Recommendations from the TPT library on ‘Recovery and Healing’

2 October 2020

The Conversation


With The Performance Theatre 2020, the TPT pop-up library went virtual too. With Re/Assemble as the theme for TPT’s first virtual session in September, we asked our community to recommend books that offer a perspective on the themes of ‘recovery and healing’. A capsule selection is shared below.


We will continue to share recommendations from the library, choosing a handful at a time that relate to a common theme. We also welcome new recommendations from our community. Write to us on and we’ll add your recommendation to our virtual library.

Since The Performance Theatre (TPT) 2018 in Berlin, we have been honouring the power of books to transform; collaborating with the team at Little Free Library on a pop-up TPT book exchange. Captured on bookplates tucked into recommended volumes, these recommendations have sparked conversations both in the moment and months afterwards.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organisation that inspires a love of reading, builds community connections, and sparks creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges around the world. Over the years it has created a hyper-local economy around a very personal kind of value: ideas, comfort and inspiration.