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Rachel Brittain

Contributing Editor

Rachel is a writer from Arkansas, most at home surrounded by forests and animals much like a Disney Princess. She spends most of her time writing stories and playing around in imaginary worlds. You can follow her writing at Twitter and Instagram: @rachelsbrittain

As diehard bookworms, I think we can all admit: 1. Our bookshelves are absolutely overflowing (onto the counters and tables and floors and…you get the idea) and 2. We absolutely need more books. Is it a problem? Maybe. Do we care? Not nearly as much as we care about that gorgeous new book that we  need for our collection. And there’s nothing more satisfying than getting book mail⁠—you know it’s true. Which basically makes these 50 best book subscription boxes the equivalent of bookworm kryptonite.

Go ahead; treat yourself! You know you want to.

50 Best Book Subscription Boxes |

Kid’s Book Subscription Boxes

From newborn to tween, these playful and versatile subscription boxes are the perfect way to foster a love of reading among the kiddos in your life.

Little Fun Club

What you get: 2–3 handpicked books each month perfect for children ages 0–12

Price: $19.95–24.95

Available: Located in U.S., but available internationally

Powell’s Books Boox

What you get: a new hardcover picture book and an additional staff favorite from Powell’s Books as well as some other goodies

Price: $35.95

Available: U.S. & Internationally (with additional shipping fees)


What you get: decide between the board book box (three individually wrapped board books for children ages 0–2.5), the picture book box (two hardcover picture books for ages 2–6), or the chapter book box (two chapter books for ages 7–10)

Price: $19.95–24.95

Available: U.S. & Canada

Owlcrate Jr.

What you get: a new middle grade novel, exclusive goodies from the author, and 3–5 other items related to that month’s theme; perfect for kids ages 8–12

Price: $27.99

Available: worldwide (except Mexico and Peru)

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May box unveiled!! Here’s what we included in our REBELS AND RULE BREAKERS box: 🐐Our book of the month: THE NEXT GREAT PAULIE FINK by @alibenjamin . It’s a laugh-out-loud story following a group of hilarious rag-tag crew of middle schoolers as they put on a competition to find a replacement for the legendary class-clown Paulie Fink. It’s a book about the importance of being yourself, the power of stories, and navigating some of school’s unwritten rules. 🐐Included with each hardcover book was a signed bookplate and a ‘I AM PAULIE FINK’ button from @littlebrownyoungreaders 🐐This month’s box also featured a second book: Pippi Longstocking from the Puffin Chalk line collection @puffinbooksusa . She’s definitely one of my favourite rule breakers! 🐐A Dumbledore's Army-inspired enchanted coin keychain designed by @hollydunndesign . This seems to be a new favourite among many of our subscribers! 🐐A Magnetic Personalities magnetic finger puppet (assorted) from @philosophersguild . Featured in this picture is Darwin. 🐐An OwlCrate Jr exclusive neon acrylic ruler. 🐐Our monthly spoiler card and monthly collectible pin from @melaniedemmer 🐐Our monthly magazine designed by @themichellegray, featuring an interview with the author and an interview with one of our fabulous rep @babybibliophile 🐐A sneak peek at our June “TIME TRAVEL” theme designed by @veepdoodles 🐐Photo by @babs.books . . . . #owlcrate #owlcratejr #subscriptionboxforkids #rebelsandrulebreakers #mglit #kidlit #middlegradebooks #middlegradefiction #ireadmg

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Kid Art Lit

What you get: new release picture books and a literary inspired art project kit

Price: $14.95–49.95

Available: internationally


What you get: five age-appropriate books, six personalized bookplates, original artwork, and a personalized note—you decide which of the books you want to keep; available in four age ranges, covering ages 0–9

Price: $9.95 (plus the Amazon list price of whichever books you decide to keep)

Available: “United States Postal Service-recognized addresses within the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, and military APO/FPOs”

Lilly Post

What you get: four board books, three picture books, or a mix of both depending on age/preference, and for every box, Lilly Post donates a book to a child in need

Price: $15.95–19.95

Available: U.S. & Canada

Little Bookish Wardrobe

What you get: a children’s book geared toward ages 3–7 and costume pieces to go along with it

