We provide A NOVEL TYPE of reading experience where you are the main character. Each book box contains a hardcover or paperback book, three wrapped packages to open as you read, and a free, book specific playlist so you can hear what the characters in your book are listening to, or what the authors are saying in non-print media.

We are not a subscription box, which means you can order exactly the book you would like to read or gift!

What kinds of things do you include in your boxes?

What can you touch, taste, smell, see and hear that will put you right into that book alongside your favorite characters? If the main character is visiting an exotic locale, you might have the opportunity to taste something delicious right along with them. If the book talks about a signature scent, you could have the opportunity to see if it suits you too. If your husband snores at night, we have just the book box for him. We really have something for everyone.

How can I find out when your next book is coming out?

To be the first in line to access our newest selections, you can get social with us or become our Pen Pal at the bottom of this page. That way you will be notified the day before our new box drops.


Can you create a box using my friend's/boss's/mother-in-law's favorite book?

Well, aren't you thoughtful! We would be thrilled to create a one of a kind gift for you or your loved one. Send us an email at info@anoveltype.com to open a dialogue:

"Hello, I would like A NOVEL TYPE of gift for my ___________."

"Oh wonderful," we would exclaim, "we would love to help you out."

"Fantastic, he/she/they just found out he is moving/she got promoted/they are going on a trip and I would love to give him/her/them the book________________."

"No problem, we will look into the specifics and get back to you with a price quote and a timeline. Then you can let us know if you want us to move ahead."

See how easy it is!

Who is the box appropriate for?

On each product page, you will find all kinds of important information about each book box option: age recommendation, allergy considerations, and a book summary to inform your choice. We offer a wide variety of books to make sure we have something for every type of reader. Take your time and look over all the details of each option to make sure you choose the right one for you!

Can you send a message with a gift?

We would be thrilled. Just choose gift at checkout and write the message you want included in the Notes section. Or you can just let us know the name of the person we are sending it to and we will happily write them a haiku.

We will send a note

so they'll know who it is from

-their favorite friend


When do you ship your boxes?

Boxes will be shipped within 3 days of placing your order.

Where do you ship?

We are currently shipping to the United States only.

How much is shipping?

$0.00, free, gratis. We have included shipping in the price so you know what you are investing in this gift from the moment you put it in your shopping cart.


I think something was missing from my box, can you help?

If something is missing from a box, please know that we were likely discussing the relative merits of rice krispy bars made with browned butter vs. regular butter (dm us on instagram if you need the brown butter recipe) and were distracted from the task at hand. Just shoot us an email at info@anoveltype.com and we will do our very best to make it right.

Something was damaged in my box, can you help?

If something inside the box is damaged, please send us an email at info@anoveltype.com and we will do our very best to make it right!

Remember, the shipping box is darling. If you want to color/paint/decoupage it and send us a photo, we would love it. Who knows...we might even make you customer of the month! With that in mind, know that the exterior box was meant to take on the wear and tear of shipping so while it might not arrive to you in perfect condition, it is there to make sure the items on the inside do!

What are your refund policies?

Boxes are nonrefundable and returns are not accepted once they have shipped. The good news is that you can choose exactly the book you want to order so you won't receive a book you already have read. If you are sending it as a gift, you might want to ask the recipient in casual conversation if they have read the book you are surprising them with (or just tell them you are sending it their way and they will still be surprised by all the delightful packages that go along with the book!)