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 some of the best subscription boxes for book lovers!
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The Best Book Subscription Boxes for Every Reader
Price: Starts at $23.82/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: Ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Price: Starts at $14.99/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: Ships within Canada and the U.S. within 3-5 business days, renewing on the same date as purchase date each month
Price: Starts at $42.75/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 $26.67/month
What’s Included: Romance readers, rejoice! Bubbles & Books sends a slew of romance novels to subscribers each month, with 1-2 paperbacks, 5+ bonus romance ebooks, and either 3-5 or 5-7 premium bath and spa products for a truly relaxing evening! Each month is a surprise, but you'll receive luxe items such as sheet masks, bath bombs, handmade and whipped soaps, candles, teas, and (of course) bubble bath.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 18th-21st of the 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 $14.00/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: First box 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: First box ships to Canada and the U.S. within 2 business days, with renewals shipping on the 15th
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 within the U.S. on the 1st business day following the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $27.50/month
What’s Included: 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. (except Mexico and Peru) around the 21st of the month
Price: Starts at $26.67/month
What’s Included: 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 3-5 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $34.00/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. on the last day of every month
Price: Starts at $33.00/month
What’s Included: This unique book box carefully curates a selection of high-quality gifts 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 that month's book, and 2 self-care products to round it out!
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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. at the end of each 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. in the second week of the month
Price: Starts at $45.00/every 3 months
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 Canada and the U.S. in January, April, July, & October
Price: Starts at $45.00/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. quarterly
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What’s Included: Free your mind and relax with Coloring and Classics, a monthly box of good reads and fun, interesting activity books that help you reduce stress and refocus. Each box contains over $40+ in retail value, with a hardcover book, a relaxing coloring book for adults, and a brain-teasing activity book every month.
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.
Shipping: First box ships within the U.S. within 2 business days; following boxes ship on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $14.00/month
What's Included: 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 2-3 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.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the first week of the month
Price: Starts at $16.67/month
What’s Included: YA and fantasy fans will love Fantasy Monthly, which features a young adult fantasy novel in every box! In addition to a brand-new, hardcover book, subscribers will receive 2 artist-created bookmarks, an artist-designed print, and exclusive access to Fantasy Monthly's online book club. Find your next great read!
Why Subscribers Love It: "This was a great debut box! All of the items were thoughtfully curated and good quality! There wasn't anything included that I didn't enjoy. I was particularly enamored of the candle and the tea (obviously the book rates highest, but that feels like a given!)!" - Alison H.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 7th of every month
Price: Starts at $38.00/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