Ninja Book Box is the UK's only multi genre book box dedicated to independently published books. Each quarter I take a theme inspired by the book I've picked and pair the book up with 4-6 small business made gifts relating to its themes and storyline. I support indie publishers because the books they publish are amazing, diverse and often go unnoticed by the bigger publishers, and although a lot of them offer their own subscriptions, I wanted to create a box that would give people a chance to support lots of different indies with one subscription! Boxes are quarterly and offered as subscriptions and single purchases, and I also offer one-off boxes such as the Little Box of Calm box for mental health self care, Summer Reading Boxes, and Book Advent Calendars. £1 for every box we sell goes to our charitable partner, Give a Book, and boxes are packed in eco friendly packaging.
Alongside the box, I also run Ninja Bookshop stocking hundreds of preloved independently published books across all genres, and including a monthly Preloved Subscription that I personalise to your reading tastes. I offer this for Ninja's in Training (8-12 year olds. Emerging to confident readers. Comes with a training booklet for book reviews, monthly stickers, and certificates!), Ninja Apprentice (13+) and Full Fledged Ninjas (adult).
I love to choose books for people and help to expand reading horizons. The 'An Introduction to' section of the shop bundles together three or four books with common themes, and you can also choose your own bundle, or ask for a Mystery Book Box curated around specific genres. As well as all of this, I also curate collections of particular specialist indie publishers, such as Persephone Books and Folio Society Editions.
In my spare time I also organise bookshop crawls - annually in London every February and (in non-pandemic times) roaming around cities in the UK during the Spring and Summer!