Today is National Book Lovers Day, a day full of great expectations (see what we did there?) when bookworms and literary fanatics everywhere celebrate their love of the written word. There are few things better in life than feeling the crisp dog-eared pages of a classic and getting lost in a good story. If you're asking yourself, "what should I read next?" we've curated a list of the 15 best book subscription boxes to get started. And for all of you bibliophiles, celebrating is simple: find your favorite cozy nook, pull out a page-turner and bury your nose in an enticing plot, today is for you!
Price: Starts at $25.00/month
What you’ll get: For lovers of the literary greats, Coffee and a Classic chooses 1 classic book (from your genre of choice) and 2 bookish items to start. Upgrade to the larger box and receive a warm beverage, a mug, and a snack too. Book lovers will love this box favorite!
Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Price: Starts at $34.99/month
What you’ll get: Once Upon A Book Club is a book subscription box for any reader who loves discussing their current books with fellow readers. Both the YA Box and Adult Box include 1 fiction book, 3-5 wrapped gifts (meant to be opened throughout the reading experience), a 5×7 quote print, plus discussion topics and questions!
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 17th of each month
3. Call Number
Price: Starts at $20.00/month
What You’ll Get: Fill your bookshelf with books that matter with the Call Number box. Curated by a librarian to show off some of the best in black lit, you can take your pick of fiction or non-fiction and choose whether you'd like the book only or the complete subscription box. Featuring a newly released book, a library packet, and 2-4 book and reading related items, you're sure to get in on a good read each month.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 14th of the month
Price: Starts at $23.99/month
What You’ll Get: Celebrate reading every day with the Bookie Box, which delivers a new release as well as book-themed items to round out the box. Each month you'll get 1 YA hardcover book, an exclusive candle, bookmark, plus 3-5 bookish goodies. The Bookie Box is perfect for quiet and relaxing reading time.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 22nd and 25th of each month
Price: Starts at $26.99/month
What you’ll get: Appreciate the scent of a new book AND coffee! Each My Coffee and Book Club box includes one 12oz. bag of coffee (whole bean or ground), one new hardcover book, and a movie in the subscriber’s preference. In addition, a surprise gift is included every month!
Shipping: Ships worldwide during the last week of the month
Price: Starts at £14.99/month
What You’ll Get: If books and chocolate sound like your personal idea of heaven, then Chocolate and Book is the subscription for you. Subscribers receive a new book from their chosen genre, along with chocolate and a hot drink for the ultimate relaxation combination. Unwind and savor every moment with this chocolate-inspired box!
Shipping: Ships worldwide between the 15th and 17th of every month
Price: Starts at $32.99/month
What you’ll get: Willow Lane Books is a totally customizable book club subscription giving you complete control over the goodies included in your box! First choose the genre of your choice, like horror, fantasy, and romance, then select 4-5 gifts to go along with the book.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $13.99/month
What You’ll Get: SpearCraft Book Box is a book subscription dedicated to delivering newly released young-adult novels. Choose between just the book box or a book box plus 4-6 bookish fandom gifts, all curated around a unique monthly theme. Read the day away today - and every day!
Shipping: Ships worldwide between the 20th and 25th of the month
Price: Starts at $9.99/month
What You’ll Get: If you love scouring secondhand or vintage shops for your next great read, then Blue Spider Books is definitely the subscription for you. Each month you’ll receive 2 gently used secondhand books plus coffee and tea to enjoy while reading. No two packages are alike so you’ll always get something new!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 10th of every month
Price: Starts at £29.99/3 months
What You’ll Get: For all those who love to read, Illumicrate does the heavy lifting for you by collaborating with publishers, authors, and boutiques to procure book-related goods. You’ll receive 3-5 exclusive books, stationery, and even jewelry.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK around the 20th of February, May, August and November
Price: Starts at £10.00/month
What You’ll Get: Bookishly Book Clubs offers 3 different subscription options: The Tea & Vintage Book club with a used paperback, luxury tea, and stationery stationery, the Coffee & Vintage Book Club with a used book plus delicious ground coffee, or the Classic Book of the Month club that includes a new classic book and tea!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the UK between the 20th-27th each month
Price: Starts at £12.95+/month
What you’ll get: Bookfulness is a UK-based book subscription box that delivers you the full reading experience. You can choose to receive 4 or 5 drinks, snacks, handmade skincare, and more alongside your recently released paperback novel. Just let them know your favorite genres or reading preferences and they’ll take care of the rest.
Shipping: Ships worldwide in the first 2 weeks of every month
What you’ll get: From newborns to pre-teens, Kids BookCase Club provides an affordable way for your child to immerse themselves in another world. Valued at over $45, the three books are picked based on age and gender and are great for beginner readers.
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 1st of every month
Price: Starts at $10.99/month
What you’ll get: If you’re a fan of fiction and all things British, the British Book Box is the ultimate combo! This monthly subscription box includes books from British authors and exciting items based on a monthly theme to ticket any British fandom’s heart. You’ll get 6-8 items including 2 books, an original art print, bookmark and a wearable so you can sport your UK pride proudly!
Shipping: Ships to select countries the first week of each month
15. Beacon Book Box
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What You’ll Get: Sit back, relax and read! Beacon Book Box is a young adult book club that revolves around a new theme every month. Every box includes 1 newly-released hardcover YA novel, plus 3-5 bookish goodies that go along with that month’s theme.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 11th and 15th of every month