This is a reading experience like no other! Welcome to Once Upon a Book Club, the interactive and unique monthly book subscription! Each month, you'll receive a newly released book and 3-5 wrapped gifts that are labeled with page numbers. As you read, you'll be directed to open the gifts at the most important moments to bring the book to life!
Q: What’s the shipping cost to Canada?Asked by Ying K., February 2021
International shipping is calculated at checkout 😊
Canada shipping is $20.00 USD per month
Q: How often do y’all do fantasy books? That’s really the only kind I read so I’m worried ordering it monthly would wind up with me having a bunch of books I don’t really like to read.Asked by Presley W., July 2021
Q: Will the Bridgerton box ever be back in stock? If so when? :)Asked by Jazmine E., August 2021
Q: Do the books have a theme?Asked by Sariah W., May 2021
Hi there! Our boxes are themed around the selected book we feature each month. For example, this month's adult box is themed "You May Say I'm A Dreamer" and the young adult box is themed "The Storm of Olympus" which is also the hint for each books! If you want to know the titles in advance, you can definitely reach out to our customer service team and we'll be happy to share!
I've been an international subscriber since November 2019. I usually get the YA box, but have since purchased 1 adult box used (from another subscriber) and 2 other adult boxes new (directly from OUABC) because I saw them on FB after the fact and really wanted to get in on it. I was an avid reader before, but this book club has enhanced reading for me to a new level. All of the gifts that you open once you reach a certain point in the story are thoughtful and well-curated. I've seen other subscribers take issue with the costume jewelry, but I personal have loved them every time so far. The jewelry-type items don't come in every box and so far no items have been similar (repeated). The pictures I included show the Nov. 2019 and Dec. 2019 YA box books and gifts opened (these boxes are no longer available in the shop, so no spoilers!), so you can see the kind of things you might expect: usable items like umbrellas, wearable items like scarves and necklaces, craft-y items like the pastels, and paper items like the flyer that enhance the story by bringing an item from the text directly into your hands as if by magic. That being said, I have sometimes felt let down by the paper items and opening them is less thrilling than the other types of gifts. Lastly, I debated about giving OUABC 4 stars or 5 for shipping because the issues with shipping are...
I really love once upon a book club I normally get the young adult books and sometimes the book isnt what I expect it to be and I end up loving the book anyways they pick the right moments to add a gift and get u into the book
I have been a subscriber since Sept 2016 - which I believe was only their 3rd month/box in business. I love this subscription box & I don't feel like there is anything like it - it truly brings books to life! I also subscribe to the YA box, which I wasn't sure at first whether I'd be into "YA" books, but I have loved them all. They also have fun one time/specialty boxes for holidays, etc. I've been with them since the beginning and have bought most of their boxes and have never been disappointed. I have also purchased subscriptions & 1 time boxes for several friends and family members and everyone has loved them! I get so excited when I see OUABC boxes in my mailbox. They truly are the BEST!! :)
I found Once Upon A Book Club last November (2019) while I was searching for a Christmas present for my sister in law (librarian). I was so intrigued I ordered one for her and myself. We both loved it! I have since ordered adult and young adult boxes and they have all been amazing. My girls (9 & 11) begged me to get them a box too. They don’t know yet ( I’m keeping it a surprise) but they both have a preordered middle grades box coming to them in June. I can’t wait to see their faces. I myself am waiting on the June you g adult box with the hint agent 355. I can’t give OUABC enough stars!
The Once Upon a Book Club boxes are so unique. I love that they curate the bookish goodies as gifts that come straight from the book. The main character opened a gift box and saw a bracelet; you get one too! It’s such a creative idea and so fun and exciting to get to open the gift when you see that “Open Your Gift” sticky note on the page. I highly recommend this subscription.
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!
The box took forever, but it was well worth the wait. My daughter is so excited to show me her clue finds when she reaches the page.
This was such a fun experience! I will be doing this again!!
The box does take a little longer but that’s probably on me since I don’t order it in time but I am now in love with this subscription and I think I’m going to have to get it every month
While I enjoyed the experience of discovering a book I might not otherwise discover, I read books much more slowly than one a month. So I now have a backlog!
Backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love await! Places, people! Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this #ownvoices romantic comedy from a 5-time, NYT Bestselling Author has something for everyone! A perfect cross between Love, Simon and You Should See Me in a Crown for theater geeks, this fun and warm tale is perfect to enter the winter season. On sale now through December 14th!
Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. A heartwarming, beautiful story about a young Black girl finding her voice and falling in love at the same time, this is a tale FULL of sweets!
The story of a girl caught between two lives and two loves--as she navigates who she is, what matters most, and the cost of following her dream. Trade starry Nebraska skies for the bright lights of 1950s Broadway in this show-stopping new novel from an award-winning author! On sale now through February 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! Boxes ship at the end of February.
A creative and fast-paced novel that will leave your heart racing, this paranormal thriller is perfect for fans of Stranger Things and the Netflix series Dark. In this coming-of-age, sci-fi tale, discover a warrior locked inside you just eager to be let out - the time for hiding from your secrets is over. On sale now through March 14th, or until it sells out. Box ships at the end of March.
We are so excited to share our next Young Adult Hint - After School Fright Club! A unique and addicting novel that will stay with you LONG after you finish reading, this is a tale that our staff could simply not stop talking about. For fans of Scream and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, this deliciously twisted thriller is filled with references to classic horror tropes is perfect for anyone looking for a frightening addition to their TBR. Boxes ship at the end of April!
Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world. A reinterpretation of a classic Greek myth turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure. A poetic and evocative tale that weaves together a fictitious new adventure and the original myth, perfect for all fans of historical fiction and Greek Mythology. On sale now through June 14th. Ships at the end of June.
A novel filled with kindred hearts, quirky best friends, and a hint of magic, this is the love story we've been waiting for. A heart-wrenching, emotional, magical, and thought-provoking story that will shake you to the core, this novel is a tale of true love, Black Girl Magic and epic dance moves that will take you on a rollercoaster from start to finish! On sale now through July 14th. Set to ship at the end of July.
A captivating psychological thriller with a dash of witchcraft, this featured novel is a dark academic journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. On sale until August 14th.
Steeped in Pan-African influence, this gorgeous debut novel provides hints of magic throughout each and every page. Even more, this box will include some of our most detailed gifts that will bring this adventure to life in a whole new way! On sale through September 14th.