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Generic books (titled as such)

Did the Generic Food people put out Generic Books? [more inside]
posted by suki on Jun 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Some nice tennis reading.

What are some good books about tennis? [more inside]
posted by boubelium on Jun 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Help identify this horror story mentioned in "The Secret History"

I've just finished reading Donna Tartt's The Secret History. At one point Tartt references a supposedly famous horror story, but I don't understand the reference! Can anyone identify it? [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Maintenance for Dummies

What books can I get to not be a "dummy" when it comes to my new job? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ForeverDcember on May 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Why wouldn't this book be published in the US first?

Why isn't the sequel to The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters out in America yet when it's already published in the UK? The UK published the first book after America did, so why would the UK publish the sequel first now? Is it even going to be published in the US? Help me, booksellers and those knowledgeable in publishing! [more inside]
posted by Locative on May 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Children's Book Filter - What was this book?

Children's Book Filter: Help me find a book from when I was a kid. Of course, only limited details remembered... [more inside]
posted by finitejest on May 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Ecotopian fiction with some political awareness?

Book recommendations: ecotopian fiction? (Something to read after The Fifth Sacred Thing)? [more inside]
posted by salvia on May 26, 2008 - 16 answers

How can I best learn the French language, grammar, and pronunciation?

How can I best learn the French language, grammar, and pronunciation? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on May 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for fiction about horrifying and unusual circumstances like Geek Love or The Tattoo Artist.

Book recommendation time! Since you guys did so well the last time I looked for books, I thought I'd kick another random search at you. Looking for fiction about horrifying and unusual circumstances, like in Geek Love or The Tattoo Artist. More inside. [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on May 26, 2008 - 32 answers

Good Historic books

I'm interested in reading more fun books, written in 1945 or earlier, which clearly set themselves in the time and place that they were written. Examples include Anne of Green Gables, Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers, Pride & Prejudice, and China to Me. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on May 24, 2008 - 39 answers

Decadent literature recommendations

Starting a book club for literature of the decadent movement. Starting with Against Nature. What next? What else?
posted by Astro Zombie on May 23, 2008 - 12 answers

The Man Who Fell To Earth Post-Nixon

Walter Tevis's classic sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell To Earth was published in 1963. Does anyone know how and why, then, the current edition came to contain a reference to the 1972 Watergate scandal? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on May 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Simple French-language booklets for Kenyan French teacher of elementary students?

On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 23, 2008 - 3 answers

I'm totally ignorant about comic books

I'm totally ignorant about comic books. [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on May 22, 2008 - 22 answers

What's a really good book on Ruby.

If my favourite reference on C++ is The C++ Programming Language by Stroustrup, what would be my favourite book on Ruby. (And my favourite book on Python.) [more inside]
posted by chunking express on May 21, 2008 - 17 answers

What books do you recommend for babies and toddlers?

What are your recommendations for good baby and toddler books in English? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Is there a name for this style of art?

Is there a name for Satoshi Kitamura's art style in Creepy Crawly Song Book? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on May 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Using My Right Brain

How can I improve my art awareness (i.e paintings, sculpture, crafts, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 13, 2008 - 25 answers

Ich brauche Bücher!

What are some good books in German for a moderately advanced student of the language? [more inside]
posted by pwicks on May 13, 2008 - 17 answers

Novels, by Jodi Picoult but not.

My mother likes Jodi Picoult novels. I don't know much about the author but I am looking for similar novels. What novels should I be looking for?
posted by 517 on May 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Which books are most representative of each city?

What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 6, 2008 - 16 answers

Know any good San Francisco history books?

I'd like a few book recommendations to learn about the early history of my fine city. [more inside]
posted by squishy on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

I can has buckle swashed too?

I love history, and I love adventure. What real-life historical adventurers were awesome, and have books written about them worth reading? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on May 5, 2008 - 40 answers

Books are Heavy!

What's the easiest way for a person to move a bunch of books by herself? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on May 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Tales of the (Asian) City?

Reading yesterday’s Tales of the City post, I got to wondering: are there any books set in Southeast Asian locations that “sell” their settings the way Tales of the City does for San Francisco, or The Number One Ladies Detective Agency does for Botswana? [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on May 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Websites for individual book promo

Help me find websites that are devoted to promoting an individual book. [more inside]
posted by thedanimal on May 4, 2008 - 18 answers

Readin' the books. All the time.

