To be honest with you these days I'd just jump on YouTube and watch as many brewing videos as possible especially as the brewer will often show and explain any mistakes they made during the brew. A little later it'll become clear what areas you want to learn more about first and there are a lot of books these day's that cater to a specific topic in great depth that you may prefer to buy over a generic brewing book. Having said you wont go wrong with Gibbo411's advice above.Any recommendations for books for someone like myself who is not an absolute beginner but still has heaps to learn. I have a small BIAB +DME set up.
I've got this book too and can highly recommend it, the others have also covered it off the others pretty good too (I have Hot to Brew as well a couple others)!I have a book call Brew by James Morton which I have found to be a brilliant book for newbies and a great reference book.
If you've still got it I'd be interested!Reading golfandbrew's post reminds me, I was in New York recently and coming out of the apartment there were a load of books put out for recycling one of those books was The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, it is a 1980's book in pretty good nick anyone wants it, I will post it out.