Introducing our January Theme…


Happy theme reveal day everyone!

It’s that time again, we’ve been planning and plotting behind the scenes and now it’s time to share our January theme with you all!

We want to kick off your 2019 in style so we’ve put together a really special box featuring a book that hails from a genre that we both love and we’ve secured a special deal with the publisher to send this YA gem out weeks ahead of its official publication date, meaning that you’ll get to read it before anyone else! We’ve also teamed up with some of AMAZING small businesses to create a stunning selection of items, all of which will be exclusive to Book Box Club! 

And if you’re still Christmas shopping we’ve got your back! Keep reading to find out how you can still buy a Book Box Club membership and have something to hand over on the big day!

Are you as excited about our January box as we are? Then let’s reveal the theme!

Our trailer might look a little familiar, but keep watching as our bookish model Sophie will reveal the January theme at the end of the film. As ever, a big thanks goes out to our resident film-maker Hax Ahmet for helping to create this trailer.

Simply click on the image below to watch the film…


Gather all thee budding writers, wonderous wordsmiths and fans of fine fiction; in January 2019 we’ll be celebrating iconic authors from past and present. Our theme will be STORYTELLERS: and we’ll be bringing you a box dedicated to the brains behind some of the world’s most celebrated stories.

Our January Theme in Detail…

About the Book:

Our January read is a passionate reimagining of the life story of one of England’s most radical and creative writers.  Born to an accomplished and revolutionary author, our free-spirited protagonist has her own writerly dreams, but before she can pen her masterpiece, she will be swept away into a world of subversive storytellers and philandering philosophers, who will test the limits of her own ambitions.

Based on real characters and events from the history of English literature, our January read is a whirlwind of rule-breaking romance, gothic vibes and scandalous behind-the-scenes dramas. These are the stories of the storytellers, in all their passion, glory and disarray!

If you’re a fan of Sally Nicholls’ brilliant Things a Bright Girl Can Do (from our Fearless Females box), or frequently find yourself returning to the classics (think Bronte/Austen/Du Maurier/Shakespeare & co) you’re going to adore the tale of this racy, revolutionary writer. We were completely swept away by this book, which had us reading, debating and researching into the night: who doesn’t want to discover the secrets of their favourite writers?!

The book will be a stunning hardback and – as a special treat to kick off 2019 – we’re sending you our January read weeks ahead of its official release date, which means that Book Box Club members will get to devour this YA novel before anyone else! How cool is that?

All books will be beautifully gift-wrapped in silver paper and string (to make your unboxing feel like a real treat) and accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author!

There will be Goodies!:

As ever, we’ll be treating our members to a whole stash of gorgeous items inspired by our theme.

We have teamed up with a real dream team of talented makers for our first box of 2019 and we are so excited to reveal to you who we’ve got on board. We are thrilled to reveal that ALL JANUARY GOODIES WILL BE EXCLUSIVE TO BOOK BOX CLUB and we’ll be including a really cool item that we’ve never seen in any subscription box before!!

January’s items will celebrate some of fiction’s finest storytellers, plus there’ll be goodies sure to inspire any budding writers out there to pick up their pens and create their own literary masterpieces. If you think that you might be the next J.K Rowling (or you know someone who is destined for a life as an esteemed author) then this is the box for you!

We’ll be revealing our first January supplier very soon, stay tuned!

There will be an exclusive author book group:

One of the most unique (and exciting) things about Book Box Club is that each month we send all of our members a personalised invitation to an exclusive online chat with the author of our featured read. You’ll be welcomed to our cosy online Clubhouse (turned writer’s literary salon in honour of our January theme), and get the chance to ask your questions directly to the author of our January read.

Faction vs fiction/literary lives and debates/creative writing, there is so much to discuss in this brilliant read – this book is going to make for a BRILLIANT book group!

Or opt for Purely Books:

If you love the idea of a brilliant new read and membership to an exclusive author book group but bookish extras aren’t you’re 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 online book group, just without the extra themed accessories.

How to join us:

January STORYTELLERS boxes and Purely Book subscriptons 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.

Existing Book Box Club members can relax, your subscription guarantees you a STORYTELLERS themed bookish parcel. We’ll be sending you yours around January 15th, unless you tell us not to before renewal day on December 25th (yes that’s right, Christmas day!).

Want to give a January Box as a Christmas Gift?

If you’d like to purchase a January box as a Christmas gift simply send us an email ( after placing your order and we’ll email you a pretty printable voucher that you can hand over to your bookish loved one on the big day (explaining their gift and informing them when their first box will arrive). We’ll be checking our emails for the final time pre-Christmas at 10pm (GMT) on Christmas eve, so if you would like a voucher please let us know by then!

What do you think of our STORYTELLERS theme? We would be so grateful if you’d help spread the word about our January box with your own bookish buddies on social media. You’ll find our theme reveal trailer video in easy-to-share formats on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. We love nothing more than welcoming new members to our club!

Have a lovely evening everyone!

Love, Libby and Kate xx


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