Read more books by women

Diversify your bookshelf with Books That Matter, the book subscription box by women, for women.

Empowering women, powered by women

Treat your ‘shelf to an inspiring monthly reading experience, curated to include couldn’t-put-it-down books by female authors, and indulgent gifts. Our book subscription boxes are themed to empower you to be the main character in your life, and introduce you to great books by great women. Inside each box you’ll find:

  • A life changing book by an inspiring female author
  • Gifts from female owned brands to create an incredible reading experience
  • Something for your mind, something for your body, something to enjoy and something to unwind
  • Expect skincare, vegan treats, stationery, socks, tote bags and much more!

Empowering women, powered by women

Treat your ‘shelf to an inspiring monthly reading experience, curated to include couldn’t-put-it-down books by female authors, and indulgent gifts. Our book subscription boxes are themed to empower you to be the main character in your life, and introduce you to great books by great women. Inside each box you’ll find:

  • A life changing book by an inspiring female author
  • Gifts from female owned brands to create an incredible reading experience
  • Something for your mind, something for your body, something to enjoy and something to unwind
  • Expect skincare, vegan treats, stationery, socks, tote bags and much more!

From just £15 a month

Championing female authors

Exclusive themed gifts

New box themes every month

Diversifying your bookshelf

Our June Theme:

Hot girls
Read

A month of sun, stories and solo travel.

Need a holiday? We’ve got you! Our June book box is the ultimate Hot Girl reading retreat in a box! Get Hot Girl Summer ready with this holiday read starter pack; so whether you’re hitting the sand or hitting the sofa, this box will TRANSPORT and empower you! Including Nikita Lalwani’s lively novel ‘You People’ at the heart of this box, we’re exploring the thrills, and sometimes darker realities, of being a woman exploring the world. Navigating ‘tough questions around goodness in an unfair society’, this warming novel looks at questions of passport privilege while following the story of a ‘female lead who isn’t defined by a romantic arc’ – the perfect hot girl summer read!

Get summer ready with gifts curated for discovery and adventure, so you’re equipped for travel, whether it’s across the globe, or across the road! Inside this box you’ll find beach-y accessories, practical travel cosmetics, picnic-perfect treats and so much more. Plus, as part of our monthly Belletrist Collection, an essay from solo-travel extraordinaire, Monisha Rajesh, author of the iconic ‘80 Trains Around The World’, the woman turning male-centered, colonialist travel writing on its head.

Hot Girls, are you feeling summer ready? There’s no better place to start than our ‘Hot Girls Read’ box.

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Why exclusively female authors?

Books change us, enlighten us, and connect us to the world. Female writers receive less recognition, less literary prize nominations, less marketing budget, and space on high street bookshelves. But their stories matter. It’s time we read widely, diversely, and intentionally choose to champion underrepresented writers. Books That Matter makes diversifying your bookshelves easy and enjoyable, disrupting a publishing industry that has for too long been built by men for men.

We curate unique reading experiences, from monthly book subscriptions to bespoke gift boxes, at affordable prices to showcase that literature by women really does matter. We’re here to change the world, and introduce you to your favourite book, of course…

Browse our past boxes!

Get an idea of what you could receive in our subscription boxes by having a look through our previous boxes…

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Customer reviews

“I’ve been getting BTM boxes for a year now and I love them! The boxes are always wonderfully crafted and I enjoy being introduced to feminist titles I might not necessarily pick up on my own. Every time I’ve had a question customer service has been amazing. I recommend this book box subscription service to everyone!”
“I’ve watched this beautiful company blossom into what it is today and I couldn’t be happier with what it’s become! I especially can’t wait to get my teeth into this month’s book!”
“Love love love this book subscription! It’s beautifully packaged and has lots of lovely ethically sourced items inside – perfect gift for someone and I’m so glad I’ve got it!”
“This is the loveliest subscription box I have received to date. So important, and so cute! You won’t be disappointed! Plus, they ship internationally! It only took 7 days to get to me (US) from the UK!”

about us

Our story…

Did you know that out of 16 available texts on the GSCE curriculum, only 1 is by a woman? How can we expect women and girls to be empowered if they’re not represented in the books they’re reading, and the stories they’re engaging with? How far have we actually moved since women wrote under men’s names to be taken seriously? The publishing and bookselling world has for too long been centred on narratives written by and about men, and we know it’s time for things to be shaken up!

Books That Matter is a brand putting women’s writing at the forefront through unique reading experiences, and we exist because these statistics do. Our mission is to put the classics of tomorrow in your hands today, and this involves hand picking female led fiction for our themed subscription boxes, holding events interviewing feminist authors and activists, our podcasts, and much more.

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