About our bookstore

The Printers Inc bookstore in Palo Alto

Edward Hopper's Nighthawks (1942)

Like the coffee shop in Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks," the Printers Inc bookstore in Palo Alto, CA, was a welcoming place even at night, with a knowledgeable staff that could both serve espresso and make you discover new writers. With the MMTI bookstore, we would like to emulate it, to the extent that it is possible on line and for a store specializing in manufacturing. If you are working in a factory in the heartland, far from any brick-and-mortar technical bookstore or library, and need technical information for your job, we would like to help you in one of the following ways:

  1. Through our list of recommendations. These are about 50 books we have either written or read and reviewed, and assigned a rating of one to four wrenches for relevance and applicability.

  2. Through the 4,375 titles we have selected on Amazon and organized for you to retrieve by keyword, author, or publisher, and sorted by title, publication date, or Amazon rating. Our database has the following advantages:

  3. By emailing you answers to your questions.

Once you have found what you need, we let Amazon fulfill your order.

We don't think our database is perfect and welcome your help in improving it. If you can't find your favorite manufacturing book in it, please tell us and we will include it. Also, if you find an irrelevant book that we left in by mistake, please let us know and we will remove it.


Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Revised: 01/18/10.