Savor each season with tea & a classic book!
$40 + $9.95 flat rate shipping, every 3 months. Order now to reserve the winter box as your first shipment. (Shipping December 15.)
Current & Past Boxes
The fall box included the Penguin edition of the 1862 novel Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Ahmad English Tea No. 1, and butterfly bookplates from Cavallini & Co. **Note: This box is sold out! New subscribers will receive the winter box as their first shipment.**
The summer box featured an illustrated edition of The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, a box of Oolong Orange Blossom tea from Loose Leaf Tea Company, and a Sea Meadow candle from Salty Beach Studio.
Our inaugural box included a gorgeous edition of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, Simpson & Vail Spring Blossom green tea, a bandana scarf from Hemlock Goods, plus a special bonus item: a letterpress notecard from Heartell Press!
Note: Packing materials/wrapping will differ from what’s shown in the above photos! This is for staging purposes!
Know a friend who would appreciate a literary gift?
Send a seasonal reading experience to a fellow book lover! **Note: If you order now, the first box they receive will be the winter box**
What people are saying about The Seasonal Reading Box:
“I really enjoyed reading The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Armin. I loved seeing the transformations of the 4 women as the days and weeks went by. I loved the tea and will be ordering some more, I enjoyed it so much. The scarf has an important function for my table-top fountain close by where I sit. How did you know I needed it? Elsie, you are going to have to go some to meet or exceed what you gave us in your Spring box. I’m so glad I’m here and can’t wait to see and enjoy the Summer box!”
“Book, tea, and seasonal surprises all brimming with spring enchantment, this box was lovely to open. I can’t wait for the summer box.”
– Mary Ann
“I tell you…I couldn’t be more pleased with my first seasonal reading box from The Tea and Ink Society. What a treat for myself in this crazy world. Thanks, Elsie!”
“The Spring Box was excellent. I must admit I did not expect the tea to be loose leaf, but we have stuff for that. And it tasted great! The scarf was beautiful, and it goes with many of my summer dresses. I had not heard of the book’s author but I did enjoy The Enchanted April, and I’d like to look at her other stuff. I can’t wait for the summer box. Thank you!”
Who is this box for?
Adults, but appropriate for literary-minded high school students as well. Both women and men will enjoy this box, although the mystery item sometimes has a more feminine aesthetic.
Can I find out ahead of time what the next book is going to be?
The box contents are a surprise! However, if you are a new subscriber and join after the official ship date for the season (March 15, June 15, September 15, or December 15), you can check under “Current & Past Boxes” (above) to see what you will get in your first box, while supplies last. If we sell out of boxes for the current season, you’ll receive the next season’s box at the regular shipping time.
What if I’ve already read the book included in my box?
Although I try to include lesser-known classics, there’s bound to be times when you encounter a book you’ve already read. If that’s the case, enjoy having a beautiful edition for your permanent library! Alternatively, play matchmaker and pass the book along to a friend who’s just the right fit for it!
How much is shipping?
We have a flat rate shipping cost of $9.95 for customers in the United States. At this time, we don’t offer shipping outside the U.S.
How often do I get a box?
Four times per year. Here are the dates for each box shipment:
- Spring box: March 15
- Summer box: June 15
- Autumn box: September 15
- Winter box: December 15
When will I be billed for the subscription?
You will be charged for the first box at checkout. After that, rebilling occurs every 3 months–on the 8th of March, June, September, and December.
Is there a commitment, or can I cancel any time?
No commitment. If you need to cancel or pause your subscription, please log in to your account to do so. Please note – cancellation requests must be received before your billing date for the new box (8th of March, June, September, or December). If you cancel after your card has been charged, you will still receive the current box.
Can I send this as a gift?
Yes! Purchase a gift subscription HERE. You can choose to send one, two, three, or four boxes. Since this is a quarterly box, four boxes would equal a one-year subscription. After you select the number of boxes you want to send, you’ll pay for all the boxes plus shipping up front. Select the “this is a gift” option, then enter the recipient’s shipping address and the gift message you want us to include in the first box. You can ignore the field that says “When do you want this gift to be sent,” as gift boxes will be sent out on the same day as regular subscriptions.