I wrote about my friend Daphne’s new business, Illumicrate, a little while ago. Illumicrate is a quarterly subscription box for book lovers. I said I’d do an unboxing post when my crate arrived – and I’m glad to say that time has come! I receive express delivery (i.e. I made Daphne bring mine to a book event we were both going to) and opened it as soon as I got home. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t received their box yet, so click ‘continue reading’ to see what’s inside!
My friends and I had a lot of fun thinking up slogans for Daphne to put inside the box! But I didn’t realise Daphne was going to put so much effort into other little touches, such as cute ribbon and tape!
I was so happy with all the lovely stuff included in the first Illumicrate. We received one of my favourite books of the year, Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf. It’s an impressive book and one I’m glad that another few hundred people will get to read.
Also included is a beautiful handmade bookmark by Skinny Hues. Her bookmarks are incredible and we get a discount code with our box – I’m so tempted to buy more! Daphne also provided a link to an exclusive video of Ryan talking about her book.
And last, but not least, we received this exclusive Harry Potter poster by AbbieImagine. I’ll be taking it with me to work to decorate my desk!
Plus some bookish swag!
Even if Daphne wasn’t one of my best friends, I’d be very impressed and delighted with this new UK-based bookish subscription box. She commissioned lots of amazing things that can’t be bought anywhere else and I’m immensely proud of her! The next Illumicrate will be shipping in February and I can’t wait to see what’s included. Head over to the website to find out more and sign up to the newsletter to be notified when the next box is available to buy!