A Box of Stories helps you discover fabulous authors and amazing books around the world. We curate books with exceptional reviews and ratings, always looking beyond the 'obvious' bestseller. We offer a surprise every single time at unbeatable prices, our algorithm uses reviews from book lovers all over the world, to create unique boxes of stories, ensuring your box has an average rating of 4* out of 5*. No matter how many times you order we ensure that you never get the same book twice.
Our standard mixed and fiction boxes cost only £14.99, whilst our genre specific boxes, such as Crime, Mystery & Thriller cost £21.99 - all of our boxes include free UK shipping.
Each box contains four different surprise books beyond the 'obvious' bestsellers, with guaranteed rave reviews found with the help of our algorithm. The minimum RRP of the four books is £30.00.
Yes! Our boxes can be purchased as a subscription on a monthly or bi-monthly delivery basis. Just select subscribe and save when you add to cart to get 5% off on subscription.
Yes. You can purchase one off boxes without a subscription.
That’s part of the surprise! You’ll find out what's inside the box only once you receive it.
Our algorithm curates fantastic books, every box has an average rating of 4/5*, these hidden gems are reviewed by book lovers and bloggers from across the globe.
Currently we offer the following surprise boxes -
1. Mixed Box (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
2. Fiction Box (Mixed Fiction genres)
3. Crime, Mystery & Thriller Box
4. Historical Fiction
5. Non-Fiction (Biographies/Memoirs/Self help etc)
We’re book lovers just like you all, so we definitely want to expand our range as soon as possible. Keep an eye on our social media accounts and sign up to our mailing list to get the latest updates.
We also love hearing from our customers to see what they might like to see in future.
No matter how many times you order we ensure that you never get the same books twice. We regularly get new titles, as our algorithm carefully finds more hidden gems for you and us!
Please use the same email id to order every time to avoid duplicates.
Your box will be sent to you via tracked courier service. Once your box is dispatched, you will receive an automated email with your tracking number, which can be checked on https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item#/ enabling you to check you delivery status online, or via your mobile.
All orders will be delivered within 7 working days. Find more details here - COVID19 Deliveries
Once you place an order, we send you and automated email with your order number and transaction details, please check your inbox/spam/junk folder, you would have received a mail from firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes - our boxes make great gifts! When you get to checkout just enter the shipping address, as the address of your desired gift recipient. If you can't decide which box they'd like you can always purchase a gift card so they can choose themselves!
This hasn't happened that often, please note that if the duplicate book received is not supplied by us in one of our boxes, we would not be able to replace or swap it as it kills the purpose of a surprise box. At this point, it is absolutely impossible for us to know which books you have already read.
Yes! When you add your delivery address, our drop down menu will show you the shipping costs and timeframes.
Yes, you can pause your subscription any time you like. Log in with your registered email ID and click on ‘manage subscription’ to pause your subscription. You can restart it again when you’re ready, for any help please write to us on email@example.com
Log in with your registered email ID and click on ‘manage subscription’ to cancel your subscription or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your most recent order number.
We will be sad to know you would like to cancel the order. Please refer to our return policy for cancelation or returns.
If you need to return your order, please refer to our returns policy
Each year, 77 million books don’t make the shelves. Even the best ones.
Our algorithm collates thousands of reader reviews to find the very best books rated 4-5*, to put together your surprise box
We pack all these brilliant books into boxes and deliver them to you, one surprise box at a time.
Every box you buy saves 4 hidden gems from being lost forever.
Save up to 48 books per year by subscribing to our book subscription.
I just started reading my first book today and I am thoroughly enjoying it! The best thing about this subscription (besides the excellent value for money) is that it enables you to try books that you would never usually pick for yourself. I would highly recommend this service!
Brilliant just what I need in my life!
A monthly dose of quality books picked at random which intensified the satisfaction as the fact I don’t know what each box will bring is a real thing of beauty- it’s like having a secret friend that treats me with a box of stories some fact some fiction that I enjoy immensely
- Mickaella Robinson
I ordered on the 21st of December, and the box came in time for Christmas. Mind you, it was a present for me so it wouldn’t have mattered! The books were recent and also I’d heard of two of the authors which I hadn’t expected! Emma Donoghue for example. Very pleased with the selection, and they are all books that I definitely will read although obviously I can’t say yet whether I will enjoy them! Easy to use website, quick delivery, great idea.
- Sam P
My mum loved the selection and has nearly finished the first book already
- Joanne McCombie
I'm so happy with my box of books this month! I was sceptical at first but I'm really excited to read these. Thank you :)
Absolutely love the surprise of the books every time I receive a box. I never know what sort of thing I’d like to read so this company make it easy for me! Love discovering new authors and genres.
- Heidi Amy Phillimore
You are coming up with some really interesting books that I wouldn't have discovered, in many ways very different which is another good feature. Just had my third box.Even if you think, not a topic for me, they are well written and interesting and broadening.
Amazing! I ordered a box of 4 fiction books as a one off to try out and I was so happy with it! The books are all excellent condition (brand new) and they are ones I have never read before but all sound really interesting. It came packaged well, everything was secure in the box and it came quickly I felt. It put the biggest smile on my face when it arrived!
I will most definitely be subscribing to this box in the future :)
- Mrs. Green
The books are a really good quality. Some are ones I'd choose but most are books I would not give a second look, but reading them they are really good. They choose better for me than I would myself. Excellent service and quality..would highly recommend.
- Margaret Bailey