Slow Books is a curated list of books and resources that speak to Slow Food values. We hope to connect readers with food writing that inspires thought and discussion about the food you love, diverse food cultures, historical foodways, food justice and the joy of eating.
“I got lost in this book from page one. The writing is fantastic, the story is enticing, and the words will stay with you well after you’ve closed the back cover.”
— Katie Johnson, Slow Books team
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We use bookshop.org to host our booklist. We chose bookshop.org because their booksales support independent bookstores. Plus, Slow Food USA will receive 10% of the sale of every book sold via our booklist. We’ll put that 10% into the National Resilience Fund to directly support vital businesses and workers in community-based food systems, through local Slow Food chapters and groups.
In 2021, Slow Books selected Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass as its network-wide read-along for the year. They created a Discussion Guide and revised their Virtual Book Club Toolkit. Watch a video recording of a session where the Slow Books team offered tips on how to host a chapter-wide book club focused on the book.