Illumicrate: 3 reasons you need to sign up to this book-tacular box subscription

Before Christmas, you might remember that we gave you three reasons why any book lover should most definitely sign up to the UK’s first bookish subscription service, Illumicrate. Now that the first boxes have been shipped, received and absolutely adored, we thought we’d give you another three reasons why you won’t want to miss the February box.


  1. The first box was jam-packed with a bunch of bookish goodies to make any bookworm jealous – and we have every faith Box #2 will be just as exciting. Check out exactly what was in these beautiful boxes below:

Arrgghh!! I’ve been locked out from posting on IG for almost four days!! I missed you guys!! __________ In that time though I received the very first subscription box from @illumicrate, and it’s full of all kinds of awesome!!! __________ – Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Wolf Tattoo Bookmark by @skinnyhues – Mockingjay Necklace by @myclockworkcastle – Harry Potter poster by @AbbieImagine – Pocket Mirror by @raspberryfinch – A Six of Crows pin I LOVE everything in this box!! Daphne did an amazing job putting the first box together! I can’t wait to see what’s next! Check out @illumicrate now, so you don’t miss out on the next box of awesome!! #Illumicrate #SubscriptionBox #SubBox #HarryPotter #WolfByWolf #SkinnyHues #Instabooks #Bookstagram #YoungAdult #YA #IReadYA #BookCommunity #BookNerdigan

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2. There were a total of FIVE exclusive items – which means that those who received, for example, the Harry Potter series poster and Mockingjay necklace in the first box, will be the FIRST people to have it. 

Even better, if you have a friend who shares your obsession with all things bookish, you can gift them a box here and give them some exclusive presents they won’t find anywhere else.

3. If you still aren’t convinced, you only need to see the long list of positive reviews from those unboxing their Illumicrate deliveries to understand how fab this box is. Check out a couple of our fave videos below:

Illumicrate founder, Daphne, has already given us a teaser of what you can expect from the February box: “A lovely candle inspired by a very popular fantasy book!”

We’re already embarrassingly impatient to see what Daphne’s got planned for the next box – how about you? Let us know at @maximumpopbooks – and remember to order your box for just £29.99 here.

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Written by Laura Fulton

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