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Build an astro library

A longtime collector shares his secrets for choosing and finding the best astronomy books.
Originally published in the December 2003 Astronomy
For a hobby populated largely by gear-heads, it might be surprising that one of the most popular accessories in amateur astronomy is low-tech: books. In every recent survey, Astronomy subscribers listed reading second only to observing as their leisure activity of choice. Sky-gazers purchase lots of books.

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