Coworking Space Design Books

A collection of books about coworking spaces and offices:

If you like the Coworking Spaces presented on CoworkingDesign.com and are interested to read more about design and get inspired, then you might enjoy reading these books we highly recommend.

If you know a book you like and think we should feature it here, then leave us a comment on this page or write us at contact@coworkingdesign.com.


Coworking: Working as Partying
(Kindle Edition)

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Working as Partying!

“Staying Connected” will evolve the working style throughout the world !

With a track record of great number of successful business cases, explosively expanding from USA to Japan and to the world, the new work style, called Coworking.
People with different professions getting together to share the work space, actively engaging in the communication, new ideas and innovations are popping up!
It is so powerful which could bring a change to this rigid Japanese society and economy in this book you will be introduced to an attractions and possibilities of the new working style.

Buy it on: Amazon US – CA – UK – FR – DE


The Style of Coworking

The Style of Coworking

Coworking is redefining the way we work. Around the world, people are collaborating to create a new kind of economy that supports community and innovation while preserving valuable resources. This illustrated survey of spaces dedicated to coworking features 30 of the most impressive office spaces around the world.

Buy it on: Amazon US – CA – UK – FR – DE


Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

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An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play–and innovate.

Buy it on: Amazon US – CA – UK – FR – DE


Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking for Indie Workers, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits

Working in the UnOffice

When bootstrapped entrepreneurs or independent professionals head to work, it’s usually to a makeshift office – either a cramped corner at home, a rented cubicle, or a table in a coffee shop. But an increasing number of people are considering a different workspace altogether: The coworking space. Where you work matters, and coworking spaces are challenging conventional notions of where innovation and creativity come from. People are increasingly finding that great ideas flourish in the churn and activity of working alongside others. Across the country, collaborative workspaces like Affinity Lab, Indy Hall, Gangplank, NextSpace, and The Hub are prompting the rise of a new generation of entrepreneurs. From a practical perspective, coworking seems perfect for independents: save money, beat the doldrums of isolation, and meet other organizations and startups. And it’s the promise of innovation and community that makes it most appealing. But with so many coworking spaces popping up – it can be difficult to make the right choices.
Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking for Indie Workers, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits is one of the first all-around guidebooks to coworking. This packed edition chronicles the rise of coworking and the social and economic trends making it possible.

Buy it on: Amazon US – CA – UK – FR – DE


The Coworking Handbook

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In The Coworking Handbook you’ll discover everything you need to know about opening, managing and growing a successful coworking space. Avoid the common pitfalls of this exciting new industry and learn what really works around the world from experts and founders of the coworking movement. You’ll learn:

  • How to facilitate member connection and address member issues
  • Why building a community first matters
  • How to handle sticky financial situations
  • How to design, orient and position your space in the community
  • The most important areas of a coworking space (that many overlook)
  • How to work with journalists and get steady media attention
  • How to grow your coworking space into a profitable business

More than just a thinker’s guide, this handbook is full of actionable ideas, including bonus checklists, spreadsheets, links to online resources and more, helping you jump right into building your ideal space and thriving community. Become a part of the movement that’s re-shaping our relationship with work into one that’s sustainable, creative and healthy—and learn how to make a profit along the way. About the Author: Ramon Suarez is the founder of the Betacowork coworking space in Brussels, a hub for entrepreneurs and professionals with 200 members.

Buy it on: Amazon US – CA – UK – FR – DE


Progressive Business Plan for an Artist Co-working Space Rental Company

This 261 page ebook contains the detailed content and out-of-the-box ideas to launch a successful Artist Co-working Space Rental Company. This ebook provides the updated relevant content needed to become much smarter about starting a profitable Artist Coworking Sapce Rental Company. The fill-in-the-blank format makes it very easy to write the business plan, but it is the out-of-the box ideas that will put you on the road to success. It features in-depth descriptions of a wide range of potential products and services, and a comprehensive marketing plan. It also contains an extensive list of Keys to Success, Creative Differentiation Strategies, Competitive Advantages to seize upon, Industry Trends and Best Practices to exploit, Helpful Resources, Financial Statement Forms and Financing Options. If your goal is to obtain the knowledge, education and original ideas that will improve your chances for success in an Artist Coworking Space Rental business… then this book was written for you.

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Buy it on: Amazon US – CA – UK – FR – DE


The Coworking Revolution: Four Secrets to Successfully Working for Yourself

 

The Coworking Revolution shows how we can leverage the emerging trends of shared and virtual workspaces; local, virtual and offshore partnering; to recreate a work environment that is fun, rewarding, productive and successful through 4 simple strategies: 1. Work in the right places for productivity & motivation 2. Spend time with the right people for support & professional interaction 3. Build a team for skills, scale & success 4. Create an advisory group for expertise, guidance and accountability Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of working for yourself, or having the flexibility of working from home.

Buy it on: Amazon US


The Other Office 2: Creative Workplace Design

Eleven years ago the successful book The Other Office was published. The book sold out long ago but the demand endures. This second edition satisfies that demand. Taking things further than the first book, this time the number of featured spaces has tripled. International trends in creative workplace design are shown through one hundred case studies from all over the world. Featured interiors range from financial institutions to artist studios, and from law firms to media outfits, and are illustrated with professional photography, sketches, and floor plans.

Buy it on: Amazon US


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