You may know Bob Vila from his TV shows or website, but he's published a lot of books, too. We invite you to check them out on Amazon.com.
Bob Vila with Hugh Howard. Avon Books, 1999. (ISBN: 0380976730)
More than a simple reference tool, this book acts as an ideal guide for those new to home remodeling. With practical information on a wide array of topics relating to home improvement, as well advice from the author’s personal experiences, this book is a helpful aid to those approaching home renovation. Walking the reader through the various steps of remodeling, this text offers direction on topics ranging from choosing an architect to basic plumbing and roofing lessons.
Bob Vila. William Morrow & Co., 1994. (ISBN: 0688117368)
A companion to Bob Vila’s Toolbox, this book guides the reader through how to properly set up a shop. Fully illustrated, the text offers detailed advice on workshop layout, accessories to acquire and useful tools.
Bob Vila, William Morrow & Co., 1993. (ISBN: 0688117368)
This book acts as a guide to a wide array of portable hand and power tools, offering helpful illustrations and advice on their uses. For expert crafts man and amateur home renovators alike, this text acts as a helpful companion to understanding the many tools of construction.
Bob Vila's Guides to Historic Homes of America:
- Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes of New England (ISBN: 0688124933)
- Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes of the South (ISBN: 0688124925)
- Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes of the Midwest and Great Plains (ISBN: 068812495X)
- Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes of the West (ISBN: 0688124968)
- Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes of the Mid-Atlantic (ISBN: 0688124941)
Bob Vila. Quill Publishing, 1993-1994.
This series of books offers a glimpse into the historic homes which fill the varying landscapes of America, covering the different geographical regions in five separate volumes.
Bob Vila with Carl Oglesby. Little, Brown & Co., 1990. (ISBN: 0316902918)
A helpful companion to those new to home buying, this book offers useful advice in how to approach finding your dream house. Filled with practical information, the book covers a wide array of topics, including shopping for a mortgage, inspecting a potential home, and working with a broker.
Bob Vila, with Norm Abram, Stewart Byrne and Larry Stains. Warner Books, 1986. (ISBN: 0446382469)
In this book Bob Vila offers advice on how to properly equip a shop. A helpful aid to assembling a workshop, this text gives specific direction on a range of tools and an extensive analyses on the uses of different types of lumber. Other topics covered range from masonry, to roofing and siding. With tables, charts and illustrations, this book is an accessible reference for those interested in undertaking home improvement.
Bob Vila, with Jane Davison, Little, Brown & Co.,1983. (ISBN: 9780517422076)
This book acts as a detailed record of the process of restoring and renovating an older home, tracking the process through the week-by-week tasks. It guides the reader through the undertaking from initial appraisal to completed project.
Bob Vila and Jane Davison. Little Brown and Company, 1980. (ISBN: 0316177040)
The classic text, the last word, the inspiration of thousands: Bob Vila's guide to turning your old handyman special into an architectural gem.
Dan Ramsey, Judy Ramsey, and Bob Vila (forward). Alpha Books, 2004. (ISBN: 1592571034)
A complete guide on fixing just about anything around your home. With an abundance of illustrations, this book offers readers clear directions for quick-fixes on just about any common repair one might encounter. Topics covered in the book range from advice on fixing cell phones to repairing carpeting and tiling.