There are 4 books on lawn bowling in the R. H. Johnson Library.
1. Bowls (Skills, Techniques, Tactics) by John Bell 2007 796.31 Bell
This is the same book we have at the Club House. We donated a copy to the library because they can keep track of who has it.
I think it is the best one available.
2. The American Lawn Bowler's Guide ( An Instruction Manuel and Guide to the Game of Bowls)
by Harvey C. Maxwell 1966 796.31 Maxwell
This is an older version of the "how-to" books
at the Club House. It has topics like history, grip, stance, delivery, duties of players at different positions, etiquette, etc..
3. The Fundamentals of Lawn Bowls by Albert Newton 1960 796.31 Newton
This is also an older version of the how-to-do-it variety. When you get right down to it, this kind of information hasn't changed much
over the CENTURIES.
4. The Game of Bowling on the the Green or Lawn Bowls by James Weir Greig 1910 796.31 Greig
This is a reprint of something from the Spalding Co. Athletic Library which explains the game of bowls as played in 1910.
It's pretty much the same as now.
Most of the book is a reprint of the Spalding line
of athletic goods from 1910. A set of lignum vitae bowls was $17.00. A cricket ball was $2.25, etc..