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Vala: Books from a better world

Whether it is leadership, zen cooking, storytelling, forgiveness or creative writing, all our books explore brave and authentic ways of thinking and being. Welcome to Vala's website - we hope you will find a book to inspire you.

While our style is welcoming and personal, we publish powerful and distinctive narratives to help you think and act differently, in response to the challenges of our time.

We are a cooperative. Our members include authors, readers and book professionals.

Forthcoming Vala events - please come and join us

Saturday 26th April, 11.00am, Frome: Spindrift launch at Hunting Raven Bookshop
Tuesday 29th April, 6.30pm, Bath: Freefall Writing Workshop
Thursday 1st May, 6.30pm, Bristol: Spindrift launch in Bristol
Tuesday 6th May, 12.15pm, Bath: Spindrift talk at School of Management, University of Bath
Thursday 8th May, 7.30pm, Sutton Courtney: Spindrift Wilderness Workshop
Saturday 10th May, 10.30pm, Bristol: Deep Ecology walk
Thursday 22nd May, 6.30pm, London: Spindrift launch in London

Telling the Story - by Geoff Mead

15 April 2014

Geoff Mead tells of how his and Vala's first book, Coming Home to Story, led to him writing another, which takes story and storytelling into the system world of business, universities and charities.

Enjoying Spindrift

07 April 2014

"Who would ever have thought I'd like a book about sailing?" - coop member Jean Boulton reflects on Spindrift, as we prepare for publication.


"If you are even remotely interested in the power of story to transform your life, read this book."

Richard Olivier, Olivier Mythodrama


All our books

The Crystal Mirror


Spindrift: A Wilderness Pilgrimage at Sea


If You Sit Very Still


Writing Without a Parachute