Books Everyone Should Own: 20th Century Classics - Monthly Subscription

With the Books Everyone Should Own: 20th Century Classics subscription, you will receive one incredible novel from the last century each month, curated by Juniper Books’ founder Thatcher Wine for their meaningful contributions to literature and society. 

Each book, published by Everyman's Library, comes jacketed in a Juniper Books design, exclusive to this subscription. The standalone jackets are bold and modern, and each design speaks to the text within.

With this monthly subscription, you will be charged $50 on the 1st of every month for the next twelve months.
If you would prefer to prepay for your annual subscription, please visit our Annual Subscription page.

Please note: This list is only a representation of the twelve books included in your subscription. Due to complications with the publisher, titles may change and the order in which you receive the books may vary.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Stories of Ray Bradbury
Possession by A. S. Byatt
1984 by George Orwell


Weight: 0.1 lb

How do I purchase a subscription as a gift? 
Simply sign up for BESO and checkout like a normal purchase, but change your shipping address to the recipient’s address. We cannot gift wrap subscription boxes.

When will I be charged for the subscription? 

If you are ordering for a current box, your first charge will be the day you sign up, subsequent boxes will be charged on the 1st of every month.

When will my box ship?
Each box ships in the last week of the month.

Do you charge for shipping? 
Ground shipping for continental US orders is included in your subscription box price. For international orders, we do charge a small shipping fee per box.

Do you charge sales tax?
 We charge applicable sales tax on any purchase shipped to an address in the state of Colorado.

Can I choose the books in my subscription? 
We carefully curate the book selections in our subscription boxes for you. We are very thoughtful with our curations, each month's box will feature a novel that we are confident you will love.

Can I purchase a single box rather than the subscription?
We have created this offering as a subscription program to bring the best of our design and curation abilities to you with each box. We feel this is best done as a long term commitment, and we feel you will enjoy watching your library grow beautifully over the next 12 months!

Can I cancel my subscription or change the shipping address if I need to?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time in your subscription portal. Cancelling your subscription apply to future, as-yet unprocessed orders only; If you have already been charged for a box that has yet to ship, that will be your last box. We cannot offer a refund after you have been charged. You may change your shipping address at any time in your subscription portal as well. Changes to your shipping address will apply to future, as-yet unprocessed orders only. Please contact customer service if you need the shipping address changed for an order that has already been processed.

Can I skip a box?
At this time, we can not accommodate skipping shipments. You are able to cancel your subscription at any time, or change the shipping address either one time or for the remainder of your subscriptions. If you cancel your subscription and then re-subscribe, we are not able to garauntee that you will be able to receive the books of the months you skipped.

What is your return policy?
We will exchange damaged or defective books up to 14 days from the date of shipment for replacement. We are unable to offer refunds. We are unable to offer any promotions or discounts for our subscription boxes.

What will happen after I receive my 12th box? 
This subscription program will expire after twelve months/boxes.

Please note: To receive your first book this month, you must join the subscription by the 1st. Recurring charges occur on the 1st, and books ship mid-month.