We are literary matchmakers

Page One Books is a book subscription service that hand-selects books for you based on your preferences and our knowledge. Because we know you are more than an algorithm.

We offer lovingly picked and attractively wrapped books delivered in three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions.  

Books are sent at the first of each month. For yourself or a perfect gift for a book-lover, we have a subscription that fits all preferences. Guaranteed.

Press coverage
"Help set the mood for a perfect evening of reading with this limited edition book box from . Each box includes a book specifically chosen for the recipient, cozy socks, a literary mug for his or her favorite hot drink, a candle, a bath bomb, and even some chocolate to enjoy while reading. What could be better than that? "
Affordable Gifts for Book Lovers
Real Simple - October 22, 2018
"Once again, Page 1 Books sent a book that looks exactly like the kind I would pick for myself, yet I had never heard of this one before! It takes place in England, it is a suspenseful thriller, and it has a 4-star rating on Amazon. I can’t wait to get started on this book!"
Page 1 Books July 2018 Subscription Box Review + Coupon
Hello Subscription - July 11, 2018
"The No. 1 Book Subscription is a personalized service that hand-selects books for you based on your preferences and their knowledge. Boxes are sent once a month and come with a beautifully wrapped book, a personalized note with a hint about the book, and a special literary surprise! Giving yourself time just for you has to be a priority… it’s okay, you deserve it!"
Take Some Time for Yourself
DIY Thrill - December 10, 2018
"There are two reasons why this company is so great. First, they know their stuff. One of my favorite parts about my experience with Page 1 Books is that they chose books for me that I probably never would have chosen on my own, but they're books that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. And secondly, if you don't like a book they send you—or perhaps you've already read it—they will send you a different book, no need to send back the first. One of my most favorite things recently has been coming home to find that beautifully wrapped package and opening up all of the surprises it held."
Secret Chocolate + 2 More Things
The Art of Simple
"The Cozy Reader Bundle is a seasonal specialty, and includes a few cozy extras to really crank up the hygge factor."
6 Gifts for the Writer in Your Life, According to a Book Editor
Medium - December 05, 2018
"The reason I have been so delighted by this subscription box is because of the personalization put into each one. As you sign up, you’ll fill out a questionnaire. Then, your book fairy (that’s what I’ve been thinking of my book selectors as, at least. ;) ) will use this questionnaire to select the perfect book for your tastes."
Subscription Box Review: PAGE ONE BOOKS
The Spines - October 09, 2018
""The delightful subscription service Page 1 Books has the perfect gift for your favorite book lover, or for yourself. ""
The 2017 Modern Mrs Darcy Gift Guide for Book Lovers
Modern Mrs. Darcy
""What a wonderful thing, to have such a talented small business creating such unique, perfectly giftable experiences! The opportunity to treat your loved one, or yourself, to a bookish box of goodies that is just right for the holiday or season, is priceless.""
Valentine's Bundle Unboxing
The Ardent Biblio Blog
Team
Brandy O'Briant
Owner
brandy@page1books.com, 2065790201
Having spent most of her life as a marketer for consumer products, Brandy decided to take that knowledge and apply it to her passion for books. Page 1 Books was born from her constantly recommending books to people based on what was happening in their lives. Most of Brandy's responses begin with, 'Have you read..."
Norelle Trautt
Page 1 Kids Manager
norelle@page1books.com
My love for children’s literature started thanks to one book, Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn. I was pregnant and working at a preschool when I came across the Lola book. I must have read it a dozen times to the kids and as I would read it I would imagine taking my future child to the library just like Lola’s mom did in the story.
Kristen Haas
Team Member
kristen@page1books.com
Having trained as a lawyer, Kristen met Brandy through Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy and they became fast friends. She understood Brandy's passion for books. She says spent a good portion of her youth paging through Scholastic Book Club flyers, earning stars for her Book It! button and reading books hidden under her desk at school or in hymnals at church.
Testimonials
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Excellent Customer Service! Excellent Customer Service! The customer service has been top notch! They are quick to respond to messages (both through Facebook and email). They have been amazing to work with from a computer glitch that miscalculated shipping to sending me not one but TWO books when I didn't care for the book in my monthly subscription. During a recent sale I was able to buy a gift card at a discount for a family member and it will cover the full price of a 3 month subscription."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Great Adventure! I love the uniqueness of this experience. The books are picked for you based on your interests. I’m reading books I might never have considered. And...don’t like a book or already read it, they’ll send you another and encourage you to give the first one away. Yes, you don’t have to send it back! What’s not to love here!!!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
""I am I amazed by two things: first, you managed to give me exactly what I wanted -- and second, you gave me a book I hadn't read. I figured you'd send something that matched my preferences, and I figured it would be well written -- but I honestly thought the odds were low that I'd see something I hadn't read. I am thoroughly amazed. Thank you for a delightful, lovely pick.""
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
""Page1books is a delight. I get new books and fun swag. The books are chosen carefully and the personalized selection is always spot on. The company provides a unique service and phenomenal customer service. I am a devoted customer now and will be recommending this company to all of my friends.""
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
""Better than Hello Fresh! Better than Stitch Fix! A bespoke book selection service based on your tastes and desires. Nothing better than getting a book selected with love and intent just for you!""
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