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Beat the Winter Blues with a Monthly Book Box

Chic senior woman sitting on a couch reads a book from a monthly book box subscription

Are you experiencing the “winter blues”? If you’re searching for some indoor entertainment to whittle away the days before spring, why not curl up with a good book and a warm beverage?

Books can inspire thoughtful discussion, reflection, and transport us to new and fascinating places - no passport required. Ensure you have a constant supply of great reads with a monthly book box.

Monthly book subscriptions offer the delight of receiving a new adventure or experience each month, and can help alleviate the paralysis that sometimes overcomes us with so many reading choices. Whether you enjoy nonfiction, thrillers, mysteries, or romance, there’s sure to be a book box subscription that’s perfect for you.

We’ve curated a list of popular book box subscription options. Read on to find one that suits your style.

TBR (Tailored Book Recommendation)

This subscription box is tailored specifically to your reading tastes using an online questionnaire that you fill in when you sign up. Share your favorite reading category and/or genre and let them know if there are any particular subjects you want to explore to expand your reading palette.

Your personal “bibliologist” will send you book recommendations and/or hardcover books each month based on your personal tastes. Be aware that each book sent to you will be a surprise! Alas, no refunds or returns.

Connect with a Bibliologist >>


Are you interested in personal growth and self-care? CoachCrate book boxes have different themes, each exploring topics such as happiness, productivity, or relaxation.

Receive one self-help book each month, and enjoy a curated collection of items related to the book pick, such as a reading guide and 3-6 self-care items. You also gain access to the exclusive CoachCrate Community and online coaching sessions.

Explore CoachCrate >> 

Book HookUp

Support an iconic independent bookseller with the Book Hookup box from The Strand Bookstore, a city favorite since 1927.

Each quarter, you will receive a signed first edition of a “highly anticipated” title, as well as a paperback title and various literary goodies hand-selected by the Book HookUp subscription team. Choose from a variety of themed boxes, ranging from Fiction and Mystery/Thriller to Political Nonfiction. Also makes a wonderful gift!

Get Hooked Up >>


Pick up two new books each month with a Boxwalla box subscription. Boxwalla focuses on curating selections from exceptional writers throughout the world – showcasing both Nobel Laureates and hidden classics. 

Boxes have featured writers from Croatia, Turkey, Lisbon, Rome, and many more, offering a rich variety of stories and perspectives.

Browse Boxwalla >>

The Book of the Month Club

The original Book of the Month Club is still going strong! Every month, the Club selects five of its favorite fiction picks. From this curated list, you get to choose which one you receive that month. Think of it as having your own personal book concierge. 

This also allows you to have a choice in your reading, but from a limited selection. If you’re falling behind in your reading, you can easily skip any monthly pick and roll over your credits to the next month.

Check Out The Book of the Month Club >>

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