ATG Quirkies: Last Year It Was the Art of Stacking Wood. This Year It’s Hygge

hyggeHere’s a heads-up on the latest Nordic craze that will be “all over bookshops come Christmas.”   It’s the Danish concept of “hygge” which “loosely translates as cosiness, but means more than that. It’s about a feeling of wellbeing, about enjoying life, whether through time spent with close friends or family, sitting by a fire with a hot chocolate, or putting on warm socks and dry clothes after a rainstorm.”

Still a little vague about what we’re taking about?  Not to worry, there will be “a flurry of books out this autumn exploring the concept will help clarify it: whether it’s The Little Book of Hygge by the chief executive of Copenhagen’s Happiness Research Institute, Meik Wiking, How to Hygge or The Art of Hygge, all out in September, it could be the biggest trend in publishing this Christmas.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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