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right in time for summer reading: the boxes of books promotion is back!


Filled with vacations and lazy weekends, summer is a big reading season. So, back by popular demand, I’m offering another Boxes of Books promotion!

Many of you have been asking me to do one before the Fourth of July so here you go, my fellow book lovers.

All you have to do to get a big fat box filled with books meant for long flights or chaise lounges is follow these steps:

1. Write a check for at least $20 per box ($13.45 goes to the shipping for a medium flat rate box from the United States Post Office, and the rest will go to a charity to be determined) and make it out to Lois Alter Mark. Readers have always been extremely generous, and contributions have been made to non-profits that support breast cancer research, domestic violence prevention and children in need.

2. Enclose a piece of paper with your name, mailing address and email address. Be sure to tell me which of these genres you prefer (mention as many as you’d like): fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, chick lit, mystery/thriller, cookbooks, self-improvement, biography, crafts, memoir, non-fiction, anything I’ve forgotten. I can’t promise but I always try and often succeed in fulfilling these requests.

3. Put the check and the paper in an envelope addressed to Lois Alter Mark, Midlife at the Oasis, 3525 Del Mar Heights Road #582, San Diego, CA 92130.

Your box will include at least $100 worth of books plus I try to throw in a DVD or whatever other goodies I may have on hand, thanks to my generous publicist friends.

Don’t wait! These boxes go really fast, and it’s so much fun to get one of them in your mailbox. You can also order them for your friends, sisters, daughters, moms, whoever. I can’t tell you how much it makes me smile when you do this. Just remember to include their names and addresses as well, and let me know if there’s anything specific they like. You can include a note for me to stick in their box or I can write one myself. I love love love when you share these with the women in your lives. They make great surprise treats.

Everyone is always happy with their boxes of books — thank you for the nice emails and Facebook posts! — and that makes me especially happy.

Can’t wait to get your orders!


  1. I am going to do this again this year. Of course. I think it’s GREAT! Thanks again.

  2. This sounds amazing. I don’t know how I missed out on this last year!

  3. What an awesome idea. I missed it last year but highly considering it this year!

  4. This is a bookworms kinda box! I love that you do this Lois I might have to get one of these boxes for myself!

  5. What a cool box to get! Passing this on to my sister who is the obsessive reader!

  6. I love to read though I find I don’t ever have enough time to sit down and finish a book. I love that you offer these boxes of books and it may just be what I need to start making time to read again 🙂

  7. Tonya C says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for doing this again this year. I’m sure people love this.

  8. Fabulous idea…but I travel so much, and read so fast, I have to use Kindle! I feel guilty about all the trees cut down for books…they don’t get the wear they used to, though I still do love the smell and feel of a book in my hand.

  9. This is such an amazing idea. When is the cut off date for this promotion?

  10. This is such a fantastic idea!!

  11. I won’t be able to until tonight, but I enjoyed your winter box and, hey, who doesn’t love books for a good cause?

  12. I’m going to have to join this! My little one loves books but she’s getting tired of the ones we have!

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      I don’t have children’s books here, FYI. These are for your own reading time – if you have any!

  13. I’ve been waiting for you to do this offer again. My check is in the mail. Thanks for your generosity, Lois

  14. This sounds like a great idea!
    I normally give my books away but this sounds like it would be more fun.
    How much to ship to Canada?

  15. This is such a cool idea. Is it limited to those living in the USA or are people living internationally also allowed to take part?

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      The flat rate boxes are only for US mailing addresses, sorry. Where do you live? I can check shipping prices.

  16. this is such a great idea. Especially since you all are recycling somw good books in the process

  17. Rachel Sarvey says:

    done! thank you so much!!!

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