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!
Monthly reading subscriptions can help you ward off analysis paralysis, add an element of surprise to any IRL book club, or bring a virtual book club right to your front door. From fiction to non-fiction, young adult, romance or science fiction and fantasy, there's a book subscription box for everyone. So, without further ado, here are 20 of the best subscription boxes for book lovers!
The Best Book Subscription Boxes for Every Reader
Price: Starts at $20.99/month
What’s Included: Just as the name implies, Peace & Pages is a subscription service that's dedicated to all things relaxation and reading. Available on either a monthly or bimonthly plan, choose your favorite genre and pick either the Basic or Deluxe for 1 well-received paperback, and a themed mix of natural and handmade bath, body and aromatherapy products, bookish items, and gourmet snacks and drinks, all sourced from small U.S.-based businesses that emphasize quality!
Why Subscribers Love It: "This box is top notch, amazing book selection, items and theme! Loved it!" - Lucia F.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Cost: Starts at $32.50/month
What's Included: Delightful and fun, Once Upon a Book Club invites book lovers into a unique interactive reading experience and active online community. Each box is crafted around a newly released adult or YA title, sending a brand-new book, a quote card, and 3-5 charmingly wrapped gifts marked with different page numbers. Dive headfirst into the story and open each bookish gift item, alone or with fellow virtual book-club members, once you reach the specified pages.
Why Subscribers Love It: "This was the coolest box I’ve ever received. I devoured the book in a night because I wanted to see all my cool gifts. I’m in love!" - Theresa S.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 17th-20th of the month if ordered by the 14th
Price: Starts at $5.79/month
What’s Included: Perfect for thrifty bibliophiles who love a good book at a great price, Used Books Monthly offers amazing titles for less. Now reading can be both easy and affordable with 3 budget-friendly options, sending 1, 2 or 4 gently used books each month in a simple and protective mailer. Each book is handpicked to match with your preferred genres or can be chosen at random to add in an element of surprise!
Why Subscribers Love It: "The first book was great, can't wait for the next one! A new book for less than 6$? Yes, please!" - Lauren F.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. Curation of the 1st order starts as soon as you subscribe and will ship within 10 business days, renewals ship by the 5th of each month thereafter
Price: Starts at $13.00/month
What’s Included: If "soak, sip, read, repeat" sounds like your perfect version of a night in, then Introverts Retreat is the box for you! Ideal for guaranteeing some monthly "me time," each of the 5 subscription tiers are dedicated to downtime. Each monthly box includes a new page-turner, written by a female author, plus an assortment of self-care goodies, including everything from hand-mixed bath salts and hand-poured candles, to high-quality fragrance oils and gourmet teas and coffees.
Why Subscribers Love It: "A beautiful box that'll give you an evening or two of a good book that you can't wait to pass on to a friend. A box worthy of the monthly wait." - Carla D.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 3-5 business days, renewing on the same date as purchase date each month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What's Included: Treat yourself to a little "me time" with Hygge Fem Box! This self-care box is perfect for book lovers, introverts, and social butterflies alike, with a plethora of self-care items perfect for relaxing and living that hygge life. You can also look forward to a comforting, entertaining read, from fiction classics like The Alchemist to (you guessed it) that modern manual to live by, The Little Book of Hygge.
Why Subscribers Love It: "I sent this to my best friend for Christmas. Her work schedule keeps her busy and she said this was perfect for unwinding after a long week! Thank you for making a one stop shop box for self care." - Nicole H.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the first week of the month
Price: Starts at $7.33/month
What’s Included: Shipping worldwide and available in kids, YA and adult genres, Books & Treasures will help you grow your personal book collection, while treating you to a mix of reading-related goodies. Opt for the Just a Book Box for a pre-loved book and a handmade bookmark, or 2 different sizes of the full subscription that include 1 book, in either a preferred genre or a monthly surprise, plus 1 bookmark, a hot beverage of your choosing, and 3 or 6 handmade gift items.
Why Subscribers Love It: "Love this box! The book choices are excellent, and the handcrafted products are perfect!" - Manavi M.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of every month
Price: Starts at $38.25/month
What’s Included: Stoke the self-help guru within with a monthly subscription to CoachCrate! Like a monthly check-in with a personal life coach, every box focuses on a specific theme and directs your attention to a personal growth topic, like happiness or vulnerability. Whether growing a business or working on self love, each box comes with 1 self-help book with a practical reading guide, 3-6 productivity or self-care items, and access to an exclusive community and online coaching sessions.
Why Subscribers Love It: "I tried other personal growth boxes and they don’t even start to compare to CoachCrate." - Janell D.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 23rd-25th of every month
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: SpearCraft Book Box is perfect for lovers of YA books of all ages. Choose between the Young Adult or Middle Grade box options for a newly-released hardcover novel (or 2 newly-released paperbacks) plus 4+ age-appropriate bookish items and fandom goodies. Both boxes are curated around unique monthly themes and come with personalized "author swag" like signed bookplates and letters from the authors.
Why Subscribers Love It: "The swag inside was all my favorites; lip balm, a mug, travel candle, and book marks . . . and of course a brand new book for me to devour. I am soooo glad I gave the SpearCraft Book Box a try." - Robin D.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the last day of each month
Price: Starts at £14.67 GBP/month
What’s Included: A good read, a warm beverage and some decadent chocolate? Yes, please! Chocolate and book is a monthly subscription box that will treat your mind and taste buds. Each month's box arrives beautifully presented like a gift, featuring a single wrapped book from your preferred genre, a bookmark, a note detailing the month's book pick, along with a mix to prepare a relaxing hot drink and a gourmet chocolate or biscuit.
