Originally Posted by bksmoke
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My local library has every bbq book you could imagine (and pretty much every other book in existence) and my absolute favorites are Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang and Big Bob Gibson's BBQ book by Chris Lilly.
The Dr BBQ and Myron Mixon books weren't bad either, but the first two are my absolute favorite.
Sadly, my local library does not have wicked good bbq, but I've heard its great. Also, I haven't gotten around to Paul Kirk's book or Peace Love and BBQ, but those are on my list.
There is a single copy of Serious Barbecue on Amazon for $28 at the moment- someone here should jump on it. Won't last long.