lunes, 11 de agosto de 2008

Going on a trip and don't know what books to bring.

Going on a trip and don't know what books to bring.Is your best friend getting married and you want to supply the reading material for her honeymoon.Well, the Bibliotherapy department of The School of Life can help.For around $75 you get a half hour consultation and "you'll come away with a mini-prescription for an instant literary fix" with a more "detailed prescription" to follow.The School of Life is a "new cultural enterprise...offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life." They offer classes, "stigma-free psychotherapy, secular sermons, conversation meals, a floating faculty of experts and a new kind of literary consultancy service called bibliotherapy." The faculty is comprised "of some of the brightest thinkers and artists at work today" and is "open to everyone seeking intellectual and personal adventure. Our audiences, like our faculty, are characterised by curiosity, sociability, open mindedness and an appetite for life."For those who follow Book Patrol you are aware of my desire and the need for a more holistic approach to bookselling. The folks at The School of Life take this concept one step further with a slew of offerings to help you better make your way in today's world.The School of Life shop is organized "as a cultural apothecary. You’ll find a shelf for those who want to change the world, a shelf for those who worry about death, a shelf for those who have recently fallen in love, a shelf for those in search of their own company, even a shelf for those with a short attention span."What a fantastic idea. Next time I'm in London I'm going to The School of Life!

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