The Joy Book Club

Greetings and welcome to the Joy Book Club!

 

I have read so much about happiness and joy over the last several years. I realized that all this reading has saturated my thoughts and consciousness with a mindset of joy.

The books on this page represent a range of authors and topics. What they all have in common is that they inspire joy.

There are no requirements for belonging to this club. Just pick up one of the books and enjoy.

I loved Amy Tan's book, The Joy Luck Club. I thank her for inspiring the title of this book club.

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Galen Pearl is the author of the blog 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy (and Staying There), devoted to helping us develop habits to grow a joyful spirit. In addition to writing, she leads workshops and discussion groups focused on increasing the joy in our lives.

She lives in northeast Portland and enjoys her five kids and two grandchildren, martial arts, the mountains, and mahjong. And of course visiting Broadway Books!

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Note from Broadway Books: If you live in the Portland area and want to pick up your books at the store, just select "pay in store" and "pick up in store" during checkout, and we will notify you when your books are available to be picked up. If you want the books shipped to you, just follow the instructions during checkout.

Some of these books are available only in limited quantities, so we can't guarantee their availability. If the availability status is "on our shelves now," the book is likely available in the store, but our website updates every 24 hours so it's best to call (503-284-1726) to confirm. If the status is "available to ship," that means we need to order the book from our warehouse, which takes anywhere from a couple of days to about two weeks. If it says "subject to availability" it means we are unlikely to be able to obtain it, but if you order it through the website we will research its availability at that time and won't charge your credit card until we are sure it is available. Please note: books are not available to be ordered "on spec." If you order a book it cannot be returned. Thank you so much for your support of a local, independent bookstore! We very much appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

 

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553807035
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bantam - January 12th, 2010

Everyday Zen: Love and Work Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061285899
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: HarperOne - September 4th, 2007

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553380996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - November 23rd, 2004

I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Making the Journey from
$17.00
ISBN: 9781592403356
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery Publishing Group - December 27th, 2007

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590300787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shambhala - December 30th, 2003

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781570629570
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Shambhala - October 22nd, 2002

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781590306345
Availability: Special Order
Published: Shambhala - September 8th, 2009

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781570629211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shambhala - August 13th, 2002

The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780307589712
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Harmony - November 17th, 2009

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780743269513
Availability: Special Order
Published: Free Press - November 9th, 2004

Pursuit of Happiness Cover Image
$16.79
ISBN: 9780380715220
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 1st, 1993

Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401907228
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Hay House - July 1st, 2007

Love Without Conditions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781879159150
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Heartways Press - January 1st, 1994

The 12 Steps of Forgiveness: A Practical Manual for Moving from Fear to Love Cover Image
By Paul Ferrini, Pia MacKenzie (Illustrator)
$13.69
ISBN: 9781879159105
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Heartways Press - November 1st, 2012

How We Choose to Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People--Their Secrets, Their Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399529900
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Tarcherperigee - June 1st, 2004

Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780807014271
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780807014295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781590309834
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Shambhala Library - August 14th, 2012

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590308387
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Published: Shambhala - December 21st, 2010

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594488894
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2009

The Heart of the World: An Introduction to Contemplative Christianity Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780824524951
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crossroad Publishing Company - September 1st, 2008

A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553372113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553378290
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Bantam - October 2nd, 2001

Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780470344040
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Jossey-Bass - March 22nd, 2010

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553371321
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1993

How Good Do We Have to Be?: A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316519335
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Back Bay Books - July 15th, 2016

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385496094
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Anchor Books - February 14th, 2000

Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living Cover Image
By Bruce Lee, John Little (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780804834711
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Tuttle Publishing - June 15th, 2002

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143114956
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Penguin Books - January 1st, 2009

Roll Around Heaven: An All-True Accidental Spiritual Adventure Cover Image
$16.80
ISBN: 9781582702377
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Published: Atria Books - July 13th, 2010

Turning the Mind Into an Ally Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573223454
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Riverhead Books - January 6th, 2004

40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: Living the 4:8 Principle Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781414366906
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Published: Tyndale House Publishers - October 2nd, 2012

The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307347312
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Published: Harmony - May 27th, 2008

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061583261
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 1st, 2011

Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781933495149
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Sorin Books - September 1st, 2008

Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity Cover Image
By Sark
$18.95
ISBN: 9781577319351
Availability: Special Order
Published: New World Library - November 1st, 2010

Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416547730
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Atria Books - March 3rd, 2009

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice Cover Image
By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345481320
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 30th, 2008

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781590304518
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Published: Shambhala - March 27th, 2007

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590307021
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Shambhala Publications - December 1st, 2009

Tao Te Ching: Updated with Over 100 Photographs by Jane English Cover Image
By Lao Tzu, Gia-Fu Feng (Translator), Jane English (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780307949301
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Published: Vintage - November 1st, 2011

No Future Without Forgiveness Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385496902
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Published: Image - October 17th, 2000

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780310321910
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Published: Zondervan - January 26th, 2011

God's Power to Change Your Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780310273035
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Zondervan Publishing Company - September 19th, 2006

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780446698894
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Published: Twelve - January 5th, 2009

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060927486
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - March 15th, 1996