I Used to Love This One...
by Jennifer written yesterday
I first subscribed to The Bookish Box in July 2016, and I've only recently cancelled my subscription. At first, I really enjoyed this monthly box; it was definitely one of my favorites, and I looked forward to it every month. As an adult (now 31), I liked that the themes didn't seem to cater to one particular demographic. For example, there were themes like Fantasy, Banned Books, Bibliophile Goodness, and Literary Ladies, so they were general enough to be able to pull inspiration from many works. Unfortunately, going into 2017, the themes became both more specific and YA-focused. I do read some YA, but I prefer adult books if given the option. The Bookish Box seemed to be working hard to focus on the YA lovers and a younger demographic, which is great if that works for their company, but I found myself becoming less and less interested in the themes. I have liked an item here or there, but it's not enough to justify the cost of the box. Also, shipping has always been ridiculously slow for me, and my box has almost always been in one of the last batches to ship. I'm not sure how they determine which boxes get shipped first, but there have been plenty of times I've seen new subscribers on social media receive their shipping or even boxes before my box shipped, so I know it can't be length of subscription. Overall, I'd recommend this box if you're a big fan of YA lit and get really excited about some of the more popular YA series and fandoms. Otherwise, I think there are better ways to spend the monthly subscription amount. I do have one more one-time box hopefully shipping soon, but I think that will mark the end of my time with The Bookish Box, at least for now.
by A. written 9 days ago
November was my first month getting The Bookish Box. Initially, I was underwhelmed by the package. The mailer bag had a tshirt, a book, a Book Beau, a necklace, notepad booklet, pins, and a couple of prints. On first look, it just looked like filler items.
Once I got over my initial reaction, I realized how beautifully curated the "box" was. Everything fit the month's theme and seemed to complement one another. The t-shirt is super soft and feels very high quality. I could die happy in it. The book, although not exactly my type, was a good read and a great way to explore a genre I don't generally reach for. The Book Beau...once I actually researched it...I was so happy to have. It's a $22 value and can hold a book, a kindle, or a tablet AND protect it from scratches/moisture/bumps. I travel a lot so having something that will keep my books and my tablet safe is awesome! While I don't love the design, I don't care as long as it functions properly (and that it does). I was underwhelmed by the notepad booklet but it happened to be the most useful item as I needed something like that for work (lots of sticky notes to be carried in the pocket). The necklace, pins, and prints probably won't get used by me but would be cute gifts for the youths.
Overall, this sub is amazing so far. Having a surprise book and bookish goodies to look forward to every month is worth the price. I don't plan on getting a tshirt with each order as I simply don't have that kind of space in my closet. But for the $10 surcharge, that option is totally worth it and the tshirts are great quality.
Love this box
by Melissa written 17 days ago
I absolutely love this subscription. The shirts alone are worth it. I’ve also gotten one Time Harry Potter box and was blown away. My all time favorite was the Princess Bride box. I wear my shirt all the time. My glass was amazing and finally the crown necklace was adorable. I can’t wait to see what she will be doing for the next year.