Authentic Books

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

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Product Overview
  • **Accepting Preorders for our April Box!** April boxes will ship the last week of April. Order cut off: April 5th Order ship out: Last week of April
  • 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

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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 :)


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Q: When ordering for a gift, can I prepay for 3 months? or will I just need to cancel and how does the timing of cancelation work and how does that effect notification of gift?Asked by Terri W., December 2020


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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


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Q: Do you only ship out harcover books (regardless of box option)? I want to make sure as that is what I want, but I see in the presentation "Crazy Rich Asians" appears to be the paperback edition. Asked by Gry C., January 2021

Authentic Books answered...January 2021

Hi!
We will always send hardcover if that option is available. That is usually the case for newly released books, which is what we offer monthly. There have been a couple of months where a newly released book was only available as a paperback.
In the event that happens, we will increase the amount of items or value of the items in that particular box.

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My favorite subscription just for me!

Nov 05, 2020
Nicole S.
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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!

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Beautiful & Unique Book Box 😍💜

Jan 10, 2021
Alamea Z.
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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 !! 🌟💜

Discouraged

Feb 11, 2021
Mary S.
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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

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First Box

Nov 07, 2020
Mary H.
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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.

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Beautiful product!

Apr 02, 2021
Christa H.
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Beautiful products that pair nicely with the books. Such a fun gift for book lovers!

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Loved it

Nov 11, 2020
Sara B.
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Read the book the same day! Cute, fun items to go with book.

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Best Subscription Box EVER.

Jan 04, 2021
Haley M.
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Hi from a former subscription box hater because they’re normally expensive and full of stuff I’ll get rid of in a month. NOT THIS BOX! This box is THE most intentional curated box I have ever seen. I genuinely use and love all the products that come with my order. The books are always a great selection, that even when I chose the “surprise me” option, I was still obsessed with the book.
I am a huge quality time person, so to have a whole experience created for me while I read a book is the best feeling in the world.
I cannot speak highly enough of this box! I have received three boxes and cannot wait to continue to get these every month. The price is at the perfect price point for the quality of products you receive!

The Ultimate Self Care Book Box

Nov 10, 2020
Samantha Z.
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I adore the concept of this book! Self care is so important. Touching on the 5 senses is so unique and make the experience of the box that much more enjoyable. Natisha, the owner, is so responsive and loves feedback. I love that she works with smaller shops to incorporate their products in her boxes. Incredible book selections as well!

Wow! I can't believe the quality!

Sep 22, 2020
Stacy C.
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The quality of the items that came in this box blew me away! I can't believe I get a brand new book and all these wonderful items at this price. It really made for a unique reading experience. Couldn't recommend it more!

Beautiful box!

Oct 08, 2020
Emma F.
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Just got my first box and I love everything in it! The concept of the box is so perfect and I love all the little goodies that tie into the book I chose. My only issue is the wax seal...I don’t mind when book subscription boxes put their logo on their books but the purple wax seal is a bit of an eye sore. A color that matches the book or just something small in the corner would be better.

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