Welcome to The SpearCraft Book Box. My name is Laura and I'm a book lover and crafter. I've run my own shops on Etsy, Ebay, and Shopify for 12 years so I have lots of experience making items for customers. My book box was born from my love of new YA novels and bookish items in October 2016 with our first box shipping out in November 2016.
What makes us different than other book boxes is that we make a lot of the items in house ourselves. We craft our own candles, lotions, bathbombs, room sprays, body mists, wood signs, wood bookmarks and more! Follow our stories on Instagram and Facebook to see behind the scenes magic.
We believe in good old fashion books (can't get that new book smell from a kindle) and instilling a love of reading in the youth of the world. We have also combined forces with YA Authors, and other bookish fandom shops to bring you the best goodies each and every month. We love our fandoms and proudly show it! I've now been in the book box business for 4+ years so I am so excited to keep growing and expanding and see where this all goes. The book box business has became such a big part of our family that my daughter and her Dad now run their very own book subscription box and have been in business on their own for over a year. Congratulations to them, I know from experience how difficult that first year In business can be.
This year in summer 2020 I will be expanding and moving to a packing facility. I am very excited! We will be able to open more spots up for new subscribers. Check below for a few sneak peeks into our family. We aren’t your typical business because my business is portable. I am actually a full time RVer and we live and work in an RV. See links below to see how to follow that crazy adventure. As far as I know we are the ONLY subscription book boxes in the world that travel the world!
You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook
@lauralovesbooksanddisney @familyconsumedbywanderlust and of course at @spearcraftbookbox
Be sure to follow us on social media, links are at the bottom of the page. We host a monthly photo challenge, host giveaways, and select our reps to get free boxes from Instagram.
What do I want people to know about a subscription box business if they are interested in starting one? Its tough and no matter how hard you try you will never make everyone 100% happy. This is difficult and part of the daily battle. But we keep on trying!
We receive 29.99 from customers for a box (shipping does not count because we don't get to keep it) $3 goes to fees $3 goes to the branded box right off the top, next $11 goes to the book and author letter and shipping the books. Then the $12.99 that is left goes into the curation and manufacturing of items, shipping the items to me, paying multiple artists, paying for my storage center, website cost, ad cost, gas to transport, and packing materials like bags and crinkle paper, and my own pay wage. In mid 2020 we will also be adding a packing facility fee to this already long list of costs. As you can see that is a very tight budget and each month I work incredibly hard to give you 4-6 bookish items in addition to your book. A lot of sleepless nights go into the curation of a book box and there are many many moving parts that can cause delays. It is not easy by any means but it is worth it to see the joy on your faces as you open your boxes.
- Lots of Love, Laura