Selecting and Reviewing Business Books
Choosing a Book to Read
Just a note: A list such as Amazon's is based upon volume of sales, and is not necessarily an indicator of quality of content.
Amazon produces a list of the "Best Business Books" each year.
- In the left navigation area, select: Books and then, Books again.
- On the next screen, on the top bar, select: Browse Subjects.
- On the next screen, select:Business and Investing.
- On the new screen, to limit further, from the left navigation area, select any specialized business subject.
- Barnes and Noble.com
Barnes and Noble.com produces lists of their available books.
- From the links at the top, select: Books
- Under Subject, scroll down and select: Business.
- From the navigation column on the left, select any of the specialized subjects you find interesting. Under Special Collections, you will even find Best in Business.
- Once you select a title, often you will find an overview and more often, by clicking the star icons, you will find customer reviews.
- Baker Library at the Harvard Business School
Business Librarians at Harvard are certainly business book savvy. Their list of new acquisitions can serve as a list of best business books.
- The Industrial Relations Library at Princeton University
This group publishes selected references in an annotated bibliography, issued biannually. The July issue features noteworthy books in industrial relations, including the winner of the Richard A. Lester award. Issues are available electronically through this site or upon request.
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If you have procrastinated to the point that you don't have time to leave home to buy a book, you can find a digital copy through Ebrary found on the Baker Library website, under the Catalog tab.
Baker University has access to about 80,000 titles from this digitized database of books. Once you download the required (free) software, you will be able to download the entire book to your computer, where you can view it anytime for a period of two weeks.