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How much do subscription boxes cost?

Your price is $98 per quarterly box and includes free shipping.

You will be charged for your first box at the time of sign-up. Subsequent charges will be initiated every three months on the 7th of the month. You will receive an email notification to alert you a few days before your card is charged. Skip, swap, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time. Make changes on the "manage subscriptions" button on your account page.

We also offer prepaid subscriptions on our gift page.

When will I receive my subscription box?

New boxes become available during the following months. We'll email you ahead of time to let you know what to expect and when.

  • • Spring Boxes: Starts shipping March 1st
  • • Summer Boxes: Starts shipping June 1st
  • • Fall Boxes: Starts shipping September 1st
  • • Winter Box: Starts shipping December 1st

What if I already have the subscription box book?

Most books will be brand new releases, but we’ll send you a notification email about two weeks before the new box is shipped and share the upcoming book selections. If the selection is a book you already have or don’t want, we’ll be happy to find a suitable replacement or allow you to skip that quarter’s selection. Just make sure to respond to our notification email promptly so we can make the necessary adjustments.

Can I cancel or change my subscription?

Yes, you modify your order at any time. Log in to your account and navigate to the orders tab, make edits in the “Manage Subscriptions” menu.


Why can’t I find the book I’m looking for?

Hardcover Cook offers a curated selection that rotates all the time. Most titles offered have been published within the last 12 months, if you are looking for something we don’t carry we recommend shopping on Bookshop.org, which supports independent booksellers.

What does the Coming Soon button mean? What does the Out of Stock button mean?

If you see the “Coming Soon” status on a product, it means it is on order and on it’s way to our warehouse; check back, it will be available soon. The “Out of Stock” status means the product isn’t available, nor on order. Add Coming Soon and Out of Stock items to your wishlist to help us gauge demand, and we’ll alert you when those products become available again.

Why do some of your book links send me to Bookshop.org?

While we only stock a curated selection of books, we still love to spread the word about great cookbooks and encourage you to grow your collection. When we’ve mentioned a book on our blog or our Cookbook Club page that isn’t available in our shop, we link to Bookshop.org. Any purchases made on their website will generate a 10% commission distributed among independent booksellers, and Hardcover Cook also earns a small commission.

Why are your books so much more expensive than Amazon?

We do our best to be competitive by offering free shipping with a minimum purchase of $85 and offer discounts when we can.

Can I preorder unreleased books?

YES! More to come soon!


Can I include a gift message with my order?

Yes, fill out the “Gift Message” box on the checkout page, and we’ll print your message on a 4” x 6” card and include it with your order.

Help! I need a gift, what should I buy?

There are three great options when looking for gifts:

The Hardcover Cook Subscription Box—this ships four times a year at $85 per box (shipping included). If you’d like to pre-pay and limit to a particular time frame (say, two boxes sent over 6 months), send us an email (support@hardcovercook.com) and well create a custom order for you.

Cookbook + Ingredient Bundles—carefully curated cookbook and product pairings to help you cook through the book. We offer a rotating selection.

Gift Card—buy a gift card to let your recipient choose their own gift. You can customize the message and send it via email, Facebook messenger, or print out a gift certificate.

How do I send gift cards?

When purchasing a gift card, you’ll have the option to customize the message and image to send to your recipient. You’ll have the option to send your gift via email, Facebook messenger, or print out a gift certificate.


How do I earn rewards?

Refer friends and earn rewards. Give them a promo code for $5 off, and you’ll receive $5 credit for every new customer who places an order. Sign up for an account and get your reward link by clicking on the Hardcover Cook icon in the lower-right corner of your screen.

How can I check my credit balance + redeem rewards?

Log in, click and navigate to the account icon in the top right corner. Click on “My orders” and find the store credit menu. You’ll be able to access your account balance and get your personalized code to copy and paste at check out. Any outstanding balance will remain in your account. You can also use this menu to keep track of new promo codes and gift cards.


Product and book recommendations should be sent to: tips@hardcovercook.com.

Contact us for any reason at support@hardcovercook.com.