If you enjoy book mail, this is a wonderful purchase for you or a gift for another book lover. I received two books in very good condition.
You get a surprise each month as you receive your books. Its almost like Christmas.
And it encourages you to try new authors you may not have read otherwise.
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.
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!
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.
Really liked the books they choose for me and they were barely used, if at all. Great deal for the price.
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!!
Could have been more popular and latest books.
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.
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!
I got a subscription for my mom, and she absolutely adored the product! The owner was super kind and made sure all the books were of high quality for her. Literary Dream Crate is by far one of the best start-up businesses, and I recommend it to anyone who loves to read! It’s a great price, as well! Thank you!!!
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.
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!