The Library of Radiant Optimism for Let's Re-Make the World began with a mutual fascination for books from the late 1960s and early 1970s that shared the aesthetic and ethics of self-publication and self-education. These how-to books document cultural practices from the founding and maintence of communal living spaces and growing your own organic garden, to early sustainable design initiatives and home-birthing. The people and projects represented in the books selected for inclusion in the Library paved the way for today's environmental movement and sustainable design culture. The counterculture of this time took seriously the task of building the world they wanted to see.

The Book of the Month Club is an opportunity for us to share scans of selected titles with you. From January-September of 2010, we scanned and uploaded a new book to our website. Please feel free to download hi or lo resolution versions of the selected titles.


(Please note: If you see your book here and DO NOT want us to share it, please contact us and we will take it down immediately.)

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