The 19 Best Book Subscription Boxes – 2019 Readers’ Choice


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The Best Book Subscription Boxes List

Get ready! Voting for our 2020 readers’ choice awards starts this winter. Stay tuned for info on how YOU can weigh in on the year’s best subscription boxes!


We asked our readers to name the best subscription boxes of 2019. Here’s what they chose as the best book subscription boxes of the year!

From bestsellers to guilty pleasures, there’s a book subscription box for every genre. If you’re thinking of supporting your reading habit with a subscription box, look no further than these recommendations from the My Subscription Addiction community!

Want to learn more about book subscription boxes? Find a full list of book-of-the-month clubs in our subscription box directory!

Best Monthly Book Subscription Boxes

This list covers all genres and age ranges. These book subscriptions are recommended by readers and subscribers just like you:

1. Book of the Month

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The Cost: $14.99 per month (less with 3 and 12 month subscriptions). Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use this link and coupon code FRESHSTARTto sign up for Book of the Month and get a FREE book credit!

What Our Readers Say:

“Large selection, good price, super fast shipping.” – Brooke

“It is always so hard to choose between the 5 selections – every month. They do a great job curating.” – Kristin

About the Box: Book of the Month is the hands-down favorite among our community of readers! Each month, the Book of the Month team picks out 5 new hardcover books, for subscribers to choose from. Pick which title you’d like to receive on the first of the month, or let Book of the Month choose for you. If you’re still finishing your last book, you can choose to skip the month. Or, if you’re a voracious reader, you can add up to 2 additional books to your order for $9.99 each!

Read our Book of the Month reviews or check out this Book of the Month info to learn more. Ships to US.

 

2. OwlCrate

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The Cost: $29.99 per month. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“I like the inclusion of bookish items as much as getting a new book.” – Marie-Claire

“I absolutely LOVE this subscription so much. They do such a wonderful job with their curations.” – H

About the Box: OwlCrate is a YA book subscription box, but it’s just as popular with adults! Each month, members will get a new young adult title plus bookish goodies like pins, accessories, small home goods, and other treats that fit the theme.

Read our OwlCrate reviews or check out this OwlCrate info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

3. Once Upon a Book Club

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The Cost: $34.99 a month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with coupon code ADDICTION10

What Our Readers Say:

“So perfectly curated to match the book. My tween reads more books because of this subscription box. Love it!” – Marguerite

“I have loved every book I got through them.” – Molly C.

About the Box: Once Upon a Book Club brings books to life by pairing each monthly book with small gifts and surprises that coordinate with specific parts of the story. Each surprise comes in an individually wrapped package with a numbered tag that corresponds to a page in the book. As you reach the page that matches a tag, you’ll open the matching package and reveal an item that transports you right into the heart of the story. It’s a great pick for adults and young readers alike!

Read our Once Upon A Book Club reviews or check out this Once Upon a Book Club info to learn more! Ships worldwide.

 

4. The Bookworm Box

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The Cost: $29.99 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“love the bookworm box” – Azairiastar

About the Box: The Bookworm Box treats you to a monthly YA or romance book plus bookish goodies like stationery, keychains, pens, bookmarks, and more! And you can feel good that The Bookworm Box team donates a portion of the proceeds from each box to charity.

Read our The Bookworm Box reviews or check out this Bookworm Box info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

5. Fresh Fiction Box

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The Cost: $24.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great selection and value for the money.” – Samantha

“The founder, Sharon, has the most thoughtfully curated box themes that I have ever seen. You can tell she takes great care to hand-select each item, and to balance each one with how it will help develop the theme each month. She also goes the extra mile with customer service, including a hand-written personalized note in each box.” – Laura

About the Box: If you love genre fiction, then you’ve got to try the Fresh Fiction Box! Each month, you’ll get 3-5 new fiction titles plus 2-4 e-books to enjoy from categories like romance, mystery, and more!

Read our Fresh Fiction Box reviews or check out this Fresh Fiction info to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.

 

6. FairyLoot

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The Cost: $37.07 (26.00 GBP) per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great selection and value for the money.” – Samantha

“Best value for the price! I’ve tried a couple other boxes but this one gives you at least four bound books without all the miscellaneous items that I don’t want or need.” – octoberwoman

About the Box: Fantasy lovers with swoon for this UK book subscription box. The monthly boxes include, you’ll get 5-6 exclusive book-themed surprises, plus a YA novel to enjoy!

Ships to US, UK, and most countries worldwide.

 

7. The Bookish Box

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The Cost: Plans start at $18 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great books and always great bookish stuff and so many options with this box.” – Silverwolf

About the Box: Bookish Box celebrates reading through unique surprises, like shirts, stationery, bath and body products, candles, and yes, awesome books! Choose which types of products you’d like to receive, either with or without a book, and receive a monthly selection of fantastical finds all centered around a fun theme!

Read our Bookish Box reviews or check out our Bookish Box info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

8. Bawdy Bookworms

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Cost: Boxes start at $44.95. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“It comes with a toy that suits the book.” – A

About the Box: Romance readers, this is the box for you. Bawdy Bookworms boxes include a steamy new read, as well as equally sexy surprises to match. And everything centers around adults-only themes like “Burning Desire”! Ooo la la!

