• Book subscription services

    The race is on to be this century’s take on the old Columbia House model of (instant) gratification. Of course, it’s not that instant, but the subscription model of book purchasing takes out much of the musing over how and when to purchase your next favorite novel. Book Riot presents 30 of ’em.

    Me? I’ve only tried one service — Powells. Nothing wrong with it, but, alas, life — and a busy medical practice — managed to get in the way.

    Every six to eight weeks, Powell’s Books delivers the best new books, with special attention to independent publishers. Powell’s promises signed first editions, exclusive printings, and tons of other exciting surprises. For a peek at what Powell’s has featured in past boxes, check out the impressive list here. …
    Past books have included: The Mothers by Britt Bennet, Borne by Jeff VanderMeer, and There There by Tommy Orange. The next book, shipping out on December 18, is A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne.

    Check them all out!