Hygge is a Danish concept that is about stepping away from the daily rush with friends and family to relax and enjoy life’s quieter pleasures. Practicing hygge could look like enjoying a meal with family, having a drink with friends, or any other number of relaxing activities that can help de-stress from the pressures of life. Explore the library books and online resources recommended below to learn more about hygge and how to welcome the relaxing custom into your life.

My Hygge Home : How to Make Home Your Happy Place by Meik Wiking

Call# 747 Wik

Inspired by Danish design and traditions, this inspiring book, featuring tips based on research from The Happiness Institute in Copenhagen, shows how to turn a home into a cozy sanctuary regardless of available space or budget.

The Book of Hygge : the Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection by Louisa Thomsen Brits

Call# 158.1 Bri

"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"--

The Little Book of Hygge : Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

Call# 158.1 Wik

The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness.

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