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Once Upon a BookCase Subscription Box Review – November 2016


Once Upon a BookCase is a monthly subscription for book lovers that sends a book themed phone case as well as 2-4 other gifts that match that month’s theme. They offer subscriptions geared towards men (“Manly Man”), women (“Girly Girl”), or mixed (“Anything and Everything”). 

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This review is of the Once Upon a BookCase’s Girly Girl, $26 a month + shipping, box. 


The Subscription Box: Once Upon a BookCase

The Cost: $26 a month + shipping ($5.50 to NJ), discounted with 3-, 6- and 12-month subscription options.

The Products: a book-themed phone case (available for various models of iPhone, Samsung, Galaxy Note, LG, HTC, Moto, Nexus, Sony) and 2-4 other small gifts related to the theme of the month

Ships to: U.S. and International

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The information card listed the book phone case of the month: A Little Princess. It also listed the other princess themed gifts. The back of the card was a quote from Frances Hodgson Burnett.


Book Phone Case – Value $29.00

I have never read A Little Princess, but that doesn’t prevent me from loving this beautiful case. It’s inspiring me to want to read the book! The phone case is made from faux leather and is more like a phone wallet in that it opens with a magnetic snap closure and has slots for credit cards. The piece that fits around your phone is hard plastic and reminds me of my normal iPhone case.


This is a view of the case opened so you can see the slots inside. The phone case also comes with a cleaning cloth and protective film to apply to your screen.


This is the back view of the case with a quote from A Little Princess.


Lace Headband – Value $4.00?

This headband is thought to be what Sara may have worn when doing her servantly duties for Miss Minchin.



Metal Suitcase Box – Value $3.00?

This small pink suitcase box is precious. I gave it to my daughter to hold her favorite Shopkins.


Scarf – Value $4.00?

Once Upon a BookCase recommends wrapping this scarf around your neck, purse or even to tie up your hair. It’s a filmy material in a pale blue.

Verdict: I really enjoyed my first Once Upon a BookCase box. I’m a children’s librarian who loves all things books, so as soon as I found out about this subscription I had to give it a try. The phone cases are so unique and well-made. I think the value is fabulous too. This month’s value with my estimations was about $40. The phone case alone (if you purchase it on Etsy) is $29.00 so everything else they add to the box is just a bonus in my eyes.

What do you think of Once Upon a BookCase? Do you think these phone cases are as special as I do?

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Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

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