Discontinuing Bookly Bird

Yes, unfortunately it’s true. Anja and I have decided to discontinue Bookly Bird. It is a bit of a bittersweet ending, but we’ve thought long and hard about it and basically have no other choice. In this blog I wanted to explain why we’ve made this decision. 

Bookly Bird

In sum, we just cannot arrange things logistically anymore. We were a home-based company, meaning all we did, we did from home. That includes accepting packages at home and sending them out from home. Specifically these things happen during the daytime and on weekdays. As I am still studying that was never an issue. My schedule was quite flexible. However, I am almost finished. There’s only a few months left at the uni as I’m finishing up my master thesis. I’ll be working full-time after and well… we just had no alternatives as to who would arrange things during the weekdays then.  Continue reading “Discontinuing Bookly Bird”

Just launched: the first English YA book box in the Netherlands

Very exciting news last Friday! The first English YA book box in the Netherlands has just been launched: Bookly Bird. Me and a friend of mine just started selling the first box full of goodies and a great hardcover book. Bookly Bird_Cmyk-01

We’ve been working on setting up Bookly Bird since February and have finally started selling. We felt like it was about time to set up an English box here in the Netherlands as many people read English books here! There are high shipping costs attached to sending a book box from the US or Australia. So, often a box is just very expensive. As we ship from the Netherlands, the shipping costs are significantly cheaper.

So, what is Bookly Bird? Bookly Bird is a surprise box, meaning you know the theme of the box beforehand, but the contents of the box remain to be a surprise. What you’ll know is that the box contains one English YA book (the first box will contain a hardcover book) and 2 to 6 bookish items.

We’re super excited and hope you’ll enjoy the very first Bookly Bird box. Check out the Bookly Bird website. Orders are already coming in, so make sure you’re on time before we’re sold out.

We’d be happy to cooperate with bloggers and BookTubers to create a great post about this! If you’d like to add a Q&A to your blog or simply have some questions to ask, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to info@booklybird.nl . 


The Wonderful Dutch Booktube Community

I met up with a bunch of Booktubers about a month ago. We all went to Rotterdam, visited a bookstore (naturally) and had a drink together. It was one of the most wonderful afternoons I’ve had.

I’ve been lucky enough to have been a part of the Booktube community for one year now and I’ve enjoyed it more and more. The Booktube community in the Netherlands is such a great supportive community, not at all like the harsh world that I had thought the internet would be.

Moreover, I’ve been amazed by the meet-up we had in Rotterdam. It’s crazy how you can meet a bunch of people and have an immediate connection. We could talk endlessly about books and wandered around in the bookstore until we knew we could find no new books to look at.

Aside from that afternoon, I’ve found the Dutch Booktube community is  Continue reading “The Wonderful Dutch Booktube Community”