Unplugged Book Box
Unplugged Book Box is a monthly book box embodying a seasonally inspired self-care message. Excessive use of modern technology is damaging for mental health. Unplug with a good book and focus on you because you are important! Available in Young Adult (hardcover) or Adult Fiction (hardcover or paperback) boxes.
What You Get:
- 4-6 bookish self-care or novelty products
- Exclusive activities to help you unplug and focus on you!
- Self-care & gratitude tools to help you reflect
- One new release YA (hardcover) or Adult Fiction (hardcover or paperback) book per month
- Adult or young adult books
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What is Unplugged Book Box?
Unplugged Book Box is a monthly subscription box that focuses on self care with a bookish twist. We offer two box options: Young Adult/New Adult (a subgenre of YA with an 18+ protagonist dealing with more mature themes) or an Adult Fiction box. In each of our monthly boxes, you will receive one brand new, hand-picked, hardcover book from a variety of different genres. You will also receive 4-6 high quality, literature-inspired self-care and novelty products mostly sourced from small businesses.
Unplugged Book Box is also a community of book-lovers. We want to inspire you to take care of yourself through unplugging with a good book and self-care goodies.
How much do boxes cost?/How does the subscription work?
We offer three different subscription plans.
Young Adult Monthly Subscription Plans are $34.99 (excl. shipping & applicable taxes/customs fees). You will receive the subscription for the following month from your purchase. Boxes ship in the first week of the month. Once you pay for a subscription, you will be billed immediately and then again monthly on the 15th of the next month for the following month’s box.
3 month subscription plans are paid in one lump sum of $101.97 (excl. shipping & applicable taxes/customs fees). You will receive three months of boxes, which will begin the month following your initial payment. You will be billed for another three months on our auto-renewal system at the end of the three-month subscription on the 15th of the final month of your subscription duration.
6 month subscription plans are paid in one lump sum of $199.81 (excl. shipping & applicable taxes/customs fees). You will receive six months of boxes, which will begin the month following your initial payment. You will be billed for another six months on our auto-renewal system at the end of the six-month subscription on the 15th of the final month of your subscription duration.
Adult Fiction Monthly subscription plans are $39.99 (excl. shipping & applicable taxes/customs fees). You will receive the subscription for the following month from your purchase. Boxes ship in the first week of the month. Once you pay for a subscription, you will be billed immediately and then again monthly on the 15th of the next month for the following month’s box.
3 month subscription plans are paid in one lump sum of $117.45 (excl. shipping & applicable taxes/customs fees). You will receive three months of boxes, which will begin the month following your initial payment. You will be billed for another three months on our auto-renewal system at the end of the three-month subscription on the 15th of the final month of your subscription duration.
6 month subscription plans are paid in one lump sum of $234.10 (excl. shipping & applicable taxes/customs fees). You will receive six months of boxes, which will begin the month following your initial payment. You will be billed for another six months on our auto-renewal system at the end of the six-month subscription on the 15th of the final month of your subscription duration.
*Please note, some international subscribers may be subjected to additional customs fees due to international laws. Customer is solely responsible for paying customs fees. It is subscribers responsibility to understand local customs laws. Read more in our Terms & Conditions.*
What comes inside each box?
Each month will vary; but you can expect to see one new release (released within 2 months of shipment) book. In the Young Adult boxes, the book is hardcover. In the Adult Fiction boxes, the book may be hardcover or paperback. In addition to a new release book, subscribers will receive 4-6, exclusive self-care goodies. Some items may be full size while others may be smaller. Each self-care item will tie into the month’s theme and self-care message as well as be inspired by literature and the season it is shipped.
Some of the goodies that we may include (but is not limited to): candles, shower goods & soap, tea or coffee, bath goods, lip care, skin care, journals or notebooks, mugs/travel mugs, artwork/photography, bookish novelty products, and items that inspire creativity. A majority of the items included in Unplugged Book Box are sourced from small businesses.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns regarding any items in our box prior to ordering/shipping!
What are the themes?
