Selected books and major essays

The participants in the second-annual U.S. Slow Living Summit are an expressive group — dedicated to helping with change and the propagation of ideas.  Here is an envolving list of books and major articles by some of our participants. It is thoroughly incomplete — but we’ll add additional titles as we hear about them.


A wiki page to which anyone can add additional titles is reached by clicking HERE.


Brattleboro’s premier family/locally owned new bookstore has ordered a selection of these titles and will be offering them for sale in the lobby of the Latchis Theatre, during luncheon periods at the River Garden, and in a special display at the store. If you have an additional suggestion for a book, or are an author who would like to schedule a signing visit to the store, contact co-owner Nancy Braus (with Rich Geidel) at Everyone’s Books, 25 Elliot Street, Brattleboro 05301 / 802-254-8160 / everyonesbks@gmail.com

Titles suggested by fellow SLS2012 registrants

Here are books and reading that have been suggested by fellow SLS2012 participants:

  • Everyone should read “The Loss of Our Family Farms: Conscious Policy or Inevitable Result.” by Mark Ritchie (current Sec. of State for MN) available at the NE Small Farms Institute Jackson St. Belchertown, MA 01007 Phone: 413-323-4531 Fri, May 18, 2012 6:26 PM
  • Panhead, tale of Vermont ISBN PB 978-0-9834852-6-1
  • Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do And What You Can Do About It (Berrett-Koehler 2012) foreword by Bill Moyers
  • Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability -http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439855768
  • Eric Zencey, Virgin Forest: Meditations on History, Ecology, Culture
  • Forthcoming October 2012: The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy
  • Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet
  • My most recent title is Fearless Voices: true stories by courageous women. May not be closely enough aligned?
  • Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press).
  • Forthcoming: “The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State” (Levellers Press).
  • Feeling for Stones: learning & invention when facing the unknown
  • Sacred Economics
  • Chuck Collins, 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can We Do About It
  • Change Comes to Dinner by Katherine Gustafson
  • Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies
  • With an Ear to the Ground, Essays on Sustainable Agriculture. Northeast SARE $10. I have copies to supply if requested. Vern Grubinger.
  • “Local Food are Key to Economic Recovery” Chapter 13 of Food Movements Unite! by Food First Press
  • World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (Bauhan Publishing, 2011)
  • The Natural Building Companion by Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin
  • We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy by John Buck and Sharon Villines, sociocracy.info, 2007. A Gide to Sociocratic Principles and Methods
  • Equity Trust is the publisher of Preserving Farms for Farmers: A Manual for Those Working to Keep Farms Affordable. We would be happy to make copies available toe Everyone’s Books for sale at the event.
  • No, but everyone should read “The Loss of Our Family Farms: Conscious Policy or Inevitable Result.” by Mark Ritchie (current Sec. of State for MN) available at the NE Small Farms Institute Jackson St. Belchertown, MA 01007 Phone: 413-323-4531
  • Panhead, tale of Vermont
  • Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do And What You Can Do About It (Berrett-Koehler 2012) foreword by Bill Moyers
  • Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability – http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439855768
  • Eric Zencey, Virgin Forest: Meditations on History, Ecology, Culture
  • Green Washed: Why We Can’t Buy Our Way to a Green Planet
  • My most recent title is Fearless Voices: true stories by courageous women. May not be closely enough aligned?
  • Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press). Forthcoming: “The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State” (Levellers Press).
  • Feeling for Stones: learning & invention when facing the unknown
  • Sacred Economics
  • Chuck Collins, 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can We Do About It
  • Change Comes to Dinner by Katherine Gustafson
  • Creating Wealth: Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies
  • With an Ear to the Ground, Essays on Sustainable Agriculture. Northeast SARE $10. I have copies to supply if requested. Vern Grubinger.
  • Local Food are Key to Economic Recovery Chapter 13 of Food Movements Unite! by Food First Press
  • World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (Bauhan Publishing, 2011)
  • The Natural Building Companion by Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin