1 Jul 2019

Subscription Box #Review: June #IndigoBookBox

I am reviewing the June Indigo Book Box for you today! While Indigo DOES send me their Staff Picks of the Month for review and promotion, they DO NOT send me these Teen Book Boxes for the same purpose. I purchase these myself.

They are a little difficult to find on the Indigo website because Indigo is (much) more than just a subscription box website as they are the only Canadian big box store for books, home goods, etc.


Past boxes (that are still available):

Today, I am reviewing the May box that featured THE REST OF THE STORY by Sarah Dessen and give you a full wrap-up of worth, value, etc. at the bottom for both.

June 2019: THE REST OF THE STORY by Sarah Dessen


Price: $29.99 (with free shipping)
Shipping Time: 3 days
Included inside...
  • Your own copy of The Rest of the Story signed by the author
  • A letter from Sarah Dessen
  • A pouch of Fully Booked tea* – we teamed up with Tealish, our favourite Canadian tea company, for a dreamy herbal tea blend that’s ideal for helping you relax after so much reading
  • A handy travel pouch displaying an inspiring quote – to keep your essentials together no matter where you’re headed
Here's where I get real with you.

They cost basically the same amount as what the book does - maybe $5 more on average. Plus you get free shipping. This is about $40 less than what I pay for other book boxes. Are there perks in those? Of course. OwlCrate gives you exclusive covers, FairyLoot focuses on Fantasy, Once Upon A Book Club gives you things to open as you read the book, etc. But a lot of these boxes are filled with things I would never pick up for myself and would never use. I am glad they want to showcase artists and people's small businesses but I don't need 1000 art prints of the same characters over and over again.

The Indigo Book Box gives you official merchandise, a signed copy of the book, and not too many trinkets or items that you don't need. They include practical items that everyone could have a use for. And now that they are selling book sleeves, I look forward to those being thrown in every now and then!

On top of that, they tell you what's in the box before you actually purchase it. No guessing about what book it could be or what other items you may get, they lay it out for you on the website. There are usually a couple more items included that aren't listed, but these are fun little surprises (usually from the publisher) and not irrelevant items or ones from a fandom I'm not part of.

Beyond this, they try to be fairly inclusive. It isn't just the Big Names or Books that get featured, but diverse authors and a mix of publishers. The next book is WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power so I know what books I don't need to necessarily "preorder" because I have them in this box. That cuts down on duplicates and all that jazz.

I definitely recommend this box if you are in Canada and want a cheaper option but still want to participate in the subscription box scene.

What subscription boxes do you get?

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