Powell’s Books Indiespensable Subscription Box Review – Vol. 64
Powell’s Books Indispensable is a book subscription box by the iconic bookstore in Portland, Oregon.
Every 6-8 weeks, subscribers will receive another box of expertly curated new books with a focus on indie publishers.
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 6-8 weeks)
The Products: Thoughtfully curated new books, with an interest in indie authors, plus fun extras
Ships to: Shipping is free in the U.S. and $12.00 per package outside the U.S.
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History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund – Value $15.15 on Amazon (retail price $25)
This month’s book is human, gripping, and engaging from the very first page.
Book Summary from Amazon:
Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is arrested, the implications deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong.
And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn’t understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do—and fail to do—for the people they love.
Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund’s propulsive and gorgeously written History of Wolves introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.
This hardcover comes inside a sturdy sleeve.
Each box is signed by the author as well:
The box also comes with a small booklet of content about the book in the box.
There’s some great insight into why Powell’s picked this book…
…and some fun facts about the featured author!
They include a notes section for you, too!
Bogg’s Trail Butter in Mountaineer Maple, 8 oz. – Value $8.99
There’s a treat inside this box, too! I’ve never seen Trail Butter before, but I love having protein-packed nut butters in my pantry.
This blend of three nuts has the consistency of a slightly chunky peanut butter. It has a strong roasted flavor and a mild maple taste. It’s more savory than sweet.
Verdict: The Powell’s Books Indiespensable box is a great way for book lovers to add to their collections. Not only was the book in this box a compelling read, but the physical book itself was a beautiful, autographed hardcover in a sophisticated sleeve. The value of the products in the box is $33.99, which is a smidge short of the $34.95 price. But when you consider all the special touches, including the booklet and the autograph, I think the cost is more than fair. What a great literary box!
What do you think of Volume 64 from Powell’s Books Indiespensable box?