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A Monthly Book Subscription

Particularly in the present moment, with people all over the country reconciling with and addressing generations of racial inequality, Black books are crucial. In addition to making Black history, culture and experiences accessible to the general population, this subscription service provides a space for the community to not only read, but to also discuss what they read in monthly conversations. 

Join our book conversations! We meet every third Sunday of the month via Zoom. Our community is local and national.

Our Book it at The Bottom book subscription service offers the following categories:

1. Book of the Month (Adult Literature) 

2. Young Adult (Ages 12-18)

3. Tween (Ages 9-12)

4. Children's Books (Ages 5-9) 

5. Baby Books (Ages 0-5)

6. Book Fairy (Donation-based)

There are two options for receiving your books: 

1. Pick Up at the Bottom 

2. Ship to Home 

Feel free to mix and match the categories to meet your family's needs, or gift this subscription to a book lover!


If you sign up by the 14th of any month, your subscription will begin on the 1st of the following month. Please read details & FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's covered in the monthly fee?

The cost of the book, taxes and shipping materials.

When will my subscription begin?

Subscriptions made by the 14th of the month will begin in the same month, subscriptions made after the 14th will begin the following month. (Example: If you subscribe by the 14th of January, your subscription will begin on February 1st. If you subscribe after the 14th of January and before the 14th of February, your subscription will begin on March 1st)


When are books shipped?

Book orders are placed on the 15th of the month.  They are packaged between the 27th and the 1st of the following month, and are mailed out during that first week.   

When should I expect to receive my book?

Due to operation restrictions during COVID19, we can not guarantee an exact delivery date.

If you selected pick-up, the book will be available between the 27th and the 1st of the following month. In the case that the book is back ordered, we will let you know when it's available for pick-up.

What if I already have the book?

You can request two substitute books per year, chosen from a list of provided substitutions.

What is the cancellation policy?

Your subscription may be cancelled at any time. Please email if you need assistance.

Who is this subscription good for?

Book It At The Bottom is great for any and everyone! Especially those who are:

1. committed to supporting small businesses

2. desire an alternative to Amazon

3. loves books

4. would like to diversify their book choice

5. wants to read books written by, about and for Black people, culture and experiences 

6. too busy to shop or remember to go buy books (me)

7.  has a family member or friend who meets the criteria above

8. a current book club member

9. a hopeful book club member

10. wants to read in community

11. want to introduce young people to Black affirming literature

12. reading for liberation

13. wants to be a better ally

Can I gift this subscription to someone else?


How will I know what books are chosen?

Books will be announced in our e-newsletter (subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page). Books titles will also be available on our website.

Can changes be made to my subscription?

Yes, you can change categories and delivery preference.

What types of books should I expect to receive?


Our specially curated collections are Black affirming, Black empowering and Black authored literature 


Additional Questions? 

Please email us at


*Adapted from a sister shop, Cafe Con Libros in Brooklyn, NY*

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