What Is ParnassusNext?

ParnassusNext is a monthly subscription box of the best new young adult books, curated by the experts at Parnassus Books. Always first edition hardcover books. Always signed by the author.

Who is it for?

ParnassusNext is perfect for the kind of YA reader you are: You love a great story, you can’t forget a character, and you’re so in-the-know about what’s good that your friends ask you what they should read next. Your personal library is your custom-curated collection of the best reads and a who's-who of fantastic authors. For you, it's all about the book.

What's in the box?

Each month, you’ll receive one beautifully packaged young adult book. No filler. And not just any book: a first edition, brand-new release, signed by the author. The books are carefully selected by the YA experts at Parnassus Books, who have years of bookstore experience and great relationships with authors and publishers.

Our selections have gone on to become New York Times bestsellers, been adapted into blockbuster movies, and have received tons of critical acclaim. They've been National Book Award nominees, New York Times Notable Books of the Year, made the Carnegie Medal short list, and have received about a zillion starred reviews. Our track record is full of books that became the must-have, everyone’s-talking-about-it, how-did-we-ever-live-without-it extraordinary YA reads. So yeah, that book you unwrap each month -- it's going to be big, we're pretty sure.

Click here to see a complete list of our past selections, including our most recent selection.

Always signed? Really?

Really. We get the books straight from the first printing; the author writes their name in your copy; we ship it to you; and you add another signed first edition to your personal library. Every month. 

Okay, how do I sign up?

Just sign up below for your subscription and choose whether you'd like 3, 6, or 12 months of books. You can also sign up to be billed monthly, for as long as you like. We use your billing information to bill you at the time of each mailing for only the cost of the book plus $6 for shipping. No membership fee. Absolutely no add-on costs. Then you just sit back and watch for the mail! If you choose to pick up your box in the store, we'll scratch the shipping cost. We'll hold your box for up to two weeks, after which time we'll charge your account the $6 and ship it to you.

Where do you ship to?

We can ship pretty much anywhere! Email us at if you have questions about international shipping.

How much does it cost?

Two types of subscriptions are available. Subscribers can choose from a prepaid 3, 6, or 12 month plan, or choose to be billed on an ongoing, monthly basis. Prepaid plans are available for $75 for 3 months; $150 for 6 months; or $300 for a full year of books. Prices per month for ongoing subscriptions are as follows: In-Store Pickup - $19.75, In-State Shipping - $25.75, Out-of-State Shipping - $24.50, Shipping to Canada - $38.50. International Shipping - $43.50. Sales tax and shipping is built into the cost of prepaid plans.

Can I buy a gift subscription?

Absolutely! Click here to purchase a ParnassusNext gift subscription for 3, 6, or 12 months.

Is there a return policy?

We think you'll love each new book, but if you don't, you can always return a selection within two weeks of receiving it.

I would like to review your box on my blog!

Awesome! We’d love for you to share your review with us. Send a link to when it’s posted.

I have other questions.

Send us an email at, or call the store and talk to a real, live person! Our phone number is 615-953-2243, and we'd love to talk.

Ready to sign up? Use the form below to sign up for an ongoing subscription to be billed on a monthly basis, or keep scrolling down to purchase a three, six, or twelve month subscription.

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