How Giftlit Works


A book given as a gift should be special. It should stand out. It should be worth keeping. Finding those books is not always easy. That's why our literary experts are here to help you with their vast knowledge and experience.

Our advisory board of librarians, educators, authors, and industry experts carefully select the most beloved books and gather them into unique collections. From historical fiction to bedtime stories for babies you can be sure that every book we choose is among the best books in its category. Our selections include award winners, old favorites, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Meet our experts.


Browse our collections by children, young adult, adult, and family. Collections are also organized by age group and theme. Once you have found a collection that is just right, select a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month gift. You can be confident that your gift recipient will get only the books they want, since they can substitute or return any of the books in the collection.


Ordering with GiftLit is easy and safe. Once you have found the gift you would like to purchase, click on the "Add to Basket" button to place it in your Shopping Basket. Follow the directions through the checkout process to complete your order. Your order will not be placed until the very end of the checkout process, after you have had the chance to review and confirm the order details.

If you have any questions about your order, please call our toll-free number at 800-987-2939.


To make every GiftLit purchase special, we include a complimentary gift card and set of bookplates - one for each month of your gift. This unique gift notification package will be mailed within 1 business day after your order is placed and can be sent either to you or directly to your gift recipient. We also offer email gift notification if you need it to arrive immediately.

Your gift card will be printed with your personalized gift message. You can also personalize the bookplates with a special message that will be remembered every time the book is opened. To enter your Gift Message and a separate Bookplate Message simply follow the instructions during the checkout process.


Your gift of books will arrive every month and bring a smile to someone special. Each book package is shipped at the beginning of the month with your personalized gift message. Books usually arrive within the first 5 to 10 days of the month. Recipients can substitute or return any books they receive.


We encourage substitutions! You can substitute any of the books in a gift by visiting our substitutions page. Recipients can also return any books that have already been shipped. In the event of a return, we will extend the subscription for an additional month. Books must be returned within two weeks and be in their original condition.


GiftLit supports organizations that foster a love of reading. Through our Partner Program we donate a portion of our revenue to organizations that promote literacy.