March is National Reading Month and we’re here to help you celebrate with 20 of the best monthly book boxes! Cozy up with bestsellers, indie faves, literary goodies, and so much more.
From early readers on up to the veterans, we’ve got book subscriptions for everyone. Whether for yourself or to gift a fellow bookworm, these boxed surprises will delight each month while adding new favorites and delivering fun extras for book enthusiasts.
Best for Introverted Book Worms!
What's Included: Many of us are spending too much time plugged in and tuned out, so if you’re striving to find a good balance, the Unplugged Book Box provides a great opportunity to disconnect and focus inward each month. Every box delivers 1 newly released hardcover YA or New Adult title, along with 4-6 bookish self-care or novelty items centered around a seasonally inspired monthly message.
Price: Starts at $33.25/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries during the 1st week of each month
Best New Book Club to Try in 2019
What's Included: Find the motivation to reach personal goals by joining the Enlightened Warrior Book Club. Featuring 1 book, either fiction or non-fiction, selected to inspire personal growth, plus a mix of handmade goods and book-themed bonuses, each box helps create a calm, focused atmosphere that’s perfect for getting stuff done! To help integrate gratitude into the day-to-day, each box sends a gift of appreciation meant to give to someone else.
Price: Starts at $31.10/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 26th-29th of each month
Cratejoy Fan-Favorite Book Subscription (Over 100 5-Star Reviews!)
What's Included: Energize body and mind with Coffee and a Classic, a book box perfect for coffee and book lovers. Grab the Starter Box that delivers 1 classic good read, a stimulating beverage and 2 items curated specifically for readers. Take it to the next level with an upgrade to the Standard Box for a choice of book genre and beverage preference, plus a bookmark, special coffee mug and 1-2 extra items.
Price: Starts at $28.49/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 23rd of the month
Best Self-Improvement Book Club
What's Included: CoachCrate is like having a life coach at the ready to offer guidance through the challenges of starting a new business. Each themed monthly box includes a book with a reading guide, access to exclusive online coaching sessions, and 3-6 productivity, relaxation, growth and wellness items. Read plenty of inspiring words and useful advice that will push you to be your best.
Price: Starts at $40.50/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 21st-23rd of every month
Best Value Book Subscription
What's Included: Much like a book grab bag, the Literary Dream Crate offers the element of surprise for fans of romance or mystery novels. Choose from 2 options, the Two- or Three-Book Envelopes, to get just that; 2 or 3 gently used novels in the genre of your choosing. Perfect for anyone looking for a no-fuss quality book box, this monthly subscription sends just the books for a hassle-free reading experience.
Price: Starts at $9.58/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 14th of every month
Best Book Club for Paperback Lovers
What's Included: Great for any book lover who enjoys browsing the spines lining the community bookstore, Blue Spider Books is a monthly subscription that brings that enjoyment home. Choose from subscriptions that send new or gently used secondhand books, along with a handmade scented item and a beverage to sip alongside an engaging read.
Price: Starts at $27.67/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 10th of every month
Best for Bookish Treats!
What's Included: My Coffee and Book Club delivers a chance to slow down and relax with a new book and warm cup o' joe each month. Featuring a unique 12-oz bag of micro-roasted gourmet coffee, in either whole bean or ground coffee, plus 2 hardcover books in a specified genre and a convenient e-Book for on-the-go reading, get set to snuggle up and get lost in a good story.
Price: Starts at $31.99/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 48 hours from receipt of order
Best Monthly Book Club for Indecisive Readers
What's Included: Give the gift of reading to yourself or a special someone each month with BookCase.Club, where variety is key. With 12 subscription options to choose from, each sending 2 hand-selected books from a multitude of genres, ranging from thrillers to cookbooks, enjoy a little surprise with each month’s delivery. Representing a broad spectrum of interests, this book club is perfect for just about anyone!
Price: Starts at $8.33/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on or before the 1st of each month
Best YA Book Club
What's Included: The SpearCraft Book Box is a great option for avid readers. No need to debate what you should read next, because with each themed box comes a new Young Adult hardcover novel and 5 or more fandom items, adding the perfect incentive to dive directly into the story. Choose from a monthly or quarterly option, each offering online community access for bonus giveaways and contests.
