Hundreds of free pdf books on courtesy, etiquette and manners in different situations; work and social. Subject collections, suggested titles. Also a collection of vintage etiquette books.
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Book Collections on Courtesy and Etiquette
Free modern books on etiquette. Some book titles: Guide to Customs & Culture: Hong Kong, Concise Guide to Executive Etiquette, Global Guide to Gratuity Etiquette.
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About 2,800 free books. Some book titles: A to Z of Modern Manners, 101 Ways to Say Thank You, How to Survive Online Embarrassment.
Free books on entertaining. Some book titles: Big Book of Party Themes and Occasions, Casual Entertaining, Time to Entertain Cookbook.
Entertaining Etiquette : Search Results at Open Library – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
About 55 free books. Some book titles: Party Cues for Teens, The All-Occasion Game Book, Entertaining with Elegance.
Free books on travel etiquette. Some book titles: Tips on Tipping, Culture Shock Australia, Culture Wise India.
Travel Etiquette : Search Results at Open Library – Courtesy PDF
About 140 free books. Some book titles: Living Abroad In Thailand, Everybody bonjours!, Essential do’s and taboos.
Free books on telephone etiquette, or telephone manners. Some book titles: Winning with the Caller from Hell, How to Unlock the Modern Power of Your Voice, Telephone Skills.
About 45 free books. Some book titles: Cell Phones and Driving, Speak to Influence, Wireless Etiquette.
Business Etiquette : Search Results at Internet Archive – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Free books on business etiquette. Some book titles: Works Well with Others, Doing Business in India, How to Work a Room.
About 420 free books. Some book titles: Global business etiquette, Selling to China, European business customs & manners.
Free books about etiquette for children and teenagers. Some book titles: The Young Person’s Etiquette Guide to Handling any Social Situation with Confidence and Grace, Modern Guide to Teaching Children Good Manners, Teen Manners: from Malls to Meals to Messaging and Beyond.
About 300 free books. Some book titles: Emily Post’s Teen Etiquette, Saying please and thank you, How to Be a Princess.
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Free books on wedding etiquette. Some book titles: The High Street Bride’s Guide, Wedding Etiquette, The Everything Mother of the Bride Book.
Wedding Etiquette : Search Results at Open Library – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
About 350 free books. Some book titles: Stuff Every Groom Should Know, Best Man’s Duties, The lesbian couple’s guide to wedding planning.
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Free books about table etiquette; table manners books. Some book titles: Manners at the Table, Good Manners in a Restaurant, Eating Out in Five Languages.
About 110 free books. Some book titles: Emily Post’s the guide to good table manners for kids, A lady at the table, Forgotten elegance.
Free books about online etiquette. Some book titles: Emily Post’s manners in a Digital World, How to Survive Online Embarrassment, A Student’s Guide to Digital Etiquette.
About 40 free books. Some book titles: Frequently asked questions about texting, sexting, and flaming, Sex, drugs ‘n Facebook, Netiquette.
Thousands of free online books on Manners and Customs. Some books: Culture Shock Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette: Vancouver (& Argentina, Chile, Sweden, Costa Rica & more), Customs & Etiquette in China (& India, Mexico, Spain & more), Encyclopedia of North American Eating & Drinking Traditions Customs & Rituals, Complete Guide to Table Setting – Table Manners – Tableware, The North American Novel of Manners, The Customs of Mankind, A Child’s Guide to Travel Manners, many more.
Books free online on customs and social life in America. Some books: American Life: a Social History, American Home Life 1880-1930, Early American Places, American Folk Medicine, American Holidays and National Days, The Arts & the American Home 1890-1930, The Grand American Avenue 1850-1920, What it Felt Like – Living in the American Century, many more.
Suggested Books on Etiquette and Manners
Robert’s Rules of Order pdf – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Robert, Henry M.
Berkley 1989 Dewey Dec. 060.4
“A simplified, updated version of the classic manual of parliamentary procedure. Designed for today’s businesses, clubs, unions, boards, societies, churches, and other organizations.” -Publisher. Robert’s Rules of Order pdf.
Robert, Henry M.
S.C. Griggs 1876
This is (almost) the original version of Robert’s Rules of Order. The many subsequent editions have been revised and modernized.
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Baber, Anne and Waymon, Lynne
A practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on networking relationships and opportunities. Packed with valuable tools, the book offers a field-tested “Hello to Goodbye” system that takes readers from entering a room, to making conversations flow, to following up. Job-seekers, career-changers, entrepreneurs, and others will find all the networking help they need to supercharge their careers and boost their bottom lines.
