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Our subscribers have just received their Summer boxes. If you missed out, sign up now for our next quarterly box, going out in September.

Drift and Focus book subscription

Why you need to Drift + Focus

Would you love to read more non-fiction?

Get ready to ignite your non-fiction reading mojo with a quarterly subscription to Drift + Focus.

We sift through hundreds of new non-fiction titles to select two brilliant books every quarter. Then we package them up with reading notes, an exclusive magazine and a digital library, and top them off with a couple of delightful extra gifts from small ethical businesses.

Read the FAQs for all the details

What you get

  • A quarterly package of non-fiction reading curated around a big theme

  • Two hand picked non-fiction books each with fold out reading notes

  • Exclusive 28-page magazine exploring the theme + further reading

  • A printed paper product from an independent artist to use + enjoy

  • A lovely extra gift, always from a sustainable small business

  • Access to a page of podcasts and playlists to expand on the theme

  • No plastic or waste. Everything can be reused, recycled or repurposed

  • FREE UK delivery to your door by Royal Mail parcel post

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What's inside a box?

We keep that a secret until our subscribers have received their boxes because they like a surprise.

But if you're curious to know what you get if you decide to subscribe, we post a blog about the contents of each box after it's been sent.

Take a look inside our past boxes
Subscriber magazine full of book reviews and recommendations

What's the theme?

We choose big, expansive themes for each of our boxes, designed to open up new avenues of thought and get you excited to explore new ideas.

Previous themes have been: MIND, TOGETHER, CHANGE, TRUE, FEEL, TIME, LOSS and CREATE.

If you'd like to be first to know whenever a new theme is announced, join our email list at the bottom of the page and we'll also send you a code for 10% off your first box.


Who are we?

We're Emma and Dave, the co-founders of Drift + Focus. We're married, we live in Brighton and we're avid readers. It's our mission to get more people off their screens and reading better non-fiction.

Drift + Focus is a labour of love. We do everything ourselves, including reading hundreds of books and packing each box by hand.

We'd love you to join our growing community of readers.

Read our story

How it works

  • Subscribe now and look forward to quarterly deliveries

  • When your box arrives, kick back, read, think and enjoy!

  • No contract. Pause or cancel your subscription any time

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Subscribe or gift?

Treat yourself to a Quarterly Subscription and you'll receive a Drift + Focus box every three months on a rolling subscription. We bill you automatically just before dispatch of the next box and you can pause your subscription or cancel any time.

Our non-fiction book boxes also make brilliant gifts for the avid and lapsed readers in your life. We have a variety of gifting options including gift cards and digital gift vouchers.

Take a look at our gift options

What our subscribers say

I opened it very slowly and it was so lovely. Beautifully wrapped and presented. I wouldn't have chosen either of the books myself, which is what is so thrilling about the box. I am so looking forward to curling up with a cuppa and looking at the books.


"I'm so impressed. It's a box wonders! Two fabulous non-fiction books every three months and apt surprises. Fab!"


"Wow! I have just opened my first Drift + Focus subscription box. It was like Christmas. Each item in the box was carefully selected and beautifully designed and wrapped. I LOVED the two book choices."


"Drift + Focus is about so much more than just the books, though they are the centrepiece of this visually beautiful offering. You can feel and experience the attention that's gone into the selection of everything - the pieces of art, the magazine and reading prompts. It's the initiation of a conversation not just about the books, but the act, and the art, of reading."


I found myself immersed in writing I might otherwise have passed over...the care that has gone into curating the contents of the box brings it all to life.


"A subscription box for lovers of books and people who love reading."


"Another beautiful box. We can't wait to dive in!"

Moira + John

"So exciting to receive a simple brown box full of mind-themed joy. I put on the playlist, lay back on my sofa and have been using the manifesto postcard as a bookmark ever since!"


"Loved my first Drift + Focus subscription box. It arrived beautifully packaged with some really interesting reads. What a great way to discover books that I otherwise may not have chosen! Would totally recommend."


"I love it! It's so thoughtfully done, with an excellent choice of books - ones I wouldn't have picked up myself, but that's a very good thing. The magazine elevates it all to being something special. It was a great jumping off point and inspiration to actually read the books!"


"Wow! The quality and details are amazing. You really feel like you're getting a lot for your money."


Questions about subscriptions

What happens when I subscribe?

Your card will be debited on the day you subscribe and you'll get your first delivery when the next box goes out to all subscribers (dispatch months are: September, December, March and June).

Payment is taken for subsequent boxes at the start of the month when the next box is due to go out.

You can skip a delivery or cancel your subscription at any time.

What is the deadline for ordering?

Our next quarterly box is Autumn 2024 delivery, which goes out in September. Orders close for that box on August 31st.

Will my subscription automatically renew?

Yes. By subscribing you’re giving us permission to take payment every quarter but you can skip a box or cancel any time before we take payment. 

How do I cancel my subscription?

Just log into your account and select cancel or drop us an email and we'll do it for you. No fuss and no questions asked. Or you can skip a box if you think you might like a box again in the future.

Need to know more?

We'd love to help.

Try our FAQs page, contact us or use the Chat Box and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.