There are certain books that are essential to an education about the human condition of which I believe should be available for free and with easy access to everybody. I have gathered together some of the most influential writings of the world in an attempt to both preserve and foster easy access to these works. Each e-book on these lists is in PDF format. I have organized them by topic (many topics intersect) and the last name of the author. I am constantly adding to the bookshelf. Suggestions for additions are always encouraged. You can contact me on Facebook or Twitter, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.