March BoxAll My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
"Noor's bracelets jangle as she reaches for the phone. The sun catches her cheekbone, painting it a deep golden brown."
- a stunning set of three beaded bracelets, inspired by Noor's.
"When the color is back in her skin and the first aid kit is put away, I find the kite buried beneath canvas shopping bags, a floral sheet, and a rusty steering wheel lock."
- a floral 'sheet' shower curtain, including shower curtain rings.
"That's when the first book arrives. It's brand new from some online mega chain - we're not allowed to get used books in here. It's called The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson."
- a cardboard postcard featuring the cover of The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson, inside a custom designed, zippered book sleeve for taking your books with you on the go. (fits one, standard-sized hardcover novels)
Mythical Sea Curse
February BoxThe Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
"Though the days are long, I keep busy. Betrothal gifts arrive from all the prominent houses-tea sets, celadon vases, mother-of-pearl jewelry boxes..."
- a beautiful, stacking ceramic tea set including two cups, a tea strainer, teapot, and lid. (hand wash only).
"A single writing table is positioned at the back of the room before a paper screen. It's a beautiful screen, four times the length of the one in Shin's room, and twice its height. Each of its panels shows the life stages of a crane, from newborn hatchling to the last panel, which shows the crane in flight..."
- a wooden hanging frame, holding a canvas art print of a flying crane. (wooden frame can be opened and used for other artwork.
"Shin slips his hand into his robes and pulls out a silk purse. He unknots the drawstring, and the pebble carved with the lotus flower tumbles out."
- a small zippered coin purse containing a lotus flower shaped tea light candle.
"I turn from the sea and retrace my steps back home, where I wake hours later to the clanking of drums and the whistling of a bamboo flute. The Sea God's festival has begun."
- a QR code to give readers the opportunity to listen to the flute and music inspired by the Sea God's festival.
The Romanov Princess
January BoxThe Storyteller by Kathryn Williams
"The trunk hunkers under the far window of my bedroom, where my mom and I lugged it that afternoon. Cross-legged, I sink before it. I pluck a random journal from the heap. The cover's brown leather is embossed with an ornate double-headed eagle, and the edges of the pages are gilded. Very gently, I flip it open and am greeted with the almondy-sweet scent of library; the decay of paper and ink."
- a library-scented 3oz candle.
"'Did Papa say why he had chosen me?' 'She has always been the bravest.' It is a responsibility greater than any person should ever bear. The clock in the drawing room struck eight o'clock."
- a wooden wall clock featuring the quote 'Objects are Stories in Physical Form.' (requires one AA battery)
"The third and final box holds more papers. The letter at the bottom of the box, has one word written on the front of the envelope; Henry. It's the handwriting that stops me cold: spidery, familiar cursive - only it's in English. As I turn the envelope over in my hands, they tremble. The letter has never been opened."
- a wooden book fund box containing the first page of the letter to Henry. (features slide opening on back to empty of contents)