Any library is always a work in progress. And with the rich landscape of climate and ecological literature evolving faster than ever, there has never been a more exciting time to build a showcase of books.

This virtual library is born of our love of reading, and our joy in sharing our discoveries. Whether you are browsing for your next good read, building a book-list, or simply looking for inspiration, see this as a resource to use and share. You should be able to find most of out featured books in your local library  (find your nearest library by searching your local council website, or use if in England & Wales) or by ordering online from Hive.

We’re always keen to add new vivid, relevant and engrossing books to the collection, so if you’d like to make a recommendation, write to us at with your suggestion for prose, or for poetry.

MATT ROSE is a librarian living in Mid Wales. He is studying for an M.A. in Environmental Humanities, a multidisciplinary course that brings arts, humanities and social science into critical conversation with ecology and conservation. Current obsessions include slow travel and sustainable tourism.

LIZ JENSEN is a writer and ecological campaigner based in Copenhagen. She is a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion’s literary chapter Writers Rebel and the author of eight novels, including the ecological comedy Ark Baby and the climate thrillers The Rapture and The Uninvited.


ANNE ENITH COOPER is a poet, writer and activist. She is the founder of The Way of Words: from the page to the stage, author of poetry collection Touched, editor of the anthologies; And Then There Was Light and Out is the Word and co-creator of Living under the Shadow of Regeneration. Her work has also been published by Proletarian Poetry, No Planet B and the Loose Muse Anthologies.


SANDY WINTERBOTTOM is nonfiction writer and climate activist living in rural Scotland, Her work centres on the impact of humans on the natural world and draws on her previous experience as an environmental scientist and researcher. Her first full length work, The Two-Headed Whale was published in 2022.


IAIN CAMERON is a graphic designer, web designer and illustrator based in Copenhagen, and is delighted to be a small part of the Rebel Library team.

KATIE PERCIVAL is a doctor and keen cyclist living in Dumfries in Scotland. She does a lot of reading and a little bit of writing but has been mostly involved in creating the Rebel Library site.

IGGY FOX was a wildlife biologist and inspirational Extinction Rebellion activist who died suddenly in 2020 at the age of 25. The Rebel Library, which he helped to plan, is dedicated to his memory, and to all those campaigning for a brighter future.