Not that long ago we discontinued our own book subscription, but with the promise to share some great replacements. If you miss getting books shipped to your home every month, then this is where you can get your fix.


What is it? Powell’s Indiespensable is a long-standing favorite. Indie bookshop Powell’s from Portland curates a great subscription with a special or signed edition and many awesome goodies. They ship a new book every 6-8 weeks. Unfortunately they are not taking any new subscriptions at the moment due to the high popularity, but check in with them every once in a while when they’re taking new book lovers again.

Latest Edition: Their last issue (volume 55) included two books, Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg in special signed slipcase edition, an advanced reading copy of Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss and a big-ass bag of coffee.

What does it cost? $39.95
Do they ship internationally? Of course they do!

Book Riot Quarterly

What is it? Book Riot is a book website that also offers two monthly subscription boxes, their regularly quarterly and the YA version. Both include at least 2 books and a whole bunch of goodies. They ship a new box every three months. And some of the lucky subscribers get even more as Book Riot also adds surprise lottery goodies to some.

Latest Edition: The YA box contained so many books! The theme was the new novel A Sense of the Infinite, which included a signed bookplate and post cards. Besides this it had the books Chasing ShadowsEverything Leads to You, a book light and library cards.

The regular edition had the books Skippy Dies and On Beauty as well as a cool flag, a Read Harder cozy and three Field Notes notebooks.

What does it cost? $50
Do they ship internationally? Yes

Muse Monthly

What is it? If you love books AND tea, this is the box for you. Besides one great read, you’ll also get a tasty bag of tea from Muse Monthly every month.

Latest Edition:  Had Claire Vaye Watkins’ novel Gold Fame Citrus and a tin of Blood Orange Rooibos tea from the Mexican Tea Company.

What does it cost? $21
Do they ship internationally? Yes


What is it? If YA is your jam, than Owlcrate is worth checking out. They ship on the 20th of every month and you will always get one new YA hardcover book, exclusive items from either author or publisher and 3-5 bookish goodies.

Latest Edition: The theme was ‘Leading Ladies’ and the box contained Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy, a Hermione art print, a Katniss necklace, a Dauntless tote bag, Daenerys Targaryen Keychain and a promotional sticker and letter from the author.

What does it cost? $29.99
Do they ship internationally? Yes

The YA Chronicles

What is it? Another YA book subscription that originated on Tumblr. Every month The YA Chronicles ship a new YA novel and a handful of goodies.

Latest Edition:  Their October edition contained the novel The Next Together by Lauren James, a River Song Tardis notebook, a Harry Potter necklace and wax melting hearts. Plus a letter from the author!

What does it cost? $29,99
Do they ship internationally? Yes

If we missed any cool book subscriptions, let us know in the comments and remember that these also make great gifts!


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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