Wellcome Collection books explore health and human experience. From birth and beginnings to illness and loss, our titles grapple with life’s big questions through compelling writing and beautiful design. In partnership with leading independent publisher Profile Books, we champion essential voices and fresh perspectives across history, memoir, psychology, medicine, and science.

Wellcome Collection is a free museum that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health by connecting science, medicine, life and art. It is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that supports science to solve urgent health challenges, working in more than 70 countries, with a focus on mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.

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Words Fail Us

Jonty Claypole

A lifelong stutterer dismantles the cult of fluency and champions the creative powers of inarticulacy

Intensive Care

Gavin Francis

On the pandemic's forgotten front lines, a doctor cares for his community – from care homes to homeless shelters, islands to the inner city

Happiness, a Mystery

Sophie Hannah

Bestselling crime writer, poet and confessed self-help addict Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the age-old mystery of happiness

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division

Elif Shafak

The Booker Prize-shortlisted author on how staying optimistic can make our world better

Together

Vivek H. Murthy

Barack Obama's former Surgeon General explores the global loneliness epidemic – and how we can overcome it

The Rules of Contagion

Adam Kucharski

The new science of contagion, and the surprising ways it shapes our lives and behaviour

Michael Rosen's Book of Play

Michael Rosen

When did you last make time for play?

Breaking & Mending

Joanna Cannon

The unforgettable memoir from the bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things About Elsie

The Making of You

Katharina Vestre

'Has the knack of sparking wonder' – Nature

Chasing the Sun

Linda Geddes

The full story of how our relationship with light shapes our health, productivity and mood

Beneath the Skin

Ned Beauman

Fifteen talented writers each explore a different body part in this funny and moving collection

Schadenfreude

Tiffany Watt Smith

A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure – in a beautiful gift package

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