The Best Book Subscription Boxes for Every Reader (2022)

Reading is a favorite pastime for many. Offering one of the best excuses to get a little peace and quiet, we’re celebrating every bookworm's right to grab a good read and a warm hot chocolate, find a cozy spot to curl up, and throw around the occasional "shh."

In an effort to make sure everyone can start (or grow) their TBR list, the Cratejoy team perused the digital bookshelves to find our favorite monthly book boxes. From early readers to the wisest among us, we’ve found book subscriptions for all age ranges and lovers of every genre!

What are the best subscription boxes for book lovers?


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Introverts Retreat

From $37.99 per box
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Looking for a monthly subscription box that will help you relax and unwind? Read, Relax & Recharge by Introverts Retreat is a great way to make self-care intentional. Select your favorite book from available options or choose a favorite genre and get a curated selection, along with plenty of pampering goodies like body care products, softly scented candles, gourmet treats, chocolates, and a warm, comforting drink.

Why Subscribers Love It

"What a great box! I'm so pleased! I like the option to be able to pick the book that you would like sent or have it curated for you. The snacks were awesome!" - Tracy A.


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Bubbles & Books

From $26.92 per box
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Romance readers, rejoice! Bubbles & Books sends a slew of romance novels to subscribers each month, with 1-2 paperbacks, 5+ bonus romance ebooks, and an assortment of premium bath and spa products for a truly relaxing evening. Each month is a welcome surprise, delivering luxe items such as sheet masks, bath salts and bombs, handmade and whipped soaps, candles, teas, and (of course) bubble bath.

Why Subscribers Love It

"Great subscription for reading and relaxing! Perfect for those who love to soak!" - Juliana J.


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Unplugged Adult Fiction Monthly Box

From $42.50 per box
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Plant yourself firmly in "the book was better" camp with a subscription to the Unplugged Book Box. Some people just know that screens can't compare to the mind's eye, and those readers will love combining stories with self-care. Bringing a new YA book or adult fiction hardbound novel, and a mix of bookish goodies like candles, aromatherapy essentials, and herbal teas, this monthly subscription is all about empowering body and mind.

Why Subscribers Love It

"The box truly lives up to its name in helping one unplug from the buzz and stress of daily life. They also take special care in supporting local small businesses." - Anita K.


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Our Little Book Club

From $14.00 per box
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Help the kids in your life develop a love for reading and learning with Our Little Book Club. Available for children in 5 different age ranges, no matter where they are in their learning journey, there's a club for them! From newborns to tweens, each monthly book box sends 2 age-appropriate board books, hardcover story books or chapter books, plus 1 activity book with puzzles, mazes and craft ideas and instructions for extra hands-on learning.

Why Subscribers Love It

"Wonderful high-quality books. I ordered two subscriptions from two different age groups. The books were very age-appropriate." - Sheryl T.


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My Thrill Club

From $16.00 per box
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Thrillers, mysteries, and horror, oh my! For all the fans of hair-raising, palm-sweating genres, the My Thrill Club! serves up everything you need. Every monthly box sends 2 hardcover books, plus a bonus ebook, in the category of your choosing. Turn the lights on, lock the doors and try not to let the nightmares creep in as you read harrowing stories written by some of the best horror authors.

Why Subscribers Love It

"My Thrill Club! was a huge hit with me! I got two new hardcover books that I absolutely love and can't wait to read! So excited! Such a great box!" - Chelsea H.


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The BlackLIT Box

From $32.50 per box
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Support Black authors and entrepreneurs with BlackLIT! This thoughtful book subscription box––curated by an educator––features a brand-new book by an author of color every month, with 3 different subscription options for fiction, nonfiction, or Christian readers. In addition, subscribers receive a discussion guide for each month's featured book, plus lifestyle products from Black-owned small businesses. You'll find over $100 in retail value in every box!

Why Subscribers Love It

"I love the message and the mission of this box: black lives matter, literacy empowers communities, and your spending power can reflect that. The box came with excellent products that were great quality and unisex. The book was a collector's edition, which was AMAZING!" - Sydney R.


