Books from your favorite indie, delivered right to your door! Our Shelf Subscription service features newly released titles chosen by your favorite Bookshelf staffers. To purchase a Shelf Subscription, click here.
Members can sign up for 1, 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions; just tell us which staffer your tastes are most like -- or ask us to surprise you! For example, select Annie's subscription, and you'll receive Annie's choices each month. Request a “Surprise Me,” and we'll keep your personal tastes in mind when sending one of our monthly selections your way.
Our Shelf Subscriptions are perfect for readers who want to broaden their literary horizons, or for book lovers who want to eliminate "decision fatigue" and let us pick their next book!
SUBSCRIPTIONS SHIP VIA USPS ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS.
OUR ORDERING DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THE NEXT MONTH’S BOOK IS THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH.
SUBSCRIPTIONS BY STAFFER
If you follow our shop podcast, you know Annie loves character-driven literary fiction featuring strong protagonists. Her monthly selections lean toward original voices you'll want to read with your book club and share with your best friends. Past subscription titles include: No Land to Light On, Joan is Okay, Let's Not Do that Again, and Nora Goes Off Script.
Olivia's loved the thrill of a good mystery novel since she was a kid, and her subscription titles often feature compelling whodunits. If you love curling up with a well-written thriller on a dark and stormy night, Olivia's picks are for you. Past subscription titles include: The Maid, The Family Chao, The Cartographers, and Acts of Violet.
A lot of our customers are often looking for more PG titles, and a Susie/Nancy selection is the perfect solution! Each month, Shop Mom Susie and staffer Nancy will alternate choosing a book for more sensitive readers — or for anyone who prefers feel-good fiction and nonfiction. Past subscription titles include: The Personal Librarian, Lost and Found in Paris, Fly Girl, and The Bodyguard.
...FROM SHOP DAD CHRIS
Our newest subscription option features selections from Annie’s dad Chris. He appreciates thoughtful fiction and nonfiction, often about history, sports, nature, and religion. His favorite reads of the last year include: The Violin Conspiracy, Riverman: An American Odyssey, Rogues, and Properties of Thirst. (If you’ve got a picky male reader in your life, this option might be your best bet!)
...IF WE SURPRISE YOU
Can't decide which staffer is right for you? When you purchase a "surprise me" subscription, you'll have the opportunity to tell us what books and genres you love. Each month, we'll select one of our staffer's picks for you based on your tastes and preferences; like a box of chocolates, you'll never quite know what you're going to get! Recommended for adventurous readers.
Teacher? Librarian? Mom? Kid lit fan? Actual kid?
Our monthly Kids' Shelf Subscription features newly released board books, children's picture books, middle grade novels, and YA selections. As with our adult shelf subscriptions, The Bookshelf staff will pick their favorite children's titles each month and ship them straight to your door. There are four subscription options for kids and kids-at-heart: Board Book (for babies and toddlers), Picture Book (for preschool and early elementary readers), Children's Chapter (for 7-10 year olds), and Middle Grade (for 10-14 year olds).
We wanted a way to combine the very best of The Bookshelf in a once-a-month delivery service. Our "Treat Yo' Shelf" subscription includes a hardback book from your favorite bookseller and a bookish gift selected from the highly curated shelves of The Bookshelf. As an indie bookstore in downtown Thomasville, we pride ourselves on our hand-selected book inventory, but we also carefully choose gift product to accompany the books we love so much, ensuring that our store is a haven for readers and non-readers alike. Our "Treat Yo' Shelf" box is the perfect way to bring The Bookshelf to your front door.
Each Treat Yo' Shelf subscription comes with a first edition hardback book and a gift (or gifts) totaling $25 in value, packaged in a gift box.
Remember, all subscriptions are new, first edition hardbacks and ship on the first Tuesday of each month.
All shelf subscriptions are final sale.
Alongside the excitement of a surprise pick comes a bit of risk! If you’d rather know what book you will be receiving in advance so you can adjust your other purchases, simply email Erin before the final Tuesday of the month.