Catalog

Books A – G * Books H – N * Books O – U * Books V – Z * Special Collections * Items on Temporary Loan
Audio Books * DVDs * Music CDs * Data CDs
(Catalog titles are listed alphabetically by author unless otherwise indicated)

(Titles marked in Bold type are recent acquisitions to the catalog as of the last update)

Books A – G

A

  • Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, The Nazis, and the Swiss Banks – Mark Aarons, John Loftus
  • Mostly Harmless – Douglas Adams
  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  • God’s Debris: A thought Experiment – Scott Adams
  • The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball – Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • The Osmotics – Dycen Alexander
  • Pope Benedict XVI: A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger – John L. Allen jr.
  • The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • The Duel – Pakistan: On the Flight Path of American Power – Tariq Ali
  • Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile & Upheaval in the Middle East – Deborah Amos
  • DEconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason – Seth Andrews
  • Darwin. Selected and edited – Philip Appleman
  • A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity & Islam – Karen Armstrong
  • Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today’s World – Karen Armstrong
  • Earth is Room Enough – Isaac Asimov
  • Daughter of Kura: A Novel – Debra Austen
  • The End of Biblical Studies – Hector Avalos
  • Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence – Hector Avalos

B

  • Atheism: A Very Short Introduction – Julian Baggini
  • The Bible Handbook (revised) – W.P. Ball, et al.
  • Jihad vs. McWorld: How the Planet is Both Falling Apart & Coming Together and What This Means for Democracy – Benjamin R. Barber
  • Godless – Dan Barker
  • Evolution and the Myth of Creationism – Tim M. Berra
  • The Bible – Contemporary English Version
  • The Bible – Gideons Edition
  • Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States – Warren J. Blumenfeld (ed.)
  • Breaking the Da Vinci Code – Darrell L. Bock, PH. D.
  • A Manuel for Creating Atheists – Peter Boghossian
  • When God Becomes A drug – Father Leo Booth
  • Stephen Hawking’s Universe: An Introduction to the Most Remarkable Scientist of Our Time – John Boslough
  • Faint Echoes, Distant Stars: The Science & Politics of FInding Life Beyond Earth – Dr. Ben Bova
  • Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought – Pascal Boyer
  • No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith – Fawn M. Brodie
  • The Homemade Atheist: A Former Evangelical Woman’s Freethought Journey to Happiness – Betty Brogaard
  • *A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
  • Joseph Smith, Rough Rolling Stone: A Cultural Biography of Mormonism’s Founder – Richard Lyman Bushman
  • Life in Darwin’s Universe: Evolution & the Cosmos – Gene Bylinsky

C

  • Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World – Norman F. Cantor
  • Braindroppings – George Carlin
  • Napalm & Silly Putty – George Carlin
  • When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? – George Carlin
  • We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work – Jimmy Carter
  • Daily Life in Ancient Rome – Lionel Casson
  • Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story of Archeology – C.W. Ceram
  • Poetry for Beginners – Margaret Chapman & Kathleen Welton
  • Project Solar Sail – Arthur C. Clarke (ed.), Various Authors
  • Cosmos, Earth & Man: A Short History of the Universe – Preston Cloud
  • Prophets of Doom – Daniel Cohen
  • Enemy Aliens: Double Standards & Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism – David Cole
  • Ligozzi (Louvre Drawing Gallery) – Lucilla Conigliello
  • The Search for Life on Mars: Evolution of an Idea – Henry S.F. Cooper, jr.
  • The Republic of Plato – Francis MacDonald Cornford (trans.)
  • Michigan Atheists Speak Out: A Collection of Essays – Dee Crowe (ed.)

D

  • The First Civilizations: The Archaeology of Their Origins (Apollo Editions) – Glyn Daniel
  • The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
  • A History of Art: From 25,000 BC to the Present – Marshall B. Davidson
  • The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution – Richard Dawkins
  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design – Richard Dawkins
  • Climbing Mount Improbable – Richard Dawkins
  • The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins (2 hardcover, 1 softcover)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution – Richard Dawkins
  • River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life – Richard Dawkins
  • The Search for King Arthur – David Day
  • Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon – Daniel C. Dennett
  • Freedom Evolves – Daniel C. Dennett
  • Cave of the Painters Mind: A Novel – Joe Dennis
  • It Only Hurts When I Laugh: A Cartoon Collection for (and about) Hospital Patients – Gary DeSomber
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed – Jared Diamond
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – Jared Diamond
  • How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions – Christopher DiCarlo
  • Stealing God’s Thunder: Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod and the Invention of America – Philip Dray
  • The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems & Personalities – William Dunham

E

  • Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America – Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them) – Bart D. Ehrman
  • Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (A Clear Explanation that Anyone Can Understand) – Albert Einstein

