“Books of Liberty”: great new site covered under the BipCot license

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Great new searchable site cataloging liberty books: http://booksofliberty.com/

This seems like a much-needed and very useful site.

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I wanted to let you guys know of a website that I think you will all appreciate – fully covered by the BipCot license. It’s called Books of Liberty (http://booksofliberty.com) and its blog (http://blog.booksofliberty.com).

It’s a website cataloging books related to all the subjects that we can agree on.

But it’s not just anarchy, history, economics books that you could find on Mises or FEE… there’s a whole ton of subjects like communication skills, peaceful parenting, entrepreneurship, etc.

These are books that might have been targeted for a wider (read ‘statist’) audience, but have merit in that if you put these into practice it would help you achieve a degree of liberty (or consistency with NAP) in your personal life. So really it covers a huge spectrum of subjects with the aim of being the ultimate resource of books that would appeal to those seeking to pursue liberty.

Right now there are over 1,600 titles!! There’s a blog, there’s a Facebook page, a closed Facebook Group where there are threads dedicated to books, so you can have discussions about specific books. You can save books to your library or create a wishlist to get back to your favorites easily. And any book that has a free PDF or audio-book online (and there are hundreds of them!) the link is placed directly in the page. So it’s probably the easiest way to find free ebook/audio book, even easier than the Mises website, dare I say.

The way it’s designed is that each book is tagged with all the key topics related to that book (15-20 tags/book on average). The main page allows you to search by topic, so you don’t have to try to find a book through a hierarchical structure, you can just search by the specific topic that interests you (and there are over 800 topics, so there’s something for everyone!).

This is especially useful if you’re interested in the intersection of multiple topics, e.g. History, Technology, and Critique of the State – what do you know, you can easily find the 9 books that cover those 3 topics. Anyway, it’s a free resource that will hopefully help us find books that we never knew existed, that will remind us of books we forgot about, give us inspiration if we’re interested in reading something new, and help educate masses when they ask about more info on a particular topic.

And I’m super proud of licensing it under BipCot NoGov License.

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