We both fell in love with reading at a young age. Our love of books has always allowed us to explore new worlds, sparked our imaginations, widened our vocabulary and introduced us to characters we would never meet in real life. Through Tales by Mail, our mission is to instil the same sense of curiosity and wonder of books into the next generation of book-lovers.
As former booksellers (with over 15 years working in bookshops) and as the owners of another successful book subscription service for young adults, we’ve got tonnes of book knowledge and subscription box curating experience, making us the perfect team to create exciting surprise parcels for your young readers.
We decided to start Tales by Mail when we were reading books for our young adult book subscription box, Book Box Club. We noticed that there were so many BRILLIANT books coming out for younger readers and we felt it was our job to get these new titles into the hands of budding bookworms.
The first Tales by Mail boxes were sent out in June 2021 and the theme was Mansion House Mysteries. Since then, we’ve sent out thousands of boxes to members all around the globe and created fun theme such as Off the Map, Magic Menageries, Whimsical Worlds and Historical Heroes (to name a few)!
In January 2021, the wonderful Amber joined our team. Amber takes care of lots of very important behind the scenes stuff as well as helping members with their enquiries.
In May 2021, we were awarded a silver gong in the MadeforMums Awards!
In September 2021, we launched Tales by Mail Hatchlings – a new subscription box for readers aged 5-8.