F

  • Attack of the Theocrats! A Harrowing Tale: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About It – Sean Faircloth
  • Images for Eternity: Egyptian Art from Berkeley & Brooklyn – Richard Fazzini
  • The Organic God – Margaret Feinberg
  • Heart of the Assassin: A Novel – Robert Ferrigno
  • How Hemlines Predict the Economy: Explanations, Rationalizations & Theories on Everything – Peter Fitzsimons
  • The NYT Book of Science Literacy: What Everyone Needs to Know from Newton to the Knuckleball – Richard Flaste, Science Times (eds.)
  • Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? – Steve Fox, et al
  • African Genesis: Folk Tales & Myths of Africa – Leo Frobenius & Douglas C. Fox
  • The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason – Charles Freeman

G

  • Sidereus Nunclus (or The Sidereal Messenger) – Galileo Galilei (Van Helden, trans.)
  • Lead Us Not Into Penn Station – Provocative Pieces by Anne Nicol Gaylor
  • The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
  • Treasures of Tutankhamun – Katharine Stoddert Gilbert (ed.)
  • Awkward Moments (not found in your average) Children’s Bible – Horus Gilgamesh, Agnes Tickheathen (illus.)
  • Scientists Confront Creationism – Laurie R. Godfrey (editor), Various Authors
  • Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie – Barbara Goldsmith
  • Logic: Key Concepts in Philosophy – Laurence Goldstein, Andrew Brennan, Max Deutsch, Joe Y.F. Lau
  • A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism – Phyllis Goldstein
  • 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction – Rebecca Goldstein
  • The Story of Art – E.H. Gombrich
  • Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think – Alan Graffen (ed.)
  • The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors – Kersey Graves
  • 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History – Gary Greenberg
  • The Tao of Photography: Seeing Beyond Seeing – Philippe L. Gross & S.I. Shapiro
  • The Pillars of Islam: An Introduction to the Islamic Faith – Frances Gumley & Brian Redhead

Books H – N

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H

  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion – Jonathan Haidt
  • The Sociology of Religion: Classical and Contemporary Approaches – Barbara Hargrove
  • The Crusades: An Illustrated History – James Harpur
  • The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason – Sam Harris
  • Letter to a Christian Nation – Sam Harris
  • Freedom of Religion Decisions of the United States Supreme Court – Edited by Maureen Harrison & Steve Gilbert
  • A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes – Stephen Hawking
  • George’s Secret Key To The Universe – Lucy & Stephen Hawking
  • The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe – Stephen W. Hawking
  • The Universe in a Nutshell – Stephen Hawking
  • Doubt: A History – Jennifer Michael Hecht
  • Americas New Fundamentalists: When Atheism Becomes Religion – Chris Hedges
  • A Walk Through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars & Constellations & Their Legends (2nd ed.) – Milton D. Heifetz & Wil Tirion
  • Job: A Comedy of Justice – Robert A. Heinlein
  • Judaism & Modern Man: An Interpretation of Jewish Religion – Will Herberg
  • Judaism – Edited & interpreted by Arthur Hertzberg
  • Myth & Sexuality – Jamake Highwater
  • Religion & Sexuality: Opposing Viewpoints Series – Edited by Kevin Hillstrom
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything – Christopher Hitchens
  • The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer – Christopher Hitchens
  • Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes
  • Supersense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable – Bruce M. Hood
  • The Zen Experience: The Historical Evolution of Zen… – Thomas Hoover
  • The Quotable Atheist – Jack Huberman
  • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion – David Hume
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order – Samuel P. Huntington
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

I

  • A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam – I.A. Ibrahim
  • God: Hit or Myth? – Robert Green Ingersoll, edited by Ian Tarquin Hume

J

  • The Inspirational Atheist: Wise Words on the Wonder and Meaning of Life – Buzzy Jackson (ed.)
  • Christianity Before Christ – John G. Jackson
  • Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth – John G. Jackson
  • A Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs
  • The Age of American Unreason – Susan Jacoby
  • The Varieties of Religious Experience – William James
  • Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture & Conquest in the East 1750 to 1850 – Maya Jasanoff
  • A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God – Chris Johnson
  • Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth Century Physics – George Johnson
  • An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir – Mary Johnson
  • The Myths and Religion of the Incas – David M. Jones
  • Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World – Michael Jordan

K

  • Visions: How Science will Revolutionize the 21st Century – Michio Kaku
  • Man & Microbes: Disease and Plagues In History & Modern Times – Arno Karlen
  • Philosophy in the Modern World (A New History of Western Philosophy vol. 4) – Anthony Kenny
  • Tales of the Trojan War (Usborne Library) – Retold by Kamini Khanduri
  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  • Bedtime Bible Stories – Joey Kirkman and J.D. Shapiro, Jason Ross (illus.)
  • The Citizen Lobbyist – Amanda Knief
  • The Koran
  • A Universe From Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing – Lawrence M. Krauss
  • What is Atheism – Douglas E. Krueger
  • One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America – Kevin M. Kruse
  • To Understand Buddhism – Chin Kung
  • Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? – Paul Kurtz (ed.)
  • No Beginning, No End: The Ultimate Heart of Zen – Jakusho Kwong

