Seven of Albert Einstein’s Favorite Books

Seven of Albert Einstein's Favorite Books

There is a famous Einstein quote on the internet: “The only thing you absolutely have to know is the library’s location.” I am not sure if Albert Einstein said those words, but that quote makes sense. Everyone should know the library in their neighborhood!

Einstein was a genius. He was gifted, but there was also another reason why he was so smart; reading a lot of books. He loved getting a book from his large library and reading for hours.

In Walter Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein, we learned that Einstein preferred mostly philosophical and scientific books, and some books influenced thinking, which was very normal.

What were Einstein’s favorite books?

But what are those books which affected Einsteins’ thinking more? I did some search for you and listed seven of Einstein’s favorite books for you below!

*** If you like Albert Einstein, you should also check “The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: 15 Beautiful Physics Books.”

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