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Bates, Karen Grigsby and Hudson, Karen Elyse
Unlike the more traditional etiquette books that many African Americans may find stodgy, off-putting, and culturally alien, The New Basic Black is for real people who live real lives—and it addresses many of the issues of a growing black middle class. includes all the information any well-mannered person would want to know about the social rites of passage (marriage, birth, christening, death), the corporate workplace (standard work issues and the more delicate issue of race and its impact on a work environment), various occasions (having guests or being a guest at a summer home, etc.), and everyday rules and rituals that make living in hectic times a little easier.
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Bride’s Book of Etiquette offers the most up-to-date information on engagement and wedding planning, and realistic solutions for any problem that couples may encounter. In this trusted classic, you’ll find out:
How to draw up–and pare down–the guest list -How to word invitations for every circumstance -How to get his family to share wedding expenses, and who pays for what, Where to seat divorced parents, and how to make sure they’ll get along, -How to dress the bride, groom, mothers, and bridal party at every hour for every type of wedding -Contemporary ideas for a long-weekend wedding, a destination wedding and more -How to handle last-minute glitches, include children in a second wedding, and answer the tough question: “Am I invited to the wedding?”
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The Essential Guide to Business Etiquette – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Chaney, Lillian H., Martin, Jeanette S.
Two best-selling authors and etiquette experts show why manners count in the business world and how to use social skills to get ahead.
This informative and entertaining book gives you the understanding you need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations:
The do’s and don’ts of successful business and social interaction with people from different cultures -Appropriate etiquette involving body language, food, child rearing, clothing, word choices, colors, entertaining, romance, and gift giving -Detailed tips on avoiding embarrassment at work, in the classroom, at meals, and at weddings and funerals -Important rules and traditions in Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant churches; in Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues; in Buddhist and Hindu temples; and more.
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Farley, Thomas P.
Both humorous and insightful, this sparkling collection of essays reflects on the pressing need for kindness, consideration, and civilized behavior. And the list of contributors is stellar: David Brown makes a persuasive plea for civility; Jamie Lee Curtis talks about “Having Dinner with the Family”; Sonya Friedman reflects on motherhood; Charles Osgood comments on everyday courtesies; and Ted Sorenson discusses “Patriotic Pride.” With topics that range from the art of listening to good elevator etiquette, these eloquent pieces offer advice worth following.
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French, Mary Mel
Rowman & Littlefield 2010
Reference for communicating with government and business officials, international organizations, and high-level military personnel, both in the United States and abroad. A guide to diplomatic protocol at the international, national, and state level. The author includes meticulous instructions, in-depth diagrams and tables, a comprehensive table of contents, and a plethora of examples.
Skylight Paths 2011
Cyberbullying, hostile and polarizing political infighting, and tasteless and tactless behavior may be on the rise, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Sara Hacala, a certified etiquette and protocol consultant, offers a definitive look at what civility means and how it can change the nature of everyday interaction. She goes beyond a superficial discussion of proper manners to present civility as a mind-set that encompasses values and attitudes that help you embrace your connections to others and repair society.
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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Morrison, Terry et al.
“The definitive reference for doing business around the world.” -Libr J.
“Your must-have guide to proper international business protocol. With countries such as China and India taking on a more significant role in the global business landscape, you can’t afford not to know the practices, customs, and philosophies of other countries. It provides invaluable information on how to handle common business interactions with grace, respect, and an appreciation for different cultures.” -Publisher. Corporate culture. Business communication. Negotiation in business.
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Post, Anna and Post, Lizzie
Anna Post guides brides and their friends and family through weddings to maximize fun and reduce stress, including: How to handle awkward family situations; How to address envelopes and word invitations; How to choose an officiant; How to blend family traditions; The timeline of events throughout the engagement and during the wedding; Who to include on your guest list; How to use technology to your advantage.
Kahle/Austin Foundation 2011
Addresses such contemporary issues as Facebook etiquette, e-mail and texting, and covering tattoos and piercings before interviews, as well as such classic conundrums as names and titles, official forms of address, and dress codes.
Contents: Etiquette every day — Everyday manners — Out and about — Communication and technology — Social life — Life in the workplace — Getting the job — On the job — Life stages and special times — Home and family life — Weddings.
Funk & Wagnalls 1945
Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home is a book authored by Emily Post in 1922. The book covers manners and other social rules, and has been updated frequently to reflect social changes, such as diversity, redefinitions of family, and mobile technology. Manners at the table, customs and traditions in America.
Author: Emily Post was an American author and socialite, famous for writing about etiquette. -Wikipedia.
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How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, or even communicating online. RoAne clearly shows how to overcome the five roadblocks that keep most people from making new contacts; mix chutzpah and charm to start and end conversations smoothly; know when to use humor––and when not to; and follow simple rules of etiquette.
