A great non-fiction book can be an eye-opening way to learn mind-blowing new concepts, put yourself in someone else's shoes, improve your life, or simply delve into a topic you're passionate about. Whether you're a history buff, a budding chef, a DIY aficionado, or looking for inspirational stories, find brilliant biographies, cookbooks, history books, science books, home and gardening books, self-help books and more. You can also find a list of tried-and-tested non-fiction reads, as recommended by our readers, here.
Beautiful books for gifting
In twenty short books, Penguin Classics brings you the ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth. Shop the boxset on the Penguin Shop.
Books to inspire mindfulness
Designed to inspire and encourage readers to unlock their potential and provoke change, the Merky How To series helps to break down knowledge barriers and uplift the next generation.
Understanding ourselves, and others
All things food and drink
Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics list – from drama to poetry, fiction to history. Shop the beautifully collectible box set of the first 80 titles.
Powerful books to change the world
Non-fiction classics readers love
From reducing your plastic use to gaining greater happiness, here are books that can change your outlook in under 200 pages.
Intriguing history books
Discover the universe
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