Re: Non-Instructional Golf Books
Originally Posted by WUTiger
This is a fun thread, it's nice to get some recommendations from people on books other than the usual instructional books. By the way, I have a good tip for those searching for more esoteric books, especially those out of print. Check out abebooks.com.
Abebooks.com is a consortium of bookstores worldwide, originally focused on collectible books. I first discovered the site as a recommended place to find and determine value for first editions and rare books - as an example, they have an exquisite first edition "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler for $25k if anone is interested. I've bought a number of collectible books from the site such as old first edition Hemingway, Steinbeck, etc. and every time I have found the service from the member bookstores to be outstanding and their ratings of book condition (if used) have always been better than described. Just for fun, I looked up Nicklaus' classic on golf architecture "Nicklaus by Design" and found copies ranging from $1.92 for a well-used example to $250 for an autographed first edition in fine condition.
Even if you're not looking for rare Raymond Chandler books, it's a great place to find those hard-to-find golf books and check if the prices are fair - a great resource for anyone who loves books.