L

  • The Philosophy of Humanism – Corliss Lamont
  • American Infidel: Robert G. Ingersoll – Orvin Larson
  • Virginia Woolf – John Lehmann
  • Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex – Judith Levine
  • Pope John Paul II: A Tribute – Life Magazine Books
  • The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails – John W. Loftus (ed.)
  • The Sacred Paths: Understanding the Religions of the World (3rd ed.) – Theodore M. Ludwig

M

  • The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity – Hyam Maccoby
  • The Atheist Way: Living Well Without Gods – Eric Maisel
  • The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith – Irshad Manji
  • The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America’s Founders Really Believed – Alf J. Mapp, jr.
  • Watt’s Perfect Engine: Steam & the Age of Invention – Ben Marsden
  • Life of Pi: A Novel – Yann Martel
  • Atheism: A Philosophical Justification – Michael Martin
  • The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe – John C. Mather & John Boslough
  • What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception – Scott McClellan
  • The Lord Was Not on Trial: The Inside Story of the Supreme Court’s Precedent-Setting McCollum Ruling – Dannel McCollum
  • One Woman’s Fight – Vashti Cromwell McCollum
  • Anti-Christ: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil – Bernard McGinn
  • The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings – Rajiv Mehrotra (ed.)
  • I Sold My Soul on Ebay: Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes – Hemant Mehta
  • Islam & Democracy: Fear of the Modern World – Fatema Mernissi
  • Ranting Again – Dennis Miller
  • Atheist Universe – The Thinking Person’s ANSWER to Christian Fundamentalism – David Mills
  • Gilgamesh – Stephen Mitchell
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore
  • Venus – Patrick Moore
  • Humanism as the Next Step – Lloyd & Mary Morain
  • Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs – Robert Morkot
  • Jesus Potter Harry Christ – Derek Murphy

N

  • Reading Lolita In Tehran: A Memoir In Books – Azar Nafisi
  • The Rise of Islamic Capitalism – Vali Nasr
  • Cradle & Crucible: History & Faith in the Middle East – National Geographic
  • Atlas of the Middle East – National Geographic
  • The Question of God – Dr. Armand M. Nichols, Jr.
  • Virginia Woolf – Nigel Nicolson
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Nonbeliver Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans – David Niose
  • Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation – Bill Nye

Books O – U

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O

  • Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam – Michel Onfray
  • How to Teach Physics to Your Dog – Chad Orzel
  • Philosophy for Beginners – Richard Osborne, Ralph Edney (illus.)

P

  • The Miniature Guide To Critical Thinking – Dr. Richard Paul, Dr. Linda Elder
  • From Certainty to Uncertainty: The Story of Science and Ideas in the 20th Century – F. David Peat
  • Sacred Writings vol. 5, Hinduism: The Rig Veda – Jaroslav Pelikan (ed.), Ralph T.H. Griffith (trans.)
  • The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature – Steven Pinker
  • The Portable Plato – Scott Buchanan (ed.)
  • Virginity Or Death: And Other Social & Political Issues of Our Time – Katha Pollitt

Q

  • What Do You Do With a Chocolate Jesus: An Irreverent History of Christianity – Thomas Quinn

R

  • Skeptical Inquirer: Bizarre Cases – Benjamin Radford (ed.)
  • Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil & Fundamentalism in Central Asia – Ahmed Rashid
  • The Big Questions: Philosophy for Everyone – Nils Ch. Rauhut
  • Islamic Mysticism: A Secular Perspective – Ibn al-Rawandi
  • The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture – Darrell W. Ray
  • Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality – Darrel Ray
  • The Shaman’s Coat: A Native History of Siberia – Anna Reid
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex – Mary Roach
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void – Mary Roach
  • Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife – Mary Roach
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach
  • Devil’s Gate: Brigham Young and The Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy – David Roberts
  • Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction – William L. Rowe
  • A History of Western Philosophy – Bertrand Russell

