On the your first problem: what is the native resolution of your display (monitor)? Have you tried selecting a different resolution? You can do this from the main menu, which is accessed by clicking the red megaphone at lower right; if it’s cut off on your screen, hold down the ‘alt” key, press G, and choose Preferences. This will get you to the Main menu. Resolution is at top center. Choose the lowest resolution , which is 1024x768. If the game window is still cut off at top or bottom with this resolution, then your video/display settings need to be changed—in particular, the vertical setting is too low. If you are using a netbook computer, it’s possible that your maximum vertical resolution is insufficient altogether. Many netbooks have a maximum vertical resolution of 600. Unfortunately, the People Power game just can’t be played on such computers. On the second problem: you can get out of the bookshelf back to the main screen by clicking anywhere along the far left hand margin (very dark area). Let us know if we can help further.