Every month, Unplugged Book Box will create a unique theme influenced by a self-care message and the season the box is shipped. Monthly themes inspire the items inside each box. Each item is also inspired by literature or other fandoms, as well as with the month/season they are shipped in mind.
What age is Unplugged Book Box intended for?
Unplugged Book Box can be appreciated by just about anyone who loves literature. Reading and self-care are important for everyone of all ages. For our Young Adult Box, since boxes may include New Adult books with mature, dark themes, we recommend an audience of 18+; but mature teens are certainly welcome! Check our site and social media accounts for hints on the book to decide if it is right for you that particular month.
Our Adult Fiction box is appropriate for adults of any age that enjoy reading and self-care.
Primarily, we are made for 18+ adults.
When can I sign up?
Any time! So long as we are not sold out, you can subscribe between the 1st & last of the month to receive the following month’s box. Our cutoff date is the last of the month as we ship in the first week of each month.
What if I already own the book?
We are choosing the newest released books that have the best story and writing to fit our box each month, so unless you purchase every new release Young Adult or Adult Fiction book, the chances are slim. Books we choose will have been released within 2 months of shipment. We’ll be announcing hints prior to shipment, so if it sounds like a book you already have, you may opt out for that month.
*NOTE* Unplugged Book Box cannot accept returns. Please read our other FAQs and Terms and Conditions for a full understanding of returns and refunds.
Can I buy a single item from a past box?
It depends! If we have extra inventory, we will list them on our store. Feel free to reach out if there is something specific, and we’ll see what we can do.
Can I buy past boxes?
If they are available, you certainly may! They will be listed on our store. We will ship past boxes within 2-4 business days of receiving the order.
Can I buy both the Young Adult and Adult Fiction boxes?
Absolutely! You can sign up for both boxes on this website. Just add both to your cart before checking out.
Shipping, Billing, & Renewals
When does Unplugged Book Box ship?
We will be shipping between the 1st and 7th of the month. Ordering between the 1st-last of the previous month ensures you will receive the following month’s box. (You will receive a tracking number to your e-mail once we print our shipping labels to begin the process.)
When will I be billed?
If it is your first time ordering, you will be billed immediately. Billing renews on the 15th of the month, so you will be billed again on the following month for the following cycle should you wish to continue your subscription.
(For example: one month subscriptions will be auto-renewed and billed on the 15th of the following month unless cancelled. Three and six month subscriptions will be auto renewed and billed at the end of each cycle).
You may cancel your subscription at anytime within your account. Click Edit under “Your Subscriptions. Scroll down to find “Cancel Subscription!” You may also cancel by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
*Please note*- cancelling in the middle of a subscription duration will cancel the auto-renewal. You will receive any boxes you have pre-paid, but you will not be auto-renewed.
How do renewals work?
Billing renews on the 15th of the month, so you will be billed again on the following month for the following cycle should you wish to continue your subscription. (For example: one month subscriptions will be auto-renewed and billed on the 15th of the following month unless cancelled. Three and six month subscriptions will be auto renewed and billed at the end of each cycle).
If you wish to continue your subscription, there is no need to act; your place is all set!
My renewal failed- what do I do?
There are a number of reasons a renewal can fail. Don’t worry! It could be that your credit card expired or was replaced. If you are located outside of the United States, your card company could block the transaction due to their strict policy regarding online shopping. In this case, you have to contact your bank/card company to authorize the charge.
A failed renewal is not a cancellation! Our system will continue to try and charge your account if it fails before your subscription is expired.
Because our boxes are limited, please make sure to take care of any of these failures within 3-5 days of billing so that your spot can be secured. If we sell out of boxes before this is straightened out, your renewal will be applied to the following month.
Please get in touch with us at your earliest convenience if this happens at firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is shipping?
Shipping depends on where you live. We ship through the United States Postal Service; so domestic shipments (including all 50 U.S. states and outlining territories) are $8.50 per box. International shipping varies based on your location and will be calculated at the time of checkout.
