We know there’s nothing better than a physical book: holding it in your hands, flicking through the pages, filling up your shelves with your favourites and that sense of accomplishment when you reach the final page of a classic! We want to make sure readers can continue to enjoy print books for years to come, which is why we are passionate about helping the book industry become as sustainable as possible.
In the publishing industry it has become far too common for books to be overproduced and not end up on store shelves, so much so that each year in the UK 77 million books never reach readers and have to be destroyed. This number is far too high and as only 17% of titles published are given a marketing budget, think of all the great books you’re missing out on!
At A Box of Stories we care about saving books and saving the planet. We work with the UK’s largest publishers to help stop brilliant books from being destroyed by sharing them with readers around the world. Our algorithm curates boxes of books that haven’t been given a chance, but that we know readers will love and so far you’ve already helped us save over 95,600 books!
It is so important to think about the environment in everything that we do and when we surveyed a selection of our customers last year, over three quarters of you told us that you try your best to be eco-friendly and often consider where your products come from and what happens when you dispose of them!
With 15.4 billion trees being cut down every year it’s important to support those who are doing their bit to help the environment.
From start to finish, we’re doing everything we can to be fully sustainable. We promise you that all of our books have been saved from being destroyed and all of our packaging is recyclable and we pledge to continue doing our bit and keep A Box of Stories as eco-friendly as possible and we’re always looking for the next best way to help save the planet!
We also want to thank every one of you who has supported us in our efforts and know that every time you order A Box of Stories you are saving four books from being destroyed! We hope that this brings you some peace of mind when you open up your next read from A Box of Stories!
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Each year, 77 million books don’t make the shelves. Even the best ones.
Our algorithm goes through thousands of reader reviews to find the very best books for your surprise box.
We pack all these brilliant books into boxes and deliver them to you, one surprise box at a time.
Every box you buy saves 4 hidden gems from being lost forever.
Save up to 48 books per year by subscribing to our book subscription.
I just started reading my first book today and I am thoroughly enjoying it! The best thing about this subscription (besides the excellent value for money) is that it enables you to try books that you would never usually pick for yourself. I would highly recommend this service!
Brilliant just what I need in my life!
A monthly dose of quality books picked at random which intensified the satisfaction as the fact I don’t know what each box will bring is a real thing of beauty- it’s like having a secret friend that treats me with a box of stories some fact some fiction that I enjoy immensely
- Mickaella Robinson
I ordered on the 21st of December, and the box came in time for Christmas. Mind you, it was a present for me so it wouldn’t have mattered! The books were recent and also I’d heard of two of the authors which I hadn’t expected! Emma Donoghue for example. Very pleased with the selection, and they are all books that I definitely will read although obviously I can’t say yet whether I will enjoy them! Easy to use website, quick delivery, great idea.
- Sam P
My mum loved the selection and has nearly finished the first book already
- Joanne McCombie
I'm so happy with my box of books this month! I was sceptical at first but I'm really excited to read these. Thank you :)
Absolutely love the surprise of the books every time I receive a box. I never know what sort of thing I’d like to read so this company make it easy for me! Love discovering new authors and genres.
- Heidi Amy Phillimore
You are coming up with some really interesting books that I wouldn't have discovered, in many ways very different which is another good feature. Just had my third box.Even if you think, not a topic for me, they are well written and interesting and broadening.
Amazing! I ordered a box of 4 fiction books as a one off to try out and I was so happy with it! The books are all excellent condition (brand new) and they are ones I have never read before but all sound really interesting. It came packaged well, everything was secure in the box and it came quickly I felt. It put the biggest smile on my face when it arrived!
I will most definitely be subscribing to this box in the future :)
- Mrs. Green
The books are a really good quality. Some are ones I'd choose but most are books I would not give a second look, but reading them they are really good. They choose better for me than I would myself. Excellent service and quality..would highly recommend.
- Margaret Bailey