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The Full Experience

From $52.00 per box
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This unique book-of-the-month club carefully curates a selection of high-quality gifts and bookish goodies for the five senses. Every month, you'll get a soy candle in a new scent, a newly-published hardcover novel, a unique tea or cocktail, an exclusive playlist to go along with the month's book, and a couple of self-care products to round it out! Kick back, relax and enjoy a unique sensory experience.

Why Subscribers Love It

"Just got my first box and I love everything in it! The concept of the box is so perfect and I love all the little goodies that tie into the book I chose." - Emma F.


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Coloring And Classics

From $14.00 per box
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Free your mind and relax with Coloring And Classics, a monthly box of good reads and fun. Interesting activity books can help you reduce stress and refocus. Each box contains over $40+ in retail value and brings a new hardcover book, a relaxing coloring book designed for adults, and a brain-teasing activity book to keep you sharp and on your toes.

Why Subscribers Love It

"The value on this box is crazy! A hardback novel, 2 activity books—big ones, a package of colored pencils, a bookmark and a lollipop! And I got it so fast!" - Jodi M.


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Scribbler Box Subscription

From $27.50 per box
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Scribbler's literary subscription box is the premier box by writers, for writers! Founded and curated by a pair of New York Times-bestselling authors, each box of Scribbler focuses on a specific aspect of writing, such as structure, plot, character development, and more. Subscribers will receive a new novel (with a signed bookplate from the author), a themed booklet of writing advice, tips from professionals in the publishing industry, and more every month.

Why Subscribers Love It

"Was delighted to receive my first box of the month from Scribbler. I was interested in the new writers' journey as well as the encouragement provided along the path. The book looks fabulous. This is an excellent way to be exposed to writing genres and styles that are different." - Debi S.


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The Delilah Box

From $26.67 per box
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Christian readers will love the Delilah Box's monthly book club subscription box, with a featured novel each month that centers on a lesser-known "bad girl" from the Bible. In addition to 2 or more books each month, you'll receive a curated mix of self-care products such as candles, exclusive tea blends, stationery, enamel pins and more.

Why Subscribers Love It

"With some boxes you end up spending the money then opening them and scratching your head wondering how on earth they charged what they did but NOT this one! It’s an excellent value and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves (or wants to try! raises hand) Christian Fiction." - Juliana J.


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Deluxe Monthly Book Box

From $37.99 per box
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Ready to try the book club experience without all the in-person action? Now you can enjoy the reading experience with other people without ever having to leave home by joining the book-of-the-month club from The Chaptr. Whether you want just the book or the book plus goodies option, which includes special themed cocktail recipes and other bookish items, you'll join a community of readers who meet monthly for a virtual book chat.

Why Subscribers Love It

"I'm super excited about joining this book club! You can curl up and actually hold a book to read!" - Hazel J.


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My Sci-Fi Club Subscription Box

From $16.00 per box
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Ideal for sci-fi lovers on a tight budget, My Sci-Fi Club makes it easy for you to get your fantastical fiction fix by sending 2 new hardcover titles to the front door every month. Simply opt for Sci-Fi, Fantasy. or a mix of both at checkout, and keep the TBR stack on your nightstand stocked with good reads. And, if you breeze through each book before the next monthly installment, email them to get an additional ebook for free!

Why Subscribers Love It

"Publisher overstock does not mean bad at all! The first two books I got sound amazing and I am sure that the next ones will be as well. That's right! I resubscribed!" - Daniel L.


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Elephant Books: The Book Club for Kids 0-6

From $20.45 per box
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Elephant Books sends out some of the best children's books in brown paper packages tied up with strings––so it's sure to be one of their favorite things! Focusing in on the educational needs of children between 0 and 6, this month-to-month subscription sends 2-3 recently published board books or hardcover storybooks with a personalized gift note and a few bookish extras, along with a guarantee to replace titles already in your collection.

Why Subscribers Love It

"I couldn't be happier with the books we've received. Great quality picture books that I know my daughter and I will read for years to come." - Heather K.


