Business FAQ:

Q: Where do your items ship from?
A: Items from Society6 ship from the USA.

Q: You say "free worldwide shipping" but I can't see my country listed for shipping on Society6?
A: Unfortunately, I'm not in control of which countries Society6 ships to. I say "Free worldwide shipping" as a way to indicate that the sale isn't US only, and also because that's how S6 phrases it. To avoid any confusion I use their wording. I know how frustrating it can be for companies not to ship to your country, but be sure to check the S6 site often as they add new countries to the list all the time!

Q: How long does shipping take?
A: The Society6 FAQ says:
*USA -- 4-14 days, delivered by the USPS
* Australia -- 4-14 days, delivered by the Australian Post (applies to Wall Prints, Mugs, Notebooks, and Stationary Cards - all other items, please refer to international ship times)
*International -- 2-4 weeks, delivered by your local postal service

Q: Do you make custom orders?
A: This is a complicated question! At the moment I take custom orders for designs for subscription boxes but I tend not to take custom one-off orders. This is because sometimes I'll spend a lot of time on a design only for the person requesting it not to buy it. If you want to request something you can definitely send me an email and if I think it'll appeal to a few people I'll add it to my design list.

Q: Why do you not use quotes from books in your designs?
A: I tend to only use quotes that are public domain OR when I have express permission from the author/publishers. This is because I don't want to run into trouble with copyright.

Q: How often do you have sales on Society6?
A: Quite often! I'm not actually in control of when sales happen, but on Society6 free shipping can happen up to three times a month and discounts can be available at least once. I post about sales all over social media, so be sure to follow me if you'd like sale updates.

Q: How often do you host giveaways?
A: On Instagram I host a competition every month where you can tag your Bookworm Boutique product photos (including subscription box items) with the tag #bookwormboutiquewin to go in the draw to win an 11oz mug. Entries are unlimited! As for giveaways, those pop up when I reach a milestone or have something fun to share.

Q: When did you start Bookworm Boutique?
A: I started Bookworm Boutique in October 2015, before then I made and sold fandom based items. After feeling like one of many, I decided to opt for something that was close to my heart... books!

Q: How many people are a part of Bookworm Boutique?
A: That'd be just me! I do have help from friends and family sometimes, but the business is mostly just me behind the keyboard.

If you have a question that's not answered here, please feel free to send me a message or an email and I'll be sure to get back to you ASAP!

Personal FAQ:

Q: What's your name, how old are you, and where do you live?
A: I'm Lauren, 21 years of age, and I live in Auckland, NZ but I'm originally from the U.K. 

Q: What sparked your love for reading?
A: I was lucky enough to have a mum who grew up loving to read, so when she was raising me, she encouraged the same passion. I often joke that I should forward my book bills to my mum since she was the one who sparked the obsession. Every Christmas and birthday I'd receive books, and just when she saw something she thought I might like, she picked it up and brought it home. I'll never forget my mum bringing me home the first three A Series of Unfortunate Events books and saying "These books are about three children, and bad things happen to them"... Ever thought about writing blurbs, mum? 

Of course Harry Potter played a huge role, as it did for most of my generation. 20 years and counting! What an incredible thing to have experienced! 

Q: How much time do you spend reading?
A: Recently, not enough. I spend most of my time designing, running my wonderful book club, or working on Bookworm Boutique in some way. I feel incredibly lucky to have turned a hobby into my source of income so I wouldn't change it! 

Q: What's your favourite book?
A: Literally impossible.

Q: What kind of TV shows do you enjoy?
A: I'm really into crime shows, but I also adore Gilmore Girls, Doctor Who, Avatar, The Simpsons, Adventure Time, etc. I'll try any kind of show. 

If you have a question that's not answered here, please feel free to send me a message or an email and I'll be sure to get back to you ASAP!

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