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What is Food for the Worm?

Food for the Worm is a monthly middle grade book subscription service that delivers a new read and bookish surprises to your doorstep.

What age is Food for the Worm best for?

Food for the Worm books are geared towards middle grade readers, generally 8-13 year olds. Our books mostly range between 200 and 400 pages. To get an idea of our book choices, check out our past boxes page.

Is Food for the Worm better for boys or girls?

We choose books and items that work well for both boys and girls. As a result, we have a roughly equal number of boy and girl subscribers.

What does a Food for the Worm box include?

A Food for the Worm box will include a copy of a middle grade novel, various items relating to the book, and/or bookish things, as well as a prepackaged food item or recipe.

How much does Food for the Worm cost?

Our box price is $22 each for delivery, $30 for shipping.

I can’t find my bookmark. Where is it?

Have you checked your book? If you can’t find it there, feel free to email us.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, just click the link at the bottom of the Subscribe page. This will take you to a Google Form. Once you’ve filled out and submitted your Google Form, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.

When does my Food for the Worm box arrive?

Our Food for the Worm delivery customers receive their boxes on the first Saturday of each month. We ship our boxes to shipping customers sometime during the first week of the month.

How do deliveries work?

Sometime during the first Saturday of the month, your box will be delivered. Greta or one of her sisters will drop the box on your doorstep.

How do I cancel Food for the Worm?

To cancel, simply email us at You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.

How do I pay for Food for the Worm?

We accept Paypal and Venmo.

How do I return my box?

We do not accept returns or refunds. If you wish to cancel a box, please do so before the 20th of the month.

What if I already own the book?

Although we try to not include super popular books, there always is a possibility that you may already have the book. If so, we are extremely sorry. Feel free to donate the book to a Little Free Library as we do not accept returns.

What about gifting Food for the Worm?

If you would like to give Food for the Worm as a gift, we are more than happy to include a personalized note to the recipient.

I’m interested in signing up, but there are no spots currently available. What do I do?

If we’re sold out, please message us with your email address. You’ll be added to the wait list and will be alerted via email when a spot opens up.

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