Price: $32.99

Available: worldwide

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Who wants to know what was hiding in our March #dragon box raise your hand! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ . . Our March box was so fun! We included an adorable book called “Dare to Care: Pet Dragon” which was full of hands on ideas and problem solving when it comes to all things DRAGON! . . Our costume was naturally – a dragon! We chose an adorable green dragon hoodie. This hoodie had dragon spikes along the head and spine/tail – it is super versatile which we LOVE! . Another item in our box was a dragon mask and matching set of dragon wings – because let’s face it. One can’t be a dragon if he or she doesn’t have wings! 🐉 . . Arts and crafts pack included a “Dragon Breath” – which was of course FIERY! . . Tag us in your #March Dragon #photos so we can see all of those amazing little dragons . . . . . . . . #littlebookishwardrobe #bookstagram #kidstagram #subscriptionbox

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YA Book Subscription Boxes

For the young (and the young at heart), you can’t go wrong with these incredibly fun YA boxes.

Wildest Dreams Book Box

What you get: a new release YA book, tea, and a bookish bath/body product to pamper yourself with

Price: £18

Available: UK & internationally

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Happy weekend everyone! It's Eurovision today, and I am so excited! It's the best weekend of the year. I'm really loving the looks of Sweden & Malta this year. Who are you rooting for? ⭐ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Last month, there were so many gorgeous unboxings of our April box, and I want to share them all with you over the next few weeks, because you guys take such incredible photos – so thank you ❤ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Our June box is now on sale, and this one is an absolute treat! The theme is Finding Your Tribe, and the author herself has helped curate this box! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This box is filled to the brim with a newly released contemporary YA, with a signed bookplate. With products for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Alice Oseman and Holly Bourne. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ As well as the usual bath/body product, bookish tea, exclusive print and swag, there's something extra special this month… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ If personalised bookish cookies are your thing, this could be the box for you…👀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ 📸: @lydlovelit

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Unicorn Crate

What you get: a recently published YA fantasy, 5–6 book related goodies, and a signed bookplate whenever possible

Price: $36.95

Available: internationally

The Bookish Box

What you get: multiple options to choose what you want, including YA or adult books, shirts, and bookish goodies

Price: $17.99–43.00

Available: worldwide

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It’s time to inbox our April “I Ship It” Bookish Box. We were inspired by fictional couples we can’t stop obsessing over. The full box included: ✨Our YA book of the month was Red Scrolls of Magic by @cassieclare1 And @wesleychu1 We also included an exclusive custom illustrated dust jacket by @janarunneck , and a bookplate signed by both authors. We ❤️ Alec & Magnus! ✨Our adult book of the month was The Deepest Blue by @sarahbethdurst and included a signed bookplate! ✨ A large pouch featuring a quote from The Wicked King, for Jude and Cardan! Designed by @chicklitdesigns ✨Ketterdam ankle socks for Kaz & Inej ✨ An “It’s Complicated” Spicy & sweet candle for Throne of Glass’s Elide and Lorcan creates by @spideyscents ✨Tamar and Nadia necklace for this couple that hasn’t happened yet, this is a line when Nadia looks at Tamar, “ She’s Fearless”. ✨Our duel pins featuring both Liz & Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and the other pin Feyre and Rhysand from ACOMAF created by @dustandpages ✨Twilight shirt featuring a quote from the Breaking Dawn movie, because R Patz is our favorite Edward. ✨Edward & Bella sticker by our artist @dianadworak ✨Monthly zodiac featuring Azriel as our ♉️ Taurus sign by artist @gabriella.bujdoso ✨We were also given a Mera: Tidebreaker by @Dan iellempaige samplers to include in random boxes for our members! Keep and eye out for a giveaway soon 👀 This box was chock full of some actual fictional couple and some characters we just ship as a couple & you need to read the books to find out who ends up together! Slide to the next photo for info on our photo challenge! Photo by @just_onemorepage_

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What you get: brand new hardcover YA novel and 3–5 bookish keepsakes

Price: $27.99–29.99

Available: worldwide (except Mexico and Peru)

