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HGP Library Highlights


About eight years ago, HGP revived a program of putting up displays of HGP books at local libraries. We generally do this six or seven times a year, and the libraries range from Battle Ground in the north, to Wilsonville in the south, Gresham to the east, and Tualatin Hills to the west. We show books about humanism and books written by authors who are humanists.  Children’s and youth books are an important part of every display.

We have a cart with books that are available to members to check out. We don’t have room for the entire library, so there is a complete list of books by author and by title on the cart. Any of these books can be provided on request.

HGP has also partnered with a group of inmates at Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. We have sent them duplicate books from our library.  We always welcome contributions of humanist books (or money) to add to their collection.

Title Author
2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt James A. Haught
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
A Better World For Our Children: Rebuilding American Family Values Benjamin Spock
American Ethics and the Virtuous Citizen: The Blessings of Liberty Robert Grant
American Infidel: Robert Ingersoll Orvin Larson
American Religious Humanism Mason Olds
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson Jennifer Michael Hecht
First Freedom First: A Citizen’s Guide to Protecting Religious Liberty and the Separation of Church and State C. Welton Gaddy and Barry W. Lynn
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism Susan Jacoby
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Doug Adams
How the Mind Works Steven Pinker
Humanism, What’s That? A Book for Curious Kids Helen Bennett
I Sold My Soul on eBay Hemant Mehta
If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth Helen Caldicott
Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children Dan Barker
Living by the Word: Essays Alice Walker
Maybe Right, Maybe Wrong Dan Barker
Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich
One Woman’s Fight Vashti McCollum
Onion Breath Steph and Dan Allosso
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
The Best of Humanism Roger E. Greeley (ed.)*
The Blind Watchmaker - Why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever Christopher Hitchens
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution David Quammen
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A personal View of the Search for God Carl Sagan, and Ann Druyan
Why Was I Born? Lyle L. Simpson
Women Without Superstition: The Collected Writings of Women , Freethinkers of the 19th and 20th Centuries Annie Laurie Gaylor (ed.)