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Dokořán, s. r. o.
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Czech Republic

Publishing house Dokořán was founded in 2001 by Zdeněk Kárník and Marek Pečenka – publishers with more than 10 years of prior experience in non-fiction publishing. Our non-fiction publications cover a wide range of topics, from natural sciences such as mathematics, physics and nature to history, social sciences and arts. The common denominator is the exploration of the impact of new ideas in all these fields on the present shape of Western civilization.

Our fiction series cover various topics and genres. The most successful series is our poetry collection called "Mocca" while our series of modern novels reflecting the European experience is also gaining popularity.

Up to December 2022, we have published more than 1,100 new books, about one third of which are translations from English, French, German, Dutch, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Polish, Finnish, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Russian.

Here is an overview of our published translations: (All translations are from English unless stated otherwise)


  • Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave by Alvin and Heidi Toffler
  • Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals by Niall Ferguson (Editor)
  • Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There by David Brooks


  • E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
  • Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time by J. Richard Gott
  • Omon Ra by Viktor Pelevin (fiction, translated from Russian)
  • War and Anti-War: Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos by Alvin and Heidi Toffler
  • Black Angel in Snowdrift by Anna Akhmatova (poetry, translated from Russian)
  • Misteaks: And How to Find Them Before the Teacher Does by Barry Cipra
  • Der Historische Anthropologie (Historical Anthropology) by Richard van Dülmen (translated from German)
  • Our Cosmic Habitat by Martin Rees
  • The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible by Keith Devlin


  • Life As a Geological Force: Dynamics of the Earth by Pieter Westbroek
  • The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
  • Der ehrlose Mensch (Dishonest Men) by Richard van Dülmen (translated from German)
  • The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting: Wannsee and the Final Solution by Mark Roseman
  • How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin
  • The Raven And Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust by Boria Sax
  • The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy by Noreena Hertz
  • The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield
  • Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
  • Why Elephants Have Big Ears: Understanding Patterns of Life on Earth by Chris Lavers
  • The Pity of War: Explaining World War I by Niall Ferguson


  • Storia della filosofia greca. Da Socrate in poi (The Story of the Greek Philosophy: Socrates and the others) by Luciano DeCrescenzo (translated from Italian)
  • Mythologies by Roland Barthes (translated from French)
  • Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals by John Gray
  • Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures by Anthony Aveni
  • The Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World by Peter Douglas Ward and Donald Brownlee
  • SPQR I: The King's Gambit by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • No Cure for Cancer by Denis Leary (stage monologue)
  • A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer by George Johnson
  • A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice by J. D. MacDougall
  • The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century by John Brockman (Editor)


  • Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century – On Earth and Beyond by Martin J. Rees
  • The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey by Spencer Wells
  • Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time by Michio Kaku (Great Discoveries series)
  • The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis by Sherwin B. Nuland (Great Discoveries series)
  • No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs by Naomi Klein
  • La fin des dinosaures (The end of Dinosaurs) by Eric Buffetaut (translated from French)
  • SPQR II: The Catiline Conspiracy by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • The New Quantum Universe by Tony Hey and Patrick Walters
  • Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
  • The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time by Keith Devlin
  • Pluralismo, multiculturalismo e estranei. Saggio sulla societa multietnica (Pluralism, multiculturalism and immigrants) by Sartori Giovanni (translated from Italian)
  • Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland
  • Deep blues by Robert Palmer


  • You destroyed everything, destroy my heart (poetry, translated from Provencal)
  • Sade, Fourier, Loyola by Roland Barthes (translated from French)
  • Colossus: The Price of America's Empire by Niall Ferguson
  • The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploatation of Jewish Suffering by Norman G. Finkelstein
  • Storia della filosofia medioevale (The History of the Medieval Philosophy) by Luciano DeCrescenzo (translated from Italian)
  • The Sceptical Environmentalist by Bjorn Lomborg
  • I do not drink alone by Vladimir Vysotsky (poetry, translated from Russian and Lithuanian)
  • Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel by Rebecca Goldstein (Great Discoveries series)
  • SPQR III: The Sacrilege by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • 1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson
  • Heresies: Against Progress and Other Illusions by John Gray
  • Thirteenth Month by Erich Kästner (poetry, translated from German)
  • Canyons of the Colorado by Robert Wesley Powell
  • From Here to Infinity by Ian Stewart
  • Drugs: A Very Short Introduction by Leslie Iversen
  • Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Tim Gowers
  • Tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Golden Ratio. The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio
  • Elena, Elena, amore mio (Helene, Helene, my love) by Luciano DeCrescenzo (translated from Italian)
  • Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction by Fred Piper and Sean Murphy
  • Der Zahlenteufel (The Number Devil) by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (translated from German)
  • Q by Luther Blissett (fiction, translated from Italian)
  • La Sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (fiction, translated from Spanish)
  • Arrivederci amore, ciao (The Goodbye Kiss) by Massimo Carlotto (crime story, translated from Italian)


  • Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
  • Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction by A. C. Grayling
  • Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction by Bahn Paul
  • Architecture: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Ballantyne
  • Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction by John Polkinghorne
  • Logic: A Very Short Introduction by Graham Priest
  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
  • Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles
  • Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama
  • Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Big Bang: The Origin Of The Universe by Simon Singh
  • Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
  • The Weather Makers: the History and Future Impact of the Weather Change by Tim Flannery
  • Le citta invisibili (Invisible towns) by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • Come diventare bella ricca e stronza (How to Become Beautiful and Rich Bitch) by Giulio Cesare Giacobbe (translated from Italian)
  • Persian Fire: the First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland
  • SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • Miss Leavitt’s Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe by George Johnson
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turning and the Invention of the Computer by David Leavitt
  • The Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking by Stephen Law
  • Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch
  • Chronicle of a Blood Merchant by Yu Hua (translated from Chinese)
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking
  • Gottland by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • Selected Limericks & Other Nonsenses by Edward Lear
  • On Czech and German Culture, conversations by Johannes Urzidil and Ferdinand Peroutka (translated from German)


  • Architecture: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Ballantyne
  • Opening the Skinner’s Box by Lauren Slater
  • How Life Imitates Chess by Garri Kasparov
  • Cool It! by Bjorn Lomborg
  • An Aesthetical Weasel: selected poems by Christian Morgenstern (translated from German)
  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
  • SPQR V: Saturnalia by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry by Mario Livio
  • Chance by Amir Aczel
  • Il secolo cinese (The Chinese Century) by Federico Rampini (translated from Italian)
  • Sociology: A Very Short Introduction by Steve Bruce
  • Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension by Michio Kaku
  • A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
  • A Little Book of Coincidence by John Martineau (Wooden Books series)
  • New Theories of Everything by John D. Barrow
  • From the Land of Mr. Nobody: Two Middle-European Poets Facing Totality. Selected poems by Zbygniew Herbert and Jan Zahradnícek (Herbert’s poetry translated from Polish)
  • Who Controls the Internet by Jack Goldsmith & Tim Wu
  • Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem
  • Sacred Geometry by Miranda Lundy (Wooden Books series)
  • Das Tschechische Nationaltheater im internationalen Vergleich (The Czech National Theatre in the International Context) by Philipp Ther (translated from German)
  • Wie es leuchtet (Dazzled) by Thomas Brussig (translated from German)
  • The Curious Sofa and Other Stories by Edward Gorey
  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Monsieur Teste (Mr. Teste) by Paul Valéry (translated from French)
  • Le nombre d'or (The Golden Number) by Matila Ghyka (translated from French)


  • An Appeal to Reason. A Cool Look at Global Warming by Nigel Lawson
  • Does God Play Dice? The New Mathematics of Chaos by Ian Stewart
  • The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  • The Equations. Icons of Knowledge by Sander Bais (translated from Dutch)
  • The Cup of Black Wine (poetry, translated from ancient Chinese)
  • The Celts: A Very Short Introduction by Barry Cunliffe
  • Die andere Seite (The Other Side) by Alfred Kubin (translated from German)
  • The Trouble with Physics. The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next by Lee Smolin
  • A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll
  • Cosmic Jackpot. Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life by Paul Davies
  • Nessuno (Nobody) by Luciano De Crescenzo (translated from Italian)
  • SPQR VI: Nobody Loves a Centurion by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • The Retreat of Reason. Political Correctness and the Corruption of Public Debate in Modern Britain by Anthony Browne
  • Electric Universe. How Electricity Switched on the Modern World by David Bodanis
  • Outliers. The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Beyond Einstein. The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe by Michio Kaku and Jennifer Trainer Thompson
  • Secrets of the Universe. How We Discovered the Cosmos by Paul Murdin
  • The Collapse of Complex Societies. New Studies in Archaeology by Joseph Tainter
  • Wally Olins on Brand by Wally Olins
  • The Book of the Dead (translated from ancient Egyptian)
  • McMafia. A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld by Misha Glenny
  • The Golden Section by Scott Olsen (Wooden Books series)
  • Stiff. The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • Sway. The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman
  • How to Cut a Cake and Other Mathematical Conundrums by Ian Stewart
  • Love in a Blue Time by Hanif Kureishi
  • Selected Poems by François Villon
  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde


  • Meltdown. A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse by Thomas E. Woods Jr. and Ron Paul
  • How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
  • Physics of the Impossible. A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku
  • Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction by Penelope Wilson
  • Storia della filosofia greca. Presocratici (The Story of the Greek Philosophy: Presocratics) by Luciano DeCrescenzo (translated from Italian)
  • The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman
  • Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
  • I Know You Got Soul. Machines with That Certain Something by Jeremy Clarkson
  • The Tyger and Other Poems by William Blake
  • Is God a Mathematician? by Mario Livio
  • How Sex Works. Why we look, smell, taste, feel and act way we do by Sharon Moalem
  • SPQR VII: The Tribune’s Curse by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • Selection from Alcools by Guillame Apollinaire (translated from French)
  • Animal Spirits. How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
  • Zamach stanu (Coup d’état) by Marek Bankowicz (translated from Polish)
  • Cockpit by Jerzy Kosinski
  • Genius Loci by Christian Norberg-Schulz
  • The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Gulasz z turula (The Turul Goulash) by Krzystof Varga (translated from Polish)
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  • Walking by Henry David Thoreau
  • Perspective and Other Optical Illusions by Phoebe McNaughton (Wooden Books series)
  • The Vinegar Works and Other Stories by Edward Gorey
  • The Outsider and Other Stories by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes by Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff
  • The Shock Doctrine. The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  • Superfreakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
  • Last Kiss and Other Stories by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
  • Da Geht Kafka (Here Goes Kafka) by Johannes Urzidil (translated from German)


  • What is Cultural History? by Peter Burke
  • Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Cynthia Freeland
  • The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars by Geoff Stray (Wooden Books series)
  • SPQR VIII: The River God’s Vengeance by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • Zrób sobie raj (Do It Yourself Paradise) by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel
  • The Greatest Show On Earth by Richard Dawkins
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
  • Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of the Universe by Brian Clegg
  • Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
  • The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  • Kaprysik. Damskie historie (The Fad. Ladies’ Stories) by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • Cosmic Imagery. Key Images in the History of Science by John D. Barrow
  • Driven to Distraction by Jeremy Clarkson
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations by Keith Ball
  • SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces by Frank Wilczek
  • Sacred Number: The Secret Quality of Quantities by Miranda Lundy (Wooden Books series)
  • The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence by Paul Davies
  • Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside by Martin Walker
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Platonic and Archimedean Solids by Daud Sutton (Wooden Books series)


  • The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
  • The Elements of Music: Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony by Jason Martineau (Wooden Books series)
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
  • Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid by Denis Leary
  • A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe by Marcelo Gleiser
  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach. An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels by Robert Penn
  • Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
  • SPQR X: A Point of Law by John Maddox Roberts (historical crime story)
  • The Austrian School: Market Order and Entrepreneurial Creativity by Jesús Huerta de Soto
  • Symmetry: The Ordering Principle by David Wade (Wooden Books series)
  • Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna
  • Láska nebeská (Heavenly Love) by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation by William Cook
  • The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension. 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover
  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
  • How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond by John Powell
  • The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality by Richard Panek
  • Woolgathering by Patti Smith
  • The Dark Vineyard: A Case for Bruno, Chief of Police (Bruno Chief of Police 2) by Martin Walker