Price: Starts at $12.50/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 20th-27th of every month
Best Book Subscription for New Releases
What's Included: Each month’s box delivers a unique interactive reading experience with the Once Upon a Book Club subscription. Available in adult and YA versions, each month brings a newly released fiction novel, plus 3-5 curated wrapped gifts, meant to be opened as you reach a specific page in the book. It’s a great way to add fun anticipation, and if you want more interaction, join the online community for an active group that’s always ready to share and discuss the story of the month.
Price: Starts at $32.50/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-20th of each month
Best Picture Book Club for Kids (Ages 0-6)
What's Included: Build a high-quality home library for the littlest family members with the help of the Bookroo monthly subscription. Depending on the children’s ages, choose from board books, picture books or chapter books, and start an ever-growing library of classics and hidden gems that you and your kids will love to read together.
Price: Starts at $16.95/month
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
Best Monthly Book Subscription for Thrillers
What's Included: My Thrill Club! is perfect for bookworms looking for unique monthly book clubs. A subscription that caters to armchair detectives with mysteries, crime thrillers, spy novels and horror stories, select a favorite fear-inducing genre and get 2 new hardcovers plus an on-the-go eBook from well-known authors, along with an occasional surprise gift.
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. with 48 hours of receipt of order
Best Women's Book Club
What's Included: Celebrate all things women each month with the Feminist Book Club. Featuring a book of the month and 2-4 high-quality products like repurposed vintage jewelry, hand-poured candles, skincare or a custom tote, each supporting a woman- or queer-owned business, join a literary sisterhood with an interactive Facebook group full of thought-provoking discussion. Each subscription sale supports a feminist organization fighting the good fight.
Price: Starts at $38.33/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 4th of each month
Best Bookish Gift for Guys
What's Included: Reading is the perfect way to bring culture into the everyday. Perfect for men looking for a dose of refined sophistication, the Culture Carton is available in 3 levels, with an option of both lifestyle items and a book, or lifestyle items-only and book-only options, all contain an interesting mix that may include leather goods, gourmet goodies, EDC items and a quality read.
Price: Starts at $45.00/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 17th of the month
Best Monthly Book Subscription Under $15
What's Included: The Used Books Monthly subscription offers a great way to enjoy amazing titles for less. Making monthly reading affordable, select either the Envelope for 2 books or the Box for 4 books each month. Choose preferred genres, and get randomly selected, high-quality books delivered right to the front door.
Price: Starts at $9.99/month
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 5th of each month
Best Book Subscription Box for Fandom Lovers
What's Included: The Beacon Book Box is a monthly book club that’s perfect for tweens and teens. Created by a 14 year old intent on shining light on some awesome reads, each month’s box delivers a newly released hardcover YA title, with a signed bookplate and letter from the author when available, plus 3-5 high-quality bookish items. Each themed box is designed to make reading fun every month.
Price: Starts at $16.99/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 11th-15th of each month
Best Monthly Book Club that Supports Charities
What's Included: Offering a great escape for bibliophiles who’ve been bitten by the travel bug, The Wordy Traveler quarterly subscription gives the gift of globetrotting in book form. Available in 2 levels, choose the Full Suitcase or the Backpacker, and unbox books that bring a new destination to life, along with additional scene-setting goodies, like art prints and ethically sourced premium loose-leaf tea. Support education for girls and women around the world with every purchase.
Price: Starts at $40.49/every 3 months
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the month of order receipt, then on the 15th of each month
Best Author Run Book Subscription
What's Included: The Bookworm Box is owned and curated by Colleen Hoover, an author and lover of all things romance and YA novels! Subscribers can choose between either romance or YA novels, and between either 1 or 2 books each month. In addition to the books, all subscription options also include an ebook and 4-6 bookish goodies like keychains, pens, journals, bookmarks! Plus, proceeds from the boxes are donated to charity!
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 20th of each month
Best Customizable Book Box
What's Included: MyBookBox gets the award for best customizable book box because they offer 6 different genres, with the option to choose a different genre for both books included in their monthly box. Subscribers can choose between Women's Fiction, Mystery, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children 8-12, and Children 4-7 to receive hand-selected books plus a surprise gift in each box!
Price: Starts at $36.95/month
Shipping: Ships from the U.S. during the 3rd week of the month