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Let’s take another look at what we sent out in our May EPIC ADVENTURES box! ✨First up we included a beautiful glass water bottle designed for us by @kdpletters featuring a quote from one of our favourite Neil Gaiman novels, Stardust! ✨A super adorable vinyl sticker featuring Howl & Sophie (who definitely have some adventures!) from Howl's Moving Castle designed by @naomilord. ✨It wouldn't be an Epic Adventures box without an item inspired by The Hobbit! @kitstercronk designed this super handy passport wallet featuring a quote from the book! ✨Dream of mischievous escapades with your new full-sized pillowcase inspired by one of our favourite characters, Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic! This pillowcase was designed by @stellabookishart! ✨To help you drift to sleep we included a super soft and comfy sleep mask inspired by A Court of Mist and Fury designed for us by @bookwormboutique! ✨Our book pick this month was the highly anticipated debut, We Hunt the Flame by @hafsahfaizal! It features everything you could want in an adventurous fantasy…a huntress, an assassin, a dangerous forest, a magical island, and a team of side characters to fall in love with. Our edition features a special OwlCrate exclusive cover and is signed by the author! We also hope you enjoy the letter to OwlCrate readers from Hafsah, as well as the character art print! ✨Our collectible enamel pin this month was super special because it was designed by the author herself through her design company, @_iceydesigns! Hafsah created a pin that truly reflects her debut novel! ✨A huge thank you to all of the wonderful creators who contributed to this box! ✨Did you miss out? We still have some Epic Adventures boxes available in our shop at! They are currently 20% off when you use the coupon SUMMERSALE until June 7th! Such an amazing deal! ✨Photos by @amyinreverie, @babs.books, @last_page_books, @book_banter, and @faithtrust.and.traveldust ✨ May Box Photo Challenge: Unboxing #ocadventures ✨ #owlcrate #bookstagram #subscriptionbox #wehunttheflame #bookbox #mysubscriptionaddiction #subscriptionboxaddict #hafsahfaizal #bookclub #bookmerch #readersofinstagram #booklover

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What you get: a newly released YA book and awesome book-related items

Price: $13.99–23.00

Available: U.S. & Canada

Margins Box

What you get: a new-release YA book by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and person of color) authors along with related items handcrafted by marginalized creators

Price: $34.95

Available: U.S., Canada, and internationally (not available in all countries)

Totally Booked Crate

What you get: a new-release YA book along with 3–5 bookish goodies; also available in romance, historical, and new adult options

Price: $29.99

Available: U.S., Canada, and internationally

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📦 TBC TUESDAY & UNBOXING 📦 • • Happy #tbctuesday unicorns! 🦄 • This beautiful picture is a throwback of our STARLIGHT & WICKED FAE crate. Doesn't it look like a fun crate? It definitely was a lot of fun putting together. I mean, who doesn't love a good or shall I say wicked fae read? If that's your jam, we recommend you pick up Never-Contended Things. This book is a fantasy and contemporary mashed into one. We even still these crates available in our shop! 💗 • • 🦄 Crate Contents 🦄 • -Never-Contended Things by @sarahporterbooks – Artifact of Nowhere candle by @writteninwaxco -Always Wear Your Berries perfume by @latherati -Tumbler and notebook designed by @nocturnalfeyart -FernGully bookmark by @marquisdusoleil -The Wicked King Cardan print by @wictorian_art – Spoiler art print by @celingraphics -Treat: jellybeans • • 📸 Lovely unboxing photo by @alyesasworld 😘 • • • • #totallybookedcrate #ilovetbc #tbcstarlightandwickedfae #tbcunboxing #bookunboxing #unboxing #subscriptionbox #bookbox #yabooks #yacontemporary #yafantasy #yareads #ireadya #bookstagram #bookpic #bibliophile #totalbooknerd #booknerd

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Shelflove Reads

What you get: a new general fiction YA book, 5–7 theme based items, and other goodies from the author and Shelflove team; this YA box is geared toward adults, so may include things like wine glasses

Price: $35.99–37.99

Available: worldwide

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December 'Reading Resolutions' Unboxing 🍾📚🎁 🌸 Reading Goals Bookmarks – Don’t just mark your page, mark your progress too! These bookmarks are great motivators to show you how far you're into your current read. Designed by @HeyAtlasCreative for Shelflove. 📖 Pride and Prejudice Inspired Book Sleeve – We fell in love with @KathyWellerArt’s quote designs and we are so excited we were able to work with her on this exclusive design featuring some of our favorite quotes from this iconic novel. 📖 So Many Books, So Little Time Decal – 365 days or 8766 hours or 525,600 minutes… it’s simply never enough time to read all of the books on our endless TBRs. 📖 Bibliophile Beanie – Let everyone know you’d rather be reading with this exclusive Bibliophile Beanie with lettering from @KDPLetters 📖 100 Essential Books for YA Readers Scratch-Off Poster – Are you ready to take on the challenge of reading Shelflove’s 100 essential books for YA readers? This scratch-off poster will help you keep track of the titles you’ve read and which ones you might pick up on your next trip to the library. 📖 A to Z Challenge Chips – Can you read the entire alphabet in one year? Use these chips to help you find your next read by selecting a title beginning with the letter you draw. The challenge: Read 26 books that start with a different letter of the alphabet. Supporting words like “A” and “The” do not count! Any title containing “X” does count for that particular letter. No duplicates. Each letter has a value listed on its chip, add them up at the end of the year to see how you scored. (If you got our Shelflove Reading Planner, you will a page to fill out titles for your A to Z Reading inside) 📖 Book of the month: Five Feet Apart – Five Feet Apart is a beautiful book (inside and out!) about young love and insurmountable barriers keeping Will and Stella apart. Feels warning! You’ll, laugh, cry, swoon and in general fall head over heals for this book. And be on the lookout for the movie release in March! We hope you also enjoy Rachael’s author letter, and the signed bookplate. 🌸 Photo by @fictionaladventures 🌸 #shelflovereads #feeltheshelflove #bookstagram #book #bookbox #shelflove

