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Past Book Boxes

Learn a little more about our style and book selections by checking out some of our past classic book boxes. We try not to repeat any past boxes (there are so many classics to choose from!), but do sell some on our Etsy shop if you are interested in purchasing one of them. 


Most of the photos represent the Standard Classic subscription which includes a mug and a snack in addition to the book, bookmark, drink and two bookish items based on the theme. 

October 2018 Boxes 

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Since its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has been celebrated as one of the most important works of literature. Set in Alabama during the mid-1930s, Harper Lee‘s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic focuses on important issues of race and justice, while also introducing readers to an unforgettable cast of characters.

BOOK:Dracula by Bram Stoker

SIP (COFFEE): Coffee from Coffee Shop of Horrors, Roasted with Whiskey, Warm Butterscotch, and Creamy Vanilla

SIP (TEA): Blood Orange Tea from Adagio Teas

 SIP (HOT CHOCOLATE): Vampire Brew Blood Red Hot Chocolate from McSteven's 

SNACK: Garlic Parmesan Popcorn from Costal Maine Popcorn 

MUG: Custom Mug from Coffee and a Classic  

BOOKISH 1: Dracula Inspired Soap from @StoryScentsations (Etsy) 

BOOKISH 2: Dracula Inspired Candle from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand Crafted Bookmark from @FinePenArt (Etsy)


Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm, Jakob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Noel Pocock (Illustrator)

For most children, reading the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm is an essential experience when growing up. Grimm's Fairy Tales collects fifty-five of the best-known fairy and folk tales set down by the Brothers Grimm, including "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Frog-Prince," and "Rumpelstiltskin." This edition features more than twenty beautiful full-color plates by Noel Pocock.

BOOK: Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm, Jakob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Noel Pocock (Illustrator)

SIP (COFFEE): The Bean Coffee Company Organic Pumpkin Spice, Medium Roast

SIP (Tea): Honeybush Wild Berry Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (HOT CHOCOLATE): Pumpkin Hot Chocolate from McStevens

SNACK: Caramel Apple Popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn Co.

MUG: Custom Mug from Coffee and a Classic  

BOOKISH 1: Brothers Grimm Magnetic Poetry Kit

BOOKISH 2: Handmade Luminary from Coffee and a Classic, Design by @StudioCharley (Etsy)

BOOKMARK: Hand Crafted Bookmark from @FinePenArt (Etsy)


The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters by Scott G. Bruce (Editor)

The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.

BOOK: The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters by Scott G. Bruce (Editor)

SIP (Coffee): Espresso Blend - Zombie Dirt Coffee from Coffee Shop of Horrors 

SIP (Tea): Autumn Mist Green Tea from Adagio Teas

SNACK: Zombie Bites Crunchy Chocolate Eyeballs from McSteven's

MUG: Custom Mug from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Zombie Playing Cards from Bicycle

BOOKISH 2: Hand Screen Printed Flour Sack Kitchen Towel from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand Crafted Bookmark from @FinePenArt (Etsy)

September 2018 Boxes 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Since its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has been celebrated as one of the most important works of literature. Set in Alabama during the mid-1930s, Harper Lee‘s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic focuses on important issues of race and justice, while also introducing readers to an unforgettable cast of characters.

BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

SIP (Coffee): Roasted by Rare Bird Coffee (Falls Church, VA)

SIP (TEA): Signature Blend from Adagio Teas. Flavors: Candy Apple, Caramel, Chocolate

SIP (CIDER): Spiced Red Apple Cider from McStevens

SNACK: Pork Cracklings from EPIC Foods (Austin, TX)

MUG: Book Cover Mug From Coffee and a Classic

BOOKISH 1: Scout Finch Enamel Pin from Shiny Apple Studio (Washington DC)

BOOKISH 2: 12" x 12" Custom Designed Canvas Pillow Cover, Printed in Portland, ME. Pillow from Canvas Corp (Springdale, AR)

