? I know they're out there, but library searches and amazon searches are only turning up newer books.
posted by bflora on Sep 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Book Club Bleg

Help me choose some books to nominate for book club. No, no, no, this one's a tad more complicated. :) [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Sep 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me remember a young-adult alternate future novel from 1990-ish!

Another "What book was it?!" question. Inside: Alternate futures, "gargoyles", skyscrapers and a reversion to feudal living. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 13, 2007 - 22 answers

Looking for a book set in the Wild East

I have this book craving but I really don't know where to start, I just know what I want: urban, cold and miserable - and its set in Russia ( or some Eastern European State ). [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Sep 13, 2007 - 33 answers

What should we read to be entertained and enlightened?

Please help this slacker choose a startlingly good book group book TODAY. [more inside]
posted by thoughtless on Sep 12, 2007 - 38 answers

Should I sell my signed Harry Potter book?

Should I sell my signed copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? I'm proud of it, but not attatched...yet. [more inside]
posted by jonty on Sep 11, 2007 - 42 answers

Looking for a solid weightlifting exercise reference book

Looking for a Muscle and Fitness exercise reference notebook-type of book, which is proving way more difficult to find than I'd imagined. [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Sep 10, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the name of this children's book?

I'm trying to remember the name of a children's book I read when I was younger. I think it was about a guy who had his own names for everything (including fire), then one day his house caught fire and his daughter (or servant?) couldn't tell him, because she couldn't remember the word. [more inside]
posted by mrnutty on Sep 6, 2007 - 7 answers

No green eggs or ham! I just want the book!

Absolutely beautiful baby book. I remember little as I only saw it briefly but one page had a grid of colour swatches all about the size of my pinky nail and was titled (words to the effect of) - My eyes were this colour when I was first born. It was pretty special... Anybody know what I'm talking about?? It's burned into my brain and I have nowhere to begin! o_O :)
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Aug 27, 2007 - 2 answers

Why does Address Book pop in unexpectedly?

Addressbook seems to be launching for no reason- Virus? [more inside]
posted by bkeene12 on Aug 25, 2007 - 2 answers

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