Recommended Quantum Computing Books

Here are some links to quantum computing related books I’ve found very useful. Note that these are affiliate links, and I get a few pence for server costs and maybe some coffee if you buy through my link.

1. Quantum Computing since Democritus

This is an introduction that’s written in an easy to read and understand manner. I truly recommend this book for keeping quantum computing simple, without skipping the details. The book is loosely based on the authors lecture notes that are freely available online

2. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition

This is an introduction to the main ideas and techniques of the field of quantum computation and quantum information. This book is very in-depth, but also a bit dry to read, I use this as a book to look up in.

3. Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: A Guide to the Universe by Marcus Chown Published by Faber & Faber (2008)

This book is not directly on quantum computing, but gives an brief introduction to physics and is a pleasure to read.


See also the DataEspresso tutorials series on quantum computing in Python.

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