Used Books Monthly

Gently used books in the genres of your choice starting at $5.79 shipped!

Plans as low as $6.79 / month
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  • ATTENTION! COVID-19 has temporarilly closed some of our main suppliers, slowing down our packing and shipping schedules. Be assured, your package will be shipped as soon as possible. We think sending good books late is better than sending bad books on time. Thank you for your patience with us as we all navigate this situation together.
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Gently used books in the genres of your choice starting at $5.79 shipped!

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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 for $5.79 -2 book envelope for $9.99 -4 book box for $14.99
  • 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.

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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: 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


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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: Hello. I want to order two of the boxes as gifts and keep them for three months. Is this possible? Asked by Amber J., December 2019

Used Books Monthly answered...January 2020

Yes, simply order the 3-month option.

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Great Service

Apr 12, 2019
Michelle B.
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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
Brandy M.
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Subscribed for 20 days
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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
Shannon G.
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Subscribed for 13 days
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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
Kelly C.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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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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Subscribe if You Love Books!!

Aug 25, 2020
Ellie M.
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Subscribed for 29 days
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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
Vile R.
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Subscribed for 10 days
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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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Still has the new book smell!!!

Sep 04, 2020
Pamela C.
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Subscribed for 9 days
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These books still smell brand new!! They both are in excellent condition.. great communication concerning when they were shipped and very fast shipping..not sure which one to start on first they both look really good, great choices..looking forward to my next shipment .. thank you!!!

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Great quality!

May 04, 2020
Rebekah S.
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Received my first box of 2 books! They are both in excellent condition - they don’t even look used. Both books have good reviews on Good Reads. I’m especially excited to read Black Star Renegades! Thank you!

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None of the books were genre I selected

Jun 03, 2020
Jami T.
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Subscribed for 21 days
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I contacted about the 4 book box I received right away and, recieved a email back asking if I wanted replacement or refund ..... I emailed back for refund , and never heard back from anyone and never received my refund. I've tried contacting several times since and received no response!!! Can someone please contact me back ASAP

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A great gift!

2 days ago
Lee H.
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Subscribed for 11 months
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My mom loves this! She has had wonderful curation on the books and feels like the people who put together her list keep her interests in mind. This is one of the coolest gifts I think I've given and one of these days I'll get it for myself (gotta read my own stash down first though). Thank you for bringing her happiness!

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