Originally Posted by pwillems
(Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook has been on my bedside table for a while now).
That's a great book. I only know one that is as good. This one:
If you read French, don't miss it. It's the French Bible
about sailing and cruising.
There is also a very good classical one that had a new edition recently. The new edition has a lot of new contributions that made it a even better book: