Q: How often does a crate come with an audio book? I am hearing impaired and wouldn't be able to use an audio book. I'd love to get this crate but I cant afford to buy things I can't useAsked by Books C., April 2020
Excellent question! In the past, we did include audiobooks in a couple of the Deluxe box editions. However, we have stopped. When you subscribe, just send us an email asking us to never include an audiobook. We'll make sure you'll get something of equal or better value to take its place.
Q: How soon after you make payment on your subscription do you receive your box?Asked by Diane C., July 2020
Thank you for your question! We ship our boxes after the 26th of each month. Generally, boxes are dropped off at the Post Office at the end of the month. In order to receive the current month's book box, one has to subscribe on or before the 15th of the month, though we do wait until the 16th and 17th sometimes. Anyone who signs up after the 15th, sometimes after the 17th, will receive next month's book box.
We don't typically stock any of the books offered, nor do we make our bath products and exclusively made items before the 15th. By doing this we are able to keep the overall cost down because we purchase and produce exactly what we need.
Q: I'm thinking of using this subscription box to start a virtual book club. Are the books you send out, the same book for all the people each month, so we could all be reading the same book? Asked by Louis F., June 2020
What an outstanding question. The answer is yes. Currently, we have three types of monthly book boxes: Universe Bound Monthly Book Box, The Deluxe Monthly Book Box, and the Simple Read and Relax Book Box.
The Simple Read and Relax Book Box is our single title subscription service. The book genre, generally, will be contemporary, mystery, and/or thriller.
The Monthly and Deluxe Book Boxes are multiple book subscription services. The genres are the same as the Simple Read and Relax service, but with a heavier lean toward Science Fiction and Fantasy. The difference between the regular Monthly and Deluxe boxes is that the Deluxe box contains an additional book.
We love virtual book clubs! If you like, we can tailor one of our book boxes...
Q: Is it possible to have scented items (bath bombs, etc) left out of box? Asked by Jana C., February 2020
Absolutely we can leave scented items out, however, we would feel obliged to add more of some of the other items.
For our version of a bath bomb (Reactive Asteroid Dust (TM), we use not just Epsom salt, but dead sea salt, and Himalayan salt. So, making an unscented version would be a wonderful and easy option. The same goes for soap. We're pretty flexible. We can always work something out.
I'm usually very sceptical of these boxes but I truly love this subscription! The items and books are very well done. I'm enjoying the fact I asked for no coffee and was listened to. Well done cant wait until the next one comes.
This box was so much fun! I loved everything in it! Can't wait to see what next month's box will be.
This box blew me away!!!! I got the smallest one “simple read and relax” and it was JAMMED packed with product. And things I’ve never seen before. Very unique. The book was very current to social issues as well. I loved it and highly recommend. Unboxed in you tube channel “Arkansas Gals”
Universe Bound was very timely in getting me my first box and when it arrived, they had shipped it in a manner to make sure it did not get damaged. I had my first cup of the tea yesterday, and the flavors were completely unique! Would definitely recommend this box to anyone looking to add uniqueness to their collection, be it the books, tea, or candle! (the candy is just a delicious bonus that reminds me of my childhood <3 )
I wish there was some way to choose between coffee, tea or both. I'm allergic to coffee and notice that spoilers often have the same candy, soap so far. Does it change?
Greetings Julie! Thanks for the feedback. Okay, for you we will include only tea - you'll get two flavors. Staff and I were talking about re-introducing some older soap products. In fact, even though the January Box spoiler pic shows African soap it'll include our handmade "Nebula" soap. We finished making a batch of our exclusive fragrance Jovian Rose (Sweet Pea, Bergamot, Geranium, and Damascus Rose). We are also working on introducing Diffusers.
For the candy - there is a core set that'll always be included, but we do change up with adding something different.
This box is an amazing gift to give someone, not only can they relax and read but they can soak in the tube in the nice smelling bathbomb or the bath powder. You can also light a pretty smelling candle to go with it. The books can be anything and what I like about this company is they use other authors that are trying to get their name out there. Never fail you also get tea, coffee treats who can not enjoy all those goodies. Come see for yourselves :)
I am very pleased with my monthly box, from the details of the content to the snack. I recently started reading do to attend nursing school didn’t have time for Lea sure reading, having started reading the GEMP by J Carrell Jones I am in luv and recommend this monthly box to my coworkers and bookies luv-r every way. Once again thz for bring back reading
This book box will leave you speechless I was so happy to receive this box after I opened it I understood the care the curator of this box put into this wonderful box it is a great box so many little added touches the candles amazing the candy was delicious the book is a great book so far way to go great job I see your box doing very well
This is the Regular Monthly Book Box.
Our Covid-19 box, Read and chill. One The Batman graphic novel, one mystery, and one science speculative fiction book.
This is our March 2020 box! Goodies and more surprises!
This is our February Deluxe Book Box. Featured items are a special handmade soap and an Umbrella Academy Knitted cap, plus all the usual goodies of books, coffee, tea, candles, and candies.
This is our Book Box for Adults. Great book and even better adult-only snackage.
Our January 2020 Universe Bound Deluxe Book Box. Packed with three books, a Funko POP!, and our amazing collection of tea, coffee, snackage, and relaxing bath products.
Our Steampunk-themed book. December 2019.
Our Regular box with plenty of goodies.
The Deluxe Book Box - Season 3 Episode 3. This is our Star Wars female warrior box. The deluxe box includes a Leia and Ashoka Funko POP!
This is the October 2019 Simple Read and Relax book box. The featured book was The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson
Our newest Book Box subscription - The Universe Bound Pleasures. One Adult level book, 3+ day supply of wonderful, soothing, amazing smelling Reactive Asteroid Dust (TM) - Bath Bomb, Liquid-filled chocolate, mouth-watering oral fixated candy, and chocolate, liquid filled or soy wax (with exclusive Universe Bound staff Perfumer fragrances) tea light, and a tea light container. In our first box, the container is Salt Rock! Box one ships out after November 26th.
The October 2019 Universe Bound Deluxe Book Box - More environmental friendly and recyclable packaging.