Best Book Subscription Box (2021)


There's nothing quite as nice as cozying up with a good book to relax and unwind at home. These subscription boxes cater to bookworms with regular deliveries of new fiction for you to explore. 

  • Unplugged Book Box

    Unplugged Book Box

    Unplugged calls itself a “bookish, self-care experience” that includes one new release book, three to five self-care items curated from small businesses and one or two novelty products, like bookmarks or art prints, designed by Unplugged.
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  • Page 1 Book Subscription

    Page 1 Book Subscription

    The Page 1 Book Subscription sends you a lovingly wrapped book each month, hand-chosen based on your reading preferences. The more information you can offer (including a link to your Goodreads account), the better Page 1 is able to select something you’ll love.
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  • The Bookworm Box

    The Bookworm Box

    Each Bookworm Box features an autographed book, ebooks, author letters and other goodies. Choose from seven subscription options. Profits from the boxes are donated to a variety of charities.
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  • Decentred Lit

    Decentred Lit

    This Caribbean-based quarterly book subscription service seeks to amplify marginalized voices in literature. Choose to receive the book only or a package with a canvas tote, book, themed bookmark and three to four “literary accoutrements” based on the quarterly theme.
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  • The Wordy Traveler

    The Wordy Traveler

    The Wordy Traveler offers a quarterly cure for wanderlust with their book club that transports readers to exotic and romantic destinations around the globe. Each shipment includes one or three curated books, an ethically sourced tea and a few little surprises from around the world.
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  • Once Upon a Book Club

    Once Upon a Book Club

    Once Upon a Book Club offers subscription options for both adult and young adult fiction. Each monthly mailing includes a book (paperback or hardcover), quote print and three to five extra goodies with a connection to the book. Each item is wrapped with a page number, so you can open it as you finish the corresponding page in the book.
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  • The Book Drop

    The Book Drop

    The Book Drop delivers a surprise paperback each month, curated and hand-wrapped at Bethany Beach Books, an independent bookstore. Choose from contemporary and literary fiction, romance and chick-lit, thrillers and murder mysteries, or options for young readers.
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  • Introverts Retreat

    Introverts Retreat

    This subscription box bills itself as “a monthly dose of peace and quiet.” Each monthly box comes with a novel written by a female author, a bookmark, snack and choice of beverage. Upgraded options also include things like candles, bath salts, soaps and other body care items.
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  • Bookcase.Club


    Pick your favorite genre and a plan that best fits your reading needs, and Bookcase.Club will deliver you two books per month. The subscription offers six different themes: Teenage Dreams, Booking for Love, Surprise-Me Fiction, Strange Worlds and Thrill-Seeker.
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  • Call Number

    Call Number

    This library-inspired quarterly book subscription box celebrates Black authors. Each shipment includes literary works from writers of the African Diaspora in fiction, nonfiction, indie and YA genres.
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The top 10 winners in the category Best Book Subscription Box are as follows:

  1. Unplugged Book Box
  2. Page 1 Book Subscription
  3. The Bookworm Box
  4. Decentred Lit
  5. The Wordy Traveler
  6. Once Upon a Book Club
  7. The Book Drop
  8. Introverts Retreat
  9. Bookcase.Club
  10. Call Number

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning boxes!

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