by Forrest Sheng Bao http://fsbao.net
There are some great books I always want too read. Following books are so famous that you can find them in online bookstore so easily. I cannot guarantee that you can find them in local bookstores coz they won't be as popular as movie stars' biographies. But they will definitely be in stock in next hundreds of years whereas movie stars' biographies will be dust in next 100 years.
The Analects by Confucius and his disciples
Is there a God? Or, are there Gods?
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis Collins
Things A Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About by Donald E. Knuth
Five Golden Rules : Great Theories of 20th-Century Mathematics -and Why They Matter, by John Casti
Mathematics-Its Content, Methods and Meaning, by A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov and M. A. Lavrent'ev, Original in Russian, being translated into many languages.
Men of Mathematics, by E. T. Bell
Chinese Characteristics, by Arthur H. Smith
Linux and Open Source
The Art of UNIX Programming, By Eric Raymond