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Litjoy Crate

What you get: a new-release YA book and 2–4 carefully curated book related items

Price: $27.99–29.99

Available: internationally (request your country if not currently listed)


What you get: an exclusive edition of a newly released book, 4–6 themed items, and exclusive content from publishers and authors

Price: £26

Available: worldwide (except China, El Salvador, Guadalupe, Haiti, Russia, and Saudi Arabia)

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It’s day one of our photo challenge! 12 April: UNBOXING – show off an ADVENTURE AWAITS unboxing photo 💛 And don’t forget that our readalong of Once & Future starts today on our Goodreads group – link in our linktree! 💛 The rules are: 💛 tag your photos with #ILLUMICRATEMAR2019 to enter 💛 we will pick 3 random winners and they will get our April box for free! 💛 you don’t need to post for every prompt to win, or post on the day of the prompt, but the more pics you post you the more chances you have to win 💛 if you’ve already posted a photo that fits the prompts, you can add the hashtag for it to be eligible 💛 you must have a public account to win 💛 all entries must be posted by 11.59PM UK time on 18 April 💛 Thanks to @bookwormgram for this photo 💛 [ #illumicrate #illumicratephotochallenge #adventureawaits #onceandfuture #illumicratemar2019 #photochallenge #theravenboys #mistborn #LOTR #gentlemansguidetoviceandvirtue #illumicrateunboxing ]

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Book Box Club

What you get: a great new YA book, themed goodies, and access to the online book group

Price: £12.08–26.00

Available: worldwide

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Happy Saturday everyone!😀 . ☀️It's unboxing time! Hooray!☀️ Here are all of the glorious goodies we included in our January STORYTELLERS box. We have LOVED seeing all of your unboxings this month and we are so glad you guys enjoyed this box as much as we enjoyed planning it. As usual we'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the talented suppliers who helped us bring our STORYTELLERS theme to life and to @alittlebiblio for this beautiful photo. Here's what our January box included: . ⚡Monsters by Sharon Dogar- Born to a revolutionary writer, Mary knows that she is destined to pen her own masterpiece. But before she can become the author famed for creating Frankenstein, she will be swept away into a world of scandalous storytellers and philandering philosophers… . ⚡An Invitation to our members only online book group. . ⚡Brontë notebook illustrated by @litemporium . ⚡Great Writers pencil case illustrated by @itslauracrow . ⚡Born to Write patch by @quotify_art . ⚡Magnetic storytelling kit . ⚡Writers tips postcards . ⚡Bookish extras from @andersenpress and @penguinrandomhouse . . 😀What was your favourite item? If you missed out on this box we do have a very limited number available in Our Shop over on our website (link in the bio) so hurry if you'd like one.👍 . Have a lovely day everyone! Love, Libby and Kate xx😘😘 . . #bookbox #book #books #bookish #bookmerch #supplier #unboxing #bookstagram #subbox #booksubscriptionbox #writer #writing #storytellers #maryshelley #monstersya #ukya #bookclub

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Spellbound Book Box

What you get: a new YA release and around four bookish goodies

Price: $34.95

Available: U.S. & internationally

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Hey everyone! Have you checked out our latest sale? If you have been experiencing difficulty using the code SUMMERSALE20, it was totally my fault and I forgot to enable the coupon! It’s all good now though so you can use the code on any of our past items and boxes. If you have been eyeing our June box, you can still use the code SUMMER5 to save $5! If any of you have been experiencing difficulty with any of these, please tell me as I have no idea most of the time. If you like what you see in this picture, this is actually of our May box which qualifies under the 20% off! It’s a great deal and you even get two books. If you want a more close look at the items, I posted some stuff on my stories too. [amazing photo from our rep @mamabear_reads] #bookstagram #book #books #bookish #bookphotography #bookaholic #bookbox #bookishbox #booksubscriptionbox #booksubscription

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Genre Boxes

Looking for a specific genre or a box with lots of customizable options? Check out these boxes that span age groups, genres, and styles—from mystery and romance to personal growth and classics.

