Book group

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“Green” books you’ve been meaning to read? Or have read and want to discuss with others?

Transition Tavistock Sustainability Book Group

A chance to reflect on books by some of the inspirational writers with ideas on how to live sustainably and respond well to the climate and nature crises. We currently meet online, through Zoom. No cost, but registration in advance, via Eventbrite, needed for each meeting to get the joining details.

We encourage consideration of ethics and sustainability when buying books, as with all purchases. You can also borrow print or e-book copies via Devon Libraries.

A 10% discount on the selected book will usually be available from BookStop, 3 Market St, Tavistock (Check in meeting details.)

The Green Grocer by Richard Walker

“Richard Walker has long stood out from the crowd of mainstream business leaders as someone who completely ‘gets’ the scale and urgency of the climate and ecological emergencies and how we need something different from business as usual if we are going to overcome them.” (Craig Bennett, CEO of the Wildlife Trusts).

See Richard’s blog here.

BookStop, Tavistock offer a 10% discount if you let them know you are buying it in association with this book group.

Register here to get meeting link.


Subsequent meeting Tuesday 22nd March 2022. Titles and dates are announced in Transition Tavistock’s monthly newsletter.

Books we’ve recently read:

“English Pastoral: an inheritance” by James Rebanks (2020).

“His message of respect for the old ways and understanding of the complexities of farming for the future make this a really important book.”

“Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth (2017)

“Anyone can see that our economic system is broken. But can it be fixed? …. Identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray … and offers an alternative roadmap…. that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.”