This is the BEST book about whippets ... it answers many of the questions you might have. It's a quick read and inexpensive. It covers the basics about the breed, pros and cons, quirks, and really captures the essence of whippets. It answers a lot of the basic questions about whippets, and can also teach experience whippet owners a thing or two.
It was written by experienced sighthound breeder Dr. Caroline Coile, and is a must-have for any whippet lover's library.