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Can you recommend some Good Books for my dad?

My dad recently read The Shack and really liked it. Can you recommend other books with a spiritual leaning (not necessarily Christian) that he might also like? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Aug 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Books whose title is a specific year?

Looking for popular history books whose title is or starts with a specific year - 1776, 1491, 69 A.D., etc. A subtitle after the year is fine, but the title needs to start with a specific date. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Aug 24, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me choose a book to travel with.

I need a longish, interesting, well-written book (fiction) to read on an upcoming trip. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Aug 21, 2008 - 58 answers

Is there anything wrong with taking pictures of Library books and then posting said pictures to a blog?

Is there anything wrong with taking pictures of Library books and then posting said pictures to a blog? [more inside]
posted by inviolable on Aug 21, 2008 - 14 answers

How to fix a warped book?

I've just laid out money on a very expensive book, and to my chagrin it arrived with its pages warped and wavy from humidity (I live in a very humid city in the southeastern US), even though it was shrinkwrapped. How should I go about fixing this?
posted by Merzbau on Aug 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for a self publishing service provider who support storefront branding

Is there a self publishing service kind of like lulu.com but which lets you "brand" the storefront with your own stylesheet and logo? One that lets customer buy electronic copies as well as printed versions? One that you've had good experiences with? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Aug 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me become a Flash guru in a flash

What are your recommendations for teaching myself Adobe Flash quickly? [more inside]
posted by dosterm on Aug 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Yes, I enjoy predictably irrational long tail freakonomics.

Recommend some works similar to The Long Tail, Predictably Irrational, and Freakonomics. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Aug 20, 2008 - 25 answers

Book reviews and when not to care about them

Question about small presses and book reviews. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2008 - 16 answers

"Like the cast of a Fellini movie."

How do I meet other bookish people in New York City? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Aug 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I find English translations of European comics?

Is there any database or online fan community focused on translating European comics? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Aug 14, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I find epubs?

I'm using the Stanza app on the iPhone, and am trying to find epub files to read on it. I'm looking for any and all internet sites that offer epub format eBooks, and/or any way to use any search engine to find them. (My attempts on Google have been unsuccessful so far...) Please help! Thanks!!
posted by Misciel on Aug 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Gifts for new NYC-er and future journalist

Care package ideas for a new journalism grad student and New Yorker- [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Do bookstraps still exist?

Looking for a pre-WWII-style school bookstrap. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 14, 2008 - 5 answers


Why do novelists use "________" in place of a character's name? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I Kindle outside the U.S., or will I get burned?

Any Non-U.S. users of Amazon's Kindle (or other E-reader) out there? Can you tell me how it's working out for you? I'm trying to decide whether to splurge for my birthday, and really don't want to invest that much money in a mistake. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Recent poetry, fiction, histories re: Cork, Ireland?

Recent poetry, fiction, histories re: Cork, Ireland? The question title says it all, except maybe to clarify: not looking for authors from Cork so much as stories about or set in Cork. Even better if it's something that is likely to be on the shelves at a book store in the US. Thanks.
posted by quarterframer on Aug 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Look on my reference works, ye mighty, and despair

What proportion of books in the library will never be opened again? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Aug 7, 2008 - 29 answers

Recommend some non-white kids' books

Can you recommend some children's picture books that don't just feature white faces? [more inside]
posted by featherboa on Aug 7, 2008 - 39 answers

Help me find an educational reward/prize for our reading contest

In the spirit of our local library's summer reading program, we've done a similar program of our own (since our children flew through the initial 1000 minutes of the library program). Help me find an appropriate educational-yet-awesome reward to give them for completing our contest! [more inside]
posted by AaronRaphael on Aug 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking

Looking for an engaging, well-written book that explains scientific thinking [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Aug 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Works About The Relationship Between Fathers and Sons?

I'm the first-time father of a one-year old boy. Having recently finished "The Road" and "The Prince of Frogtown" and enjoyed the movie "The Kite Runner", I'm looking for suggestions of other books (or movies or songs) that are about the relationship between fathers and sons. [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Aug 4, 2008 - 32 answers

Am I overloading my IVAR shelving?

How many books can an IVAR bookshelf unit from IKEA hold? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Novels for a Murakami and Mieville fan?

NovelFilter: Hive mind, I have come to the shocking realization that my to-read queue is empty. I really enjoy the surreal side of Murakami (Hard-Boiled Wonderland, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, etc.), and I've recently been remembering the absolutely wonderful creations in Perdido Street Station. Help me find new novels that will send my mind to weird and fantastic places! [more inside]
posted by DoubleMark on Aug 2, 2008 - 46 answers

Books similar to Into the Wild?

