Fantastic Firsts Monthly Book Subscription

Mysterious Galaxy's Fantastic Firsts program is our subscription book club that brings you new and exciting reads each month at a 20% discount. It's easy! pick your favorite genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy (hardcover or paperback), Young Adult, Mystery, or Cozy and receive an awesome read each month! We can ship it to your door or you can pick it up in store. 

Our strong relationships in the industry and the community bring authors into our store and provide advance access to the best forthcoming titles across all genres. Many of our Fantastic Firsts have gone on to win major awards, been selected as #1 Indie Next Picks, and appeared on annual “Best of” lists from The New York Times to Publishers Weekly. We are pleased to offer author appearances and signed copies whenever possible!


How It Works: To be added to the book club simply let a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller know you're interested in joining. That’s it! You’ll start receiving a Fantastic First E-Newsletter once a month, as well as a reminder call or email to come into the store and pick up your book or have it shipped to you. Give us a call at 858.268.4747, email us at mgbooks [@] mystgalaxy . com, or come on into the store and talk to any bookseller.


Payment Options:

                      1. Month by Month: You can pay for the book each month when you pick it up in the   

                                                        store or you can pay over the phone via credit card if your book

                                                        is being shipped to you. For ease we can keep your credit card on file

                                                        and charge it after you confirm you'd like the book so that you

                                                        don't have to provide your payment information every month.    


                       2. Pre - Payment: We can keep your credit card on file and automatically bill you for         

                                                      the book and shipping each month. With this option you won’t get                       

                                                      a reminder call each month, your book will simply be shipped right  

                                                      to your door. (*This option is only available to members having their  

                                                      books shipped to them.)  


                        3. Month Bundle: This is a great gift option for someone and includes the cost of    

                                                       shipping! For the set prices listed below the member will get a

                                                       book each month for three months (3 books total).

  • Science Fiction/Fantasy or Mystery Hardcover Subscription  = $68.99
  • Young Adult Hardcover Subscription Subscription  = $49.99
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy Trade Paperback Subscription  = $31.99
  • Cozy Mysteries (Paperback) Subscription = $25.99                                                        

Skipping a Month?: As a member of the Fantastic Firsts book club you are agreeing to buy the selected book each month, but if for some reason you don’t want to receive a book one month you can skip. We encourage you to read a book even if it seems like something you wouldn’t typically pick out for yourself and if you see a book from one of the other genres that calls your name you can get that one instead!

We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to share the local indie bookstore experience you know and love with friends and family outside of the community!


This Month's Fantastic Firsts! 

Science Fiction/ Fantasy

"Tom Miller’s The Philosopher’s Flight is a wonderfully engaging alternative history, in which the great technological and political exploits of early 20th century America were accomplished by magic instead of science, and by women instead of men."

- Bookseller David

Young Adult 

I quite simply loved this book. There is a graceful timelessness to it that captures a beautiful world filled with well-imagined characters. There is forbidden romance, revenge, war, and scheming, but all done with such a delicate hand that envelopes you in the story as you fall in love with it."

- Bookseller Constance


"Delightful A fun whodunit full of New England coastal charm and characters who feel like friends. Warm humor, a delectable plot, and clever sleuthing will keep you turning the pages." --Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries


"The Mitford Murders is an engaging Downton Abbey/Agatha Christie mash-up set in the famous Mitford household in post-WWI Britain. It features the real-life unsolved murder of a war nurse who was the goddaughter of Florence Nightingale. A plucky young nursery maid, a railway policeman, and the eldest Mitford daughter, Nancy, team up to investigate the perplexing murder."

- Bookseller Kim



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