Do you struggle with getting good books scouring every page on online shopping sites? Do you struggle at finding good fandom merchandise at reasonable rates? If your answer to both these questions is yes, keep your eyes open for these book-boxes based in India. These boxes promise to deliver you quality reads at reasonable prices, with goodies related to the theme they’ve chosen, which is a surprise to the subscribers.
The Biblio Box
This book box is based in Bangalore with their previous themes being Vintage, Snowflakes and Hot Chocolate, Fandoms, Celebrating the Spirit of Womanhood, and many more. This is a monthly box, curating various titles for you to choose from. They have three types of boxes, Basic, Mini, and the merchandise box, and also offer a three month and six month subscription pack. This book box eliminates the problem of getting a book you already own in the box by curating different titles for their buyers and allowing them to choose from the same. They also do customised boxes for gifts.
This book box is quite different as it sends out books only by writers from the Indian subcontinent or African authors. Their philosophy behind the box traces to #MakeInIndia. They send out at least two books in a box, with some accessories (like stationery, bookmarks), coffee beans or tea leaves (their name was a spoiler itself), and a handwritten letter. Their titles are curated by book reviewer and the founder of the box, Kavita Singh.
Books N Beyond
This book-box sent out their first box in January 2017, and have grown to be one of the most popular Indian brands for book-boxes. The founders of the box, Papiya and Pankaj are avid readers and together, they curate boxes for Indian readers with themes for every month. Their previous themes have been A Wrinkle in Time, League of the Extraordinary, Realm of Fantasy, and have celebrated fandoms like Harry Potter. They also have different curated boxes for different fandoms which are not monthly boxes, but can be bought anytime when they are in stock. Books N Beyond also sells customised boxes for people to gift to their loved ones.
The Big Book Box
The box sends out new releases every month with a lot of bookish goodies for its subscribers. They set themes for every month with the previous ones being Tale as Old as Time, The Odd and the Peculiar, Life through Eve’s Eyes, and many more. They have sold6132 boxes in 10 months, and have different plans for different types of buyers.
The Story Trunk boxes are bi- monthly. Every box will have a different theme and contain recently published YA novels along with some amazing and unique bookish goodies. Their boxes are essentially surprise boxes, and hence, it will expose you to books that you might not have picked up on your own but end up loving nonetheless.
So, if you have bookish friends to gift, or you yourself are one of them, this is the best way to treat a true book lover.