Now that all of your December boxes are safely in the post (hooray!), we are focusing all of our energies into creating the most fantastic box to kick off 2019 (and struggling to get our Christmas shopping done!).
Our January theme will be STORYTELLERS and we can promise you this box is one not to be missed! To tease your bookish tastebuds, we thought we’d share with you one of the very talented suppliers that we’ve teamed up with for January.
So without further ado, we are thrilled to announce that our STORYTELLERS box will include an exlusive item designed by one of our favourite bookish companies… Literary Emporium!
We have been such huge fans (and customers) of Literary Emporium’s forever! Rio’s intricate, unashamedly bookish illustrations and gifts are so gorgeous. We love how she takes inpiration from some of our favourite quotes and authors and as soon as we started dreaming up our STORYTELLERS theme, we knew that we had to get her on board!
This January, we’ll be sending our members a stunning unique item, with artwork by Literary Emporium. Trust us, this is an absolute must-have for any creative writing kit. If you’re yet to discover Rio’s gorgeous creations, we urge you to go check out her website.
At Book Box Club we love getting to know the suppliers that we work with, because they are a huge part of what makes our boxes so special! So we thought we would find out some more about Rio and her love of literature in our Crafty Q&A…
We know you love books – so tell us about your favourites!
I find my favourites change depending on what mood I’m in, but my all-time favourites include Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, 1984, The Bell Jar and The Handmaid’s Tale. These books have been a huge source of inspiration to me.
Which of your creations are you proudest of and why?
I’ve absolutely loved creating my enamel pin collections with my favourite being the Shakespeare’s Heroines set. It’s been so interesting to research Shakespeare’s female characters and find suitable quotes to inspire a pin design. I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out and they seem to be proving popular with my customers.
What does your arty area look like?
Whilst I don’t really have an arty area as I do all my drawing on my iPad, we do have two rooms dedicated to Literary Emporium which is where we produce and pack all our orders. It’s kitted out with IKEA storage which we couldn’t live without as we like everything neatly organised!
I’m a serial snacker and always have emergency chocolate in my desk drawer for when I need a sugar boost. My current chocolate of choice is maltesers which aren’t the healthiest thing to be snacking on!
I usually listen to random playlists of Spotify when I work, but I also love listening to true crime podcasts like My Favourite Murder.
Have you ever had a crafting disaster?
Luckily nothing major! Just the standard accidentally super-gluing your fingers together, but I think that’s a rite of passage for all crafters!
What inspires you to craft and how did you begin?
Books are a huge source of inspiration and I began combining crafting and literature when I was bored in the evenings after coming home from my day job. I opened an Etsy shop and it just sort of grew from there. One of my favourite parts of the job is finding inspiration from books and quotations to create new products.
Apart from making beautiful things and reading what do you like doing?
I love walking – in my opinion, there are few things better than a long walk in the countryside. I went on a walking holiday to the Brecon Beacons this year, and despite it raining the whole time, I had the best time!
If you’re already a subscriber, worry not! We have your January box set aside for you already and we’ll be sending it your way around January 15th (unless you tell us not to before renewal day on our festive renewal day, December 25th!).
Or, if you’re yet to join us, here’s a quick reminder of everything we’ve told you about our jam-packed January box so far (and a tip on how you can still gift a Book Box Club membership in time Christmas!):
The Book: Our January hardback book reimagines the true story of one of literature’s most rebellious and revolutionary writers. It’s a real whirlwind of forbidden romance, gothic vibes and behind-the-scenes writerly antics and we think that you’re going to love it! Our January members will be getting their hands on this book weeks ahead of it’s official release date meaning you’ll get to read it before anyone else! It will arrive gift wrapped and accompanied by a stylish book-plate, signed by the author.
The Goodies: All, yes that’s right, ALL of the bookish goodies included in our January box will be exclusive to Book Box Club. In addition to a stunning item illustrated by Literary Emporium, we’re treating our members to a box jam-packed with goodies inspired by brilliant storytellers. There will also be a Book Box Club creation that we’ve never seen in a subscription box before!! Stay tuned for more info coming soon…
All members will also receive an invitation to our members only online book group! Our guest of honour will be the author of our January featured read, who is very excited to talk to you all and to answer your questions about her brilliant book.
Or opt for Purely Books: If you are unashamedly bookish, but bookish extras aren’t your thing, you can still join in the fun. Check out our PURELY BOOKS subscription. Our books-only memberships include the same great featured reads and membership to our awesome author book group, just without the extra themed accessories.
How to join us: January STORYTELLERS boxes and Purely Books parcels are available from our subscriptions page now. As ever, we only have a limited number of boxes available so get yours before they all disappear! Shipping to the UK is completely FREE, but we send our boxes all around the world so if you’re a far flung book lover, check out our FAQ page for all of our postage fees.
Want to Gift a membership for Christmas: If you’d like to treat a bookish loved one to a Book Box Club membership for Christmas it’s not too late! Sign up for our January box on our website and send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll send you a pretty printable voucher explaining your gift, to hand over on Christmas day!
** OR head over to our brand new shop and check our past boxes, items, signed books and other bookish gifts. We can’t promise delivery by Christmas day, but we’ll do our best to get all orders the post swiftly to ensure that you won’t have long to wait for your purchases!**
We hope you’ll join us for an unashamedly bookish January! Have lovely weekends everyone!
Lots of love, Libby & Kate