The Library

The Library

Just like we do every year, we offer the books that are on our bookshelves to our customers to borrow and read.

As usual we pick books that interest us, challenge us, inform us, enrage us, and inspire us. In the hope they will do the same for you.

You can borrow any book from our library and we trust you to send it back.

Of all the books we have sent out, only a small handful never made it back.

To borrow a book just email us at:

If you have any books that you can recommend, please let us know.

Not On The Label
Felicity Lawrence
Open your eyes to what really goes into the food that you eat every day.

The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein
A classic children's tale from the sixties that will make you think, however old you are.

200% Cotton
Helen Walters
The best T-shirts from around the world including some from Cardigan Bay's 3rd biggest clothing company.

I speak for the trees
Dr. Seuss' Lorax
A kids fable about who will speak for the trees.

52 Weeks To Change Your World
Allan Shepherd and Caroline Oakley
A practical little guide to going green from the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Silent Spring
Rachel Carson
First published in 1962, this book changed the way the world looked at those nasty pesticides.

The Sea Around Us
Rachel Carson
The history of the sea written in 1952, but still pertinent 50 years on.

Sold Out
William Young
Looks at the way supermarkets have impacted on today's society.

Joanna Blythman
Read this and never shop at a supermarket again.

Change The World For a Fiver
We Are What We Do
Cool, quirky and common-sense ways to change the way you live.

Design For Sustainability
Janis Birkeland
A detailed collection of eco-solutions for industrial and housing design.

The River Runs Black
Elizabeth. C. Economy
Looks at how environmental degradation in China will have repercussions for the rest of the world.

Design And Environment
Helen Lewis and John Gertsakis.
A global guide to designing greener goods.
The End Of Oil
Paul Roberts
Oil has dominated every aspect of the last hundred years - but what will happen when it runs out. This book provides us with some answers.

Against The Odds
James Dyson
Not just a story about a vacuum cleaner. More a tale of how David took on Goliath and won.

The Eco-design Handbook
Alastair Faud-luke
Showcases over 500 eco-products for home and office use.

Native Weapon
A collectable magazine on the best illustration out there.

Small Is Beautiful A Study of Economics. As If People Mattered
E.F. Schumacher
An economist who put people before profit.

A Prosperous Way Down
Howard Odum
How we need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels.

Something New Under the SunAn Environmental History of the World in the 20th Century (Global Century)
John McNeill
Like the title says, a history of man's footprint.

Who Will Feed China?
Lester Brown
Looks at how China will feed its growth.

Lester BrownHow the world economy could be compatible with the Earth's Eco system.

Our Ecological Footprint Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
William Rees
How to tread carefully on this earth.

Steady-State Economics
Herman Daly
One of the most influential environmental books of the 20th century.

The Organic Directory 2004 - 2005
Clive Litchfield
A county by county guide to growers, farmers and shops and more.

Soft energy Paths
Amory Lovins
Instead of patenting his alternative energy vehicle ideas he gave them away to car companies. Nice man.

Rem Koolhaus
A social and architectural commentary as always.

It's not about the bike
Lance Armstrong
He's been there. He's done it.

Funky Business
Jonas Ridderstrale, Kjelle Nordstrom
The opposite to business as usual.

Toxic Sludge is good for you
Molly Ivins
Takes a scary look at the PR industry.

How Wal Mart is Destroying America
Bill Quin
A feisty small town Texas grandpa takes on the giant.

In the Place of Fallen Leaves
Tim Pears
A novel of country life as it was.

The Natural Step for Business
Brian Nattrass and Mary Altomare
How to run a sustainable business and still stay in business.

In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
Carl Honore
How to slow down in a speeded up world.
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