The Literary Book Club Review March 2024

I have a magnet hanging on my fridge that says, “Delight in the little things” and it occurred to me that from the moment I opened the March box from The Literary Book Club, every tiny detail brought sheer delight. There is a reason this box has won so many awards from our community.  It’s a big deal and I was thrilled for the chance to review the spring box.

If you’re not familiar, The Literary Book Club is a luxury book box, featuring collectible editions of classic books and beautiful, thoughtful gifts to make your experience magical. And make it magical they do!

They kindly sent us this box to review.

Sitting on the carpet holding the literary book club box

The Literary Book Club Subscription Details

The Literary Book Club is a quarterly subscription that costs $74.99 per quarter, plus $11.95 shipping to the US.

Each themed box contains a gorgeous collectible edition of a classic book, plus a selection of thoughtfully curated gifts to add more magic to your experience. Each gift in the box arrives beautifully wrapped and numbered with page numbers to open as you read.  It’s quite special.  You can expect to receive a variety of useful lifestyle items, self-care luxuries, items bibliophiles will adore, and other lovely surprises.

Joining the Literary Book Club Box will also get you exclusive access to their private book club Facebook group for subscribers, where you can discuss your experience of the classics with other literary fans. Inside the group, you’ll find great conversation, and bonuses like giveaways that are available just for subscribers.

Wax seal on envelope in the box

The box itself is intriguing and I couldn’t wait to peek inside!  At first glance after I opened it, I knew it was going to be impeccable.  Just look at the beautiful wax seal detail. Blown away.  It really felt like an exclusive invitation just for me.  They’ve created something really special here.

“I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library” – Jane Austen

The Book

Inside the card, the book for the month is revealed. This month’s book is “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” by Agatha Christie.  This is the first of her novels to feature her famous detective character Hercule Poirot – who appears in dozens of her other books later on.  The story features many of the elements that have become icons of the golden age of detective fiction.  It’s set in a large, isolated country manor with half a dozen subjects, most of whom are hiding facts about themselves!  I haven’t read this one before, but I’ve already started and I’m loving it.

The mysterious affair at styles by agatha christie

The book itself is printed in a custom, collectible print that is absolutely stunning.  All of the books that The Literary Book Club prints are beautiful and can double as gorgeous home decor after you’re done reading them. Take a peek at their Instagram account for images of breathtaking bookshelves featuring all their collectible, custom-printed books.  It gives serious bookshelf envy!

Each box also includes a little swag bag that goes along with the book. It includes a bookmark, bookplate, and sticker.

The Gifts

Inside The Literary Book Club box are all of the gifts that are meticulously wrapped and numbered with page numbers so it prolongs your experience.  I think this is so creative and engaging and I wish I had the willpower to resist opening them all at once!  Would you be able to wait?  Let me know in the comments!

wrapped gifts inside the literary book club box

While You Read

Every box includes a special treat to enjoy while you read.  This month they included popcorn from Pop Daddy Popcorn.  It was so tasty and didn’t last long once I finished taking photos for this review!

Page 47

Once you get to page 47 you’re invited to open the next gift. This one is Rocky Mountain Hot Cocoa Mix!  It serves two so if you’re feeling generous you could share, or enjoy two cups to yourself.  You deserve it, obviously.

Page 58

At page 58, it’s time to open the next beautiful gift wrapped in black paper which is Meyer Lemon Bath Salt Soak. Lemon is a personal fave so I was very excited about this one!  What a nice way to treat yourself.

Page 144

The next gift is heavy and turns out to be “The League of Lady Poisoners” hardcover book.  A feast for the senses, this sumptuously illustrated book will introduce you to some of the most infamous women throughout world history, united by their shared taste for poison. Welcome to the League of Lady Poisoners.

Doesn’t that just sound so interesting?  It does to me and I was very impressed by how seamlessly the cover of this book fit into the gorgeous green theme of our featured book.  It just looked like it belonged.

The Last Page

Once the last page has been read, we have our final gift and that is a custom essential oil roller. It’s label says, “It is in the brain, the little grey cells on which one must rely,” which is a quote from our new friend Hercule Poirot. It’s a lovely blend of Rosemary, Lemon, Bergamot, and Peppermint. I’m sure there’s an even deeper connection to the book here, but I haven’t finished it yet so I can’t be sure.

Art Print

The Literary Book Club always includes an 8×10 art print in each box as well. This season, we received a quote that says, “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” -Agatha Christie.

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The Literary Book Club Review Final Thoughts

This was an absolute delight! The Literary Book Club created an incredible experience bridging together the story and the gifts.  The attention to detail, the truly thoughtful curation, and the gorgeous book is worth every penny and more.  If you love the classics, you absolutely must have this subscription.  I’d dare say that even if you don’t have a passion for reading the classics, the experience alone is worth it. And to build a bookshelf of stunning collectible books – priceless.

They often sell out of their subscription boxes, so I encourage you to get on their waitlist so you can be ready to sign up when spots become available. Check out the coupon code below for even greater savings.

I already can’t wait for the summer box!

-Jessica, AYOB

The Literary Book Club

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