Once Upon a Book Club Box

What you get: a new release (choose between YA and Adult) along with 3–5 bookish goodies specifically matched up to a certain part of the book

Price: $34.99

Available: worldwide

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Time for the May Adult book reveal! . We selected “Clover Blue” by @eldonnaedwardsauthor . We adored this book (and are hoping you’re enjoying it as well!) we do have extras available for purchase at . Thank you @girlsinbooks for this stunning photo of our box! . SYNOPSIS: . There are many things twelve-year-old Clover Blue isn't sure of: his exact date of birth, his name before he was adopted into the Saffron Freedom Community, or who his first parents were. What he does know with certainty is that among this close-knit, nature-loving group, he is happy. Here, everyone is family, regardless of their disparate backgrounds–surfer, midwife, Grateful Dead groupie, Vietnam deserter. But despite his loyalty to the commune and its guru-like founder Goji, Blue grapples with invisible ties toward another family–the one he doesn't remember. . With the urging of his fearless and funny best friend, Harmony, Clover Blue begins to ask questions. For the first time, Goji's answers fail to satisfy. The passing months bring upheaval to their little clan and another member arrives, a beautiful runaway teen named Rain, sparking new tensions. As secrets slowly unfurl, Blue's beliefs–about Goji, the guidelines that govern their seemingly idyllic lives, and the nature of family itself–begin to shift. With each revelation about a heartbreaking past he never imagined, Blue faces a choice between those he's always trusted, and an uncertain future where he must risk everything in his quest for the truth. . Part coming-of-age tale, part love story, part mystery, Clover Blue tenderly explores an unconventional but no less complex family that resonates with our deep-rooted yearning for home. . . #onceuponabookclubbox #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookclub #bookclubselection #newfiction #cloverblue

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Go Love Yourself Box

What you get: a personal growth book box with a self help book and self care items plus access to additional resources including a 30 minute coaching session with that month’s featured coach

Price: $30–274.95

Available: internationally

My Book Box

What you get: two newly released book (select between children, YA, adult, and various genres) and an additional treat just for you

Price: $39.95

Available: internationally


What you get: a classic book with a custom dust jacket and a collection of adorable literary inspired goodies

Price: £35.00

Available: internationally (free UK shipping)

Boxwalla Book Box

What you get: high quality literature (think trying to read the next Nobel prize winner before they win the prize) shipped to your door in the form of several hand picked books

Price: $49.95

Available: worldwide (free shipping in U.S.)

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The October Book Box will ship today! So sorry you guys, for the delay in shipping the book boxes this time. We had a bit of an unanticipated delay in receiving one of the titles in this box. But soooon it will be on its way to you. Thank you all so so much for your patience. 💜 . Here’s what you can look forward to in the October Book Box. 😍 . 📚The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat . 📚Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal . . 📚The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot in a petite gift book illustrated by the talented @evanrobertson of @obviousstate. . . Perfect for curling up with a mug of hot cocoa or tea or for gifting to your favorite bookworm. We have some available as a one-time purchase (link in bio). Please note, unlike the Beauty and Film subscriptions which are $49.95, the book subscription is $29.95 every two months. . #bookish #literaturelover

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Crime and Mystery Box (My Chronicle Book Box)

What you get: a quarterly box containing three new crime and mystery releases, luxury bookish goodies, and exclusive author content (also available as a Sci-Fi and Fantasy box)

Price: £45.00

Available: worldwide

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Here it is, the May 2019 crime & mystery book box contents! Read on for full details… 💙 Each of these brilliants books comes with an exclusive interview: 📚 a signed copy of The Man With No Face by Peter May 📚 a signed copy of Keep Her Close by M J Ford 📚 To Catch a Killer by Emma Kavanagh with signed postcard 💙 And the goodies are: 📚 an Agatha Christie themed tea towel 📚 a vintage typewriter patent art print by @carboncopyprinthouse 📚 a book lovers coaster to keep your favourite beverage on when you are reading 📚plus a little bonus – a chapter sampler for Tidelands the new book from Philippa Gregory! 💙 Worried you missed out! It’s ok, we stocked up this time so we have just a few left over for single purchase! Head over to our website to snap one up and subscribe for the next box 😀 💙 #mychroniclebookbox #book #bookbox #booksubscriptionbox #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookcollector #readersofinstagram #petermay #themanwithnoface #mjford #emmakavanagh @quercusbooks @orionbooks @avon_books

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Bookstore Boxes

Want a personalized bookstore experience from some of the neatest bookstores around? These four have you more than covered.