BOOKMARK: Metal Feather Bookmark from Coffee and a Classic


Matilda by Roald Dahl

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad.  She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”  

BOOK: Matilda by Roald Dahl

SIP (Coffee): Coffee From Book Lovers Coffee 

SIP (Tea): German Chocolate Cake from Adagio Teas. Flavors: Chocolate Chip, Rooibos Vanilla Chai, Coconut 

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Hot Chocolate with a Honey Comb Topping 

SNACK: Assorted Salt Water Taffy from Candy Nation

MUG: Matilda illustration tumbler 

BOOKISH 1: Read the Rainbow socks from Out of Print with a special Book Riot collaboration

BOOKISH 2: Library Card Snap Bracelet from Out of Print

BOOKMARK: Newt Bookmark from folio 


Poems by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson lived nearly her entire life in Amherst, Massachusetts. She wrote hundreds of poems and letters exploring themes of death, faith, emotions, and truth.

She did not leave any poetics or treatise to explain her life’s work, so we can come to her poetry with minds and hearts open, and unearth whatever it is we need to find.

BOOK: Poems by Emily Dickinson 

SIP (Coffee): Roasted by Rare Bird Coffee (Falls Church, VA)

SIP (Tea): Flowering Tea from Tealyra

SNACK: Coconut Cake Made with Emily Dickinson's Own Recipe

MUG: Emily Dickinson Quote Mug by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Emily Dickinson Poem Shadow Frame, Hand-painted by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 2:Emily Dickinson Inspired Cement Book End, Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic  

BOOKMARK: Book Page Bookmarks, Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic 

August 2018 Boxes 

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is often said to be the godfather of the classic English detective story, its founding text. A mysterious and compelling crime takes place in an English country house; a large cast of potential suspects is assembled, each with plenty of motive, means and opportunity; an incompetent constabulary is replaced by a celebrated sleuth/ investigator who, after a "reconstruction" of key elements in the crime, comes up with a satisfying explanation of the puzzle, based on a brilliant analysis of the clues. Finally, there's a denouement replete with surprise, excitement and a plausible solution. The Moonstone has this, and more, all of it brilliantly executed.

BOOK: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

SIP (Coffee): From LEXICØN CØFFEE. Lexicon donates 10% of their profits towards putting more books in the hands of children.

SIP (Tea): Royal Grey Tea from Numi. Brisk, hearty, and bold black tea is accentuated by real bergamot orange. Fresh marigold petals add a complex finish.

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Dark Hot Cocoa from Moonstruck Chocolate Co. When dark just isn't dark enough -- twice as rich, twice as decadent. 

SNACK: Yellow Rock Candy Crystals - Lemon from Oh! Nuts

MUG: Custom "The Moonstone" inspired painting by Evan Stevens  

BOOKISH 1: Book Themed Pencil Set from Coffee and a Classic

BOOKISH 2: Journal from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand-made Pendant Dome Bookmark by Coffee and a Classic


Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

A.A. Milne wasn't just a children's story writer — he was a philosopher. His iconic book Winnie-the-Pooh was first published on October 14, 1926, and there's a reason it has resonated through nearly a century: It has a lot to teach us, adults and children, about life.

"I enjoyed sharing these stories with my own children, loving the chance - or excuse- to read them all over again, struck by the humor, and the clever rhymes, and diversity of the characters. This ode to childhood and friendship is poignant for the adults, but has brought extreme joy to children for nearly a century- which is a testament to their agelessness." - Julie, Goodreads  

BOOK: Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

SIP (Coffee): From LEXICØN CØFFEE. Lexicon donates 10% of their profits towards putting more books in the hands of children.

SIP (Tea): Honey Tea from Zen Bear. Made with pure, raw, Maine honey. 

