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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a "newer" edition (1920's or so) of an older writing, since the writing uses language and refers to customs that seem outdated even for the early 20th century.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

How to deodorize a second-hand book?

How to deodorize a smelly second-hand book? [more inside]
posted by long haired lover from liverpool on Aug 25, 2007 - 3 answers

The Dangerous Book for Non-Boys

I've read "The Dangerous Book for Boys" and I generally love those kind of books (information about anything with guides on doing stuff). What other books are out there that are in a similar vein? I'm a 21-year-old girl but would rather not have a "girly" book.
posted by divabat on Aug 25, 2007 - 22 answers

Disaster Escapism?

I read and loved “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick. What other books should I read? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 23, 2007 - 17 answers

Earning Quotes from Quirky Comedians

How can I get B-List Celebrities to give me a quote for the back of my book? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me find a book on fictional folk, with a super secret prize!

I'm trying to recall a (likely) out-of-print book. It was released in the eighties (or perhaps very early nineties). It was largely a comedic/humorous encyclopedia of various forms of fictional characters (fairies, dwarves, elves, etc). But... with a twist [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Aug 18, 2007 - 8 answers

babyblog, babybook

How to convert a Blogger blog to a printed book? [more inside]
posted by papercake on Aug 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Please help me identify a deep-woods mystery novel.

Please help me identify a deep-woods mystery novel. [more inside]
posted by tangerine on Aug 14, 2007 - 6 answers

What's the definitive resource for freshwater aquaria?

What is the most authoritative resource for finding the ideal water conditions and general care of freshwater aquarium fish? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Aug 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Cold War chills in the warm sun

Give me the Cold War chills, please. I'm going on vacation soon and I would like to settle down on the beach with a really juicy espionage novel, preferably something about the Cold War, something suitably dense, complex, panoramic and violent. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 9, 2007 - 37 answers

Help me choose a typeface for publishing

What is a good typeface for a re-published public domain book? [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Aug 8, 2007 - 24 answers

Decent web design book for a web developer?

Decent web design book for a web developer? [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Aug 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Book signature for a messy signer?

I have a small book coming out in a few months, and will most likely be asked to sign a number of them for family, friends, complete strangers. However, my signature is a indiscernible squiggle. Should I practice a special signature for the book, or maybe buy a small embosser to use with the signature? Any examples of out of the ordinary author signatures people have are welcome. [more inside]
posted by inthe80s on Aug 8, 2007 - 20 answers

help me find an old book of science projects

Can you help me find an awesome old book of science projects. I remember many relevant details, but nothing handy like the author or title. [more inside]
posted by Good Brain on Aug 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Can I choose which Contacts in Outlook 2007 sync to my Pocket PC?

Outlook and Address Book question. Can I choose which Contacts in Outlook 2007 sync to my Pocket PC? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Aug 6, 2007 - 1 answer

Long Shot-Children's ABC book from 60s-70s?

Can anyone tell me the title (or author, ISBN #, any other info) of a children's alphabet book-probably published late-1960s or early 1970s, featuring fantastical creatures chasing other fantastical creatures? [more inside]
posted by MsElaineous on Aug 1, 2007 - 13 answers

An alien blew up my brain!

Please help me remember the name of an old scifi novel about an alien that sucks knowledge out of other people's brains, killing them. [more inside]
posted by CuJoe on Aug 1, 2007 - 2 answers

What's the Dr. Spock of home repair and renovation?

What's the Dr. Spock of home repair and renovation? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Jul 31, 2007 - 11 answers

Like Starship Troopers meets Gordon Frohman!

BookFilter: I read an odd science fiction book when I was younger, but then it got lost in a move long ago and ever since I've been wondering what it was. [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jul 30, 2007 - 12 answers

Unique ascent. How do you plan to get down?

Help me piece together my vague recollection of a rock climbing story that I read years ago. [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jul 28, 2007 - 1 answer

Intelligent page turners

Recommend some bed-time and weekend fiction or non-fiction reading that will keep me enthralled after a long day or a long week [more inside]
posted by objdoc on Jul 22, 2007 - 31 answers

Will you help me remember the title of this book?

Please help me remember the title of a particular fictional, young-adult book from the 80s or maybe 90s. [more inside]
posted by poopdbq on Jul 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me find this book!

Help me find a specific childrens book that shows illustrations of different professionals (fireman with his hose, doctor with his stethoscope, etc.) which depicts a "Salesman" in a cheesy checkered suit. [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Jul 18, 2007 - 4 answers

An English book set in blackletter?

I want to read a book set in blackletter. Not just for titles 8212; I want blackletter for the text. Unfortunately I don't read German, nor a Northern European language, and I want to really read it, not just look at it, so it has to be a book written in English or French. I'd prefer a book from the past two centuries. [more inside]
posted by Utilitaritron on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Seeking reading material before jumping into a master's in applied math...

Starting this fall, I plan on taking some preparatory undergrad coursework with the intention of eventually applying to a master's program in applied mathematics. I am seeking suggestions for reading material concerning the field of mathematics in general, both as a refresher and as insight into current focus areas and work being done. As a working engineer, my situation and background might be a bit different from most considering this route... [more inside]
posted by Bugg on Jul 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Help Me Before the Revolution Commences. . .

Bookfilter: Recommend a good book on Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism. [more inside]
posted by boubelium on Jul 10, 2007 - 6 answers

The Future of War?

Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

I want to be published.

How do you get a book published by a (semi) major publisher as a first time author? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2007 - 13 answers

Phone phreak 70s thriller?

Bookfilter: 70's thriller featuring phone phreaking? [more inside]
posted by skywhite on Jul 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Which Edward Tufte book should a scientist read?

My mom's a research scientist; I've convinced her to get an Edward Tufte book (partly because she uses Powerpoint a lot). Which one should she get?
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Desperately seeking illustrated books on our future in space from 1960s, 70s and 80s

When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans on Jul 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Trying to find a specific photo book I once saw with photos of tiny apartments

The book that got away! Trying to find a small photo book I once saw with photos of (truly) tiny apartments. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Jul 6, 2007 - 14 answers

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