Powell’s Indiespensable Subscriptions are Open! + Spoilers!

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Powell’s Indiespensable book subscriptions are open! (Thanks so much to Katie and Keri for letting us know!) This subscription is $39.95 and ships every 6 weeks.

Check out my Powell’s reviews to learn more about this book subscription!

And if you’d like to know what’s in the next shipment:

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. Signed Powell ‘s are frequently end up being more than twice the price!

  2. I just signed up for Vol 59 and in my receipt it said arrival May 11.

  3. Do you have to re sign up every time they open subscriptions or are you automatically joined each time?

    • It’s automatic each time, so once you’re in, you’re in until you cancel. No need to re-sub each time.

  4. Yikes! June 15. The shipments seem to be getting farther and farther apart. More than 2 months from last shipment.

  5. I’m very intrigued by the book selection, but this sub seems to be a real gamble as far as value. I’ll just buy the book from Amazon and save myself $20.

    • You could, but at this point I’ve gotten three signed editions through Powell’s, as well as two nice book jackets. I guess it depends on whether that would be a deciding factor to you or not. For me personally, I like that I have books signed by the authors :).

      • A signed version isn’t worth double the price for me, but thank you for the info.

        • In addition to a signed novel there is another item(water bottle, chocolate bar, etc.) There is occasionally a second book as well.

    • I am loving the First Editions Club from Parnassus Books! You’re charged list price for a signed first edition plus $6 for shipping (unless you can pick it up in person in Nashville). It’s sent out book rate (slow), and it comes in a nifty cotton sack inside a box. More expensive than Amazon, obviously. No “book-ish” extras, but I’m okay with that. Plus, they send out an email letting you know what book they’ll be sending in advance, and you have the option of opting out couple times a year if you’re not interested in the specific book. Both fiction and non-fiction selections. On the con side, there’s no cool custom slipcover, like Powell’s. Also, there is not a specific fee, so some months will be more than others, depending on what the book’s list price is. I’m unclear on how they’d handle the pricing on a multi-month gift subscription to someone else. There’s also ParnassusNext, with a Young Adult selection every month (signed first editions).

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