Bookshop Spotlight – Rudolf Steiner Bookshop
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by Floris Books
1w ago
At Floris Books we love bookshops and we greatly appreciate all the work that bookshops and booksellers do to bring our books to our readers. We’re launching a series of blog posts shining a spotlight on some of the specialist bookshops we work with, starting with Rudolf Steiner Bookshop, London. We spoke to the bookshop manager, Elizabeth Reeves, to find out about the books they sell, what makes their shop distinctive and what their customers are looking for in the shop. Can you tell us about the bookshop and the range of books you sell? The bookshop opened in the spring of 1932. It is 91 ye ..read more
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Elsa Beskow Calendar 2025
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by Floris Books
3w ago
Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children’s illustrator in Sweden.  She is often called the ‘Beatrix Potter’ of Scandinavia and her picture books have been known and loved for over a century. Over on our Elsa Beskow author page you can learn about her life, work and legacy.  Order your copy now! Every year we publish the Elsa Beskow Calendar. This month-to-view wall calendar is beautifully illustrated with seasonal artwork from Elsa Beskow’s books, with plenty of space to write in your important dates! The main UK, US and Swedish public holidays are m ..read more
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The Power of Music
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by Floris Books
1M ago
The power of music is undeniable. Studies have shown that music has the power to enhance learning, strengthen memory, develop emotional intelligence and amplify creativity. Part of the Karl König Archive series, in Music Therapy: Research and Insights Karl König explores the healing power of music by drawing on the work of Rudolph Steiner. Music therapy helps to support individuals’ mental and emotional lives through musical exercises. Karl König, a pioneer of various forms of therapy within the Camphill movement, has expanded the basics of an anthroposophical music therapy. Focusing on how ..read more
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The Spirit of Community: The Power of the Sacraments in The Christian Community by Ulrich Meier
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by Floris Books
2M ago
Modern society places great emphasis on the individual as a dynamic, creative force, free to pursue their own goals and ambitions. Despite this, some people still long to be part of a community and form meaningful relationships with other human beings. One of the places this deeper connection can be found is in common worship. In The Spirit of Community Ulrich Meier, an experienced priest, exhibits how each of the seven sacraments of The Christian Community contributes to community building. Through baptism, we welcome new life on earth; confirmation marks the transition from the close ties ..read more
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Halima, Superhero Princess poster download
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by Floris Books
3M ago
‘An empowering picture book that will help little ones to discover their own inner superheroes.’ — Scottish Book Trust Halima can’t decide who to dress up as for her friend’s birthday party. Should she be a princess like Elsa, or a sort-of superhero like Pippi Longstocking? “You can’t be either,” her friends tell her, “because you don’t look like them.” Halima decides she doesn’t want to go to the party any more. What’s the point if she can’t be one of her heroes? Until Mama says Halima can be whoever she wants to be, and together they discover some of the strong, brave women who could ins ..read more
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Let Nature Run Wild
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by Floris Books
3M ago
Spring is right around the corner and the temptation to start weeding and pruning has just begun. As our friends the Prickletrims learn in The Prickletrims Go Wild, trim lawns and manicured hedges may look neat and orderly but do they really add much else to your garden? Letting your garden run wild can bring so many benefits to you and the world around you. You just have to let it grow! ‘Broad comedy pokes fun at those trying to exercise control over untamable forces, while spreads remind readers of the magnificence of nature left to its own devices.’ Publisher’s Weekly Benefits of a ..read more
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Superhero Princess Costume Inspiration!
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by Floris Books
3M ago
Halima can’t decide who to dress up as for her friend’s birthday party. Should she be a princess like Elsa, or a sort-of superhero like Pippi Longstocking? “You can’t be either,” her friends tell her, “because you don’t look like them.” Halima decides she doesn’t want to go to the party any more. What’s the point if she can’t be one of her heroes? That is until Mama says Halima can be whoever she wants to be, and together they discover some of the strong, brave women who could inspire her. Can Halima regain her confidence and discover her inner superhero princess? African-diaspora mother ..read more
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Meet the Author – Lory Widmer Hess
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by Floris Books
4M ago
In her candid and courageous book, When Fragments Make a Whole, Lory Widmer Hess describes her experience of inner transformation through her exploration of the healing stories in the gospels. In a unique blend of poetry, commentary and autobiography, she describes how she engaged with and drew inspiration from these stories. Her approach will inspire readers on their own journey of spiritual growth. We spoke to author Lory about the process of the writing the book, the inspiration behind it and what she hopes it will bring to other people. Why did you write this book? Is there any “back stor ..read more
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Seeing Colour: A Journey Through Goethe’s World of Colour
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by Floris Books
4M ago
Colour is everywhere. From blue skies to red sunsets, from the first flowers in spring to the blazing leaves of autumn. But what is the nature of colour? Scientific books present a variety of mechanical explanations but this approach leaves colour as a whole unexplained. Seeing Colour: A Journey Through Goethe’s World of Colour by Nora Löbe, Matthias Rang and Troy Vine, brings German poet and scientist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s research up to date. Through descriptions of simple observations and ingenious experiments, readers will discover the underlying principles that govern colour itse ..read more
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Make a Hotel for Bees!
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by Floris Books
4M ago
In Dawn Casey’s new picture book, The Bumblebee Garden, illustrated by Stella Lim, little Ben helps his Grandpa tend to the garden and learns all about the life-cycle of bees and their importance to the natural world. When Grandpa explains that bees carry pollen that helps juicy strawberries grow, Ben asks if they can help the bees in return. One way we can all help our buzzy friends is to make space for them in our gardens. Invite bees into your garden by making a wood-slice hotel! Taken from our book Spring and Summer Activities Come Rain or Shine, this is a great way to thank the bees ..read more
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