I am a reading fiend! I spend a good portion of my paycheck at bookstores and a good portion of my time at the library but I still want more. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on May 2, 2008 - 16 answers

What's the best way to get rid of old, outdated tech / web books?

What's the best way to get rid of old, outdated tech / web books? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Apr 30, 2008 - 20 answers

What. to. do.

How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
posted by brynna on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

But HOW do I do it myself?

What's the best home-repair / fixit manual for someone with little-to-no experience in such matters? Also, web sites and / or blogs in the same vein? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

Point me to some books and/or websites that give advice or recount experiences of dealing with awkward situations that most sources usually avoid.

Point me to some books and/or websites that give advice or recount experiences of dealing with awkward situations that most sources usually avoid. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Apr 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Bandwagon Jumper R' Me

What epic fantasy/sci-fi series (think Wheel of Time, Song of Ice and Fire) are only just starting out? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Apr 21, 2008 - 15 answers

Romantic books that aren't necessarily romance or chick lit?

Recommend to me books with romantic relationships (not necessarily romance or chick lit) that I can sigh happily, wistfully over? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Apr 21, 2008 - 59 answers

Atheism as taboo in fiction?

Book-filter: Nabokov commented on Lolita that there were only three taboos in American publishing: incest, interracial marriage and "the total atheist who lives a happy and useful life, and dies in his sleep at the age of 106." Did Nabokov(or anyone else for that matter), ever write a notable book about this latter taboo?
posted by archae on Apr 20, 2008 - 10 answers

What books should I read if I want to be successful?

What books should I read if I want to be successful? [more inside]
posted by wireless on Apr 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Books similar to Peake/Gormenghast?

My fiance loves Mervyn Peake. Can you suggest some other authors/books that are similar in style to Gormenghast? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Apr 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Filmmaker training, online?

Suggest online or DVD resources for a new filmmaker to learn about lenses, film formats, shot composition, camera moves, dialogue staging, and other aspects of cinematography & directing? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Where are the used book stores in Houston?

Where are the good used book stores in Houston? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Apr 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Graphic Designer, travelling to San Francisco and I'd like to find somewhere that sells...

Graphic Designer, travelling to San Francisco and I'd like to find somewhere that sells... [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 17, 2008 - 3 answers

One-stop Book Repair Shop

I'm trying to cover all my bases for my budding book repair business. I'm sure in the process people will be asking me to appraise their books. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Apr 16, 2008 - 4 answers

I at least know what kerning is...

Can someone recommend some great web typography books? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Apr 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Books about Canadian history.

I'm interested in learning more about Canadian history, and two things I'd like to start with (because I learned damn near NOTHING about them in school) are the Acadians and the Great Explusion, and the October Crisis and the FLQ. Can anyone recommend some books?
posted by Imperfect on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Donkey Hoatie?

Is there a Definitive English translation of Don Quixote? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Apr 14, 2008 - 13 answers

What materials should I use for labelling the spines of my books?

What materials should I use for labelling the spines of my books? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Apr 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Freud and Jung Book Recommendations

I'd like to start reading Freud and Jung. Any recommendations for books? [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Apr 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Yellow page color

In the 60's (I think) and 70's paperback books used to come with the outside edges of the pages sometimes colored yellow. This doesn't seem like it is done anymore. Why is that? Why was it done in the first place?
posted by josher71 on Apr 10, 2008 - 23 answers

I can get the book, now I want the bank.

I have been asked to put together a package to find publishing companies to sponsor some work of a non-profit - also called corporate underwriting. It's not publicists I want, I think I need marketing departments. I have a few questions on how to do this... [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 9, 2008 - 1 answer

How does light damage old books?

How does visible light damage ancient documents? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Apr 8, 2008 - 8 answers

What is the name of this Cinderella story?

What book is this? [more inside]
posted by rosethorn on Apr 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Where are my fictional Brother Justins?

Book-Filter: I'm fascinated by very bad priests in fiction. Help me find some more. [more inside]
posted by Weighted Companion Cube on Apr 5, 2008 - 30 answers

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