The Unconventional 11.11.11 Library

Today is the auspicious 11.11.11
According to an enchanting friend and poet Jane Griffin, this is the day of unlost things, whatever happens in this day remains.
To celebrate, wild & grace are opening the cyber doors of its unconventional library to Aotearoa.

A full inventory of wild & grace’s small but enthusiastic collection will appear over the month of November, but to be the metaphor of trumpets playing a fanfare, follows Emily’s (trumpets on a hilltop please)
Top 11 books according to life on the 11.11.11 from
wild & grace’s unconventional library

1. Meeting the Shadow – The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature
Edited by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah AbramsPsychology

2. The Hero with a Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell Mythology/Philosophy

3. New Active Birth – Janet BalaskasBirthing

4. The Art of Non-Conformity – Chris GuillebeauPhilosophy/Self-help

5. Caring for Infants with Respect – Magda GerberParenting

6. A Little Book on the Human Shadow – Robert Bly – Psychology

7. The Breathing Book – Donna FarhiBreathing

8. Dance with me in the Heart – Pennie BrownleeParenting

9. Women Who Run With The Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola EstesMythology/Psychology

10. Gosta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerloff – translated by Lillie Tudeer – Novel

11. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki MurakamiNovel

e-mail: when you would like to borrow an item.
Books and DVDs cost $2 per item + postage which can be paid via internet banking or cash deposit at the bank.

book reviews?
You will be able to read some reviews of books I have read (which may or may not be in the wild & grace library). These reviews are fairly non self-conscious (i.e. not deliberated over).

what else may you want to know?
wild & grace unconventional library operates online only, so you search for your books through a list and I post it to you and then you post it back in the pre-paid bag I provide.

why start an unconventional library?
I have just finished The Art of Non-Conformity. One of my dreams is to host a delicious library full of inspirational books something of the flavour of two New Zealand boutique booksellers – Pathfinder Bookshop and Unity Books stirred together. This delicious library dream is all enclosed in the bigger dream of hosting an unconventional ‘university’/learning centre with a herb garden, tea house and view of the sea.
The thought unravelled as I read Chris Guillebeau’s paragraphs that I can start right away. Start this library right away. I have great great books, and you are great great people, who I’d love to share these great great words and ideas with.
So there and here we are.

A reminder…
e-mail: when you’d like to borrow an item.
A full list of items will be found on this site soon.

Go well.

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