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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.
  • Themed soy candle
  • Themed cocktail or tea
  • Custom book music playlist
  • Themed self care and beauty products
  • Newly released novel (most signed + authors note)

Customer Questions (12)


Q: What is the difference between mini, premium or full orders? Asked by Anna D., November 2020

Authentic Books answered...November 2020

We offer 3 different subscriptions:
Mini: Book, Candle, Bookmark, Custom playlist, Booklet w/ recipes and journal prompts, notecard featuring local artist, 5% of profits are donated to children's education
Full: Everything in Mini + cocktail or tea and a self care item
Premium: Everything in Full + artisan chocolate bar + a second self care item


Q: What kind of books? The theme says "romance" but the books highlighted seem to be supsense/mystery or historical fiction. Please clarify? Asked by Anna D., November 2020

Authentic Books answered...November 2020

Hi Anna!
We offer two highly anticipated new released fiction books a month. Each book will be different from one another, so they may be a variety of genres such as thriller, romance, fantasy, etc.
Think of them as your next "book club" type books :)


Q: Why do boxes get more expensive with longer subscriptions?Asked by Danielle M., September 2022

Authentic Books answered...September 2022

Hi Danielle!
For our prepaid boxes, the price increases to include the shipping for those boxes.


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.

Reviews (25)

High quality items and sought-after book

May 03, 2023
Kristy S.
1 Review
1 Helpful

I love Authentic Books! You don’t get cheap trinkets in their boxes, unlike a lot of other bookish box subscriptions. These are high quality, full-size items that you will actually use. The book selection has also gotten so much better over time! They offer sought after, hyped books. The only issue I’ve ever had with them was items making it safely from their warehouse to my house. 1.) A coffee scrub leaked but thankfully didn’t leak onto the book! And 2.) they shipped chocolate that was a melted mess (it was the height of summer). In my most recent box the chocolate was solid and perfect, though! So even with those 2 “problems”, I highly recommend this subscription.


Oct 05, 2022
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Kimberly K.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months


Perfect book subscription box

Aug 08, 2022
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Nicole Z.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

This box absolutely made my day. It was so thoughtfully put together and on-theme. Love it!!

Really love Authentic Books box!

Dec 17, 2021
Rachel W.
1 Review
3 Pictures
1 Helpful

I really enjoy Authentic Books box! I love that you get to pick between very different books and that the items all relate and fit the look/feel/story of the book itself. They are definitely all about self care and pampering yourself with this box, and I love the aesthetic of this box and also the owner's mission. I love the candles so much! I also love that they have a give-back component to each box.
If they picked a book that you already know you want, it's like a little extra experience to get the box for the book. Give these guys a try!

My First Box!

Mar 07, 2022
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Savita R.
3 Reviews
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

This is my first box. I love the curation - candle, cocktail recipe & mix, body wash, bath seltzers! Unfortunately I already have the book so that was disappointing - although it was definitely on my TBR list. I’m trying to figure out the differences between the booklet item descriptions and what was actually in my box. There was no scarf or chocolates as referenced & pictured. However, they’re listed as option 2, 3 etc so perhaps different people get different items?

Authentic Books said...Mar 08, 2022

Hi Savita!
So happy you enjoyed your first box. Our monthly book titles can be found on our website and social media channels for your future picks.
Also, we offer 3 different box types, Mini Experience ($39), Full Experience ($49), and Premium Experience ($59). Items Touch #3 (scarf) and chocolate are found in our Premium Experience.
I'm here if you have any other questions and thank you tremendously for taking the time out to leave a review.
-Natisha Asbell, Founder

Say yes!

Jun 28, 2021
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Suzanne H.
1 Review
3 Pictures
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 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!

Amazingly Crafted!

Dec 03, 2021
Erin W.
1 Review
1 Helpful

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!

These silent woods

Nov 22, 2021
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Shelley R.
1 Review
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.

Beautiful & Unique Book Box 😍💜

Jan 10, 2021
Alamea Z.
1 Review
3 Pictures
5 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 !! 🌟💜

Wonderful experience

Oct 29, 2021
Verified Purchase
Tina D.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 6 months

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

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Orders placed today ship by July 5
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Renews monthly on the 5th
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