Mr. B’s Reading Subscription

What you get: a bespoke book bundle of 3, 6, 0r 11 books (hand selected based on the questionnaire you fill out)

Price: £45–145.00

Available: UK, Europe, and internationally

Powell’s Books Indispensable

What you get: the best new books (with special attention to independent publishers), signed editions, exclusive printings, plus some other exciting surprises

Price: $44.95

Available: internationally

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@powellsbooks Indiespensible volume 80 appeared on my doorstep yesterday, and I immediately fell for the cool cover art. After reading a description I know I’m going to love it! . This box included the signed hardback edition of the featured book along with a custom slipcase and a booklet with author interview, as always. Our bonus items were an ARC of Divide Me By Zero by Lara Vapnyar and basil lime chapstick from Barnwell. . I adore the Indiespensible book subscription because not only is it well curated, helping me find books I’ll love but might not have otherwise picked up, but each time it feels so special receiving the signed editions with their slipcases and bonus ARCs. They’re things I couldn’t get otherwise, and I love seeing all the slipcased editions lined up on my shelves. I hope to be able to track them all down one day!

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The Book Drop

What you get: a customized box from Bethany Beach Books to give you the experience of a local, independent book shop delivered to your front door; choose from a variety of genres and customizations

Price: $16.99–198.00

Available: internationally

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Our May Mailing of the Books for Tea featured…⁣ ⁣ ✨THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK by Kim Michele Richardson @writernwaiting✨ ⁣ ⁣ Here’s a little sneak peak from Amanda:⁣ ・・・⁣ Inspired by real people and true events, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek will take you deep into the Appalachia Mountains through the eyes of Book Woman, Cussy Mary. Riding her mule through the rugged terrain of the mountains, Cussy Mary delivers books to the backwoods folk who yearn for both education and any news of outside life. From a young man who lives in a fire watchtower to an old, wise woman who has lost her sight, Cussy Mary stoically brings books to those who need them most… all while dealing with the hardships of being a Blue in 1930s Kentucky. An incredible and inspiring tale of strength and the power of books.⁣ ・・・⁣ 📸: @neverwithoutmybook⁣ 📚: @sourcebooks @writernwaiting⁣ ⁣ Please note this was sent in our May mailing as the Books for Tea June selection. ⁣ ⁣ Our next mailing will occur June 18th & 19th and will feature our July titles. ⁣ ・・・⁣ ⁣ #thebookdrop #boosktagram #books #readersofig #happyreading #booksubscription #booksubscription #bookofthemonth

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Parnassus Next

What you get: one of the best new YA books—a first edition hardcover, signed by the author and handpicked by the Parnassus staff

Price: $17.00–19.00

Available: U.S. & Canada (more locations coming soon)


Books + Drinks

Who doesn’t love something to sip on while relaxing with a good book? Coffee, tea, wine, or hot cocoa—these crates are perfect for anyone hoping their next read will come with a great drink.

Coffee and a Classic

What you get: a classic book (you choose the genre), coffee to sip on while you read, and an additional bookish item

Price: $29.99–40.99

Available: internationally

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We are so honored @goodreadsandme chose Coffee and a Classic as their favorite book box subscription in 2017!! Thank you to them and all of our subscribers for an amazing year, we are so excited for what’s to come in 2018!📚 ・・・ After trying four different monthly book box subscriptions in 2017 – Owlcrate, Coffee and A Classic, PageHabit and the Uppercase box — I have chosen my favorite. The @GoodReadsAndMe Book Box Subscription Pick of the Year is @coffeeandaclassic ! If you are not getting this box, you are missing something truly special. Each month, this beautifully curated box exceeds my expectations. My husband and I open this one together and we look forward to each delivery.

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Lit and Latte

What you get: 1–2 books (depending on your level), 12 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee, and other bookish goodies

Price: $25.00–59.00

Available: U.S.

Quaintly & Co.

