Book Riot Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BKR01
I’ve been trying out lots of Quarterly boxes, and the latest one I’ve subscribed to is the Book Riot box. I had planned to read the book included before I wrote the review, but that may take me some time, so this review is of the box, but not the book itself.
The Subscription Box: Book Riot by Quarterly
The Cost: $50 a box (ships every quarter)
The Products: Books and book-related items selected by Book Riot
Ships to: US, (Canada extra $20 fee, International extra $30 fee).
Check out all of my Quarterly reviews!
Each Quarterly mailing comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items in the box and why they selected them.
Lexicon by Max Barry (hardcover) – Value $25
This book came with a letter from the author, and post-its throughout the book with author’s notes:
I really like these extra touches, and I’m not sure how to assign a value to them, but I think it will make for a really interesting reading experience!
Book Lover’s Calendar 2014– Value $13
I’m trying to have fewer things on my desk, but I had someone on my holiday gift list who I knew would love this calendar, so it worked out!
Make a Point Pencil Set – Value $8
e.e. cummings Notebook – Value $8
In addition to these items, Book Riot included some bonus items from publishers:
This is an excerpt from the upcoming book “Never Have I Ever” by Katie Heaney. It’s a cute way to do an excerpt, and I’m not sure if all boxes got two, but I guess maybe they wanted you to have one to share?
The other bonus item was a poster for “The Geek’s Guide to Dating,” by Eric Smith.
Verdict: We paid $50 for this box and received about $54 worth of items. I think this subscription is less about the value of the items, and more about the inside access Book Riot gives you though. I listed the retail price of Lexicon in the review, but you could buy it for less on Amazon. You definitely can’t get it with author’s notes on Amazon – or anywhere else – so I think that should count for something!
For me there’s also value in getting a great book recommendation every quarter, and my husband and I are both looking forward to reading Lexicon.
What did you think of the first Book Riot subscription box from Quarterly?