Knox Vegan

K-Town Vegans Meetup

Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee


All books are available at the Lawson McGhee Branch of the Knox County Public Library System, located at 500 W Church Ave. This list is limited to books I've read and feel comfortable recommending, which should grow, so check back. All books are listed in the Title / Author / DDC No. format.


The Vegan Table / Colleen Patrick Goudreau / 641.5636 PATR

Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions / Elizabeth Andoh / 641.5952 ANDO

Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan: Everyday Vegan Recipes Worth Celebrating / Dreena Burton / 641.5636 BURT

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week / Isa Chandra Moskowitz / 641.5636 MOSK


Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet / Jack Norris and Virginia Messina / 613.262 NORR (See Messina's wonderful Plant Plate Infographic from the book Vegan For Her at the top of this page)

Becoming Vegan / Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina / 613.262 DAVI


The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter / Peter Singer and Jim Mason / 178 SING

Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals / C. Ray Greek and Jean Swingle Greek / 179.4 GREE

Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good / Jonathan Balcombe / 591.5 BALC

The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections by a Primatologist / Frans de Waal / 156 WAAL

Animal Rights: A Philosophical Defence / Mark Rowlands / 179.3 ROWL

The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory / Carol J. Adams / 179.3 ADAM



Food Empowerment Project

There's obviously a ton of good work out there, but it's tough to find a deeper resource than Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's Food for Thought Podcast. For practical, from-the-ground-up help in making a change, check out Patrick-Goudreau's 30-Day Vegan Challenge. striking illustrations of the scale of our use and abuse and the resulting farmed animals' realities, like this.