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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Hybrid Humans

Harry Parker

A gripping, eye-opening account of how robotics, computing and AI might be about to alter our understanding of what it means to be human – from the be…

The War of Nerves

Martin Sixsmith

A major new history of the Cold War: exploring the conflict through the minds of the people who lived it


Caroline Vout

The Greek and Roman body in all its (surprisingly human) glory

Something Out of Place

Eimear McBride

A blistering, galvanising essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Am I Normal?

Sarah Chaney

The riveting story of the strange science of the 'Normal', and the origins of an anxiety-ridden modern obsession


Daniel Pick

A brilliant and mind-bending exploration of brainwashing and thought control

After the Storm

Emma Jane Unsworth

A raw, relatable call-to-arms account of motherhood, breaking the silence on postnatal depression

An Extra Pair of Hands

Kate Mosse

A rallying cry for carers and the acts of love that hold families together, from bestselling novelist Kate Mosse

This Book is a Plant

The way we think about plants is about to change forever: this is your handbook to a new natural world

Words Fail Us

Jonty Claypole

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

Dark and Magical Places

Christopher Kemp

Lose yourself in this extraordinary account of how we navigate the world


Gavin Francis

A short, uplifting account of hope and healing by the author of Adventures in Human Being

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