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The Bookish Box “Rebels at Sea” Review + Coupon – September 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyOct 6, 2018 | 4 comments

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The Bookish Box
4 overall rating
15 Ratings | 2 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!

bookish box rebels open box

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.

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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 "Rebels at Sea" September 2018 Review

bookish box rebels info card

bookish box rebels product list

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.

bookish box rebels photo challenge

There's a card for a photo challenge, too!

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Calendar Card

On the flip side of the photo challenge info is this calendar card for the month of October. I love the Hocus Pocus reference and the spooky black and red color scheme.

bookish box rebels socks pack

bookish box rebels octopus sock set

bookish box rebels set of socks

bookish box rebels octopus pattern socks

bookish box rebels stretchy socks

bookish box rebels octopus socks

bookish box rebels mermaid socks

bookish box rebels white soles of mermaid socks

bookish box rebels printed socks

Patterned Socks

The first pair of these socks designed by Instagram user @kimcarlika are an obvious nod to The Little Mermaid, but I'm not sure whether the octopus pair is referencing anything! The designs are cute, but I wish they were knit into the socks rather than just printed on the tops of them. As the stitching stretches, the images split and look faded.

bookish box rebels tea

bookish box rebels tea bag

bookish box rebels loose leaf tea

Very Berry Tea by Beantown Beans and Spices - Estimated Value $1.55

I'm pretty sure this package constitutes what Beantown Beans considers its "sample size", which they price at $1.55. I'd say there's enough here for about 3-5 cups of tea. If you can't tell by the deep ruby red color of the loose leaf tea, the flavor is rich and bold. It includes rose hips, hibiscus, cranberries, natural forest berries flavor and blueberries, so it's both earthy and sweet.

bookish box rebels straw bag

bookish box rebels reusable straw in bag

bookish box rebels reusable straw

Mermaid Straw

I've been growing my collection of stainless steel straws so I always have one handy, whether I'm on the go, at the office, or hanging out at home. The fact that this straw has an iridescent rainbow finish makes me all the more eager to use this reusable, eco-friendly tool!

bookish box rebels holographic spoon

bookish box rebels spoon and mermaid

bookish box rebels colorful spoon

Mermaid Spoon

There's a spoon to match the straw, too! It's got a cute mermaid cutout on the top end, and it's shaped in a way that lets it hang on the edge of my mug. It's great for stirring honey into tea!

bookish box rebels drawing card


This sticker is a little over 2" long and has a vibrant, high-res quality to it. The illustration is by Instagram user @dianadworak and depicts a character from A Gathering of Shadows.

bookish box rebels ship pin

bookish box rebels ship pin backing

bookish box rebels waves card

bookish box rebels ship in bottle pin

Collector's Enamel Pin

This boat in a bottle design was created by Dust & Pages and inspired by A Gathering of Shadows. I like the crisp edges and bright red accents of this pin. Apparently there's a message hidden in the waves. Shadows fans—can you tell what it is?

bookish box rebels light kit

bookish box rebels string light pack

bookish box rebels string lights

bookish box rebels string lights and clips

Second Star to the Right String Lights Kit

These lights are so cute! I love that they include mini clothespins to hold the lights in place. Better yet, the cord is controlled by a battery operated pack—no need to plug it in!

bookish box rebels tshirt

bookish box rebels graphic tee

Peter Pan T-Shirt

I love the slate blue hue of this month's shirt. The adventurous quote from Peter Pan is cute, too! The tees you can get from this subscription definitely set it apart, just because the designs are always so unique.

The Verdict: Quick observation! The info card mentioned a "Doodle Print", which is a monthly black and white coloring-book-style drawing that I'm used to receiving with each box. Unfortunately, I didn't get one! It's not the biggest value item in the box for me, but I missed it nonetheless. I think this box would be a great pick for a teen or tween, given the types of items you receive and the quality of those items. They're pretty consistent with how they mix new series with classic stories, so there's always at least one or two things subscribers should recognize. I definitely recommend opting for the t-shirt, though—if they match your teen/tween's style, I'd say they're a neat way to represent favorite books/movies with styles other kids aren't likely to have!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up now to get the upcoming box!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $37.49 after shipping, meaning that the average price of each of the 10 featured items via the subscription is $4.17.

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What do you think of the September 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’m a bit late to respond, but the message hidden in the waves says “As Travars”, which means “to travel” in Arnesian, one of the languages spoken in the Shades of Magic series the pin is inspired by.

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I love the T-shirt and the enamel pin, also the hocus pocus calendar card.
I wish the tee could be bought separately!

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I was just searching to see if I could buy the t-shirt individually, but I can’t find it on their site. Do they usually make the items in their boxes available for sale later on? The shirt would be an AMAZING gift for a friend of mine.

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I think this box looks great. Love everything. You did get a book? Was it good? I am far from a tween or teen but I’d wear that tee😀.

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