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BookStore Great Books at Great Prices!

Did you know that there have been about a gazillion books written about Chess?  Amazon.com has tons of them, with most at great discounts!
I have done a little leg-work for you, looking-up most of the Chess Books you'll find at Amazon.com, and arranging them into categories that will help you find what you are looking for a little quicker.  Or, if you want to look for non-chess-related books, you can use the Search utility to the right.

You won't believe some of the prices on these books.  Many of them are under $10!


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I found that there are reviews of many of the books at various sites around the internet.  If you go to one of the major seach engines (I like Yahoo.com), and search for the full title of the book, you will usually find web pages containing more information about the book.

The first category listed is the "Highly Recommended" category.  These are the best books from all of the other categories.  At Amazon.com they allow people to submit reviews of the books.  When a book has multiple positive reviews I'll mark it as Highly Recommended.  Each book is also in it's respective category as well.

This picture indicates that the book is "Highly Recommended" This picture indicates that the book is "Highly Recommended"


Index of Categories

Highly Recommended
Advanced
Audio/Video
Beginners
Chess for Kids
Computers and Chess
Correspondence Chess
Masters of Chess
Other
Puzzles
Stories/Novels/Texts
Strategy - Defense
Strategy - End Play
Strategy - General
Strategy - Middle Play
Strategy - Offense
Strategy - Openings
Test/Rate Yourself

