Bibliophilic Excursions Review December 2018: Book Subscription Box

Travel the world with Bibliophilic Excursions. Each month a box of goodies is cleverly curated to take subscribers on an adventure to one of the many beautiful cities or countries of the world. There are several excursion options available including the Bibliophilic Excursions Signature Journey and the Ladies at Lunch box that start at $39.99 a month. Their goal is to “work with local artists and small business around the world to bring the new sights, tastes and smells of foreign lands right to your door.” Think of Bibliophilic Excursions as a travel adventure in a box, where the subscriber experiences a different destination each month through the books and goodies. They are currently partnering with World Vision to provide school supplies to those in need in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Packaging

Their goodies arrive extremely well packaged to protected the fragile items and snacks. I thought the addition of tissue paper with their logo printed on it was cute. The new royal blue design on their box includes their logo, social media accounts, and tagline: “Uniquely Curated Adventures in a Box.” The books were wrapped in brown paper wrapping, with a stamp of a map.

What Came in the India Box
Trinkets

This was another wonderful box full of more authentic goodies. My favorite items were the Kathputli string puppets because they remind me of all the dolls my grandparents would pick up for me from their travels. The handpainted Warli Kulhad (traditional handless clay cup) is absolutely priceless. What is a cup without some Tea Trunk brand tea from Tea Sommelier Snigdha Manchanda (the world’s largest tea manufacturer)? Plant based tea bags were also included. A small notebook by Haathi Chaap was included. It was handmade with elephant dung. The last two items were a pencil made from fallen neem trees and a handmade candle in a handcrafted clay pot.

Snacks

The treat included this month was Pista-Almond cookies. They were light and crisp.

Books

The signature box includes one nonfiction and fiction book each month. This month’s nonfiction book is winner of the National Book Award in 2012, Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo. Nonfiction is not my genre of choice, but I think it is great an award-winning book was included. The fiction book of the month is the Booker Prize winner The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. This box has inspired me to start a reading challenge for 2019. I want to read at least one book a month that is set in a different country.

Bibliophilic Excursions Review December 2018 – Final Thoughts

Overall, I was impressed by how authentic all the items in the box continue to be. This box is a sample of India, and a great deal for people like me who cannot afford to travel the world. I recommend this box to fans of traveling and history. I would like to see more best sellers included in future boxes, maybe even a young adult novel.

*Thank you Bibliophilic Excursions for sending me this box in exchange for my honest review.

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