The Art of Peace – Morihei Ueshiba
(translated by John Stevens)
This work by O-Sensei should be on every dedicated Aikidoka's bookshelf.
There are a few versions of The Art of Peace. I recommend this version,
the 2005 reprint, with the expanded material described above. It can
only be found at
Barnes and Noble online
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere – Adele Westbrooke & Oscar Ratti
Many consider this the quintessential book on Aikido. Can be
requested through the Kirkpatrick Library via Quest.
Aikido Student's Handbook: A Guide to the
Philosophy, Spirit, Etiquette and Training Methods of Aikido – Greg
In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the
Japanese Martial Arts – David Lowry
The Essence of Budo: A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the
Japanese Martial Ways – David Lowry
Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training – C.M. Shifflett
The Spirit of Aikido – Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Ki in Daily Life – Koichi Tohei
(aka Book of Ki: Co-coordinating Mind & Body in Daily Life)
Tohei Sensei is the founder of the Ki Society. If you plan to
remain exclusively USAF, this is probably not the book for you.
Aikido and the Way of Harmony – John Stevens
John Stevens is an excellent Aikidoka and writer. I recommend any of his books.
Aikido and the New Warrior – Richard Heckler
Kirkpatrick Library: GV1114.35 A37
Aikido In America – John Stone & Ron Meyer
Kirkpatrick Library: GV1114.35 A374
Women in Aikido – Andrea Siegal
Kirkpatrick Library: GV1114.35 S56
Aikido for Kids – Laura Santoro & Jennifer Corso