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Bookshop in a Box

Bookshop in a Box

 

Share the love of reading with the children and teens in your life with the Red Balloon Bookshop in a Box Program!

Every month we hand-select and send books (sometimes signed ones!) to the lucky readers on your list. We tailor book selection based on child’s age, reading level, and interests. We keep a record of all books sent to the child to avoid duplications.

The subscription cost includes individualized book selection, the book(s), a few book-related goodies, plus shipping & handling.

A welcome note and preference card will be sent with the first book. All subscriptions renew automatically unless requested otherwise in the order notes. The minimum subscription is 3 months, but can be billed per monthCancellations require 30 days notice. You must choose to save your credit card information at check out or shipments may be delayed. Returns and exchanges are subject to the same guidelines as other online and in-store purchases. 

Check out our FAQs for more information.

 

Pick a subscription below to get started:

 

Baby Picture Book

Kid Readers Young Adult

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bookshop in a Box? 
How do I know what type of subscription to choose? 
How personalized are the subscriptions?  
When can my child expect to receive their book each month?  
I pay month-to-month. When will you charge my card?  
I don’t want to send swag or other gifts  in my boxes, do I get a discount? 
Can I use my educator discount?
Can I use a gift card, Chinook Book coupon, and/or Balloon Bonus to pay for the subscription?
If I order multiple subscriptions, can I get a discount?
I would like the box to arrive by a certain date. Can you do that?
Do you have an adult Bookshop in a Box?
My child received a book they already have, what do I do?
How do I make suggestions or changes to my subscription?
For the holidays: What is the latest day I can order a subscription if I want the recipient to receive their books by Christmas?
 

What is Bookshop in a Box?

Every month we hand-select and send books (sometimes signed ones!) to the lucky readers on your list. We tailor each book selection based on the recipients’s age, reading level, and interests.

How do I know what type of subscription to choose?

Each subscription is geared towards a specific age range or reader level, but here is a quick summary:

  • Baby (Recommended age 0-24 months). Books are in board book form, perfect for little hands!

  • Picture (Recommended ages 0-6 years). Great variety and stories for kids of all ages.

  • Kid Reader (Recommended ages 5-13 years). Perfect for kids in elementary and middle school.

  • Young Adult (Recommended ages 14 and up). Teens and adults will love our selection of new books.

How personalized are the subscriptions?

Each Bookshop in a Box book and gift item are hand-picked by one of our great staff members based on the child’s interests, age, and reading level. Sometimes we pick books that the child might not have picked for themselves but we think they would enjoy. Hand-written enclosures are included as noted by the sender. We also include postcards so you can let us know how we're doing!

Received postcard with text: "Thank you so much! Red balloon, you always pick the best books!"

When can my child expect to receive their book each month?

Books leave our store within the first week of the month and arrive at your recipient’s doorstep by the 15th of the month. If you do not receive your book by the 15th, please contact us ASAP at bib@redballoonbookshop.com.

I pay month-to-month. When will you charge my card?

Your credit card will be billed within the first 7 days of the month. Senders will receive a receipt each month. 

I don’t want to send swag or other gifts  in my boxes, do I get a discount?

Unfortunately, we cannot give a discount if you opt out of the swag and gifts.

Can I use my educator discount?

Unfortunately, discounts cannot be applied.

Can I use a gift card, Chinook Book coupon, and/or Balloon Bonus to pay for the subscription?

Yes, you can!

If I order multiple subscriptions, can I get a discount?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer discounts even if you purchase multiple subscriptions. The best way to save money is to pre-pay for 6 months or 12 months of your subscription.

I would like the box to arrive by a certain date. Can you do that?

We try to accommodate customers’ requests. Because we curate and hand-pick books each month, please allow 14 days from order date to arrival. 

Do you have an adult Bookshop in a Box?

At this time we do not have an adult-specific Bookshop in a Box. Grown-ups who enjoy Young Adult, Middle Grade, and/or Picture books may opt for any of our book subscriptions.

My child received a book they already have, what do I do?

If you are close to our bookstore, you can bring it back for a comparable exchange. If you are not close by, you can mail it back to us and we can send you a different one.   We do not cover shipping charges for books that you mail back to us.

How do I make suggestions or changes to my subscription?

The best way to provide feedback is to send us an email at bib@redballoonbookshop.com. Be sure to include the recipient’s name. We welcome feedback because it helps us continue to send the best books for your kids!

For the holidays: What is the latest day I can order a subscription if I want the recipient to receive their books by Christmas?

Subscriptions must be purchased by 11:59p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 in order to arrive by Christmas. 

 

Other questions?  Comments? 

Contact Stacy at bib@redballoonbookshop.com.