Highly Recommended
Basic Chess Endings Best Lessons of a Chess Coach (McKay Chess Library) Chess : 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games
How to Reassess Your Chess : The Complete Chess-Mastery Course Improve Your Chess Now (Cadogan Chess Books) Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess : Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion (Fireside Chess Library)
LA Tabla De Flandes/the Chess Master My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937 (Alexander Alekhine) My System. (Aron Nimzovich)
One Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations Pawn Power in Chess Play Winning Chess : An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from the Usa's #1 Ranked Chess Player (Yasser Seirawan)
Searching for Bobby Fischer : The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess Simple Checkmates Square One : The Best Chess Drill Book for Beginners of All Ages (Fireside Chess Library)
The Chess Encyclopedia The Complete Najforf The Flanders Panel
The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings The Luneburg Variation The Mammoth Book of Chess
The Oxford Companion to Chess The Oxford Companion to Chess (paperback) The Sorcerer's Apprentice : 40 Recommendations for the Novice, 40 Combinations With Explanations, 50 Games With Comments, 60 Games With Diagrams
U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess (McKay Chess Library) Winning Chess Tactics (Yasser Seirawan)    
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Advanced
Advanced Chess Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
Cjs Purdy : The Search for Chess Perfection (Purdy Series) Genius in Chess Grandmaster Chess (Cadogan Chess)
H.O.T. Chess Improve Your Chess Now (Cadogan Chess Books) Judgment and Planning in Chess
Modern Chess Strategy Modern Ideas in Chess Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played : 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy
New Ideas in Chess Planning Play Winning Chess : An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from the Usa's #1 Ranked Chess Player (Yasser Seirawan)
Secrets of Grandmaster Chess Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Vol 1: Beyond the Basics Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Vol 2: Fundamentals of the Game
Sharpen Your Tactics Strategical Themes Surprise in Chess
Symmetrical English : 1...C5 : Tournament Level The Game of Chess The Inner Game of Chess : How to Calculate and Win (McKay Chess Library)
The King in Jeopardy (Alburt, Lev. Comprehensive Chess Course Series,) Weapons of Chess : An Omnibus of Chess Strategy Win at Chess : A Comprehensive Guide to Winning Chess for the Intermediate Player
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Audio/Video
Buddy Guy : Complete Chess Chess Kids    
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Beginners
Beginner's Chess Course Beginner's Guide to Playing Chess Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
Beginning Chess (Fireside Chess Library) Chess Basics Chess Tactics for Beginners
Chess Training (Cadogan Chess) Comprehensive Chess Course : Learn Chess in 12 Lessons Easy Guide to Chess (Cadogan Chess)
First Steps in Chess Learn Chess : A Complete Course (Cadagon Chess) Learn Chess in a Weekend (Learn in a Weekend Series)
Paper Sculpture Chess Set : The Learn to Play Chess Book Simple Checkmates Start Playing Chess
The Amazing Book of Chess : Learn to Play the World's Most Popular Game of Skill The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess The Modern Chess Self-Tutor (Cadogan Chess Books)
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Chess for Kids
Chess for Children Chess for Juniors : A Complete Guide for the Beginner Chess for Kids
Chess Openings for Juniors Chess; Kid Kit The Kids' Book of Chess/Book and Kids' Chess Set
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Computers and Chess
Battle Chess \ Mac C/Mac/Ww/Rental Battle Chess 4000 C/Dos/Ww/Rental Classic 5\Backgammon Chess Bridge Go C/Dos/Ww/Rental
Kasparov and Deep Blue : The Historic Chess Match Between Man and Machine Kasparov Versus Deep Blue : Computer Chess Comes of Age Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess \School S/Us (For Windows)
Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess C/Ww95/Us        
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Correspondence Chess
Complete Guide to Correspondence Chess Modern Postal Masterpieces    
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Masters of Chess
500 Master Games of Chess (3 Books in 1 Volume) A New Era : How Garry Kasparov Changed the World of Chess A Primer of Chess (Jose Raul Capablanca)
A Primer of Chess/Algebraic Edition (Jose Raul Capablanca) Akiba Rubinstein : The Later Years Akiba Rubinstein : Uncrowned King
Bobby Fischer Bobby Fischer : A Study of His Approach to Chess (Cadogan Chess Books) Bobby Fischer : Profile of a Prodigy
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves (Fireside Chess Library) Capablanca's Best Games (New American Batsford Chess Library)
Decisive Games in Chess History Emanuel Lasker : The Life of a Chess Master Five Crowns
Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the Chess Masters (Dover Books on Chess) Great Short Games of the Chess Masters Henrique Mecking : Latin Chess Genius
How Karpov Wins How to Beat Bobby Fischer John Speelman's Best Games
Journal of a Chess Original Michael Adams Development of a Grandmaster Modern Chess Miniatures (Cadogan Chess Series)
Morphy's Games of Chess My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954 (Two Volumes Bound As One) (S. G. Tartalower) My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937 (Alexander Alekhine)
My Chess Career (J.R. Capablanca) My System : 21st Century Edition (Aron Nimzowitsch) My System. (Aron Nimzovich)
Nigel Short : Quest for the Crown Nigel Short; World Chess Challenger No Regrets : Fischer-Spassky
On Top of the Chess World; The 1995 Wcc One Hundred Selected Games Pandolfini's Chess Complete (Fireside Chess Library)
Paul Keres : The Road to the Top Paul Keres' Best Games Paul Keres; The Quest for Perfection
Persona Non Grata (Viktor Kortchnoi) Power Chess : Great Grandmaster Battles from Russia Richard Reti's Best Games
Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces Sokolov's Best Games Studies and Games (Jan Timman)
Taimanov's Selected Games The Bobby Fischer I Knew & Other Stories The Chess Games of Adolph Anderssen : Master of Attack
The Chess Gladiator The Chess of Bobby Fischer The Chessplayer's Laborary : Polugayevsky-Nyezhmetdinov Sochi, 1958
The Genius of Paul Morphy (Cadogan Chess Books) The Immortal Games of Capablanca The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
The Slav (Matthew Sadler) The Sorcerer's Apprentice : 40 Recommendations for the Novice, 40 Combinations With Explanations, 50 Games With Comments, 60 Games With Diagrams Thinker's Chess (Stephan Gerzadowicz)
Three Steps to Chess Mastery (Alexei Suetin) Timman's Selected Games : Chess the Adventurous Way Twelve Great Chess Players and Their Best Games
Viktors Pupols : American Master Winning Chess Brilliancies Winning Chess Stategies : Proven Principles from One of the U.S.A.'s Top Chess Players (Yasser Seirawan)
Winning Chess Tactics (Yasser Seirawan)        
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Other
C.O.O.L. Chess Chess for Dummies (For Dummies) Samurai Chess : Mastering Art of the Mind
