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Grow your general knowledge with Booko: I Shit You Not

What a weird and wonderful world we live in. Countries banning letters of the alphabet, the accidental teabag, and have you ever wondered how many horsepower a horse actually has? You can read about these fascinating facts in I Shit You Not.

Grow your general knowledge with Booko: 1423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over

Bees can play football. Books used to be put on shelves with their spines facing inwards. A German airline allows an extra kilo of hand luggage, provided it’s books. Who knew? QI knew and you can too in 1423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over.

Grow your general knowledge with Booko: Stretch

Today’s book is a little bit of a different take on growing our general knowledge. Using captivating stories to illustrate research in psychology and management, Rice University professor Scott Sonenshein examines in his hugely popular book Stretch, why some people and organisations succeed with so little, while others fail with so much.

Grow your general knowledge with Booko: Talking to Strangers

No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Using stories of deceit and fatal errors he invites us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times in his newest book Talking to Strangers.


Grow your general knowledge with Booko: Thing Explainer

In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 most common words to show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.