I am looking for books similar to Krakauer's "Into the Wild." I used to prefer fiction, but after reading this book, I am craving some non-fiction similar to this book in a few particular ways... [more inside]
posted by TSGlenn on Aug 2, 2008 - 50 answers

Beyond 'Little House on the Prairie'

My mom really enjoys books about the Old West (nonfiction only). I'd like to get her an addition to her collection for her birthday, but I have no experience in this particular genre. Can anyone out there pass on some suggestions? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Aug 1, 2008 - 22 answers

Books that blend Psychology, the human mind, and Artificial Intelligence theory?

Books that blend Psychology, the human mind, and Artificial Intelligence theory? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Aug 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Medical Device Industry Primer?

I'm about to begin work at a medical device company (as a paralegal) and would like an introductory book on the subject. I've scoured Amazon, but haven't found anything that's a general overview, with chapters on history, business climate, FDA and regulatory issues, litigation -- just a smattering of everything, with perhaps emphasis on legal / regulatory. Most books are more specialized. Or are there websites or white papers along these lines? Recommendations, please!
posted by nancoix on Aug 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Please halp me grok

[spoilers within] Please help me understand the ending of Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. [more inside]
posted by drgonzo on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Help ID this nonreligious Jesus book

Play more name-that-book! Young Jesus adjusting to role as Messiah. [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Jul 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Book recommendations for 25 year old woman?

Can anyone recommend some great books that a 25 year old woman would relate to? [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Jul 27, 2008 - 20 answers

The books you would take to a deserted island

I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Jul 25, 2008 - 49 answers

Thirty-three and a third books.

Which are the best books in Continuum's Thirty-Three and a Third series? I just read Daydream Nation and ended up frustrated and and a bit disappointed. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jul 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Stories about WWI/WWII home fronts

Please recommend me some great books about the home front during WWI or WWII. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jul 21, 2008 - 26 answers

Suggestions of memoirs as gifts for my wife

Seeking recommendations for memoirs published in the past two years. [more inside]
posted by mojohand on Jul 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Robot-themed sci fi recommendations?

What are some good sci fi novels/short stories that focus on robots? Difficulty: no Asimov. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jul 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me find an old fantasy book?

I'm desperately trying to remember a fantasy book I read back in the 1980's or early 1990's. This may actually have been part of a series of two or three books. [more inside]
posted by brindel on Jul 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Got an (particular) old textbook there?

I need to know the table of contents for the 2nd edition of Eysenck and Keane's Cognitive Psychology: A Student's Handbook, published in 1990, ISBN# 0863771548 [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Jul 18, 2008 - 4 answers

I love books, but there are so many out there

How do you decide whether a book is worth reading? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 18, 2008 - 39 answers

Vacation Reading Recommendations?

Can you all help me with some summer vacation reading recommendations? I trust your tastes implicitly. Helpful guidelines inside. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Jul 17, 2008 - 25 answers

Can I get the publishing rights to my grandfather's book?

My grandfather wrote a successful buck in the early '40s. He passed away about ten years ago, and just recently I've gotten the urge to see if it would be possible to release the book to Project Gutenberg and also maybe do a Librivox recording. How does one go about finding out about who owns copyrights in this kind of situation?
posted by TheManChild2000 on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for books about history of technologies

Looking for good books on the history of technologies. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Jul 16, 2008 - 17 answers

Meg Tilly makes it hard to google for...

Kids' book filter: Two sisters, possibly twins, one a brunette named Natalie but known as Tilly, English, involves going to stay in the country and horses, most likely published in the early-mid 80s (when I read it), possibly a trilogy or a series. Any help with the title or author would much appreciated!
posted by goo on Jul 14, 2008 - 6 answers

What religion is Nadir Khan?

In Salmon Rushdie's Midnight's Children, is the character of Nadir Khan a muslim or a hindu?
posted by MrMerlot on Jul 13, 2008 - 4 answers

What's a good gift for a first-time author?

My friend has her first novel coming out soon, and I want to get her a neat present to celebrate her major-publisher, first-time author status. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Jul 10, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I get a book repair business started?

I'm thinking of starting up a home-based business doing repair and cosmetic work on old/damaged books and other artefacts. How do I get started? General knowledge about the logistics of starting a small, home-based business are also welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Bathroom entertainment

Recommend me some books for when I'm on the can. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jul 9, 2008 - 49 answers

Help me with a horror novel title.

What's-the-title-of-this-book-Filter: I read a review of this novel but can't remember the title or the author. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst

Can anyone help me find any books, serious or not, on surviving a global catastrophe (of any kind), and/or any books with a central theme of love and hope (as a sort of guide to living happily while dealing with an extreme anxiety over the future of the planet and humanity)? [more inside]
posted by anoirmarie on Jul 7, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me find a short story from HS English class.

Looking for a short story I read in high school English ages ago. Rough story line: Guy dies. Slowly over time pieces of evidence that he ever lived disappear from the world... [more inside]
posted by takenRoad on Jul 4, 2008 - 6 answers

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