Mr B’s has been named both the best independent bookshop in the UK and one of the Guardian’s ten best bookshops in the world. Renowned for their stunning bookshop in the heart of Bath, Mr B’s put a little bit of whimsy and a lot of love into the job of selling stories.
Mr B’s is the home of Reading Spas and bookworms who have forgotten more about books than most people will learn in a lifetime. So it’s no surprise to find that Mr B’s Emporium book subscription boxes are likewise as interactive and innovative.
The process starts with a questionnaire, inviting you to share your preferences. Using the answers to these questions, the booksellers create a picture of the kind of books you enjoy reading and identify a bookseller who becomes your designated bibliotherapist.
That bibliotherapist will then review your questionnaire responses, and any feedback you’ve sent in, and will pick titles for you based on this. Then, each month you will receive a brown paper package tied up with string, and an impressive wax seal. Open the package to find your handpicked choice of book from your own specified bibliotherapists of Mr B’s.
In a time of quick and easy over care and consideration, Mr B’s Emporium book subscription is bringing back the little touches to remind you why you fell in love with reading in the first place. Mr B’s is about building community and encourages readers to keep in touch with their bibliotherapist so they can better tailor a book to suit your needs.
Each subscription box contains a handpicked book and is sent out at the start of the month. While Mr B’s Emporium runs a book subscription box (UK), you can also select international delivery to share the gift of reading around the world.
Should you find the books aren’t quite to your tastes, or you’d like to update your preferences, this can be done via email, on the phone, or if you’re close to the Bath area, by dropping into the bookshop itself.
Subscriptions run for 3, 6, or 11 months – January is a no-delivery month after the Christmas rush. Prices range from £45 for 3 months to £145 for the year.