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Used Books & Handmade Gifts: Books & Treasures Box

We are a book shop located in the U.S. The books included in our subscription are used or vintage books chosen for you based on your interests. Add extra books and gifts to your subscription at checkout for an even bigger box and more reading fun. Help small businesses thrive with a Books & Treasures box! Happy reading!
  • ​Our books are generally dated 2000s and older, in good to fair condition, and come from libraries and used book stores. This means they may have some markings and signs of wear.
  • The handmade items in our boxes were lovingly crafted by small businesses.
  • This box includes a used book in the genre of your choice, a handmade bookmark, a thrifted mug with your choice of drink, and 3 handmade gifts.

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Incredibly Disappointed

Apr 07, 2023
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Dena K.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

I was incredibly disappointed with my first box. I expected a used book, but not a tattered old paperback that didn't fit in to any of the genre options I had requested. I am a librarian, and we sell better quality used books for 50¢ in our basement book store.
I love the mug, but the pencil case zipper broke with the first zip. I couldn't use the hand cream because there isn't an ingredient list attached.
I was excited to support a small business, but am so very disappointed with what I received for the price I paid.
I'm really hoping my second box will be much more satisfying and worth the expense.

Books & Treasures said...Apr 20, 2023

I am so sorry you did not like your box. Our books are used may have small rips, creasing, small stains, and other signs of wear as explained in all of our listings. However if a book is damaged in transit please send us photos so that we can assess the damage. We appreciate when our customers reach out to us directly with photos so that we can rectify the situation and we did not see any photos in your previous correspondence telling us that you can do our job better than we have for the past four years. I did double check our lotions and as always the creator of these products does list the ingredients on the label in a smaller type. Examples...

Book in a Bag

Oct 22, 2022
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Mary M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

I really enjoyed the book and the stories it presented, especially since the author lived and wrote about the flood on the Red River in Minnesota and North Dakota. It was a familiar, catastrophic event for our area. I will share some of the Halloween items with a young girl I know. Thanks. This is the first time I've subscribed to a box program. Yours seemed to have a unique offering. I also appreciated the handwritten notecard.

Surprised by quality not in a good way.

Oct 17, 2022
Verified Purchase
April G.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

It's alright.... the quality of items are fair-ish. if your are purchasing this as a gift though, it will be worth your money to seek a different book subscription that packs new items. It was embarrassing hearing that the books smelled musky, 1 book discolored (like in a smokers house, but doesn't smell like cigs) and the other had water damage but still perfectly readable. I opted for the hot choc for the drink option and there was no hot chocolate in the box, the mug was all chipped up looking like a yard sale/throw away item rather than a mug that was at least in new condition. and the items were like dollar store products. If I could have a do-over with this gift, I would go a different route. if you do decide on this subscription, maybe take it for a spin first with the one or three month option. The packaging was cutely wrapped up. I thought this would be a really fun deal for a gift... disappointed in the quality/items. although both books have been read and they were great books and both are within the selection of genre.
UPDATE: Seller contacted me immediately to open a friendly dialog about the subscription box, that being said, I am changing my stars but the context of the review, still remains. I am very impressed with the friendly and kind hearted email that has been exchanged. side note in no way do I think the the...

Books & Treasures said...Oct 17, 2022

Hello April,
Thank you for taking the time to review our box. We appreciate it when our customers reach out via email to resolve any issue regarding any damage.
Our box is a used book subscription box so you do have to keep in mind that flaws such as small rips and small stains can be present. We can not speak to how the previous owners of the books lived but we ourselves do not smoke however it is possible for used books to have a smell to them. If the condition issues are more than just a little used and it somehow slipped through our inspection please send us a photo and we will determine if it is outside of our used condition expectations. Our...

Love it

Jul 11, 2022
Verified Purchase
Crystal C.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month

Absolutely perfect

I am in love!!

Oct 10, 2021
Verified Purchase
Adrienne L.
5 Reviews
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 22 days

I am in love with this subscription!! I've gotten one monthly box and one that I purchased from the shop, and both have been wonderful. I got both of them very quickly after the shipping notification, and they were beautifully packaged. This is definitely one to subscribe to if you love interesting reads and cool, bookish items!! I love that they support small businesses as well.

Nov 08, 2021
Michael B.
3 Reviews

"Not a thing."

Oct 07, 2021
Jan S.
1 Review

"I would say 4.5. I don't take baths, so sugar scrub might be a more generic choice. I loved the cup,soap ,teas, the sugar cubes and bag they came in. Always excellent !"

Books & Treasures said...Dec 13, 2021

We do include a lot of bath products. Thank you for your suggestion and thank you for being a long time subscriber.
Books & Treasures

Worth it

Oct 11, 2021
Verified Purchase
Carmen R.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 28 days

Loved it. The book, the page marker, and the card.are all great

Sep 09, 2021
Amy B.
1 Review

"I was thrilled with how quickly you replied when my box didn't ship with the others and I questioned where it was.
It isn't a big deal, however, I believe I asked for coffee and not tea in my subscription, and I received tea. I do like tea, and actually went back and forth about what I should mark, so at first I thought that is what I ordered. I did double check and my order does say coffee.
That being said, I am 100% thrilled with the excitement of opening my box and finding my treasures! It was a wonderful birthday present to myself! "

Books & Treasures said...Dec 13, 2021

I am so sorry we mixed up the drink in your box. We will do better to not do that in the future.
Thank you for supporting our small business!
Books & Treasures

Oct 07, 2021
Michael B.
3 Reviews

"Nothing - I especially liked the seasonal bath products this time. Thanks!"

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Books & Treasures Box

by Books & Treasures
A subscription of used and vintage books and handmade gifts made by small businesses.
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Orders placed today ship by November 11
We ship all boxes on the 4th through the 6th of every month.
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