Meet the Tea Leaves & Reads Team

Hi! We are William & Kathryn… the ‘almost’ Husband and Wife Team behind Tea Leaves and Reads. We say ‘almost’ because we were so close to getting married in April 2020 and then…well…a global pandemic occurred!

The Name and the Library

The name Tea Leaves and Reads was created by Kathryn in 2017 and started out as a blog for her to keep track of her book reviews and favourite authors.

Then, during the 2020 Pandemic we started to think of ways in which the community could be safely (and legally) brought together and the idea of a little library was born based on the ‘free library’ movement that originated in the USA.

Creating a community library out of a second hand cabinet and stocking it with pre-loved books soon became a talking point in the local community and many socially distanced bookish conversations were carried out over the garden hedge!

We realised just how much we love reading and books – and so we decided to bring the dream alive.

The Book Boxes

Book boxes aren’t a new concept but Tea Leaves and Reads boxes are very much about the authors that we have enjoyed and using our own knowledge to match you with the perfect book, the perfect beverage and a tasty treat.

With varied reading tastes between us such as Psychological Thrillers, Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Contemporary and so many more in between… we have hundreds of books to share with you.

We have put together ten box options – from Children’s classics to pre-loved boxes and brand new bestsellers… And we have a hundred more ideas in the pipeline as well! Many of our boxes are surprises to mix up your genres!

What’s to come?

In August 2020 we will be launching our monthly book club… we very much want this business to be about the bookish community! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more information on that in August and follows us on Instagram to join in the discussions!