Samurai Chess : Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Martial Art of the Mind Scotch 4...Qh4 The Chess Doctor : Sure Fire Cures for What Ails Your Game (Fireside Chess Library)
The Chess Encyclopedia U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess (McKay Chess Library) Winning Chess Traps
Winning With Chess Psychology        
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Puzzles
101 Chess Problems for Beginners 200 Challenging Chess Puzzles 200 Classic Chess Puzzles
200 Demanding Chess Puzzles Chess : 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games Chess Problems : Tasks and Records
Chess Wizardry : The New ABC of Chess Problems (American Batsford Chess Library) Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge Garry Kasparov's Chess Puzzle Book (Cadogan Chess)
Mathematics and Chess : 110 Entertaining Problems and Solutions More Chessercizes : Checkmate! (Fireside Chess Library) Square One : The Best Chess Drill Book for Beginners of All Ages (Fireside Chess Library)
The Puzzle King : Sam Loyd's Chess Problems and Selected Mathematical Puzzles        
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Stories/Novels/Texts
107 Great Chess Battles, 1939-1945 (Dover Books on Chess) A Game at Chess (Revels Plays) Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes : Fifty Tantalizing Problems of Chess Detection
Epic Battles of the Chessboard Half a Century of Chess Hastings 1895, Grand International Chess Congress
LA Tabla De Flandes/the Chess Master Quick Chess Knockouts Searching for Bobby Fischer : The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Soft Pawn The Bridgewater Manuscript of Thomas Middleton's: A Game at Chess (1624) The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven
The Flanders Panel The Gamemaster The Luneburg Variation
The March of Chess Ideas (McKay Chess Library) The New York Times Book of Great Chess Victories and Defeats The Oxford Companion to Chess
The Oxford Companion to Chess (paperback) The World's Great Chess Games World Chess Championship; Kasparov V Short
Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953        
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Strategy - Defense
A Complete Defense for Black King's Indian Defence : Averbakh Variation (Cadogan Chess Books) Middlegame Strategy
Nimzo-Indian Defence : Classical Variation (Cadogan Chess Books) Petroff Defense (MacMillan Chess Library) Sicilian Defense in the Last Decade 1986 95 : 250 Good and Bad Ideas
The Art of Defense in Chess The Caro-Kann Advance (Chess Press Opening Guides) The Dutch for the Attacking Player
The Dutch Leningrad (Cadogan Chess Books) The Fianchetto King's Indian The Gruenfeld Defense
The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player The Modern French Tarrasch The New Bogo-Indian
The New Classical King's Indian The Nimzo-Indian Defence The Queen's Indian Defence
The Sveshnikov Sicilian (Cadogan Chess Books)        
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Strategy - End Play
360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games A Guide to Chess Endings Basic Chess Endings
Basic Endgame Strategy : Kings, Pawns, & Minor Pieces (Road to Chess Mastery) Grandmaster Secrets Endings How to Force Checkmate
Mastering the Endgame : Closed Games Mastering the Endgame : Open and Semi-Open Games (Pergamon Russian Chess Series) Pandolfini's Endgame Course
Practical Chess Endings : A Basic Guide to Endgame Strategy for the Beginner and the More Advanced Chess Player Rate Your Endgame The Tactics of End-Games
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Strategy - General
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate Alapin French : Tactics for White Alekhine's Block
Alekhine's Defense As White : The Four Pawns Attack Attacking the King Beating the Anti-King's Indians
Best Lessons of a Chess Coach (McKay Chess Library) Bishop Versus Knight Castling to Win
Chess Explorations : A Pot-Pourri from the Journal Chess Notes (Cadagon Chess Books) Chess for Tomorrow's Champions Chess in the Fast Lane (Cadogan Chess Books)
Chess Master...at Any Age Chess Training Pocket Book : 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas Comprehensive Chess Course : From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
Creative Chess Guide to Good Chess : First Steps to Fine Points (Purdy Series) How to Be a Winner at Chess
How to Improve Your Chess How to Win at Chess : 10 Golden Rules to Follow (Cadogan Chess Books) Lasker's Manual of Chess
Lessons in Chess (by Garry Kasparov) One Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations Pawn Power in Chess
Pawn Structure Chess (McKay Chess Library) Positional Sacrifices Power Mates : Essential Checkmating Strategies and Techniques (Fireside Chess Library)
The ABCs of Chess : Invaluable, Detailed Lessons for Players of All Levels The Application of Chess Theory The Art of Chess Analysis
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess The Chess Teacher (Cadogan Chess Series) The Development of Chess Style
The Heavy Pieces in Action The Mammoth Book of Chess Winning Quickly With Black
Winning Quickly With White Winning with the Catalan    
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Strategy - Middle Play
Practical Middlegame Techniques The Art of the Middle Game The Middle Game in Chess
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Strategy - Offense
How to Attack in Chess Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess : Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion (Fireside Chess Library) The Complete C3 Sicilian (New American Bratsford Chess Library)
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Strategy - Openings
Chess Openings : Traps and Zaps Gambit Opening Repertoire for Black (Essential Opening Repertoire Series) Gambit Opening Repertoire for White (Essential Opening Repertoire Series)
How to Play the Chess Openings How to Win in the Chess Openings (Fireside Chess Library) Inside Chess Openings
Leningrad Dutch : Strategy and Tactics Mastering the French Modern Chess Openings : MCO-13
Modern Chess Openings : MCO-13 (Hardcover) (McKay Chess Library) New Ideas in the Queen's Gambit Accepted Play the Benko Gambit (Maxwell MacMillan Chess Series)
Play the Caro-Kann (Maxwell MacMillan Chess Series) Play the Catalan (Pergamon Russian Chess Series) Play the Catalan : Open Variation (Pergamon Russian Chess Series)
Play the Queen's Gambit (Maxwell MacMillan Chess Series) Practical Opening Tips Queen's Gambit Accepted
The Chigorin Queen's Gambit The Closed Sicilian (Chess Press Opening Guides) The Complete Najforf
The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings The Killer Grob (Pergamon Chess Series) The King's Gambit As White
The Open Spanish (Cadogan Chess) The Semi-Closed Openings in Action/Intermediate (Anatoly Karpov) The Sicilian Taimanov
Winning Chess Openings (Road to Chess Mastery) Winning in the Opening (Cadogan Chess Series) World Champion Openings
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Test/Rate Yourself
How Good Is Your Chess? : Rate Your Skill and Improve Your Strategy by Participating in 35 Master Games How to Reassess Your Chess : The Complete Chess-Mastery Course Test and Improve Your Chess : Numerical Evaluation and Other Improvement Techniques (Cadogan Chess)
Test Your Chess Test Your Chess IQ : Master Challenge The Chess Traveller's Quiz Book (Cadogan Chess Series)
What's the Best Move? : Chess Quiz (Fireside Chess Library)        
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