Dear reader, do you find yourself wanting to read more but are rather lost as to what to pick, especially with so many new releases every week. Well, a book subscription box may just be the solution to your confusion. These boxes, sent monthly, will deliver book(s) from a curated list of genres you love or want to try out — from YA to fantasy or sci-fi, historical to contemporary fiction, romance to murder, and even essays from your favourite author.
So, are you ready to treat your shelf with a book subscription?
The Champaca book subscription box specialises in themes — Translation (2021) and Travel (2022). Each box comes with a book or two, a curated note about the selection of the book, along with goodies such as postcards, bookmarks, notebooks. As a bonus, signing up for an advanced plan makes you a member of the Champaca Book Club and you get exclusive access to interactions with authors, publishers and more!
Price: Rs. 999 onwards
The Big Book Box
What would you like — Frappe, Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha, or a Breve? Having the book subscription boxes named after coffee drinks might seem a little too on the nose for The Big Book Box, but they know their reader. Each monthly box comes with a new release international fiction books, printables, bookmarks, funky pops, candles, tote bags, etc. You can choose a monthly, quarterly or a yearly subscription plan.
Price: Rs 1099 onwards
The Lit Monthly book subscription box is perfect for those who want to read at least one book a month. Three books are selected for each month around a theme, which covers contemporary literature, fiction, historical fiction, and coming of age genre and you select the one that you want to read. Sometimes, there might be goodies packed in with the book(s). What draws me to Lit Monthly, is that if you don’t like the selection of books they have for a month, you can skip the selection, upto two times.
Price: Rs 849 onwards
Foxcrate is THE subscription box for young adult book lovers. Each box (not delivered by foxes, much to my dismay) will contain a hardcover YA book, 3-4 high quality bookish goodies. Subscriptions include perks such as admission into the members only book club, a letter from the author, discounts on subscriptions etc. Foxcrate also regularly holds read-a-long for its book of the month. Subscription prices are inclusive of postage and packaging.
Price: Rs 1499 onwards
Focusing on authors from the India Sub-continent, Middle East, Africa and lesser known authors across the globe, the book subscription box also delivers books across genres. The subscriptions ranging from monthly, quarterly, half and yearly, follow a theme. Past themes include mythology, food, travel books, family, heads and hearts. You can also opt to purchase a surprise book box of the month or purchase individual books from them.
Price: Rs 1,099 onwards