London Chess Center's Shop
An excellent source, especially for Batsford Books.
Links directly to their CD shop, where you can pick up the latest versions of Fritz and friends for your engine collection.
Offering an interesting selection of their own electronic chess materials, including unusual databases. Also resells other CDs, programs, and books.
One of the best off-beat printers and distributors
of chess books.
Wilson Chess Books
If you are ever in New York's "chess district,"
you will have to drop by Wilson's shop at 80 East
11th Street, Suite 334. It's tucked away in an old
office building. And though it's a small space,
it has a surprisingly rich collection of materials
for sale. You never know what great used and new
books he'll have. Check out his catalogue online.
I list this site just for the sake of completeness,
but it appears that the Chess Digest company that
Ken Smith founded has been absorbed by ChessBaseUSA and that its book inventory has been taken up by Cardoza Publishing.
Chess Player by Georgi Orlov
An interesting site featuring articles, instruction,
Previously Chess Assistant. A good variety of material,
including downloadable databases, analyzed games,
and other instructional material.
A great meta-search engine for finding the best
price on books.
A well organized but limited chess shop.
German-language book site.
Like Chess Central, this British site offers some of their own CDs and downloads of games and analysis in unusual lines.
Bad Bishop Videos and DVDs
An excellent collection, mostly devoted to the openings.
In Spanish. Click the link for "Ajedrez." An extensive selection of books.
Italian language editions of popular and classic titles.
Batsford Chess Books
This British publisher puts out some of the best titles. See upcoming titles and sign up for their newsletter for even more info.
Chessco (Thinker's Press)
One of the best off-beat printers and distributors of chess books.
Associated with Eric Schiller. Produces a number of mass market titles.
Everyman Chess Books
Publishers of truly excellent books, from Kasparaov's Predecessors series to opening monographs and all sorts of things in between.
Gambit Publications and Bad Bishop Videos
Two wonderful series of instructional chess materials.
Excellent, academic-quality publisher of chess history
Moravian Chess Publishing
Publisher of wonderful chess histories and classic reprints. Anyone interested in the history of chess should know about this site.
The publishers of ECO and the Informant series of chess books and CDs.
A variety of interesting opening books here (and a great word to know for Scrabble).