A delightful box of sustainable & ethical treats, delivered straight into your hands*, with different contents in every box!


Treat the eco-conscious book lover in your life to a guaranteed box of goodies each month! The prepaid subscription includes free shipping (UK only) and is without the worry that your Monzo will have mysteriously run out (whoops I went to the pub). 


Each box will contain the following:

  • A pre-loved second-hand or vintage** book, beautifully wrapped
  • A hand-made bookmark, with ribbon made from 100% recycled plastic bottles (can be personalised for an extra 50p! Click here!)
  • Something to sip (tea, coffee, chocolate, infusions, that sort of thing)
  • Something to nibble (a sweet option and a savoury option)
  • Something to admire (postcards, charming knickknacks)
  • 10% of profits donated to charity


*or more likely to your doormat/letterbox/dog's mouth. Your dog will have to work very hard to get into the box, but we nonetheless don't recommend you let them try.

**in theory, anything pre-1990 is considered technically "vintage", but we'd say that it counts if it's 1980 or earlier. If you want something guaranteed to be 1960s or older, then check out our Vintage Edition Box!


NB. The contents shown are indicative only and may not be the exact items you receive. But they'll be very similar!

The Original Prepaid Subscription

  • There's a box underneath your genre selection for you to tell us anything you think we might need to know. Allergies? Pop them in here. Do you love cats so much that if there's a cat book you'd really, really like it?* OK, good to know. Do you only have blue things in your home? Righto. 

    Also, please do tell us if you have any particular triggers, or would prefer not to receive anything connected to alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. Our books range through the decades, and it's possible that not all of them will be 100%... shall we say... "enlightened" in every way. They may contain all sorts of things, and we absolutely don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable. Whatever your thing is, tell us. We won't judge, and we'll do our best to avoid it for you. 

    *There are almost certainly no cat books immediately available, but we'll always do our best to accommodate any special requests.