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Our Story

The home of women's fiction

Rare Birds Book Club is an Edinburgh-based bookstore that’s dedicated to celebrating female authors and sharing the best of women’s fiction.

Our signature book subscription service brings an expertly curated selection of beautifully wrapped books straight through your letterbox each month.

We scour the shelves to bring you a huge variety of styles and genres and push you out of your comfort zone. And along the way, we’ll introduce you to some titles you might never have normally chosen, but that we’re sure you’ll love anyway.

We’re on a mission to help our members read for fun - we’re here to champion female authors who deserve more recognition, guide your reading and help every book feel like a beautifully wrapped gift, whether it’s for a loved one or a treat for yourself.

Rare Birds Book Club founder Rachel Personalised book bundle from Rare Birds Book ClubRare Birds Book Club lucky dip
Where'd You Go Bernadette book from Rare Birds Book Club

Our Achievements

A word-of-mouth business

We’re delighted that Rare Birds was built by word of mouth; three short years ago when our business began we started on a shoestring and grew because our customers became passionate advocates of our brand, recommending us to friends and friends of friends.

We’ve been named a best buy by the Independent and Evening Standard.Press features include ITV This Morning, Stylist, Red Magazine, GQ, The Independent, Metro, You Magazine, The Evening Standard, Hello!, Woman&Home.

Named One To Watch at the Stylist Retail Awards 2018.

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  • "I have enjoyed every single book so far. A great variety and books I would never have chosen myself. "
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  • "My daughter bought me a subscription as a 'lockdown' present. Oh my goodness - it has kept me sane and I love it. "
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    Elisabeth B

  • "A fantastic book club featuring fabulous women writers! A must for people who love books. "
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    Eilis C

  • "Absolutely LOVE Rare Birds. Probably my favourite birthday present to date was getting a subscription. "
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Press Comments

"With so many incredible books to choose from, it can often feel overwhelming. This is where Rare Birds comes into play. "
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Oct 2020

"It's a fun and easy way to reignite your passion for reading"
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Jul 2020

"This is a great book subscription service for anyone who’s fallen out of love with reading. "
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Nov 2019

"Not only is the packaging fun, colourful and (most importantly) stylish, there’s often cute extras in your box too"
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Oct 2019


Subscriptions are dispatched the first week of each new calendar month and will arrive with UK customers before the 10th of the month.

New subscription purchases between the 1st - 25th of each month will be dispatched within 2 days of ordering. Remaining deliveries will be dispatched the first week of each new calendar month.

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