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Wish you knew more about the world around you? Gravity, Iranian politics, or maybe the sociological aspects of potato farming? Come join the Amsterdam Non-Fiction Book Club!

We love reading non-fiction: it's a good yarn (usually), ánd you get a new perspective on things. Every couple of weeks, we pick a book, read it, and then discuss it. You're welcome to join us!

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"Word by Word" by Kory Stamper [2017]

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Let's start the year with a lighter read. Do you have strong feelings about the word "irregardless"? Have you ever tried to define the word "is"? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens.

"Humble Pi: Where Math Goes Wrong in the Real World" by Matt Parker [2019]

The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” “Fun, informative, and relentlessly entertaining, Humble Pi is a charming and very readable guide to some of humanity’s all-time greatest miscalculations—that also gives you permission to feel a little better about some of your own mistakes.” —Ryan North, author of How to Invent Everything

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"Other Minds" by Peter Godfrey-Smith [2016]

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