Love reading but scared to go out and browse in the current climate? Or just too lazy to go through the lists of countless new books coming out every month? Look no further, because book subscription boxes could be just the right fit for you! A book subscription box is exactly what its name suggests – a box of goodies, including one or more great pieces of literature that is sent to your doorstep, usually on a rolling monthly subscription, but there are always more options. Here are 3 great book subscription box providers, all based in the UK, that you could choose from.
Books That Matter
Named Independent’s number one such service, Books That Matter’s main goal is to inspire and empower women. Each box is themed and offers a book from female authorship as well as three or more gifts all crafted by female artists. Their monthly subscription is only £17 and 3, 6 or 12-month ones are available too! If you’re still doubtful about this company, have a look at the podcast on their website (https://www.booksthatmatter.co.uk/) to see all the current topics they cover and the fantastic guests they interview!
If you’re into craft beer, crime or non-fiction, then this is the box for you! For £13.50 a month Books+Beer offer you a newly released book from one of the two genres, plus 2 bottles or cans of craft ale from an up and coming brewery in the UK. Books+Beer are big supporters of turning off your phone and enjoying the immersive world of literature with a good drink; they also donate 50p from every box to the male mental health charity, CALM. So if you’re one of those people that is dying to shut off for a bit and wants to donate to a good cause check out their website and how you could subscribe! https://booksplusbeer.com/
Looking for the perfect gift for a younger sibling, cousin, etc. ? Or would you like some great books for yourself but also the knowledge that you’re doing something good in the world? The newly launched subscription service LoveMyRead could do all that for you and more! LoveMyRead (who recently made their debut at the Bookseller Children’s Conference) pride themselves on their carefully curated boxes of recent, bestselling titles. Whilst they do boxes for adults, their main focus is bringing the joy of reading to children once again. And the best thing – they donate books to schools and school libraries in need, so reading can become accessible to every kid in the UK! For just £18.99 a month you could enjoy some fantastic books as well as help deliver that pleasure to someone less fortunate than yourself! (https://lovemyread.com/)
These are only 3 out of the vast variety of book subscription boxes available in the UK. None of these tickled your fancy? Have a little search on the old Google, and I promise you’ll find the right fit for you!