I am so excited that this box finally showed up!!!!!! They were not accepting new monthly subscriptions for a while and when I saw they had opened it back up I jumped on it. Prudence and the Crow is a vintage book subscription box. In each box you get a book, a book bag, a library card and treats. The books are almost always 20 years old or older and are used books they pick up. You can select from a few genres or you can choose random and see what you get. There is a little survey to fill out to let them know what you like. Subscriptions are 12 British Pounds a month plus 4 pounds shipping internationally. You can also sign up for terms but there is no discount for that. Boxes ship on the 13th of each month and mine took just over a month to reach me but it can be anywhere from 10 days and up.
The books come in a flat box with stamps and stickers all over.
Inside was my book in its bag, tea, candy and a pencil!
My book this month is Sundance and Other Science Fiction Stories by Robert Silverberg. This version of the book was published in 1976 but it is originally from 1974. I like science fiction though I have been reading less of it then I used to . Short stories are always great since I can get one done between demands from the kidlets.
This is the library card, which shows that it’s book 1 for me and the date shipped. Also included was a little note letting me know they tried to keep the robots to a minimum, which was my one request of them…..I hate robot stories.
My treats this month were two different teas, a hard candy and an embossed pencil. I was almost as excited about the pencil as the book. I’m a bit of a nerd like that.
There is no way to value this box. The book originally had a retail of $2.25 but that was 40 years ago. This box is about curation not value. I think it’s worth what I paid and I love books. I did a little cull of my personal library when we moved so any excuse to fill it back up is a good one. The monthly option is still open right now if you want to sign up. You can visit their website by clicking here.