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.
Q: Does this book always come with a novel? Looking for (fiction) book subscription for my Mum!Asked by Gwen D., 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).
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.
OMG where do I start. This box is amazing. So glad I subscribed. We visited Gloucestershire. Had so many beautiful items. Soap and bath product that smell divine, book mark and key chain in a beautiful glass/silver design, Jasmin tea, a book (which I can’t wait to start) and OMG the chocolate-yummy. They all have connections to Gloucestershire which is so interesting. Also recv booklets on where to go and what to see in the county. This subscription is a keeper 😁
I would like to add to my above review- I have been subscribed to travelling reader for 5 months now and every box is as good as the last. Delivery is spot on every time aswell. Love this subscription 👍
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We love to find ways to enrich our customers' reading experiences and are so glad you have enjoyed your reading journey to Gloucestershire. Thank you for rating us so highly and we wish you more successful reading journeys to come!
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!
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!
Nothing travelling in the box. One book with a ton of tea. Would be more appropriately advertised as tea with a book box.
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...
Enjoy a great fiction book set in the beautiful county of Cornwall on the west coast of England, along with some fantastic Cornish tea and fudge. We've also included a bone china mug from the locality (the included book is Bone China by Laura Purcell!) and a book-related exclusive bookmark, too! Plus some visitor information and a personalised postcard. All waiting for you to explore this part of Great Britain.
Our December box enabled our subscribers to experience Christmas in Surrey, England with the fabulous book, The Snow Globe by Judith Kinghorn. Inside this box: chocolate and tea from Surrey as well as a Sparkly Snow candle from a Surrey company and gingerbread bath salts. Also this month, we added two extra gifts as well as the exclusive bookmark, photos, travel information and personalised postcard that you can always count on with our boxes.
Our January Original box kicked started the new year with a brilliant box from Bath, England. Inside this box: a book based in Bath, chocolate from a Bath chocolate cafe, tea bags from Bath, Bath biscuits, a hand cream, Beauty of Bath from Somerset, as well as the exclusive bookmark, photos, travel information and personalised postcard that you can always count on with our boxes to help you travel as you read.