Welcome! You’ve landed at the Tea and Ink Society, a bookish haven in the internet sea. Bookworms from around the world have been enjoying Tea and Ink Society since 2017. We have a special fondness for classic literature, but we love good-quality books from any era! Here you’ll find carefully-curated book lists, fun literary explorations, and useful tips for improving your reading life and getting back to a reading habit. We also have a classic book-and-tea subscription box that ships on a quarterly basis. Please take a look around, make yourself at home, and happy reading!

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Meet the author

Hello! I’m Elsie!

I live in Alabama with my husband and kids, and I read as many books as I can. Some of my favourite authors include L. M. Montgomery, Charles Dickens, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Mary Stewart. Growing up, I didn’t have enough people to discuss literature with, but thanks to the wonder of blogs, we bookish people can find each other now(:

I believe that the right books can capture your heart and allow you to live life with a sense of wonder. The Tea and Ink Society will help you discover those books, and give you a community of kindred spirits who love reading as much as you do.

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101 Classic Books to Read Before You Die

Unlock the classics and become a deeply well-read person with this list of top 101 classic books to read in your lifetime. These classic books will make you think, change the way you see the world, and most of all–change you.

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2023 Classics Reading Challenge

Want to challenge yourself to read more classic books in 2023? Our Tea and Ink Society classics reading challenge will broaden your knowledge of classic literature by exploring a range of genres, literary periods, and famous authors.

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Buy a Book Box

My Seasonal Reading Boxes make a wonderful reading experience for yourself or a bookish friend! Each box comes with a classic novel, a tea paired to match, a bookish accessory or gift, and an introductory letter written by me. You can sign up for the ongoing quarterly subscription, or purchase a one-time box. Here are the current selections:

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