The last few weeks have seen some interesting announcements in the Python world. IronPython going 1.0 caused a stir. Now Python 2.5 final has been released.
I see a Python for Dummies book just released.
Also, I note that a Python book now trumps all the Monty Python stuff to the first search result on Amazon. I remember having to scroll to page 3 or so to encounter a Python programming language book.
On Python books: I don't know how up to date it is but http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonBooks is a good place to peruse the range of Python books available.