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Whatever your specialist subject find the books that cater for your interests. Each specialist category lists the most recent books published, as well as a selection of older titles, so browse at your leisure.

Categories beginning with the letter S

Sacred & religious music

Sacred texts




Sale of goods law

Sales & marketing

Sales & marketing management

Sales tax & Customs duties

Sanitary & municipal engineering

SAP (Systems, applications & products in databases)

Satanism & demonology

Satellite communication

Scanning systems & technology

School editions of English literature fiction texts

School editions of Shakespeare

School governors & school boards

School libraries & young reader services

School stories (Children's / Teenage)

School/community relations & school/home relations


Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)

Science & technology: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

Science fiction

Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Science funding & policy

Science: general issues

Scientific equipment, experiments & techniques

Scientific nomenclature & classification

Scientific standards

Scrapbook keeping

Screenwriting techniques


Sea life & the seashore

Second World War

Second World War fiction

Secondary schools

Secretarial, clerical & office skills

Security & fire alarm systems

Security services

Self-help & personal development

Semantics & pragmatics

Semantics, discourse analysis, etc

Semi-conductors & super-conductors

Semiotics / semiology

Sentencing & punishment

Separation & divorce

Serials, periodicals, abstracts, indexes


Service industries

Set theory

Settlement of international disputes

Sewage treatment & disposal

Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

Sexual abuse & harassment

Sexual behaviour

Shakespeare plays

Shakespeare studies & criticism

Shamanism, paganism & druidry


Ship design & naval architecture

Shipbuilding industry

Shipbuilding technology, engineering & trades

Shipping industries

Shipping law

Ships & boats: general interest

Shopping guides

Short stories

Short stories (Children's / Teenage)

Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication

Signal processing



Slang & dialect humour

Slavery & abolition of slavery

Sleep & dreams

Sleep disorders & therapy

Small businesses & self-employed

Small firearms, guns & other equipment

Small-scale, secular & domestic scenes in art


Snooker, billiards, pool


Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography

Social & cultural history

Social & political philosophy

Social classes

Social discrimination & inequality

Social forecasting, future studies

Social groups

Social groups: clubs & societies

Social impact of disasters

Social impact of environmental issues

Social insurance law

Social interaction

Social issues & processes

Social issues (Children's / Teenage)

Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)

Social issues: religious issues (Children's / Teenage)

Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)

Social law

Social mobility

Social networking

Social research & statistics

Social security & welfare law

Social services & welfare, criminology

Social theory

Social welfare & social services

Social work

Social, group or collective psychology

Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies

Society & culture: general

Society & social sciences



Sociology & anthropology

Sociology: birth

Sociology: customs & traditions

Sociology: death & dying

Sociology: family & relationships

Sociology: sexual relations

Sociology: sport & leisure

Sociology: work & labour

Soft matter physics

Software Engineering

Software testing & verification

Soil & rock mechanics

Soil science, sedimentology

Solar system: the Sun & planets

Solid fuel technology

Solid state chemistry



Soul & R 'n' B

Sound story, noisy books, musical books

Soups & starters

Space (Children's / Teenage)

Space opera

Space science


Spanish Civil War

Speaking / pronunciation skills

Special & elite forces

Special kinds of photography

Specialized gardening methods

Spectrum analysis, spectrochemistry, mass spectrometry

Speech & language disorders & therapy

Speech recognition


Spinning & weaving

Spirit guides, angels & channelling

Spirits & cocktails


Spirituality & religious experience

Sport & leisure industries

Sport & the law

Sport science, physical education

Sporting events & management

Sporting stories (Children's / Teenage)

Sporting venues

Sports & outdoor recreation

Sports & outdoor recreation (Children's / Teenage)

Sports governing bodies

Sports injuries & medicine

Sports management & facilities

Sports psychology

Sports teams & clubs

Sports training & coaching

Spreadsheet software


SQL Server / MS SQL


Squash & rackets

Stained glass: artworks

Stamps, philately

Star signs & horoscopes


States of consciousness

Stationery & miscellaneous items (Children's / Teenage)

Stationery items

Statistical physics

Steam engines

Sticker & stamp books


Stocks & shares

Storage media & peripherals


Street crime / gun crime

Street maps & city plans

Street theatre

Stress & fracture


String instruments

Structural engineering

Students & student organisations

Study & learning skills: general

Sub-aqua swimming

Succulents & cacti

Sudoku & number puzzles

Sufism & Islamic mysticism

Sun Solaris


Surface chemistry & adsorption

Surface-coating technology

Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing


Surgical nursing

Surgical oncology

Surgical techniques

Surveillance services




Sustainable agriculture

Swimming & diving

Swimming & water sports (Children's / Teenage)


Systems analysis & design

Systems of law