A few months ago, I was overloaded on working overtime and I figured I may as well treat myself — I had been wanting a book subscription box for a while, and I was combing instagram eagerly every month to see the books and contents of all the different boxes as they arrived with their subscribers. I eventually decided that Book Box Club was the best pick for me.
First, let me explain a little bit about the subscription service. You can sign up month-to-month, with the option of skipping a month if the theme isn’t for you, or you can buy a subscription block of 3-months, or 6-months.
What drew me to this service is that they don’t stick with a particular genre. They may send out a fantasy book one month, a contemporary one the next, and a historical one next month. I like the variety and I feel like it makes the box more of a surprise.
So, what do they include in their boxes?
Every month you get a brand new book, either paperback or hardcover, with a signed bookplate by the author. It is gift-wrapped in really lovely silver paper with a blue and white string. Accompanying the book is an invitation to a club-members-only chat with the author. So, not only do you get to read a brand new book, but you get to ask the author any burning questions you may have right after!
The box also comes with about 4 bookish goodies. The goodies are not necessarily associated with the book, but they are certainly bookish! They are usually handcrafted and from small businesses, which I love.
For example, in the Schoolroom Scandals themed box, the book was “One of Us is Lying” by Karen M. McManus. Accompanying it was a spectacles ring by The Locket Library, sticky notes by Paper Pipit, a themed candle by Meraki Candles, a John Green quote pencil case by Book Box Club, a little jar of jelly beans, and a few bookish goodies supplied by Scholastic and Penguin Random House.
In the Spells & Remedies themed box, the book was “The Disappearances” by Emily Bain Murphy. The goodies included were Spells and Remedies themed bunting by The Literary Omnistore, a bookmark by Holly Grace Illustration, Hocus Focus tea by Bluebird Tea Company, Raven Boys themed soap by Just Fribble , and a bookish mirror by Moon Kestrel, one of the founding members of Book Box Club. There were also a few bookish goodies and samplers from Hot Key Books and Usborne Books.
I have found both boxes to be an extremely good value for the money spent, and I have used every single item included in the boxes. I have continued my subscription with Book Box Club and look forward to receiving more of their boxes in the future!
Do you subscribe to any book boxes? Which one?