Atheist Library

Seattle Atheists has a mobile library that includes several books and other materials that are either by, for, or about atheists or atheism. In addition, several members have books in their personal collection that they are willing to lend out upon request. Check out the lists below for our current collection.

Mobile Library

These books will be available at all meetings and at many events, including Meetups. If you are interested in an item and want to make sure you can check it out at your next event, just email our librarian.

  • “Almost Human: Making Robots Think,” Lee Gutkind, 2006
  • “Alpha, Omega,” Lori Stephens, 2008
  • American Atheists information packet #9
  • American Ethical Union information folder #8
  • “Atheism, Morality, and Meaning,” Michael Martin, 2002
  • “The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O’Hair,” Bryan F. Le Beau, 2003
  • “Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person’s Answer to Christian Fundamentalism,” David Mills, 2006
  • “Atlas Shrugged,” Ayn Rand, 1957
  • “The Audacity of Hope,” Barack Obama, 2006
  • “Bertrand Russell on God and Religion,” Al Seckel, 1986
  • “The Black Humanist Experience: An Alternative to Religion,” Norm R. Allen Jr., 2003
  • “The Blank State: The Modern Denial of Human Nature,” Steven Pinker, 2002
  • “Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election,” John L. Allen, 2002
  • “The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth,” Valerie Tarico, 2006
  • “The Darwin Conspiracy,” John Darnton, 2005
  • “The Demon-Haunted World,” Carl Sagan, 1996
  • “The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science,” Alan Lightman, 2005
  • “Dissecting a Bible: A Critical Analysis of the Holy Scriptures,” D.G. Van Curen, 2008
  • “Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors,” James Reston, 2005
  • “Double Crossed: Uncovering the Catholic Church’s Betrayal of American Nuns,” Kenneth Briggs, 2006
  • “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” Robert A. Paper, 2005
  • “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason,” Sam Harris, 2005
  • “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding,” John Locke, 1689
  • “Ethics without God,” Kai Nielsen, 1990
  • “Evolution,” Stephen Baxter, 2003
  • “Fascism Anyone?” Council for Secular Humanists information folder #7, Laurence W. Britt
  • “Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism,” Susan Jacoby, 2004
  • “The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America,” Kimberly Blaker, 2003
  • “The Ghost in the Universe,” Taner Edis, 2002
  • “God is not Great,” Christopher Hitchens, 2007
  • “God? A Debate Between a Christian and an Atheist,” W. L. Craig and W Sinnott-Armstrong, 2004
  • “A History of Jews in America,” Howard M. Sachar, 1992
  • “How Do You Know Its True? Discovering the Difference Between Science & Superstition,” Hy Ruchlis, 1991
  • “Humanism and Democratic Criticism,” Edward W. Said, 2004
  • “Imagine No Superstition: The Power to Enjoy Life With No Guilt, No Shame, No Blame,” Stephen F. Uhl, 2006
  • “In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India,” Edward Luce, 2007
  • “The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless, and Endless,” John D. Barrow, 2005
  • “Infidels: A History of the Conflict Between Christendom and Islam,” Andrew Wheatcroft, 2005
  • “Is It Good for the Jews? The Crisis of America’s Israel Lobby,” Stephen Schwartz, 2006
  • “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial (DVD),” 2007
  • “Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion,” Marlene Winell, 1993
  • “Letter to a Christian Nation,” Sam Harris, 2006
  • “Letting Go of God,” (audio CD), Julia Sweeney, 2006
  • “Letting Go of God,” (DVD), Julia Sweeney, 2008
  • “Liars for Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History,” Vol. 1, Chris Rodda, 2006
  • “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die,” Chip Heath and Dan Heath, 2007
  • Mother Jones (periodical), Oct. 2004
  • National Geographic, Human Evolution articles, Nov. 1985
  • “Natural Atheism,” David Eller, 2004
  • “The New Skepticism: Inquiry and Reliable Knowledge,” Paul Kurtz, 1992
  • “Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach,” Karl R. Popper, 1972
  • “Outfoxed” (DVD)
  • “Passionate Minds,” David Bodanis, 2006
  • “Piety & Politics: The Right-wing Assault on Religious Freedom,” Barry W. Lynn, 2006
  • “Political Liberalism,” John Rawls, 1993
  • “Promiscuity: An Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition,” Tim Birkhead, 2002
  • “The Question of God,” (2 VHS tapes), PBS Special, Sept., 2004
  • “Real World Poetry,” (book two) Norris Ray Peery, 2006
  • “Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought,” Pascal Boyer, 2001
  • “Religion Without God,” Ray Billington, 2002
  • “Science and Religion,” (CD of audio lectures), Lawrence M. Principe
  • “Science Wars,” (CD of audio lectures) Steven L. Goldman
  • “Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism,” Richard Carrier, 2005
  • “The Despoiling of America: Research article about church-state separation,” (information folder #6) Katherine Yurica
  • “The God Delusion,” Richard Dawkins, 2006
  • “The Religiosity of George W. Bush: Is the Personal Presidential?” (information folder #5), Edmund D. Cohen
  • “The Root of All Evil?” Richard Dawkins (DVD)
  • “The Story of Religion,” Betsy and Guilio Maestro, 1996
  • “The Theocons: Secular America Under Seige,” Damon Linker, 2006
  • “The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal,” Paul Kurtz, 1986
  • “Under the Banner of Heaven,” Jon Krauker
  • “The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success,” Rodney Stark, 2005
  • “Virginity or Death! And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time,” Katha Pollitt, 2006
  • “The Virtue of Selfishness,” Ayn Rand, 1961
  • “Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme,” Richard Brodie, 1996
  • “The Ways of an Atheist,” Bernard Katz, 1999
  • “What is Atheism? A Short Introduction,” Douglas E. Krueger, 1998
  • “What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat,” Louise Richardson, 2006
  • “Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design,” Michael Shermer, 2006
  • “Why Atheism?” George H. Smith, 2000
  • “Why I Am Not a Christian,” Betrand Russel, 1957
  • “The Wicked Son,” David Mamet, 2006
  • “With God on Our Side: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military,” Michael L. Weinstein and Davin Seay, 2006
  • “Woody Allen and Philosophy: You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?” Mark T. Conard and Aeon J. Skoble, 2004
  • “The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers,” Robert L. Heilbroner, 1999
  • “Writings on an Ethical Life,” Peter Singer, 2000

Personal “Available upon Request” Books

Some of our members have books in their personal collection that they are willing
to loan out upon request. If you’re interested in any of these items, just send
an email to the member listed.

  • “The Age of Reason,” Thomas Paine (Marcus)
  • “Alpha, Omega,” Lori Stephens (Lori)
  • “Atheism: The Case Against God,” George H. Smith (Megan)
  • “The Beginnings of Western Science,” David C. Lindberg (Megan)
  • “Evolution” (a cool pop-up book for kids), Raymond Hawkey (Megan)
  • “Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and other Delusions,” James Randi, 1982 (Jeff)
  • “How Do You Know Its True?” Hymen Ruchlis (Marcus)
  • “How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science,” Michael Shermer (Tiffany)
  • “Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving their Religion,” Marlene Winell, PhD (Tiffany)
  • “Philosophy: The Basics,” Nigel Warburton (Megan)
  • “The Assault on Reason,” Al Gore (Jami)
  • “Twist of Faith: A Story of Sin, Betrayal, and the Power of Truth,” (DVD)(Andrew) Kirby Dick
  • “Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudo-Science, Superstition, and Bogus Notions of our Time,” Michael Shermer (Tiffany)

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