Quarterly is a subscription box service that connects you with well known people of different industries. In return, you receive a box that may ship quarterly that tells a story created by the curator. Book Riot has been a long time curator at Quarterly. I’ve purchased surprise boxes from their online store and did not want to miss out on what was rumored to be the last Book Riot Quarterly box.
I could not tell much from the first look. The title of the book was covered by a postcard. I’ll have to dig in and see what is in the box!
The theme is Travel. It left opened a lot of possibilities. Quarterly includes a letter written by the curator explaining why the items were chosen for the box. I always enjoy reading the letter and find it brings a cohesiveness to the box that may be missing to the naked eye.
Book Riot has announced their new project. Read about their new non-subscription box! I will be checking it out.
I was surprised by how many items were included in the box. The box is $50.00 plus $5.00 shipping. I do believe it is still available for purchase.
I can’t wait to read the books! They take an unexpected view on traveling as more of a journey. I look forward to reading both books with different writing approaches.
The Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere ($14.64) by
Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest. From beautiful and moving pieces about the memory evoked by the scent of lavender; to meditations on cities like Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and New York; to his sheer ability to unearth life secrets from an ordinary street corner, Alibis reminds the reader that Aciman is a master of the personal essay.
An African in Greenland ($13.61) by Tété-Michel Kpomassie is the type of book that I would pick up wondering about his journey and what led him there. It is a New York Review Book Classic which also offers a monthly box. As Amazon explains
Tété-Michel Kpomassie was a teenager in Togo when he discovered a book about Greenland—and knew that he must go there. Working his way north over nearly a decade, Kpomassie finally arrived in the country of his dreams. This brilliantly observed and superbly entertaining record of his adventures among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful strangeness of the human species and to the surprising sympathies that bind us all.
The Custom Literary Quote Print 8″ x 10″($15.00?) was hidden under the squiggles. I fell in love with the print as soon as I saw it. I am surprised to see it attributed to Saint Augustine. I love the design and will be displaying it in the house. It’s the kind of design that inspire dreams.
Flight 001 is a familiar brand to Quarterly subscribers. The X-ray Quart Bag ($14.00) and X-Ray Document Holder ($4.99) expands upon the travel theme. The quart bag is TSA approved for carry on luggage. I will use it for something because it is purple! We will use the document holder for receipts when traveling.
Traveling can be stressful. Color away your stress with the 4×6 print Coloring Page from You Got This and show someone you care.
Although I am sad to see Book Riot’s Quarterly Box come to an end, I am happy that they are starting their own box. Their last box is a journey for me to enjoy. I look forward to reading the books. I already framed and displayed the print. The Flight 001 items are useful. J (age 7) and I will color the postcard and send it off somewhere. It’s a wonderful box.
The Description: Always books, never boring, Book Riot is a community dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. Every 3 months, Book Riot will send you a package of books and bookish stuff.
The Price: $50.00 per quarter