Book Club Box (Adult Edition)

by Once Upon a Book Club
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

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Photo of Book Club Box (Adult Edition) current box "The Secret Poison Shop" Box

"The Secret Poison Shop" Box

​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.

Order by March 15th to get this box!

Questions

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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 "gifts" actually usable items, or are they just story related trinkets??Asked by Heather C., March 2020

They've done a lot of different items including household stuff, kitchenwares, accessories, purses, jewelry, and recreated historical artifacts. You can see their past box archive on their main website and see all the gifts they've done in the past.

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: 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

Book Club Box (Adult Edition) reviewsReviews

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Over All OUATBkClub

May 27, 2020
Margaret O.
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7 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 11 months
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I’m 64 and my daughter convinced me to join. She gets YA and I get Adult, then we switch the books. We have our own mother/daughter book review and a journal we write it. Because of OUATBkC I have read more, different genres I never would have chosen for myself; that because of you, I found totally inspiring. During this stay at home time; regardless of shipping delays, I’m reading more. Discussing more with my daughter (whose 29) and keeping ahead of her in our reading goal for the year. Thank you for a great program, great gifts...oh if they are not for this old lady they go to my daughter! Lol thank you for something new, something bright and a wonderful adventure each box!!

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Amazing Once Upon a Book Club

May 27, 2020
Mitzi V.
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5 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 2 years
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I love Once Upon a Book Club boxes. Each month offers a well-written book with a collection of gifts that bring the words on the pages to life. My collection is growing and I have not disliked one of the books. The stories range in topics so the reader will not get bored month after month. I even had to purchased new book shelves. I love the boxes!

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The most wonderful gift!

Feb 26, 2019
Michele D.
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42 Helpful Votes
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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!

Just ok, not worth the price.

Mar 06, 2017
Amy S.
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17 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 5 months
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I purchased a 3 month subscription because I was just so excited by the concept of this box. After receiving 3 boxes now, all I can say is it is a huge disappointment. The books themselves are ok, I have read all 3 but none of them were anything that really grabbed me. The included items are often cheap/poorly made or things that I would never use (cheap costume jewelry, an old fashioned nurses apron and a pack of trident gum) . I really wanted to like this box, but it just didn't meet my expectations.

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Unprofessional On Facebook

Jan 23, 2019
Jamie H.
2 Reviews
16 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
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I am highly disappointed in how unprofessional they were on the facebook business page. Instead of addressing the concern, they turned off the comments after stating that they only want positive comments on that page. That is sad considering any business should welcome honest feedback and address the issue in a respectful manner. I have unsubscribed and will NEVER go back. Disrespectful and rude-

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Once Upon a Book Club said...Jan 24, 2019

Hi Jamie! I am so sorry if you felt that we were disrespectful or rude in our Facebook group. We are always accepting and open to all feedback anyone has regarding our boxes, however, we do ask that negative feedback not be posted on our social media publicly and instead is messaged to us privately either via email or private message on Facebook to our business page so we can best resolve the situation! I sincerely apologize if you felt that we were rude or disrespectful in anyway, and truly do appreciate your feedback regarding our boxes.

Blah

Dec 21, 2016
Cindy C.
1 Review
13 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 6 months
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The idea is great. When you reach a certain number of pages, you open a gift that is related to the novel. However, it's poorly executed. The gifts are lame!! In the November box, I received a pack of gum and an instagram photo of the " character" in the novel. The rest of the other gifts were not any better. Will not be renewing unless the gifts got better.

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First box was a success!

Aug 01, 2020
Gay B.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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My first month with Once Upon a Book Club was a success. The book was a good choice. Reading till you get to the point where you open a gift was so much fun. I thought the gifts really enhanced the reading of the book. I can't wait to get my next one!

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Love It!

Aug 27, 2019
Gabriela L.
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I absolutely love Once Upon A Book Club!! The only reason shipping has 4 stars is because I’ve noticed boxes arriving damaged but I think that is because of how packages are being handled by carrier. Thankfully, Nothing has arrived broken or damaged.The packaging of Once Upon A Book Club I love!! I get excited with every delivery!

March YA box

May 26, 2020
Samantha R.
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I finally splurged on the March YA box and I absolutely loved it. It's such a thrilling experience to open gifts that are relevant to the story!

Good books, exciting experience

Nov 28, 2019
Kaiti T.
2 Reviews
8 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 11 months
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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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All orders placed on/before the 14th of the month/before a box sells out will ship at the end of the current month. All orders placed after the...