Shelf Help

logoTwelve Reasons to Feel Better

The Shelf Help list is composed of books that have the power to make life brighter because, as we all know, one of the best ways to feel better about life is through a good book.

Every month we’ll be focussing on one of the twelve books below through a mixture of events, author interviews, critical essays, reading guides and much more. To view previous monthly content, click on the books below.



Waterlog by Roger Deakin


Alex Clark reviews Waterlog for Shelf Help. Read here.


Vintage Live will be at Wilderness Festival this year and we'll be conducting a Shelf Help wild swim with Deborah Moggach. The first thirty people to get their feet wet will get a free copy of Deakin's Waterlog, the wild swimming bible. More information here

The Examined Life


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?


Far From the Tree


Nature Cure


How to Live

 -- MAY

Teach Us To Sit Still

 - -JUNE

Heartbreak Hotel




Nothing to be Frightened Of




Human Traces


Hare with Amber Eyes