Main Point Books' Monthly Book by Mail

2017 First Editions Club Selections

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel Cover Image
The Impossible Fortress: A Novel Cover Image
Swimming Lessons Cover Image

Main Point Books has the ultimate gift for the reader in your life -- even if the recipient is yourself! Whether you love reading, collecting books, or simply the idea of a surprise in novel form, you should consider joining Main Point Books’s Monthly Book by Mail, launched in January 2017. Membership is the perfect gift for yourself, or other readers in your life.

Members will receive twelve newly published books of fiction – one each month. The selections are newly published works chosen for appeal to our readers, potential collectability and with an eye to regional writing that deserves to be highlighted. Scroll down to check out the selections so far!

We choose books we truly love.  Each one will be a book we have enjoyed reading; a book we appreciate as a beautiful object; a book we think is important and valuable; a book we want to share with you. Like you, we here at Main Point Books are avid readers who treasure good writing, well crafted stories and books that engage on multiple levels. When possible the books will be signed first editions.

Membership is free. All you pay is the publisher's list price on the book ($26 - $30 on average per month) plus a flat shipping charge of $5. You may also choose to pick up your selection each month at Main Point Books with no additional shipping charge. You will only be charged when the book is shipped or ready for you to pick up.

Memberships make great gifts! Whether you give to it a spouse who treasures books, a new college graduate, or to that special bibliophile friend, it's a unique gift that will be appreciated every month. You may choose to give a gift membership for six months, one year, or indefinitely, and you may cancel the membership at any time. Main Point Books also offers free gift wrapping, provided at your request.

It’s easy to get started, just call the store at (484) 580-6978 and we will get you ready to go and answer any additonal questions you may have. Or, click on the link below to sign up online:



  • Do I have to provide my credit card number? Yes. In order to efficiently manage this program, Main Point Books requires that all members provide a credit card number upon sign-up. Your card number will be stored securely.
  • What if I don't want a certain month's selection? Members may refuse up to two (2) books in a calendar year. To refuse a selection, members must respond within ten days to the title announcement email. You can cancel anytime.
  • I’m signed up to pick up my books in the store. What happens if I forget to retrieve my book? Main Point Books will hold books that are marked for pickup at the bookstore for three weeks. At that time, we will charge you the flat shipping rate and ship the books to your home.
  • Still have questions? Please give us a call at the store (484-580-6978) and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.