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Book Subscription Boxes from India That Should be on Your Radar

5th May, 2017

Lists : Book Subscription Boxes from India That Should be on Your Radar

Book subscription boxes are the new, cool way of reading. They feed the reader in you with books and the fangirl (fanboy?) in you with lots of goodies. There are so many established book box businesses in the world, but most of these boxes are US based including the famous Book of the Month that has been around for ninety years (!!) and the newer ones like Owl Crate (YA), Boxwallah (World fiction) , My Lit Box (Books by writers of colour) and Moth Box (UK based; Books from Independent publishers), to name a few. Sadly for the readers in India, this meant a huge dent in the wallet due to the hefty shipping charges. And now? Now it is time to rejoice! Many new small businesses based in India are making a mark in the subscription box industry. Cheers to more surprises every month.

What is a Book Subscription box?

This is not an uncommon term for the present day reader. In simple words, a book subscription box is a gift to the book lover in you. The box would include one book (or more) and several bookish merchandise (bookmarks, notepads, stationery items etc) and sometimes even snacks to munch on while you read. The boxes are often themed and the whole package sticks to the theme of the month. The books are usually not announced beforehand, so it is exactly like opening a surprise gift to yourself when you unbox one of them.

Here are the shining examples of book subscription services in India in no particular order. Some are genre-specific and some are region-specific.

1. The Bookling's Crate

Genre : YA fantasy

Type : Monthly subscription service

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 899. They have a Half Ticket subscription plan for Rs.595.

What to expect : One YA paperback plus bookish goodies.

For more pictures of the goodies and books included in the boxes from previous months, check out my unboxings. The January box was themed ‘Dream of Hearts’, the February box was themed ‘Ready for Anything’ and the March box (my favourite among the three) was themed ‘Unleash Yourself’.

Where to find them?  – The Bookling’s Crate | Instagram

2. Books N Beyond

Type : Monthly subscription service

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 1260. They have a Pocket-Friendly plan for Rs. 899

What to expect : One paperback plus bookish goodies

You can check out my unboxing of Books N Beyond boxes for more pictures. The  February box had a ‘Sci-fic’ theme and the March box (my favourite) was all about ‘Sherlocked’.

Where to find them? – Books N Beyond | Instagram

3. Book o Box

Type : Monthly subscription service

Genre : Fiction from around the world. Each month focusses on a different country. YA boxes and Kids boxes on the cards and out soon.

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 750

What to expect : One paperback plus bookish goodies

Where to find them? – Book o Box | Instagram

4. The Big Book Box

Type : Monthly subscription service

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 999

What to expect : One paperback plus bookish goodies every month and two books every alternate month. They have many subscription plans in a variety of combinations that provide upto three hardcover books + one paperback every month.

Where to find them? – The Big Book Box | Instagram

Lists : Book Subscription Boxes from India That Should be on Your Radar

5. Kaffeinated Conversations

Type : Monthly subscription service

Genre : Fiction by authors from Indian subcontinent, South East Asia and Africa

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 800

What to expect : Two paperbacks and bookish goodies.

Where to find them? – Kaffeinated Konversations | Instagram

6. Story Trunk

Type : Bi-monthly subscription service

Genre : Young Adult

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 1399

What to expect : 1-2 paperbacks plus bookish goodies. They have subscription plans for 2-3 paperbacks per box too.

Where to find them? – Story Trunk | Instagram

7. Aurora

Type : Monthly subscription service

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 900

What to expect : One paperback plus bookish goodies. They have subscription plans for two paperbacks per box as well.

Where to find them? – Aurora – The box of dreams 

8. The Biblio Box

Type : Monthly subscription service

Pricing : Boxes are priced from Rs. 1350

What to expect : Two paperbacks plus bookish goodies.

Where to find them? – The Biblio Box Facebook | Instagram

9. Enchantico

Type : Monthly subscription service

Genre : Children’s books

What to expect : Books and goodies for children of different age groups

Where to find them? – Enchantico | Instagram

Did I just make your budget sway a little with these tempting book boxes? Be sure to check them out as many of the services have book add-ons and merchandise add-ons at different rates. Happy shopping and happy reading.


Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post and The Book Satchel holds no responsibility for the validity of the information. Please visit the respective websites and confirm their policies and payment before getting a box.

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This Post Has 14 Comments
  1. It’s the bookish goodies that out me off because more often than not they go straight into the bin for me. Unless they’re not specific book or author related. Brilliant compilation Resh. This’ll be perfect when I want to treat myself a bit.

    1. Thanks Vicky. I hope you find a few useful ones. I saw in some websites that you can cut down the goodies and have an extra book. I am not sure which one of the above. Maybe you can choose one like that when you treat yourself. 🙂

  2. We have a wonderful YA subscription box in Australia but unfortunately the shipping costs on all the overseas based boxes work out to me more than the contents themselves. I think one is almost $100 per month with shipping. The Biblo Box sounds like pretty good value for money. Going to check a few out and work out the exchange rate <3

    1. Oh! That would be cool. I was surprised to find so many bookish services in India when I started doing research for the post. I knew only a few. I am glad so many are taking the business to the next level. And we face the same problem as you- hefty shipping charges

  3. Great Compilation Resh! I am afraid to check out a book box because I think the merch wouldn’t be very useful for me. But the Book o box sounds good! And someday, I would like to treat myself to an owlcrate or fairyloot box!

  4. So happy to see that subscription boxes are starting up all over the world and becoming available to more and more people! Living in the U.S., I often take it for granted that I have access to affordable books and books subscription boxes. Thanks for putting this together! I’ll make sure to share it 🙂

  5. AHHHH. This is so exciting, I had no idea there were book subscription boxes in India??? I could totally subscribe and get them sent to my Aunt’s place. Of course, then getting them over to Southeast Asia would be a little tricky… Still! Thanks for this list, I am definitely going to do a little research and hopefully subscribe for one of them.

  6. This is a great post. I wanted to try a bookish subscription box for some time now and this is a great list to choose from.. Thank you so much for sharing this Resh!!
    I recently found out your blog and I’m glad I did. 🙂

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