so what is the NovelTea Book Club?
The NovelTea Book Club is a monthly book and tea subscription parcel, which ships worldwide from Australia. Each month, subscribers receive a customised, curated parcel include a classic or preloved book, tea or coffee and 2-3 additional bookish treats.
The club was created in 2017 by two friends (Jasmine and Angie). We began chatting one day about how much we loved the idea of book subscription boxes, but just couldn’t make it work within our budgets! Chatting turned into dreaming, which turned into brainstorming and planning and researching. Many cups of tea were consumed and many spreadsheets were pored over.
Around the middle of 2017, we looked at each other and said “I think we could actually make this work! Are we really doing this?”
And thus, the NovelTea Book Club was born.
what's so special about The noveltea book club?
So glad you asked!
From the beginning, we have set ourselves apart from other book club subscriptions in three simple ways.
+ A F F O R D A B I L I T Y
The number one reason why we started this book club was to make a subscription that was more affordable for local and international customers. We spent a lot of time looking at when we could get away with cutting costs and when it would not be acceptable. For example, the subscription is designed to fit into an envelope (rather than a box) to reduce shipping costs. There is also a secondhand book customisation for a more price- and planet-friendly option. But you'll never find parcels scrimping on quality or style. A NovelTea Book Club subscription is affordable - not cheap!
+ P E R S O N A L I S A T I O N
Another great feature of the NovelTea Book Club is the level of personalisation provided to subscribers. Are you the kind of person who likes to pamper themselves with little gifts? NovelTea has got you covered! Perhaps you're more of a minimalist? There's a parcel for that! Prefer tea? Prefer coffee? Prefer the freedom of month-to-month subscription? There are options for everyone! It means a little more work behind the scenes, but I think it's worth it to see happy subscribers.
+ G O L D - R I B B O N
I think that receiving any of our subscriptions is a treat. I love to make them even more special by hand-wrapping every parcel, finishing with a gold ribbon bow. I take care in all stages of production because I think that subscribers are worth my time and effort.
who’s BEHIND IT?
Hi! My name is Angie and I’m the owner and chief bookworm at the NovelTea Book Club.
I’m a book lover from way back – I was one of those kids who read under the covers with a torch after lights out. These days,reading late into the night is less enticing, but if the book is good enough I will still read past my bedtime.
I have a special place in my heart for preloved books, and would definitely be a Minimalist/Tea subscriber if it wasn’t weird to subscribe to your own business.
My favourite thing about the NovelTea Book Club is being able to send a gift-wrapped afternoon of cosy relaxation to my fellow book lovers.
My friend and co-founder Jasmine handed over the reins to me in early 2019 as she headed back to university. I am so thankful for her partnership as we dreamed of and created the NovelTea Book Club. So much of this business came from Jasmine’s mind and I have definitely had some big shoes to fill!
what do other people say?
“I am absolutely loving the parcel. It's so, so much fun waiting for it and opening it each month!”
“So much love for my NovelTea Book Club parcels which come each month and bring a smile and a literary treat to my door!”
“I look forward to this parcel every month. I started this subscription in the hopes to get back into reading again and it has worked(every little chance to read i take it)
Not only do you get a Penguin Classic Book you also get a delicious sample of loose leaf tea, a themed bookmark and stationary to go with the theme. It's wrapped up beautifully so much care and love has gone into each and every single parcel.
What a great way to treat yourself every month.”
“Opening each parcel is a special experience that prompts gratitude (thanks for my mother's Day present) and happiness.”