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

Questions for Once Upon a Book Club?

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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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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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6 Helpful Votes
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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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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!

Very Enjoyable Book Club

Apr 04, 2021
Molly B.
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I wasn't really sure after reading some reviews if I would like this subscription. However, the book is fabulous, at first i thought I wouldn't like it, but oh my gosh, its wonderful, and the items are not dime store items. I dont want to ruin it for anyone so I havent opened the boxes to show the items, lets just say they fit the story and it helps to draw you in. This is not a book I would typically buy and so im glad its widening my horizons on a different style book! Please give it a try..you will like it!
Cant wait till next months book arrives!

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Amazing experience

Mar 18, 2021
Kylie C.
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This box is amazing ❤️❤️❤️

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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!

Unprofessional On Facebook

Jan 23, 2019
Jamie H.
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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.

Just ok, not worth the price.

Mar 06, 2017
Amy S.
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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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Blah

Dec 21, 2016
Cindy C.
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15 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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Beautiful Items!

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Ciara R.
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I am so pleased with my first Once Upon a Book Club box! I got a little impatient because they were waiting on an item to arrive before they could ship the boxes out, but they kept their subscribers updated on the status via email, which is all I can ask for. I'll admit, I wasn't interested in the book so much as the theme, but I love the idea of opening the gifts as you read! Each item was beautifully & expertly wrapped in a different, creative way, with the corresponding page number on the wrapping. My first thought was, "I can't believe I only paid $35 for this!" The items were shiny and new, and most of them are practical. I particularly love the necklace, and the quote from the author on the post card! Can't wait for next month!

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Past boxes from Book Club Box (Adult Edition)

"Love and Music" Adult Box

"Love and Music" Adult Box

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!

"From the Pages of History" Box

"From the Pages of History" Box

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.

"The Snowbound Mystery" Box

"The Snowbound Mystery" Box

​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!

"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.

"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.

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