Top 5 Book Box Subscriptions

Hey bookworms, it has been a while since I have just sat down and taken the time to appreciate books and all they have to offer. Most of my posts involve a review or a highlight of some sort but today I wanted to talk about Book Subscription Boxes and where to find them. I believe they are becoming a huge part of the bookish community as they give us (the readers) a monthly dose of some good (or bad, depending on how you feel about it) literature with some fun/exciting book themed goodies.

I personally have collaborated with one and I have observed many others through my Instagram page and Twitter feed so I will list the ones that appeal to me and include links to their websites so you can check them out for yourself!

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Book Box Love was created to enjoy, celebrate and support incredible Canadian talent. I personally acquired a sponsored box from this company and only had good things to say about it. Each box includes:

  • The best new books by Canadian authors!
  • Hand-made, exclusive bookish gifts by local artists.
  • Treats.  Because you deserve it.

A monthly box goes for about $60 which I realize is a little expensive but it is because all the products come hand made from local Canadian vendors. We are giving back to Canada by supporting this box. *Insert Canadian Mountie chant for more maple syrup and poutine*.

2. LitJoy Crate

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LitJoy Crate is a simple, creative, and easy way to read more and more often! They offer products that create lifelong readers and foster a love of literature! Each box includes:

  • Receive a new release YA novel and 2-3 items directly related to the book every month
  • Perfect for any reader age 14 and up
  • Ships on the 20th of each month (except in December it ships on the 10th)

They have 2 options for this. One is the full bundle which costs $29.99 and then there is the box with just the YA book in it and this one is $18.99.

3. SweetReads Box

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Pour yourself a cup of tea, cozy up into your favorite chair and get ready for some well deserved ME time. This is another Canadian book box subscription. Each box includes:

  • Bestselling Fiction Novel
  • Beautifully Crafted Items
  • Artisan Drinks
  • Gourmet Goodies

Each of these boxes has quite a bit in them which is why this one goes for $58.99 + shipping. It is a little more expensive but well worth the cost for the value of items in it each month.

4. Unplugged Book Box

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Unplugged Book Box is a seasonally inspired monthly subscription box featuring one hardcover NEW RELEASE Young Adult or New Adult book (published within 2 months of shipment) + 4 to 6 bookish self-care goodies that help you focus on you.

Each of these boxes goes for $34.99 if you choose month to month. They have other options for 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month payments.

5. Totally Booked Crate

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They are always seeking to create the BEST box every month and are committed to offering you a great read. Their team will do all the necessary research or even read the book, to carefully select the one special book they know you, their reader, will enjoy and love. And they are dedicated to providing you with the perfect crate made with high-quality materials. Each box contains:

  • A new release book
  • 3-5 curated items
  • Book swag

This box goes for $29.99 a month. It also has the option for longer commitments.

And that wraps up my list! Let me know in the comments below if you agree and what you think! If you have any other recommendations, let me know!


There is a new book on the block that I am promoting. This one is called Justice Gone by Nick Lombardi. Justice Gone is the first in a series of psychological thrillers involving Dr Tessa Thorpe, wrapped in the divisive issues of modern American society including police brutality and disenfranchised returning war veterans. You can get it here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1785358766/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_ca-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641

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27 Comments

  1. I just saw the unplugged one and seems nice! So bad the shipping and that I a bit away haha because those prices can be taxing on my wallet haha

    Great list! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yea they definitely vary in prices. It would be nice if shipping was included in the total price (most of them do it, but not all of them).

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      1. Oh yeah… the problem is that I am from Narnia… (almost) so international shipping is either too expensive or not existent XD

      2. Yea I bet all the delivery men get lost in all those fur coats 😛

    1. Yes, they can be pretty expensive with shipping. I wish it was cheaper for shipping costs in general. I would be mailing everything if they weren’t so damn expensive.

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  2. Ouuuh the Canadian-made ones is quite interesting indeed !! Sure they are all around 60 but erm… with shipping and $US conversion owlcrate quoted me at ~54$ anyway so..

    I didn’t knew any of thoses you had in you post, so that’s awesome! 🙂

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing these. I should probably check out some Australia friendly ones so the cost isn’t too much for me (most likely the shipping for me would be a killer). I didn’t even know these were a thing until recently so it’s good to get some good tips from a someone already getting these.

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    1. Awesome! I am glad I could help. I am sure there are some in Australia and if not I will come personally deliver one. It is my dream to go there 🙂

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  4. Luckily the shipping for Unplugged isn’t too much for me, but I still can’t seem to bite the bullet to pay for a subscription box even though I desperately want one. Thanks for the list, I had really only heard of Unplugged on the list so I’m going to check out the others more!

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    1. No problem! I was hoping someone might find some great book resources from this list 🙂 Pretty much all my money goes towards books lol.

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  5. Gawd, I have tried so many book boxes with hope in finding the perfect one! Since I mostly read romance, I usually go for those. The two I found and loved went out business (?), so I am trying Totally Booked now. Of course this is my first month, and it was delayed but fingers crossed it will get her and I’ll love it. Owl Crate was also pretty awesome if you like fantasy/magical etc.

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    1. That’s awesome! I received a sponsored box from Book Box Love and it was fantastic! So many great bookish goodies in there and it got me hooked a new favorite flavor of Pear tea. Plus I am Canadian so I find that I am favorable towards Canadian book boxes and their handmade products. You will have to let me know how your experience goes with Totally Booked!

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      1. That’s really cool that you support your local businesses! I’m in the U.S., so I can’t try that one out, because it does sound really neat! Fingers crossed on the Totally Booked! 🤞🏻

  6. Nice post! Recently, I have been thinking about book box subscriptions and wanted to try it out to see if it is suitable for me. I am based in the UK, and there are a number in this location, but I still could not find the right one for me. On the other hand, I thought the US and Canadian subscriptions are just great, so I am thinking that some of them are worth the international postal charges.

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    1. Awesome! I am glad you enjoyed the post. If you do try them out, be sure to let me know 🙂

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