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The Bookish Box Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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The Bookish Box is a book-inspired subscription box from Appraising Pages. (No actual books, just bookish things!)

Each month they send you an exclusive tee from Appraising Pages, and some other bookish goodies.


My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Subscription Box: The Bookish Box by Appraising Pages

The Cost: $29.99 plus shipping (Shipping to PA was $4.50)

COUPON: Use coupon code WELCOME to save 10%

The Products: Every month you’ll receive a shirt by Appraising Pages Shop and  3-5 feminine home, beauty, and fashion items.

Ships to: US and Worldwide!

Check out all of The Bookish Box reviews!


Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included.

This month we have a Harry Potter theme!!

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Harry Potter Shirt – Value $15

I like the fit and fabric weight of this tee (90% pre-shrunk cotton, 10% polyester). I went with the women’s fitted tee sizing, but they also have unisex tee sizing.


Lexy Olivia Watercolor Print – Value $12

I love everything about this print – the watercolor style and blues and purples are gorgeous!


Rich Love Shoppe Necklace – Value $17

I swear this necklace is a little magical! Doesn’t it look like it is lit from within?


Love it!


Knot Knirvana Hogwarts Coffee Tumbler – Value $15

Not only is this an amazing tumbler, but they have lots of other fun Harry Potter drinkware in their etsy shop!


Cherry Pit Crafts Butterbeer Bath Salts – Value $3?

(This is a sample without a size, and the full-size version doesn’t have a size listed either, so I’m guessing on value.) I really liked this inclusion in the box and I haven’t even had a chance to try it yet – but it made the entire box smell like Butterbeer!


Verdict: I’m LOVING this box! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and thought everything was great. It’s hard to pick a favorite item, but I think that tumbler is the standout to me! The value is great too – about $62

What do you think of the May The Bookish 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


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  2. This was one of the best book boxes I’ve ever received! The shirt fits very well, and is a nice quality. The butterbeer smells amazing! I put it in my overnight bag for a weekend trip and everything smelled wonderful. I plan to buy more from the Etsy shop. The cup was fabulous, and the necklace was awesome! I had no clue it was a HP box. I just knew it was a box that I wanted to try. And I was lucky enough to snag the exclusive boxes that have been offered so far 🙂 I highly recommend!

  3. Hi Liz! What size did you get on the women’s shirt? I always buy one size larger than you & things fit perfectly ?

  4. AHHHH this isn’t still available is it? Gah. I tend to avoid HP stuff because lately it’s all Snape.

    Foolish me! 🙁

    • They relaunched it for a brief period of time 🙂 Check under exclusive boxes on the website.

    • Don’t know if you saw this, but they are offering this box again at Same exact contents. Well worth it!

  5. Any word on when subscriptions for this will reopen?

  6. Hi, I’m looking into a subscription (6 or 12 mos) to the Bookish Box and came here after a google search for reviews. Have you done any reviews of the overall subscription? I just cancelled my PopSugar MustHave (can’t renew for a longer period, must cancel and resubscribe – this is annoying) and since I cancelled it, I’m looking into other or additional subscription box options. My main question lies in your overall thoughts of the subscription collectively. While I generally love the MustHave, I really don’t need another scarf!! Those show up every 3-4 months. How often does Bookish recycle item types? Obviously, I’d be going into this expecting a tee every month but as I wear shirts more than scarves, this is acceptable. :p

  7. I love this box! I upgraded to a tank top and got it in grey. The fit and weight are fantastic. The bath salts smell incredible…the scent lasts too. I kept catching whiffs of it on me the day after using them!

    Now I wish I had ordered their one time Harry Potter too!

  8. This was my favorite Bookish Box yet. And I’m so glad they chose these particular quotes for the shirt and necklace rather than the ubiquitous “always” or “happiness can be found even in the darkest of times…” (Though I do enjoy my always mug from the last box.)

  9. I am crying on the inside right now… why didn’t I get this??? I “almost did” and then changed my mind. So sad.

    If anyone doesn’t want their tee from this box – I will gladly swap or buy it from you!
    I would need a ladies Large or unisex Medium.


    • They are offering a one time box!

  10. I loved my box!! You could smell the butter beer as soon as you open the box. Some girls I know received blue shirts, so I thought it was blue for women’s sizes and grey for unisex sizes, but maybe not. Loved the cup, print and necklace, too.

    Overall awesome box!!

  11. What an amazing box!! I absolutely love it! ??

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