Check out this Bawdy Bookworms info to subscribe. Ships worldwide.

 

9. Boxwalla Book Box

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The Cost: $29.95 every other month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say: 

“Thoughtful curation with a literary bent. I appreciate the opportunity to encounter forgotten and undiscovered classics, and also works in translation.” – DW

About the Box: Boxwalla’s curators have exquisite taste when it comes to compelling, unique literature. They feature thoughtful writing from authors around the world, including both classics and potential Nobel Laureates. If you’re eager to explore new voices or under-the-radar authors from throughout the eras, this is the subscription you’ve been waiting for!

Check out our Boxwalla Book reviews or check out our Boxwalla Book info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

10. BookCase.Club

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The Cost: $9.99 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code CRATE50 to get 50% off your first box.

About the Box: BookCase.Club is a monthly book box that caters to all kinds of readers. Choose from thrillers, YA, romance, books for tweens, books for kids, and more! Each box promises fun, hand-picked titles and over $40 in value.

Read our Bookcase.Club reviews or check out our Bookcase.Club info to learn more. Ships to US.

 

12. Powell’s Indiespensable

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The Cost: $44.95 every 6 to 8 weeks. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Indispensable is curated by the team behind the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. Every 6-8 weeks, they choose another astonishingly good (autographed!) title to send to their subscribers. They always include small booklet of information, author interviews, and other insights that gives depth and context to the book in question, too. It’s a great pick for fans of compelling, engaging literature.

Read our Indiespensable reviews or Indiespensable info. Ships worldwide.

 

13. Once Upon a Bookcase

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The Cost: $26.00 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: While you won’t get a book with this subscription box, you will get a bunch of delightful bookish goodies, including a phone case! It’s a great way to show off your love of books with unique gifts and surprises curated around a monthly theme.

Read our Once Upon a Bookcase reviews or Once Upon a Bookcase info. Ships worldwide.

 

14. Culture Carton

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The Cost: $45.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code MYSUB10 to save 10% off your first box!

About the Box: This men’s lifestyle box is a mix of a stylish accessory subscription and a book-of-the-month club! Sign up for the standard subscription to get essential pieces like neckties, patterned socks, and other must-haves as well as a great read. Or, sign up to just receive the book each month for $16.00.

Read our Culture Carton reviews or check out our Culture Carton info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

15. Coffee & A Classic

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The Cost: $29.00 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I prefer this book selection compared to other book boxes i’ve seen. I like the themed goodies that come with it as well :)” – Liz L

“I thought this was a unique service, and the owner will tailor the book and selections for you. Lovely themed items accompany a hardcover or softcover book of your choice. Good communication with service too.” – Emmy Lou

About the Box: This clever subscription box combines charming gifts, a great book, and something to sip on! Choose between Classic Literature, Children’s Classics or Classic Non-fiction books, and pick your beverage—they offer tea or hot chocolate in addition to coffee.

Read our Culture Carton reviews or check out our Culture Carton info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

Looking for more? Check out our editors’ picks for best book club boxes below:

16. My Thrill Club

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The Cost: $18.99 per month. Subscribe here!

Coupon: Use code THRILL to get your first box for $9.99. Sign up here!

About the Box: My Thrill Club sends you two books, plus an eBook and other occasional surprises in each monthly box! Pick your favorite genre—their categories include Mystery, Thriller, Horror, or a Surprise Me option—to start stocking up on reads that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Check out our My Thrill Club Reviews or this My Thrill Club info to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.

 

17. Uppercase

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The Cost: Plans start at $13.99 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Uppercase is a YA book subscription box from Lisa Parkin. With their standard subscription, you’ll get a new autographed YA book, plus tons of bonus content. Upgrade to their $23.00/month subscription to get a selection of awesome bookish goodies in your monthly boxes, too!

Check out our Uppercase reviews or this Uppercase info to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.

 

18. Bookishly 

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The Cost: Plans start at $17.01 (13 GBP) per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Vintage books are this UK subscription’s specialty! Choose from three subscription options—just books, books and tea, or books and coffee. It’s a great pick for collecting unique and classic stories, and the old school covers will look super cool on your shelf!

Check out our Bookishly info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

19. LitJoy Crate

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The Cost: Plans start at $18.99 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save 10% off your first subscription box with coupon code MSA10

About the Box: LitJoy Crate connects y0u with an exclusive edition of a new YA title each month. Looking for something more? Sign up for their Young Adult Crate to get a slew of great bookish gifts, such as accessories, stationery, and more, in addition to something to read!

Read our LitJoy Crate reviews or check out our LitJoy Crate info to learn more. Ships worldwide.

 

The Best Subscription Boxes for Books

That wraps up the list of 2019 Subscription Box Award Winners for Best Subscription Boxes for Books! What are some of your favorite page-turning subscriptions?

 

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185 Comments

  1. I’ve tried a few of these, and Boxwalla is my favorite – the only one I’ve kept, so far. In fact, that’s my comment in the description above! 🙂 I’d love to try Powell’s Indispensable.

