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Calling all self-proclaimed bookworms and gourmet-loving foodies: Read It and Eat is the subscription box of your dreams. Read It and Eat boxes are sent quarterly, and always include a gently used book, a delicious treat that supports a small business, and a $5 donation to fight hunger in partnership with a local non-profit.
  • A themed foodie + bookish box available 4x a year
  • A curated food item from a small, family-owned, or BIPOC business
  • A surprise goodie also supporting small businesses!
  • We pair the theme of each box with a donation to a food-based non profit
  • A gently-used food writing book (Non-fiction, not a cookbook)

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Photo of Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box current box Winter '22 Box - Hot Sauce Box

Winter '22 Box - Hot Sauce Box

This box is currently shipping and contains 3 hot sauces from the brand Queen's Majesty, which was featured in Season 7 of Hot Ones!

Order by December 31st to get this box!

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I second “Worth the Dough”

Apr 19, 2021
Karen T.
1 Review
1 Picture
1 Helpful

Such a nice curated collection of foodie items. I love books, I love food- how can you go wrong? I wasn’t in need of a lemon juicer per se, but I didn’t have a 3D printed one!

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Apr 20, 2021

Thank you so much for the review!

Fantastic Box!

Mar 18, 2021
Krista R.
1 Review
1 Picture
1 Helpful

What a fantastic book box! I love the creativity in how it was all put together around a theme. I love the combination of food and books. I thought the items included were a perfect blend of useful and beautiful! I was surprised by the bookmarks. I already used the 3d printed lemon juicer. I love the tea cozy rug thing (forget what it's called). And the jam was delicious! The stickers are adorable. I was thrilled with this box and think it would make a fun and creative gift for yourself or others.

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Mar 19, 2021

Thank you for reviewing the box, Krista! Tea Cozy is the right word, some people call it a Mug Rug hehe.

Best Subscription Box

Sep 03, 2021
Verified Purchase
Sadhana S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months

I am not a huge fan of subscription boxes as I often worry I won't find use for everything in the box. That is not the case with Bookmarks and Breadsticks. The carefully curated box is a perfect combination of books, food, and something special. The first box I received was a special edition Persian themed box dedicated to her father. You could feel the love that was in the box, Kim handwraps each book and packs each box with care. Reading the Persepolis with the accompanying trail mix was perfect and I framed the beautiful print in there. The food items are always in support of a small, family-owned, or BIPOC business and she also provides a donation to a local Chicago non-profit for every box she sells. She is a small business owner with the BIGGEST heart and is an example of what we need. I am so excited for the upcoming Fall and Winter boxes.

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Sep 05, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! I cannot wait until you see the winter box!

Such A Treat and A Lovely Tribute

Mar 01, 2021
Verified Purchase
Sharon D.
1 Review
1 Picture
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

Books, food and bookish items. YES PLEASE. Kim from Bookmarks and Breadsticks has a subscription box that combines all these things. The most recent box is a special edition Persian themed dad dedicated to her dad. She takes such great care in selecting each of the items in the boxes and I love getting them! She hand wraps each of the books and the food items are always in support of a small, family-owned, or BIPOC business. She also provides a donation to a local Chicago non-profit for every box she sells. She is a small business owner with the BIGGEST heart. I really enjoyed the trail mix while reading Persepolis... who doesn't like a good snack while reading. I can't wait to see what boxes she comes up with next!

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Mar 01, 2021

Thank you for an honest review in exchange for a free box! I am so glad you enjoyed a look into my Persian world!

A happy box full of love and joy

Feb 08, 2021
Verified Purchase
Crys M.
1 Review
1 Picture
Subscribed for 2 months

Not pictured is the cute 3D printed yellow juicer, because it is already living in my fruit bowl 😄
This is a great box for a lot of reasons, but getting a beautifully curated variety of very useful and lovely things in a box that also donates to food banks is nothing but win/win. Every item in here is something I enjoy. My book-reading, tea-drinking, always-snacking, sticker-collecting self was all smiles opening this box, and I would call that money well spent.

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Feb 09, 2021

Thank you so much for a lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the lemon box. I love my juicer too, I use it all the time now!

Great box with unique products

Jun 09, 2021
Katie D.
1 Review

I received my initial box as a giveaway and then proceeded to buy two more because I was so impressed with the item quality and curation. I also adore the owner’s passion for making the box as sustainable as possible by using recycled materials. I also love that most of the items are from small businesses and that a part of the proceeds from each box goes to a nonprofit organization. I’ve been using my bookmark from the ice cream box nonstop and have ordered more of the trail mix that was included in the Persian box for both myself and family members. Truly great experience overall.

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Jun 09, 2021

I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying your boxes!

