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Here is a selection of books we recommend and use for our own work and reference for pianos.
These are links to Amazon.com's website. Since we've had nothing but excellent transactions with Amazon, in all areas, we are happy to present these links!

The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano (Paperback)
by Larry Fine (Author), Keith Jarrett (Foreword), Larry Fine (Author) "...evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the United States. There is information on piano moving and storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for Steinways, and sales gimmicks to watch out for."
2006-2007 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano (Annual Supplement to the Piano Book) (Paperback)
by Larry Fine (Author)
Pierce Piano Atlas, 11th Edition (Paperback)
by Bob Pierce (Author), Larry Ashley (Author) "The Piano Atlas, first published in 1947 and now in its 11th edition, is available in hard cover and paper back. No other directory provides such a wealth of information on piano manufacturers dating back to the early eighteen hundreds.This unique publication includes over 12,00 piano names..."

Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding, Second Edition: For the Professional, the Student, and the Hobbyist (Paperback)
by Arthur Reblitz (Author) "This second edition of Reblitz's title can be used by students and hobbyists, but it's the professional most likely to include this in a personal reference library. Here is all the information essential to the art of restoring and maintaining a piano; from minor repairs and cleaning to major tuning and complete restoration techniques. A fine, specific reference."

Player Piano: Servicing and Rebuilding (Paperback)
by Arthur A. Reblitz (Author) "This book is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the repair and restoration of paper roll operated, suction powered player pianos and piano playing mechanisms..."
Rebuilding: For the Professional, the Student, the Hobbyist (Hardcover)
by Arthur A. Reblitz (Author)
Complete Course in Professional Piano Tuning: Repair and Rebuilding (Paperback)
by Floyd A. Stevens (Author)
Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand (Paperback)
by James Barron (Author) "Most fascinating are Barron's descriptions of the old-fashioned handcrafting of K0862 in the Queens factory, from the crucial bending of the maple rim ("the chassis of the piano"), to the fitting of Part No. 81 (the spruce soundboard), cast-iron plate, and action parts, before the piano is tuned for its distinctive sound."

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier (Paperback) by Thad Carhart (Author) "One man's quest to find a used piano in Paris brings him back to an early passion for music."

Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History (Paperback)
by Arthur Loesser (Author), Edward Rothstein (foreword) (Author), Jacques Barzun (preface) (Author)
"A social history of the piano from its early predecessors to its modern incarnation".
Giraffes, Black Dragons, and Other Pianos: A Technological History from Cristofori to the Modern Concert Grand, Second Edition (Hardcover)
by Edwin Good (Author) "In 1774, the Marquise du Deffand asked the French wit and philosopher Voltaire to contribute some verses for her Christmas entertainment..."
The Piano: An Inspirational Guide to the Piano and Its Place in History (Hardcover)
by John-Paul Williams (Author) "There was a time, not so long ago, when you could find a piano in almost every home..."
Pianoforte: A Social History of the Piano (Paperback)
by Dieter Hildebrandt (Translator), Harriet Goodman (Author)
Piano: A Photographic History of the World's Most Celebrated Instrument (Hardcover)
by Crombie (Author) "to anchor points. This top surface formed part of a soundbox which amplified the sound..."
Piano Roles: A New History of the Piano (Paperback)
by James Parakilas (Author) "In Irving Berlin's Stop! Look! Listen! which opened on Broadway on Christmas Day, 1915 the song "I Love a Piano" was staged as a lavish production number:..."
The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit (Paperback)
by Don Campbell (Author) "What is this magical medium that moves, enchants, energizes, and heals us?..."
The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice, and Music (Paperback)
by Mitchell L. Gaynor (Author) "Margaret walked into my office, her face pale and drawn with anxiety..."
Essays Before a Sonata: The Majority and Other Writings (Paperback)
by Charles Ives (Author) "HOW far is anyone justified, be he an authority or a layman, in expressing or trying to express in terms of music (in sounds, if..."

 

 

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