Share the love of reading with the readers in your life with the Red Balloon Bookshop in a Box Subscription!
Every month we hand-select and send books (sometimes signed ones!) to the lucky readers on your list. We tailor book selections based on the reader’s age, reading level (for the childrens' subscriptions), and interests. We keep a record of all books sent to avoid duplications.
The subscription cost includes individualized book selection, the book(s), a few book-related goodies, plus shipping & handling (SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED IN GROWN-UP SUBSCRIPTIONS).
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 monthly. Cancellations 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.
If you would prefer to send a single package (not a subscription), check out our Mystery Book Packs.
If you are ordering more than one subscription, please create a separate order for each recipient. Bookshop in a Box subscriptions cannot be combined with other items (eg. books, puzzles, etc). If you would like to purchase additional items, please create a separate order. If your order contains more than one subscription OR non-Bookshop in a Box items, it will need to be manually edited.
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What is Bookshop in a Box?
How do I know what type of subscription to choose?
How long does a subscription last?
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?
The subscription sent a book I already own—what do I do?
How do I make suggestions or changes to my subscription?
I would like the box to arrive by a certain date. Can you do that?
For the holidays: What is the latest day I can order a subscription if I want the recipient to receive their books by Christmas?
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.
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.
Grown-up (Recommended ages 16 and up). For grown-ups! New nonfiction or fiction books, sent monthly—and you can choose what comes with the book!
The minimum subscription is three months long (which can be paid either month-to-month or, for a discount, all three months at once). The maximum subscription is infinite! If you would prefer to send a single package (not a subscription), check out our Mystery Book Packs.
Each Bookshop in a Box book and gift item are hand-picked by one of our great staff members based on the reader’s interests, age, and reading level. Sometimes we pick books that the reader 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your credit card will be billed within the last two weeks of the preceeding month (for example: you might be charged April 17th for your May subscription box). Senders will receive a receipt each month.
Unfortunately, we cannot give a discount if you opt out of the swag and gifts.
Unfortunately, discounts cannot be applied.
Yes, you can!
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.
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.
The best way to provide feedback is to send us an email at email@example.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!
We try to accommodate customers’ requests but cannot guarantee delivery on or by specific dates. Because we curate and hand-pick books each month, please allow 14 days from order date to arrival.
In order for the first subscription box to arrive by Christmas 2021, orders must be placed by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021. Orders placed on December 6th or afterwards will recieve their first box in January—these orders can recieve a complimentary Bookshop in a Box card to give sooner if desired.
During the holiday season, we cannot guarantee an exact arrival date due to the state of USPS shipping during November/December.
Other questions? Comments?
Contact Jaya at firstname.lastname@example.org