Site Updated: 16 January 2007
Dear Fellow Librarian:
Of all I had an early hand in, one of the most important was launching the first free library in Philadelphia, which inspired the formation of other free libraries throughout the colonies.
See the copy I append below from that wonderful free online library Wikipedia for why libraries were crucial in originally winning our American revolution -- and are even more crucial now in advancing the global Book Lovers Revolution.
This is the peaceful, progressive revolution you librarians have led over thousands of years now.
For the range of our books for this crucial advance, please see Our Books for appealing new selections in Science. . . Education. . . Politics. . . Philanthropy. . . Morality. . . Spirituality. . . Entertainment and Humor . . . and Love.
Here you'll find the kind of tasty brain food we need to build the better world we’ve longed for ourselves and our children and grandchildren.
Please join the Book Lovers Revolution and encourage the formation of Better Book Lover's Clubs.
We can do it again, like in the old days. We book-loving peaceful revolutionists can help get human evolution back on track!
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From Wikipedia, the invaluable Free Online Library, www.en.wikipedia.org.
“Franklin and several other members of a philosophical association joined their resources in 1731 and began the first public library in Philadelphia. The newly founded Library Company ordered its first books in 1732, mostly theological and educational tomes, but by 1741 the library also included works on history, geography, poetry, exploration and science. The success of this library encouraged the opening of libraries in other American cities, and Franklin felt that this enlightenment partly contributed to the American colonies' struggle to maintain their privileges.”
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writers, librarians, sellers, editors, agents, and publishers in all world languages, all looking for the same thing.
Books that entertain and expand our minds—rather than further numb and dumb us down.
Books that drive us forward rather than backward in evolution.
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The Benjamin Franklin Press is the end result of twenty years of publishing ventures aimed at moving the kind of books that can advance human evolution into both scientific and mainstream book publishing and book stores worldwide.
For the fascinating story of the General Evolution Research Group and The Darwin Project that lies behind this new publishing venture, go the website for The Darwin Project— www.thedarwinproject.com.
There you’ll find the story of how during the Cold War years a secret meeting of scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain in Budapest led to the formation of the General Evolution Research Group. How a goal for the Group was to replace the old “survival of the fittest” Darwinism then driving the U.S. and Russia toward nuclear mutual destruction with a positive new vision and theory of evolution that could be used as a guide to the better future. How this led to a remarkable publishing venture involving two leading academic presses and best-selling trade books in over two dozen of this world’s languages. How out of this thrust and the discovery of Darwin’s long ignored vision of a fully human, action-oriented completion for his theory and the story of evolution—with the corroborating work of the thousands of modern scientists and educators behind it—the Darwin Project was formed.
All this led to the formation of the Benjamin Franklin Press to expand this movement into all the areas of our lives needed to update and inspire the American and global mind to meet the challenge of our times—beyond science and education into politics, philanthropy, moral evolution, spirituality, and at the core for renewal, love.
Join this exciting new venture and help build the better future in the most ancient, peaceful, enduring, enjoyable, and delightful of ways.
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