What you get: a British book along with a selection of teas and snacks from the UK

Price: £14.00

Available: UK and over 200 other countries

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O U T L A N D E R Inspired Box and more! ❤️Here are some of our most recent boxes. The Outlander Inspired Box featured beautiful handmade silver earrings infused with gold leaf and moss from the grounds of actual castles in Scotland 😍 We adore them (them swipe for more pics) Thanks to Laura @botanicisles for your hard work. We also featured @etcc_uk Scottish teas, sweet tablets by @ochilfudge, a gold plated bookmark by @hamiltonandyoung in Edinburgh and a wee piece of Scotland itself in the form of a green marble traditional lucky charm by @two_skies_scotland ❤️ . . #quaintlyuk #outlander #outlanderseries #scotland #scottish #visitscotland #scottishcastle #scottishgifts #subscriptionbox #mysterybox #sassenach #british

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 Book and Wine Club (Page 1.)

What you get: Page 1. partnered up with the national Book and Wine club to bring you the bookish subscription of your dreams; get this month’s book club pick along with a wine-related treat

Price: $90

Available: internationally

Chocolate and Book

What you get: a critically chosen book from your selected genre, chocolate (vegan options available), and a hot drink (tea, coffee, or hot chocolate)

Price: £14.99–89.00

Available: internationally

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#Repost @moonlight.library with @get_repost ・・・ July @chocolateandbook subscription box 🖤 ~ Q: What are some underrated or unrecognized books you would recommend to everyone? A: I have to go with Under The Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi because it was probably one of the very few dystopian books I liked and honestly it was one of my favorite series back in the day. ~ Aaaaaaaah! I’m so excited about this box you have no idea. First off I would like to start by saying that this is actually my first subscription box ever and I have to say I am very pleased by it 🖤 Let me put it this way, I was honestly expecting one book and one chocolate but I got few extra things that really made me happy. This box is definitely worth ordering in my opinion, especially if you are on budget like me and you don’t want to spend 50+ euros on box and hella expensive shipping. If you’re from Europe I believe they have the same prize for shipping which isn’t bad but we all know posts are overpriced as hell. ~ So what does the box include? • 2 Walkers biscuits (crumbly oat and honey & chunky Belgian chocolate) • 3 packages of Welsh hot chocolate • Beech’s chocolate (Anglesey sea salt milk chocolate) • bookmark with a little key and a quote by Jeanette Walls • a copy of The Sacrifice Box by @martin_j_stewart ~ This is not sponsored (I wish tho) but I have to admit I am really in love and just the box arriving so soon, in less than 10 days, made me insanely happy and I highly recommend to everyone considering it.

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Novel Tea Book Club

What you get: a penguin classic book and two themed stationery items along with a special tea blended to match the theme (or a coffee sample, for those who prefer it)

Price: $16.00–28.00 AUD

Available: internationally


Specialty/Themed Book Boxes

Still haven’t found the right bookish subscription box? These uniquely themed, specialty, and special interest boxes might prove just what you’re looking for.

Book of the Month

What you get: choose from the five best new reads of the month chosen by the BotM staff

Price: $14.99 (and $9.99 for each additional book)

Available: U.S. and U.S. military living overseas (with active APO/FPO addresses)

Queer Books Box

What you get: an awesome queer book written by a queer author and featuring queer characters—with some other add-on options available

Price: £10.00–20.00

Available: UK (with intention to expand internationally so keep an eye out)

Books That Matter

What you get: an empowering, feminist book box including a “book that matters” as well as (at least) three items from independent female and nonbinary artists

Price: £15

Available: internationally

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Spoiler Alert! 🚨 We thought it was about time we shared a proud photo of our Love is Love boxes 🏳️‍🌈 These beautiful boxes celebrate Pride in the best way: by supporting exclusively LGBTQ+ creatives and writers, and sharing their stories. The boxes include: 📖 Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, a first edition paperback, no less! 🧡 A rose and oud wax melt by @recycledcandles shaped like a chocolate bar! 🧡 A sew on patch reading The Future Is Inclusive made exclusively for us by @yourewelcomeclub, completely unavailable anywhere else! 🧡 A laptop/applique sticker from @talkandtell_ 🧡 Two bespoke art print postcards designed by @iamwecreations Getting serious FOMO from all the fab unboxings? Don't worry, you can still grab a June box on our site! But hurry, there's not many left, and they won't be available for much longer. Use the code PRIDE for 10% off your first box! 🏳️‍🌈

