Portable Magic Book Box

Monthly Book and Accessory box, with a choice of genre

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Plans as low as $30.00 / month
Product Overview
  • We ship on the 4th of every month. It normally takes 8-10 days for delivery to the US. However, please note that there are delays at the moment due to Covid19 restrictions in the USA. We'll get our boxes out sooner than the 4th if we can to beat the delays!
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
A subscription box for everyone who loves books, from a curator who does too. Titles are chosen with each individual in mind. We include a brand new book as well as a gently used second hand book in the same genre. You'll also get a care package of treats and drinks, as well as themed bookmarks and art prints. Photographs (c) Debra Gillis
  • High quality new release
  • Clean second hand recent release
  • Teas, coffees, hot chocolates
  • Bookmarks, art prints, quotation prints, author info
  • Tasty treats

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Q: Are the books hardcover or paperback? Asked by Courtney B., March 2021

Portable Magic Book Box answered...March 2021

Hi Courtney, I choose new releases, whatever format they're in. The way the publishing industry is going, these are mostly the large size paperback, known as the trade paperback, but I will buy hardback too. The mass market paperback is the small one, usually released about a year after publication but I don't buy that old if I can help it. The second hand book could be any size but as much as possible, unless it's vintage, I buy the trade paperback for these too. I hope that helps and thanks so much for your interest.
Tina


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Q: I just wanted to confirm that shipping really is 43 USD to the USA?Asked by Emily P., March 2021

Portable Magic Book Box answered...March 2021

Hi Emily, unfortunately that is the cost of shipping. Until recently, it was $12, but new restrictions imposed by US customs have resulted in the price hike. Our post office here is working on a solution so please check back with us, as we will reduce the cost of shipping if and when we can.
Stay safe.
Tina


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Q: Hi I wanted to personalize my subs to bimonthly are you ble to do that?Asked by Brisa C., February 2021

Portable Magic Book Box answered...February 2021

Hi Brisa, bi-monthly can mean both twice a month, or every two months. Which one do you mean?
Best,
Tina


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Q: Does the subscription that isn't monthly come with just a book or the other things the monthly subscriptions come with? Asked by Shelby S., November 2020

Portable Magic Book Box answered...November 2020

Hi Shelby, the one off box is the same exactly as the subscription box. Two books, and lots of goodies!

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I love this subscription box!

Jun 14, 2020
Teresa H.
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I love this subscription box!
The curator seems to know exactly which books you need to read each month. Both books are always fantastic reads. The accessories are very creative and it’s abundantly clear that the whole thing is put together with care and a genuine passion for books.
This subscription is great value for money. A fantastic gift for oneself and/or another loved one.

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Jun 15, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm delighted that you're happy with the books and extras! I'm in love with books and I love to share that x

Simply enjoyable 🖤

Oct 20, 2020
Melissa
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Subscribed for 3 months
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It’s exciting to be surprised by the good reads. One being well wrapped, making it feel like a personal gift. I like to share or even gift the bag of candies, that are delicious. The teas and coffees pair well with reading and make me very happy in these depressing times!

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Fantasy Surprise

Feb 06, 2021
Angelus
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Subscribed for 1 month
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Lovely box and I feel it was worth the wait. The seller was really helpful with my shipping problems and so friendly. I unfortunately already have the second-hand book but it happens. The tea and treats are excellent.

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Feb 06, 2021

Angelus, thank you so much! I'm so happy that you're happy! I'll pop an extra second hand book in the next box for you xx

Yay!

Nov 24, 2020
Amanda N.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I just got my first box today, and I am so happy! I can't wait to start reading the books, I've already devoured the delicious little treats 😉, and I will sit down tonight with one of the hot drinks and start reading! I emailed the curator for estimated time of arrival since I live in Canada, of course there are delays because of the pandemic, but worth the wait, so thank you Tina for your patience, and thank you for this lovely box!

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Nov 25, 2020

I'm so happy! Thanks Amanda. I love when our customers are happy!

Never shipped

May 01, 2021
Lore I.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I paid for my suscription monthly and it never shipped, never got an email or a tracking number. It never change from preparing your first shipment to shipped, and customer service never gave me a straight answer. For the price I paid I was expecting more from customer service. It was a very big fail not sending the shipping note and the tracking number, I’ll rethink my review once I got my box

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Portable Magic Book Box said...May 01, 2021

Hi Lore, I responded to your message by email the moment I got it. As I explained, we don't use cratejoy for shipping so we missed the step to issue the shipped note. Apologies. However, your box will arrive shortly. Any delay is unfortunately due to covid19. We have received only that one message from you so I'm afraid I don't understand your comment about not receiving a straight answer. I'll email you separately with the tracking number and I'd appreciate if you would rethink your review. The pandemic is causing worldwide delays which we can't fix, but we are definitely and always here to help and to answer your questions.

Saddened.

Dec 07, 2020
Sharon C.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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I contacted the seller a after my first box arrived. It was awful. I sent them pictures and then no response back. I awaited my next two boxes hoping that the first was a mistake. they were not any better. The description does not meet the product. I will admit that the "new" book that was sent did meet expectations and I look forward to finishing them. Aside from that nothing else met the description. the boxes arrived in the mail beaten and half opened. I am sorry that this didn't work out. I was truly looking forward to this book crate experience.

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Dec 18, 2020

Hi Sharon, I'm so sorry that you had that experience. Everything left here in good order. I'm afraid that I didn't receive any correspondence from you with pictures, although my email hasn't been updating for some reason. Please do contact me again if you wish on tinaacallaghan(at)Gmail dot com instead.

First box is amazing

Jun 11, 2020
Susan S.
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Subscribed for 27 days
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I have just recv my first box and I love it. Love the books and all the goodies. Can’t wait to get started on them. The chocolate looks delicious. Reading a good book, eating delicious chocolate and drinking a lovely hot drink. What more could we ask for

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Jun 14, 2020

Hi Susan! I'm thrilled that you like it! Thanks so much and happy reading! Xx

A Box like a love letter

Sep 13, 2020
Alice C.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I know full five-stars reviews seem far-fetched but honestly, I just can't describe the childlike excitement I felt opening my first box. I received two books I'm SO excited to read (side note: I'm a graphic designer, and sadly i ALWAYS judge books by the cover. It seems this month I got two books with the most beautiful covers ever, I can't stop looking at them). I also got a bunch of candy, two awesome coffees, a tea, an illustration i can't wait to frame and two postcards. A whole lot of beautiful joy in a perfect package, it felt like receiving a love letter. It's tough to buy from another country, with shipping costs raising so much - but it's worth it. I cant' wait to subscribe for the rest of the year and make my personal library awesome and vibrant with colors!

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Sep 13, 2020

Nothing makes us happier than a happy customer! Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It honestly means the world to us. We're still little and we love sending the book love worldwide xxxx

A great book box!

Jun 09, 2020
Rachel O.
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Subscribed for 25 days
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Absolutely love this box! Although I haven't heard of either of my books before I'm interested to read them 😁
Definitely recommend!

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Portable Magic Book Box said...Jun 14, 2020

Brilliant, thanks so much Rachel! I'm so glad to hear that x

5 Star Service

Jun 04, 2020
Ciara L.
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I highly recommend portable magic books, I have not been disappointed at any stage. Quite the opposite - it always exceeds expectations! The Curator has a gift for selecting books that you want (need!) on your TBR shelf, and the chocolate goodies are divine. What more could you want!?


Portable Magic Book Box said...Jun 04, 2020

Great to hear! Thanks so much!

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