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Current boxes’ contents are a surprise, so we only reveal the theme ahead of time.

Spring Cleaning Sale! Last Year’s Boxes are on sale $10 off for April, while supplies last!

May 2019 Box Theme: Memory’s Pursuit

A string of ghastly murders — secrets buried deep in ancient woods and scenic mountains — a dark and gruesome past — a detective who is in a race against time and herself…

April 2019 Box Theme: Muses for a Captive Mind

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The theme for our April Book Box is: Muses For a Captive Mind. This historical thriller is about a young woman who goes to extraordinary measures to save her sister, all the while exploring what is most important to her – love, friendship, society, family, reputation, and even her own sanity.

December Box: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

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Our December pick is Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. This cold, wintery fantasy is set in a mythical kingdom and has three strong women whose stories intertwine in this beautifully told tale. It draws loosely on the Rumpelstiltskin story where a young woman boasts about being able to turn silver into gold, and it compels you with heroines who are smart, fierce, and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. This is a perfect, magical book for those long winter nights.

  • Our local vendor this month is Global Goddess who supplied us with the delicious smelling essential oil, blended specifically for us. It includes tangerine, cinnamon, clove, and coconut oils for that cozy, wintery feel.
  • You can use your oil by putting a few drops on the felt discs and inserting them into the silver tree necklace. The silver tree plays a large part in the book and one of the characters wears a necklace made of fairy silver.
  • We have included milk chocolate gold coins and milk and dark chocolate bells from Purdy’s Chocolates here in BC for you to nibble on while you read. The gold coins are what the fairies are after and they always arrive to the sound of bells.
  • The fluffy reading socks are the perfect accompaniment to this cold winter’s tale so that you can be warm and cozy while you read (the pattern on the socks may be different than pictured).
  • You will also find a lovely, icy bookmark with a great quote from the book.

June Box: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeywell

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Our June  book is the internationally acclaimed novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This is a book that could have been sad and tragic, but is made funny and quirky by the writing, which brings out the humanity in the characters. We love Eleanor and her unique way of looking at things helps us to understand what she is going through and that she is persevering in the best way she knows how.

Included with the book is:An adorable elephant tea strainer that represents Eleanor herself, who is the elephant in the room.

Fragrant, organic Darjeeling tea from Teaberry’s Fine Teas in Kelowna, BC. You’ll quickly see why this is Eleanor’s favourite tea.

Eleanor is always carrying around her shopper and has a frog pouf in her apartment — both of which are represented in the handy frog shopping bag.

For convenience’s sake, Eleanor makes the same dinner every day — pasta with pesto. We’ve found a yummy, locally made organic pesto mix from Made With Love in Kamloops, BC.

The lovely bookmark features a quote from the book and also a little monkey charm, reminiscent of how Eleanor sees her therapist.

The crossword puzzle included is inspired by Eleanor’s love the crosswords and by the animal themes in the book.

There is a gorgeous, original watercolour of an elephant holding a yellow tulip by Tara Pastro because Eleanor hates tulips.

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