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Must Read Books about Coworking Spaces

The Bworking coworking space team prepared a selection of books about coworking spaces. During the last couple of years, the number of coworking spaces significantly increased, as they became very popular among freelancers, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and companies.  Therefore, if you want to read more about the coworking culture, history, and to learn how to create own coworking space,  you are welcome to read the following books.

1. The Coworking Handbook: Learn How to Create and Manage a Successful Coworking Space

The Coworking Handbook

This book was written by Ramon Suarez, a founder of the famous Betacowork Coworking in Brussels. In the book, the author describes own experience while working at Betacowork. You will get all the practical, relevant information that will help you to learn everything you need to know about opening, managing and growing a successful coworking space. The author provides numerous actionable ideas, recommendations and useful tips that help to avoid the common pitfalls in the coworking industry. Moreover, in the book, you can find numerous checklists, spreadsheets, many links to online resources that will help you to see the development of coworking space from the inner side. Thanks to the book, you will be able to build and organize your ideal coworking space and contribute to the community development in your region.

2. Coworking: How Freelancers Escape the Coffee Shop Office and Tales of Community from Independents Around the World and Coworking: Building Community as a Space Catalyst

These two books were written by Angel Kwiatkowski & Beth Buczynski, the owners of Cohere coworking space in Fort Collins, Colorado. These books were specially designed for coworkers by coworkers. Thus, they are filled with numerous personal compelling stories from coworkers around the world, inspiration and actionable ideas and helpful insights into the coworking environment. Also, the authors masterfully explained the main principles of the coworking spaces: “collaboration, openness, community, accessibility and sustainability” These values are essential for all the coworking spaces and should be carefully maintained by the administration and the residents.

The authors underline: “Whatever they are called – community manager, community animator, curator, host/hostess, or in the case of Cohere, Madame – these talented individuals are the single most important resource you’ll find in a coworking space after the community itself”.

Overall, these books perfectly illustrate why coworking spaces are more than just a common working area. It is rather a big community of like-minded people and the author helps to understand better how to seed a coworking community at your place.

3. Co-Working Space Design

Co-Working Space Design

The book was written by Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui (founder of the architectural interior design studio Bean Buro in Hong Kong). In the book, the author provides an overview and in-depth evaluation of 43 case studies of the award-winning coworking spaces from all over the world. It includes dozens of illustrations and plans of the best architectural drawings, concepts and design decisions for the coworking spaces. The book step-by-step explains how designing for a coworking space differs from traditional commercial offices. Overall, this practical guide will be helpful to designers, architects, and coworking owners, who want to make their coworking more comfortable, sustainable, and innovative.

It is always better to learn from experienced and skilled experts and our selection of books provides you this opportunity.

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