What's your favorite? Which book do you use the most? I started growing orchids in 1970. When there was no internet and a 'dot' was still called a 'period'. My instruction and guidance came from books. It was either buy books or kill an orchid the same price as a book that told me how to grow it. My all-time favorite, and most used book, is Hawkes' Encyclopaedia of Cultivated Orchids. Of course, the Baker and Baker books are beyond helpful. I don't have a lot of the Icones, but they're incredibly useful for a specialized collection. I tend to acquire them as I need them. I don't use Orchidiana Philippiniana a lot, but it usually has treatments for Philippine orchids I can't find on the 'net. One of my most favored books is Orchids from Curtis's Botanical Magazine - Sprunger. All fabulous water colors and good for ID's. For Floozo..... I love Hillerman's An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids of Madagascar. It's very good for ID's although it's scope is limited. Photos are mediocre, but the diagnostic line drawings more than make up for the photographs if your endeavor is an ID. The new book by Stewart, Hermans, and Campbell is very nice with a lot of pretty good photographs. Written descriptions are good and usually suitable for an ID. Both books should be in the library of any angraecophile. So... what's your favorite book, and why?