Indian book subscription boxes – what’s that? These are the newest concept of subscription boxes specially curated for book lovers. Basically, you order a box that contains a couple of books, and some bookish goodies depending on the package you choose.
A few years ago, you would look hard for Indian book subscription boxes but they just didn’t exist. Fast forward to 2017, there are tens of options people have. I have tried three Indian book subscription boxes so far and here’s what I think about them.
The Big Book Box (thebigbookbox.com)
I have heard a lot about The Big Book Box and I finally gave it a try in October. I went to their website and ordered myself their Espresso Box at Rs. 1599. I got the box in December, and made a bookish unboxing video on my channel which you can watch below. Don’t forget to subscribe, if you haven’t already.
Now, I looked around a bit and found quite a lot of people complaining about their late deliveries. Even I ordered in October and got a box in December. That’s truly way too much of waiting time. Apart from that, I liked the books and goodies included. I do feel like goodies could have been better. There were just some things senselessly thrown into the box which I feel could use some improvements. Apart from that, it’s also way too confusing to find out what products work in what way.
Following them on their Instagram and checking out their website confuses me a lot. I honeslty don’t get how this all is supposed to work which is disappointing for it will put people off as well.
It was the first of the Indian book subscription boxes I tried. I was thoroughly satisfied with the items I got in that – everything from the books to the goodies were top quality. It was a pleasant experience.
I mean, now that I have tried three Indian book subscription boxes, I can’t help but compare. A bigger sized candle with a very strong scent, a better quality pair of socks and all these stuff definitely make Story Trunk my favorite. But then again, The Big Book Box is giving it a tough competition with the books they sent with their boxes. I ended up ordering the Big Book Box again. And I would definitely buy Story Trunk again as well.
3. Fiction Crate (Now Closed)
It’s supposed to be a low-budget book subscription box option. It comes with one book and one t-shirt. I feel the pricing is fine but the whole point of ordering a book subscription or any subscription box is to get tons of goodies. We can buy the books from anywhere. Can’t we?
That’s where Fiction Crate slightly takes a backside. Otherwise, it’s a good box as well. Alas! The makers left the idea of going forward with it for long-term.
There you go! Those are the three Indian book subscription boxes I have tried so far. I definitely plan to try more and I’ll keep updating this post accordingly.