Anyone professionally concerned with books now published and which are of special interest to Catholics -- whether bookseller, librarian or general reader -- will value this comprehensive, critical evaluation of Catholic literature. A first of its kind, The Guide is truly what the title states. The able editor recognized that this kind of a book would have to be an united effort in all possible fields in which bookmen need special direction. Selectivity with emphasis on quality was her guide. The competent corps of contributors cooperated. A brief listing of some of the 24 collaborators will suggest the careful selection which followed. They include: for general evaluation, Fr. John J. Lynch, S.J., Fr. Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., and Brother David Martin, C.S.C.; in religion, Mother Kathryn Sullivan, R.S.C.J., Fr. Godfrey Dickmann, O.S.B. in philosophy, Vernon J. Bourke, and James D. Colline; in psychology, Alexander A. Schneiders; in literature, Sister Mariella Gable, O.S.B., and Failon R. Evans, in biography Annabelle Melville, Clare Booth Luce; in social sciences, John J. O'Connor. A critical commentary precedes each principal section. The Catholic is a major contribution which should give perspective to the publishing field in general as publishers produce more and more books of interest to Catholics. Most of the essays preceding the various sections will prove profitable reading for anyone interested is what is being written today. This basic guide should be required study for all in publishing.