As Earth Day approaches, it's a poignant time for us to reflect on the state of our planet and the steps we can take to protect it. Chapters Bookstore is proud to promote a selection of books that inspire, educate, and provoke thought on environmental conservation, climate change, and the marvels of nature. These books are not only a beacon of knowledge but also align with our advocacy for sustainability, highlighting the benefits of trading in and purchasing secondhand books  to reduce our ecological footprint.


And given the warmer, wetter seasons we are having here in Ireland already, with significant knock-on environmental damage – sustainability really needs to be high on all our agenda’s. So these books are a great start to educate ourselves on Earth Day concerns and also – they make for some brilliant reading.


"Earth Transformed" by Peter Frankopan


Peter Frankopan's "Earth Transformed" weaves a fascinating narrative showing how the environment has shaped civilization throughout history. While it broadens its scope to touch on various subjects like the geopolitics of oil and the climatic effects of nuclear tests, its core message remains impactful. This book serves as a reminder of the intricate relationship between human actions and environmental change, making it a must-read for those looking to understand the global landscape of climate change.LINK


"Project Earth”


Designed for the younger audience, "Project Earth" is a hands-on exploration of environmental sciences. Through engaging activities and captivating illustrations, children are introduced to critical topics such as the water cycle and climate change. This book is an excellent tool for parents and educators to inspire a passion for environmental stewardship in the next generation. Link


"Planet Earth" by Fothergill, Alastair & Attenborough, David


You’ve seen the TV programme, now read the book! No list would be complete without mentioning "Planet Earth." This book, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, takes readers on a spectacular journey through the world's habitats. Highlighting the importance of water and featuring stunning photography, "Planet Earth" is an eloquent call to action to protect the wonders of our world. Its companion, "Planet Earth, The Future," delves deeper into the environmental and conservation issues highlighted in the series, offering insights from leading commentators.Link


"Our Planet: Infographics for Discovering Planet Earth" by Cristina Banfi


Cristina Banfi's infographic book is a visual treat that educates children on the secrets of our planet. From the composition beneath the Earth's crust to the various environments, this book is filled with fun facts and intuitive presentations, making it an engaging read for curious minds.Link


"Pocket Nature: Beekeeping" by Silva Ariel"


For those intrigued by the small yet significant contributors to our ecosystem, "Pocket Nature: Beekeeping" offers a glimpse into the world of bees. This book emphasises the crucial role bees play in our daily lives and the broader environmental ecosystem, encouraging readers to take up beekeeping as a hobby for conservation.  Link


"Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm" by Isabella Tree"

"Wilding" tells the inspiring story of the Knepp experiment, where letting nature take its course led to a remarkable increase in wildlife diversity. This memoir is a testament to the resilience of nature and the positive outcomes of rewilding efforts, offering hope and a model for future conservation projects. There’s a move towards wilding across Europe and this book will let you see why it’s so important – and how brilliantly it can work. Link


"Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-Friendly Future" by Philip Lymbery"

Philip Lymbery's "Sixty Harvests Left" is a compelling read that addresses the urgent need for sustainable farming practices. With a blend of investigative journalism and optimism, Lymbery presents a vision for a nature-friendly future that secures our food supply and protects the planet. Link


In celebration of Earth Day, Chapters Bookstore invites you to explore these enriching titles. By choosing to trade in or purchase secondhand books, you not only gain knowledge to safeguard our planet but also contribute to a sustainable future. Let's take this opportunity to learn, inspire, and act towards a greener Earth.

Learn more about what we can do for Earth Day LINK