  2. Bookish club or boxwalla or owlcrate. Depends on the selection of books for that month.

  3. I would want to try bookish club or boxwalla

  4. I would love Bookishly but that is really high shipping. So I would go with Powell’s.

  5. I like both Owlcrate and Fairyloot, but I think that Owlcrate is more consistent when it comes to quality.

  6. I’m currently doing Bookish Box, but see Owlcrate as a close second. I love how the book boxes have cool stuff even if you’re not familiar with the books and fandom.

  7. I’ve tried Book of the Month but would love to try out Powell’s!

  8. I currently subscribe to BOTM, but frequently skip months. I’d be most interested to try Powell’s Indiespensable and Boxwalla!

  9. BOTM is my favorite. I’ve subbed to a few others (book case club and powells) and the options and chance to skip, plus the price, make it an unbeatable book box for me.

  10. My favorite right now is bookish box as the shirt was the tiebreaker between it and Owlcrate 😉 (so soft and a fave color – a beautiful tealish blue!)
    Next on this list I would want to try is LitJoy but off the list I want to try Unicorn crate and or Shelflovecrate!
    Another bookish one but without books that is great is flick the wick! Never gotten a box but ordered some past items that I just love!!

  11. Whichever one lets me pick the books. Thank you for running this giveaway.

  12. I love BOTM because I get to choose my book or skip if I don’t like any of the titles. I’d like to try Powells but haven’t yet because I am afraid I will get something I already have read or something I have no interest in reading.

    • Once Upon a Bookcase

  13. I would love to try Fairy Loot as I already have and love Book of the Month and Owlcrate

  14. BOTM is my favorite. I’d like to try Owl Crate.

  15. Owlcrate

  16. BOTM is my absolute favorite!!!!!

  17. Litjoy!

  18. Don’t have any book subs currently, but would like to try “Once upon a book club”. Sounds like a cool concept to open gifts when you read the page.

  19. I’ve never tried a book box, but would choose either coffee and a classic, Boxwalla or Powell’s. Culture carton also looks like a great gift, but not for me since it is themed around men.

  20. Owlcrate!

  21. Book of the Month Club and Powell’s Indispensable.

  22. I’m a current Boxwalla subscriber and love it. I’m also interested in Coffee & a Classic as well as Powell’s Indiespensable.

  23. I haven’t tried any of these boxes. I would like to try the OwlCrate.

  24. OwlCrate is my favorite of these book boxes.

  25. I like owlcrate and would like to try coffee and a classic.

  26. Lit Joy seems like a fun box that I might enjoy.

  27. Book of the Month is my favorite… Good books – at great price! I always seem to be getting free books which is wonderful bonus!

  28. I haven’t tried any of these other than BOMC eons ago, but would love to try My Thrill Club or Coffee and a Classic.

  29. I would love to try Powell’s Indispensable or Bookishly!

  30. My favorite is Owlcrate but I would love to try Powell’s! You should definitely have Illumicrate on this list too, their boxes are even better than Fairyloot in my opinion!

  31. Never tried any of these, but I’d love to get Powell’s!

  32. I love Book of the Month and I’ve always been curious to try Powell’s!

  33. Omg I love giveways and love reading , I would choose Book case club because I could choose a book for kids and a book for me ! We love to read and so many others look good to try also thanks my subscription addiction for opportunity to win !

  34. My favorite of these is OwlCrate. I would try Bookish box. I like items with my book.

  35. I’ve tried BOTM and would definitely do it again when my stash isn’t crazy full. I’d like to try ALL of them really. Plus the one Ann Patchett’s bookstore does (Parnassus books).

  36. Once Upon a Bookclub looks like fun. And I love fantasy so Fairyloot is another one I’d love to try.

  37. Book of the Month! Love their loyalty program too!

  38. The bookish box and so many others look great! I’ve never ordered a book subscription box but now I want to.

  39. Definitely Book of the Month Club! I swap for their books any chance I get!

  40. Oh my I didn’t realize there were So many amazing book subs out there! I would need to look over the options a little more in depth to even make a choice

  41. Book of the month & owlcrate

  42. I love the Boxwalla book box! I’d love to try Coffee and a Classic. I’ve been eyeing that one for awhile!

  43. I would like to try LitJoy.

  44. Book subs are my absolute favorite! Currently, I’m only subscribed to botm, but would love to try litjoy or really any and all off them!!

  45. I’ve never tried a book subscription. Once Upon a Book Club looks so interesting!

  46. I’ve been a long time subscriber to FairyLoot and Owlcrate; both are excellent.

  47. Bookish box or Boxwalla both look interesting to me.

  48. FYI: Book of the Month *does not* choose a book for you. You have to choose one yourself or skip for the month.

  49. Hi,
    I did the used books monthly for about three months. I liked it because of the price. But what I did not like was the randomness of the books that were sent. Twice I got the second book in a series, which made me go out and look for the first book in the series. The cool thing was that the books I did receive were pretty good. They were books I would never pick out but ended up liking in the end.

  50. Have you ever tried Used Books Monthly. I saw them on another book subscription list, but there aren’t a lot of reviews out there yet.

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