BRAND-NEW BOOK BOX ALERT!!!!!
As someone who’s overly obsessed with bookish subscription boxes as me, I’m constantly in search of interesting, unique book boxes out in the wild. Guess what I’ve discovered this time? It’s THE BOOK HOOKUP, a special subscription service presented by the one and only Strand Bookstore, my most favorite bookshop in the world! So I was browsing through The Oprah Magazine, and accidentally found an article about 20 Best Book Subscription Boxes in the entertainment section.
Surprisingly, most of the book boxes mentioned in the list sound exceptionally amazing to me, and I’ve tried a few of them this year, too. Anyways, when I saw that Strand Bookstore has their very own book boxes, I knew I had to snag one no matter what! In case you’re wondering, The Book Hookup is a quarterly box curated by the Strand staff, featuring 9 specific genres–Art & Photography, Feminist Literature, Fiction, Little Readers, Mystery & Suspence, Political Nonfiction, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Timeless Fiction, and Young Adult–all of which you can choose from. The variety of genres really intrigues me but as usual, I pick YA out of habit since I think YA books suit me better than any other categories.
You’ll get 2 books each quarter, a signed-first-edition hardcover of a new release, along with a paperback of either a new release, or an ARC (advance reviewer copy). Aside from the books, you can also expect some Strand merchandise like mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, pins, or postcards, as well as a product from one of their many New York-based partners.
To better show you what their boxes look like, here’s my unboxing for their Young Adult, third quarter box this year!