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The best place to learn about community building for your space is the Coworking Google Group. Search the archives to find answers to most of your questions. For the more experienced coworking space operators, head to the Coworking Leadership Slack Channel. Both of these initiatives are part of Open Coworking, check them out.
These books are helpful:
- The Coworking Handbook, by Ramon Suarez, founder of Betacowork Coworking Brussels and president of the European Coworking Assembly. Different pricing depending on country:US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MXAU. How to open and operate a coworking space, with practical tips for all areas of the business. You can read a free community extract here
- No More Sink Full of Mugs, by Tony Bacigalupo, founder of New Work City in NY. Price $9.99 Kindle, $19 PDF. Focused on solving common community issues.
- Startup Communities. Brad Feld. How to create thriving ecosystems in any city.
- Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Brad Feld. Couples and entrepreneuship can be tricky. This book helps you improve and maintain your relationship and understand your significatn other better.
- The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation. Jono Bacon. A deeper dive into the organization of communities by the man that lead the Ubuntu community for a long time. Very interesting insight and examples from different initiatives he’s been part of.
Tony Bacigalupo has created a great coworking community toolkit.
Alex Hillman has a good selection of blogposts, books and academic papers in his blog.
You will find more books to help you on different areas in the coworking books & readings page.