For those in the Bay Area, all of the following books are available to borrow free of charge from the Jewish Community Library.
Classic Mussar texts translated from Hebrew
- The Path of the Just (Mesilat Yesharim), by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. Feldheim, 2004.
- Cheshbon ha-Nefesh, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Satanov. Feldheim, 1996.
- Shaare Teshuvah (The Gates of Repentance), by Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona. Feldheim, 1981.
- The Ways of the Righteous (Orhot Tsadikim). Feldheim, 1995.
- Duties of the Heart (Hovot ha-Levavot), by Bachya ben Joseph ibn Paquda. Feldheim, 1996.
History and Writings of the 19th-century Mussar Movement
- Rabbi Israel Salanter and the Musar Movement, by Immanuel Etkes. Jewish Publication Society, 1993
- The Fire Within: The Living Heritage of the Musar Movement, Hillel Goldberg
- Sparks of Musar: A treasury of the words and deeds of the Musar greats, by Chaim Ephraim Zaichyk
- Rabbi Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical Thinker, by Menahem G. Glenn. Bloch, 1953
- The History of the Musar Movement: 1840-1945, by Lester Samuel Eckman. Shengold, 1975.
- Ohr Yisrael: The Classic Writings of Rav Yisrael Salanter and His Disciple Rav Yitzchak Blazer. Targum Press, 2004.
Contemporary Mussar Teachings
- Mussar Yoga: Blending an Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice with Yoga to Transform Body and Soul, by Edith Brotman. Turner, 2014
- The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar, by Greg Marcus. Llewellyn, 2016 (forthcoming).
- Living Mussar Every Day, by Rabbi Zvi Miller. Targum Press, 2007.
- Climbing Jacob's Ladder: One Man's Rediscovery of a Jewish Spiritual Tradition, by Alan Morinis. Broadway Books, 2002.
- Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Musar, by Alan Morinis. Trumpeter Books, 2007.
- Every Day, Holy Day: 365 Days of Teachings and Practices from the Jewish Tradition of Musar, by Alan Morinis. Trumpeter Books, 2010.
- With Heart in Mind: Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life, by Alan Morinis. Shambhala, 2014.
- A Responsible Life: The Spiritual Path of Musar, by Ira F. Stone. Aviv Press, 2006.
- The Book of Jewish Values, by Joseph Telushkin, Bell Tower, 2000.