I have been getting the tea/coffee subscription for over a year now and I have not been disappointed once with the chosen books. The packaging is enough to keep the books in perfect condition when they arrive. The book is still wrapped again inside the shipping envelope to leave that little bit of surprise and suspense when opening. I appreciate the note card from the book store about the book and even better the letter from the author about the book. Supporting a small independent book store is a wonderful feeling since there are not many around!