  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know by John D. Barrow
  • DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia by Misha Glenny
  • Anständig Essen (Eating Properly) by Karen Duve (translated from German)
  • Why Does E=mc2? (and Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
  • Lean In. Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku
  • Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  • The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death by John Gray
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
  • Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe by Mitchell Begelman and Martin Rees
  • Feng Shui by Richard Creightmore (Wooden Books series)
  • The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
  • Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart
  • Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe by Roger Penrose
  • The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
  • The Recently Deflowered Girl and Other Stories by Edward Gorey
  • Bóg zaplac (Thank Goodness) by Wojciech Tochman (translated from Polish)
  • The Austrian School: Market Order and Entrepreneurial Creativity by Jesús Huerta de Soto
  • Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry by Daud Sutton (Wooden Books series)
  • The Gun by C. J. Chivers
  • The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind
  • Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford
  • Izrael juz nie frunie (Israel Doesn’t Fly Anymore) by Pawel Smolenski (translated from Polish)
  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
  • Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow
  • This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff
  • Ma victoire sur l'autisme (My Victory over the Autism) by Tamara Morar (translated from French)
  • Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures by Ian Stewart


  • Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof by Burkard Polster (Wooden Books series)
  • Café Museum by Robert Maklowicz (translated from Polish)
  • The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World by Sean Carroll
  • Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
  • The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
  • Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf
  • Black Diamond: A Bruno Courreges Investigation (Bruno Chief of Police 3) by Martin Walker
  • The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity by Steven Strogatz
  • Leçons de cinéma (Cinema Lessons) by Laurent Tirard (translated from French)
  • Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Ken Binmore
  • Round the Bend by Jeremy Clarkson
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson


  • My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science by Jonathan Haidt
  • Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son by Buzz Bissinger
  • Swampladia! by Karen Russell
  • Curves by Lisa DeLong (Wooden Books series)
  • The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick by Benoit Mandelbrot
  • Evolution by Gerard Cheshire (Wooden Books series)
  • Life Inc. How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff
  • The Human Body by Moff Betts (Wooden Books series)
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Harmonograph by Anthony Ashton (Wooden Books series)
  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport by John D. Barrow
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
  • Flash Boys. A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  • Celtic Pattern by Adam Tetlow (Wooden Books series)
  • In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World by Tom Holland
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
  • The Crowded Grave: A Bruno Courreges Investigation (Bruno Chief of Police 4) by Martin Walker
  • Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman
  • The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana by Tony Dokoupil
  • Sun, Moon & Earth by Robin Heath (Wooden Books series)
  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
  • Time Reborn. From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe by Lee Smolin
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Jeremy Clarkson
  • The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Ressurection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics by Clifford A. Pickover
  • Bukareszt. Kurz i krew (Bucharest. Dust and Blood) by Margo Rejmer (translated from Polish)
  • Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni


  • The Elements of Justice by David Schmidtz
  • Zabójca z miasta moreli (The Killer from the City of Apricots) by Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish)
  • Cygan to Cygan (Gypsy Is Gypsy) by Lidia Ostalowska (translated from Polish)
  • Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae by Matthew Watkins (Wooden Books series)
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • L'Univers expliqué ŕ mes petits-enfants (The Universe Explained to my Grandchildren) by Hubert Reeves (translated from French)
  • Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World by Mark Miodownik
  • Earth Grids. The Secret Patterns of Gaia's Sacred Sites by Hugh Newman (Wooden Books series)
  • As I Was Saying... The World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson
  • The Universe in Your Hand. A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond by Christophe Galfard
  • Ukrajina. Masštab 1:1 (Ukraine in 1:1 Scale) by Oleh Kryštopa (translated from Ukrainian)
  • The Genius of Dogs. How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
  • S.N.U.F.F. Utřpia by Viktor Pelevin (translated from Russian)
  • Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality by Max Tegmark
  • Projekt: prawda (Project: Truth) by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • Periodic Tales. The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
  • M Train by Patti Smith
  • Alex Through the Looking-Glass by Alex Bellos
  • Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
  • Empire. How Britain Made the Modern World by Niall Ferguson
  • S? Đ? by Vu Tr?ng Ph?ng (translated from Vietnamese)
  • Sette brevi lezioni di fisica by Carlo Rovelli (translated from Italian)
  • The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward Osborne Wilson


