One day I knew what it was that I wanted to do. I wanted to set up a little informal “academy” where all those wonderful things that you love and love learning about can be taken off their dusty shelves. For now, it takes the form of a blog – where you can also follow the progress on my own dusty projects, such as the novel I’m working on right now. If you want to read more about my writing, have a look at my author site. Big news! From February 2019 I’ll also have a Dusty Shelf Academy Podcast.

Here at The Dusty Shelf Academy I’ll dust off some of the more rare and obscure Dusty Books on my shelf and give you a little look into them. But you have wonderful things things on your own dusty shelf too. We have Dust-off events where you can dust off your artist materials or musical instruments or a language you once knew. Some of the owners of lovingly collected stacks of knowledge will come an teach you some of the fascinating things they’ve been dying to share for such a long time now.

Sometimes I’ll hit the Dusty Roads and write to you about some corner of the world. Sometimes I’ll be writing in another language and maybe you can take your beloved dictionary off the shelf and smile at funny words. You’ll also hear from other life-long teachers and learners and get to see what’s on their Dusty Shelves.

Learning for the sake of learning. Exploring for the sake of exploring. I have one plastic mug sitting on my desk and a lot of dusty shelves full of treasures. Go get the duster!

You can also follow our tracks on Twitter and Facebook or contact us at dustyshelfacademy@gmail.com

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