Manual for Civilization – designist

Manual for Civilization

This collection of books contains selections from the Manual for Civilization, assembled by the Long Now Foundation and housed in The Interval in San Francisco, California. The full collection, when completed, will contain around 3,500 volumes to help restart civilization. The books are collected in four categories: Rigorous Science Fiction, The Mechanics of Civilization (how-to books), The Cultural Canon (works of literature, philosophy, religious texts), and Long-term Thinking and Futurism. Once the collection is full, new books can be added only by voting another book off the shelves. Over time, the conversation about what is in and out of the collection, and why, will become one of the most important aspects of the collection.


Science Gallery is closed from the 21st of December to the 3rd of January. 

Any products ordered from the Science Gallery Collection will be processed then.