Q: What's in a surprise boxAsked by Rachel K., April 2019
We call it the Ready to Ship Essentials Box now. It includes items from past boxes - but it's quite similar to the subscription box: a book written by a female author, one of our exclusive book marks and 5 or 6 additional items. It's a great way to get a box right away!
Q: I know it says fiction, but can the book be tailored to our preferences?Asked by Valerie P., August 2019
Yes you may choose a genre for your novel. :)
Q: I see that the Mystery Box is sold out. When does a new version become available? And for the other box types, when in the month does the book and contents change?Asked by Ashley G., April 2020
We'll add the Mystery Box back by mid-April. For our subscription boxes, we typically change the book and contents at the first of the month.
Q: Are the books that come in these boxes used?Asked by Denise S., March 2020
The books are in unread condition meaning they've been published previously but they have not been sold and are not used. They may have small remainder marks on the edges.
The review that sealed the deal for me was from someone who wrote that the books were never something she'd pick for herself, but she always ended up loving. Shereen has never failed to disappoint. Every box I get has a pattern: 1. This book? Really? I don't know... 2. Ok a few chapters in, so far so good 3. Evangelizing to friends about the book
I also swear Shereen reads my mind. The month I was looking at buying a water calligraphy board, she included them in her box. The month I was finally considering a Jade facial roller -> in the box. Needed postcards -> in the box. It's uncanny.
I have really enjoyed the books and non-food items in the boxes (just received my third; 1st was a gift). I’m unable to enjoy the food items due to dietary restrictions, and wish there were a way to opt out of those.
The best thing about these boxes is the seller: i had one damaged item, and she responded to my concern and sent me a replacement very quickly.
Thank you for the review :) The best thing to do is email us about your dietary restrictions and we'll substitute other snacks or nonfood items.
I ordered one box full box to try out, not knowing what to expect. It’s so fantastic!!! I ordered the mystery/thriller genre. Like others have posted, the book wasn’t one I would pick for myself. I’m usually reading multiple books at the same time, and this book is the one I’m always thinking about and reaching for when I have a spare minute! The candle is top notch in quality, scent, and throw. I have not tried the bath salt yet, but I’m really looking forward to it. The other goodies were such a nice treat. That fabulous book, and the candle sealed the deal for me to remain subscribed despite the high shipping cost. This is a box I really look forward to, and actually use all of the products. My two requirements for a keeper. Thank you, Introverts Retreat, for being a bright spot in my days.
Great!! The only thing I have to say is that I really didn't need a bookmark in every box.
Utterly in love! Received a darling, and completely intriguing book, lotion, adorable socks, and a very pretty bookmark! I love it!
I loved the box and especially loved the candle included in the box. I haven’t had a chance to use the bath salts but I’m excited for them as well.
The last box I received was great - as always! The items picked are thoughtful, and I can’t wait to dive into the book!
I’m seriously so happy about this box! It made my month when I opened it today! Thanks for spreading happiness in these times of distress, chaos, and darkness.
Giving me something to look forward to even though I'm stuck at home because of coronavirus
More than I expected. Loved the first book I got.
A novel written by a female author in your choice of genre, exclusive Introverts Retreat bookmark, cute cozy socks, and 6 ounces of Radiant Body Butter-Strawberry Delight by Le Vital.
A novel written by a female author in your choice of genre, exclusive Introverts Retreat bookmark. Peanutbutter Pucks by Southbury Baking Company, and your choice of loose-leaf tea, cocoa/flavored coffee, or ground coffee.
A female author in your choice of genre, Introverts Retreat bookmark, Yes, I'm an Orchid Child Soy wooden wick candle and Done for the Day (Too Much Peopleing) Bath Salt.
Included a novel written by a female author in your choice of genre, Introverts Retreat bookmark, Yes, I'm an Orchid Child Soy wooden wick candle, Done for the Day (Too Much Peopleing) Bath Salt, cute cozy socks, 6 ounces of Radiant Body Butter-Strawberry Delight by Le Vital, Peanutbutter Pucks by Southbury Baking Company, and your choice of loose-leaf tea, cocoa/flavored coffee, or ground coffee.
Our Read and Relax and Read, Relax, and Recharge boxes include soy candles we call "Is It Time to Go Home Yet?"