“I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the books you have selected for me. My kind friend bought this for me as THE BEST PRESENT EVER!!!…Loved the mix and type of books.” – Nicki

What could be more lovely than receiving a hand-picked, gift-wrapped, new book in the post every month? Mainstreet Book Subscriptions are the perfect gift for the person who has everything (or for yourself!).

We launched our original book subscription, A Year of Books, in 2016 and have been expanding our offerings every year. In 2020, we created the Self-Isolation Book Subscription to support people through lockdown. We also introduced the Diverse Voices Book Subscription, to encourage ourselves and others to read more widely and to promote inclusive publishing.

Please note that we do not send out books for the month of December when we assume you’ll be too busy.


“I just wanted to let you know that my Mum is SO pleased with her birthday isolation subscription. She’s received her first book and by the sounds of it, it’s perfect for her.

Thank you so much for your great customer service and helping me to make my Mum smile.”

– Katie

“I wanted to say a very sincere thank you for the book subscription which we gave my dad for his birthday and which he has loved getting throughout lockdown.

He really enjoyed the well chosen books, the most successful present we’ve ever given him!”

– Mai

“When I first got the emails about Lockdown Book Subscriptions, I though it was a good idea but I wasn’t sure how fast I could read and how I would feel about someone else choosing books for me. How short-sighted I was! My six week subscription was the best thing ever, hence taking out another block.”

– Hilary


If you have received a Book Subscription as a gift, you can complete your Reading Questionnaire online using the forms below.

Complete an Adult Reading Questionnaire

Complete a Children’s Reading Questionnaire