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The Book Drop - Adult Readers

From $17.17 per box
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Want a monthly book box that delivers that familiar indie bookstore vibe with each month's selection? The Book Drop is a unique monthly box that's manned by a team of avid readers who dig up just the right literary hidden gems to send to their subscribers. Available in a whopping range of 17 options, including everyone from early readers to adult fiction lovers, every delivery is like getting the best book recommendations from those in the know.

Why Subscribers Love It

"Can’t praise this service enough! The book selection is superb and always interesting. Supporting a small local business is also a plus." - Brennon B.


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Seasonal Quarterly box

From $50.00 per box
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Geared specifically towards adult readers of YA fiction, Bookship aims to provide the ultimate reading experience. Read, relax and rejuvenate yourself with a highly anticipated new release in YA, plus a mix of bookworm-pleasing merch, including everything from original artwork and pampering products, to home decor items and mood-setting custom playlists that vibe perfectly with that month's book and goodies.

Why Subscribers Love It

"It exceeds my expectations! It is filled to the brim with artisanal products that are high quality and natural." - Kimberly H.


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I Smell Books Classic Book Box

From $42.99 per box
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If witty, bookish, and a little bit nerdy describes you to a T, get in on a bookish box––and a whole lot of fun––with I Smell Books. Simply choose your preferred genre, either a classic or the YA book-of-the-month, to get a captivating story, along with a stylish enamel pin, cozy socks, and extra bookish goodies. Run by a team of brilliant bookworms, you can count on them to choose a good read and curate themed goodies that are cute and useful!

Why Subscribers Love It

"I got the I Smell Book Classic Book Box for May, and I absolutely love it! Not only is there a classic book, but there is a second book! And the bookish goodies are adorable." - Kayla G.


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Fantasy Monthly YA Book Subscription

From $25.00 per box
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Focused on delivering newly released YA fantasy titles, happy subscribers attest to the quality packed into every box from Fantasy Monthly Classic. Enjoy a fun-filled unboxing experience that includes a YA fantasy book, a pair of artist-created bookmarks that coordinate with the story, and a literary quote printed on heavy cardstock. Plus you'll gain entry into an active online community to discuss your latest book.

Why Subscribers Love It

"I was EXTREMELY pleased with this box. The candle smelled great, the bookmarks were high quality, and I love the tea samples so I can snuggle up on a rainy day." - Leah T.


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Down The Rabbit Hole Book Box

From $50.00 per box
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Hate for a book to tie up all those loose ends into the perfect happy ending? For those who prefer books that explore darker themes, Down The Rabbit Hole Book Box is here to deliver a delightfully macabre reading experience. Get a new book and numbered, individually wrapped gifts of anything from stickers to textiles, each designed to be opened at specific parts in the story.

Why Subscribers Love It

"I got this for my 16-year-old daughter, she received the box about 10 minutes ago. She was so excited that she has already read the book to the first gift and it gave her the chills! She can hardly wait for gift 2! I don’t know who came up with this premise, but they are brilliant! Talk about getting into the story! One of my best purchases EVER!" - Lisa H.


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Used Books Monthly

From $8.49 per box
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Used Books Monthly is a book box that thrifty bibliophiles can really get behind! Perfect for those who love a good book at a great price, with 3 easy and affordable options, everyone can get amazing titles for less. Choose to get either 1, 2 or 4 gently used books, all handpicked to match your preferred genres, and sent out in a simple, protective mailer.

Why Subscribers Love It

"This was the coolest little box to get! I’ve been wanting to expand my library and they did not disappoint. I got two books I haven’t read from a favorite author, a book I kept meaning to pick up but never did, and two new books to branch out into new topics! I’m hooked." - Christina J.


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Young Adult Book Monthly

From $14.99 per box
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Promoting strong women leads and a diverse cast of characters, each monthly box from Now in Books features an interesting social theme and an immersive playlist curated for your listening pleasure. Open to find a beautifully gift wrapped first edition YA novel, with a letter or signed bookplate when available, a vanity bookmark, and a physical or QR code-accessible playlist of music designed to stimulate the senses and capture the mood of each story.

Why Subscribers Love It

"I loved my first box! It came in a lovely box with quality materials. I downloaded the music list immediately and binge-read the book. I would not have selected the book or the music on my own." - Allyson T.