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The Travelling Reader

Come with us on a reading journey



The Travelling Reader subscription FAQs

Unfortunately, our subscription service is no longer available and The Travelling Reader is closing down. We have kept the following FAQs for our current subscribers' information.

One-time boxes

If you order a one-time box after the 10th of the month, please be aware that you will receive the next month's box which is sent out on the 20th of the following month. For example, if you purchase on the 21st January, which is after the 10th cut-off, you will receive the February box sent on the 20th of February. 

When does the subscription renew?

Subscriptions renew on the 1st of the month.

When do the boxes dispatch?

PLEASE NOTE: Subscription boxes AND one-time subscription boxes dispatch every 20th of the month.

One-time purchases for previous items we already have in stock (from the shop) are dispatched next day if you are in the UK BUT they are dispatched with our regular shipments only on the 20th of each month, if you are an international customer. We no longer send international purchases at any other time during the month.

How is the box shipped?

We use Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery for the UK and Standard shipping with Transglobal Express for international customers except for those in Canada and Europe which go by Royal Mail standard.

How much is postage and packing?

UK shipping is £3.99 per box. International shipping is £17.99 for all other subscription boxes. 


How long will it be before my box arrives?

Please expect this to take at least 2 days to be delivered to your address in the UK. International shipping times will vary according to country and this normally takes 7-9 days. We cannot be held responsible for any delays. We are also not responsible for paying international import charges if these apply to your country. ​


The Scottish Travelling Reader boxes

The last one that will be sent out is the January 2024 edition.


The Original Travelling Reader boxes

These boxes will be discontinued when the February boxes have been dispatched.

My subscription

If you have a subscription which goes further than February (this applies to the Original boxes only), we will refund the cost of any outstanding boxes, depending on your subscription (3 or 6 months). This will be refunded after the February box has been dispatched.

If you have a 3 or 6 month subscription which is due to renew soon, this will be cancelled in the next few days. If you would still like the January or February box, please purchase a one-time box in this instance.

Is there anything else I need to be aware of?

Yes. All of our boxes contain beverages, confectionery, and sometimes other edible products. Please be aware that these often contain allergens (nuts, milk, wheat as well as others) and we strongly advise you to avoid purchase or consumption of these products if you have a food allergy, intolerance or medical condition. We also include small items, such as a bookmark or other products, that may present a choking hazard. Please keep all such items away from babies and young children.

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