I recommend you check out the free online resource first, you can start with Beginning Perl by Simon Cozen
You can then check out the free sample chapters from O'reilly
Try the safari bookshelf for 14 free days
Read Perl articles
Wait for "Higher Order Perl" as it should be free-ed anyday now
And finally, if you just have to buy something, check out the Perl cd bookshelve, I think it may offer better value for the money, and they all seem to include "Programming Perl"
If money is an object
Replies are listed 'Best First'.
I decided I wanted to make the book into a wiki. In the last couple of weeks I've acquired and installed MediaWiki (this is the software that powers Wikipedia) and hacked in the features I want. Then I discovered that my computer was too slow to run MediaWiki usefully, so I've replaced my computer.
The next step is to import the book into the wiki. There are two phases to this. Phase one is to translate the book into MediaWiki markup. Phase two is to break it into pieces and import the pieces into the database.
I hope I'll get this done in the next week or two.
But I have made a lot of progress very recently---things are moving along.