Call Number

by Call Number
A library inspired book subscription box celebrating contemporary Black literature and authors.

Product Details

Call Number | Loving literature and libraries!

Call Number is a quarterly book subscription box highlighting Black literature. Curated by a librarian, this subscription service will help you build your own collection of quality Black literature. Every three months, you'll receive a box delivered to your door containing a newly released book along with 2-4 items related to themes in the book.
  • 4 genres to choose from: Fiction, Nonfiction, YA, Indie
  • 2 subscription options: Complete or Book Only
  • Book Only boxes: 1 newly released book and a library packet
  • Complete boxes: 1 newly released book plus 2 to 4 book and/or library themed items and a library packet
  • Library packet includes: catalog card, spine label, label protector, and logo sticker

Customer Questions (3)


Q: would you be open to adding an option that includes both fiction and nonfiction? i usually like to have a mix in one subscription instead of having to do 2 separate ones. Asked by Rosa M., June 2020

Call Number answered...July 2020

Hi Rosa! Thank you for you inquiry. We are currently considering creating an option for this. Stay tuned...


Q: I just received this as a gift but don’t know what to do. Asked by Grace C., December 2020

Call Number answered...December 2020

Hi Grace! Welcome to Call Number! We're contacting you directly via email.


Q: Hello there! I received this as a gift and "redeemed" but haven't received. Is someone able to assist? Thank you!Asked by Phylicia M., January 2021

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Reviews (38)

Whimsical Experience

May 29, 2022
Nicole P.
1 Review

Beautifully packaged. Delivered quickly once shipped. Items with book were whimsical and on theme. Great way to experience new books and authors.

Never Received

Mar 12, 2022
Verified Purchase
Gina V.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

I ordered a box but I never received a box. 🤷‍♀️

Awesome service/ thoughtfully curated!

Aug 06, 2020
Verified Purchase
Meredith F.
1 Review
3 Pictures
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 years

Just received my first book! So excited to get started!

Signed copy!!

Dec 14, 2020
Verified Purchase
Brianna M.
3 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 11 months

Really great selection of items! I also got a signed edition of the book in my box!!


Aug 07, 2020
Verified Purchase
Katherine L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

I’m so excited to read my new book, and the extras came lovingly packed and just made my day. Thanks!

Excellent quality and attention to detai

Sep 05, 2020
Verified Purchase
Stefany H.
3 Reviews
Subscribed for 7 months

Beautiful box - I highly recommend it!

Classy Box Well Worth the Money

Jun 11, 2020
Verified Purchase
Charles C.
6 Reviews
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 5 months

The curation of items for this box is top notch and relevant to the book selection. The insert explaining each item and its relation to the book is the best of the all the book boxes I subscribe to—it is the only one that uses full sentences, proper punctuation and grammar, and an elegant stationary, I couldn’t be more pleased with Call Number.

Call Number said...Jul 01, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the box.

We love this box!

Feb 27, 2019
Verified Purchase
Sara D.
1 Review
8 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 years

I got my partner a three-month subscription to this Call Number for her birthday and we just decided to renew our subscription indefinitely. We love the thoughtfulness of these boxes, and we love the books in them.
We've recommended this box to many people and have loaned many of the books we've received from Call Number to friends, especially this month as friends ask us for book recommendations to celebrate Black History Month.
I teach English at the university level and, moving forward, I will include a story or two (or three) from Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's *Friday Black* in any course I teach on American Literature. And Call Number introduced me to that stunning collection.
We get excited every time an email notification comes that a box has shipped. Subscribe to this box.

Perfect gift

Mar 04, 2019
Dedria H.
1 Review
3 Helpful

Mr. Read a Book a Day gave me this service as a gift and it is just that. I love having books delivered. I am one of those kinds of people who go to the book store or library for a book and get completely overwhelmed. With Call Number, I open the box and there is my book. Feels like I won a prize.

So in love!

Nov 30, 2018
Verified Purchase
Ashlee L.
1 Review
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 5 months

I got my box today and I absolutely love how neat and classy the packaging is! And the book is one on my to be read list so I am super excited about that ❤️ Definitely will be keeping this subscription

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Past boxes from Call Number



This box features a copy of the book, The Secret Women by Sheila Williams, Tin with mini note cards, "Soul Sisters" copper bracelet, Margaritaville margarita mix, Terry McMillan quote card, and a "I Love My Library" button. Also includes a library packet (logo sticker, spine label, catalog card, and label protector).



This box features a copy of the book, Telephone by Percival Everett, "That Succs" note card, Ammonite fossil, Navigation charm, Invisible Man bookmark, and a library book lending card. Also includes a library packet (logo sticker, spine label, catalog card, and label protector).



This box features a copy of the book, Parable of the Brown Girl by Khristi Lauren Adams, Dope Black Girl charm, Black Girl Magic journal, and Queen print. Also includes a library packet (logo sticker, spine label, catalog card, and label protector).



This box features a copy of the book, Everywhere You Don't Belong by Gabriel Bump, set of Sunrise/Sunset prints, Langston Hughes note card, and Straight Outta Books bookmark. Also includes a library packet (logo sticker, spine label, catalog card, and label protector).



This special edition box features a copy of the book, Fat Girls in Black Bodies by Dr. Joy Cox, Black Girl Magic journal (Shop Seven One Nine), Vampire Byte lip gloss (TNT Glosses), Diamond pen, Bead & Charm bookmark, Butterfly metallic paper clip, Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Raspberry Squares, and Body Positivity sticker pack. Also includes a library packet (logo sticker, spine label, catalog card, and label protector).

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