Finished reading Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell a couple days ago. An excellent book. A lot of it was things that I already knew, but a good bit was things that I hadn't ever considered, or presented topics that I already had heard about in a novel way. I'd say it would be a good primer on economics for just about anybody. He's also written another book as a sort of sequel, Applied Economics, which I also plan to read.
And as an update to my post about my frustration with my local library, I have spoken to them and they agreed to get my books to the correct library. They were quite nice about it; very apologetic for the problems caused by their computer system switch.