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Book Riot Book Mail Box – Available Now!

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Book Riot has a new one-time-purchase box!

The Box: Book Riot Book Mail Box

The Cost: $60

Get books and bookish items hand-picked by Book Riot, exclusive content from authors, and first crack at new items in the Book Riot Store. A new Book Mail box will be available every few months, and the contents will be a secret! (Decoder ring not included.)  Does not contain any repeats from Book Riot’s Quarterly or YA Quarterly subscriptions. Total retail value of contents exceeds $60.

Purchase of this box sends one book to a community in need.

Are you going to grab a box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

16 Comments

  1. This box wasn’t for me. I think that I’ll need to wait for at least a theme spoiler before ordering from them again. If I had known the theme was cooking I wouldn’t have signed up at that price point. I think that if someone were really interested in cooking it would be fine though I still would have liked to see at least one of the books being hard-bound.

    Lesson learned.

    • I’m in the same boat. The only thing in the box that interested me was the snack bar, It was a $60 mistake.

  2. I went for it, but now I wish I hadn’t. Honestly, I feel the “theme” should just be good books and book-related stuff. I don’t cook, and I don’t have any interest in chefs. If I’d known there was a theme and that it was cooking, I would never have spent this much money on this box. It was a complete disappointment, and I’ve learned not to do this again. ?

  3. Mine is out for delivery today!

  4. I’ve never subscribed to this sub before, but I bought this box on Tuesday. Today (Friday) I got tracking information. That was fast! I was expecting it to come out next month sometime. No ETA yet, but I’ll post a description here as soon as I get it for all of you hoping for spoilers.

    • For everyone waiting for spoilers before buying, here you go:
      I just got my box today. The theme is cooking. Here is everything that comes in this box:
      1. Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen (softcover) a memoir that the club on the back cover says is a “gorgeously honest book about listening to your appetites and having faith in yourself, about learning when to hold on and when to let go.”
      2. Two recipes by Kate Christensen
      3. Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelson (softcover)- another memoir, this one about a chef with a three star restaurant called Aquavit in New York.
      4. A matching apron and dish towel set from outofprintclothing.com- both are white cotton with dark teal and red printing. The apron is printed with a quote from George Bernard Shaw: “There is no lover sincerer than the love of food.” The towel has prints of (?) squirrels cooking and various vegetables.
      5. A bookmark that says “Eat, Sleep, Read.”
      6. A dark chocolate and cherry granola-type snack bar. The website says that it donates food to in need communities around the world with the proceeds from every bar… and it was delicious.

      Amazon has the Blue Plate book for$12.89 and Yes, Chef for $9.86. I couldn’t find the exact apron and towel, but the website has a similar apron and towel on sale for $16.50 and $11.25, respectively. Amazon sells a 9-pack of the exact bars for $29.99.

      So, there you go. Now you can make an informed decision.

  5. I’m tempted with this box, but I thought the last few Quarterly Book Riot boxes were pretty disappointing. I’d also love a spoiler or two before I decide whether or not to buy, especially at this price point.

  6. Oh oh I really want to try this! But as others said, I wish they’d bring out a spoiler or two. I have 0 idea what to expect :/

  7. I was a regular subscriber to Quarterly’s YA and their regular, adult, subscription as well. I was NEVER disappointed with the YA picks. The adult box, I was happy 95% of the time. I. Just signed up for the regular box. I am bummed that I could not prepay for the YA. You can feel good about this subscription (s).

  8. I have zero experience with this sub, but the website looked interesting, so I took a chance and ordered this mystery box. Has anyone ordered one before? Any ideas what might turn up?

  9. I wish there was some sort of spoiler. $60 is a lot to drop on a mystery box of books and stuff. :/

  10. What are you thinking about this box? I am really tempted, but I am more of a YA reader….

    • Hi, I’m also a YA reader, but I really liked the Quarterly box. They currently have a waitlist for a YA edition. Just thought you might like to know! 🙂

      • The YA edition for this box or for the Quarterly box?

    • I’d bet they’ll have a YA box. When they were with quarterly they had both.
      But they may have a YA themed one.

  11. If only I had $60 ???

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