UPDATE on the Transition Library

Transition Albany has been offered a space within the Albany Arts Gallery at Masonic and Solano, and we will soon be making our growing library of books and DVDs available for loan from there. This is a fantastic opportunity, and we thank Miles Williams, co-owner of the space, for his generosity. More details about how that will work will be following shortly, but in the meantime, if you have books or DVDs you have found inspiring and would be willing to loan them to the public, please get in touch  at transitionalbanyca (at) gmail.com.

The TRANSITION LIBRARY consists of books and DVDs (listed below) loaned mostly from our own collections. If you would like to add a title, your name can be firmly attached to your contribution for easy retrieval when you want it back. Please contact <transitionalbanyca [at] gmail.com> if you’d like to contribute a book or a DVD.

At the moment there is no membership fee, but any borrower who loses or damages a book or DVD will need to replace it. If you borrow one of the DVDs, we strongly recommend you invite friends and neighbors over to watch it with you, and leave time for a good discussion afterwards.

Please note that many of the documentaries are also freely available on the web.











White Water, Black Gold, 2011

The Economics of Happiness, 2011

What A Way To Go, Life at the End of Empire, 2010 (?)

Living Without Money, 2010

The Money Fix, 2010 (?)

Slow the Flow, 2010?

One Peace at a Time, 2009

The Tapping Solution, 2009

Capitalism – A Love Story, 2009

Homegrown, 2009

Dirt! The Movie, 2009

The Age of Stupid, 2009

Collapse, 2009

Dying to Have Known, 2008

Consume This Movie, 2008

What Would Jesus Buy?, 2007

The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, 2006

A Convenient Truth, Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil, 2006

The Global Brain/The White Hole in Time, 2006

The Future of Food, 2005

In Grave Danger of Falling Food, 2003

Ancient Futures – Learning from Ladakh, 1993

Global Gardener, Permaculture, with Bill Mollison, 1991












The Transition Handbook  –  Rob Hopkins

Transition Timeline  –  Shaun Chamberlin

The Transition Companion  –  Rob Hopkins

The New Good Life  –  John Robbins

Local Food, How to Make it Happen in Your Community   –  Tamzin Pinkerton & Rob Hopkins

City Chicks  –  Patricia Foreman

Chicken Tractor  –  Andy Lee & Patricia Foreman

Storye’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

How to Grow More Vegetables (than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine)  –  John Jeavons

The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping  –  Rosalind Creasy

Urban Homesteading  –  Kaplan & Blume

Gaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway

The Chicken Chronicles  –  Alice Walker

The Humanure Handbook  –  Joseph Jenkins

MycoMedicinals, an informational treatise on mushrooms  –  Paul Stametz

The Cob Builders Handbook  –  Becky Bee

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vols 1 & 2  –  Brad Lancaster

Post Carbon Reader  –  Heinberg & Leach

Navigating the Coming Chaos, A Handbook for Inner Transition  –  Carolyn Baker

When Technology Fails, A Manual for Self Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency  –  Matthew Stein

Reinventing Collapse  –  Dmitry Orlov

Hope Beneath Our Feet  –  ed. Martin Keogh

Sharing Solutions  –  Orsi & Doskow

As The World Burns (a comic book)  –  Derek Jensen & Stephanie McMillan

End Game Volume 1, The Problem with Civilization  –  Derek Jensen

Ecology – A Pocket Guide  –  Ernest Callenbach

Timeless Simplicity – Creative Living in a Consumer Society  –  John Lang

What Comes After Money?  –  Daniel Pinchbeck & Ken Jordan

Sacred Economics  –  Charles Eisenstein

A Brit who came to the US in 1988 and found California and the Transition movement to be a perfect fit. Now my life is replete with a dear husband, a small but productive permaculture backyard, a loving family and a very full calendar of work I love.

Posted in Resources on December 19, 2011
One comment on “UPDATE on the Transition Library
  1. Gerhard says:

    We’re getting valuable insights into essential challenges we affluent folks face from reading aloud parts of Peter Whybrow’s “Dangerously Addictive” from “The Post Carbon Reader.” Marge and I checked the Reader out from the Transition Albany Library at December’s Puposeful Potluck. Videos