Best Kind of Subscription Box

Jun 13, 2021
Rosie C.
1 Review
1 Helpful

I received the Ice Cream themed Summer box, and it was fantastic! The Food items were delicious and the perfect size for sampling, and I as someone who tends towards minimalism I love having the option of a subscription box that's mostly consumables. All the fun, none of the long term clutter of knick knacks I didn't really want in the first place.
I was not a huge fan of the book that was included in this box, but I honestly can't hold that against Bookmarks and Breadsticks over all as no book is going to be universally loved.
I'm looking forward to ordering the fall edition, and I'm sure it will be loads of fun!
Thanks to Kim for sending me this box in exchange for a fair and honest review <3

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Jun 13, 2021

Thank you so much for the review!

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Dec 05, 2020
Verified Purchase
Glam'ma ..
4 Reviews
3 Pictures
Subscribed for 6 months

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Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Dec 08, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review! We're impressed by your boldness to experiment! We hope you enjoy some of the other bread recipes hidden in the book!

must buy

Apr 24, 2021
Verified Purchase
Stacy F.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

Everything was so nice!! Thank you

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Jun 09, 2021

Thank you so much!

Awesome Box!

Mar 13, 2021
Heather S.
1 Review

I loved the Persian-themed box and am so happy I ordered it! The trail mix was delicious and loved expanding my knowledge reading a book I likely wouldn't have picked on my own. Everything was put together with such care and I love that it helps support a great cause. I would happily order again!

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Mar 13, 2021

Thanks so much for your review, Heather!

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Past boxes from Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box

Fall '22 Cheese Box

Fall '22 Cheese Box

This box ships September 2022 CHEESE? Who doesn't love cheese. We're bringing you a book all about American cheese, a cheesemaking kit, and our donation partner is Pizza for Good with some epic coffee mugs!

Summer '22 Coffee Box

Summer '22 Coffee Box

This box will ship May 2022 What's your coffee or drink of choice? I'm a latte kind of gal and I'm so excited to share and explore the world of coffee with you. Not only will you receive a book on coffee, but our coffee partner New Day Buffalo Coffee Roaster is amazing and already has a charitable program built into their coffee roasting bags! We will also be working with WNY Book Arts again to make coffee coasters!

Spring '22 Seeds Box

Spring '22 Seeds Box

A new year will be upon us, let's lay some new seeds and start anew. Our spring Read It & Eat box is focused on fruits & seeds! This book & food subscription box is extra special because it includes entirely Buffalo-based businesses! Did you know that the #2 Goal of the United Nations is Zero Hunger. To do so, the UN outlined multiple key targets under that goal and one focused entirely on food and seed diversity: That's why this spring we're focused on fruits & seeds!

Winter '21 Spirits Holiday  Box

Winter '21 Spirits Holiday Box

Our winter themed box gives you a glimpse behind the bar and can help you feel like a bartender in your own home. Order by December 1 to guarantee on time holiday delivery

Fall '21 Maple Box

Fall '21 Maple Box

Autumn always brings forth a touch of pumpkin, a sprinkle of spice, and a good reason to enjoy all things maple. This season, the Read it and Eat subscription box is gearing up to share a ton of mapley goodness. We hope you’re as ready as we are. This product ships SEPTEMBER 2021 🍁 The Book: The Sugar Season 🍁 The Non-Profit You're Supporting: FEED 🍁 The Food Item #1: Baird Farm Maple Syrup 🍁 The Food Item #2: Long Table Pancakes 🍁 The Bonus Item: Simply Gum Natu

Summer '21 Ice Cream Box

Summer '21 Ice Cream Box

The second box of 2021 (remember, 4 boxes a year) was ice cream themed! Ice cream box in the summer, Yes please! This Summer Ice Cream Box includes Sweet Spot written by Amy Ettinger, caramel sauce and hot fudge from Coop’s MicroCreamery, sprinkles by Confectionery House, and a themed bookmark made by local Buffalo-business, Spark Marks! The best part? Every purchase supports local organizations. Kim donated 50 jars to Feed WNY for their peanut butter drive

Spring '21 Lemon Box

Spring '21 Lemon Box

Our lemon theme was all about everything fresh and tangy! Organic lemons (about 70) were donated and distributed throughout Chicago that supported the Love Fridge Chicago organization

Fall '20 Bread Box

Fall '20 Bread Box

During Covid, what else would we all do besides bake bread? 50 bread kits were donated

Limited Edition Persian Box

Limited Edition Persian Box

A special Persian-themed box was also created as a bonus box. This box honors Kim’s persian roots and is dedicated to her father, who passed from pancreatic cancer in January. This Persian Book Box came with a Graphic Novel Memoir by Marjane Satrapi called Persepolis, an Ajil Celebration Persian Trail Mix from Niloofar, and Persian food posters from Little Persian Learning. This box is a great introduction to rich Middle Eastern culture surrounding food.

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