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!
  • Membership to our exclusive online app community where we host our book clubs, live author events, and you can connect with fellow book lovers

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!
  • Membership to our exclusive online app community where we host our book clubs, live author events, and you can connect with fellow book lovers

From just £15 a month

Championing female authors

Exclusive themed gifts

New box themes every month

Exclusive book club app

woman reading Ruth Ozeki book on a deck chair in the sunshine

Our August Theme:

Read Women with Women’s prize for fiction

We are delighted to announce that our August book subscription theme is “Read Women”, curated with our friends at the Women’s Prize, and available to order now! Back by popular demand, we’ve curated a reading experience like no other with the pioneering prize that celebrates truly amazing women’s writing. Inside this exclusive subscription you’ll find a special edition of the 2022 winner, Ruth Ozeki’s The Book of Form and Emptiness (did someone say… sprayed edges?!), and our boxes will also include a copy of Ruth’s self reflective essay collection Timecode of a Face, bespoke Women’s Prize merch, stationery and more! 
August’s book is an absolute must-read, and a celebration of books and reading. It blends memorable characters, a riveting plot and a vibrant engagement with a variety of themes, including grief and loss, growing up, neurodiversity, climate change, jazz and our attachment to material possessions. Asked about her inspiration for writing the novel, Ruth Ozeki said: ‘As a child, I related to objects as though they were semi-sentient, and even now I think about the stories that things could tell if only they could speak. Do things (trees, pebbles, toaster ovens, nuclear reactors, etc.) speak? Can they teach us about life? About reality? Obviously, the answer is yes, if we could only learn to listen.’ We are touched to be collaborating with the Women’s Prize, and will be donating 10% of profits from this collaboration to the Women’s Prize fund to help sustain the amazing work they do in the female writing community. 

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Always wanted to join a book club but can never find the time? Want to connect with book lovers off of social media? That’s why we have our members-only book club app! We know that after you read a great book, you want to talk about it, and that’s exactly what happens in our subscriber book club!

Inside our app you’ll find:

  • An exclusive place to connect with book lovers from all over the world
  • Recommend, review and read with other subscribers
  • Attend exclusive events with authors and live book club meetings
  • Get exclusive discounts to your favourite brands

New! Book Only Subscriptions

Read women, discover new authors, enjoy our book club app – all for just £10 including postage! We know times are hard right now, and that you might be cutting back… That’s why, by popular demand, we’re introducing book only subscriptions! Beautifully packaged to still feel like a gift to yourself each month, inside letterbox package you’ll discover a brand new book, bookmark, postcards and access to our member’s only app! Subscribe now!

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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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