It's hard to believe it's been almost two months since our last Freethought Library update. This semester has really flown by, and we're already coming up on the one year anniversary of the project!
We've had a few exciting developments since February, beginning with a little promotion from the Friendly Atheist. The Hemant Bump -- as we like to call it -- brought in several monetary donations which made possible the purchase of some key supplies. We now have protective mylar covers on our hardcover books! These ensure that dust-jackets will not be lost or damaged and generally minimize wear and tear over time.
More importantly, we've received some exciting print donations! Authors Thomas Lawson and Jen Hancock generously sent us copies of their books, as did Sean Faircloth and Pitchstone Publishing. Lawson's Letters From An Atheist Nation: Godless Voices of America in 1903 provides a fascinating historical perspective, and Hancock's humanist guides offer a delightfully simple approach to personal ethics. Faircloth's Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About It! has been a particularly exciting addition because of it's relevance to the current political climate. The poli sci buffs among us are pretty much lined up to read it. That said, Sam got his hands on it first and will be posting a review tomorrow!
Finally, the Reason Rally last month proved to be a thrilling opportunity for networking and soliciting potential future donations. We hope this means there's much more to come...
As always, donations of used or new books and would be greatly appreciated. Simply email us at email@example.com for more information or click the "donate" button in the upper right hand corner of the page to offer monetary support for the project. Every little bit helps!
Here's the updated timeline graphic, complete with pictures of the mylar covers and our new books.