Okay folks, not to send you into a panic or anything, but we're officially down to the wire. If you're still on the prowl for last-minute holiday gifts and charity mugs and energy-saving light bulbs won't cut it, books are always a safe bet. That said, I've rounded up a few top-notch titles — most released over the past year and a couple featured in-depth on this here blog — covering green home design, architecture and gardening. And since next-day shipping from Amazon.com probably can't save your delinquent butt now, try hitting up your local independent bookseller to see if the below titles are in stock.


Are there are any eco-living tomes on your holiday wish list this year? 


Nature Framed: At Home in the Landscape by Eva Hagberg (The Monacelli Press)




















Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney (Artisan)


















Making it: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Koyne and Erik Knutzen (Rodale Books) 
















The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden by Ivette Soler (Timber Press)















Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living by Deborah Niemann (New Society Publishers)
















Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings by Phyllis Richardson (Thames & Hudson)














DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart (Laurence King Publishers)

Make Your Place: Affordable and Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Bass (Microcosm Publishing)



Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Stuff this: Green design and gardening books
Although they may not always fit comfortably into the average holiday stocking, eco-living tomes purchased from a local independent bookseller make ideal last-m