I have noticed a lot of new sailboat owners seem to need an idea of what they need to know about being sailboat owners. Here is a good basic library for new sailboat owners.
Books on Maintenance and Repair
These books will be invaluable in keeping the boat afloat and in good shape.
This Old Boat, 2nd Ed., by Don Casey
The 12 Volt Bible, by Miner Brotherton and Edwin Sherman
Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, by Nigel Calder
Marine Diesel Engines, by Nigel Calder
Books on Cruising and Voyaging
These books will help a sailor plan for their dream passages and where they want to take their boat, once they have gained the skills and experience to set off beyond the sight of shore.
Sensible Cruising, by Don Casey, Lew Hackler
The Voyager’s Handbook, 2nd Ed., by Beth Leonard
World Cruising Routes, 7th Ed., by Jimmy Cornell
World Cruising Destinations, by Jimmy Cornell
Basic Sailing Reference Books
These books will help keep the sailor’s skills grounded and sharp and help answer any questions they might have about basic sailing and seamanship.
The Complete Sailor, 2nd Ed, by David Seidman
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, 67th Ed., by Jonathon Eaton
These books are to inspire sailors of all skill levels, ages and with all types of boats into what they might be able to do.
Flirting with Mermaids, by John Kretschmer
Maiden Voyage, by Tania Aebi
Return to the Sea, by Webb Chiles
North to the Night, by Alvah Simon