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Beautiful Madness Book Case Chapter One Review + Coupon- Jun 2016

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Beautiful Madness Book Case is a brand new subscription service for bibliophiles! Each month they send one book along with two to three items that compliment the theme of the box, plus a drink and a snack.


This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Beautiful Madness Book Case

The Cost: $46.50 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Use code SIMPLYMAD to save $4 off your first box! (available for first 200 subscribers)

The Products: One handpicked book, a snack and a make-able drink, (think coffee, tea, hot cocoa), and two to three bookish items that round out the theme for that month

Ships to US only, for free

Check out the Book Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Beautiful Madness Book Case to your subscription list or wishlist!


This is the first box from Beautiful Madness, and the theme is “The Boy is Poe, Son.” How clever! This list was included, detailing the contents of this month’s package.


Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allen Poe by J.W. Ocker – Value $15.30

I haven’t had the chance to start this book yet, but it looks great! Plus it got five stars on Amazon! They write:

Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction!

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity. His life was odd, his literature is odd, his legacy is odd. Actually, his legacy is the oddest part about him. In Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe, J. W. Ocker explores Poe’s strange physical legacy along the East Coast and across the ocean by touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life–locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, the bed where his wife died–and traveling to the many memorials dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.

Along the way, Ocker meets Poe fans from a range of backgrounds and professions–actors, museum managers, collectors, writers, professors, businessmen, sculptors, historians–who have dedicated some part of their lives to Poe and his legacy. Poe-Land is a unique travel diary that follows the afterlife of the poet, author, and critic who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre.


The book included this book plate, signed by the author! That’s so awesome! It increases the value of this box a good measure for me, personally. Very special.


Nevermore Amaretto & Reanimator Morning Blend Coffees – Value $5.20 each

I have actually had coffee from Coffee Shop of Horrors before, and their blends are great. Plus they’re really wacky and fun!


Classic Recipe Shortbread Bites by Willa’s Shortbread – Value $5.95

As you may know, I am off the sugar for now, so these went to my husband, who loves plain shortbread cookies. He said they were delicious!


Edgar Allen Poe Travel Candle from PaddyWax Library Collection – Value $6.95

I love the tin this candle is in; I don’t think I’ve had one like this before. I am also a big fan of anything that is “abscynthe” scented, as this candle claims to be. I’m not 100% sure what abscynthe smells like, but abscynthe-scented items usually smell great to me. This smells so good!


E is for Edgar 8″ x 8″ print by Drew Blank – Value $5

This is so cute! I hope we get more of these in coming boxes; I’m going to hang this over by the bookshelves. It would look great with company!


Winking Cat Socks by Sock It To Me – Value $12

These socks might be my favorite item in the box! I seriously needed some cat knee-highs. I love them!

Verdict: I think this was an amazing first box from Beautiful Madness Book Case, and I can’t wait to get the next one! I will definitely use everything in the box, and the themed curation was very tight. I love that! The value of this box was about $58, which is great for a $46.50 box, especially a book box. What a fun box!

What do you think of Beautiful Madness Book Case?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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.


  1. What a great box! I usually steer clear of most book boxes because I don’t care for fiction but this is really cool. A note about the Paddywax Library series: they’re like potato chips. As soon as you finish this one you’ll want another! I have the Ralph Waldo Emerson one right now and even my (candle-ambivalent) husband likes it. He gets a different one in his stocking each Christmas. ?

  2. Very fun!! I love Edgar Allen Poe, though, so that makes me somewhat biased. 😉

  3. Thanks for the review…what a great box.. Curated so well. So worth the price too. If it’s not someone’s box worth keeping…well what a beautiful complete package to gift to an avid reader without the hassle of doing the shopping.

  4. Oh my, great box! Wish I could budget it in but with my other dozen boxes it would mean getting rid of some. Book boxes are some of my favorite too. Fifty dollars is alot for a book box though 🙁

    • I totally feel the same way. Lots of good stuff in this box, but almost $50 is a bit much for me every month.

  5. “That boy is Poe, son” had me laughing. Great pun.

  6. Wow! This is well done! I just checked. There are a few left. The book, E is for Edgar print and those socks sold it for me! I am a sucker for a book subscription. I’m keeping my eye on this one. For now, I’ll buy this as a one-time box and see what Chapter 2 brings!

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