Bookmarks & Breadsticks

Great quarterly foodish and bookish boxes supporting small businesses and non-profits

Use code WELOVEBREAD at checkout to get a special discount
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Plans as low as $27.50 / 1 box every 3 months
Product Overview
  • To receive our most current Bread Box (The October box) please order by December 1st to have a delivery before the holidays! The average lead time is 14 days to ship, but we will try to ship ASAP. Your box will ship on the [12th] of every the identified month per quarter (April, July, October, January) USA Only This is a quarterly box
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Read it and Eat
This subscription box concept is bridging literature and food together, and creating a sensory experience by pairing a book with a food product. Each box comes themed and contains one food writing book, a curated food item from a small/local/BIPOC business, and a donation matching program to a Chicago non-profit.
  • A themed food & book box available 4x a year
  • A curated food item from a small business
  • A Food Writing book
  • A matching donation to a Chicago non-profit

Sneak Peek

Photo of undefined current box CURRENT FALL: Bread Box

CURRENT FALL: Bread Box

This is our first box and will begin shipping in October! What's Inside This Month: The Book:: In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey by Samuel Fromartz The Foodie-Item:: A personal bread baking kit from Janie's Mill The Non-Profit You Support:: This month, for every kit we sell, we will donate a bread baking kit to "I Grow Chicago"

Order by December 1st to get this box!

Photo of undefined current box COMING SOON SPRING: Lemon Box

COMING SOON SPRING: Lemon Box

This is our second box and it will ship in the Spring, targeting March! Our theme is LEMON What's Inside This Month: The Book:: Lemon: A Global History The Foodie-Item:: 1.5 oz marmalade w/ lemon The Non-Profit You Support:: We will be donating lemons to the Chicago Love Fridge. There are multiple fridges around Chicago with the goal of bringing fresh produce to the community. Therefore, we will visit each refrigerator at least 3 times with bags of lemons

Order by February 1st to get this box!

Questions

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Q: Does the code WELOVEBREAD not work anymore? Asked by Sarah, October 2020

Bookmarks & Breadsticks answered...October 2020

Hi Sarah,

Oh goodness! We are so sorry that the code is not working. Please try the code TEST and let us know if that works! Thank you very much for bringing it to our attention - we have submitted a service request with Cratejoy to figure out what is going on!
-KB

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An Inventive Food Crate

2 days ago
James P.
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I absolutely loved this collection. The selection of ingredients combined with a thoughtful book selection that tells the real stories behind the everyday food we eat made for a great buy. I know that when I get the next shipment, it'll be both surprising and help me learn how to improve my culinary skills with the right ingredients.

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Yesterday

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Keep an eye out for our Lemon box that ships in the spring!
-B&B

Lovely curation, impressive value

6 days ago
Chelsea M.
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A wonderful selection! Beautifully and thoughtfully packed, but not at all wasteful in its packaging, this gorgeous box is full of little touches that make it feel like a gorgeous gift. Excellent value for the money, especially when you consider that it comes with a donation!

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...5 days ago

Thank you so much for such a kind review!
- B&B

Loved this box!

Nov 10, 2020
Marques Y.
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I loved this box and everything that came with it. I'm a terrible baker so having everything pre measured and laid out for me made making the bread a breeze. I also loved how personable the box was. Having the hand written note inside and the way everything was packaged made me feel like they really cared about the product and made me more excited to get started.

I have yet to dive into the book but just thumbing through it looked interesting. This has for sure gotten me motivated to start making more homemade bread.

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Nov 11, 2020

I was so nervous when I tried to make my first loaf of bread and it was an utter failure! Having this kit really inspired me and I'm so so glad you're enjoying the kit too!

B&B

Fun and Worth Price

Nov 09, 2020
Sarah
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Subscribed for 28 days
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My box never got delivered, but when I contacted them they sent me a new one and it got here fast! The bread was fun to make and the book was real nice.

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Nov 09, 2020

Thank you for giving us the chance to correct the situation! We're glad the bread was fun and delicious!
-B&B

More, please!

Oct 21, 2020
Erin C.
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The subscription box is exactly what I expected and more! The book included in the box was very entertaining to read, even though food books are not typically my go-to genre. The quality of the flour was great and I loved the bread kit.

The hand-written note and the little food things were a great personal touch that I very much appreciated. I will definitely be ordering more of these boxes in the future!

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Oct 21, 2020

Thank you for such a lovely review. Look forward to the lemon box in the spring!

-B&B

Great idea!

Oct 21, 2020
Frank L.
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Box arrived quick, made the loaf with my niece, and look forward to reading the book!

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Oct 21, 2020

We're so glad you enjoyed the box! Bread baking with loved ones is always a lovely memory. Enjoy the book!
-B&B

Something new for a book box

Oct 18, 2020
Pamela B.
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I saw a review of this box on Instagram and had to get it. I knew exactly what I was getting but still excited to get a food book and bread baking ingredients. There was a handwritten note which was a nice touch and a little bag with two adorable pieces of toast. I don't know that they are useful but they are such a cute touch and I had to save them on my desk.

I've always loved food books and I've already bought a few that the curater posted on her Facebook page that she has read. There are so many book boxes out there but this one is really different. I'm excited to read the book, make some bread and look forward to the next box. I wish it was monthly instead of quarterly.

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Oct 18, 2020

Thank you so much for such a kind review! I am working on increasing the number of boxes available in the spring! Monthly is the goal :)

A Disappointment

Oct 21, 2020
Kyle
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The box was disappointing for the price. The book is not helpful as it’s a story of someone getting into baking as opposed to being anything actually helpful. The box did not include all of the promised items. When I asked I was told that they ran out of one of the items. They did not replace it with anything similar or even useful. The only good thing was the high quality flour. Unfortunately this means I spent about 10x the amount for the flour than if I ordered directly from the mill.

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Oct 21, 2020

Hi There,

We're so sorry to hear you were disappointed with the box. We recognize that the Janie's Mill personal bread kit, to your point, did not have its normal mason jar used for measuring water. We should have done a better job of communicating that to everyone and for that we apologize. Was there anything else missing from the order we are unaware of?

Per your feedback on the book - Were you hoping more for a bread baking book or "cookbook" if you will? We understand that sometimes readers might not vibe with a specific book or author but we do want to understand if the distinction between food writing versus a cookbook was not clear enough.

We appreciate your time and feedback.
Thanks,
B&B

Great bread, great book, great box!

Sep 24, 2020
Rampant G.
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Loved it! Is a very cute box. The bread kit was extremely simple to make but made an awesome loaf that even Paul Hollywood would approve of. It was hot and soft and absorbs butter like crazy!

I can't wait to dive into the book more, I think I'm hooked on baking bread now! I love how the book provides insight into a part of life that is everywhere but I never really think about. Then, having the bread kit, I get to get involved in the world of said book.

5/5 for sure, I can't wait for the next box!

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Sep 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review! No soggy bottoms for Paul Hollywood, that's for sure!

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