Hail all bibliophiles! There’s a new subscription box in town! Well though not literally in your town, but these guys ship at your doorstep. 😀 The avant-garde I talk about here is The Literati Box. 🙂 I love books, and love assorting them. I dream of building a library someday. Even when I cannot read up a book, I know they will be my food for thought in my later years. Serenity and books. Ah such plans… 😀
I love the concept of subscription boxes. The beauty subscription boxes have been the talk of the tinsel town, and now there are forays of the same concept in literature. I came across The Literati Box by word of mouth and was excited beyond words. 😀
The elation of having a new book to read every month is something every bibliophile could relate with. I still remember as a child, my father would get me a new Tinkle edition every fortnight and those were the happiest days of the month for me. 🙂
And there were occasional surprises in form of Tintins, and Amar Chitra Kathas, and Alistair Macleans, and Satyajit Rays (those who are not aware, apart from being an ace filmmaker Satyajit Ray was a gem of a writer. Many of his works have been translated, so give them a read if you ever happen to get your hands on his creations.:) ) I voraciously read. Gulped down Enid Blytons and the likes of Little Women. The best gift to me those days would always be a book. The concept of book subscription boxes gives a near enough feeling.:) A new surprise at your door every month!
A word about the literati box :
So this book subscription box is the brainchild of Nikhil and based out of Bangalore. There have been two more versions of The Literati Box – All About New Beginnings edition which was somewhere around January and All About Fantasy edition somewhere around March-April. They call the current box the Summer Crush book box. Wow. The names sound dreamy, don’t they? 🙂 They promise to put together new boxes very soon and currently working on that.
The Summer Crush Literati Box :
The day I came to know about The Literati Box, I headed over to their Facebook page. It looked quite compelling. I caught up on a chat with them and they turned out to be pretty helpful. They asked me to go through their previous editions and the books looked really good. Oh and the accompanying goodies looked even better!:D I immediately decided to go ahead and get this month’s box for myself. They also gave me the choice to opt for any of the previous months’ boxes, but I didn’t want to lose on the surprise element. 😉 So went ahead and placed my order for The Literati Box May 2017. It takes INR 999 for a month’s subscription, which is decent.
So after a week of impatient waiting, The Literati Box finally arrived at my doorstep yesterday! I was elated to receive it and unboxed it. 😀 Sorry people I don’t have the step-by-step unboxing pictures for you this time. It was my first ever book subscription box and I could hardly contain my eagerness. Bibliophiles will know. 😛 I hope you give me a chance till the next time?
So look at what they got me! A book of short stories (literary fiction, The Accusation), an adult coloring book and a box of dual-ended color pencils from Faber Castell, a 125g packet of Tang (er, I almost expected a beverage or an iced tea may be, but no qualms 🙂 ), a mini Montex gold gel pen, three cutesy colorful bookmarks, and a Cosmetic Junction bathing bar! The bath-and-body addict in me was overjoyed. 😀 You know I can’t have enough of these products, don’t you? 😉
More glimpses into the The Literati Box “Summer Crush” :
It was indeed fun capturing the colorful contents in the lens. 🙂 Check out the pictures. Don’t they look vibrant and inviting?
Everything, every little thing in this box calls for a relaxed afternoon. Treat yourself to a refreshing cold bath with the lemony-mint fragranced soap, stir up a glass of chilled Tang solution, take up the book and head over to your couch to spend a lazy summer afternoon reading and getting lost in the dreamy world. Better still if you’re lucky enough to have a porch and the evening is cool and breezy. I conjured up the entire vision in my head the moment I unboxed the contents. 🙂 And somewhere I think this is just what the people at The Literati Box would be thinking when they were “putting together” the box for this month. 😀
I only just read a story from The Accusation and let me tell you, I loved it. Bandi is the Korean word for a firefly, which is a pseudonym for the author. It is additionally said that the manuscript of this book was smuggled out of North Korea. The short stories in this book revolve around the tough lives of the citizens of North Korea. Honestly I was a little skeptical initially because I haven’t read books like this before. But The Accusation definitely kept me glued. Now I’m only eager to read on and on. Good choice Literatis!
My mom is a bibliophile too, and additionally she’s good at art. She’s so happy with the coloring book and the pencils. Coloring patterns like the ones in this book help in improving concentration and calm the mind. Someday perhaps even I will sit down and color my heart out! All of it feels so nostalgic, I can almost recall my childhood days. Thanks to the endeavors like The Literati Box, we all can now escape into the bliss of our good old days. 🙂
If you too wish to sign up for The Literati Box, you can use the referral code RET05 for a chance to win a surprise gift in your box! What more, you get a referral code of your own and you can ask your buddies to sign up using yours. You get a little something in return too, so go ahead and have a chat with the Literatis. 🙂 Head over to their Facebook page, and use their “Book Now” button. You will be redirected to the booking page and thereafter you can proceed with your order. You can choose the current subscription box, or any of the previous ones. The payment is only via Bank Transfer or Paytm. For further clarifications, reach out to the Literati team and they will be happy to help!
Have you tried a book subscription box before? What do you think of The Literati Box?