An Interview with Millie Marotta

We sat down (virtually!) with the queen of colouring books, Millie Marotta, and asked her all about her process, her designs, and the benefits of colouring. You may have seen her coveted colouring books in our May box, they’ve been a huge hit! So, Millie, how did you begin your career in creating colouring books? Initially it was my Publisher …

Collective Kindness in Crisis: How We Can All Do Our Bit

When the world seems at its darkest, the small acts of kindness we give out shine brighter than ever. This month we have dedicated all our resources into providing uplifting content for our readers. The ‘Bloom’ Box is a bundle of spirit and joy, but its not the only way in which we’re hoping to spread positivity and love. The …

Our Women’s Prize Collaboration

– Women’s Prize Collection boxes are launching on the 15th of June – For what seems like forever, the Books That Matter team have been eagerly awaiting the moment when we can finally share our joy with you all and announce that June’s box will be a collaboration with The Women’s Prize For Fiction! We are the first brand The …

Books And Treats: A Thank You From Us to You

– Relaunching this Friday at 10am – It can feel strange or inappropriate to be sharing exciting news of growth and positivity, especially when we find ourselves in the midst of such a devastating crisis. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean it isn’t important to do so. For a while now, the team has been looking into different ways we can broaden …

Diversify Your Bookshelf: Why Now is the Time for Reading Classics by Black Female Authors

This month we are focusing our attention towards creating not just awareness, but a joy and love around reading black women’s texts. Our box this month celebrates Toni Morrison’s legacy with her powerfully emotive classic: Beloved. This choice was deliberate. The way society categorises, and views classics continues to exclude BAME narratives, and in particular, those penned by black women. …

A Black Women’s History Month Reading List

Intersectional feminists do not share one cohesive or singular narrative. As a diverse group of readers, we place our upmost energies into actively supporting and encouraging those around us to read widely. For some of our readers, these themes and histories may feel alien or unfamiliar, but for others, they are a reminder of their own struggles for recognition, awareness …

Self-Isolation for Bookworms

In light of the unsettling events happening around the world, it’s important that we find small ways of getting through the scary moments and grounding ourselves in the communities around us. For us, our community of followers and fellow bookworms are here to share tips, offer friendship and reassurance while self-isolating and social distancing. Firstly, we’d like to send each …

Empower Your Feed: 10 Feminist Influencers to Follow

In the last few years debate on the negative effects of social media have been rife in the press and mental health campaigning. With the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others using the wonders of AI to keep us glued to our screens, it’s important that the things we are consuming bring sparkle and happiness to our lives. Women …

The Untold Power of Literary Sisterhood

It is a commonly held grudge of female readers that the history of literature largely remains to be not only seen, but defined, through the lens of the male writer. Chaucer, Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, Keats, Tennyson (trust me, I could continue on for a while) are deemed to be some of the most respected and appreciated Grandfathers of Literature. Literature …

Finding Strength in Words: the Power of Poetry in Times of Trouble

In times of uncertainty it can be hard to know where to look for solace or comfort. Encouraged to stay at home not only to protect the vulnerable, but as an easy way to assist those working tirelessly on the front line, many of us can feel helpless. We must look for community – and in the bookish world, albeit …