The 19 Best Book Subscription Boxes – 2019 Readers’ Choice


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The Best Book Subscription Boxes List

Voting for our 4th annual readers’ choice awards is now closed. Stay tuned: our updated list of winners will be announced in January 2020!


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

Once Upon a Book Club Box best book subscription boxes of 2019 readers' choice

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

My Thrill Club best book subscription boxes of 2019 readers' choice

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

Uppercase Box best book subscription boxes of 2019 readers' choice

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. My Thrill Club sounds interesting.

  2. Please review the non fiction and/or adult boxes from “coffee and a classic”!

  3. I would love to see Literati reviewed here! It’s like Stitch Fix but for children’s books!

  4. I just subbed to unplugged, bookshop, and book of the month. I just received my unplugged and I really like it. The bookish box looks interesting.

  5. Has anyone tried Just The Right Book?? I found it on google but didn’t see it on the list.

  6. I am most interested in The Bookish Box because they give the option to choose what I’d like to receive!

  7. I would try Coffee & A Classic

  8. I have never tried any but the My Thrill Club looks cool. I love thrillers.

  9. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I love reading and they all look pretty awesome! I think Litjoy would be my first choice 🙂

  10. Always wanted to try one of these!

  11. I’ve never tried any which may seem strange since I’m such an avid reader…. I guess I have a hard time trusting others to choose for me…so I could be happy or unhappy with any of these…. that being said, I would love to hear what any of you guys would suggest (top 3 perhaps?)

  12. I would love to try the Bookworm box! My favorite book subscription that I have subscribed to is the Reveal Book Box. I extra-love subscriptions that offer signed books.

  13. I did not know about FairyLoot before reading this post and now I am Intrigued!!! It sounds excellent and the British covers tend to be prettier or more appealing in some way in my opinion so I love that we’d receive the British the version. I am also interested in Book of the Month and Owl Crate, but Fairy Loot is now at the top of my list after reading through these. I’d love to win this and give them a (timely) try!

  14. I’ve never subscribed to any of the book clubs but the Once Upon A Book Club sounds like it would be fun opening gifts that coordinate with specific pages.

  15. I haven’t tried any of them, but I would gift Once Upon a Book to my bff.

  16. I’d like to try out My Thrill Club and Coffee&A Classic. I love mystery/thriller books, and I like that the other comes with a book, gift and something to drink on-a few of my favorite things! :]

  17. I used to get BOTM and loved it! Why did I stop? I joined 2 Bookclubs and I didn’t have time to read a 3rd each month! I’ve just moved, so now I have time. Yay!

  18. I cant choose! Hahah. Ohh such a hard choice lol

  19. Coffee & a Classic is best of both worlds. I would love to try that one!

  20. I’d love to try the bookcase club since I’m really into the books and not the cheapie little trinkets found in most book boxes

  21. I don’t have any book subscriptions, but Bookcase Club, Coffee and a Classic, and My Thrill Club sound awesome! I think My Thrill Club would be my favorite.

  22. Powell’s!! I love Book of the Month but am willing to try new stuff;)

  23. Coffee and a Classic looks like a fun box. I’ve never had a book subscription box before.

  24. I’d like to try OwlCrate.

  25. I would subscribe to indispensible or maybe one of the YA ones for my kids.

  26. I would get uppercase

  27. I would really like to try Powell’s Indiespensable

  28. I’d love to try fairyloot!

  29. OwlCrate looks fun to try

  30. I’d like to try Bookish Box

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