Book of the Month Club …. and Wine

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to tell you about Book of the Month Club! I did Birch Box when it first came out, and I’ve tried one or two wine clubs before[1], but I just discovered Book of the Month club and it’s AMAZING[2].

File Jul 27, 7 54 01 PM
Perfect for the beach

My first box just came and not only did I get a new hardcover, it was full of swag: an awesome tote bag, some super trendy white shades and most importantly, a handy dandy straw[3]. Can’t wait to start my new book, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel … while sipping on some wine, of course.

File Jul 20, 7 34 09 PM

The history of Book of the Month Club is also very cool. Lately it seems that there’s a new club or fad coming out every day, but this was actually started in 1926 by Harry Scherman, a copyrighter for the J. Walter Thompson ad agency[4] in New York City. The premise hasn’t changed since the start, and each month new release books are shipped to members. In 1936 they selected Gone With the Wind by then-unknown author, Margaret Mitchell. Needless to say, that worked out well for everybody[5]. Scherman felt that he didn’t need to pick famous works because the sheer number of club members would be enough to jump start sales.

File Jul 20, 7 33 52 PM

Today, five new releases are chosen each month by a panel of judges. You go in, pick from the choices, and voilà, they send you your new book.

File Jul 20, 7 34 29 PM

You may want to try it out. Just saying. If you sign up using this link and the code REFER50, you’ll get 50% off your first three month membership. That’s about $30 for 3 months…not a bad deal, especially given that a new hardcover will run you wayyy more than $10.

And just for the record[6], this is not a sponsored post, I’m genuinely excited about this[7] and want to share with you!

Until the next glass book, cheers!

Lawyer Footnotes
[1] Obviously.
[2] Yes, I’m a #booknerd.
[3] For all my wine sipping needs.
[4] One of the original Mad Men.
[5] Well fiddle dee dee!
[6] #lawyerlife
[7] #nerdlife

File Jul 27, 7 57 49 PM

5 thoughts on “Book of the Month Club …. and Wine

  1. What a great idea – I am always wary of the “of the month clubs” because of the surprise factor. This coming from someone whom subscribes to Stictchfix. BUT I love that you have 5 options. Great idea!

Comments are closed.