Python books

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Here is a list of useful Python books, both for learning and for reference.

Learning Python, Mark Lutz and David Ascher, O'Reilly 591 pages 
A good introduction.
Core Python, Wesley J. Chun, Prentice-Hall, 2007, 1077 pages 
An all-round, ground-up treatment that goes into more depth than "Learning Python".
Beginning Python (Novice to Professional), Magnus Lie Hetland, Apress 640 pages 
Uses graded practical projects.
Programming Python, Mark Lutz, O'Reilly, 2001, 1255 pages + CD-ROM 
A good second book.
Dive Into Python, Mark Pilgrim, Apress 413 pages 
A good second book, based on real example programs. Also available free online and for download [1].

For more detailed descriptions, see this list. There is also extensive information about books on the Python Wiki