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What you get: a newly released novel showcasing that month’s writer-centric topic (e.g. characters, plot, world-building), writerly gifts, an invitation to chat with a publishing professional, a look inside the publishing process, and other helpful writing tools

Price: $29.99

Available: worldwide (except Mexico and Peru)

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“People always say they’re happy you’re happy until they’re afraid that maybe your happiness is affecting their happiness and then they’re not so happy about you being so happy.” – Justin A. Reynolds . This was my absolute favorite quote from Justin’s book Opposite of Always which was included in the April Scribbler box. So much truth in one sentence!! . The theme was Voice, and this book perfectly showcased it in my opinion. Voice is subjective. Writing styles are all about maneuvering through the complexities of a narrative to reach our own unique writing style. Justin certainly found his. . This book was full of quotes you’ll just have to write down like the one I listed above. If you haven’t read this book yet, go out and grab it. You can find my illustrated review in the third pic or find me on . #goscribbler #forwritersfromwriters #oppositeofalways #justinareynolds #voicetheme #writingpassport

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Used Books Monthly

What you get: 1, 2, 0r 4 used books from the genre(s) of your choosing; a cost-effective option for the bookworm on a budget!

Price: $5.79–143.88

Available: U.S.

Feminist Book Club Box

What you get: a specially chosen book of the month and products from woman- and queer-owned small businesses

Price: $20.00–42.00

Available: internationally

Hello Book Lover

What you get: a carefully curated box including a book and lots of delightful goodies to go along with it (technically one-off gift boxes, not a subscription, but too perfect and adorable not to include)

Price: $30.00–70.00

Available: U.S.

The Wordy Traveler

What you get: three books chosen to capture the featured travel destination, an ethically-sourced premium tea, and a limited edition print from an emerging travel photographer or artist

Price: $39.99–49.95

Available: internationally

Gertie Book Club

What you get: a quarterly box containing two LGBTQ literary books hand picked by the editors of Gertrude Journal as well as some other fun surprises; choose between The Boy Box (gay fiction), The Girl Box (lesbian fiction), and The Queer Box (a mixture)

Price: $42

Available: U.S. (free shipping) & Canada

My Lit Box

What you get: a book box dedicated to featuring authors of color; a new release book as well as 2–3 quality bookish goodies

Price: $14.99–24.99

Available: U.S.

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Next up is our Black Women are Lit! Box featuring American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. In this novel you'll meet Marie Mitchell as she attempts to climb the ladder in her career, navigating some of the obstacles women of color often face while confronting issues in her personal life. There are many sides to Marie and we wanted the items in this month's box to reflect different parts of her life such as her career in law enforcement and her decision to take some risks. If you didn't get a copy of American Spy from us, be sure to grab one ASAP because an interesting story intertwined with history awaits! . . . . . #mylitbox #bookphotography #books #bookshelf #bookstagram #bookstore #bookworm #currentlyreading #diversity #igreads #instabook #nowreading #read #reading #tbr #tbrlist #writersofcolor #blog #blogger #bookblog #subscriptionbox #wellreadblackgirl #wrbg

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Call Number Box

What you get: a library-inspired book subscription box (curated by a real life librarian) featuring contemporary Black literature (choose between fiction and nonfiction) along with a few bookish and library-related items

Price: $20.00–136.00

Available: internationally



We didn’t forget about you comic book fans! There are some awesome comic subscriptions out there well worth your time (and money).

Comic Boxer

What you get: a selection of 5–7 number one issues, variant covers, exclusives, and first appearances (kid-friendly option also available)

Price: $17.99–19.99

Available: worldwide

My Comic Stack

What you get: five of the best new comics and two graphic novels from various creators and publishers

Price: $24.99

Available: U.S.

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Comic Stacks November 2018 #MyComicStacks

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The Best Book Subscription Box

And, of course, last but not least is the box we here at Book Riot think is the very best. Sure, we might be biased, but how many other subscription services out there pair you up with a bibliologist to personalize your box with hand picked selections each month?

TBR (Tailored Book Recommendations)

What you get: 3 book recommendations selected specifically for you by your personal bibliologist emailed as a letter or 3 new release hardcover books mailed to your door with a letter explaining the choices–depending on the plan you choose.

Price: $15.00–75.00

Available: U.S. (and international for ebook version)

Still not enough book subscription options for you? Check out 30 of the best book subscription services of 2019, these 7 awesome YA book boxes, and these ebook subscription services if that’s more your thing.