The Willamette Week’s Give!Guide (in which Hatch Innovation is featured) is giving away a $500 shopping spree to Powell’s Books today only. In honor of this fantastic incentive prize, we thought we would share a list of some of our favorite books. Here is our top 20 recommended reads. Enjoy!


The Sharing Solution by Janelle Orsi

When then must we do? by Gar Alperovitz

Investing in what works for America’s Communities by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Financing our Foodshed by Carol Peppe Hewitt

Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal

Owning our Future by Marjorie Kelly

The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg

The Bigger Prize by Margaret Heffernan

Building Social Business by Muhammad Yunus

The Power of Social Innovation by Stephen Goldsmith

The Impact Investor by Jed Emerson


Locavesting by Amy Cortese

The Local Economy Solution by Michael Shuman

Slow Money by Woody Tasch

The End of Growth by Richard Heinberg

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

Raising Dough by Elizabeth Ü

Small is Beautiful by E. F. Schumacher

The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs

Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows

Small Town Rules by Becky McCray