  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts by John D. Barrow
  • The Lady or the Tiger and Other Logical Puzzles by Raymond Smullyan
  • Ruler & Compass. Practical Geometric Constructions by Andrew Sutton (Wooden Books series)
  • The Alchemist’s Kitchen. Extraordinary potions & curious notions by Guy Ogilvy (Wooden Books series)
  • Essential Elements. Atoms, Quarks, and the Periodic Table by Matt Tweed (Wooden Books series)
  • The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming
  • Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore (If on a Winter's Night a Traveler) by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler
  • The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
  • A Little History of Dragons by Joyce Hargreaves (Wooden Books series)
  • A History of Opera. The Last 400 Years by Carolyn Abbate, Roger Parker
  • El Esclavo by Anand Dilvad (translated from Spanish)
  • Toast za przodków (A Toast to the Ancestors) by Wojciech Górecki (translated from Polish)
  • Los números primos. Un largo camino al infinito (Prime Numbers. A Long Road to Infinity) by Enrique Gracián (translated from Spanish)
  • The Compact Cosmos: A Journey through Space and Time by Matt Tweed (Wooden Books series)
  • The Detective Wore Silk Drawers by Peter Lovesey
  • War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots by Ian Morris
  • La invención de Morel (The Invention of Morel) by Adolfo Bioy Casares (translated from Spanish)
  • The Fourth Dimension. Is our Universe the Shadow of Another? by Raúl Ibáńez


  • The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty by Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
  • Cuando las rectas se vuelven curvas. Las geometrías no euclídeas (When Straight Lines Become Curves. Non-Euclidean Geometry) by Joan Gómez (translated from Spanish)
  • Los secreteos del número Pi żPor qué es imposible la cuadratura del círculo? (The Secrets of the Number p) by Joaquín Navarro (translated from Spanish)
  • Dynasty by Tom Holland
  • The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age by James Kirchick
  • Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles by Martin Gardner
  • The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley
  • La realtŕ non č come ci appare. La struttura elementare delle cose (Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity) by Carlo Rovelli (translated from Italian)
  • Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama
  • The Romanov Cross by Robert Masello
  • Debdás – Parinítá by Šaratcandra Cattopádhjáj (translated from Bengali)
  • Devotion by Patti Smith
  • Gli idilli difficili (Difficult Idylls) by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • Le memorie difficili (Difficult Memories) by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • ?????? ????? ????; ?????; ????????? ????; ??????? ????? (My Father’s Head) by Elena Botchorichvili (translated from Russian)
  • Sciencia. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy for all by Burkard Polster, Matthew Watkins, Matt Tweed, Gerard Cheshire, Mof Betts (Wooden Books series)


  • The Miracle of Trees by Olavi Huikari (Wooden Books series)
  • The Nature of Space and Time by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose
  • The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello
  • Professor Stewart’s Incredible numbers by Ian Stewart
  • Rayuela by Julio Cortázar (translated from Spanish)
  • On Gravity by Anthony Zee
  • Understanding the Digital World. What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security by Brian W. Kernighan
  • The Music of the Primes. Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters by Marcus du Sautoy
  • Nie ma (No There) by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • What We Cannot Know. Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge by Marcus du Sautoy
  • Stonehenge by Robin Heath (Wooden Books series)
  • Carnac by Howard Crowhurst (Wooden Books series)
  • Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries by Ian Stewart
  • Behave. The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Frajda (The Enjoyment) by Marta Dzido (translated from Polish)
  • Meaning in Western Architecture by Christian Norberg-Schulz


  • What is Life? How Chemistry becomes Biology by Addy Pross
  • The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
  • Love and Math. The Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel
  • Life 3.0. Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
  • The Science Book. From Darwin to Dark Energy, 250 Milestones in the History of Science by Clifford A. Pickover (ed.)
  • Tank Girl: Tank Girl One by Alan C. Martin and Jamie Hewlett
  • Love: The Song of the Universe by Jason Martineau (Wooden Books series)
  • Stone Circles by Hugh Newman (Wooden Books series)
  • Oxygen. The Molecule that Made the World by Nick Lane
  • The End of the Road by John Barth
  • Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank by Alan C. Martin and Brett Parson
  • This Is Not Propaganda. Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev
  • Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
  • Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo (translated from Spanish)
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell


