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6 Book Boxes With International Shipping

5th September 2017

I love mail that isn’t bills.  And bookmail is THE BEST.  I look for book subscription services that ship to the UK almost every month.


Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash

I even wrote to Book of the Month, asking when they were going to offer international shipping.  I got a very nice, very general non-response.

With the help of some bookish friends who don’t have blogs, I’ve come up with a list of book boxes that do offer international shipping options.

Where do I sign up?

Some notes:

Blurbs for each company/service taken from their websites.

I’m not affiliated with any of them, but I have used one of them.

Christmas is coming, you guys.

Muse Monthly –

Muse Monthly was founded in 2015 under one founding principal: at the end of a long day, there is nothing better than curling up with a hot cup of tea and escaping into a good book. Our boxes, each perfectly curated with a book and tea pairing, are designed to inspire and comfort those of us who need some time for themselves. It’s self-care for bookworms!

BookVoyage – 

BookVoyage is a monthly subscription box for avid readers and global citizens. Each box is country-themed and contains a foreign book written by a critically-acclaimed local author and translated into English, tea or coffee from that country, as well as a sweet or savoury treat to go with the hot drink, giving you what we like to call a truly global immersive reading experience.

Mirror Book Box –

MIRROR BOOK BOX is a monthly subscription box dedicated to all the little differences that make us who we are & featuring books that reflect them. Each month subscribers will receive a ‘reflective’ book and 4-5 items related to the theme of the month.

Crime Clubs from The Mysterious Bookshop.

The Book Drop

The Book Drop is a subscription box lovingly created & run by a little independent bookstore at the beach.

The Willoughby Book Club –

Based on information provided by you, we’ll deliver a new, hand selected book once a month to a gift recipient of your choice. Beautifully wrapped with a personal message and tailored to their reading tastes by our team of literary experts, our book subscription box makes the perfect gift for any book worm – young or old!


Note from Lorna:  This is the only one I’ve actually used myself.

What book boxes do you get?


Six book subscription services that offer international shipping




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  • Reply Danni 5th September 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I want either one of the Crime Clubs or the BookVoyage. That’s what I’m hoping for next year!

    • Reply Lorna 6th September 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Those are my thoughts, too. That and Muse Monthly. Basically, all the book-mail.

  • Reply PrettyMummaSays 6th September 2017 at 12:48 pm

    It’s an amazing list. I am gonna take a look.

    • Reply Lorna 6th September 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Have fun looking and let me know if you sign up for any. 🙂

  • Reply Kyla Matton Osborne 6th September 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t buy a lot of books these days, as we live directly across from an amazing library. But, back in the day, I used to get monthly cookbooks and crafting/DIY book boxes. I love the idea of a book and tea pairing, too!

  • Reply kaitlindcuevas 6th September 2017 at 8:56 pm

    What’s wrong with me…I didn’t even know there were book subscription clubs!!!!! You’re rocking my world! I always love ordering books on Amazon, but this sounds even better!

    – Kaitlin

    • Reply Lorna 7th September 2017 at 10:36 am

      Glad I helped you discover something new!

    • Reply EdinburghCook 24th September 2017 at 8:32 am

      Couldn’t have said it better….you just rocked my world also! I don’t think I could keep up the pace of a regular book feed though….really tempting!

  • Reply Miriam Joy 7th September 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t get any, because I can’t afford them — I rarely buy books new (just read a lot of library books and Kindle editions and then buy favourites secondhand) and new books + goodies + postage is always too pricey. (Also, I don’t really buy books I haven’t already read, because shelf space is limited and I’m very fussy: other people picking books for me sounds like a recipe for a lot of 3* reads.) A lot of my book blogging friends get subscriptions like OwlCrate or Illumicrate because those have a YA focus. I’m always jealous when I see the unboxing pictures but I’m not sure a subscription service would actually suit me and my reading / book acquiring habits.

    • Reply Lorna 7th September 2017 at 5:28 pm

      I only got the one as a gift after Isla was born, because Neil figured my bookshopping would be curtailed. I don’t have any business buying new books, but I am intrigued by all the book boxes!

      • Reply Miriam Joy 7th September 2017 at 5:58 pm

        I can see the usefulness of it there! I guess I just… don’t really like surprises where books are concerned, so I’d always want to know for sure that the book was something I actually wanted to read.

  • Reply Polkadotblonde 7th September 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Um, I would love to try all of these!!! Especially the world literature book box and the mirror book box. Such a cool idea! Are they affordable?

    • Reply Lorna 8th September 2017 at 4:52 pm

      There seems to be a range of prices for each company, depending on how many months you go for, and some places offer multiple boxes. The on-off prices seem reasonable. Each link has pricing info. 🙂

  • Reply emmettsabcs 7th September 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Such great ideas for the Holidays – there really is nothing better than a new book in the mail!

  • Reply Alix Maza 8th September 2017 at 2:09 am

    This is so cool! Love the idea of getting foreign books.

    Alix |

  • Reply Brooke 10th September 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Wow I honestly had no idea book boxes even existed! I think it’s so cool to get new book packages & have your next months read be a total surprise! Awesome 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey @ There's Something About KM 17th November 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I have never heard of any of these boxes, so thank you for sharing! I have been a subscriber of Book of the Month for about a year now – I hope they get international shipping soon!! :X A new subscription I’m trying is Page Habit, which “provides exclusive book subscription boxes featuring author-annotated new release books in a variety of popular genres.” For every box purchased, they make a donation in support of children’s literacy, and, they are an international shipper. 🙂

  • Reply April Munday 17th November 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I can see that they can be fun, but I don’t think I would like to have someone I don’t know and who doesn’t know me choose books for me. I’m sure there would be wonderful discoveries of books I wouldn’t otherwise have come across, but the chances of disaster are high.

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