Thursday, October 31, 2013

Indiespensable Review

I heard about Powell's book subscription, Indiespensable, quite a long time ago and immediately loved the concept. The deal is that the Powell's staff pre-selects a new book for subscribers and adds a few surprises to the package. The surprises could be notebooks, home goods, snacks, advanced copies of other books, or even harmonicas! But it took me a while to submit to the $40 price tag for the subscription. "A while" was about a year and a half. But I FINALLY got around to subscribing at the end of this summer and I received my first Indiespensable package just a few weeks ago.

So the deal is that Powell's announces the selected book before its shipped, but the extras that come in every Indiespensable package are a surprise. This time around, the book was The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee. Here are the deets:

Just opened package. All the goods are below.