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The 10 Best Book Subscription Boxes – Voted By Subscribers!

ByMSAAug 15, 2017 | 16 comments

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We live and breathe subscription boxes here at MSA, and we know many of our readers do too. This January, we surveyed YOU for your favorite boxes across several categories, and we're happy to finally be able to share the results!

Read on to see which 10 boxes you voted for topped the charts in the "Best Book Box" category - and see who we're watching in 2017 at the end of the list, too.

These boxes include all genres: new fiction, young adult or YA, science fiction, fantasty, and even action thrillers! Some boxes keep it pretty straightforward and only send a curated book each month; others include additional goodies like snacks, or even accessories that go along with the books plot! Read on to find a recommended monthly book club that is right for you.

Best Book Subscription Boxes

1. Book of the Month, $14.99/month

Book of the Month

Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription box. Each month, 5 curators pick out their favorite new books (always hardcover!), and you can choose which one you want to receive on the first of the month. You can also add up to 2 additional books for only $9.99 each.

COUPON: For a limited time, use this link to get Book of the Month for $10 a month! (Regularly $14.99 a month) This can be applied to a 1, 2, or 3-month subscription!

Check out all of our Book of the Month reviews to learn more about this subscription!

2. OwlCrate, $29.99/month

OwlCrate YA Fantasty Subscription Box

OwlCrate is a YA book subscription box. Each month they send you a newly released YA book with some bookish goodies.

COUPON: Use coupon code WELCOME10 to save 10% off your first month!

Check out all of my OwlCrate reviews and all of our Book Subscription Box reviews!

3. Powell's Indiespensible, $39.95/every 6-8 weeks

Powell's Indispensible Books

Powell’s Books Indiespensable box is a subscription club delivering new books with special attention paid to independent publishers. It arrives every six to eight weeks and includes books and other surprises.

Check out all of our Powell’s Indiespensable reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

4. LitCube, $34.95/month

LitCube Monthly Book Subscription

LitCube is a book and reading-inspired subscription box. Each month’s box contains a book, as well as other treats to fit the theme, like wearables, gifts, housewares, and snacks.

COUPON: Use coupon code msa10 to save 10% off your first box!

Check out all of our LitCube reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

5: Once Upon A Book Club, $34.99/month

Once Upon A Book Club, A Book and an Adventure

Once Upon a Book Club is a uniquely engaging book subscription box. Instead of just sending along books and bookish items, this monthly subscription box sends you one book and a series of individually wrapped items, each with a numbered tag that corresponds to a page in the book.

As you read, you open the items that correspond to the page numbers, unwrapping gifts that help bring the story to life.

COUPON: Use code BOOKNERD to save 10% off your first box!

Check out all of our Once Upon A Book Club reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

6: The Bookish Box, $29.99/month

The Bookish Box, For Book Related Goodies

The Bookish Box is a book-inspired subscription box from the online shop, Appraising Pages. Unlike other book boxes, this one doesn’t come with a book. Instead, it’s filled with non-book items aimed at literature lovers. Items include a t-shirt, bookmarks, and other goodies for those who like to read.

COUPON: Use code HELLO to get 15% off on any subscription!

Check out all of our The Bookish Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

7: Beautiful Madness Book Case, $39/month

Beautiful Madness Bookcase

Beautiful Madness Book Case is a subscription service for bibliophiles. Each month they send one book along with two to three items that compliment the theme of the box, plus a drink and a snack.

Check out all of our Beautiful Madness Book Case reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

8: Boxwalla Book, $49.95/every other month

Boxwalla Book Subscription

BoxWalla is a subscription box company dedicated to sharing uncommon food, books, films, and green beauty items, and they curate bi-monthly boxes for each of those categories. Subscribe to one or more, and add or switch interests at any time. The book box contains thoughtfully curated literature by prospective Nobel laureates from around the world.

Check out all of our Boxwalla reviews to learn more about all of their subscriptions!

9: Cozy Reader Club, $64.95/month

Cozy Reader Club

Cozy Reader Club is a monthly book subscription box. In each box, they include a recently released hardcover women’s fiction novel, handmade items, coffee or tea (or hot chocolate), and a gourmet treat!

COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with coupon code THANKS

Check out all of our Cozy Reader Club reviews to learn more!

10: Uppercase, $29/month

Uppercase YA Book Subscription

Uppercase is a YA book subscription box from Lisa Parkin. Each month Uppercase sends you a new YA book, a related accessory, and exclusive content from the author of the chosen book.

Check out all my reviews of Uppercase to learn more about this subscription!

MSA's Book Box to Watch in 2017

10: OwlCrate Jr, $27.99/month + shipping

OwlCrate Jr, A Children's Book Subscription

OwlCrate just recently launched a new book subscription for ages 8-12, OwlCrate Jr! Each box will contain “a brand new book, along with a bundle of unique items that are both exciting and educational.” Subscription deliveries will start in March 2017.

OwlCrate has been a long-time favorite with MSA readers, so we're excited to see how this box shapes up for the tween age range -- and we're super nostalgic thinking about how awesome our middle school years would have been with a Babysitters Club or Roald Dahl or Goosebumps subscription box!=

Did your favorite book box make the list?

Tell us about your favorite Book Subscription in the comments!

And if you're still looking for your perfect literary subscription box, be sure to check out our list of Book Subscription Boxes for more ideas!

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My favorite book box is Coffee and a Classic. You get a classic book, a bookmark, a mug, coffee or tea, a snack, and two bookish items all centered around the book.

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Ooooh I subscribed to this and I should get my first box soon. I read a lot of reviews before choosing the right one for me, and I am soooo excited to get this one!! Coffee and a Classic.

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Suzanne Wiggins

I highly recommend 2 book subscription boxes:

1) Muse Monthly has a piece of women’s fiction paired with a tea, along with a couple more items. Some boxes are author curated.

2) Literary Box by Quarterly is author curated…the author writes a note talking about his or her book and why they selected the 2 others books (by different authors) to add to the box (there are also a couple of fun items added). On top of this…there are post notes filled with notes by the author throughout his/her book. Makes for a truly unique reading experience.

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Amy S

You’ve left out a wonderful one! “Just The Right Book”!

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Lilypost (3 picture books or board books for $26/mo, I think) is also great for little kids. We loved their December box of picture books!

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Tracy Shapley

My Lit Box and Call Number both provide books by authors of color, which I appreciate, and Book Riot’s Book Mail Box is great too.

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I love Uppercase and Owlcrate!!!

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nancy hernandez

So happy Litcube made top 5, it is my favorite book box and they always surprise me.

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Agreed! Litcube is definitely one of my favorite boxes and I’m always happy to get it.

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I highly recommend The Nocturnal Readers box. It includes 2 books, one new release and one older book. The books are based on a different horror theme each month. They also include several other items. I subscribe to several book boxes and this one is my favorite.

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April Chaney

I came looking for a horror box! Thanks!!

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Yes! The Nocturnal Reader’s Box is one of my very favorite boxes ever! It’s always adult horror. No sparkly vampires or YA books. Definitely for the serious horror reader. I’ve loved them all and they send fun stuff with each box according to the theme for the month.

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Thank you so much for posting this. I think this box is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

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Try it Erin. I find most of the other boxes are too YA oriented. The included items are gender neutral and of a high quality. The items match the theme of the month well. I’ve enjoyed all the books and like being introduced to authors I haven’t heard of

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I just found out about The Lady Lair box, and it just started in December I think. They include a book, lifestyle item and personal/beauty item. It includes 4-6 items and is $45 a month. I bought the teacup that was in the December box, it’s GORGEOUS!!

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