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The Original Travelling Reader

by The Travelling Reader
Come with us on a reading journey. Book and gifts box from British places.

Product Details

Your British reading journey starts here.

The book subscription box that delivers a British experience to your door!​ Each month we select a fiction book for you set in a British region, choose some superb gifts from businesses local to that area as well as some book-related items, and then send them all straight to your door. We visit a different place in Britain each month.

  • British products
  • British fiction
  • Themed boxes based around a book setting
  • Confectionery
  • Ships to the US!

Customer Questions (1)


Q: Does this book always come with a novel? Looking for (fiction) book subscription for my Mum!Asked by Gwen D., December 2020

The Travelling Reader answered...December 2020

All of The Original Travelling Reader boxes include British fiction books (we choose a combination of newly released books or those published any time from 2000).

Reviews (5)

Indeed I feel like a Traveling Reader

Mar 27, 2021
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Diane G.
6 Reviews
4 Pictures
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

This is a fun box, thoughtfully curated. I love the idea of a book in a particular setting and then items pertaining to that setting included in the box. I have a 3 month subscription and am looking forward to all three books and shipments. Unfortunately, the shipping costs from the UK and the exchange rate are a bit much for me, no fault of the Original Traveling Reader, but it is what it is. I hope to renew at some point in the future because I so enjoy and appreciate everything about his box. Gosh, where I in the UK I would have subscribed for the entire year.

The Travelling Reader said...Jun 02, 2021

Brilliant! Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you loved the boxes. Thank you for your custom and hope so see you again soon.

Great gift!

Jun 02, 2021
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Tony M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

Purchased as a gift for my girlfriend. She loved every box!

The Travelling Reader said...Jun 02, 2021

Thanks so much for your review and 5 star rating. We're glad that your girlfriend loved our boxes! Thanks so much for your custom.

Loved it!

Dec 25, 2016
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Lilly P.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 year

This was my first ever subscription box and I've been really impressed. As it is December it's got a Christmas theme and the book was based in London so they had to choose from a wide range. I received some really good quality gifts, there was cd that hadn't arrived with them in time so they sent it separately after but they had included some extra teabags to make up for it, which I was very impressed by. I looked up how much everything might have cost and £35 when you take into account the extra legwork that was put in I think it's a good deal. I really can't wait for January's box and would highly recommend it!


Jun 30, 2017
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Amy J.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I just got my first box today, and it was so lovely, I actually got goosebumps! I feel like I've received a virtual trip to Cambridge!

Tea with a Book

Jan 27, 2021
Verified Purchase
Sara M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

Nothing travelling in the box. One book with a ton of tea. Would be more appropriately advertised as tea with a book box.

The Travelling Reader said...Feb 05, 2021

Hi Sara, we've reached out to you via email as it seems as if you have reviewed one of our on-sale boxes from the website (which included items from previous boxes and lots of free tea) instead of the monthly book box as this had not reached you by the time your review was added. We should have added a note to differentiate between the two boxes so we're sorry that it was confusing. Tracking states that you have now received your Original box and so we hope you are pleased with this (the Bath, England box) and that you can see we do try really hard to include the element of Travelling in our monthly boxes. If you are still unsatisfied with this second...

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Shipping Policy
Your box will ship on the 20th of every month. Please order by the 10th to get the current Travelling Reader book box. If you order after the 10th...
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