Books & Words

'I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it, until it begins to shine’, wrote American poet Emily Dickinson. 

Here you will find books created by Department Store for the Mind in partnership with our collaborators, books to inspire, our collection of 'words to hang on to' and beautiful things with words at the centre of their creation.

'Words to hang on to' are individually printed poems, proverbs and passages of prose that celebrate the power of words to comfort, inspire and connect.

Touch them, turn them, hang them from doors, bedposts or branches, hide them inside wallets or notebooks, give them to friends or share them with strangers. Hold them in your hands and in your heart. These words have magical properties.