The book lover’s gift that keeps on giving

by Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer

Do you find yourself taking monthly trips to the bookstore to find your new favorite reads?

You might want to take a break and treat yourself to a monthly subscription through OwlCrate: a monthly themed box delivered right to your door.

OwlCrate will send you a box filled with surprises to last you all month. Each box has a young adult theme; from romance, to dystopia. You will receive one novel and three to five “bookish keepsakes.”

Whether it is bookmarks, stickers, prints, toys, accessories, or jewelry, book lovers will enjoy opening up their boxes to treasures each time it arrives at their door steps.

The box also comes with a letter, stating more information about the book and chosen items in your package.

OwlCrate forms a reading community where readers can come together and converse about the selected book. Books are aged at a 16 and up level, throwing in a few adult books here and there that spark an interest.

Freshman Marissa Stevens  loves the idea that OwlCrate has to offer, saying “I personally love to read, so OwlCrate sounds like a good idea. I think it’s a good subscription, as we get to read different books. I usually see people today make subscriptions boxes for makeup items or even food items, but now that they are doing books is awesome!”

She continued, adding that “It’s different and maybe people who do not read that often will fall in love with OwlCrate.”

Freshman Bailey Sweet, a psychology major, is interested in purchasing from OwlCrate. “I probably would because I do like to read (I just don’t have much time because I’m busy) and I like having a hard copy of the book versus a digital,” said Sweet. “So it just depends on the cost and how fast they come in.”

Starting your subscription is easy and can be obtained in four simple steps, order, ship, share and enjoy.

Prices start at $29.99 and are shipped out on the twentieth of every month. It is also recommended that you document your big day. Share with the community your unboxing and as OwlCrate suggests, you can “snuggle up and enjoy your new book.”

The boxes have three subscription packages to choose from, with a Monthly package available for $29.99, a Three Month Prepay for $86.98, and a Six Month Prepay for $167.94.

As stated on their website “OwlCrate was created to share the joy of reading with the world. We believe in the importance of literature, and the magic of the written word. Stories help to expand our minds, expose us to new experiences, and show us we’re not alone. But we also know that reading can often feel like a solitary activity, and we wanted a way to bring book nerds together.”

With the holidays quickly approaching, OwlCrate is a great gift to surprise the book lovers in your life. Your family and friends will be so excited to receive the special packages in the mail, and this is a gift that keeps on giving.

The best part is they will have something waiting for them in their mailboxes each month!

Subscribers of the box will also receive perks, like the OwlCrate Referral Program. Once you are subscribed you are ready to start. All you have to do is refer three friends, and in return you will be awarded with a free box.

Going into the colder months means it’s time to start enjoying some cold weather activities. OwlCrate is a great way to get started so you can curl up on the couch with a hot drink and a good read.

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