About Atkins Bookshelf

Atkins Bookshelf  explores the world of ideas — through books, words, quotations, movies, and music — for people who are curious. The goal of Bookshelf  is to entertain, educate, and encourage. My writings are guided by two mottoes: “the unexamined life is not worth living” and “be inspired, to inspire.” At the heart of Bookshelf  is a lifelong passion for learning and books. Much of the inspiration and research comes from a personal library of more than 8,000 books (and counting), meticulously collected over several decades, driven by an insatiable curiosity and fascination with the world. Bookshelf is a labor of love and is supported by your donations (see below).

Alexander Atkins is president of Alexander Atkins Design, Inc. (AAD), a graphic design firm, serving nonprofits, universities, and schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. AAD designs annual reports, logos, websites, magazines, newsletters, and book covers. To learn more about AAD, please visit  www.alexatkinsdesign.com or send an email to alex[at]alexatkinsdesign.com.

View book covers designed by AAD at Alex Atkins Design – Book Covers.

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