Why Subscribers Love It: "I absolutely love this box and look forward to it every month. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good book and a little treat to satisfy your sweet tooth." - Mariapelle
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.K. between the 17th-20th of every month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What’s Included: 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2 business days, with renewals shipping on the 1st each month
Price: Starts at $16.00/month
What’s Included: My Thrill Club! brings new hardcover books to readers who love the more anxiety-inducing genres out there. Devoted to delivering the best in horror, mystery, and thriller novels, this monthly book subscription offers reads that'll get your heart racing and palms sweating. Choose between the 3 available genre options or get a curated surprise selection of 2 hardbound new releases, plus a bonus ebook for on-the-go readers who want to add even more value.
Why Subscribers Love It: "Okay, first of all, go follow this guy on social media, he posts hilarious and creepy things all the time! And the subscription is totally awesome: every month I get books I wouldn't have picked for myself, and I've loved almost every single book they've sent." - Jennifer S.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2 business days after orders are placed, with renewals shipping on the 1st of each month
Price: Starts at $17.99/month
What’s Included: Elephant Books sends out some of the best children's books in brown paper packages tied up with strings -- 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.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. within 2 business days, with renewals shipping on the 15th
Price: Starts at $7.83/month
What’s Included: Get that seaside independent bookshop vibe delivered right to the front door each month with The Book Drop. Committed to giving some of today's top stories the acclaim they deserve, this book-of-the-month club is curated specifically to deliver lesser-known literary gems. With 8 unique subscription options to choose from, covering everything from YA novels to middle grade titles, each month delivers 1 celebration-worthy book, plus some fun bookish extras.
Why Subscribers Love It: "Every month is a surprise, you never know what book will be the chosen one. They are always great and sometimes the books are ones I've had on my wishlist. I definitely recommend trying it out." - Christina G.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries between the 17th-18th of each month
Price: Starts at $16.95/month
What’s Included: Whether you're looking for board books, picture books or chapter books, Bookroo is a monthly subscription that helps families grow a first-rate home library for the littles in the house. Knowing just what it takes to raise life-long readers, this monthly subscription caters to children aged 0-10, filling each box with 2-3 individually wrapped books created by talented authors and illustrators, and they back up each selection with a satisfaction guarantee.
Why Subscribers Love It: "What do you get a grandchild for her birthday that she'll look forward to receiving every month and enjoy every day? A Bookroo book club membership. It's the gift that keeps on giving. The quality and curation is top-notch. 5 star all the way!!!" - Jeri B.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st business day following the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $32.00/month
What’s Included: There's a growing number of adults who simply prefer YA books to adult books, and the Magical Reads Crate is here to celebrate them with a fun and pragmatic bookish box. Each month delivers 1 copy of the book of the month, a hardbound newly released YA title complete with a note and signed bookplate from the author, along with a mix of fun and useful reading-themed goodies, including a limited-edition enamel pin, a candle and self-care products.
Why Subscribers Love It: "I just received my very first box today. All I can say is wow. All the items are practical and fun." - Tammy R.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 28th-31st of every month
Price: Starts at $39.89/month
What’s Included: Classic non-fiction, fiction or children's tales are paired with delicious brews in Coffee and a Classic. Cuddle up with something to sip on with this thoughtfully curated box that delivers a beautifully themed Starter subscription that includes 1 new hardcover book to add to your growing library, a bookmark, a delicious beverage and 2 bookish items. Or for a little more, opt for the Standard Box that sends all that, plus a mug and sweet treat.
Why Subscribers Love It: "Love this gift! We are big coffee drinkers and I don’t read enough so it’s perfect! The extras are a bonus!" - Debbie P.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 25th-27th of each month
Price: Starts at $12.08/month
What’s Included: No trinkets, tidbits or fillers, with the JustBooksBox you get just that -- great reads at a great price. Ideal for avid readers who are searching for an affordable minimalist monthly book box, select either the Little Box or the Big Box for a thoughtfully curated collection of 2 or 4 books. Available in 8 different genre options, including everything from WhoDunIt to Paranormal Romance, choose your favorites or opt for the Mystery Box for a monthly grab bag!
Why Subscribers Love It: "They sent me exactly what I asked for. I would definitely recommend. I am three chapters into one of the books and I was hooked by the first chapter." - Lacey C.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $33.25/month
What’s Included: 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 1 new YA or adult fiction hardbound novel, and between 3-6 bookish self-care 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. except for select countries during the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $33.33/month
What’s Included: 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.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. beginning mid-month
Price: Starts at $38.00/every 3 months
What’s Included: The Wordy Traveler offers a great escape for those who’ve been bitten by the travel bug, but can't just pack up and go. Whether you decide to globe trot with the Backpacking Edition or pack it all in with The Full Suitcase, both subscription tiers let you head out into the world of words, exploring new destinations through 1 or 3 books, and enjoying additional scene-setting goodies, like handcrafted bookish items, beautiful art prints and ethically sourced premium loose-leaf teas.
Why Subscribers Love It: "This box is like a little getaway for the mind. I absolutely loved the handcrafted items from places I may never get to see." - Alexis N.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 3-5 business days, with renewals shipping on the 15th of each month