Open The Door To More…

Books you’ll fall in love with. Ideas that will make you rethink your place in the world. Strategies that will help you develop a passion for learning and doing.


The Problem

We are regularly exposed to sources that suggest a change – clever Twitter threads, piles of book lists, gurus promising to fix our psyche, a never-ending playlist of videos that “guarantee” to make us more productive.

Sadly, we rarely do anything with the information we are so quick to ingest. Most commonly, we read/watch something, and we quickly move on to the next “big idea.” Never pausing. Never actually trying the suggested in what we have consumed.


The Solution

What if, instead of skimming through important reads, saving hundreds of Twitter threats that you don’t actually intend to revisit, and torture your already busy mind with 24/7 content consumption, you start to apply the content.

What would you do, if you have access to a carefully curated bibliotheca of actionable content? An ever-expanding library of ideas from great books that will prompt you to think more about important topics, and get things done?


Read Better. Think More. Do More.

Become a supporting Library member and unlock more great content that will help you read better, think more, and do more.

Reading is the keystone of learning. But learning, alone, won’t help you make a positive impact in your life. Doing, based on what you’ve learned, is what counts.

After all, we are, ultimately, a sum of what we achieve, not, what we intend to achieve.

The content you get when you join is particularly useful – and aimed – at people who feel like they are drowning in information but rarely doing anything practical with the consumed content.

By patiently unpacking the key strategies and lessons not only from fashionable books, but also from such that have lasting appeal, I want to help you progress. Help you ​engage in activities and thought experiments. All of this, so you can easily formulate future strategies, better solve incoming problems, ignite (or reignite) the fire of reading, and reach your goals.


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Great choice if you want a taste of the content.


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What you get when you join?

Full access to all the book summaries published on my site. There are currently over 120 titles summarized – more added regularly.

These mini-versions of famous books, and not only, include a short overview of the contents of the actual title, an analysis of the most important lessons discussed in the book, a section with actionable notes that will prompt you to act, a downloadable PDF, and commentary. All written and edited by me, a passionate librarian and book nerd, Ivaylo Durmonski.

Additionally, I occasionally publish Think Workbooks. These are practical guides outlining the key strategies from a single book followed by guided writing exercises – so you can engage with the content like never before.

And also, most recently, Manuals for Mortals. A weird combination of everything I read, everything I learn, and everything I experience on one particular topic.

Last but not least, you help me exist. Help me keep the Library running.


Is this something like a cult?

Kind of.

Especially if you consider yourself an extraordinary curious person.

The content is produced by someone who loves books for people who love books.

I worship the worldly wisdom gathered inside hardcovers and what you can do with the insights.

I consider books objects that radiate powerful magic. Ancient manuscripts that hold the steps to cast a spell and transform your fragile body and worried mind into a more powerful entity – OK, we can also just use terms like get better, improve, or being less wrong but I believe you get the point.

See what members are saying…


Words from members

Here’s what other readers—like you—are saying about my work:

“I LOVE what you’re doing. What you’ve curated is rare, incredible, and insanely important. I actually even print out your summaries, cut the pages, and glue them together into small books I can take with me and use on the go.”

Jeremy

“I think you are the best thing since sliced bread. WOW! is all I can say. I showed my colleagues your website and they were blown away. I could spend hours on your site. Thank you!”

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This website is… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally! I’ve found something which can help me become more productive. Thanks a lot!

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“I love your content and I am totally sure that you are going to save my life. You’re the man, that probably saved me hundreds of hours reading and procrastination. You inspired me to write a blog about health and nutrition. Thanks again!”

Phil

“I have been following Ivaylo for some time and interchanged some emails about a Greene’s book. The part that really got me is the completely different approach he have on the subject of the book. Is not the book in few words, is more the essence of the book, what the author hide between the lines.

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“10/10 love this site. Mostly objective (some subjectivity interjected) reviews of the actual content. It’s saved me a lot of time and money on disappointing books and made me reconsider others.”

Natascha Stevko

“I haven’t been able to log out of your site. Like clockwork, I find myself coming here every evening to read more, to learn more and to do more from it. Your summaries are very well written, very actionable and very thoughtfully presented.”

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Ivaylo-Durmonski durmonski.com

Who Runs The Library?

Ivaylo Durmonski (aka the person running this whole site). I’m a voracious reader, librarian, and writer obsessed with helping people transition from passive online consumers to active mindful go-getters with a sense of purpose.

I believe that reading good literature can improve humanity for the better. But solely reading, is not enough.

The topics I publish on my site are combining learnings from a range of disciplines – psychology, philosophy, business, finance, productivity, and more. My conviction is that if we expose ourselves to a blend of studies, we can produce something – an idea, a lifestyle – that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Plainly, by distilling the essentials, I help readers understand and apply the concepts from literature gems.

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Get Full Access to The Library

All plans give full access to the exact same content and renew automatically (you can cancel anytime).

Monthly Pass

$ 15 .00

Access to everything for a month.


Great choice if you want a taste of the content.


Yearly Pass*

$ 100 .00

Access to everything for a year.


*Most popular choice. Get the Yearly Pass and save $80.


Patron Pass

$ 150 .00

Access to everything for a year.


For top fans who believe in magic. Get featured on my Patrons page.



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