Oh, I absolutely like hiking books. If I were to stay longer in the area, I would totally get one. And if there was one, that would cover the best East Coast walks, I would get that anyways. But I was already suggested 3 or 4 hikes here. I will be doing the 2 multi-day hikes DuctTape suggested, and try to squeeze in the others around. This will probably mostly fill up my 2 weeks here. I will pick a couple of day hikes I either found in the internet, or that look nice on the map (especially if they're loops).
I don't want to buy more stuff than I already had to
I have a weight-limit when flying home in September, and in all likelihood, I wouldn't be able to use the book(s) afterwards. Should I be lucky enough to be able to do another US trip of that proportion, I would pick another area. The country is huge, and there are so many beautiful hiking spots! But this is also a disadvantage: in other countries it's easy to get a book suggesting great hikes all over the country. I guess the US is too big for this, and has too many great hikes to fit in one book.