Powell’s Books Indiespensable Subscription Review – Vol. 56
Powell’s Books Indiespensable is a book subscription box that ships every 6 weeks. So many readers recommended this box that I had to sign up!
FYI – this subscription is currently sold out, but they open it up every month or so. (If you want an email alert when the waitlist opens, you can sign up for the MSA Powell’s Indiespensable waitlist email).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Powell’s Books Indiespensable
The Cost: $39.95 a shipment (every 6 weeks)
The Products: Exclusive books and extras
Ships to: Worldwide
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The box comes with a little booklet that details the items in the box, why they were chosen, and includes additional exclusives, like an interview with author:
Book Summary from Amazon:
New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor—and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year’s Eve.
The mystery, as it reverberates through families, friendships, and the corridors of power, will open up even the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever.
City on Fire is an unforgettable novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock ’n’ roll: about what people need from each other in order to live . . . and about what makes the living worth doing in the first place.
The value for the hardcover I listed is based on the hardcover copy alone, not including the exclusive slipcase. It also doesn’t factor in that this is a signed first edition:
Ranger Chocolate – Value $6
This chocolate is made with just two ingredients: organic cacao and organic cane sugar. I don’t always like dark chocolate, but I enjoyed this. (And I love that Powell’s often includes food items from Portland!)
Verdict: I’m always happy with this subscription, but I’m not sure how I feel about this box yet. This book is getting a lot of press, and I’m interested in reading it – but it is 900+ pages! That’s a little intimidating to me for a book that has somewhat mixed reviews. At the same time, I like this subscription for pushing me out of my reading comfort zone, so they delivered there!
I was also expecting either another book or item based on what they’ve sent in the past, so I was a little disappointed there.
What do you think of Volume 56?