How did Christmas come around so quickly? At Book Box Club we have been gearing up for the festive season and we are so happy to think of all the Christmas trees with Book Box Club shaped gifts underneath them! Like many small businesses out there, we have had a very busy few weeks, but we wouldn’t have it any other way – seeing our lovely members enjoy their boxes is the best kind of treat after all of the hard work! Thank you to everyone who has supported us as members, cheerleaders and bookish buddies this December!
On that note, we thought that an unboxing of our Smugglers and Thieves November box was long overdue. Some of you might already know that both of your Book Box Club founders are HUGE fans of books set by the sea so creating this themed was a dream come true for us. We had so many ideas for theme titles and box goodies and a real blast working with the talented creators who helped bring this box to life.
So without further ado, here’s the full run down of everything that we included in our November box…..
Only the Ocean by Natasha Carthew: In a water-logged world, two girls are stranded at sea. Kel is a hardy runaway, threatened by a faulty heart. Rose is a frustrated captain’s daughter, stolen from her father’s ship and soon to be used as collateral in a trade that might save Kel’s life. Prepare to be swept away by adventure, friendship and the brutal force of the ocean with our vivid and moving November read.
Clubhouse Invite: Ahoy bookish buddies, gather around the Captain’s table for our online book group, with special guest author Natasha Carthew. Don’t forget to smuggle in your saltiest book group snacks and wear your favourite pirate-themed pyjamas!
Only the Ocean pin flag by Sparrow and Wolf: Nail this flag to your mast and decorate it with bookish pins galore! Designed exclusively for Book Box Club in honour of the stranded sailors of our featured read. www.sparrowandwolf.co.uk
Peter Pan pin by Book Box Club: All aboard the Jolly Roger, our exclusive pirate pin pays homage to Neverland’s Captain Hook and his crew of nautical crooks. Fasten it to your tricorn, or display with pride on your brand new pin flag!
Jack Sparrow magnetic bookmark by Magic Bookmarks: Prevent the pirate lord from stealing back the Black Pearl by shutting him safely inside your latest read! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Magicbookmarks
Kaz & Inej tea towel by Keeper of the Suns: Hide your silver, our favourite Dregs are in town! With stunning character artwork from Keeper of the Suns, this exclusive tea towel doubles up as a wanted poster! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/keeperofthesuns
Book Thief string bracelet by Mermaid Mary’s: Not all thieves are baddies. Don this adorable bookish bracelet inspired by light-fingered book-lover Liesel. (Please note: Book Box Club does not condone real life thievery of any sort!).www.mermaidmarys.co.uk
Only the Ocean print by Mat miller: The cover of our featured read is so stunning, decorate your cabin with this gorgeous print.
Bookish extras: Check out these awesome new YA books from self-published authors Emily Sadovna and M. C. Frank.
What was your favourite item this month? Have you finished reading Only the Ocean yet?
If you missed out on this box you can still spoil yourself (or a bookish buddy) by heading over to our brand new shop and snapping up some of the exclusive featured items! Do hurry though, we only have a limited amount of stock of all items in the shop, so grab your goodies now to avoid disappointment. For more information about our November box or to browse all of our boxes to date, take a look at our past boxes page.
Whilst we are getting all geared up for our own Christmas break (which will no doubt mean lots of family game playing and festive feasts) we wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. We are already super excited for all the plans we are making for 2019 and we just know it is going to be another brilliant year!
Our 2019 will kick off with our STORYTELLERS January box which will be due out in the post around the 15th January. We are so excited to share this box with you guys.
If you like classic reads (think Bronte, Shelley, Austen & co) or you fancy penning your own masterpiece one day, our January featured read will be right up your street. It is a passionate retelling of one of England’s most celebrated (and rebellious) authors and is full of rule breaking romance, Gothic vibes and behind the scenes writing gossip. We’ll be sending our members this brilliant books weeks ahead of its official release date, meaning you’ll get to read it before anyone else AND all books will be gift-wrapped and accompanied by a signed bookplate from the author. Our STORYTELLERS boxes will also be jam-packed with a whole host of useful and gorgeous goodies all of which are EXCLUSIVE to our box including a gorgeous item designed by Literary Emporium.
Our January STORYTELLERS boxes and Purely Books subscriptions are available from our subscriptions page now and are selling fast in the run up to Christmas so make sure you join us now (or start dropping some serious Christmas present hints) to avoid disappointment! If you have bought a box for a bookish loved one, do get in touch if you would like a pretty printable voucher to hand over on Christmas day.
We can’t wait to be unashamedly bookish with you all in 2019!
Merry Christmas one and all!
Love, Libby and Kate xx