This is not only a fantastic book about how Buddhism and atheism are compatible; but this is hands down the best book I have ever read about Buddhism.
In fact it was the first book I ever read about Buddhism and it is a great entry level book for those new to the philosophical concepts of Buddhism.
Was thrilled to see it as a recommended book in the Think Atheist amazon.com shop. I think everyone should read this book - regardless of spiritual orientation.
When people ask what my belief system is, I tell them, "I'm an atheist, but I practice Buddhist principles."
Then they usually ask, "But isn't Buddhism a religion? How can you be an atheist and Buddhist?"
I wish they would just read Batchelor's book. He explains it so well.