The Book of Hygge

The Book of Hygge

The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection

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Penguin Putnam
“The most poetic of the [hygge books]; I found myself repeatedly returning to its list-like incantation of hyggeligt habits.” —Louisa Kamps, ELLE

Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. 

Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend. 

When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge. 

The Book of Hygge
 is an invitation to welcome abundance and contentment into your life. It is a call to live more fully by focusing on what moves you.
With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your perfect guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors.

As seen in the The New Yorker, a cure for SAD in book form.

Baker & Taylor
A full-color lifestyle guide to the centuries-old Danish art of togetherness and contentment shares advice for incorporating hygge practices into everyday life, from making coffee together at breakfast and sharing meals to sitting beside a fire or snuggling into bed with a good book.

& Taylor

"The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people"--
Looks at the Danish tradition of Hygge and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation in interior design and lifestyle.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 2017
ISBN: 9780735214095
Branch Call Number: 158.1 B777b
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm


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May 18, 2018

Quite enjoyable and a quick read. The author does a good job painting a sense of hygge. The content is good. The writing itself is a bit dull though and a little repetitive.

Aug 20, 2017

Good book with ideas of how to be stylish and yet live a simpler more contented and appreciative life ( ie. one filled with less anxiety ).

Jul 04, 2017

A beautifully designed book that helps one feel hygge whilst reading it. A much more philosophical look at this concept than many of the other books currently available.

May 27, 2017

This is the third book on huge I have read. It is my least favorite. It is a dry read compared to the other two. It does well discussing the concepts of huge. However, I found the author's voice rather un-hugged. The other two books writing was more conversational and inviting. Therefore, I would recommend reading Meir Wiking's "The Little Book of Hygge" or Signe Johansen's "How to Hygge" instead.


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May 27, 2017

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