We have worked with a shipping company to ensure the most reliable shipping available at the automatic lowest rates; but please note that shipping internationally is unavoidably costly. International customs charges may also be applied when the product is delivered, so please bear that in mind when ordering. Subscribers are responsible for customs fees.
Does Unplugged Book Box ship to my country?
Unplugged Book box ships globally with the exception of Mexico and Peru. Unfortunately, shipping is unreliable and packages often get lost, and may take months to arrive in these countries. We hope to find a way to change this in the future.
Is shipping tracked?
Yes! You will receive a tracking number once the shipping labels are printed.
When will the box arrive?
It depends on where you live. We ship in the first week of the month and do our best to get International shipments out first since they take much longer to arrive. With your tracking number, you can get a better idea of exactly when your box will arrive!
Generally, domestic takes between 1-3 days and international takes 1-3 weeks from shipment.
If I buy both boxes, can I combine shipping?
Unfortunately, because we cannot fit all of the items into one of our boxes, we cannot do that. It is more cost-efficient to ship them individually.
Can I switch from one box to the other?
Monthly subscribers certainly may! Make sure to check that the box you want to switch to isn’t sold out. If it is sold out, you will be pushed to receive the following month’s box.
To switch, login to your account. Under “YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS” click “edit.” You will then want to update which box you are switching to.
If you are in the middle of a 3 or 6 month subscription term, you cannot switch to the other box. By switching in your account, it will apply to your next renewal and you will continue receiving boxes for the box you signed up for until the end of your term.
I am an international subscriber. Will I be charged customs fees every month?
It depends on which country and which city you are from. Unfortunately, we have no control over international customs laws. Understand that customs fees and taxes may be applied to your box and it is solely your responsibility to pay these and to understand local laws for imports from the United States.
I want to cancel; how do I do that?
You can cancel in your account under “your subscriptions.” Click “edit,” then scroll down to “Cancel Subscription.” Or you may cancel by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Can I order just one box?
You may! We have a one month subscription. It will be auto-renewed, so please keep that in mind; though you may cancel at any time.
If you do not want it to renew, simply check off the gift option at checkout. Gift subscriptions do not renew.
What payment methods can I use?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.
Do you accept PayPal?
Yes, we do!
What is the one month vs. 3 or 6 month plans?
If you sign up for a one month subscription, you will receive your boxes on a monthly basis and can cancel any time (you will receive any boxes you paid for). If you order a 3 month subscription, you get a slight discount per month and will receive 3 boxes before you are billed again. If you order a 6 month plan, you will receive 6 boxes before you are billed again.
You’re sold out but I want to subscribe! What do I do?
Thank you for your interest!
If you submit your e-mail, we can get you on the waiting list in the event that more boxes become available! Otherwise, we will put you on a waiting list and prioritize you for the following month.
Definitely keep your eye on our “past boxes” shop as well- we will be selling past boxes when available if you are particularly interested in a certain month!
What currency do you use?
We use the U.S. Dollar.
How can I order a gift for someone?
Thank you for thinking of us to use as a gift!
There is an option on our main page to give Unplugged Book Box as a gift. Select how many months you would like to give, follow each step, and make sure to fill out the recipient’s information! Please tick off “this item is a gift” on the check out page and enter any notes you want us to send them!
Enter your billing information and click “checkout.” Your gift will be all set to go 🙂
Can I skip a box?
Monthly subscribers – Simply log into your account to edit “Your Subscriptions.” There is a button that says “skip renewal.”
If you are in the middle of a 3 or 6 month plan, skipping will only apply to your renewal and will be for 3 or 6 months skipped. If you want to just skip one month, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I return my box or be refunded?
We do not accept returns. If you require a replacement due to a damaged product, please let us know. We require photographic evidence of the damaged product as vendors sometimes need these to fulfill replacement requests. We are happy to send a replacement or refund you for the cost of the product if it is out of stock.
Please read our Terms & Conditions for a full understanding on refunds and returns.
When do I need to cancel so I am not billed again?
We bill on the 15th of the month at the end of your subscription term, so please be sure to cancel before then so you are not renewed.