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Non-fiction subscription

It's very simple: just pick your plan duration from the options below. Choose between Fixed length for best savings, or Rolling for complete flexibility.

Future boxes will contain a mix of hardbacks or paperbacks, specially produced booklets, postcards and bookmarks, as well a gift item from a local independent business.

At present we have a number of Special Edition (signed & sprayed-edge) books available, but these are limited quantity - act fast if you want one!

*Plus postage charge, which is calculated during checkout

Subscribing now will ensure you receive a Special Edition (signed & sprayed-edge) of the book, along with all the extra goodies.

Non-fiction book subscription from Porty by Post

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July: Our first non-fiction box

In our July box you’ll receive a beautiful, exclusive to The Portobello Bookshop, hardback pink sprayed edge edition of Boy Friends by Michael Pederson, exclusively available via The Portobello Bookshop.

We’re delighted to be featuring this unique edition by one of Scotland’s most exciting writers in our first non-fiction box. A memoir of love, grief and male friendship, our booksellers love Boy Friends, and we’re sure you will too.


Alongside your bespoke copy, subscribers will find a limited edition, numbered print by the book’s designer, Jon Gray, who’s also designed covers for the likes of Sally Rooney and Zadie Smith. These limited edition prints will be signed by both Jon and Michael.

Subscribers also receive free access to the launch event for the book, hosted by the inimitable Jackie Kay, broadcast right from our shop floor in July.


As well as this, you’ll find a bag of Rafikï coffee, roasted right next door to us at Tanifiki coffee shop, using beans sourced sustainably by Rafikï’s founder, Benjamin.


Finally, each of our subscription boxes comes with a booklet produced by our Porty by Post team, which includes an interview with that month’s author, features on the local business whose gift product is included in the box, as well as a limited edition bookmark and postcard, all beautifully designed by our first illustrator in residence, Ryoko Tamura.


Good reads and treats all year round A brand new box to unwrap and enjoy every month

Discover a new favourite Fantastic non-fiction from across genres, picked out by our team of passionate booksellers

Join the conversation Receive access to an online discussion group and enjoy exclusive author interviews

Sustainability by design Our specially-designed boxes are fully recyclable

Coming soon

We're so looking forward to sharing new boxes with you each month, and as a wee preview, here's a sample of some books coming to our boxes after July:



Our August non-fiction box will feature Belonging by Amanda Thomson. A blend of memoir and nature writing, Belonging is a beautiful book which both explores the nature of home and identity and serves as a love letter to the northern landscapes of Scotland.