I'm a longtime subscriber to Mysterious Galaxy's old book subscription service. While I was disappointed it was discontinued when the store changed hands, I was thrilled to see them start it up again, albeit in a slightly different form. I wasn't sure if the added items would be worth the additional cost, but overall I like it. Is it worth the extra $$$? Hard to say, but I like supporting independent businesses, so overall I think it's a win. As with the old subscription service, the books are nicely wrapped, and come with a handwritten thank you note. Packaging and shipping are also up to MG's standards. I'll definitely be renewing my subscription.