Finding a book that fits your exact reading taste or mood is one of the best feelings for a book lover— second only to finding another book lover who has the same reading taste as you!
Now if only you could condense that feeling into a monthly book subscription…
One of our strengths at St Ives Bookseller is how different we all are, and whilst there are titles we all enjoy we each tend to stray into very different niches. The joy of this means that between us we can usually find the right book for almost any reader, but it’s particularly fun when we get to recommend within our wheelhouse and share the books that we are especially excited about. With all that in mind, we have joined with our sister shops in Falmouth & Padstow to create Bookseller’s Bookshelf!
What it is:
Bookseller’s Bookshelf is a new subscription service that will allow you to sign up based on a particular bookseller’s ‘shelf’. Upon signing up you will be offered the choice of three titles for the first month (or we’ll pick randomly for you), and then it will be a monthly surprise. Sometimes these titles will be new releases, but often they will be older books that we want to give a chance to shine.
Each of us has spent some time considering how to define our individual reading tastes. Our personal categories have been curated to include the themes that we naturally gravitate towards and the stories that stick out as the epitome of our little niche. Hopefully you’ll find a bookish kindred spirit in one of us, and we can share our most-loved reads with you.
We’ll also be offering a Top Shelf Only option, which means we’ll randomly choose one of our books for you each month instead of sticking to the same bookseller’s shelf for the duration of your subscription. If you’d like a specific starting book from the options we’ve laid out in each category then just let us know – otherwise we’ll pick that randomly too!
This page is for More Than Just Gore – click here to go back to see all shelf options.
How it works:
– Take a look at how we have each defined our personal bookshelves
– Choose the bookseller who’s taste most aligns with your reading preferences
– Pick your starting title (or we’ll choose for you)
– Choose your subscription length, payment option, and postage option
– Prepare your TBR pile for some fabulous mystery books!
Choose from a three, six, or twelve month subscription
Pay upfront – purchase your chosen length of subscription in one upfront payment
Pay monthly – purchase your first month now, and we’ll send invoices over for any subsequent months. There will be a 50p additional service charge for monthly payments
Collection from the shop – Free! We’ll email you when your book is ready to collect
UK postage – +£3.30 per month
What will I be getting in each box?
Each month we will send you a paperback book from the category you’ve selected. We’ll parcel it up with a note from the bookseller who has chosen it to explain why they think you’ll love it!
When will I receive my books?
We’ll post all of the books in the second week of each month, same as our book of the month subscription service. If you’ve opted for collection, we’ll send out an email to let you know when your books are ready.
What happens if I’ve already read the book?
We realise that offering a subscription with both older and newer titles means that we run the risk of sending you duplicates. If this happens we’re happy to offer our usual exchange policy. Just get in touch or pop into the shop and you’ll be able to exchange the book for something of a similar price of your choosing, or another mystery pick.
We understand that sometimes cancellations are necessary, but ask that you let us know before the end of the month (i.e., please get in touch before 31st August if you wish to cancel from September). There may be a small cancellation fee to cover service costs.
If you have any other questions please do get in touch: email@example.com