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 (41)


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!


Q: Is there any way to request past boxes?Asked by Simona S., June 2022

Once Upon a Book Club answered...June 2022

Hi there! Past boxes can be added on during the Cratejoy checkout, or a wider selection of available boxes can be found on our main website. We hope you find some goodies!


Q: Is it possible to only receive hard cover books?Asked by Chandlar C., June 2021

Once Upon a Book Club answered...June 2021

Hi there! Our boxes contain books in both paperback and hardcover that vary depending on the month/what the publisher has decided to publish the novel as. Unfortunately, we do not offer an option for only one format of our included novels.


Q: What are the subjects of the books, do they have nudity or alike content? It is a gift for my mother in law ThanksAsked by Stephanie V., June 2021

Once Upon a Book Club answered...June 2021

Hi there! Our Adult boxes are typically appropriate for ages 18+. We never include excessive violence or erotic fiction, however many of our selections do contain adult themes, profanity, and content. Once Upon a Book Club also supports literary diversity and does regularly include novels featuring characters of diverse traits and backgrounds. You can always contact customer service if you want the title in advance as well, as we're always happy to share the titles privately with anyone interested.

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Nov 09, 2022
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Rebecca C.
3 Reviews
Subscribed for 10 days

I have received a few boxes and no complaints! It's hard sometimes to keep the gifts until the right pages 😬😂
Thank you!


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!

Good gift for a daydreaming reader

Feb 04, 2022
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Rose B.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 2 months

It was a great gift for my sister, the whole idea is super fun! Feels immersive, wish they did this for more genres!!

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.


Jan 30, 2022
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Mallory B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

No response to messages, haven’t received product or tracking information.

Didn't arrive on time, no communication

Jan 08, 2022
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Teresa M.
1 Review
Subscribed for 27 days

Didn't arrive on time, and no communication. Still waiting.

Don’t Subscribe Right Now

Dec 22, 2021
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Angela A.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 months

This company used to be the best. I looked forward to my box every month and was pleased with all the gifts. Now, everything has gone the other direction. I completely understand shipping issues and delays but every single month? And by over a month? But they always take your monthly payment out without fail. It’s December and we are still waiting for our Halloween boxes. The company promised our Christmas boxes on time but we just found out they will not arrive. Other book clubs got my boxes here on time, They have had issues too but slight problems that they have recovered from and earned back trust. They need to get their act together or they will continue to have people move to other companies. I will try them again if I hear they get their act together and are the great company they once were.

Do not recommend

Dec 20, 2021
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Juliana J.
74 Reviews
34 Pictures
83 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 years

Boxes take MONTHS to appear if they even do. It’s almost Christmas and I never received my Halloween boxes or Christmas boxes.

Once Upon a Book Club said...Dec 20, 2021

Hi Juliana! Thanks so much for your feedback. We have posted daily updates about our boxes on our main website - we recommend checking it out in the future to stay up to date on all our seasonal boxes. We're so sorry for the delays and if you'd like a refund for any of the holiday boxes that are currently late, please contact our customer service team and we can take care of that for you.

Gotta Get Yourself One, Both, or More!

May 19, 2021
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Toni C.
1 Review
1 Picture
Subscribed for 2 months

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.
Get yourself one today!

Brings the Book to Life

May 18, 2021
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Monique B.
2 Reviews
4 Pictures
Subscribed for 7 months

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.

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"From the Pages of History" Box

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"The Snowbound Mystery" Box

"The Snowbound Mystery" Box

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"The Secret Poison Shop" Box

"The Secret Poison Shop" Box

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"Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers" Box

"Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers" Box

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.

"You May Say I'm a Dreamer" Box

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"Catherine Dior, French-Resistance Spy" Box

"Catherine Dior, French-Resistance Spy" Box

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.

"Body Positive" Box

"Body Positive" Box

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Shipping Policy
Orders placed today ship by December 25
Subsequent boxes ship between the 26th - 30th each month
Renews monthly on the 25th
Boxes ship between the 26th-30th each month. Order by the 14th to receive the current month's box.
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