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 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 encouraged. You can contact me on Facebook or Twitter.