Yakkety Yak – Monthly Book Box Subscriptions

Posted November 10, 2018 by Shari in Let's Chat, The Bookworm Box / 7 Comments

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Yakkety Yak...Let's ChatMonthly Book Subscriptions Boxes

For about a year I had a subscription to another book box that came once a month and gave money and books to under privileged areas. I liked it but wasn’t really excited each month when I got it because I never knew if the book would be something I would like or even if I knew the author. The other items in the box at times were cute, but never anything I couldn’t live without. The neat thing about this one is the books were annotated by the authors. So as you read the books, you also had purple sticky notes with the author telling you why they did this or the story behind the scene.  Then abruptly it stopped. I didn’t get an email or anything saying they were no longer in business. So in late September I noticed I never got my box nor was I charged for it. They had gone out of business or something with no warning. At least they didn’t charge me for something and not send it.

Where did it go?

I wasn’t totally looking for anything to replace it, but I found myself missing it. I looked at several book subscription services and everything seemed to be lacking. I wasn’t so much into all the other items I get with the books, but the actual books themselves. Sometimes the stuff included were a distraction from the quality of books they were going to send you. So for a couple of weeks I kept looking around from time to time, but not very hard.

The Bookworm Box

Then I found one I wanted to try. The Bookwork Box. It’s run by a book store in Texas and they have a few different boxes they put together each month.

  1. The Romance Bookworm Box – 1 autographed book and 4-6 goodies
  2. The Romance Bookwork Box – 2 autographed books and 2-4 goodies
  3. Young Adult Bookworm Box – 1 autographed book and 4-6 goodies (good for ages 14+)

When I signed up I didn’t know which one to go with: did I want 1 book and more goodies or two books and less goodies? To try it out I started with 1 autographed book with 4-6 goodies. Then a few weeks later, I couldn’t resist and signed up the 2 autographed book box. And now I am considering signing up my daughter for the Young Adult Bookwoorm Box.

The details….

  • The Bookworm Boxes are charged to your account on the 1st of the month.
  • Around the 20th of the month, you get an email that your box has shipped.
  • Now you just need to stalk the mailman…don’t you know stalking is a crime?
  • A few days later you are pulling out a cute purple box from your mailbox and jumping up and down, excited to see what you got!
  • Be sure to post pictures with the hashtag #TheBookwormBox – all profits go to charity

Charity – that’s what also grabs my heart about this box. All profits go to charity! I checked out their FB page and saw some of the donations they have made along with authors who have donated things for the boxes. So not only am I getting some great books and swag, I am helping someone, somewhere through this box!

That’s about it. I have received my first box and I have to say I was pretty happy with the books, so-so happy with swag, but hey, it all was so nice to get in a box to share! I will post my box opener later today. Hopefully I will have a better set up next month to do it via video, but for now, it will only be pictures!

What subscriptions boxes do you subscribe to?

What subscription boxes do you subscribe to and why? I am always on the look out for good ones, but have found the first box or two are great then it seems to get a little worse over time I want to know what you recommend!

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

I am a Bookworm Box subscriber, too, Shari, and I love it. I have been subscribing ever since they started shipping outside of the US and Canada (almost two years, I think). And I have the 2-book romance box, and recently added the YA box as well. Not sure if any of my kids will read the YA books, but I sure will 😀 The Bookworm Box is actually Colleen Hoover’s brainchild. She wanted to give back, and she wanted to do so while still sharing bookish love with everyone. I love that all the profits go to charity. I… Read more »

Shari Jung
2 years ago

It feels good to get a mystery box each month that you know the profits of which are going to charity! I have the 1 and 2 book box right now and trying to decide which one to keep and which one to cancel. I can’t decide. Also thinking about gift the YA one to my daughter.

2 years ago

That’s really weird about that first subscription, but it sounds like you got an even better one instead. Seems like they communicate all the way to let you know what’s going on, and I love the charity thing too! Hugs and Happy Saturday! RO

Shari Jung
2 years ago
Reply to  ROP

I love that they give to charity! And my kids stole some of the items from me. I like getting books that are so pretty too!

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

It is great that some of the money from the sale of this box goes to charity. I signed up for a surprised box one time and was disappointed in the first box and canceled. I hate feeling like I wasted money if the book ends up being one that I don’t want to read. Glad this one seems to be working out for you.

Lover Of Romance
2 years ago

I haven’t ever done a subscription box to be honest, but I am looking for one that would work for me and that would be worth the price for me to invest it. I will have to look into this one though. Thanks for sharing though!! You made my day.

2 years ago

That’s awesome all the money goes to charity. I’m glad to hear you were mostly excited about the items you got!