Bibliotheca Veneficae

Bibliotheca Veneficae the Victorian library

Bibliotheca Veneficae Victorian Library

Bibliotheca Veneficae comes from the mind of Vivienne Branson. A Victorian library reminiscent of the libraries found in dedicated Victorian homes, steeped in stories, legends, and truths of times long gone. It mirrors the essence of a vintage library where its colors remind you of the fragrances of vanilla, cedarwood, rose, and patchouli. Each visit invites you to make yourself at home, settle in comfortably, and enjoy a cup of tea while delving into Gothic tales or exploring the books of great authors who, in various ways, have played a role in shaping our evolution.


Bibliotheca Veneficae  Victorian Library Vivienne Branson Athanasia

Vivienne spent her childhood in Italy, surrounded by delicious food, art, and music. When she was not visiting medieval castles, she enjoyed writing in her personal diary and to correspond with pen-pals. As a voracious reader, she grew up eagerly reading Agatha Christie and Victorian Gothic classics.

She has been an animal lover ever since she can remember, and she contributes to the rescue of farm animals and the preservation of wildlife both locally and globally.

Vivienne is a Christian mystic, member of the Rosicrucian Order. The Bible and the Rosicrucian teachings are a source of great inspiration for her writing. She created a space for the mystic by founding Bibliotheca Veneficae Literary Parlor, a Victorian-themed library, book club, and bookstore.

Vivienne is the author of Athanasia: A Gothic Short Story. BUY HER BOOK HERE

She lives in Pennsylvania with her kids and her pets.

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I will do anything I can to always be with you. If it means to live a condemned existence, I shall do it. If it means to go to the infernos, bring me in. If it means suffering, I shall accept it. As long as I see your eyes sparking my days, I shall be blissful.
Vivienne Branson “Athanasia”

A heart-rending book about immortality, identity, grief, and finding eternal love through space and time.

It’s a cloudy day in Portobello Rd. Flea Market when Coralyn finds a Victorian book to add to her shoppe. She is not aware that the same book will mark the beginning of her love story with the man she met that day, James. Who is this man who looks like he belongs in a time when Queen Victoria was ruling? They spend the following days discussing the book that tells the story between a vampiress and a ghost, Permelia and Gustav. The two love stories intertwine as Coralyn tries to uncover the mystery around James, and the story between Permelia and Gustav unfolds little by little unraveling an unforeseen end.

Athanasia is a compelling, heartbreaking story that analyzes the theme of eternal and transient love.

The author invites us to meditate on the meaning of life and death, grief and sorrow, and the importance of identity.

Fans of Théophile Gautier will love this intriguing paranormal romance.

She was born for this.

I am very pleased with the professionalism and skill that Vivienne puts into her work, which she does as if it were a mission. I sincerely think she was born for this.

Lara Staffa

Spell Casting Service Client