S

  • Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life & Death at the Brink of the Millennium – Carl Sagan
  • Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science – Carl Sagan
  • Comet – Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan
  • Cosmos – Carl Sagan
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark – Carl Sagan
  • The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence – Carl Sagan
  • Yo, Vikings! – Judith Byron Schachner (children’s)
  • Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq – Michael Scheuer
  • Wisdom of the Celtic Saints – Edward C. Sellner
  • The Young Atheists Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God – Alom Shaha
  • The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism At the Heart of American Power – Jeff Sharlett
  • How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God. 2nd ed – Michael Shermer
  • The Science of Good & Evil – Michael Shermer
  • Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design – Michael Shermer
  • Why People Believe Weird Things – Michael Shermer
  • Hidden Histories of Science – Robert B. Silver (ed.)
  • Practical Ethics – Peter Singer
  • How to Become a Bishop Without Being Religious – Charles Merrill Smith
  • Atheism: The Case Against God – George H. Smith
  • Breakfast With Socrates – Robert Rowland Smith
  • Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture – John Shelby Spong
  • Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam – Diane Stanley (children’s)
  • God: The Failed Hypothesis – Victor J. Stenger
  • Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill – Jessica Stern
  • Renaissance Painting – Paul Stirton
  • Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069 – Willaim Strauss & Neil Howe
  • Ethics & Morality Without Spirituality – Terrance E. Swanson

T

  • The Complete Idiots Guide to Taoism – Brandon Toropov & Chad Hansen
  • The Complete Idiots Guide to the World’s Religions – Brandon Toropov & Father Luke Buckles, O.P.
  • Gods Creation – James Tucker

U

Books V – Z

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V

  • The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance for Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus & Christianity – James Vander Kam & Peter Flint
  • Ritual & Reverence: Chinese Art at the University of Chicago – Harrie A. Vanderstappen SVD, Richard A. Born, Sue Taylor (eds.)
  • Candide – Voltaire (unabridged, Dover Thrift Editions)

W

  • The Bonobo & the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates – Frans de Waal
  • Snowball Earth: The Story of the Great Global Catastophe That Spawned Life as We Know It – Gabrielle Walker
  • God’s Politics: A New Vision for Faith and Politics in America – Jim Wallis
  • The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe (Updated Edition) – Steven Weinberg
  • Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught? – Bruce Weinstein
  • Atheists Can’t Be Republicans – C.J. Werleman
  • Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science – Michael White & John Gribbin
  • The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved – Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson
  • Future Property: A Collection of Speculative Fiction – Michael S. Wilson
  • A Strange Enterprise: Collection of Speculations – Michael S. Wilson
  • Israel: Opposing Viewpoints – John Woodward (ed.)
  • Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala & Mexico – Ronald Wright

X

Y

  • The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita – Paramhansa Yogananda (explained by), Swami Kriyananda (as remembered by)

Z

  • Parasite Rex – Carl Zimmer

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Special Collections

  • Lost Civilizations (Time-Life Books)
    • Aztecs: Reign of Blood and Spledor
    • China’s Buried Kingdoms
    • Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs
    • The Holy Land
    • Incas: Lords of Gold and Glory
    • The Magnificent Maya
    • Mound Builders & Cliff Dwellers
    • Pompeii: The Vanished City
    • Ramses II: Magnificence on the Nile
    • Rome: Echoes of Imperial Glory
    • Sumer: Cities of Eden
    • Vikings: Raiders from the North
    • Wondrous Realms of the Aegean
  • TimeFrame (Time-Life Books)
    • 3000-1500 BC: The Age of God-Kings
    • 1500-600 BC: Barbarian Tides

Items on Temporary Loan

  • Buddhism for Dummies – Jonathan Landaw w/ Stephan Bodian
  • Stories of the Vikings – Maurice Dunlap
  • Depression: Out of the Shadows (DVD) – PBS Home Video
  • Superheroes & Philosophy: Truth, Justice & the Socratic Way – Tom & Matt Morris (eds.)
  • Arthurian Legends – Mike Ashley (ed.)

Audio Books

  • Letter To A Christian Nation (as read by Jordan Bridges) – Sam Harris
  • The Darwin Awards vol. 2 (as read by Jason Harris) – Wendy Northcutt

DVDs

  • 8, The Mormon Proposition: Equality for Some
  • Coffee With Bernie
  • Collision, Christopher Hitchens vs Douglas Wilson: Is Christianity Good for the World?
  • The God Who Wasn’t There
  • Hug an Atheist
  • Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial
  • The Unbelievers: What Are You Willing to Believe? – Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins

Music CDs

  • Adrift on a Star: Irreverent Songs – Dan Barker
  • Beware of Dogma – Dan Barker
  • Friendly Neighborhood Atheist – Dan Barker (speaking)
  • Night At Nakoma – Dan Barker (music)
  • The End of the Universe – Lewis Black
  • Freethought Songs and Anthems – The Freethought Band
  • Dear God: Atheist Gospel – Neal Herr
  • Workin’ the Glory – Robert Lund
  • Liberty and Justice for All – Mike Newdow

Data CDs

  • America’s Greatest Infidel, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll (CD #1)

 

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