TOMORROW! Travels planned, hotel reserved, suitcase packed? The Summer Books + Beauty box includes everything you need for elegant escapades. Very limited edition, and launching online tomorrow for pre-orders...
Back in March we included these beautiful packs of wildflower seeds in our box. And just LOOK at them now! Two of our members shared these pics, and it's so lovely to know our magical blooms are blossoming in your gardens, bringing joy to not only you, but all manner of butterflies and bees besides🐝🦋☀️🌺🌼
😍😍😍 Who's been here? 😍😍😍
🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈HAPPY PRIDE to everyone celebrating today! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 #pride2019 #pride #loveislove
We LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your pics - this one of last month's bookmark is just sublime ❤️❤️❤️
JULY'S BOXES ARE ON THE WAY and we really, really suggest you find somewhere that looks like this to read this month's book. Up to you, obviously, just a suggestion.
Something to carry with you into the week ahead x
LAST CHANCE! Orders close for next month's spectacular book box in a matter of hours so don't miss out and FYI, there's a special price on our limited edition Summer Books + Beauty boxes for subscribers only... GO GO GO!
DID SOMEBODY SAY HEAT WAVE? And our Summer Books + Beauty Box is on the way soon! 💃😎💃😎💃
JUST TWO DAYS LEFT to order one of our gorgeous July boxes! Here's a look back at May's box - an absolutely captivating read in Sharlene Teo's Ponti and the most delicious snacks from @mallowandmarsh. Plus a punchy @percol_coffee and sublime skincare products from @upcirclebeauty, which repurposes artisan coffee grounds - see what we did there? AND the prettiest pocket mirror too. PHEW! Link in bio to get involved with next month's box, don't miss out xxx
So, who's been here?
IT'S HERE! Who's your money on? How many have you read?
When you find yourself in front of a ridiculously photogenic building, with a ridiculously photogenic book.... Don't say: kismet?!
LAST CHANCE to sign up for March's book box! It's International Women's Day, so we've got a little bit of a feminist twist to this one - don't miss out! ORDERS ON THE SITE, GO!
"I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible." HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Steinbeck!
If your weekend didn't include tea and reading, was it really a weekend? NON! Pic via @what.i.read
HELLO, IS THAT FRIDAY?
WHERE would you rather be reading right now?
Extra pillows? Amazing or annoying? Team Make The Bed or Team You're Only Going To Get Back In It Later?
“The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.” RIP Karl - a man with a 230,00-strong book collection.
"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONI MORRISON! (Love this pic of a high school Toni ❤️)
Did everyone survive Valentine's Day? 🤣
"To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect." In the flurry of excitement over Books + Beer, we somehow missed Joan Dixon's birthday which was yesterday - and she's one of our favourites. It's never too late to celebrate the things that matter to you.
A look back at November's beautiful boxes. We featured States of Passion by Syrian writer Nihad Sirees - a glorious, lyrical tale which centres on life and love in Aleppo's golden age and much more besides. Plus delicious spiced chai from Nemi Teas, a fantastic company working with refugees, giving them skills and training. To go with the chai, we'd recommend one of Honeyrose Bakery's moreish chocolate brownies... Also included were a set of the prettiest postcards, each printed with a favourite literary quote, and a rich body milk from Korres, redolent with the scent of bergamot, and jasmine - Syria's national flower.
WHAT'S THAT? The Reading in Heels December boxes are in their way? And they're packed full of treats?? Are you excited?
We'd rather be here.
What books are you buying for Christmas? Anything you're hoping Santa will bring you?
THE TWELVE BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS IS HERE! We're giving away one book every day of the the Twelve Days of Christmas - all the details of how to enter? On our Facebook/Twitter/blog!
TODAY is your last day to sign up if you want to receive our December box! It makes such a lovely gift - and this month's box is a really, really, REALLY good one! Beauty, snacks, stationery and more, plus a brilliant book - it's perfect for cold winter evenings curled up on the sofa. YES PLEASE! Link in bio to sign up!
'I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.' HAPPY BIRTHDAY Louisa May Alcott!
BEYOND EXCITED about @therealmargaretatwood's announcement today! Anyone else? A SEQUEL to The Handmaid's Tale, we CANNOT WAIT.
Thinking of signing up for December's book box? You've got THREE DAYS LEFT - and we're likely to sell out this time.. We've got a brilliant book - perfect for Christmassy reading + beauty treats + festive treats + a HUGE snack + chic stationery. Trust us, you don't want to miss out! ORDER via the link in our bio! (🎅Santa pic for reference only. We'll ship to you whether you've been naughty or nice😉)
There are no words. (But yes, a LOT of words!)
A HUGE THANKS to the legend that is @CarolineHirons for featuring our Curate-Your-Own Christmas Book Boxes in her latest video - link on her Insta to watch! (Alongside RIH faves @theisleofparadise @diptyque @thisworksofficial @jomalonelondon @oskiaskincare @crisis_uk @caudalie @sevenseventeenuk @drdennisgross.uk @sundayriley)
A Matisse kind of evening? (Anyone else think this actually looks quite bizarrely contemporary?! Apart from the white tights which are clearly only ok if you're under 2.) (Is that LEOPARD PRINT carpet???)
What does your reading corner look like?
You can ALWAYS just build another book case darling?
The MAN BOOKER PRIZE is announced tomorrow! Have you read any of them? Any predictions as to who might win? The bookies are backing this guy ..
A look back at our beautiful September box... We had delicious grapefruit and basil chocolate from @kacaochoc, the most divine bath salts from @mythynofficial, indulgent @junoskincare facial oil and @consciouswaterofficial's amazing flower essences for water - but what was your favourite treat? And Becky Sharp - the ultimate anti-heroine?
"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."
My greatest indulgences? Oh books. And shoes.
Today marks World Mental Health Day and we'd like to invite you to raise awareness of mental health. Share this image on your feed or with a friend - that's all it takes. And for the chance to win a Books + Beer box for you and one for a friend, simply like + follow us and @wearebooksplusbeer, like this image and comment tagging a friend. Because it IS okay to not be okay. Every Books + Beer box raises funds for @calmzone's essential work supporting male mental health. Read more on our blog. #WorldMentalHealthDay
Books just out of shot.
End of Monday and feeling a little lacklustre? There's a feature all about the best bookish TED talks on our blog - including one from Chimamanda, of course! Link in bio xxx