EmptyVajjarasana+bodhitreeBelow you will find a series of bibliographies (pdf) with recommended reading, grouped according to topics:

Essentials – for students of Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology

12 titles: Buddhist Background – Buddhist Psychology – Four Establishments of mindfulness

Early Buddhism and Early Buddhist Teachings

Early Buddhism: Translations of Canonical & Paracanonical Pali Texts

Other Early Indian Sources

Early Buddhism – Non-Pali texts


Academic literature

The following lists refer to academic literature on the study of early Buddhism and the study of early Buddhist developments:

Beginner’s Top Ten
Top Twenty Classics of Early Buddhism
Early Buddhist Reading: 100 titles
Early Buddhist Reading: Books only

Comparative Literature on Early Indian texts

Early Buddhist Texts – Comparative Literature

Buddhist India – Cultural History

Buddhist India – Cultural history & more