29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy

by Lemony Snicket  |  Illustrated by Lisa Brown

We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator Lemony Snicket has compiled 29 myths about this bewildering establishment, in the vain hope that he could help us shine some light on this enduring mystery.




“Beneath [29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy] is a lovely allegory about the capacity of children’s imaginations to see enigmatic wonder in even the simplest things and find multiple meanings in the most mundane.”

—Maria Popova, BrainPickings