As a life-long bibliophile and a feminist, books that tackle equality issues always have a special place in my heart. I try to read as varied fiction as possible, believing it is incredibly important to hear the voices of those who do not match my own identity. That's why I am excited to introduce to you all a new book subscription box that on occasion will carry some of A Rose Cast's products; Books That Matter.
Created by the lovely Molly, Books That Matter is a monthly subscription service delivering important pieces of literature and feminist trinkets to your door. Each month's boxes contain at least one piece of literature which enlightens your mind on themes of gender, race, culture, class, ethnicity, ability, sexuality, politics, or history, as well as at least two gifts by independent female-identifying or non-binary artists.
The box's woman-run team have created this beautiful box to promote the reading of truly important world literature, and aim to collaborate with female identifying artists and writers to bring you titles by not only women writers, but underrepresented voices too, such as those of women of colour, transgender authors, less able women, and queer writers. Every trinket that comes alongside the books will be hand crafted by an independent female artist and will be in support of her trade.
Books That Matter has an incredible team of empowered, creative, and intelligent women at its core. They create beautiful subscription boxes that include important and empowering literature to inspire our readers, and make these as affordable and accessible as possible.
Everything they do puts the support of writers, creatives, and craftspeople at the forefront. They aim to support the writing and independent businesses of identifying females and nb folk, as well as charitable causes helping women globally.
How brilliant does all that sound? The boxes really speak to me not only as a feminist, but to the young girl I once was who, as I attended a secondary school in an impoverished area, was often bullied for reading. Making empowering books available to those who don't feel included in normal literary circles is so important.
To subscribe to Books that Matter and get their box this September, just head on over to their website. You can also keep up-to-date with the subscription box by following them on Twitter and Instagram.
Here are a few peaks at the PR boxes that have been arriving over the summer. The packages included a few of my feminist pocket mirrors, along with the bookmarks I include with every one of my orders.
The beautiful @bookishbronte as Rosie The Riveter with her Books That Matter subscription box 📚 In her original post she stated, "I can't recall a week in my life where I, at some point, didn't need feminism" which is why she was so excited about Books That Matter and the empowerment it promises through reading feminist literature 💪🏻 She channelled Rosie as one of her favourite feminist icons - who is yours? Personally, we love Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai, but have so so many other visionaries in our long list of favourites! Who inspires you? Thank you to @bookishbronte for this beautiful picture, and for sharing your love of our subscription boxes! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #womenwriters #womenempowerment #feminist #feminism #rosietheriveter #feministicon #empowerment #readdiversebooks #readersofinstagram #bookclub #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksthatmatter #subscriptionbox #subscriptionboxes #subscriptionaddiction #entrepreneur #femalerunbusiness #diversity #feministliterature #literature #bookshelf #amreading #currentread #friyay #friday
Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to each and every one of you lovely bookworms who have subscribed and supported Books That Matter these past couple of launch days! We have been so overwhelmed by the success and love of the boxes, and cannot wait to get them sent out to you in September! Additional thanks to the lovely bloggers who have featured us on their pages, like this beautiful photo from @whatshotblog that she recently posted, as well as the lovely features from @thesenovelthoughts and @bookishbronte! It's been a launch process of blood, sweat and many, many tears (mostly happy!); but your lovely messages and comments make it all worth while and we are SO THRILLED that so many of you have pre ordered and have been so enthusiastic and excited! Here's to our Books That Matter community 🥂 Comment if you're excited to be a part of it!!! . . . . . .
@i.reads says Books That Matter is "contributing to the change to the publishing world that is needed. It's time for underrepresented voices to climb to the top!" Her wonderful feature on our subscription boxes can be found on her Instagram account! Thank you Warda! 📚 Comment below if you've pre ordered your subscription box!! . . . . . . . . . #booksthatmatter #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookishfeatures #subscriptionbox #subscriptionboxes #subscriptionaddiction #entrepreneur #book #bookflatlay #subbox #feminist #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #diversity #readdiversebooks #readersofinstagram #womenempowerment #empowerment
Thank you for tolerating our spamming of the BTM page with pictures of our beautiful boxes and contents 😂 We have been LOVING seeing the photos from the recipients of our PR boxes and this beautiful photo by @bookishsteph1 was too good not to share! These PR boxes are just guides as to what the upcoming release boxes will be like; we are so excited to send out the first REAL boxes in September! What would YOU like to see inside? 📚💗 . . . . . . . . . . #booksthatmatter #book #bookstagrammer #subscriptionbox #subscriptionboxes #subscriptionaddiction #booksubscriptionbox #readdiversebooks #diversity #readersofinstagram #womenempowerment #empowerment #feminist #femaleowned #femaleempowerment #reading #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookblog #bookish #bookishfeatures
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