I bought OwlCrate’s June box on a whim last month when I realized the included book was "Sorcery of Thorns” by Margaret Rogerson. Between Charlie Bowater's artwork amazing artwork and the blurb on Goodreads, I knew I HAD to own this book. I figured if it came in a box it wouldn't be as bad on my wallet as buying the book from the bookstore. (Don't look at my logic closely because it's total bullshit.) The fact that OwlCrate, a subscription box I'd been meaning to try, was featuring the book in their June box made my decision to buy all that much easier.
And I'm so glad I did. I love pretty much everything that OwlCrate created for this box. And even the stuff I didn't love has grown on me. The theme was “Libraries of Wonder” and all the items and the included book are inspired by fictional libraries.
Lanai Taylor Tote Bag - I'm not a huge fan of this art style of the design, but this is a seriously solid tote. It fits my laptop, two book beaus and all the other random things I carry around with me every day.
Quotes about Libraries Coasters - I don't need more coasters, but these put our very large collection of random bar coasters to shame. The featured art by KDP Letters really pops on the coasters. I have a book sleeve from another box featuring her work, but it's unreadable due to poor printing. These are so much better.
Skeleton Key Pen - SUCH a smart inclusion in this library-themed box! I love that it's useful and still on theme.
Book Beau Coffee - I haven’t opened this yet, but based on the amazing smell of the bag, it’s going to make a great cup of coffee. Book Beau hasn’t failed me yet.
Narnia Bookends - Designed by Hey Atlas, these cute metal bookends will probably end up in another bookish home. I'm big on Narnia nor are my shelves every empty enough to need bookends. Maybe I'll do a giveaway over on my Instagram.
“A Sorcery of Thrones” by Margaret Rogerson and enamel pin - I’ve not had a chance to start the book yet, but I’m so in love with OWLCrate’s changes to the dust jacket. Their version is a lovely and deep purple where as the original hardback is teal. OwlCrate does not disappoint with their custom dust jackets. And don’t even get me started on the enamel pin by Brio + Brandish. This cat themed pin as me so jazzed to read the book.
All in all a super first box from OwlCrate. I’ve already ordered their July box and can’t wait to see what surprises they have in store!