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The Bookish Box “Into the Forest” Review + Coupon – July 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyAug 2, 2018 | 3 comments

The Bookish Box
3.2 overall rating
22 Ratings | 9 Reviews

The Bookish Box is a book-inspired subscription box from Appraising Pages, which is now called The Bookish Shop. This month is the first time I've gotten the box in a shipping envelope rather than a literal box. It's super cute!

Originally, The Bookish Box was a subscription box filled with bookish objects only—no actual books involved. Recently, though, they changed up their game and added several subscription varieties to choose from, including one that does have a book inside!

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

This review is of the Bookish Shirt & Goodies Box, which is $29.99 a month + shipping.

About The Bookish Box Subscription Box for Book Lovers

The Subscription Box: The Bookish Box Shirt & Goodies Box Subscription

The Cost: $29.99 + shipping

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

Ships to: US for $7.50 to PA and Worldwide for an additional cost

The Bookish Box Subscription Box "Into the Forest" July 2018 Review

Here's the info card for this month's box. Note that they list out every item that you could get with the subscription (including add-ons). In my subscription box, I got everything in the top section plus the shirt.

Calendar Card

In January, I got a little "Calendar Kit" including an easel and just two calendar cards (for January and February). With each month's package, I get a card for the upcoming month. So this June box came with a July card. The forest motif is really pretty. It's peaceful to look at while I'm sitting at my desk, haha!

bookish box bag

Parks & Rec Tote Bag

I love the Pawnee Goddesses! This is the perfect empowering tote bag to take with me to the grocery store, the bookstore, etc. The fabric is a bit on the thin side, but I like that it's 100% cotton!

Percy Jackson Tumbler

This Percy Jackson-inspired tumbler is double-walled, which helps keep condensation at bay. I like the sporty vibe of the Camp Half-Blood logo—it makes me feel like I'm a demi-god in training!

Up Bangle

This bangle looks silvery against the blue paper, but it actually has a pale gold sheen to it. It's the kind of bangle you'd expect to stretch a little bit to fit, but it seems weirdly fragile—it doesn't seem like it wants to bend, or rather, that if it did, it might break 🙁 It was a little tricky wriggling my wrist into it, and the fit wasn't my favorite, but I do LOVE the design and the inspiring sentiment printed into it.

Shadow Falls Magnet

I wish I'd read any of the Shadow Falls series! It's always tough when an item is SO specific that I can't really appreciate it without being familiar with the fandom. I guess this is my encouragement to read these books! This little square magnet does have a nice amount of stick to it. I like the quirky tree pattern, too.

Floral and Milk Bath Salts by Cherry Pitt Crafts

There's no size listed on this package, but the bag is about the size of a postcard. Depending on how much bath salt you like using per bath, I could see this having enough for one or maybe one and a half uses. It has a really rich, kind of vintage-y floral scent that reminded me of rosy soaps I'd find in my grandma's bathroom.

August Calendar Card by Hey Atlas Creative

In each package, you get a calendar for the upcoming month. I like the dappled colors of this August card. The saying is inspired by Aladdin, but I totally heard Drew Barrymore's voice when I read it, hehe!

Doodle Print by Doodles by Christina

This is another recurring item. You can use this postcard-sized card as a coloring book page, a bit of decor, or even just a collectible.

bookish box tee

The Darkest Part of the Forest T-Shirt

This tee is really cute and comfy. I wish the quote was a little more upbeat! This girl doesn't want to forget to save herself!!!

bookish box parm crisps

Bonus Snack: Parm Crisps, 0.63 oz. - Buy 12 packs of 1.75 oz. packages for $35.88 here

I got a bonus snack in this box, too! It's always good to have snacks if you're going on a hike in the forest, after all, right? These crunchy, salty chips are made of melted, crisped-up parmesan cheese. I've had homemade versions of this (protein-rich, keto-friendly) snack before, but I like the convenience of being able to toss a bag in my backpack!

There's a coupon, too!

The Verdict: This is a fun subscription with plenty of quirky, colorful surprises inside. I do think it's the best match for younger readers (tweens and teens) just because of the quality of the items you get. It's a neat way to get kids excited about the series they're reading (or get them excited about what popular series to read next)!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. The August box is also sold out, so check back here for when the upcoming box is available!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $37.49 after shipping, meaning that the average price of each of the 8 featured items (not including the chips) via the subscription is $4.69.

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What do you think of the July 2018 Bookish Box?

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Every month you'll receive a shirt by Appraising Pages Shop and 3-5 home, beauty, and fashion items. Designed with the the fashionable literary obsessed lady in mind.

Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

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I have loved this subscription, but did end up cancelling after this box for the reason you mentioned. I feel like it’s maybe geared towards those who prefer the YA books. That being said, they often have fabulous one off boxes that I will continue to get, and those have had more range. My bracelet did easily snap in two when I put it on and I didn’t receive any of the paper inserts. I contacted them and they sent me a replacement bracelet right away. They’ve always had excellent customer service, which is another thing to love about them.

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Anna Reilly

Thanks for sharing your experience, especially regarding customer service! It definitely feels like a lot of love goes into these boxes, but the quality can be hit or miss. I’m so sorry to hear that your bracelet snapped! It’s nice to know they’ll take care of you, but fingers crossed their quality jumps up just a few notches 🙂

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Toni Marie

This reninds me of the fairyloot siubscription box… i think i want to try that subscription…

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