Directory of Book Boxes

Welcome to Alison in Bookland’s Directory of Book Boxes! I will strive to make this as current and comprehensive as possible (while working full time/having a life). Please comment below/contact me if I’ve missed a box, a box is no longer active, or something else is incorrect.

To be listed on this directory, the ‘book box’ meets the following criteria:

  • Package contains at least ONE new (not used) book
    • Box may contain older releases
  • Package may also contain other items including but not limited to: artwork, candles, art prints, home items, self care items, toys, etc.
  • Box ships regularly on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis
  • Box is part of a subscription plan or can be bought as a single purchase
  • Company has a website for consumers to buy through
  • The company/box is active (see below)

To be considered active, the ‘book box’ must:

  • Have sent at least TWO packages so far
  • Still active on a social media platform
    • Social media needs to be focused on company/information for box. Not just random ‘book’ photos/quotes/etc.
  • Is not reasonably behind with packages being sent out.
    • COVID does make this discretion difficult.

For your safety:

  • ALWAYS research a box before purchasing/subscribing.
    • Look up reviews on Cratejoy or Facebook.
    • Google ‘X unboxings’.
    • Search for unboxings on Instagram/Youtube.
      • Make sure to look at comments on those posts as well.
    • Ask about the box in bookish circles online (FB groups, IG, etc).
  • ALWAYS pay with Paypal or Credit Card.
    • Make note of when your last day of protection is and don’t be afraid to ask for a refund with company/Paypal/Credit Card if box isn’t shipped in a timely manner.

How to read this directory:

Box Name [Base price for box without shipping]

  • Box location/shipping location
  • Age Group of Books [Adult, Young Adult (13-18), Middle Grade (8-12), Children (under 8)]
  • Genres of Book(s)

Last Updated: 11/3/21


Authentic Books [starts at $39]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Variety

Beacon Book Box [$29.99]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Primarily Fantasy/Science Fiction

Bibliophilic Excursions [starts at $34.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Five options: Mystery; fiction/bio about courageous woman; Non-Fiction set in destination country; Fiction book set in destination country; Non-fic & fic set in destination country.

Book Box Club [£28.99]

  • UK
  • Young Adult
  • Variety of Genres

Book of the Month [$15]

  • US
  • Primarily Adult; Occasionally Young Adult
  • Wide variety each month

The Bookish Box [stars at $25.99]

  • US
  • Young Adult or Adult
  • Primarily Fantasy/Sci-fi

The Bookworm Box [starts at $9.99]

  • US
  • Adult or Young Adult
  • Romance

Bubbles & Books [starts at $29.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Romance

Caffeine & Legends [$34.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Fantasy

Call Number [$40]

  • US
  • Adult/Young Adult
  • Focus on Black literature & authors

Coffee and a Classic [starts at $41.99]

  • US
  • Adult and Children
  • Classics (adult or children’s)

Down the Rabbit Hole [$34.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Dark themed fiction [darker stories; less likable protagonists; etc]

Fae Crate [starts at $33.32]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction

FairyLoot [£26.00]

  • UK but there is a UK and a US shipping center
  • Young Adult
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction

Ignite English [$34.99]

  • US
  • Adult or Young Adult
  • Classic or bestselling novel (wide variety)

Illumicrate [starts at £17]

  • UK
  • Adult & Young Adult
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction

Introverts Retreat Box [starts at $18.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Variety of Genres

Just Like Me! Book Box [$28]

  • US
  • Children & Tween
  • Books featuring African American characters

The Librarian Box [$40]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction

Literati [$20]

  • US
  • Adult (occasional YA or MG title)
  • Variety (depends on the Luminary)

LitJoy Crate [stars at $23.99]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Primarily Fantasy/Science Fiction

Magical Reads Book Crate [$39.99]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Primarily Fantasy/Science Fiction

Night Worms [$39.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Horror

Owlcrate [$32.99]

  • CA but ships from US
  • Young Adult
  • Primarily Fantasy/Science Fiction

Owlcrate Jr. [$29.99]

  • CA but ships from US
  • Middle Grade
  • Primarily Fantasy/Science Fiction

Phoenix Crate [$36.99]

  • US
  • Adult/Young Adult
  • Fantasy

SpearCraft Book Box [$29.99]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Variety of Genres

Sweet Reads Box [$76.99]

  • CA
  • Adult
  • Novel from best seller list

Totally Booked Crate [$23]

  • US
  • Young Adult
  • Contemporary/Fantasy

The Uniquely Bookish Box [$59.99]

  • CA
  • Adult
  • Alternates Adult Fiction with Classics

Unplugged Book Box [$39.99]

  • US
  • Adult or Young Adult
  • Variety of Genres

The Wordy Traveler [starts at $49.99]

  • US
  • Adult
  • Fiction set in featured country.