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. I thought last month was my last but I must have cancelled after the months deadline and I got one more.
Inside the outer cardboard mailer were these two envelopes.
In the bigger one is the book inside it’s bag, two post cards and the library card letting me know this was book for me.
Inside the smaller one were my treats. A teabag, a candy, paper umbrella, and two cancelled stamps.
The book this month is Ironhand’s Daughter by David Gemmell. This is book one of of the Hawk Queen series. It is a novel set in Scotland about a group of people who are trying to regain their independence after a war. It has some magic in it but seems to be the least scifi/fantasy novel I’ve received from them. It is definitely one I would have picked up myself in a book store so I’m happy. It was published in 1995 and had an original retail price of $5.99.
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.