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Hot Chocolate with a Honey Comb Topping 

SNACK: Honey and Oat Snack Waffel and Honey Bunny Grahams Snack

MUG: Hand-painted Hunny Pot Mug by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Twig Colored Pencil Set from Woodluck LLC

BOOKISH 2: Vintage Illustration Box Sign, Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Set by Coffee and a Classic. Coloring is an option :) 


The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love.

BOOK: The Boys of Summerby Roger Kahn

SIP (Coffee): From LEXICØN CØFFEE. Lexicon donates 10% of their profits towards putting more books in the hands of children.

SIP (Tea): Lemonade Iced Tea from Adagio Teas. Lots of lemon and other citrus flavors, to make an incredible light, refreshing ice tea. This tea contains low caffeine | Steep at 200° for 4 minutes.

SNACK: (Buy me some) Peanuts and Cracker Jacks 

MUG: Custom Design Ceramic Travel Mug by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Socks from Out of Print 

BOOKISH 2: Coaster Set Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Ash Wood Ticket Stub Bookmark Design by Coffee and a Classic 

July 2018 Boxes 

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

My Ántonia depicts the immigrant’s dream of finding home in a strange land. The prairie represents an oasis of rustic life, a setting that city-dwellers of today are completely unfamiliar with. The book contemplates the relationship between time and place and how a beautiful land can serve as a backdrop to the hardships and struggles of life.

BOOK: My Ántonia by Willa Cather (Classic Literature)

SIP (Coffee): West End Blues Roast from Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland, ME

SIP (Tea): Elderberry Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Organic Hot Chocolate from Stephen’s 

SNACK: Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds (in Shell) from Nuts.com 

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Custom Puzzle, Art is Inspired by the Novel and Painted by Evan Stevens

BOOKISH 2: Hand-poured Sunflower Scented Soy Candle Hand-Poured from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: From the Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, Nebraska


Charlotte's Web by E. B. White 

Charlotte's Web epitomizes the values of love and friendship. This tale of two unlikely friends celebrates overcoming obstacles with a little ingenuity. Charlotte and Wilbur will forever hold a place in the hearts of kids from all generations!

BOOK: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (Children's Classics)

SIP (Coffee): Time and Temperature Blend from Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland, ME

SIP (Tea): Cotton Candy Iced Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chococlate): Cheesecake Hot Chocolate from McStevens with Freeze Dried Oregon Blueberries

SNACK: Blueberry Snack Pop from DipItDesserts (Etsy!) 

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Ceramic Piggy Bank Paint Kit (Unglazed) 

BOOKISH 2: Canvas Drawstring Bag, Designed and Screen Printed by Coffee and a Classic

BOOKMARK: Prize Ribbon Bookmark, Designed by Coffee and a Classic 


A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

"Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors." - Penguin Random House

BOOK: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Coffee): Stoker Blend Coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland, ME 

SIP (Tea): Trail Mix Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Sweet Cinnamon Flavored Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix by Four Sigmatic

SNACK: Bear Naked Peanut Butter Granola 

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Stone Cairn Paper Weight, Handmade by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 2: Iron-on Embroidered Patch, Designed by Kaitlyn Hebden 

BOOKMARK: Laser Engraved Wooden Bookmark by Lumengrave (Etsy!)

June 2018 Boxes 

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Stephen King has cited Lord of the Flies as one of his favorite books. In a forward to the 2011 edition of the novel, King wrote that "it was, so far as I can remember, the first book with hands - strong ones that reached out of the pages and seized me by the throat. It said to me 'This is not just entertainment; it's life-or-death.'"

BOOK: Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Classic Literature)

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Chocolate Bacon Hot Chocolate from McStevens 

SIP (Coffee): Toasted Coconut Coffee by Lion Coffee 

SIP (Tea): Passionfruit Tango Iced Tea from Adagio Teas 

SNACK: Sea Salt Almond Pretzel Rods from FATTY SUNDAYS 

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Hand Screen-printed Tote Bag by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 2: Magnet Set Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hawaiian Koa Wood Bookmark from Coffee and a Classic 


The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 

Created by author Kenneth Grahame for his son Alastair, The Wind in the Willows began life as a bedtime story and then continued as a series of letters written to Alastair when the boy was away on holiday. The riverbank adventures of Mole, Badger, Ratty and, of course, the exuberant, boastful Mr Toad have a timeless appeal and Grahame's ability to endow the characters with endearing human traits and characteristics gives the story a unique, magical quality.

