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What Is the Strand Subscription Plan?

We’re proud to present The Book HookUp, a subscription service which offers customers the opportunity to periodically receive new releases of signed first edition books. All books are hand-picked by our expert staff, and offer a wide range of subject matter and a fresh look at the cutting edge of literature and art. These are books that we love and that we hope you’ll love too! Each box also contains a selection of bonus goodies from literary and merchandise partners, as well as Strand branded swag. Past boxes have contained snacks, mugs, magazines, literary journals, notebooks, and more.

Customers may sign up for one or more of our nine (9) subscription boxes and choose to receive a single installment or a recurring service of four (4) books per year. There are no enrollment or cancellation fees and you may cancel your subscription at any time.

WHAT ARE THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE OPTIONS?

Customers may choose from one or more of the following five (5) subscription boxes:

Fiction First Editions
The Fiction First Editions box costs $50. This includes one (1) newly released signed first edition, one (1) additional book, a new piece of Strand exclusive merchandise, and other featured items from partners we love. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Young Adult (YA) First Editions
The Young Adult First Editions box costs $37.50. This includes one (1) newly released signed first edition of a Young Adult title and items from featured partners Ground shipping is included in the price, but please note that International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Art/Photography
The Art/Photography box costs the list price of the book + ground shipping charges ($5.99). The service will include one (1) newly released signed first edition of an Art/Photography title and other items from featured partners. The books will be signed by the artist(s). Art and photography books vary in size and price. We will aim to select books that cost between $40.00 and $60.00, but occasionally there may be a more expensive selection. Also, please note that International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Feminist Literature
The Feminist Literature box costs $50. The service will include one (1) newly released signed first edition of a new feminist title, one (1) additional book, and other items from featured partners. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Political Nonfiction
The Political Nonfiction box costs $50. The service will include one (1) newly released signed first edition of a book dealing with politics and political issues, one (1) additional book, as well as other items from featured partners. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Mystery & Suspense
The Mystery & Suspense box costs $50. The service will include one (1) newly released signed first edition of a mystery, crime, or thriller novel, one (1) additional book, as well as other items from featured partners. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The Sci-Fi & Fantasy box costs $50. The service will include one (1) newly released signed first edition of a science fiction or fantasy novel, one (1) additional book, as well as other items from featured partners. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Little Readers
The Litle Readers box costs $37.50. The service will include one (1) or two (2) newly released signed first edition(s) of a picture book, as well as other items from featured partners. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

Timeless Favorites
The Timeless Favorites box costs $37.50. The service will include one (1) book curated by Strand staff, one (1) additional book, as well as other items from featured partners. Additional items such as publisher advance review copies, letters, or other Strand marketing materials may be included in your package. Ground shipping and handling are included for Continental U.S. subscribers. International shipments will be charged $17.99 for shipping costs and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

CAN MY BOOK BE PERSONALIZED?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer personalization for our subscribers at this time.

CAN I PURCHASE A STRAND SUBSCRIPTION AS A GIFT?

Absolutely! Our subscription service is the perfect gift for any fellow book lover! When purchasing the subscription service through our online checkout process, please be sure to provide the recipient’s name and shipping address, as well as an email address so we can keep them updated on shipments

HOW DO I send A STRAND SUBSCRIPTION AS A GIFT?

To send a Strand Subscription as a gift, we will need as much information about the recipient as possible. You must address the recipient as the “Ship To” name and address. Please include their name, email address, and any message you would like to appear in the package in the “Gift Note” section of your order. In order to inform the recipient of the next selection in the subscription program, we must have his/her email. It is crucial that you provide the recipient’s email to us, so that s/he will receive updates about the program and expected ship dates from our store.

CAN I PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE SUBSCRIPTION?

Of course! You can sign up for a single service, all five, or as many as you like. However, please be aware that the services are not interchangeable and you will receive periodic installments for each of the services.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Please visit our Strand Subscriptions page here for all subscription options. Select your desired subscription box at the rate of your choice to add the box to your cart.

Please note that a valid credit card is required to sign up for our subscription services and the provided credit card will be used for all subscription service charges. All other payment methods, including PayPal, will not be accepted.

WHAT KIND OF PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES?

Due to the nature of our Subscription service, which requires repeat billing (4 times a year), the only accepted payment method is credit card. We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Orders placed using any other payment method (including PayPal) will be cancelled. If your order is cancelled, you will have to place a new one through our site using credit card payment.

CAN INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS SIGN UP?

Absolutely! However, please note that international shipping fees will be charged for all subscription orders. International shipments will be charged $17.99 per order for shipping and Canadian shipments will be charged $9.99 per order for shipping. Please see our Shipping page for more information.

WHEN WILL MY CREDIT CARD BE CHARGED?

Your credit card will be charged upon shipment, which will generally be every 12 weeks. Additionally, you will receive an automated shipping notification email upon the shipment of your subscription order.

WHEN DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE NEXT SELECTION?

Current subscribers will receive an email update announcing the title selected for the next release 4-6 weeks before the order is shipped. Additionally, we will announce the latest selection on the Strand Subscription page of our website, through our social media accounts, and through our email newsletter.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE BOOK OR PRODUCT I’VE RECEIVED?

If you are unsatisfied with the subscription book you’ve received, you may receive store credit for the amount.

You may return the book by mail or in-store for store credit within two weeks of receipt of your order. For items being returned by mail, please ship to the return address found on your invoice. Please include a copy of your invoice and indicate that you are returning the item for store credit. All in-store returns can be made at our main floor registers for store credit and you must bring a copy of your invoice.

Please note that only subscription books may be returned for store credit. Any merchandise items can not be returned or exchanged.

ARE THERE ANY ENROLLMENT OR CANCELLATION FEES?

Nope! We do not have any enrollment or cancellation fees. You may cancel at any time by contacting us at subscriptions@strandbooks.com

I DIDN’T RECEIVE MY BOOK. WHAT DO I DO?

If you have not received your book, please contact our Customer Service Department directly and we will be more than happy to investigate the matter. If items were lost in transit or damaged and we still have additional copies of the subscription book, then we will be more than happy to send you a replacement copy. Very rarely, due to the limited quantity of signed, first editions on-hand, we may not be able to fill all orders. If this is the case, you will not be charged for your order and we will contact you immediately. We will always do our best to fill all orders.

WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact us at subscriptions@strandbooks.com and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our subscription services!