4 December 2013

The ancient Greeks maintained that literature was psychologically and spiritually important, posting a sign above their library doors describing itself as a 'healing place for the soul'.


Over the last couple of years we have been analysing the psychological effects of engaging with books. In fact – through our Roaming Store and our subscribers – we have been conducting extensive research into bibliotherapy. Here for the first time we are sharing our wisdom. Peirene’s Roaming Store manager Jen has drawn up these bibliotherapeutic prescriptions exclusively for you.

The Love Potion: Feeling disenchanted by love? Rediscover your spark with these tales of love and passion: Stone in a Landslide & Chasing the King of Hearts

Detox and Purify: Stressed out? Exhausted? Escape into the sanctuary of a calmer world with Sea of Ink & Under the Tripoli Sky

The Colour Wheel: Is your life in desperate need of some colour? Find poetry again and flood your world with light in Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman & Mr Darwin's Gardener

The Energiser: Energise your reading experience with these page-turning thrillers: The Murder of Halland & The Brothers

Curiouser and Curiouser: Stimulate your curiosity and discover secret, inner worlds with Next World Novella & Maybe This Time

Challenge your Mind: This prescription comes with a warning! A challenging but ultimately rewarding reading experience awaits you in Beside the Sea & The Blue Room

The Enlightener: Illuminate far off worlds and broaden your horizons in The Dead Lake & Sea of Ink

Winter Warmer: Curl up in your favourite armchair and let our narrators take you on a journey Tomorrow Pamplona & The Mussel Feast

Balsana in the Sun: Let the sunshine in and strike a Yoga pose with these enriching stories, Stone in a Landslide & Under the Tripoli Sky

Full Monty: Achieve ever-lasting happiness with all 15 Peirene books.

Order these prescriptions online at our shop or call us on +0044 207 6861941 and pay with your card over the phone.

We also offer tailor made prescriptions and advice. Come and see at us at our Christmas stalls.

Sunday 1st: Belgravia Christmas Sunday. Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, SW1
Friday 6th: Highgate School Fair, North Road, London, N6
Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th: The Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, SW3 5EE
Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th: Sutton House Winter Festival, 2 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9
Friday 13th: Harris & Hoole, 9 The Broadway, Crouch End, N8
Saturday 14th: Crouch End Christmas Festival, Hornsey Town Hall Square, N8
Friday 20th/Sunday 22nd: Love Wimbledon Xmas Fair, The Piazza, Broadway, SW19 1QB
Saturday 21st: Harris & Hoole, 9 The Broadway, Crouch End, N8
Monday 23rd/24th: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW

Happy Christmas und einen Guten Rutsch
The Peirene Ladies & The Nymph