BOOK: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Children's Classics)

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Blue Hot Chocolate from McSteven's 

SIP (Coffee): English Toffee and Cream Coffee from Coffee Beanery

SIP (Tea):  Lemonade Splash Iced Tea from Adagio Teas

SNACK: Chocolate Shore Rocks from Portland Fruit and Nut

MUG: Art by @KristinAskland (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 1: Character Pin Set, Art by @KristinAskland 

BOOKISH 2: Handmade Soap from Maine Soap Works

BOOKMARK: Ash Wood, Designed by Coffee and a Classic 


A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast is Hemingway's memoir of his life in Paris in the 1920s. It is a short, perfect book. Hemingway wrote it when he was a successful man, about the experience of being a young man, who was not yet successful, but who was writing and happy and in love with his wife.

BOOK: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Vanilla Cappuccino Hot Chocolate from McSteven's

SIP (Coffee): Café Carmel Cream Coffee from Coffee Beanery 

SIP (Tea): Fine Wine Iced Tea from Sonoma (non-alcoholic!)

SNACK: Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Oysters from GODIVA

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic

BOOKISH 1: Custom Earnest Hemingway Lotion from @Latherti (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 2: Handmade Leather Luggage Tag from @TAleatherworks (Etsy!)

BOOKMARK: Paris Photo Bookmark from @TheTinOwl (Etsy!)

May 2018 Boxes 

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility, the first novel Austen published during her lifetime, holds all of her strengths in beautiful balance. It’s where Austen figures out all the skills she’s about to deploy so skillfully over the course of her career. 

The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park, to their new home, Barton Cottage. The four women must move to a meagre cottage on the property of a distant relative, where they experience love, romance, and heartbreak.

"One doesn't read Jane Austen; one re-reads Jane Austen."
William F. Buckley, Jr

BOOK: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Classic Literature)

SIP (Coffee): Brazil Mogiana Blend from Voyage Coffee Roasters, OR

SIP (Tea): Pomegranatopia Blend from Tiesta Tea, IL

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Gourmet English Toffee Cocoa from Stephen's, UT

SNACK: Cotton Candy Mix Popcorn from Bulk Candy Store, FL

MUG: Custom Design from The904Store (Etsy!), FL

BOOKISH 1: Hand Made Candle from The905Store (Etsy!), FL

BOOKISH 2: Jane Austen Playing Cards from ProsperoArt, NJ 

BOOKMARK: Hand Made by Coffee and a Classic 


Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 

Anna Sewell published only one book — Black Beauty — but what a book it was!

This moving story of Black Beauty’s quest for love and kindness, told from his own perspective, has inspired generations of readers to gain more empathy for animals.

BOOK: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Children's Classics)

SIP (Coffee): From Book Lovers Coffee

SNACK: Solid Milk Chocolate Sticks from Dorval

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Hot Chocolate from Holy Chocolate

SIP (Tea): Blueberry Wild Child Tea from Tiesta Tea (Caffeine Free) 

MUG: Custom Design from The904Store (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 1: Custom Designed Art Print from Sweetpages (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 2: Pouch Screen Printed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand Made by Coffee and a Classic


Out of Africa by Karen Blixen

The author, Karen Blixen, gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

BOOK: Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Coffee): Safari Blend from Voyage Coffee Roasters, OR

SIP (Tea): Kenyan Black Tea from Ajiri Tea Company, PA

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Gourmet Hot Chocolate 

SNACK: Love Chin Chin from The Real African Food Co., U.K

MUG: Hand Painted Copper Mug from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Hand Poured Candle from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 2: 100% Recycled Notebook Set from @BeachTreePaper (Etsy!), MI. Hand Stamped by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand Made Leather and Charms Bookmark from Coffee and a Classic 

April 2018 Boxes 

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Dumas’s grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson (author of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) declared, “I do not believe there is another volume extant where you can breathe the same unmingled atmosphere of romance.”

