Non-fiction

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 biographiescookbookshistory booksscience bookshome and gardening booksself-help books and more. You can also find a list of tried-and-tested non-fiction reads, as recommended by our readers, here.

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Green Ideas

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.

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Books to inspire mindfulness

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Life advice

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How To... bundle

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.

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Understanding ourselves, and others

All things food and drink

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Little Black Classics

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.

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Famous faces

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Powerful books to change the world

Non-fiction classics readers love

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Non-fiction books you can read in a weekend

From reducing your plastic use to gaining greater happiness, here are books that can change your outlook in under 200 pages.

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Intriguing history books

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Discover the universe

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Absorbing audiobooks

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Gifts for book lovers

From tote bags and prints to special editions and mugs, find something for every kind of reader at Penguin Shop.

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