8 Subscriptions for Seniors Who Love Books

Book subscriptions are a great way to hit reading goals, explore genres or to just surprise yourself or a loved one with a new book. With most subscriptions, you can cancel anytime or do it on a month-by-month basis. Here are eight reading subscriptions that deliver the next can't-put-it-down favorite.

Experience the Turn of a Page

Nothing beats the feel of a hard-cover book or the sound of turning pages. Support local bookstores and grow your library with these physical book subscriptions.

The Book Drop

Get books every one, three, six or 12 months based on whether you choose to renew your subscription (and for how long). Your subscription can be personalized to your age and preferred genres, as well as how often you read. Independent booksellers (a.k.a. real people) will personally select a book for you from their locally owned store and hand-wrap your package.

This subscription service has a unique offering: you can choose to receive only large-print books, meaning they’re much easier on the eyes. And if you’re looking to explore hobbies beyond reading, they also have a monthly puzzle club.

Book of the Month Club

This club sorts through books for you, giving you a personally curated list of five to seven title options for you to select from for $16.99 a month. If you’re behind on your reading, you can customize your plan (by skipping a month or rolling credits over) at no additional cost.

You can choose to keep one or more of the books offered and watch your library collection grow. Best of all, you may also gain access to early releases before the general public!

Used Books Monthly

With subscriptions starting at $5.49 a month, this curated list of “enduring books” is great for the budget and the environment.

In three simple steps, you can customize genres — meaning every shipment is unique to the reader — and have one to four new favorites shipped to you or your loved one’s doorstep each month. And readers can even broaden their horizons with a book from a surprise author that comes in each box.

With all that saved money, you can splurge on a cozy curl-up blanket and some fancy hot chocolate.

Just the Right Book

With this subscription, you begin by setting your preferences to precisely what you like. Do you love the ease of a paperback, or do you prefer the sturdiness of a hardcover? Do you stay up at night reading mysteries or relaxing with a romance novel? What’s unique about this subscription is you can also fill out the survey for a friend, gifting them with their own, unique-to-them books.

A team of booksellers take your survey and pick out the perfect book for you or your loved one—as a bonus, they’re all sourced from an independent bookstore.

Set Your Sights Online with Ebooks

Take your library anywhere with the ease of a tablet, laptop or phone, and never worry about reading lights again. Just aim to limit it to the daytime, as these digital devices can disrupt sleep habits. If it has to be at night, try dimming the brightness on your screen, and holding it at least 14 inches from your face.

Kindle Unlimited

By registering for Kindle Unlimited on your Amazon account, you can access thousands of books online. And don’t worry — you don’t need a Kindle tablet, just use your phone, computer or a tablet you already have at home.

Instead of paying for each individual title, you can pay $9.99 monthly for as many books as you want. Your first 30 days are free, and if you decide it’s not the subscription for you, you can cancel anytime.


Would you rather listen to your favorite picks while gardening rather than strain your eyes on the sofa? If so, you can pay $14.95 a month for an audiobook subscription; with audiobooks, professional voice actors read the books for you. Enjoy listening to one book a month, podcasts or other free books that might be available. The best part? The readers bring the story to life with voice acting tailored to each character.

Your first 30 days of Audible are free, and you can cancel anytime.


Want to explore beyond just books? With Scribd, you can access not only books, but also podcasts, audiobooks, sheet music, magazines and more with a cancel-anytime subscription.

It’s $11.99 a month to subscribe, but your first 30 days are free to ensure it’s the right choice for you.

Can’t Decide? Do Both!

Still wondering if you prefer ebooks over books, or vice versa? Combine your subscriptions! Most of these subscriptions are flexible enough that you can choose to receive one physical book every few months. For the other months, you can utilize the online subscriptions for ebooks or audiobooks that offer free cancellations anytime.

Looking for some new titles to delve into? Check out these six great books to read with friends.

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