Second Star Books is a monthly subscription box that promotes the fresh new voices of YA lit. Every month, we send out a brand new hardcover book by a debut author, a second book to match the monthly theme, an exclusive candle, and 2-3 other high-quality bookish goodies. We also include signed bookplates and exclusive author content, as well as an invite to our Second Star Book Club, where we have a live video chat with the author!
All subscriptions renew on the 11th of the month.
All orders placed in one month are for the next month's box. So, if you place an order anytime in April, you will receive May's box. Renewals processed on April 11th will be for May's box. If you place an order before the 11th of the month, you will not be re-billed until the next month. (If you order on April 8th, you will not be re-billed until May 11th.)
We do have a gift option available, which does not renew, so you can use this to make a singe purchase if you'd like. We have a limited number of boxes each month, and single purchases may not always be available; if you are subscribed, your spot is secured every month so you don't need to worry about missing a box.
We have a flat shipping rate for the US:
$9 for the full box
$7 for the mini mailer
Shipping rates are constantly increasing, unfortunately, and since books are heavy, the rates are high for us. We do our best to keep them reasonable, and we are constantly on the lookout for other options to lower shipping costs.
We ship all boxes out the first week of the month, and you will receive tracking information as soon as we do. You should expect your box within a week of receiving your tracking number - though it is often much faster. If for some reason you haven't received your tracking email by the 7th, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of right now, we only ship within the United States. Sorry!
We are working hard on a solution for our international friends. With two books and a large candle each month, our box is HEAVY. We need to keep it under four pounds to make international shipping feasible. We are working on different ideas to make that happen for you. :)
Please email us at email@example.com and we'd be happy to help!