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Non-fiction box, July 2022

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.


July non-fiction box

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.