The 1001 Book Series

atkins-bookshelf-booksInspired by the success of Patricia Schultz’s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Workman Books,2003) and titled after the famous collection of Arabian stories, One Thousand and One Nights (also known as the Arabian Nights, translated into English in 1706), the 1001 … Before You Die book series developed by Barron’s Educational Services, in conjunction with Quintessence Editions and ABC Books, has been one of the most successful reference book series in the world of publishing. The first book in the series, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die debuted in late 2003 and has been updated each year. That book is now joined by several other companions, covering a variety of topics that are updated on a regular basis. The series has also jumped to other publishing companies (Atria, Universe, and Random House).

Beautifully designed, they are great for browsing or reading cover to cover. At least one of these titles should sit on every bookshelf — in other words, you must own one of these books before you die. Also these books make excellent gifts that will be cherished and have a high probability of actually being read. Listed below are the current titles in the 1001 book series:

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Die
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
1001 Days That Shaped the World
1001 Dream Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
1001 Escapes to Experience Before You Die
1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die
1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die
1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die
1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die
1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die
1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
1001 Inventions That Changed the World
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die
1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die
1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die
1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die

 

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