Prudence And The Crow July 2015

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.  Sadly this will be my last book from them.  I like them a whole bunch but I feel that with the exchange it’s not really worth it.

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They have really stepped up their packaging in the last few months.  This is now how the books come inside of a cardboard mailer.

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Inside that envelope were two more envelopes and the book bag.

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This months book is Nightfall ONE by Isaac Asimov.  Sigh…..I am not a fan of Asimov so for this to be my last book is disappointing.  This is a collection of short stories and half of a series.  They are personally selected by Asimov and have a preface written by him just for this collection.  This book was published in 1971 and cost a whopping $0.95.

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In the second bag were my treats and ephemera.  Two tea bags in fantastically different flavours, two Maoam chews, a book plate, a flower card and star stickers.

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Bag number three held two small buttons.  They are about an inch across and one is the Prudence logo, while the other encourages you to do one of the most wonderful things in the world.

This box is about curation not value, however I still had to cancel.  I think it’s worth what I paid and I love books.  I am always happy to get new books and I have no issue with them being older novels.  The monthly option is still open right now if you want to sign up.  You can visit their website by clicking here.

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