Unboxing: Books That Matter (Image Heavy)

Time for a special treat – for me, anyway. This morning my Books That Matter subscription box came in the post, which is obviously super exciting. If you don’t know what Books That Matter is, here’s the skinny:

1Books That Matter is a monthly subscription service delivering important pieces of literature and feminist trinkets to your door. Each month you will receive at least one piece of literature which enlightens your mind on themes of gender, race, culture, class, ethnicity, ability, sexuality, politics, or history, as well as at least two gifts by independent female-identifying or non-binary artists.

Our woman-run team have created this beautiful box to promote the reading of truly important world literature, and we aim to collaborate with female identifying artists and writers to bring you titles by not only women writers, but underrepresented voices too, such as those of women of colour, transgender authors, less able women, and queer writers. Every trinket you receive alongside your books will be hand crafted by an independent female artist and will be in support of her trade.” ~from https://www.booksthatmatter.org.uk/

As you can see, this book box was a super idea, and I was never going to not support something like this. I pre-ordered my box pretty much as soon as the option was available since I happened to have some money left over from my birthday!

Keep in mind, this box was £12. TWELVE QUID. You wait until you see what’s in this box and you tell me if you think it was a bargain. (Spoiler alert: It was)

Nice box design 🙂
Contents wrapped in pretty paper. So cute!
What surprises lie in store?
The content. We’ve got a book and 4 sweet, sweet bookish gifts ❤

Let’s take a closer look at the contents!

The little guide-to-the-box sheet has this to say about Purple Hibiscus: Purple Hibiscus was this month’s books of choice for so many reasons, but it;s extremely fleshed out and multi-dimensional characters of Kambili and Jaja, and it’s covering of topics such as race, colonialism, religion, politics and family tensions propelled it to become our first book to feature in the Books That Matter boxes.
My motto is: If all else fails, give me a bookmark! I looooove bookmarks ❤
This is a bookish mirror, and it’s awesome. I’d take a picture to show it’s shininess but you don’t need a picture of my phone! This was made by Rose Cast, whose work you can find at www.arosecast.com – check it our, there’s some really super pretty stuff on there.
A swanky tote bag, which is just what I need for swanning about after a bookshop visit! This was designed by Bad Vibe Art whose work you can find on instagram – @badvibeart


Also included are “access to interactive blog posts that will guide you through Purple Hibiscus, and exclusive podcasts” but those are harder to photograph! Pretty sweet, eh?

As you can see, this book box is just stuffed full of glorious bookish, feminist treasure! I’ll be reading Purple Hibiscus as soon as I’m finished with Conversations With Friends (Sally Rooney). Can’t wait for the next box (if I can get one!).

A couple of final things before you go.


First off, check out this section of the guide-to-the-box sheet:

That’s right. Ideas for reuse and recycling. Can this box get any better!? Love it.

Finally, some links for all of you (some I’ve posted already). Go check ’em out.

Books That Matter:

Website: www.booksthatmatter.org.uk

Twitter: @booksthatmatter

Instagram: @booksthatmatteruk

Bad Vibe Art:

Instagram: @badvibeart

Rose Cast:

Website: https://www.arosecast.com/

Twitter: @arosecast

Instagram: @arosecast


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