Rescue your calm from the stress of everyday life.

Feeling overwhelmed & anxious? Searching for calm?

Our monthly bookish magic is the lifeline you need: the magical garden gate, the ancient hidden door, the mossy forest path that leads away from stress and into ...

… a world filled with peace & enchantment.

 

Get your nerdy bliss back, with ease.

 

Don’t wait for someday to reclaim your joy.

 

Let’s set off — right now — on a quest to recapture the quiet magic of books, hidden gardens, and enchanted forests. These are the places where you can nurture your imagination. Vanquish stress. Find your calm contentment and reclaim your joy.

 

 

Girl in the woods, holding a book

Read. Breathe. Relax.

 

Just read. Read what you love: a favorite book; our “Notes from the Reading Nook” emails; the messages tucked inside each of our monthly Read+Purr envelopes and boxes; or the patterns of dappled sun and shade in the garden. The simple act of focusing on these things will help you discover your calm center amidst the chaos of the day.

Looking for something fun to read?

 

We’re here for you — by way of email or snail mail — sprinkling simple yet beautiful tips, rituals, indulgences, reminders, frame-worthy snippets of nature, and bits of imaginative whimsy along your path like fairy dust.

All you have to do is sign up.

table set for a tea party in the woods

 

What if it were easy?

 

No matter what life is like, it’s easier than you think to find your calm.

 

Picture this: You’re indulging in cozy, quiet time to read a few pages of the novel you’re in love with at the moment. You’re comfy — a favorite drink in easy reach, maybe even a cat on your lap — and you’re focused on the exquisite words on the page and the images they conjure in your mind. And you begin to notice how calm and happy you feel in the moment.

Contentment really is as close as your favorite book.

No must-read lists.

 

No awkward book-club discussions.

 

No guilt.

 

When you carve a few quiet minutes out of a crazy day,
the last thing you want to do is required reading.

 

Some days, you may not feel like reading anything, so you certainly don’t want to spend precious time keeping up with an arbitrary reading goal. And, despite what you may have heard elsewhere, that’s okay!

 

We don’t believe in must-read lists or even in traditional book clubs.

 

What we offer instead is permission (not that you really need it) and magical packages (real mail!) stuffed with keepsake tools that will help you to enjoy reading your favorite books, on your terms, and — for those times you don’t feel like reading at all — to find moments of calm contentment in the garden or the forest, or even in the steam curling up from a mug of hot Earl Grey.

“The only important thing in a book is the meaning it has for you.”

W. Somerset Maugham

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Cicero

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived as fully as the days we think we left behind without living at all: the days we spent with a favorite book.”

Marcel Proust

“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.”

Helene Hanff

“What a happy woman I am, living in a garden, with books … birds, and flowers, and plenty of leisure to enjoy them!”

Elizabeth von Arnim

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.”

Neil Gaiman