About us

Empowering you to succeed, academically and professionally
Democratising knowledge is at the heart of everything we do. We want to make it easy for everyone to develop themselves through high-quality learning content. This starts at university. We provide students with free textbooks written by professors from the world’s top universities, covering topics from Engineering and IT to Economics and Business. It continues in the workplace. We work with industry-leading authors to give you, as a professional, exclusive access to an incredibly easy-to-use library with hundreds of practical eBooks on soft skills and personal development -- all through one affordable monthly subscription. We constantly update and expand our collection, so, you can discover new books, written exclusively for Bookboon, every week.
Bookboon (/bʊkbuːn/) n.
People often ask us about the meaning of our name, Bookboon. According to Oxford Dictionaries a “boon” is “a thing that is helpful or beneficial”. That is what we have set out to do when it comes to eBooks.
With a mission to provide everyone access to helpful and practical personal development content on an easy-to-use platform, a “boon” is exactly what we hope to deliver.
Practical, digestible and easy-to-use
Making knowledge accessible doesn’t just mean making it affordable. For us, it is a priority that anyone can use our eBooks anywhere at any time. That’s why we’ve created a very easy-to-use platform that can be accessed online and offline that allows you to find your eBooks and start reading within just a few clicks.
You can finish any one of our hands-on eBooks in 1 to 2 hours allowing you to implement tomorrow what you’ve learned today. After all, you don’t know what challenges might arise for which you need some inspiration.
All of our authors are vetted and our books are peer-reviewed, by the California State University, so you can be assured that all learning content meets the highest quality standards.
An eLibrary for all your employees
Are you in charge of the Learning & Development of your business? Find out more about our eLibrary solution. You can give all your employees access to a full eLibrary with eBooks on soft skills and personal development either through our platform or integrated with your own LMS, intranet or portal. It only takes a few minutes to install.
A recent study from Boston College, Harvard University and the University of Michigan found that soft skills training boosts productivity by 12%, staff retention during training programmes by 10% and delivers a 250% return on investment.* With an average usage rate of over 40% we’re proud to boast some of the highest engagement rates in the digital learning industry.
So, whether it’s to save costs, create a proactive digital learning culture or drive engagement for an existing LMS, you might want to consider adding our collection of quality eBooks to your learning mix.