Book recommendations are a staple of any professional online community. We trust the judgement of our peers and we want to learn from each other.

Professional community members on Guild often share tips on the best new books and genre classics. Guild members also include authors of best-selling business books, including Rich Leigh, Catherine Weetman, Richard Millington, Kate Hartley, Shereen Daniels, Stephen Waddington, Thomas and Penny Power.

We decided to ensure these reading recommendations don’t get lost by creating a Guild virtual bookshop.

Bookshop.org hosts the book lists that we create from our communities. As well as supporting independent booksellers, all commission from sales will be donated in full to Bookmark, the child literacy charity.

If you’re stuck for reading matter or want to buy a gift for a professional contact, here are the recommended reading lists from Guild communities.

Community building and online communities - recommended reads and books authored by members of the Guild Community Collective and Professional Community Leaders communities on Guild



Comms & PR Pioneers community recommendations - recommended reads and books authored by members of the Comms & PR Pioneers community on Guild



Delivering Sustainability in Your Business - a sustainability reading list including books authored by Delivering Sustainability in Business community host, Catherine Weetman



Behavioural Science for Marketing and Comms professionals - the best books on behavioural science



Building Inclusive Cultures - a reading list to power inclusive thinking, action and cultures



Building Better Business - a reading list from ethical and forward-thinking business leaders from our Building Better Business series of interviews



General reading recommendations - business books recommended in other groups by professionals who want to lead, connect and communicate better



Are you an author of a business book? Would you like to see your book included? Join Welcome To Guild and direct message the host Vanessa McGreevy.  She'll tell you which groups to join and consider which list your book could be added to.

We want to keep growing this resource. If your Guild community has a reading list and you’d like us to create a dedicated one for you on our Bookshop.org shop, we can help. Message Vanessa on Guild. Any affiliate commission will go to our chosen charity.

Disclosure - if you make a purchase through one of the links above, Guild may earn commission from Bookshop.org. All commission earned will be donated in full to child literacy charity Bookmark - find out more about Bookmark.

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Want to share your own reading recommendations with fellow professionals?

Here's how to join the communities mentioned above:

Comms & PR Pioneers

Building Inclusive Cultures

Guild Community Collective

Professional Community Leaders

Delivering Sustainability in your Business

Future of Work


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