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Curated to bring awareness to important issues and feature underrepresented writers.
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Our Origins

Lit & Latte is founded by Dan & Kirsten, a late-20-something couple from NJ. We love books, exploring places for unique coffee spots, and promoting positivity & inclusivity. We know firsthand how easy it is to get stuck in the habit of reaching for the same types of books to read, and how difficult & time-consuming it can be to find decent coffee. We also think it's very important to feature women, LGBTQ+, and person of color writers. These reasons, together with our passion for spreading awareness of issues close to our hearts — like racism, sexism, and domestic violence — are why we started Lit & Latte. 

Our Boxes

In Lit & Latte boxes you’ll find a refreshing mix of popular & not-so-popular (but still amazing) books. We want to expose you to a variety of different voices and help you build a robust collection. We primarily choose new adult fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction.

We choose coffee from companies dedicated to sustainability, quality, and creativity. No Folgers in this box! 

We are focused on quality so you don't have to worry about getting cluttered with useless knick-knacks month after month. For all of the rewards that include a box, you will be sent an e-mail with a coupon code redeemable for the specified box. *Anybody who subscribes to our newsletter will also be entered to win a year for free!

Bookworm Box Mockup
Bookworm Box Mockup

Monthly 

  • The Lite Reader box includes one book, 12 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee, and a detailed insert. 
  • The Bookworm box includes two books, 12 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee,  a detailed insert, and extra goodies too! Since this box comes with two books, you could even share it with a friend!

Quarterly

  • The Bibliophile box includes three books,  24 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee (two different kinds), a detailed insert, and other goodies.

 Limited Edition Tote

Limited Edition Tote (each one is numbered with your backer number)
Limited Edition Tote (each one is numbered with your backer number)

Why Books & Coffee?

We want the world to have more regular readers. Why? Well, to start, people who read regularly tend to sleep better, have lower stress levels, and have lower rates of depression than non-readers. Reading builds analytic thinking skills, boosts memory, and is a great way to improve cultural awareness. Reading books by authors with different beliefs, mindsets, and life experiences gives you the opportunity to think about ideas from varying perspectives.

Isn't it fascinating how books and coffee perfectly go together? Imagine all of the important gatherings and the shear amount of work done in coffee shops over the years. How many books have been written in coffee shops? Many people know the story of J.K. Rowling and how she wrote her first Harry Potter book in a coffeeshop. Maybe there's something comforting in the feeling of being introspective among others, with random chatter occupying the background of your attention span, and the invigorating scent of roasted coffee wafting through the air.

Why Support Lit & Latte?

We're confident that you'll love Lit & Latte, especially if you:

  • Appreciate inclusivity in literature
  • Support small businesses 
  • Are excited to let us do the nitty-gritty of curating an awesome box of great books, high-quality coffee, and other goodies. We've got you covered!

Giving Back

By supporting Lit & Latte you'll be providing us the future opportunity to support other organizations that align with our vision of inclusivity and global literacy.

What You're Investing In

We have a lot of cool ideas, here are a few:

  • Signed books
  • Educational topic series
  • Children's boxes
  • Author's notes & interviews
  • Exclusive coffee roaster interviews & virtual tours
  • Exclusive coffee recipes

Stretch Goals

$3,500 — Early launch of our discussion forum!

From NJ With Love

We’re blessed to have an extremely diverse team of hardworking people dedicated to providing you with the best subscription box experience. We work hard to provide you with cool & unique books and exceptional coffee. 

We celebrate inclusivity in every box and love to support other small businesses. Hit us up if you think your product would be a good fit with us.

 Lit & Latte 

Risks and challenges

Lit & Latte has been completely self-funded and now we're asking for help from the very community that we plan to serve!

This Kickstarter campaign will provide us enough resources to purchase our initial inventory, boxes, packaging, and jumpstart our marketing. We've been working hard, but some challenges still remain. Namely, it may be difficult to pack & ship a large number of boxes (we're only 3 people so far). However, with enough backers we'll be able to hire some help and jumpstart our business!

Choosing books & coffee can be very tough & time-consuming, which is why we'll also be collaborating with other authors, coffee connoisseurs, and activists to helps us curate the best boxes!

For all of the rewards that include a box, you will be sent an e-mail with a coupon code redeemable for the specified box.

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Feeling Bookish

    Help spread the love of books & coffee!

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    • Special thanks on our backers page
    • A PDF of our first monthly insert booklet
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    Limited Edition Tote Bag

    As a thank you to our early bird supporters you will a receive a limited edition (numbered) Lit & Latte tote bag.

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    • Limited Edition Lit & Latte Tote Bag
    • Special thanks on our backers page
    • A PDF of our first monthly insert booklet
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    Lite Reader Box + Backers Page

    Be among the first to get our Lite Reader Box — includes one of our monthly book selections and a 12oz bag of artisan whole bean coffee!

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    • The Lite Reader Box
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    Lite Reader Box + Tote + Backers Page

    Get our Lite Reader Box + our limited edition tote.

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    • The Lite Reader Box
    • Limited Edition Lit & Latte Tote Bag
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    Bookworm Box + Dream Maker

    Be among the first to get our Bookworm box — includes our two monthly book selections, a 12oz bag of artisan whole bean coffee, and extra goodies too!

    Includes:
    • The Bookworm Box
    • Featured as a "Dream Maker" on backers page
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    Bookworm Box + Tote + Dream Maker

    Be among the first to get our Bookworm box — includes our two monthly book selections, a 12oz bag of artisan whole bean coffee, and extra goodies too!

    Includes:
    • The Bookworm Box
    • Limited Edition Lit & Latte Tote Bag
    • Featured as a "Dream Maker" on backers page
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    Bibliophile Box + Tote + Dream Maker

    Get everything! Be among the first to get our quarterly Bibliophile box — includes 3 book selections (different from our monthly selections), two different 12oz bags of artisan whole bean coffee, and curated accessories/goodies.

    Includes:
    • The Bibliophile Box
    • Limited Edition Lit & Latte Tote Bag
    • Featured as a "Dream Maker" on backers page
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    The Book Angel

    Get 6 months of our Lite Reader Box with this pledge! The Lite Reader Box includes 1 new Adult, YA, or non-fiction book and a 12oz bag of artisan whole bean coffee.

    Includes:
    • The Lite Reader Box
    • Limited Edition Lit & Latte Tote Bag
    • Featured as one of "Our Angels" on backers page
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    THE GOAT

    Get 6 months of our Bookworm Box with this pledge! The Lite Reader Box includes 2 new Adult, YA, or non-fiction books and a 12oz bag of artisan whole bean coffee.

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    • The Bookworm Box
    • Limited Edition Lit & Latte Tote Bag
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