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Frequently Asked Questions about books.

This FAQ about books was compiled and written by Evelyn C. Leeper eleeper@jaguar.stc.lucent.com with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Where can I find book X by author Y?
The United States's most complete bookstore is the combination of BOOKS ...
-02 What are the (good) bookstores in city X?
Check out the following listings of bookstores....
-03 What is "Books In Print"?
Just about every public library and every bookstore in the country has,...
-04 Is "Books in Print" available on the Internet?
-05 What is the answer to the Lewis Carroll riddle, "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"
According to Martin Gardner, Carroll had no answer in mind which he ...
-06 What Sherlock Holmes novels (stories) are there besides the ones by Arthur Conan Doyle?
See accompanying posting of non-canonical Sherlock Holmes works. ...
-07 What is Project Gutenberg?
Project Gutenberg is planned as a storage- and clearing-...
-08 Who wrote the horror story "The Monkey's Paw"?
William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943), an English writer of sketches ...
-09 Where can I find books on audio tape?
Duane Morse (duane@anasaz) suggests several sources (much of this ...
-10 What English-language authors learned English as a second language?
AUTHOR | FIRST ...
-11 What books or plays have been written about scientists?
(Given that science fiction would expand this list beyond the disk ...
-12 Is there really an S. Morgenstern, listed as the author of "ThePrincess Bride" and "The Silent Gondoliers"? And what is the reunionscene?
No, it's really William Goldman. When you write for the reunion scene, ...
-13 Does anyone have a list of female mystery writers?
Adamson,
-14 What is the difference between the male and female editions of DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS by Milorad Pavic?
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-15 What is the short story by Jorge Luis Borges in which a Chinese taxonomy is discussed?
The Analytical Language of John Wilkins, in OTHER INQUISITIONS (...
-16 Where do ISBNs come from?
Each country has an issuing agency that assigns numbers to publishers, ...
-17 What are the "Penguin 60s"? Does anyone have a full list?
Briefly, they are a set of 60 small books in celebration of Penguin'...
-18 What is "Kirkus Reviews"?
KIRKUS REVIEWS is a review mostly read by librarians and booksellers....
-19 Who wrote THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT TO THE MUSHROOM PLANET?
Eleanor Cameron wrote it. There were four sequels: ...
-20 Which is the best translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY?
There is no consensus. Robert Pinsky seems to get the ...
-21 Copyright Notice (rec.arts.books)
Information contained in this FAQ is compiled from many sources. ...









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