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12 Best Book Subscription Boxes For Adults

Discover the best book subscription boxes for adults!

 

It’s safe to say that I am addicted to subscription boxes. There’s something about the excitement of mail showing up at your door that reels me in every time. As a reader, it’s a no brainer to combine my love of books with my subscription box obsession.

So, I’ve researched the best book subscription boxes for adults to come up with recommendations for you! This post will help you choose from the plethora of options and decide which one is right for you.

While I haven’t tried all of these boxes myself, I selected boxes that have terrific reviews or have been personally recommended by friends. Some are well established, massive companies while others are smaller, individually curated or just starting out. I love supporting the true small businesses, but also can’t deny the appeal and well-managed nature of the bigger boxes.

Keep this page bookmarked because I’ll keep it updated with new book subscription boxes and include links to full reviews of the boxes I’ve tried.

Below, you’ll find a list of the best subscription boxes for adults organized by those that include a book only versus those that include a book and other gifts. 

 

*Disclosure – I may receive a discount or free items if you sign up through my referral links below. Often that perk is combined with a discount for you!
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Best Book Subscription Boxes For Adults

 

 

Book Subscription Boxes For Adults – Books Only

 

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Theme: Personally Curated Books

What’s Included: 1 New Book (Hardcover or Paperback)

The Details: Bookish matchmakers find the perfect books for you! Answer a few questions about favorite books, authors, and even include your Goodreads account so they know what you’ve read. Plus, if you receive a book you don’t like or have already read, they’ll send you a replacement completely free!!

Cost: $75 / 3 months (includes shipping) (Use code NEVERENOUGH for 10% off!!)

 

 

 

 

 

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The Book Drop

Theme: Bring An Indie Bookstore To You

What’s Included: 1 New Trade Paperback

The Details: Choose a “beverage” subscription! For example, Books for Tea features great book club options, literary fiction, etc. Books For Bubbly is all about romance! Books For Coffee includes mysteries and thrillers. Each hand wrapped packaged includes the book and a note about why it was selected. Books may also be autographed by the author! This subscription is run by indie bookstore, Bethany Beach Books.

Cost: $18 / month + $4 shipping (Use code NEVERENOUGHNOVELS for 15% off!)

 

 

 

 

 

Book Of The Month

Theme: New Releases

What’s Included: 1 Hardcover Book

The Details: 5 books are hand picked by celebrities, authors, and industry professionals each month. They try to cover a variety of genres and diverse authors. Subscribers can choose one book or skip the month. Additional books, including prior month selections can be added for $10 each.

Cost: $15 / month (Use my LINK to get your first month for only $5!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Fiction Box – Not To Miss

Theme: Surprise Box Of Books

What’s Included: 3-5 Print books and 1-3 eBooks

The Details: If you love a surprise, this box is for you. A completely random assortment of books is chosen each month, with titles from a variety of genres. Books can be hardcover, trade paperback, or mass market paperback. It’s a steal for the number of books you receive!

Cost: $26 / month (shipping included)

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bookworm Box

Theme: All Profits Donated To Charity

What’s Included: 1 New, Autographed Romance Book + 1 eBook

The Details: The theme says it all! This box was started by author, Colleen Hoover as a way to give back. She works with authors to provide autographed books and donates all of the proceeds to various charities! There are both Romance and Young Adult subscriptions available.

Cost: $25 / month (shipping included)

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookcase Club

Theme: Genre Specific Books Delivered Right To Your Door

What’s Included: 2 popular books from the genre you select

The Details: If you love to read a certain genre and don’t need all the extra fluff, this extremely well-priced box is for you! Choose from romance, young adult, sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, or mystery/thriller. Save even more if you buy a longer subscription.

Cost: $13 / month + $5 shipping

 

 

 

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Book Subscription Boxes For Adults – With Gifts/Goodies

 

Once Upon A Book Club

Theme: Bring The Book To Life

What’s Included: One new book plus 3-4 gifts that relate to the story

The Details: Immerse yourself in a book by opening gifts as you read! Each wrapped gift is associated with a page number, so readers are instructed to open the gifts only when they reach that page. I personally love the thought that goes into this subscription box and the unique gifts that are included! This also appeared on my list of Favorite Things of 2020!

For more information, check out my complete review of Once Upon A Book Club!

Cost: $50 / month includes free shipping (Use Code NeverEnough10 to receive 10% off!)

 

 

 

 

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Authentic Books

Theme: New Releases + Gifts That Represent The Five Senses

What’s Included: One hardcover book and a variety of items, depending on your level of membership

The Details: Each month, you choose one of two new releases (often literary fiction, romance, women’s fiction, or thriller). The gifts are loosely connected to the book and each focuses on one of the five senses. This is one of the most unique boxes on my best book subscription boxes list!

Cost: $49 / month + shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feminist Book Club

Theme: Feminist / Social Justice Literature

What’s Included: One book + 3-5 products from women-owned businesses

The Details: Join the club and start talking about feminist and social justices issues. A subscription gives you access to their Facebook group and monthly live virtual chat. Members get to suggest and vote on the book titles so your opinion makes a difference!

Cost: $49 / month (includes shipping) or $25 / month for the book only

 

 

 

 

 

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Unplugged Book Box

Theme: Popular Fandoms / Fantasy Novels / Thrillers

What’s Included: One new release plus 4-6 self-care items

The Details: Dive into this box designed to help you unplug and unwind. Each month a new release is selected, often from a fantasy, gothic, thriller, etc genre. The gifts in the box are typically themed around popular fandoms from books, movies, and TV. Plus one or two extra goodies to help you relax. 

Cost: $40 / Month + Shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wordy Traveler

Theme: Travel Inspired Book Boxes

What’s Included: One book + Destination inspired tea, art print, and 2-3 other gifts

The Details: Travel the world through books with this quarterly book subscription box. Each quarter, a destination is chosen and the books and gifts are inspired by the locale. You can choose either fiction or nonfiction books and save a significant amount with longer subscriptions!

Cost: $50 / Quarter + ~$10 Shipping (Use Code NEVERENOUGH for 15% off!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read Her Book Box

Theme: Indie Black Romance Authors

What’s Included: One book + 3-5 Gifts

The Details: This inclusion on my list of book subscription boxes celebrates Black romance authors! Each box features a Black indie writer and a few goodies, like bookmarks, snacks, T-shirts, stickers, etc. Founded and run by one incredibly passionate woman! The boxes ship once every two months.

Cost: $50 / Box (Shipping Included!)

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Self Care Box – I also absolutely adore my FabFitFun subscription, which includes ~8-9 products for only $50 / box! You can customize a few items to ensure you’ll receive something you love. And the variety is terrific – beauty, health & wellness, planners, self-care, home decor, and more!
You can get $10 off here!!

 

 

 

 

Have you tried any of the options on this list of the best book subscription boxes? Which other ones do you love?
Share in the comments!

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for including us in your excellent list!! We’re already huge fans of many of these and can’t wait to check out some of the others.
    At Feminist Book Club, our members are the ones that vote on the books suggested. Our founder (me!) has very little input into the titles that we feature, which is always a super fun surprise. If someone already has the book of the month, they can swap out for something else in our ever-changing library. That way, our members are always delighted!

    1. Thanks for the extra information! I updated the post to share that members get to vote on selections!

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