Once Upon a Book Club - Shipments

Shipping Updates


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Hello Book Clubbers! Over the past year we have faced many challenges when it comes to shipping during a global pandemic. We are still facing many difficulties regarding delays with receiving items from our suppliers due to not having enough shipping containers/boats to meet the increased demand currently facing manufacturers around the globe.
We are so sorry for the impact these delays have had on our boxes and are doing all we can behind-the-scenes to ensure we are not only ordering even further in advance, but we have created this page to ensure our subscribers are up-to-date as much as possible regarding any delays and will regularly keep this page updated whenever we have new information.
If you have any additional questions regarding your order, please reach out to us at info@onceuponabookclub.com and our team will be happy to help!

Worried your package won't arrive in time? Print out our mini box and gift message to give to your recipient in the meantime!
This can also be downloaded and emailed to give them a fun little DIY while they wait for their magical reading experience to arrive!

Last Updated: September 16th, 2021

    "Whispered Fears" Young Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Shipping! (100% Complete!)

    August Young Adult: Previously On Sale July 15th - August 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on July 25th
    • The "Whispered Fears" boxes completed shipping on Thursday, September 16th. All tracking numbers should update by Monday, September 20th.
    • If extra boxes are available, they'll be listed in our shop at the end of September.

    "Dig Here" Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Wrapping a Gift!

    September Adult: Previously on Sale August 15th - September 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on August 25th
    • The "Dig Here" boxes are currently being prepped!
    • Books are FINISHED being stickered, paperwork has arrived and is next to be prepped, and one of the gifts is being wrapped!
    • The remaining gifts are currently at the shipping port awaiting pickup. We are expecting them to be delivered within the next two weeks.
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping at the end of September. All updates will be posted here.

    "Wild Magic" Young Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Packing Paperwork!

    September Young Adult: Previously on Sale August 15th - September 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on August 25th
    • The "Wild Magic" boxes are currently being prepped!
    • Books are FINISHED being stickered, paperwork has arrived and is currently being packed, and gifts are being wrapped!
    • The remaining gifts are currently at the shipping port awaiting pickup. We are expecting them to be delivered within the next two weeks.
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping at the end of September. All updates will be posted here.

    Sweet Halloween Preorder Updates!

    Current Status: Awaiting Prep

    Preorders sold out on September 6th, 2021.
    • The Sweet Halloween Preorder featuring Midnight Spells Murder by Mary Angela is currently awaiting prep!
    • Books and all gifts have been ordered.
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping in mid-October.

    Spooky Halloween Preorder Updates!

    Current Status: Accepting Preorders

    Preorders are currently available in the shop, while supplies last.
    • The Spooky Halloween Preorder featuring The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates is currently awaiting prep!
    • Books and all gifts have already been ordered.
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping in mid-October.

    "The Doppleganger" Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Currently On Sale!

    October Adult: Currently on Sale September 15th - October 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on September 25th
    • "The Doppleganger" boxes are currently waiting to begin prep!
    • Books, gifts, and paperwork have already been ordered!
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping at the end of October. All updates will be posted here.

    The "Deadly Secrets" Young Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Currently On Sale!

    October Young Adult: Currently on Sale September 15th - October 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on September 25th
    • "Deadly Secrets" boxes are currently waiting to begin prep!
    • Books, gifts, and paperwork have already been ordered!
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping at the end of October. All updates will be posted here.

    12 Days of Book-Club-Mas Advent Calendar Preorder Updates!

    Current Status: Accepting Preorders

    Preorders are currently available in the shop, while supplies last.
    • The 12 Days of Book-Club-Mas Advent Calendar features a novella of 12 short stories written by independent authors exclusively for this box and 12 gifts that pair with each short story. This box is currently awaiting prep!
    • Books and all gifts have already been ordered.
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping in late November.

    Christmas Preorder Updates!

    Current Status: Accepting Preorders

    Preorders will open on September 17th in the shop, while supplies last.
    • The Christmas box features A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale by Karen Schaler and four gifts. This box is currently awaiting prep!
    • Books and all gifts have already been ordered.
    • We are expecting this box to begin shipping in late November.

    OUABC Shop Orders!

    • Shop Orders are currently shipping out within 2 business days of purchasing!

    International Shipping Updates!

    • Companies globally are currently facing shipping restrictions, processing delays, and service disruptions, and issues with transit. For the most up to date information about shipping to your country, please click here.

    US Shipping Updates!

    • We wanted to address some of the shipping delays currently affecting our boxes. Our packages are shipped via USPS priority, however despite this form of shipping, many of our customers are experiencing several delays with their packages arriving much longer than the expected 2-3 business days. USPS has been overwhelmed with packages this year due to COVID and many packages are arriving late. We've also been made aware that tracking information may update sporadically or not at all but packages are still arriving. This is an issue nationwide and all businesses are affected.

    Recently Shipped

    "Dance the Night Away" Young Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Shipping Finished (100% complete)

    Last Updated: August 2nd
    The "Dance the Night Away" box finished shipping on Monday, August 2nd. Boxes should all show movement by Thursday, August 5th. Tracking emails were all sent on Thursday, July 29th.

    "Catherine Dior, French Resistance Spy" Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Shipping Finished (100% complete)

    Last Updated: August 10th
    • This box finished shipping on Tuesday, August 10th.
    • All tracking numbers should show movement by Friday, August 13th.

    "Body Positive" Adult Updates!

    Current Status: Now Shipping (100% Complete)

    August Adult: Previously On Sale July 15th - August 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on July 25th
    • Boxes began shipping Thursday, August 26th and finished shipping on Monday, August 30th.
    • All tracking numbers were sent via email to all those who purchased this box by Wednesday, August 25th. If you did not receive a tracking number, please email customer service at info@onceuponabookclub.com so they can locate yours! All tracking numbers should show movement by Wednesday, September 1st.
    • If extra boxes are available, they'll be listed in our shop ~mid-September.

We have currently ordered gifts through November, including Halloween and our Advent Calendar!
Christmas, December, New Years Eve, January, Valentine's Day, and February are currently being planned by our curation team.