Once Upon a Book Club

Creating a unique reading experience every month! Now accepting orders for January!

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Plans as low as $32.50 / month
Product Overview
  • All orders placed before the 14th of the month will ship the 17th-20th of the current month. All orders placed after the 14th will ship the 17th-20th of the following month.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
A unique, interactive reading experience!
This is a reading experience like no other! Welcome to Once Upon a Book Club, the interactive and unique monthly book subscription! Each month, you'll receive a newly released book and 3-5 wrapped gifts that are labeled with page numbers. As you read, you'll be directed to open the gifts at the most important moments to bring the book to life!
  • Young Adult Box: For ages 14+, includes 1 YA fiction book, 3 to 5 wrapped gifts, a 5x7 quote print, discussion questions and read-a-long dates for live discussion, and gift opening with fellow readers
  • Adult Box: For ages 18+, includes 1 Adult fiction book, 3 to 5 wrapped gifts, a 5x7 quote print, discussion questions and read-a-long dates for live discussion, and gift opening with fellow readers
  • All individually wrapped gifts are labeled with page numbers, not to be opened until that particular page

Sneak Peek

April Young Adult Box

A loner teen photographer haunted by a past that’s stagnated her work and left her terrified she’s losing her mind. A high school volleyball star desperate to find a way around her sudden medical disqualification. Both girls need college scholarships. After a chance encounter, the two develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons. Wonderfully written and full of rich imagery and vivid descriptions - on sale through April 14th!

Order by April 14th to get this box!

May Adult Box

He's a man straddling two worlds; she's a woman trying to keep her family alive. Set in 1853, we follow a family and their guide across an alternate route of the Oregon Trail. A riveting story told between two characters. Be prepared to be transported to a different world where only our favorite NYT best-selling author can take us. Filled with life lessons and motivation to power through the tough moments, this is the perfect book for our time. On sale through May 14th!

Order by May 13th to get this box!

Questions

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Q: Is there a way to purchase past boxes? I would like to get one of these for my grandmother to kinda brighten her day but would like to pick a genre/book that I think she would like. Is that possible? Asked by Sarah F., March 2020

Any past boxes they have for sale are in their shop on their main website.

by Logan L., March 2020

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Q: Are the books always some type of romance or love story?Asked by Trish O., May 2019

Book genres range each month, though the only time we've included a specific romance book is in our Valentine's Day box! Most other month's we've included mystery, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and magical realism in our adult box, while young adult is a bit broader, featuring fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, mystery, and more!

by Logan L., May 2019

It main genre isn't romance but there may be a love interest or romance within the books. The adults box is usually historical fiction, contemporary, magical realism and thriller-like book. YA box are broader like Logan said. Mystery, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Fantasy, etc.

by Donna W., June 2019

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Q: Does this gift tailor to mostly young adults only? I was thinking I would get it for my grandmother, but wasnt sure if she would like the books.Asked by Paul K., June 2019

You would probably want to order the Adult books for your grandmother. I'm 57 and that's what I read. Every now and then, though, there's a Young Adult book that sounds interesting and I will order that as a gift to myself, also.

by Patricia S., June 2019

The gifts are for woman in general and some can even be unisex. There have been gifts such as tea towel, apron, honey, socks which are really good quality. For reading material wise the adult box might suit her more since the book they pick are usual historical fiction, mystery, romance or heavier topics.

by Donna W., June 2019

They have a young adult box and an adult box. If you look at some of the amazing past boxes

by Bobbie C., June 2019

Hi there! We offer both adult and young adult boxes. Our adult boxes are targeted for anyone ages 18+ and our young adult boxes are for anyone ages 14+!

by Logan L., June 2019

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Q: Can I switch from Adult to YA? I accidentally subscribed to Adult but I really wanted YA and I want to switch before it ships how would I do that? I don’t want to cancel and resubscribeAsked by Rivka S., April 2020

Yes, you can just email them and they'll get back to you within 48 business hours.

by Logan L., April 2020

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Loved it

Aug 12, 2019
Marina G.
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I really love once upon a book club I normally get the young adult books and sometimes the book isnt what I expect it to be and I end up loving the book anyways they pick the right moments to add a gift and get u into the book

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Amazing

Feb 24, 2020
Theresa S.
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This was the coolest box I’ve ever received. I devoured the book in a night because I wanted to see all my cool gifts. I’m in love!

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The most wonderful gift!

