Go Books

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Chinese: 棋书 qíshū (go book); 书 shū (book); 书本 shūběn (book)
Japanese: 囲碁の本 igo no hon; 棋書 kisho
Korean: 바둑책 baduk ch'aek

Introduction

Although many go books exist in English, the major are still written and published in Chinese, Japanese or Korean languages. This makes the majority of go books somewhat inaccessible to the majority of English-speaking (i.e. western) go players. Nonetheless, there are a number of websites and articles aimed at informing western readers of the books available to them. Among these are:

Author(s) Page/Section Title Notes Last Updated
AGA [ext] AGA Annotated Bibliography of Go Books in English Extensive list of English go books. Cross-linked to reviews in The American Go E-Journal. 2018
BenGoZen [ext] Book Reviews List of book reviews from a kyu player's perspective. 2014
David Carlton [ext] Annotated Go Bibliographies Good English language bibliography and reviews on go books. 2007
Didier Kropp [ext] Bibliographie du Go en français A link collection of books in French and other languages. 2008
EGCC. Henk Mourik?, Theo van Ees? [ext] European Go Library Catalogue based on the bibliography started by Theo van Ees?, one of the authors of Bibliogo, in 1975. It contains titles of his large collection of go books in European languages. Titles are filed under author name and subject terms. Online catalogue is a result of cooperation between Henk Mourik (librarian of the Dutch Go Association) and the European Go Cultural Centre. 2014
Go Game Guru [ext] Recommended Go Books Advice about which books to read at different levels, aimed at helping players improve quickly. (LINK DEAD) N/A
Robert Jasiek [ext] Go (Weiqi, Baduk) ISBN Rating List "[G]ives ISBN and subjective ratings of go books. It also denotes their general topics and major teaching methods and suggests when to read them." 2016
Sensei's Library Recommended Go Books Contains links to recommended first, intermediate and advanced go books. 2013
Various [ext] Index to L19 Book Reviews Collection of 55+ book reviews by Lifein19x19 forum members from their Go Books and Go Books Reviews subforums. 2018
Various Sensei's Library user home pages (e.g. crux and Velobici). Recommendations and reviews by various Sensei's Library users posted to their user home pages. N/A

The [ext] Dewey Decimal Classification DDC for go books is 794.4.

The [ext] Universal Decimal Clasification UDC is go books 794.2. (This includes board games that are not dependent on chance, other than chess).

Each person develops a unique perspective on go, including their experiences of and preferences about the game. Therefore, What is your favorite Go Book? and What is your least favorite Go Book?

Apart from books on playing go are also non-fiction, literature and other reference books. This includes [ext] Ritchie Press, a prolific publisher of on how to become very strong.

See also: Coming Soon and Go Book Rumors.

Table of contents


Books that Cover the Entire Game

For Beginners

Theory

Problems

Not for Beginners

Obsolete Beginners' Books

Theory

Problems


Books that cover specific topics

Opening & Joseki

Books are sorted in their most fitting sections, but a few books contain also topics of other sections.

Opening Theory

Opening Dictionaries

Particular Openings

Opening Problems

Joseki Selection, Theory and Problems

Joseki Theory

Joseki Choice

Joseki Dictionaries

Joseki Selections

Particular Josekis

Joseki Problems

Selections of Openings and Josekis


Reading


Life & Death and Tesuji

Theory

Problems and Theory

Problems

Dictionary


Middlegame

Theory

Problems


Endgame

Theory and Problems

Theory

Problems


Handicap Go

Theory

Problems


Game Commentaries


Culture and History


Other

To categorize

Online Books


Series of Books

Theory

Problems

Dictionaries


Classic Texts


To Be Categorized


Links to other pages about books


Go Books last edited by 51.15.205.214 on August 26, 2018 - 22:03
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