January book box is The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict. 4-5 full size items in box.
Order by January 26th to get this box!
January Young Adult Book Box theme is Flame & Flurry. The 8-10 items in the box will be magical.
Order by January 30th to get this box!
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I bought the October and November boxes from their website since it was black friday and I got a discount. That said I will probably get a subscription from cratejoy since I will hopefully get a gift card for my birthday. I didn't see an option for a gift card on their website but I am sure it is in the works. So I promise this is a real review.
I have never bought a subscription box before. I am very delighted I chose this one as a first. I was so impressed, and pleasantly surprised. From the packaging to the items in the box everything has been well thought though and not just thrown in to fill a box. The items show quality craftsmanship and care for the theme of the book. I will definitely use everything that came in the box. (I am currently wearing the cozy socks.) Which is a huge plus.. If I wasn't going to use an item I would have no shame in passing it on to someone that I know would. The books are awesome, and not the same that everyone else is sending out . THE PENS!! They are wonderfully designed, and beautiful. I can't say enough about them.
I am glad they are using items from other small businesses in their box.
The shipping is priced well and the boxes came 2 day priority via usps. (Mine came 2-4 business days...
This is a nice, elegant YA book box. Unlike the other YA boxes, this one is tightly themed. Instead of receiving swag loosely related to the book you get (usually related to other YA books or series), this one seems to try to use swag related to the book itself. I am impressed with their first offering—can’t wait to get my next box.
Our heart is utterly full! Thank you for your kind words! We've spent hours, days, weeks and months on our boxes. You've hit it right on with, "... this one seems to try to use swag related to the book itself." That is exactly what we strive for!! Thank you again!!
I bought this as a 3 month Christmas gift subscription for my daughter who loves YA books. We are current FairyLoot subscribers and wanted to try out this new book box. So far she has received the November and December box and both boxes were tightly themed with enjoyable and usable items. Both boxes contained books she wouldn't have selected for herself but she loved immensely. Beta has become her all time favorite book. Before selecting this box, I reviewed the curator on youtube and found her to be thoughtful and creative with her reasons for selecting the items she puts in the box, as well as the books being modest and teen friendly which I really appreciate. My daughter has already asked for a renewal of her I Smell Books subscription for her birthday. Love this box.
Lovely curation for my first box. I really like how all the items were for the book included in the box, rather than a conglomeration of different YA books I may not be familiar with yet. My favorites are the two bookmarks, the sweet little wooden pencil, the fox sleeping mask, and the honey sticks. I admit that I wasn't comfortable with eating the enclosed gummy candies since it looks like they'd been repackaged. (Just very cautious until COVID is over) Also appreciated that the box arrived very quickly after shipping. I loved it and will continue to subscribe.
Thank you Jennifer! What lovely compliments! Again, the tight theme is what we strive for when curating boxes. You are absolutely right about the candy. We appreciate that feedback and going forward we will use prepackaged food items. Starting with November's box. There will be no more repackaged items.
Thank you again and can't wait for your next review.
The books are usually ones I've never heard of, but are still very interesting. All the little knickknacks that come with it are also worth it. 10/10 would recommend.
Great!! It was packed full of perfectly curated items for my goddaughter!
Thank you! Happy you love it! Happy Holidays.
With so many book subscriptions out there, I always try to look for clever or unique ones. I Smell Books was adorable and very clever. I loved how each item pertained something connected to the book. I would recommend this book box for people looking for a good book with useful little items that won't get overwhelming month over month.
I look forward to see how I Smell Books continues to grow.
Thank you for supporting small businesses!
First off, I PROMISE THIS IS A REAL REVIEW LOL. I bought the sub off their website versus CrateJoy so it won’t show “verified purchase” BUT I PROMISE, hahaha. Now on to the good stuff:
I LOVE this box. They put incredibly useful items in it (ex. Totes, coffee cozies, etc). The items change month to month (I’ve received 2 boxes) so you’re not getting the same old, same old. Another aspect I really like is that the items correlate to the books. Other boxes may do items from other fandoms but half of them I have no idea what they are. This box, it’s items from this book!
Overall, HIGHLY recommend.
Thank you for the beautiful compliments and for going out of your way to review here! Thank you for shopping small!
I do not have high enough praise for this wonderful box. Was looking for the right book box for my teen but none had really seemed quite right, and then ran across I Smell Books! So happy I did! Each box is packed so lovely and with such attention to the beautiful curation. The items included so tightly match the theme and are so cute and useful(I mean how can you not love adorable socks, tea, pencils, bookmarks, etc.),just lovely and fun all around. And beyond that, it’s a small business that has amazing customer service, you can absolutely tell how much care is put into it. Love it!
thank you for the wonderful praise! Thank you for shopping small!
This is an amazing subscription box. You get absolutely wonderful products that go with the theme of the book as well as a brand new release book.
Thank you for the amazing review and shopping small!
This was the October Box. There are a total of 11 items in the box and that's not including the amazing book!
November Box Theme - Release The Power Within I'm particularly excited about this box! Not only do I Love, LOVE, this book we've picked, I designed the enamel pin for the box! This is extremely exciting for us! It's a totally amazing box! We have fandom inspired by the book itself, Marvel, Starwars and Renegades Just by the list of fandom above you get the idea that the book is going to be a smash hit! You'll want to get in on this box sooner than later because we
December Box is themed: Ready to Fight for More. An apocalyptic book with apocalyptic goodies. Box will come with exclusive enamel pin, socks and many other themed items. 9 to 12 extra items. More details to come!