Feb 26, 2019
Michele D.
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I cannot say enough good things about this. I received the first box of a subscription that was gifted to me by my mother. It was a wonderful surprise... packaged in an adorable box on the outside, with lovely boxed gifts and a book inside. The book I got is SO good I am finding it very hard to put down. And the excited anticipation of opening a gift at a specified time is thrilling. I have opened two of my 4 gifts so far and the immersion in the story makes them that much more of a treasure. This has to be one of the best gifts I have ever received. As if this were not enough, the customer service is FANTASTIC!

Good books, exciting experience

Nov 28, 2019
Kaiti T.
3 Reviews
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Been subscribing to this for a few months now, and am always excited when the box comes. I'm an avid reader (subscribe to 4 book clubs, and read ~ 6 per month). The books are generally decent - I like that it exposes me to good books and writers I would not generally pick out myself. I like that most of them come with a signed bookplate, but would love it if the books themselves were signed, as other subscriptions do.

The quality of the items are hit and miss. I love the mugs (with quotes from the books) that have been included and adore the quote cards, when they're included. Much of the items are lower quality than i would purchase for myself, but that's to be expected to keep the subscription costs manageable. I have gotten good use from some of the smaller items (cooling cloths, pens, spoons, charging cables, etc). The jewelry items and journal have been a miss - generally cheap to mid quality, and not to personal taste (though generally consistent with the book). I would love to see more things like mugs/glass cups, candles, etc incorporated in when applicable to the story.

The customer service is great! There was an occasion where my box seemed to be missing an item. I emailed them what was included, and they confirmed an item was missing and sent the item.

Overall, I love the interactive experience and well thought out items this subscription provides,...

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LOVE this box

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Ellen W.
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I cannot say enough good things about this box! I look forward to it every month and am always so impressed by how much enjoy the books and how cool and thoughtful the gifts are. I've spent most of my life assuming I only liked sci-fi/fantasy books, but this box has broadened my horizons! Each month I think "well, not really my thing, but I'll give it a try" and there has not been a book I haven't really enjoyed! And the gifts! They always go the extra mile in personalizing it to the book, but at the same time giving you something you'd actually want. I've been a subscriber for a year and have gotten things such as wireless headphones, pancake mix, a robe, coffee mugs, a purse, a chargibg cable and even a little book shaped flash drive. I highly recommend this box!!

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Best Box Ever!

Oct 15, 2019
Melissa S.
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Seriously my favorite subscription box of all time! I love to read but used to find myself in ruts of not reading because of just being busy with life. But this changed once I started getting this box. Now, I devour the books! It is apparent how much thought and care goes into the chosen gifts, which are spot on. I also find sometimes that I get stuck reading the same genre and this subscription introduces me to books I would never buy but find that I absolutely adore. I recommend this subscription box to all of my reading friends.

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A MUST BUY

Jan 10, 2020
Hilma S.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month
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Other than a delay in shipping - maybe due to Christmas season, post office delays, long distance shipping, the subscription is amazing. Cannot wait to hear how my granddaughter enjoys the process.

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Great Box, Well Executed

Jan 10, 2020
Tahia W.
3 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months
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This box is wonderfully executed: each item comes beautifully packaged, there is group with whom to discuss the monthly read, interesting discussion questions, and unquestionably well-curated items that go along with the read. I found the experience immersive and enjoyable. However, their book choices aren't usually my cup of tea and so I've chosen to cancel this service. Take a look at their book choices before you subscribe and, if you're not an extremely picky reader, check out this fantastic box.

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Once Upon a Box

Dec 27, 2019
Stacey N.
1 Review
2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 20 days
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Ordered 2 as gifts.

We just received our box and wanted to post a review.

Overall: The box looks pretty cool. It was a gift for my daughter so I am not the one reading the book or opening the gifts but have high hopes she will enjoy it.

My big issue was with the shipping of the box and the response of the company, I was pretty excited to give this as a gift so planned ahead and ordered early according to their recommendations on their website, so it would come in time for Christmas. They state that they ship between the 17-20 and that is not what happened and they responded with a “sorry for the confusion but we don’t guarantee deliver by Christmas and usps is doing all they can to get them delivered.” My biggest issue was that they didn’t take responsibility for their error. They didn’t have the box packed or shipped by the date they said they would and didn’t offer to refund any of the 9.50 shipping cost. The company didn’t really seem to care much that they made a mistake and that is why I give them two stars for shipping.

Would I buy again- I am not sure about that-there are a lot of book boxes out there to try and my interactions with the company haven’t been super positive.

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Must have if you love reading

Dec 27, 2019
Denise C.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I love this monthly box. The books are wonderful and I love all the thematic gifts that I open while reading. I have given this gift to many friends and family members and everyone loves them.

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