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BEST Libertarianism Books You Must Read

There are countless Libertarianism courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Getting Libertarianism Right (2018)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadUseful as a brief statement of where Hoppe stands on the most important issues within the libertrarian movement — and the most important issues of our age. Some regard Hoppe as the greatest living libertarian, others as the devil. The only point of agreement is that he is a thinker who cannot be ignored. #557,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5110 in Political Ideologies & Doctrines (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Sean Gabb

Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (2012)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadHistorically, Americans have seen libertarians as far outside the mainstream, but with the rise of the Tea Party movement, libertarian principles have risen to the forefront of Republican politics. But libertarianism is more than the philosophy of individual freedom and unfettered markets that Republicans have embraced. Indeed, as Jason Brennan points out, libertarianism is a quite different–and far richer–system of thought than most of us suspect.
Author(s): Jason Brennan

Libertarianism For Beginners (2016)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadLibertarianism isn’t about winning elections; it is first and foremost a political philosophy―a description of how, in the opinion of libertarians, free people ought to treat one another, at least when they use the law, which they regard as potentially dangerous.
Author(s): Todd Seavey, Nathan Smith, et al.

Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto (2015)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadIn this essential manifesto of the new libertarian movement, New York Times bestselling author and president of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe makes a stand for individual liberty and shows us what we must do to preserve our freedom.Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum.
Author(s): Matt Kibbe

Libertarianism in a Nutshell (2016)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadHave you heard the word “libertarian” a lot in current political talks? Do you believe that the government isn’t designed to shape the way people live their lives? If you answered “Yes” then this book will explain how you may already be a Libertarian. Do you understand what libertarians stand for?
Author(s): Aaron Barksdale, Joshua Hardy

Libertarianism: A Primer (1998)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadTens of millions of Americans, from Generation X-ers to baby boomers and beyond, are rediscovering libertarianism, a visionary alternative to the tired party orthodoxies of left and right.
Author(s): David Boaz

The Virtue of Selfishness: Fiftieth Anniversary Edition (1964)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadSince their initial publication, Rand’s fictional works—Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged—have had a major impact on the intellectual scene. The underlying theme of her famous novels is her philosophy, a new morality—the ethics of rational self-interest—that offers a robust challenge to altruist-collectivist thought.
Author(s): Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden

The Revolution: A Manifesto (2009)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must Read#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThis much is true: You have been lied to. The government is expanding. Taxes are increasing. More senseless wars are being planned. Inflation is ballooning. Our basic freedoms are disappearing. The Founding Fathers didn’t want any of this. In fact, they said so quite clearly in the Constitution of the United States of America.
Author(s): Ron Paul

The Libertarian Reader: Classic & Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman (2015)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must Read“The most magnificent collection of libertarian writings ever published” (Laissez Faire Books).An important collection of seminal writings on a movement that is rapidly changing the face of American politics, The Libertarian Reader links some of the most fertile minds of our time to a centuries-old commitment to freedom, self-determination, and opposition to intrusive government.
Author(s): David Boaz

The New Libertarianism: Anarcho-Capitalism (2013)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadThe Ludwig von Mises Institute says (reviewer David Gordon): “this remarkable book began as an academic thesis written in 1972, and submitted the next year for a graduate degreeThe book is much more than an academic thesis, though; it is a distinguished addition to libertarian thought.” The late 1960s and early 1970s marked the first wave of the libertarian movement.
Author(s): J. Michael Oliver, L. Neil Smith

Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System (2009)

 BEST Libertarianism Books You Must ReadBoundaries of Order by Butler Shaffer is in that tradition, a completely fresh look at a marvelous intellectual apparatus by a mature intellectual who has been writing on law, economics, and history for four decades. It is the treatise on liberty and property for the digital age, one written in the Rothbardian/Hayekian tradition but with a unique perspective on how the great struggle between state and society is playing itself out in our times.
Author(s): Butler Shaffer, Butler D. Shaffer

Best Libertarianism Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some libertarianism books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Against the Left: A Rothbardian Libertarianism

Author(s): Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
ID: 2508715, Publisher: Rockwell Communications LLC, Year: 2019, Size: 282 Kb, Format: mobi

Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism

Author(s): Dan Moller
ID: 2797706, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism

Author(s): Jason Brennan, David Schmidtz, Bas van der Vossen
ID: 2171292, Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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