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Book-a-Month Club

The perfect gift idea for yourself or a lucky recipient! Subscribe to our Book-a-Month program and receive the gift of expertly curated books all throughout the year. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Tell us what you or the recipient is passionate about and loves to read. Our expert booksellers will handpick the next favorite book and mail out. And now you have an option to add music! 

We select each book or CD specifically for you or the recipient based on information you provide about favorite books, writers, genres, interests, and taste, and ship them anywhere in the United States or to a government address overseas. Don’t know what the gift recipient likes to read? We are happy to correspond with the gift recipient to discuss book selections and areas of literary interest prior to beginning the program. 

The beauty of the program is its customization. The price of the program is simply the cost of the book plus shipping, and you may select all hardcovers, all paperbacks or an alternating mix of both. You can select a book to ship each month, or every other month. We select books from our entire inventory of new releases, so there’s a slim chance that the recipient has read the book already. We are also happy to take requests for specific titles. (*CDs will be specially selected from our expertly curated in-store inventory.) 

PARTICIPATE IN OUR BOOK-A-MONTH SUMMER READING SPECIAL: For a limited time: Get a three-month subscription to boost you or a loved one's reading this summer! Options include three books at once or one book a month for three months. If you have been looking to test run the program, now is the time! Get back into reading with our curated and hand-picked selections tailored to YOUR taste.

Read what our subscribers are saying about the program! 

The Fine Print:

  • The only costs of the program are the one-cent enrollment fee and the cost of the books or CDs, plus shipping.
  • Packages sent outside D.C. are not taxed.
  • Returns and exchanges are subject to the same guidelines as other online and in store purchases.
  • Every-other-month, 6-month, and 1-year subscription options.

After completing the enrollment form, you will activate the program for 1¢ on the payment page. 

Please enter a credit card under Payment Method when checking out. We will charge for the cost of each book plus shipping using this card throughout the time of the enrollment.


Questions? Please see our Book-a-Month Frequently Asked QuestionsComments? Email bookamonth@politics-prose.com or phone the store at (202) 364-1919, ext. 2.

Already a member of our Book-a-Month program? Feel free to update your preferences at any time here or email bookamonth@politics-prose.com.

We send books to readers of all ages! Visit our Children's Book-a-Month page to give this gift to a child. 

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