Authentic Books

Using all FIVE SENSES, we bring together self-care with an immersive book box experience✨

Plans as low as $48.00 / month
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • **Accepting Preorders for our October Box!** October boxes will ship the last week of October. Order cut off: October 5th Order ship out: Last week of October
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Experience Books with all Five Senses
We are a monthly subscription box that brings together self-care with an immersive book experience. Your boxes are always full of quality goodies from US-based artisans and boutiques with clever connections to the book. 5% of your membership will support children's literacy.
  • Hardcover new releases
  • Themed soy candle
  • Themed cocktail or tea
  • Custom book music playlist
  • Themed self care and beauty products

Customer Questions (9)

1

Q: Can I only get subscription through Cratejoy? I’m waiting for first shipment which was $60 with shipping. Seems quite expensive so big expectationsAsked by Jeanne B., March 2021

Authentic Books answered...March 2021

Hi Jeanne!
Our team has just sent you an email :)


1

Q: I wanted to get this subscription for my daughters birthday which is 09/28/21 and is this to late to order because when I try to pick this out it shows the July books. Asked by Melissa H., September 2021

No answers yet! Be the first to help by adding an answer below.


1

Q: I received this as a gift and was told I would be able to choose between 2 books each month but I haven't been contacted by anyone to set this up. Can someone please contact me asapAsked by Amy K., April 2021

Authentic Books answered...April 2021

Hi Amy!
I have sent you an email. Book titles are released on the first of every month. That is also when an email will go out to subscribers to pick their book for that current month.


1

Q: What is the timeline for shipping? I placed my order March 3 and wondering when shipments are sent. Thank you. Asked by Roberta C., March 2021

No answers yet! Be the first to help by adding an answer below.

Reviews (20)

My favorite subscription just for me!

Nov 05, 2020
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Nicole S.
1 Review
3 Pictures
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

Wonderful, beautiful book box! So thoughtfully and well curated to fit around your book selection. I really enjoyed opening my book box, and it was obvious there was much time and thought put into it. The products are all high quality and smell/taste amazing! I’m in love with the candle!!! Such an amazing box for “me time” when I need it most. Thank you for enhancing the reading experience to all senses and for all the time and thought put in to making these amazing boxes. Looking forward to the next one!

Verified Purchase

Beautiful & Unique Book Box 😍💜

Jan 10, 2021
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Alamea Z.
1 Review
3 Pictures
4 Helpful

This is one of my favorite book boxes in the world. I truly look forward to my purple box every month !! I subscribe to a lot of book boxes (Owlcrate, FairyLoot)but this one is special and unique. Each box is curated with such care by Natisha and she truly puts so much time and effort into every single item she selects for the box. I’ve felt like every box has been magnificent and I’ve loved every product I’ve received. I also LOVE the fact that all of the 5 senses are used - this is so unique and makes it all the more immersive and fun. I also love the candles included, they’re absolutely gorgeous and smell so fresh and not overpowering at all. I love that Natisha includes matches as well !! There’s so many unique and wonderful aspects of this box I could go on for hours. If you aren’t already subscribed to this box, it is 100% worth every single dollar. 5/5 stars on every aspect !! 🌟💜

Say yes!

Jun 28, 2021
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Suzanne H.
1 Review
3 Pictures
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 5 months

Authentic Books exceeded all my expectations! I honestly feel like everyone should know about this!! Their book choices are always on point, they curate items that are beautiful and exciting, and their packaging is so attractive. Say yes!

Verified Purchase

These silent woods

Nov 22, 2021
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Shelley R.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months

I got a little impatient waiting for my first box, buy I must say that I finally received it and I am excited, and looking forward to getting future boxes. I haven’t started reading yet, but I am so excited for this subscription. This subscription box is put together so well, with all of the items that you receive and go with the theme and title of the book is so fun.

Verified Purchase

Wonderful experience

Oct 29, 2021
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Tina D.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 6 months

Great book selections. Love the little details to make it such a wonderful experience.

Verified Purchase

Amazingly Crafted!

Yesterday
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Erin W.
1 Review

Authentic Books is the best! You can tell each item is thouroughly thought about to coordinate with the
Book theme. The items are all amazing and from small businesses. I have NEVER been disappointed. Opening this box is like Christmas!

Two months to ship 🤨

Jul 08, 2021
Overall
Shipping
Melissa R.
10 Reviews
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

The order was placed March 20th and I’ve yet to receive my package it was supposed to ship today July 8 and now it’s saying it’s running late so after two months of waiting and now it’s running late 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 doesn’t look good

Verified Purchase
Authentic Books said...Jul 08, 2021

Hi Melissa!
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions around shipments.
Your order was placed on May 20th for our June box, which shipped on time. Unfortunately, once a box has been handed over to USPS, shipping time is out of our control.
We hope they deliver your packed with love box soon as its a good one.
Thank you for being a member,
Natisha Asbell

Discouraged

Feb 11, 2021
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Mary S.
1 Review
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

Although I am very happy with authentic books I am not with cratejoy.. the promise of the 20 % off the first box was impossible to get as the codes did not work and no one addressed the issue. So beware they do not stand behind their promise . With that being said I will not order again unless addressed . Unfortunately the person I sent the gift too loved it just not cratejoy

Verified Purchase

First Box

Nov 07, 2020
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Mary H.
3 Reviews
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

I like to be able to pick my book from two very recent new books. The candle had a good scent and I like the addition of the stick matches. I haven’t been able to try the tea or bath salts. I just got the box today. I like the addition of a card. Who doesn’t need a card. Anyway, I up graded to premium and look forward to my next box.

Verified Purchase

Loved it

Nov 11, 2020
Overall
Shipping
Quality
Curation
Sara B.
3 Reviews
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

Read the book the same day! Cute, fun items to go with book.

Verified Purchase

Photos from reviews of Authentic Books


Past boxes from Authentic Books


Authentic Books appears in these collections...


Buy Now

Using all FIVE SENSES, we bring together self-care with an immersive book box experience✨

Choose a subscription