Used Books Monthly

by Used Books Monthly
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Gently used books carefully curated for a unique surprise experience!
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Save money. Save paper. Used Books Monthly.

Get a fun book surprise in the mail every month! We believe books should continue to be circulated and that an author's work should endure. We select the best quality used books randomly from our inventory based on your selected genres. Every shipment is unique and may contain your next favorite book! -2 book envelope $8.49 -4 book box $16.99
  • Your books are hand selected based on your selected genres and reading preferences.
  • Only used books meeting our quality standards are sent.
  • We find new readers for used books, keeping author's work in circulation.
  • Keep the books you love, and pass the others on to someone who will!

Customer Questions (98)


Q: how do I change genres in the gently used books category? I purchased it as a gift, and the recipient doesnt like the genre I chose.Asked by Rosemarie D., March 2021

Used Books Monthly answered...April 2021

Hi! Thank you for your question! To change your choices, you need to contact our wonderful customer service representative, Vickie at


Q: Hello, emailed twice and asked on FB, but no answer. I signed up mid-May and read that the first shipment is sent by the 5th of each month, but when I check the status it still says curating. Help?Asked by Noelle K., June 2020

Used Books Monthly answered...October 2021

Please contact support and they will be happy to resolve any issues. We have updated our systems and staffing over time and have been up to date on shipments.

Because of what's going on right now it may take a little longer

by Mickey S., June 2020


Q: How will I be able to choose or change the genre of books sent to me?Asked by Dee D., January 2021

Used Books Monthly answered...May 2021

They are chosen at checkout. To change them later, you simply reach out to us via e-mail with the changes you would like to make.


Q: Is there a way to change the genre preferences? I accidentally picked self help instead of sci fi.Asked by Dragon S., January 2021

Used Books Monthly answered...May 2021

Yes, send an e-mail to our support address with the changes you would like to make and we will get it handled.
Thank you,

Reviews (381)

Great selections!

Oct 19, 2022
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Tasnuva E.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 days

The selections were perfect in fantasy genre! I'm familiar with the titles and didn't read them before! I got the first series for Sanderson so hoping in my next box the second book will be there as a continuation! Excited for what's to come next. Thank you!

A Great Book Box!

Oct 19, 2022
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Reagan R.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 days

So far, Used Books Monthly has been great! I’ve received my first box, which came very fast, and had a great selection. Three out of four of my books were brand new, which was a nice little surprise. The books I received fit my genre choices well, and I just finished reading on of them, which I liked a lot! This is a great service that id environmentally conscious and affordable. It’s also nice not knowing what you’re getting each month.

Not exactly what I thought but good!

Oct 17, 2022
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Michelle T.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 days

I was hoping for at least one author I'd heard of but that was not the case, with that being said, I have not had a chance to read them yet. However, they seem to be in the correct genre! They were in very good shape as well! I look forward to next month. I will wait to change my create selection, but I may end up going to a different selection after next month.

great service - great product

Jul 06, 2022
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Jennifer B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 years

Great service run by great people who are kind and easy to work with. I love that used books are getting new life.

Used Books Monthly said...Jul 13, 2022

Thank you Jennifer! Your kind words mean so much :)


Aug 30, 2022
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Elizabeth C.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 days

Hi, I have emailed you guys two or three times and haven't gotten responses, I sent one email about my book preferences and I sent one asking what date my box will be shipped.

New subscriber

Jul 24, 2022
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Lynn S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 days

Great choices and really quick service. Can't wait for next month's selections.

Used Books Monthly said...Jul 27, 2022

Thank you, Lynn! We hope to keep making you happy. -Trista


Jun 15, 2022
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Dolly D.
1 Review
Subscribed for 13 days

I can't wait to read it.Looks good.

Used Books Monthly said...Jul 13, 2022

Hey Dolly! Let us know what you thought about it!

Multiple titles

May 06, 2022
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Lara S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 5 months

Got this as a giftfor my mother who is a voracious reader and she is always pleasantly surprised at getting new authors to read.

Used Books Monthly said...May 15, 2022

Thanks for the kind words! We're happy your mom is happy. -Trista

Love it!

May 23, 2022
Rhiannon H.
1 Review

It was just a package, not a box.. but the books they picked were exactly under the genres I picked! And they were in EXCELLENT condition!

Used Books Monthly said...May 29, 2022

Thanks for the kind words!

My box

Apr 06, 2022
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Brenda W.
1 Review
Subscribed for 9 months

I love the books you pick for me!!! They are all in great condition too. I can't wait to read them!!

Used Books Monthly said...Apr 14, 2022

Brenda, these words mean so much to us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know you're happy with your books. -UsedBooksMonthly Team

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First box ships within 5 business days of your order
Following boxes ship after the 15th of each month.
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