Amy Vanderbilt’s Everyday Etiquette – Courtesy PDF
America’s new manners. What do you wear to a 4.PM wedding? How do you introduce a couple who are living together but not married? Should you invite an “extra” woman to dinner without an “extra” man? How do you write a letter the President of the U.S.’ When a man arrives to see a woman executive, should she stand up? It is ever correct to have your elbows on the table? Should a man be invited to a bridal shower? How do you eat an artichoke?.
Vintage Books on Etiquette
VINTAGE BOOKS – Vintage Etiquette Books
Information and Instruction for those about entering, and those who desire to become educated and polished in general society. Containing nice points of taste, good manners, and the art of making one’s self agreeable. A manual of manners and customs at Parties, Balls, Dinners and Sociables, with forms for invitations, regrets, balls, marriages, funerals, etc., to which is added The Art of Writing.
Aster, Mrs. Jane, ed.
Rules of dining, customs and traditions in America.
Baker, Josephine Turck
Correct English Publishing Company 1921
Rules of Dining, what are traditions and customs.
or, Familiar Letters to his Nephews, containing rules of etiquette, directions for the formation of character, etc., et., illustrated by sketches drawn from life, of the men and manners of our times, by Henry Lunettes.
Conkling, Margaret Cockburn
Derby & Jackson 1860
”Dame Curtsey’s” Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Glover, Ellye Howell
“Suggestions for holiday entertainments, birthday parties, church and club entertainments, engagement and wedding functions, toasts and sentiments for all occasions, and novel refreshments.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage etiquette books.
A Handbook of Hospitality for Town and Country – Courtesy PDF
Hall, Florence Howe
Dana Estes 1909
Chapter headings are: Part I: 1. The Country Hostess and Her Problems, 2. Picnics and Country Frolics, 3. Country Weddings, 4. House-Parties, Guests and Guest-Chambers, 5. Unexpected Visitors
Part II: 6. The Flat-Dweller and Her Difficulties, 7. Afternoon Teas and Receptions, 8. Luncheons, 9. How to Give an Agreeable Dinner, 10. The Day of the Dinner, 11. Dances
Part III: 12. Twentieth Century Costume Dances and Masked Balls, 13. Musicals and Private Theatricals, 14. Card Parties, 15. Studio Teas and Bachelor Entertainments, 16. Class-Day and Commencement Festivities, 17. Women’s Clubs
Part IV: 18. Hints for Club Festivities, 19. Novel Ideas for Patriotic Entertainments, 20. Progressive Dinners, Barmecide’s Feasts, Magic Suppers, and Other Novelties, 21. The Stranger within our Gates, 22. Hospitality in Modern Europe, 23. Outgrown Ideals of Hospitality.
Author: Florence Marion Howe Hall was an American writer, critic, and lecturer about women’s suffrage in the United States. Along with her two sisters, Laura Elizabeth Richards and Maude Howe Elliott, Hall received the first Pulitzer Prize for a biography; Julia Ward Howe. -Wikipedia.
A complete hand book for the use of the lady in polite society, containing full directions for correct manners, dress, deportment, and conversation; rules for the duties of both hostess and guest in morning receptions, dinner companies, visiting, evening parties and balls; a complete guide for letter writing and cards of compliment, hints on managing servants, on the preservation of health, and on accomplishments. And also useful receipts for the complexion, hair, and with hints and directions for the care of the wardrobe.
Lee and Shepard 1873
The first edition was published in 1860.
Author: Florence Hartley was a Victorian-era writer whose work was meant for women of the era, covering topics of etiquette and needlework. She was also an advocate for women’s health. -Wikipedia.
E. P. Dutton 1928
Prescribed behavior for every sort of social function. Also touches upon setting the table, correspondence and invitations, servants, train and ocean travel, and more. Customs and traditions in America.
Kingsland, Mrs Florence
Traditions and customs.
The Complete Hostess – Books on Etiquette and Manners PDF
Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, ed.
“Suggestions for formal and informal home entertainments and the etiquette of such occasions, with plans for clubs, sociables, fairs and exhibitions.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Manners at the table, what is etiquette means, what are traditions and customs, etiquette define.
Manners and Social Usages – Courtesy PDF
Sherwood, Mrs. John
How the house shall be ordered; how company shall be received; how to visit and be visited; how to do it all kindly, attractively, becomingly, in proportion to means at command, is set forth very clearly. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. What are traditions and customs.
Author: Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood was an American author and socialite. She wrote short stories, poetry, several books, and etiquette manuals, in addition to contributing to many magazines and translating poems from European languages. -Wikipedia.
Wiggin, Edith E.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1884
Contents: Manners in General, at school, on the street, at home, toward the aged, manners at the table, in society, at church, in places of amusement, in stores and similar public places, in traveling, in borrowing. Manners for children and teenagers.