BOOK: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Classic Literature)

SIP (Coffee): V for Vanilla Cinnamon Coffee from Coffee Shop of Horrors

SIP (Tea): Signature Blend Tea for Adagio Teas 

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Hot Chocolate from Moonstruck Chocolate 

SNACK: Sugar Bowl Bakery Madeleines 

MUG: Design by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Socks from Out of Print 

BOOKISH 2: Book Cover Button Pin Set from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand-sewn Corner Bookmark from Coffee and a Classic


Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, an elderly brother and sister who live in Avonlea on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, need help on the farm, so they apply to adopt a boy. What greets Matthew at the station is Anne Shirley, a red-haired, frecklefaced 11-year-old girl. Reluctantly, the couple decide to keep her and gradually the joyless lives of shy Matthew and prim Marilla are transformed by the lovable chatterbox. Anne’s lively imagination spurs fantastical stories to amuse her friends and to transform the mundane and ordinary into things of beauty,

BOOK: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Children's Classics)

SIP (Coffee): Coffee from Caribou Coffee

SIP (Tea): Signature Blend Tea for Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Hot Chocolate from Holy Chocolate

SNACK: Peanut Brittle from Anne of Green Gables Chocolates (Prince Edward Island)

MUG: By Jill Clark, @The904Store (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 1: Seed Bombs from @SeedPaperSociety (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 2: Wood Slice Magnet, Laser Etched by Port City Graphics, Wood from @AspenWoodCreations (Etsy!)

BOOKMARK: Seed Paper Bookmark Custom Designed by @ReinCARDnation (Maine)


Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is generally considered, along with Emily Dickinson, to be one of the most important American Poets. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass (1855), which was conceived of as a sort of American epic in the tradition of Homer and Dante, remains one of the most well-known, well-loved, and enduring works of poetry in the canon. 

BOOK: Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Coffee): Coffee from Caribou Coffee

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SNACK: Snapea crisps from Calbee

MUG: by Jill Clark, Owner of @The904Store (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 1: Hand-painted Mini Terra Cotta Pot and Wheat Grass Seed Starter Kit 

BOOKISH 2: Wood Slice Magnet Engraved by Port City Graphics (Maine), Wood from @AspenRusticCreations (Etsy!)

BOOKMARK: Seed Paper Bookmark Custom Designed  by @reincardnation (Maine)

March 2018 Boxes 

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Ireland has produced some of the greatest authors and writers in literature. Writing in all different, varying styles, these masters have produced works about Ireland, society, culture, family relationships, and personal events that have greatly influenced Ireland and the rest of the world.

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. 

BOOK: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Classic Literature)

SIP (Coffee): Irish Cream Coffee by Bones Coffee Company - Florida 

SIP (Tea): Tea from @LiteraryTeaCompany (Etsy!) - United Kingdom 

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Luck O' The Irish Green Hot Chocolate

SNACK: Irish Cream Fudge from Carrolls Irish Gifts - Dublin, Ireland 

MUG: Design by Coffee and a Classic

BOOKISH 1: Wax Melt from @PaperandSlate (Etsy! - Los Angeles, CA 

BOOKISH 2: Block Puzzle from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Letterpressed Bookmark from @LarryOrlandoDesign (Etsy!) - Connellsville, PA 


Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by Various Authors

These are stories that passed down through the ages virtually unaltered in their telling. To those who told and listened to them, they expressed something fundamental about Irish culture and the Irish way of life. The stories in this volume feature a wide variety of fantastic beings, including ghosts, witches, fairies, and changelings, but several feature creatures that are virtually exclusive to Ireland: the banshee, the merrow, the pooka, and the leprechaun. Read these tales of frightening supernatural horrors, brave folk heroes, and everyday people clever enough to outwit the devil, and you'll agree that they could only take place on Irish soil. 

