What’s the Economy for, Anyway? - John de Graaf and David Batker

Finding a way to analyze and discuss the connections between our economy and the issues found in today’s world can be a challenge. What’s the Economy for, Anyway takes a look at how the U.S. economy is strongly centered on an open mouth-bottomless stomach model, which is measured using the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of an economy. The book addresses key topics such as the reality of our unsustainable economy, how it can improve in function and fairness, as well as other economic models that the United States can utilize.
Permaculture: Principles and Paathways beyond Sustainability - David Holmgren

David Holmgren is the co-originator of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison. This book draws together and integrates Holmgren’s 25 years of experience with permaculture to reveal a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. The book highlights his personal passion about philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability and is targeted for anyone with knowledge of permaculture and anyone interested in living sustainably.
The Transition Handbook - Rob Hopkins

The Transition Handbook, written by Rob Hopkins, is a great resource to anyone who is interested in the Transition Town movement or learning about becoming more resilient. People that learn about the Transition Town movement engage themselves and educate friends and with addressing our current climatic state, and explaining about peak oil and the effects in the future.

The Town That Food Saved- Ben Hewitt

The Town That Food Saved, How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food provides a model for revitalizing local economies, and encourages the use of this example on the state and national levels. the town of Hardwick, Vermont has “embarked on a quest to create the most comprehensive, functional, and vibrant local food system in North America”. This is a story about a radical, sustainable shift that dives deep into investigating our current diet, the way we grow and distribute food, and our dependency on a supply chain that is beyond our control.

Published quarterly, it’s North America’s leading (& the world’s longest-lived) permaculture periodical, with information about all things permaculture and many practical solutions to the challenges of life in an age of energy decline and Peak Everything.
Small is Beautiful - E. F. Schumacher

Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as “Buy Locally” and “Fair Trade,” while voicing strong opposition to “casino capitalism” and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.
Creature From Jekyll Island - G. Edward Griffin

Knowledge and understanding as to the creation of the Federal Reserve and how money is created is gained. It is very important to understand the concentration of power and economics. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Creature from Jekyll Island will change the way you view the world, politics, and money. 
Voluntary Simplicity: Towards a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich - Duane Elgin

Voluntary Simplicity is not a book about living in poverty; it is a book about living with balance. Elgin illuminates the changes that an increasing number of Americans are making in their everyday lives-adjustments in day-to-day living that are an active, positive response to the complex dilemmas of our time. By embracing the tenets of voluntary simplicity-frugal consumption, ecological awareness, and personal growth-people can change their lives and, in the process, save our planet.

The End of Nature - Bill McKibben

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.