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Once Upon a Book Club Box (Adult Edition)

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Creating a unique reading experience every month by bringing books TO LIFE!
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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!
  • 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

Customer Questions (38)

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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

Once Upon a Book Club answered...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!


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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: How do I subscribe to the Young Adult version of this club? Can’t find it in the young adult category.Asked by Paula R., November 2020

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Q: I went to purchase a subscription and the 20 percent off the first box was not included as advertised by Cratejoy even though I selected the 3 month plan. Will be writing Cratejoy too.Asked by Cindy T., November 2020

Cratejoy answered and said I needed to contact the seller. I contacted the seller but in the meantime, there was a 10 percent off coupon for my entire purchase instead of 20 percent off the first box. The 10 percent off my purchase worked out to be a better deal so I'm happy I finally got a coupon to work. Am looking forward to receiving my first box. To make a long story short...this has been resolved. Thanks.

by Cindy T., November 2020

I wrote Cratejoy and they told me to write the seller as to why the 20 percent off box code wasn't working on the first box nor the special 10 percent discount code. (I understand why both on the same purchase wouldn't work but I don't understand why neither code works on a 3-month subscription.) Basically, I keep being told these are invalid codes when I go to checkout and no discount is applied. If I can't get the discount...

by Cindy T., November 2020

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IM NOT JOKING YOU NEED THIS

Feb 14, 2022
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Victoria M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

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!

Great box

Nov 11, 2021
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Emma
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

Awesome subscription everyone i have put on to this loves it

Good job guys

Oct 25, 2021
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Arvy L.
1 Review

I love it so much

Wonderful idea

Oct 22, 2021
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Donna C.
1 Review

Great experience!!!!!

3 different titles!

Oct 01, 2021
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Alicia A.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

Overall this is a genius idea of a book box. It is exciting to wait to open up a "present" at that time of the novel. You want to read faster just to get to open the gift! If I could offer any suggestion, it would be to have more items that can be used after the book is done. Some are casually looked at but then honestly they are put in the drawer or trash. And they are great Items that go with the novel but not anything you can use in life. There has been some journals, umbrellas, etc that can be used. But there are no many. Maybe the geniuses dreaming up the items can try and include 1-2 items that can be used after the book is finished. I am a repeat buyer who is ordering her first Christmas boxes! Very excited. I also ordered the scary halloween box. Only reason I didn't order the sweet too is it is a sequel of a book I haven't read yet. So wouldnt be able to read it.
Thanks!!!

Fun experience

Aug 31, 2021
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Alison T.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

Very entertaining read. Quality of gifts was a little disappointing. Great book which is the most important thing.

Very cool

Aug 02, 2021
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Holly B.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

This was SO COOL! I just got my first box a week ago and I've just finished the book and opened all of the gifts. The shipping was delayed quite a bit but with the pandemic and supply shortages going on, I get it. But I really loved it. The book was a three out of five stars for me but with the corresponding gifts I think I'll remember the story forever. Really great concept. I'll continue to support this company for as long as I'm able <3

Very fun

Jul 26, 2021
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Renee K.
13 Reviews
6 Pictures
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 27 days

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.

Lost apothecary

May 19, 2021
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Susan E.
1 Review
Subscribed for 8 months

I’ve received 5 books from Once Upon a Book Club. I absolutely love each and every one of the books and the surprise that come with the different pages. My daughter and also love the books so after reading each book we make sure we put the surprises back what they came in.
Thank you Once Upon a Book Club,
A very happy customer ,
Susan Elliot
sje104@aol

An Experience Unlike Any Other

May 19, 2021
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Lindsey S.
1 Review

This is peak book club, peak subscription box, peak book-lovers dream. It doesn't get better than this. It's not just a box with a book and some swag, this is an immersive experience that will change the way you read!

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