BOOK: Irish Fairy and Folk Tales by Various Authors (Children's Classics)

SIP (Coffee): Irish Cream Coffee by Bones Coffee Company - Florida 

SIP (Tea): Irish Mint Milkshake Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Luck O' The Irish Green Hot Chocolate

SNACK: Irish Cream Fudge from Carrolls Irish Gifts - Dublin, Ireland 

MUG: Hand-painted by Coffee and a Classic

BOOKISH 1: Irish Fairy Door Kit from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 2: Block Puzzle from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Handmade Fabric Bookmark from Coffee and a Classic 


James Joyce: A Life by Edna O'Brien

Arguably the most influential writer of the twentieth century, James Joyce continues to inspire writers, readers, and thinkers today. Edna O'Brien, herself one of Ireland's great writers, approaches the master as only a fellow countryman can. 

BOOK: James Joyce: A Life by Edna O'Brien (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Coffee): Irish Cream Coffee by Bones Coffee Company - Florida 

SIP (Tea): Tea from @LiteraryTeaCompany (Etsy!) - United Kingdom 

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Luck O' The Irish Green Hot Chocolate

SNACK: Irish Cream Fudge from Carrolls Irish Gifts - Dublin, Ireland 

MUG: Design by Coffee and a Classic

BOOKISH 1: Wax Melt from @PaperandSlate (Etsy! - Los Angeles, CA 

BOOKISH 2: Block Puzzle from Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKMARK: Letterpressed Bookmark from @LarryOrlandoDesign (Etsy!) - Connellsville, PA 

February 2018 Boxes 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights was Emily Brontë’s only novel. The ill-fated (some would add, twisted) relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy shocked readers when the book came out. Today, the story about the lovers on the English moor is so well known, it’s iconic. (Source: http://mentalfloss.com/)

BOOK: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Classic Literature)

SIP (Coffee): Odyssey Blend Coffee from Voyage Coffee Roasters

SIP (Tea): Earl Gray Bravo Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Coloring Changing Hot Chocolate from McSteven's

SNACK: Chocolate Pretzel Rods from Fatty Sundays

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Bath Salts from @TheSoapLibrarian (Etsy!)

BOOKISH 2: Hand Towel Screen Printed by Coffee and a Classic, Design by @TinaTarnoff (Etsy!)

BOOKMARK: Wood Bookmark Designed by Coffee and a Classic


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

When Carroll (the author) began telling a fantastic tale to Alice Liddell (his boss's daughter) and her two sisters on a summer 1862 boating trip up the Thames, he didn’t plan on becoming a children’s author. But just like children today who won’t stop begging to watch Frozen again, the kids wouldn’t stop asking him to tell the story—Carroll wrote about having to retell “the interminable Alice’s adventures” in his diary. He eventually turned it into a written novel, presenting it to Alice as an early Christmas gift in 1864. 

BOOK: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (Children's Classics) 

SIP (Tea): Tea from New English Teas

SIP (Coffee): Chocolate Raspberry Coffee from Caferros

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Coloring Changing Hot Chocolate from McSteven's

SNACK: Sugar Cookie from @SugarBerrySweets (Etsy!)

MUG: Transforming Cheshire Cat Mug

BOOKISH 1: Wonderland Sticky Notes

BOOKISH 2: Wonderland Magnetic Play Set

BOOKMARK: Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic 


The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey

Once upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered what Sports Illustrated called the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their “Miracle on Ice” has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable. 

