Shelf Help Book Club


I am so excited to share I will be hosting the Shelf Help book club here in Newton Abbot!

Shelf Help was created by friend and journalist Toni Jones and is an online/offline book club and community dedicated to self-help and self-development. 

The Shelf Help mission is to connect as many people as possible with books that will inspire them to look at themselves in a different, more positive way. And then to connect these people with each other, through monthly meet ups. 

Each month we choose a different self-help title to work through with members, who can then join the meet up, held on the last Monday of each month. 

And everyone is welcome - the only criteria to join this club is an open heart and an inquisitive mind. Our aim is to help demystify the self-help sector, celebrate all that's great about it, and prove that working on ourselves doesn't need to be scary or weird.



Fusing the best elements of book clubs (sociability, accountability opportunities to learn) and support groups (connection, confidentiality, kindness) Shelf Help meetings are safe spaces for members to meet new people and to discuss the books and how the topics may affect their own lives.

They are a chance to be heard, to heal, grow, relate and learn. Or even just listen (often the most enlightening act of all).

Reading the book is optional (but encouraged!) and we’ll be covering key quotes, exercises and themes from it throughout the night.

Meet ups are FREE to attend but please come expecting to buy food/drink so that we can keep our lovely venue happy to host us. And RSVP is essential as spaces are limited.


Can’t make a monthly meet up?

Follow Shelf Help on Facebook and Instagram to still join in the conversation online!

“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”