What’s Inside a Paperback Bookshelf Box

If you’ve been a reader and a lover of books for at least 5 minutes, you likely have an opinion on the old hardcover vs. paperback debate. I recently commented on my position in this debate, and (spoiler alert) I’m pretty pro-paperback for a number of reasons. (Hardcovers are still awesome, though, and make me feel fancy for owning them.)


“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 
― Mark Twain

If you’re a paperback lover like me, then you’ll want to take a peek inside Paperback Bookshelf, a monthly book subscription box that curates bookshelf-worthy paperback books and pairs them with a handcrafted scented item that’s themed around the book, a yummy snack to munch while reading, and subscriber’s choice of coffee, tea, or cocoa. The boxes make great gifts for birthdays, graduations, Mother’s Day, Christmas, and just because!

Each Paperback Bookshelf box includes the following:

  • One paperback book, wrapped in paper to preserve the surprise
  • One handcrafted, book-themed scented item, such as candles and bath & body products
  • One snack to munch while reading
  • One beverage sample, subscriber’s choice of coffee, tea, or cocoa
  • One bonus item

Paperback Bookshelf is an auto-renewing monthly subscription, meaning that the subscription automatically renews until cancelled by the subscriber. Subscribers can choose to subscribe for one month or to pre-pay for three- or six-month terms. Shipping and applicable sales taxes are added to the subscription’s total price. In addition, the subscription purchases are treated like preorders, which means that a purchase in July translates to a shipment in August (in most cases).

Paperback Bookshelf curates books based on the preferences of the owners, Candice & Jeremy, and could range from old-school science fiction and fantasy to literary fiction and classics. Previously featured titles include Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, and more. To scope out more previously-included titles, or to see what’s upcoming for Paperback Bookshelf, follow along on Facebook or Instagram.

Reading and collecting books is a trend that will never go out of style, and Paperback Bookshelf is here to help you curate a paperback library that will stand the test of time. Broaden your horizons and discover books you may never have heard of, by authors you may have heard mentioned a time or ten.

Want to know more, or perhaps you’re ready to give Paperback Bookshelf a try? Visit the website at bluespiderbooks.com! The gift shop also hosts some Paperback Bookshelf boxes for individual sale.


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