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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.


StonerStoner by John Williams


Read Alex Clark's piece on the enduring appeal of John Williams's Stoner here


Take a listen to our podcast special for more on the phenomenon of Stoner here


Over on our Vintage Classics Pinterest page we have a pinboard dedicated to Stoner and other long forgotten classics, books that have been eclipsed by others but are, in the album being given the recognition they deserve. View 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