Used Books Monthly

Gently used books in the genres of your choice starting at $6.79 shipped!

Plans as low as $7.29 / month
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • We'll start assembling your order as soon as you subscribe, and we will ship it within 10 business days. Monthly renewals are on the 15th of each month and will ship on or before the 5th of the following month.. You will get a tracking number via e-mail every time your books are sent out.
  • Only ships within United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Save money. Save paper. Used Books Monthly.
We believe books should be circulated and that an author's work should endure. Your books are randomly selected from our inventory of your selected genres. We strive to select the best quality used books for our readers. Get a fun book surprise in the mail every month! -1 book envelope $6.79 -2 book envelope $11.99 -4 book box $17.49
  • Your books are hand selected based on your selected genres and reading preferences.
  • Only used books meeting our quality standards are sent.
  • We keep books in circulation. We like to find new readers for used books.
  • Keep the books you love, pass the others on someone who will.

Customer Questions (4)

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Q: Hello, emailed twice and asked on FB, but no answer. I signed up mid-May and read that the first shipment is sent by the 5th of each month, but when I check the status it still says curating. Help?Asked by Noelle K., June 2020

Because of what's going on right now it may take a little longer

by Mickey S., June 2020

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Q: how do I change genres in the gently used books category? I purchased it as a gift, and the recipient doesnt like the genre I chose.Asked by Rosemarie D., March 2021

Used Books Monthly answered...April 2021

Hi! Thank you for your question! To change your choices, you need to contact our wonderful customer service representative, Vickie at
support@usedbooksmonthly


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Q: You debited my account for the month of July and I have not received a box. I emailed you twice now and no response. How do you plan to fix this?Asked by Monique B., July 2019

Used Books Monthly answered...August 2019

Hello! Renewal shipments are charged on the 15th and sent by the 5th. We take time and care to curate and ship. Hope this helps!
Joe


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Q: Is there a way to ship gently used books to you? Or send the ones we get back when we finish reading them?Asked by Stephanie Y., January 2020

You can email joe @used books and ask him.

by Julie M., February 2020

Reviews (341)

Great Service

Apr 12, 2019
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Michelle B.
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Subscribed for 2 months

Update: This continues to be the best ever book club I could ever dream of! I get introduced to new authors for some great new reading and it's extremely convenient for me as I don't have to go and scour the local bookstores for books they won't have. I still highly recommend joining because you will not regret it!!
I'm going on my third box with U.B.M and I have to say that's been great…but it did have a tiny snafu that was the post offices', fault not Joe's because he was great. And I'm assuming he's the owner. When my second month didn't show up...even after the post office showed it was delivered, I contact them and was told that I'd have to wait about a month or so to just to file a "lost mail report" and they'd look into it. And pink elephants fly. They also said that there was no guarantee that anything could be done about it. Shocker. Umm what? They lost it so therefore they should pay either Joe or me back for it. But nope. I contacted Joe and he fixed the problem at no cost and taking a loss himself (which I feel super bad about). He was wonderful and worked with me. We stayed in constant contact and I got my second package resent in no time. Though I am super curious about what books he had picked out for me. I'm so very happy about this and his customer service that...

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First Box, happy customer! 😃

Jul 02, 2019
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Brandy M.
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Subscribed for 20 days

Everything was exactly how they said it would be. Shipping was quick and they were promptly responsive to questions. I love this box, because these books are not books I would have picked off the shelf for myself. After reading the backs they all seem like books I will enjoy. I also appreciate the care taken when curating. I mentioned in the survey that I like cats and they sent me a book that’s a cat detective series! How awesome is that?!

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Ehhh....

Jul 10, 2020
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Shannon G.
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Subscribed for 13 days

This was my first box. It shipped very fast and was packaged well. The only thing is i dont care for the books. There is a child's book from school that has notes written in it and has dumb book written on the sides. Ehh..
I received taming of the shrew, sophocles antigone(interesting), and a Heather Graham novel. I dont hate the books I will read them, just not wowed.

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Great way to expand tastes

Feb 11, 2019
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Kelly C.
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Subscribed for 1 month

The books selected for me were both historical fiction, which was one of my selected categories, but beyond that I’m not sure how else the selection was made. The books are not the types of authors I typically read (I lean heavily toward dark humor and irony), but it will be a great way to get out of my comfort zone and read a selection of books I might otherwise have missed!

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Fully Recommend

Sep 16, 2021
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Tracey D.
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Subscribed for 9 months

I love my #usedbookmonthly subscription! I am sent books I would not have selected and am finding wonderful stories. I fully recommend!

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Used Books Monthly said...3 days ago

Thank you Tracey!

Awesome!!! I’m in love.

Feb 07, 2021
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Christina J.
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Subscribed for 5 months

This was the coolest little box to get! I’ve been wanting to expand my library and they did not disappoint. I got two books I haven’t read from a favorite author, a book I kept meaning to pick up but never did, and two new books to branch out into new topics! I’m hooked.

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Used Books Monthly said...Feb 11, 2021

Thank you very much Christina! We will work hard to keep you "hooked". Please let us know if there is ever an issue. Keep reading!

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Aug 25, 2020
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Ellie M.
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2 Helpful
Subscribed for 29 days

This box is a great way to build your library. I filled out the accompanying survey about my book interests and most of the selections are spot on. I am a tad apprehensive about the Beck book but we shall see. Even if that book does not turn out to be my favorite, I am especially excited about the other books. I am almost done with I'll Be Gone in the Dark and it is great. The books have not had any visible indication of being secondhand that I've seen so far. The curaters definitely took my interests into account. I can't wait to see what I get next month!

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Glad I subscribed!

Aug 13, 2019
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Vile R.
3 Reviews
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5 Helpful
Subscribed for 10 days

Love it. I’ve scanned the first few pages and it’s a great pick. A comedy that’s actually funny. Book is in great shape and arrived quickly and in good condition.

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Great deal

May 25, 2021
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Sarah T.
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Subscribed for 19 days

Books are like new. All seem.right up my alley. Cant wait to dive in.

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Used Books Monthly said...Jun 04, 2021

Sarah, thank you for your feedback! We are so pleased that you are enjoying your books. Please let us know if there are any ways we can improve your experience.

Amazing curation, gorgeous books

Feb 08, 2021
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Renee K.
7 Reviews
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1 Helpful
Subscribed for 3 months

I am ecstatic with the books I received from Used Books Monthly. They sent two books that I’ve never even heard of but I knew immediately that they’re perfect for me. Their service is excellent, too. I got their 4 count box a couple of times through their website but I switched to Cratejoy because I like the flexibility of buying myself a gift subscription and not having to think about cancelling. I’m a SAHM, I don’t work, so spending money on a box is luxury I can’t always afford.

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Used Books Monthly said...Feb 11, 2021

Thank you very much Renee! We are "book people" and passionate about what we do! Please let us know if you ever have any issues. Keep reading!

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