I recently purchased "The Tobacconist Handbook" which was written by the founder and President of Tobacconist University, Jorge L. Padrón. Tobacconist University is an online college for those who want a pseudo degree in the trade. At $75.00 for the hardcover version it wasn't an inexpensive purchase. As I suspected it related to cigars mainly with a chapter or two about pipes and tobaccos. The pipes section itself was very simple and more for absolute newbies than anyone else. Buy this book if you're a cigar lover but pass on it if your intrest leans towards pipes.