BOOK: The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Coffee): French Vanilla Coffee from Caferros 

SIP (Tea): Dewy Cherry Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Coloring Changing Hot Chocolate from McSteven's

SNACK: Chocolate Pretzel Rods from Fatty Sundays

MUG: Olympics Coffee Mug by Boelter Brands

BOOKISH 1: USA Pom Pom Beanie

BOOKISH 2: Garden cucumber and Olive Oil scented Freedom Soap

BOOKMARK: Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic

January 2018 Boxes 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edgar Allan Poe's C. Auguste Dupin is generally acknowledged as the first detective in fiction and served as the prototype for many that were created later, including Holmes. Conan Doyle once wrote, "Each [of Poe's detective stories] is a root from which a whole literature has developed... Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?" 

Published in 1892 [The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes] was the first collection of the detective's cases that had originally appeared in Strand Magazine and was dedicated to Doyle's 'old teacher' Joseph Bell, considered the inspiration or model for Holmes.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes)

BOOK: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Literature) by Arthur Conan Doyle

SIP (Coffee): Coffee from Bones Coffee Company

SNACK: Licorice Pipes from Old Time Candy

MUG: Designed by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Socks from Out of Print

BOOKISH 2: Candle from Coffee and a classic 

BOOKMARK: Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic 


Nancy Drew Mystery Story by Carolyn Keene 

At the age of 16, Nancy Drew rescued her abducted father, busted up a “nature cult”, and wrangled herself a “phantom” horse. Less of a character and more of an enigma, the main character of the Nancy Drew series has inspired countless young girls to pursue adventure. 

With more than 250 books, five movies, one made-for-TV movie, four TV series, 32 computer games, several mobile apps, and books for young children still in print, Nancy Drew remains a favorite among generations. (Source: www.dailydot.com)

BOOK: Nancy Drew Mystery Story by Carolyn Keene (pen name) (Children's Classics)

SIP (Coffee): Coffee from World Market

SIP (Tea): Tea from Adagio Teas

SIP (Hot Chocolate): McStephen's Hot Cocoa 

SNACK: Rip van Wafels Snack Wafel

MUG: Made by @overdueindustries (On Etsy!)

BOOKISH 1: Tote Bag from Out of Print 

BOOKISH 2: Oversized Magnifying Glass 

BOOKMARK: Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic


"The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller about the architect who led the construction of the great Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairgrounds, the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat, dissection table and crematorium. The book won an Edgar Award for best fact-crime writing, and was a finalist for a National Book Award. In November 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio acquired the rights to make a feature film based on Devil, and has stated he plans to play the role of the killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes.

BOOK: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (Classic Non-fiction)

SIP (Coffee): Coffee from Bones Coffee Company

SIP (Hot Chocolate): Huston's Old Thyme Recipes Hot Chocolate

SIP (Tea): Tea from Adagio Teas

SNACK: Food introduced at the 1893 Worlds Fair: Cracker Jacks and Juicy Fruit 

MUG: Hand-painted by Coffee and a Classic 

BOOKISH 1: Keychain made by Coffee and a Classic. Pressed Pennies were introduced at the Fair. 

BOOKISH 2: 1893 Map of Chicago World's Fair Photographic Print

BOOKMARK: Hand-made by Coffee and a Classic 

December 2017 Boxes

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Classic Literature)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Children's Classics)

The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer (Classic Non-fiction)


November 2017 Boxes

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Classic Literature)

The Borrowers by Mary Norton (Children's Classics)

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose (Classic Non-fiction)

October 2017 Boxes

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Classic Literature)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Children's Classics)

Death in Salem: The Private Lives Behind the 1692 Witch Hunt by Diane E. Foulds (Classic Non-fiction)

September 2017 Boxes

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (Classic Literature)

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Children's Classics)

On the Road by Jack Kerouac (Classic Non-fiction)

August 2017 Boxes

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Classic Literature)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Children's Classics)

July 2017 Boxes

Walden by Henry David Thoreau (Classic Literature)

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (Children's Classics)

June 2017 Boxes

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (Classic Literature)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Children's Classics)

May 2017 Boxes

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Classic Literature)

Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie (Children's Classics)

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