Suggested Reading List for Newcomers

For those who are interested in Ayn Rand’s thought and want to read her firsthand, but aren’t sure where to begin, the following readings, organized by topic, offer a place to start. This, of course, is by no means a comprehensive list of Ayn Rand’s writings or of the Objectivist literature.

Ayn Rand’s Fiction

Philosophy’s Nature and Importance

Objectivism as a System of Philosophy



Cultural Trends

Through a special arrangement with the publisher, the editor and the Estate of Ayn Rand, ARI has received permission to present The Ayn Rand Lexicon in its entirety, free of charge, to Web visitors. Edited by Harry Binswanger, and with an introduction by Leonard Peikoff, The Ayn Rand Lexicon presents key excerpts from Ayn Rand’s writings on some 400 topics in philosophy and related fields. Newcomers find it an enjoyable book to browse, a launching pad to explore the ideas contained in Ayn Rand’s many articles and books.