Curl up with a Classic

We invite you to curl up with a hot beverage and a classic book for the holiday season 

Curl up with a Classic themed book box by Coffee and a Classic

For the December Coffee and a Classic book box we wanted to be both festive and provide some cozy goodies. We thoroughly enjoyed putting together the seasonal box with mixtures of fur pompoms, to birch trees, eggnog to crochet! 

The Women in White by Wilkie Collins

The Women in White by Wilkie Collins in a Coffee and a Classic subscription box

In our research for selecting a perfect winter book for this box, we came across so many examples of readers looking forward to reading their favorite Wilkie Collins books around the holidays. So for the December book box we decided to include "The Women in White" by Wilkie Collins.  

"I first read The Woman in White in a freezing attic on a farm in New Hampshire. I spend every Christmas in New Hampshire and couldn’t wait to get back this year so I could read The Moonstone, Collins’ other classic. There’s something about these Victorian detective novels that seems particularly suited to cold weather reading." 

Publishers Summary: 

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

Fur Pompom Bookmark by Coffee and a Classic

Fur Pompom Bookmark by Coffee and a Classic

We are obsessed with pompoms and fur this winter, so we figured what would be better than a fur pompom bookmark! If you didn't receive a December box you can purchase your own pompom bookmark in our Bookish Things Shop

Whoopie Pie by Cape Whoopies

Cape Whoopies Maine Gourmet Whoopie Pies in Coffee and a Classic Book Box

Cape Whoopies makes the most AMAZING gourmet whoopie pies right here in Maine. We enjoy them ourselves quite often and wanted to share the wonderful experience with our subscribers this month. 

For the December box we included some of the holiday flavors. 

From Cape Whoopies: 

We love coming up with new and different flavor combinations and usually can be found in the kitchen being creative. Our focus has always been to make the best tasting, most wholesome whoopie pie, and to achieve that end we had to find superior products.

Holiday Sampler Coffee From World Market® 

World Market® Holiday Sampler Coffee in Coffee and a Classic Book Box Subscription

We were so excited to find such great holiday flavored coffee from World Market®! We sampled a few ourselves and loved them. 


The finest of our holiday coffee blends are found in the World Market® 5-Pack Holiday Sampler. Inspired by classic holiday treats, our Red Velvet, Fireside Rum, Chocolate Peppermint, Holiday Blend and Holiday Eggnog blends are a delicious collection of rich yet subtly flavored coffees.

Hand-painted Glass with Birch Tree Design

Hand-painted birch tree design glass by Coffee and a Classic

There is nothing more winter to us than a birch trees, especially here in Maine. To go along with our winter theme we decided to include a stemless blue wineglass with teal, grey and white design this month. You can purchase your own Winter Wonderland Glass in our Bookish Things Shop!

Screen Printed "Curl Up with a Classic" Tote Bag

Curl up with a Classic Tote Bag Made by Coffee and a Classic

We had so much fun screen printing tote bags this month for the December book boxes. To stick with the blue theme we chose navy blue cotton tote bags with a white "Curl up with a Classic" design. You can purchase your own Curl up with a Classic tote bag in our Bookish Things Shop

Handmade Crochet Coffee (or Tea or Hot Coco!) Sleeve

Handmade Crochet Coffee Sleeve in Coffee and a Classic Book Box Subscription

We are so grateful one of our talented craft friends, "Handmade by Bailey", offered to hand-make us crochet coffee sleeves for the December box, they came out amazing and were perfect for our "cozy" theme! 

If you would like more information on ordering your own, email us for the details!