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Book Subscriptions | Books by the Year or Half Year

We are pleased to offer a variety of monthly and bi-monthly (once every 2 months) book programs that you can purchase for yourself or some other lucky person. You will have an initial choice of hardcover and softcover, signed first editions, and all genres to choose from. We will create a custom reading profile with you or the person you have chosen, and throughout the year we will choose books and mail them directly to you or the person you have chosen (unless you would like to pick them up in the store).

The recipient of the gift (which might be you!) can look forward to...

A letter explaining the year in books and a card signed with the gift-giver’s name
This link to a custom reading profile survey to help choose genres, round out reading taste, and allow us to further tailor the experience, or an email address the recipient can write to with some questions, or we will call the recipient and ask questions over the phone-- you can choose
Every book will be in a protective mailer and sent USPS or through another major carrier and arrive promptly.


Merritt Bookstore: A Year In Books


Hardcover Fiction / Non-Fiction / mix of both 

$400 a year click to purchase  / $200 a half year click to purchase (specify 6 months in a row or bi-monthly)


Paperback Fiction / Non Fiction / mix of both

$240 a year / $120 a half year (specify 6 months in a row or bi-monthly)


Children’s hardcover fiction (indicate age of child upon purchase)

$280 a year click to purchase / $140 a half year click to purchase (specify 6 months in a row or bi-monthly)


Baby Books (you will let us know the age of the child at the start of the gift and we will progress accordingly)

$160 a year  click to purchase / $80 a half year (specify 6 months in a row or bi-monthly)


6 Baking and/or Cookbooks (6 for the year, sent roughly every other month)

$300 click to purchase


These are rates for books published in the US with domestic shipping charges.

For international orders, other rates will apply.

If you have another idea for a customized gift list, let us know!

 You can also order by calling the store 845 677 5857 to gift a year of books to yourself or a friend.


"...anything commissioned to a particular specification. Goods may be altered or tailored to the customs, tastes, or usage of the individual...".


While the word has enjoyed a long life of being associated with clothing, we are pleased to join other booksellers across the globe by offering bespoke services to our readers.