Books Everyone Should Own: Contemporary Fiction - Annual Subscription

This subscription box from Juniper Books brings together the most potent recent additions to literature and fiction. 

Every month you will receive one book handpicked by our curator, Elizabeth Lane. Each book will be a recent addition to the world of literary fiction that may or may not have made The New York Times Best Sellers List. Yet, it is one that imaginatively and effectively uses storytelling to share diverse backgrounds and experiences. Some stories may feel familiar to our own, and some will push us, providing ground for new ideas to expand and grow. 

This prepaid option is perfect for gifting! You will be charged the full amount for your year-long subscription at checkout and will receive one book a month for the next twelve months. Would you rather pay monthly? We also have a Monthly Subscription option. 

December's 2022 book choice is Mercury Pictures Presents : A Novel by Anthony Marra.


Weight: 0.1 lb

How many books are included?

Our Books Everyone Should Own Contemporary Fiction Annual Subscription includes 12 books over the course of a year! The subscription will expire after the 12th and final shipment. If you wish for your subscription to last longer than a year, we recommend our Monthly program, which is ongoing for as long as you wish to remain a subscriber.

How do I purchase a subscription as a gift?  

Simply begin checkout just like a regular 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? 

For the annual option, you will be charged once upon checkout. Each following month on the 1st for one year you will receive a $0 order receipt for the book of the month!

When will my box ship?

BESO Contemporary Fiction boxes ship out in the later half of the month. 

Do you charge for shipping? 

We are happy to offer free US domestic shipping on our subscriptions! As a membership perk, current subscription members also receive free domestic ground shipping on orders from Subscriptions are not eligible for international shipping at this time.

Do you charge sales tax? 

We charge applicable sales tax on any purchase shipped to an address in the state of Colorado as well as any other state requiring a sales tax.

Can I choose the books in my subscription? 

While it isn’t possible to choose the books in your subscription, we are very thoughtful with our curations and each selection will feature a novel that we are confident you will love! On the ‘Includes’ tab we list the title of the current & upcoming month’s books, subject to change.

Can I purchase a single box rather than the full subscription? 

The books in our subscriptions are not able to be purchased separately, or as single books outside the program. 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 months!

Can I cancel my subscription or change the shipping address if I need to? 

If you need to cancel an annual subscription, please reach out to You may change your shipping address at any time in your customer account by logging in at Please note, cancellations and 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? 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate skipping boxes with annual subscriptions. Our Monthly program does allow for skips, please see its FAQ tab for more information!

What is your return policy? 

We will exchange damaged or defective books up to 14 days from the date of shipment for replacement. 

Are there any coupons or promotions for subscription boxes? 

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. If you wish to continue as a subscriber for longer than one year, we recommend our Monthly option, which is ongoing for as long as you wish to remain a subscriber! We also offer several other great programs to choose from!

Holiday 2022 New Order Sign-Up Window: By/before November 1st: first book ships in late November. From November 2nd - December 1st: first book ships in late December (not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.) After December 1st: First book ships in late January 2023.

$695.00 Regular price $725.00