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Literary Dream Crate

Low priced romance or mystery used books delivered right to your door! Starting at $6.25+ a month!

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  • Orders placed before or on the 7th will be shipped on the 14th of each month. For example, if you order on the 5th of October you will receive Octobers box being shipped on the 14th. If you order on the 12th you will not receive Octobers box, your shipment will be in November. Each month we plan to ship our boxes out on the 14th.
  • Only ships within United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime

Low priced romance or mystery used books delivered right to your door! Starting at $6.25+ a month!

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Literary Dream Crate - Used Books
Literary Dream Crate has three options to choose from. The one, two, or three book envelope sends you gently used books in the genre of your choice, no extras, and no hassle! Genres available: romance or mystery/thriller! Books sent are randomly selected and the mystery of your order makes it fun!
  • These boxes contain used books that range in quality between like-new and fair. Either way, the books sent will be something any book lover would be proud to display on their shelf!
  • We often source books purchased from local libraries in order to give back to the community so they may have previous library markings! We also source from other used bookstores around the state, and large orders online of used books! Each order will likely receive a mix of these options. We're mentioning this here so that you know what to expect! All options are pictured above!
  • Single month subscription cancellations: If a cancellation is recieved within 5 days of the intial purchase or renewal date you will receive a refund and no shipment for the month. If a refund is requested after the initial 5 days no refund will be given and the subscriber will receive the coming months product.
  • Multiple month prepay subscription cancellations: Anything above a one month subscription is a final sale. No refund will be given. However, we would love to work with any subscriber in order to enhance their subscription to better fit their preferences, change the genre choice, etc.

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Great Mother's Day gift

May 21, 2019
Rosalie W.
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This was a gift from my son and daughter-in-law for Mother's Day. The books in the first shipment were not ones I had read. I flew through the first one, and am into the second already.

I'd not heard of Cratejoy before, but it's a great way to share a gift combo while using items already in existence.

May 22, 2019
Doris B.
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Could have been more popular and latest books.

What fun

May 19, 2019
Christine M.
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What fun to get a surprise in the mail each month! Quality of the books are good; about 75 percent of the books look new, the other 25 percent look well loved. Selection so far is spot on. So glad I subscribed!

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Awesome!

Mar 26, 2019
Nicole S.
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It’s like Christmas each month. Received 2 quality books in my box. One a hardcover, one a paperback. Good quality and genre I requested. Overall very happy with my subscription.

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Jan 26, 2019
Kimberly
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Really liked the books they choose for me and they were barely used, if at all. Great deal for the price.

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Great Way to Get More Books!

Jan 23, 2019
Samantha Z.
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I have a few book subscriptions and I loved that this is a used book one, especially since LDC is very open about trying to buy from quality sources like libraries! Also, all of the books I have received have been in practically new condition. Minus the bindings having the library feel, I would've had no idea it was used. And looks just as good on my shelves!

Also bonus points to the customer service of LDC who are very quick to reply and seem to be very invested in getting their subscribers books and authors that they want to read, even though the process is random.

Haven't received a duplicate book that I've already owned or read either, which is pretty cool. Great way to get new-to-you books! And for very reasonable prices!!

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Jan 21, 2019
Felecia D.
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My daughter received this as a gift, and she was so surprised! She is really looking forward to reading the books that were shipped to her! I can't wait to see what will happen when she gets her books next month.

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Literary Dream Crate said...

Thank you for the great feedback! We’re so glad you’re daughter enjoyed the selections! And we hope to keep up the good work!

Jan 22, 2019

Jan 20, 2019
Debbie S.
2 Reviews
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Like my first box. can wait to get another.. want more James Patterson....Books

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Literary Dream Crate said...

Thanks so much for the review. We’re glad you liked your first box! We will be sure to send you more James Patterson next month!

Jan 22, 2019

Worth it.

Jan 15, 2019
Kimberly A.
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I really enjoyed having this subscription, I received book I didn't know I would even like too. There was one 1 book that I ever received that I was super into. But that's why I enjoy this subscription, with others I've tried I rarely got a new up to date good book. Anyways if you enjoy reading I highly recommend!

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Literary Dream Crate said...

Thank you so much for the kind review! I’m glad you enjoyed our service!

Jan 15, 2019

Pretty Good Used Books Subscription

Apr 01, 2019
Rinda M.
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I've received the two book envelope for several months now. The first month I received a book I already read years ago but thoroughly enjoyed. The second book was the third in a series. My local library doesn't have the first two books and the price was VERY high to purchase online, so I won't end up reading it. Both books were in good condition. For the me the first month was kind of a bust because I won't read either book. I contacted the seller to ask if it's normal to receive books that aren't first in a series and they responded right away and said this was a oversight and they offered to send me out a replacement book free of charge. Great customer service.

The second month I again received a book I already read years ago but I loved it so I'm happy to add it to my bookshelf. My second book was not something I would have chosen for myself and will probably never read. Both books were in good condition however the second book was a discarded library book and had the library stickers on the spine and inside, along with stamps on the inside from the library.

The third month I received the wrong romance rather the the YA I has signed up for. I contacted the seller and was sent out replacements in YA romance.

After spending $47 over four months I ending up receiving two books I will read.

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Literary Dream Crate said...

Our subscription service is a randomized book service so tailoring to customer tastes is difficult and I am very sorry you did not recieve you books you enjoyed, and as for the library book our listing clearly states that we purchase library books to give back to the community!
As a long time customer of our subscription I am very sorry that you were upset with how your service ended. It was an oversight on my part as the notes are only saved on the merchant portal which I was not aware of. However, I would like to formally apologize that my email was abrupt and upsetting. Please contact me as I would like to rectify the situation in any way that I can!

May 03, 2019
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