Q: Do you think you will ever do these pointed more towards men or gender neutral themes? My husband would love something like this. More scifi or horror or historical fiction that is not femanine.Asked by Shanellroberson, July 2020
Hi there! We are a female-owned and operated company so our boxes are curated to what we know and love. We currently don't have plans to offer gender-neutral or male-oriented adult or young adult boxes, however our upcoming middle grade boxes (ages 7-13) will be gender-neutral and perfect for young readers of all ages!
That would be wonderful. My fiance and I would love to try this if other options come available. Great idea!
Q: How important is it for The Reader to go on the internet to discuss story. My Mom doesn’t have internet and it would be a gift for Her. Also, if I order this can it be there by 4/14/23 (Her BirthdayAsked by Brenda S., April 2023
Hi there! The online discussion is just a bonus component for those interested. The box is still very much able to be enjoyed without it. Ordering a subscription today will result in the first box shipping at the end of April. If you would like a box shipped sooner, please visit our full website shop online.
Q: Who can we contact if the box was never delivered ?Asked by Michelle T., December 2022
You can contact customer service at info@onceuponabookclub dot com
Q: Hi! Is there any way to request boxes that only include non-fiction ?Asked by Casey N., December 2022
Our box focuses solely on adult and young adult fiction novels!
I have absolutely LOVED this monthly subscription! Each book in itself is very interesting. Then you throw in these wonderful surprise gifts that tie to various paragraphs in the book. I have enjoyed almost every single one of them. I eagerly await each month and highly recommend this selection. Thanks for everything!
As stated, I think this box is a super cool concept and it is clear that the creators care a lot about this project. The packaging of the gifts are beautiful. However, I had a few issues which would prevent me from purchasing from them again.
1) Shipping delays - the box was quite delayed, and since I purchased through Cratejoy there was no communication about that. I understand shipping can be off sometimes; however, based on reviews this seems to be a trend.
2) Charged for subscription after cancellation - I think there is a disconnect when canceling on Cratejoy, but still that is something OUABC needs to address. They eventually refunded me, but I found them a little rude about it and surprised they didn’t look into the discrepancies I pointed out about when purchasing a subscription for them from Cratejoy.
3) Curation - I wasn’t a huge fan of the book. Now, I expect this occasionally from book subscription boxes, but I was surprised by how alienating I felt their choice was. The book I received was primarily a Christian book before all else. Now, I’m not one to not want any mention of religion in my books, that would be ridiculous. But this was a lot, and I know they never would have done this with another religion. I just felt like a weird choice. I also didn’t love any of the items. One of useful, if not that nice. One was a blanket with a...
I have received a few boxes and no complaints! It's hard sometimes to keep the gifts until the right pages 😬😂
This was amazing. I'm already an avid ready and I hate stopping when I get into a book....unless it's for a book related gift! The gifts were incredibly thoughtful and were great quality. So many great things from the author that I was not expecting and I very much enjoyed the book that I probably would not have picked out on my own. This is more than worth it!
It was a great gift for my sister, the whole idea is super fun! Feels immersive, wish they did this for more genres!!
When I got my OUAB box I had several books that I needed to read so it took me a few weeks to get to started. I’m sure by now that everyone has already opened their box which is why I’m comfortable sharing the photo of my opened surprises. It really was a lot of fun to get stuff that tied in with the story.
I recommend this box.
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Didn't arrive on time, and no communication. Still waiting.
OUABC is such a fun subscription box because they really bring the stories to life. As you’re reading, you’ll find post it’s in the book referring to a gift to open. The gifts truly bring the story to life and perfectly match what’s happening in the story. For example-the main character might have gotten a bracelet from her best friend in the story. And then you get that bracelet as a gift! It’s so fun because it’s an immersive experience.
I stumbled on Once Upon a Bookclub not too long ago but didn’t subscribe until the Bridgerton box came out. At that point, I went whole hog and subscribed to both the Adult and Young Adult boxes. The gifts associated with each book are quality, and so much fun to open as you read. It’s quickly become my favorite subscription box I get.
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A beautiful, poetic, genuine, bittersweet story about the exhilarating journey of a love song which saves people’s souls and gives them a real reason to move on and see the magical beauty of life. With heart-wrenching emotion, this novel explores what it means to be lost, what it means to be found, and the power of music to bring people together. On sale now through December 14th and shipping at the end of December!
An utterly amazing story of great courage, love and endurance. A true masterpiece. A hauntingly beautiful and tragic novel based on a true story, this tale by an award-winning author is incredibly well-researched as it tells a story rarely told in historical fiction. On sale now through January 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box will ship at the end of January.
In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, this former competitive snowboarders' debut novel is the perfect winter whodunit to curl up with in front of the fire - best with all the lights on and the doors locked!
Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Past and present are beautifully interwoven in this dramatic historical fiction that hosts a sprinkling of magic and mystery; a true gem--a thoroughly original, page-turning blend of historical and women's fiction. On sale now through March 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box will ship at the end of March.
Beach Read combined with Eat Pray Love, this novel will take you on an unexpected adventure to paradise. A triumphant debut novel that is filled with humor, loss, love, and moments that will have you reaching for the tissues, this is a phenomenal tale of empowerment and finding yourself that was absolutely one of our favorite books of the year! On sale now through April 14th (or until we sell out), this box will not be one to miss! This box will ship at the end of April.
Can you love someone you don’t remember? Thought-provoking and emotionally resonant, this is a novel that will make you consider the haunting reality of love and loss, and the indelible marks they leave behind. A fast-paced, well-written, smart and sexy novel that has the intelligence and heartbreak of love in a surveillance state as many beloved classics. On sale now through June 14th. Boxes ship at the end of June.
Set in the thick of the Paris Resistance movement during WWII, this exciting novel tells of the deep involvement of Catherine Dior and two young women who risked their lives to support her efforts. Filled with mystery, intrigue, suspense, romance, and stunning details outlining the history of these incredible women, this box is one we cannot wait to share with you! On sale now through July 14th. Set to ship at the end of July.
Featuring a gorgeous retelling of Cinderella with a splash of The Bachelor, this Rom-Com focuses on body positivity and self-love! On sale until August 14th.
A cold case, an abandoned mansion, family trauma and dark secrets lie at the heart of a renowned author's remarkable new novel as she is featured for the second time in Once Upon a Book Club's adult box. On sale now through September 14th.
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