Book Fairy Advent: Living in the Moment

The Book Fairies in London and nationwide around the UK were excited to hide this book by Epiah Khan as part of our Book Fairy Advent month!

As you can see, some of the copies were even wrapped up in our Book Fairy Wrapping Paper to make the book hunt even more fun!

Were YOU lucky enough to find one?

Let us know! Use #ibelieveinbookfairies on social media or email us on!

About the book:

Epiah Khan is an apocryphal Middle Eastern mystic, martial artist, writer and poet believed to have been born in Baghdad in 1860. Much of Epiah’s early life is a mystery, but it is known that he travelled to London in 1906 where he taught mysticism and his own brand of holistic martial arts for seven years. He moved to Paris in 1913 and from there to Verdun, where he died during the longest battle of the First World War. Chris Parker began his study of meditation and martial arts in the 1970s. He has been the custodian of Epiah Khan’s writing for over 25 years.

In this introductory volume he offers us:

  • A brief history of Epiah Khan.
  • An essay about his writing style and the key themes he addresses.
  • An extract from an interview Epiah gave to Rhythm magazine in 1913.
  • 250 original sayings.

Epiah Khan lived in a time of great change and upheaval and some of the quotes contained here reflect this. Even so this collection shares timeless truths, lessons, insights and reminders that are as relevant today as they have always been; that will be as relevant tomorrow as they are today. This is wisdom of the ages and, no doubt, at different times different sayings will resonate more than others. Because, as Epiah Khan writes, ‘You find what you search for’.

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not fear! Hive Books has some copies for sale online here – and you can feel good that you’re supporting independent bookshops every time you buy!

Would you like to become a book fairy?

We always love welcoming new book fairies! The best way to start is by getting your first set of official book fairy stickers, getting some books together to hide, then maybe some ribbon and off you go! Each order comes with a mini ‘book fairy guide’ and there are plenty of book fairies out there who can help you when you have questions!

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