Books to inspire hope

A Bookshop in Algiers

A Bookshop in Algiers

Kaouther Adimi, Chris Andrews

A Bookshop in Algiers celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing...

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Julia Samuel

A leading therapist shares memorable patient stories to explore the key crises in life and what we can learn from them.

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for...

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Untamed

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part inspiration, part memoir Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of...

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Solved!

Solved!

Andrew Wear

Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy...

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Rutger Bregman

The major new book from Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, international bestselling author of Utopia for Realists and one of the greatest young thinkers of our time

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 Read reviewPhosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us...

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Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Alison Whittaker

Curated and introduced by Alison Whittaker, Fire Front is a ground-breaking anthology of First Nations poetry showcasing some of the brightest new stars, as well as leading Aboriginal writers and poets including Bruce Pascoe, Ali...

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Believe Me

Believe Me

Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change

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How to Argue With a Racist

How to Argue With a Racist

Adam Rutherford

An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation - and a weapon against scientific racism - by the author of A Brief history of Everyone Who Ever Lived

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Fighting For Our Lives

Fighting For Our Lives

Nick Cook

Fighting For Our Lives is the inspirational story of communities directly affected by the AIDS crisis. Against a harrowing backdrop of illness and death, fear and anger, hate and discrimination, they bravely took action.

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Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Hope In The Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Rebecca Solnit

This updated edition confirms Solnit's seminal work as a timeless classic on politics and change

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Spring

Spring

Ali Smith

Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing.       

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity

Ross Garnaut

We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make it happen?  

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Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Emma Thompson, Jackie Morris, Jo McInnes

How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency. Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.

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For Small Creatures Such as We

For Small Creatures Such as We

Sasha Sagan

For Small Creatures Such as We hunts for the meaning behind our most common, beloved celebrations and envisions how we can grow these roots into new and fulfilling secular rituals. From the daughter of celebrated scientist, Carl...

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The Overstory

The Overstory

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winnerShortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, a wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe.'The best novel ever...

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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Damon Gameau

Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

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How Powerful We Are

How Powerful We Are

Sally Rugg

Sally Rugg is one of Australia's most influential campaigners for social change and How Powerful We Areis her manifesto for championing what you believe is right.    

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Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Victor Steffensen

Fire Country is a cry from the heart asking for change in how Australia cares for country.

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The Responsible Globalist

The Responsible Globalist

Hassan Damluji

An incisive, optimistic manifesto for a more inclusive globalism.

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Atmosphere of Hope

Atmosphere of Hope

Tim Flannery

A decade after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast...

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How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century

Erik Olin Wright

What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?

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 Read reviewThe Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.

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This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

Extinction Rebellion

It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about climate change. Our last chance to save the world as we know it.   

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