If we are talking about supporting bookstores, one webshop I have been supporting for a while is Anderwereld. I follow them on social media, I buy a book here and there, I’ve been active in their events in the past etc. Back in 2019 I even met one of the owners, Nine.
Anderwereld is a fantasy based book webshop with second-hand and new books. They also have some goodies and they are incredibly interactive with their customers. Recently they also opened a real life store! One thing they also offer is Book Boxes. And for my birthday I ordered one of the October boxes.
I haven’t bought any in the past because the books in the boxes (with any subsription in general) can be a bit of a miss for me. But Anderwereld works with a lot of creators who hand make things, and unlike bigger book boxes, rarely add in merch that has to do with other (popular) books.
The October box I ordered was the Fairytale box. I had a good idea of what the book was going to be at some point and, really, can you go wrong with fairtales?
Overall I’m pretty happy with the box. The book doesn’t quite fit in the sleeve though and I think that is a shame. On the other hand plenty of books will fit the sleeve and it is super pretty!