  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • Weaving. Methods, Patterns and Tradition of an Ancient Art by Christina Martin (Wooden Books series)
  • Fractals. On the Edge of Chaos by Oliver Linton (Wooden Books series)
  • Kwantechism czyli Klatka na ludzi (Quantechism or A Cage for People) by Andrzej Dragan (translated from Polish)
  • What is Life? Understand Biology in Five Steps by Paul Nurse
  • Jak nakarmic dyktatora (How to Feed a Dictator) by Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish)
  • Mindf*ck. Inside Cambridge Analytica´s Plot to Break the World by Christopher Wylie
  • Human Compatible. Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control by Stuart Russell
  • The Medical Book. 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine by Clifford A. Pickover
  • Unelmakuolema (A Dream Death) by Leena Krohn (translated from Finnish)
  • Tanczace niedzwiedzie (Dancing Bears) by Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish)
  • False Alarm. How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix The Planet by Bjřrn Lomborg
  • Palomar by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • Le Cosmicomiche (Cosmicomics) by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • The Floating Opera by John Barth


  • Shadows: In Nature, Life and Art by William Vaughan (Wooden Books series)
  • Mythological Animals. From Basilisks to Unicorns by Tam O’Malley (Wooden Books series)
  • How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom by Matt Ridley
  • Beyond Einstein. The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe by Michio Kaku and Jennifer Thompson
  • How to Make the World Add Up. Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers by Tim Harford
  • Dominion. The Making of the Western Mind by Tom Holland
  • The Vital Question. Why Is Life the Way It Is? by Nick Lane
  • Ŕ rebours (Against the Grain) by Joris-Karl Huysmans (translated from French)
  • Sezon na truskawki (Strawberry Season) by Marta Dzido (translated from Polish)
  • Freezing Order. A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath by Bill Browder
  • Plot. The Art of Story by Amy Jones (Wooden Books series)
  • ltered States. Minds, Drugs and Culture by Ben Sessa (Wooden Books series)
  • Las tres mitades de Ino Moxo y otros brujos de la Amazonía (The Three Halves of Ino Moxo: Teachings of the Wizard of the Upper Amazon) by César Calvo (translated from Spanish)
  • A Book of Days by Patti Smith

Advanced status, to be published 2023–2024, selection:

  • Fire Season by Philip Connors
  • Einstein in Bohemia by Michael D. Gordin
  • Ti con zero (t zero, Time and the Hunter) by Italo Calvino (translated from Italian)
  • What's eating the Universe by Paul Davies
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu (compiled from various translations, interpretations and Chinese origina by Vaclav Cilek)
  • The Ethics of Anarcho-Capitalism by Kristopher A. Borer
  • The Molecule of More. How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race by Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long
  • Flights of Fancy. Defying Gravity by Design & Evolution by Richard Dawkins
  • The Rules of Contagion. Why Things Spread – and Why They Stop by Adam Kucharski
  • Numbers. To Infinity and Beyond by Oliver Linton (Wooden Books series)
  • Helgoland (Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution) by Carlo Rovelli
  • The Diagram. Harmonic Geometry by Adam Tetlow (Wooden Books series)
  • Facsímil (Multiple Choice) by Alejandro Zambra (translated from Spanish)
  • The Cosmic Landscape by Leonard Susskind
  • A Strange Wilderness. The Lives of the Great Mathematicians by Amir D. Aczel
  • The Secret Body. How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live by Daniel M. Davis
  • Thinking Better. The Art of the Shortcut by Marcus du Sautoy
  • The Calculus Story. A Mathematical Adventure by David Acheson
  • Wonder Book of Geometry by David Acheson
  • The Matter of Everything. Twelve Experiments that Changed Our World by Suzie Sheehy
  • Chip War. The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller
  • The End of The World Is Just Beginning. Mapping the Collapse of Globalization by Peter Zeihan
  • The Spirit of Mathematics. Algebra and All That by David Acheson
  • Fundamentals. Ten Keys to Reality by Frank Wilczek
  • Rosja od kuchni. Jak zbudowac imperium nozem, chochla i widelcem (What's Cooking in the Kremlin: From Rasputin to Putin, How Russia Built an Empire with a Knife and Fork) by Witold Szablowski (translated from Polish)
  • Fakty musza zatanczyc (Facts Must Dance) by Mariusz Szczygiel (translated from Polish)
  • Numb and Number: How to Avoid Being Mystified by the Mathematics of Modern Life by William Hartston
  • Einstein in Bohemia by Michael D. Gordin
  • Why the West Rules – For Now by Ian Morris
  • Einstein's Unfinished Revolution. The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum by Lee Smolin
  • Ten sie smieje, kto ma zeby (Laughs the One with Teeth) by Zyta Rudzka (translated from Polish)
  • Imperfect: The Power of Good Enough in the Age of Perfectionism by Thomas Curran

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