Call Number

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

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Plans as low as $22.00 / quarter
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • New subscriptions will ship within 5 days of purchase. Recurring subscriptions ship by the 30th of the first month of the quarter. Purchases made by Dec. 16 will ship in time for Christmas.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
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)

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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...


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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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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.

Reviews (36)

Awesome service/ thoughtfully curated!

Aug 06, 2020
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Meredith F.
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1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

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

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We love this box!

Feb 27, 2019
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Sara D.
1 Review
8 Helpful
Subscribed for 5 months

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.

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Monthly Joy!

Sep 06, 2017
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Marissa R.
1 Review
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

I'm an avid book reader and love this subscription. I have the full fiction subscription (book and gifts) and I love it. It's so nice to receive a new book and specially selected gifts each month. I can't imagine ending this box subscription.
Some left low reviews because they "did not receive a book." The Call Number team sent an email to all subscribers informing them that the publisher ran out of books, and due to demand, the book would be delayed. They gave everyone who didn't get a book right away the option to download the e-book (I was also among the group that didn't get the book). They showed excellent customer service by informing us ahead of time that we may not receive the book right away.

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yasssss.

Jan 23, 2018
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Lauren W.
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6 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

i ADORE my Call Number box. the themes are always on point, and the associated items are high-quality. the book selection (fiction box) is excellent; i love getting books from black female authors who i likely wouldn't have heard of otherwise. i highly recommend this box if you're looking for black literature + quality extras!

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So in love!

Nov 30, 2018
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Ashlee L.
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5 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

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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Classy Box Well Worth the Money

Jun 11, 2020
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Charles C.
8 Reviews
6 Helpful
Subscribed for 8 days

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.

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Call Number said...Jul 01, 2020

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

Coming back...

Nov 16, 2018
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Kristine B.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 10 months

I love this box! The book selections are outstanding and the additional book-themed items are all fun and interesting. I really love that each box has a theme and a note from the author. I recently canceled my subscription for a time, because I got behind on my reading and the books were piling up -- adding to my stack of TBR books. But I love the books so much, I'm coming back! Thanks, Call Number!

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Call Number said...Nov 18, 2018

Thanks for your excellent feedback, Kristine! And for your support of me as a librarian scholar and bookpreneur!

Another great box!

Sep 24, 2017
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Jaye L.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

I was, as always, delighted with the newest Call Number box. I am not normally a fan of poetry, but this book looks amazing and I can’t wait to dive into it. And the extra items are as great as ever. That Prince pin is one of the best things I hav ever received in a subscription box! Call Number continues to be one of the classiest and most exciting boxes available.

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Signed copy!!

Dec 14, 2020
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Brianna M.
3 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

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

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No book

Jan 20, 2017
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R J.
1 Review
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

First box arrived, no book inside instead a notice from the publisher about access to an ebook. What a disappointment.

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Past boxes from Call Number

HIDDEN LIVES

HIDDEN LIVES

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).

DISTORTION

DISTORTION

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).

PARABLE OF THE BROWN GIRL

PARABLE OF THE BROWN GIRL

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).

FINDING YOUR PLACE

FINDING YOUR PLACE

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).

FAT GIRLS IN BLACK BODIES

FAT GIRLS IN BLACK BODIES

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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