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The Raven Book of the Month Subscription Program

The Raven Book Store is delighted to introduce our Book of the Month subscription program! This program is flexible to both your tastes in reading and your level of commitment (no judgments here). We currently facilitate seven different subscriptions, in both 6 month and 12 month plans:

  • New & Notable Fiction: the hardcovers everyone's talking about ($150 for 6 months; $300 for 12 months)
  • Under the Radar Fiction: paperback originals or books you missed in hardcover ($90 for 6 months; $180 for 12 months)
  • Fiction In Translation: the best paperbacks from overseas ($90 for 6 months; $180 for 12 months)
  • Mystery: series launch or stand-alone sleuthy paperbacks ($90 for 6 months; $180 for 12 months)
  • Science Fiction: paperbacks from the thrilling future, either stand-alone or first-in-a-series ($90 for 6 months; $180 for 12 months)
  • Poetry: the best and most diverse from the world of verse ($90 for 6 months; $180 for 12 months)
  • Current Events Nonfiction: hardcovers to explain what's happening in our world ($150 for 6 months; $300 for 12 months)

We also curate three Kids' Books of the Month subscriptions:

  • Board Books: Books for toddlers to read or chew on ($45 for 6 months; $90 for 12 months)
  • Picture Books: the most beautiful and diverse hardcovers ($90 for 6 months; $180 for 12 months)
  • Middle Readers: great reads for the book-hungry 8-12 year old ($60 for 6 months; $120 for 12 months)

The basics of how it works are pretty simple:

  1. Select the subscription you're interested in.
  2. Select the length you want for your subscription.
  3. Call the Raven at (785) 749-3300 and ask to subscribe. One of our employees will fill out a subscription plan for you with all the necessary info (name, address, payment information, etc.).
  4. Receive a new book in the mail every month.
  5. Read the book, of course.

Subscription programs can also be bought in someone else's name, if you're thinking of getting one as a gift for someone! You can also elect to have your book shipped to your address or set for pick-up at the Raven. Shipping is free with the price of the subscription program, so it would not cost extra to send to your house. We do not have subscriptions available for purchase online, so if you want to sign up for a subscription plan, you'll need to call us or visit us in store. Luckily, we can take it from there.

If you have any further questions about our subscription program, please feel free to call us at (785) 749-3300 or email us at

Below, you can find the January 2018 picks for our Under the Radar, Mystery, and Science Fiction subscription programs, respectively:


Enigma Variations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250159977
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - January 9th, 2018

From Andr Aciman, the author of Call Me by Your Name (now a major motion picture and the winner of the Oscar(TM) for Best Adapted Screenplay) comes "a sensory masterclass, absorbing, intelligent, unforgettable" (Times Literary Supplement).

Desert Remains: A Gus Parker and Alex Mills Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633883536
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seventh Street Books - October 10th, 2017

Detective Alex Mills turns to psychic Gus Parker to help him solve a series of baffling murders perpetrated by a deranged killer who leaves his victims' bodies and taunting clues in the desert surrounding Phoenix, AZ.

The Last Days of New Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524797485
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey Books - January 16th, 2018

A thriller of war that never was--of survival in an impossible city--of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mi ville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new.

"Beauty will be convulsive. . . ."