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"Knowledge is our most important product." That's our motto, and it’s manifested in our library of off-grid and sustainable living books below. Even in the midst of the digital revolution, the traditional book still reigns supreme due to its durability, portability, and lack of prerequisites for use.

Our collection of off-grid and sustainable living books and resources is second to none, but if you only have time to read one, experts agree it should be our own founder John Schaeffer's Solar Living Sourcebook. This "desert island book" covers all aspects of sustainable and responsible energy, shelter, and food for a truly amazing resource that's guaranteed to spark your curiosity in many of the other titles in our library of sustainable living books and resources below.

"'Knowledge is power,' the old saying goes, but at Real Goods, knowledge is even more: it's our most important product. Because our basic mission is to move the world toward the paradigm shift of low-impact, carbon-neutral, sustainable living, ideas are just as important as equipment."

Solar Living Sourcebook 14th Edition
Chapter 15: The Real Goods Sustainable Living Library