Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box

by Bookmarks & Breadsticks
Great quarterly foodish and bookish boxes supporting small businesses and non-profits
27 reviews

Product Details

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Read It and Eat, as simple as that! This box creates a sensory experience by pairing a book with a food product. Each box comes themed and contains one gently-used food writing book, a curated food item from a small/local/BIPOC business, bonus goodies, and a donation to a food non-profit to fight hunger! *Non-Fiction Book *This is not a cookbook*

  • 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)

Sneak Peek

Photo of Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box current box 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

Order by December 31st to get this box!

Photo of Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box current box Spring '22 Seeds Box

Spring '22 Seeds Box

Our Spring Box's theme is all about new life and new food stemming from seeds! We'll be offering a wonderful book, a seed bomb, seed saving kits, and all of our vendors are small businesses from Buffalo, NY! This Box Ships January 2022

Order by May 1st to get this box!

Photo of Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box current box 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!

Order by August 31st to get this box!

Photo of Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box current 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!

Order by August 31st to get this box!

Photo of Read It and Eat || Bookish Foodie Box current box Winter '22 Box  Sauces & Spices

Winter '22 Box Sauces & Spices

This box will ship in October in anticipation of the holiday season! How hot is too hot? Do you love spicy chicken wings? How about barbeque sauces? What's your favorite spice blend! This box is the best condiment box for tasting some locally made seasonings

Order by December 31st to get this box!

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Dec 05, 2020
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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!

Such A Treat and A Lovely Tribute

Mar 01, 2021
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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!

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.

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!

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!

Great idea!

Oct 21, 2020
Verified Purchase
Frank L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 8 months

Box arrived quick, made the loaf with my niece, and look forward to reading the book!

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!

Loved this box!

Nov 10, 2020
Verified Purchase
Marques Y.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 months

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.

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!

Something new for a book box

Oct 18, 2020
Verified Purchase
Pamela B.
42 Reviews
1 Picture
30 Helpful
Subscribed for 6 months

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.

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 :)

10 Out Of 10!

Dec 23, 2020
Verified Purchase
Rachel O.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 months

This is the most fun subscription box I have ever subscribed to! The "Bread Box" I received in the fall was a great experience. The bread baked was super yummy and the flour sourced was a really cool business. I am working my way through the book and it is great so far.
I cannot wait to receive the lemon box!
Thanks Bookmarks & Breadsticks!

Bookmarks & Breadsticks said...Dec 23, 2020

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! Happy Holidays!

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

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

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.

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

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