I’ve always enjoyed curling up in bed with a good book, a nice cup of tea and a warm blanket. For me, these three – or books and tea, at least – go hand in hand. A good book is not the same without a nice hot drink and vice versa. Although my tea supply is not nearly as big as my book collection (it’s quite impressive, mind you), I’m known for my obsession with both. If you can relate to anything I’ve said so far – or you simply enjoy reading – you will love today’s post.
Last month I discovered a website dedicated to book lovers, whether kids or adults, which is so brilliant I don’t even know why it hasn’t existed before. Book & a Brew is a monthly subscription service for book lovers and everyone who appreciates a nice brew. Basically, the aim of the website is to deliver a mystery box filled with a good book and healthy, delicious drinks straight to your door every month. As someone who loves both books and tea, I was literally jumping up and down with joy that someone finally made this happen.
As you can see, the books arrive in a simple yet elegant packaging with the Book & a Brew logo on them (which is incredibly cute). My November mystery box was hiding a hardback copy of Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls and a package of chocolate and mint tea.
Boxes are always shipped from the 15th of each month and are always of a greater value than what you are paying. Each box contains a hardback book and either a box of tea or a package of ground coffee to go with it, but they do kids boxes for younger readers as well.
If you subscribe, the boxes cost £12.99 per month, but you also have the option to buy a one-off mystery box (either for yourself or as a gift) for £14.99.
My only problem is that even though they won’t repeat the books they send, they (obviously) can’t guarantee that they won’t send you something you already have. It makes sense. How would they know which ones you have and which ones you don’t? But as a book blogger who has roughly 500 books on her shelves, I’m not sure I’d take such a risk. I already have a paperback copy of The Shining Girls, for example. Having said that, I think it’s an absolutely brilliant idea and I think it would make a lovely gift for friends and family, or anyone with a slightly smaller personal library.
If you’d like to read more about Book & a Brew, make sure to visit the official website. But hurry, as December’s packages are being shipped next Monday! 🙂
Have you tried Book & a Brew yet? If not, would you give it a try?