Theme: Silent Spaces and Hidden Doors
The November theme was – SILENT SPACES AND HIDDEN DOORS where the box was meant to take us through the silent spaces and through the hidden doors and was dedicated to the reads, the writers, the librarians, to story tellers and to stories themselves. Let’s get unboxing.
Book 1 in hardcover: The fountains of silence by Ruta Sepetys
This is the story of a nation silenced under a fascist dictatorship only to put up a pretty face when the world is facing them. The book is a stunning red hardcover with a beautiful dust jacket.
Book 2 in hardcover: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
I cannot stress enough when I say that The Starless Sea is a must read. Find out why by checking out my review by clicking on the button below.
Alternative dust jacket for The Starless Sea
The exclusive and exquisite dust jacket was made by Hillary Bardin of @reebardin.art. It is gorgeous to bits and pieces. It had Mirabel and Zachary along with tiny illustrations of books, bees, candles etched in gold and will surely dilate your pupils
A cute author letter from Erin Morgenstern
The author letter was short and candid. It also had another side with the three symbols of the bee, key and sword with the words – ‘Be somewhere else for a while’, written on it.
A mesmerizing black card
This came as an absolute surprise as I was pulling it out of a black envelope. A beautiful black card with gold foiled designing with a moon and a star on it was a surprising addition to the author letter.
A trinket box inspired from the starless sea
In the book, Zachary finds a book (vague because no spoilers what-so-ever) and in the box, we have a trinket box inspired from it. The box is blue with golden detailing and the words- ‘Once upon a time’, written on it. It looks stunningly vintage.
Pin of the month
What happens when two one-of-a-kind worlds meet? It leaves us awe-struck. That is what the big book box team achieved with the pin which brings together the two worlds of The Night Circus and The Starless Sea with the words- ‘There are three paths, this is one of them’ written along with illustrations of the night circus on one half and a bee on the bottom half.
A sticker sheet
Inspired from the starless sea with a pile of books, a sword, a key, an envelope, an inkpot with a quill and all of them together., this sticker seat has it all. It is of fairly good quality and I cannot wait to use them in my planner and gift wrappings.
Character cards based on The Starless Sea
The two characters that mesmerized me from the starless sea are – Zachary Ezra Rawlins and Mirabel. The illustrator gave complete justice to the author’s descriptions of them. This time, the cards had quotes from the book on the back.
One completely dedicated to the starless sea with the quotes, “A boy at the beginning of the story has no way of knowing that the story has begun” and “Strange isn’t it? To love a book when the words on the page become so precious that they feel like a part of your own history? Because they are! The second bookmark split between The fountains of silence and Ten thousand doors of January.
The other half of the Alice in wonderland Book-end from the previous box
Now that the duo is here, I can flaunt all my beautiful books on a flat table without the fear of them falling apart. I will also be doing that in style now. It is a solid black metal book end based on Alice in Wonderland. It is metal, has the mad-hatter’s hat and the words- ‘We are all mad here’, written on it.
A jigsaw puzzle
The jigsaw puzzle was based on the phantom of the opera and had 120 pieces. It was made by Drea from @Drea.D.Art. It was really fun to put together. It took me a little over an hour and I consider it an achievement.
Pride and prejudice monthly news letter
No paper shred
It was a splendid box even without the paper-shred and I have tonnes of Starless sea merch, so I am satisfied. Check out my live unboxing of this box by clicking on the button below. See you all soon 🙂