a book subscription and literary matchmaker in one

We do the work so you don't have to. We find the best books of the year and then each month you get your choice between two secret titles.

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how it works

here's what you can expect from our book subscription rare birds book club at a glance

We shortlist the best new fiction
You pick from the two secret blurbs
get your beautifully wrapped book in the post
join the discussions in our online book club

we curate, you choose

You select your book each month from two secret blurbs. The title stays secret until it drops through your letterbox. That way, you can discover all the brilliant books you'd otherwise overlook.
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nothing but perks

instead of the same old tea bag and keyring, we've got the member perks you're really after: expert reading guides, exclusive merch, author interviews, your own private members portal and - oh yeah - half price books.

A private community under lock and key where we go to share our opinions and gain insights from the authors
We've got secret merch, private event listings and a monthly selection of recommended reads at half price, only for members
A bunch of people who just love books. Come and gush about your favourite characters or rage about plot points with a group of people who get it
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break out of your reading rut one book at a time.
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book subscription FAQs

Every month, we create two story summaries for you to choose from in our members’ area. The title of your book will remain a surprise until you receive it in the post.

New book choices go live on the 25th of each month. We’ll update you in our monthly newsletter so keep an eye on your inbox.

If you subscribe mid-month, we’ll send out your first book within a few days of ordering.

New discussions go live on the 25th of each month – they can be found when you log in to the members’ area.

We don’t!

Rare Birds Book Club is here to help you break out of your comfort zone and discover books you’d never otherwise have picked up for yourself. We curate our book club picks very carefully to make sure we're bringing you amazing books and provide enough information with each secret blurb so you can select the one you're most in the mood for that month.

Our subscription books are recently published to avoid you receiving a book that’s already on your bookshelf. If you do own the book this month, please email us at help@rarebirdsbookclub.com and we’ll arrange a swap.

Subscriptions are dispatched the first week of each calendar month and should arrive by the 10th for UK members.

Yes! Your book subscription will fit through the letterbox.

For our UK subscribers delivery is free. For bookstore purchases, postage will be added at checkout.

Unfortunately at the moment we are only offering postage within the UK but hope to be offering international shipping again soon.

Definitely not! Rare Birds is here to champion great fiction written by women. But as much as all our books happen to be penned by kick-ass female authors, we choose books that can (and should) be enjoyed by everyone.

more questions?

Drop us a line! Mail us at: help@rarebirdsbooks.com