The Seasonal Edit - Quarterly Subscription

The Seasonal Edit subscription program brings three curated titles to your door every season! Each book set is curated by our expert curator, Elizabeth Lane, and wrapped in Juniper Books jacket designs that are exclusive to subscription members. In each limited edition box, you will also receive delightful bookish keepsakes, carefully chosen for the theme of the season.

About the Winter Edit 2019: 
The recent releases included in this Winter's box, while all recent releases, are all sure to top the bestseller list and have already garnered critical acclaim. For this season's exclusive jacket designs, we worked with artist Jane Mount to create jackets that are fit for any bibliophile's collection. Each box comes with a limited edition book set, a 2020 Bibliophile Planner, and a set of Bibliophile Notecards.

The novels in this season's box, you will receive three excellent books that are diverse in both subject, writing style and scope, yet sharing this common thread – once begun, each is incredibly hard to put down and calls for a long, lingering weekend spent reading.

The books in the Winter Edit are published by Norton and Penguin Random House. 

This season's box is unquestionably the perfect gift for any bibliophile on your gifting list!

If you would prefer to pay for this subscription on an annual basis, please visit this page. 

About the Winter Edit 2019:

  1. The Shadow King: A Novel by Maaza Mengiste
  2. Quichotte: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
  3. The Cheffe: A Cook's Novel by Marie NDiaye
  4. 2020 Bibliophile Planner
  5. Bibliophile Notes

More about the books:

The Shadow King: A Novel by Maaza Mengiste

The searing story of a young Ethiopian maid, who rises up and leads her nation against Mussolini. The story: In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini's looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. She becomes his guard, inspiring women to join the war against fascism. Based on Maaza's grandmother's history.

The Shadow King’s scope is vast, weaving between Ethiopian soldiers, Mussolini’s troops, Emperor Haile Selassie, and a diverse group of women, and cinematically written. The novel raises many questions:the theatre of war and what it means to obey; the roles of women in war, and the various battlefields they traverse; the line between witness and perpetrator. One of the most exquisitely written and fascinating novels sharing an untold part of our global narrative.

Quichotte: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

In a tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

The Cheffe: A Cook's Novel by Marie NDiaye

From the Booker Prize-nominated author of Three Strong Women: an elegant, hypnotic new novel about a legendary French female chef—the facts of her life, the nearly ineffable qualities of her cooking, and the obsessive, sometimes destructive desire for purity of taste and experience that shaped her life.

Continuing her tradition of writing provocative fiction about fascinating women, here Marie NDiaye gives us the story of a Great Female Chef—a chef who was celebrated as one of the best in a world where men dominate, and the way that her pursuit of love, pleasure, and gustatory delights helped shape her life and career. Told from the perspective of her former assistant (and unrequited lover), now an aged chef himself, here is the story of a woman’s quest to the front of the kitchen—and the extraordinary journey she takes along the way.


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Simply sign up for The Edit Subscription and checkout like a normal purchase, but change your shipping address to the recipient’s address. We cannot gift wrap subscription boxes.

 When will I be charged for the subscription? 

If you are ordering for a current box, your first charge will be the day you sign up, subsequent boxes will be charged following the pattern below. If you place your order before the 15th of the month for the first shipment, your box will be shipped in the first shipment. If you place your order after the recurring charge date for the season, your box will ship in the second shipment. The payment and shipment dates for our quarterly boxes are as follows:
Recurring charge date May 15th
First shipment will go out in the last week of May
Second shipment will go out in the last week of June
Recurring charge date August 15th
First shipment will go out in the last week of August
Second shipment will go out in the last week of September
Recurring charge date November 15th
First shipment will go out the last week of November
Second shipment will go out the last week of December
Recurring charge date February 15
First shipment will go out the last week of February
Second shipment will go out the last week of March

*Pease note: if you order a current box after the initial charge date, your box will be shipped in the second shipment. 

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Ground shipping for continental US orders is included in your subscription box price.

Do you charge sales tax? 

We charge applicable sales tax on any purchase shipped to an address in the state of Colorado.

Can I subscribe if I live outside the United States? 

For the time being, we are only able to offer our subscription program within the United States.

Can I choose the books in my subscription? 

We carefully curate the book selections in our subscription boxes for you. We are very thoughtful with our curations, each selection will feature three novels that we are confident you will love.

Can I purchase a single box rather than the subscription? 

We have created this offering as a subscription program to bring the best of our design and curation abilities to you with each box. We feel this is best done as a long term commitment, and we feel you will enjoy watching your library grow beautifully over the next 12 months!

Can I cancel my subscription or change the shipping address if I need to? 

Yes, you can cancel your subscription at anytime in your subscription portal. If you have already been charged for a box that has yet to ship, that will be your last box. We cannot offer a refund after you have been charged. To change the shipping address on a box, please contact Customer Service by the 10th of the month before your recurring charge.

Can I skip a box? 

We can’t accommodate skipping shipments. You are able to cancel your subscription at any time, or change the shipping address either one time or for the remainder of your subscriptions.

What is your return policy? 

We will exchange damaged or defective books up to 14 days from the date of shipment for replacement. We are unable to offer refunds.

Are there any coupons or promotions for subscription boxes? 

We are unable to offer any promotions or discounts for our subscription boxes.

Please note: the Winter Edit 2019 is sold out. With your purchase of the Seasonal Edit, you will reserve your Spring 2020 box and all future Edits! Is this a gift? Please request a gift message card upon checkout, and we will send you a PDF to present to your recipient.