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About Us

Alix and Kelly here! When our noses aren't buried in a book (and a pastry), we run this place.  

What is LitJoy Crate all about? 

LitJoy Crate is a simple, creative, and easy way to read more and more often!

BOOKS. We believe in building your personal library, that is how much we care about you. When you subscribe to LitJoy we then become the Beast to your Belle, providing you with carefully selected new-release books all year long! Welcome to your happily ever after.

EXTRAS. What is a book without the accessories to make it come to life? That's like asking, What is a queen without her crown? LitJoy is special because we accessorize your reading experience by including exclusive products to go with the book! These extras make for a magical reading experience. *sprinkles confetti*

COMMUNITY. That's you. Didn't you know we are already book buddies? LitJoy, when it comes down to it, is all about us nerds embracing our exaggerated enthusiasm for fictional worlds and characters! We want to connect with you and to discuss, in complete seriousness, how hot High Fae warriors are. Be our friends at #LitJoyCrate and @LitJoyCrate!

BOOKS = LOVE. At LitJoy we are lucky enough to have thousands of books at our finger tips. As part of our mission to spread the joy of reading we donate books to local charities and also partner with NGOs in quarterly service projects!

More about us...

The concept behind LitJoy Crate started to form in Kelly's mind in mid-2015. Her thought was, wouldn't it be amazing to get a quality book and quality exclusive items delivered to your door? She was right—that would be amazing! When Kelly pitched the idea to Alix, and threw in a couple of dark chocolate candies, LitJoy Crate was born!

As two full-time moms our lives are a chaotic mix of story time, fishy crackers, and 1:00am phone calls about book crushes. We really are a family here at LitJoy and we want to invite you to be a part of our family! 

Meet the Team

Alix Adams, Founder

Alix has always had a passion for good storytelling. Be it a movie, painting, or book, a good story is the way to her heart. Sharing great stories with great people is what motivated her to dive into LitJoy and never look back! At LitJoy Alix is head of marketing, customer relations, rep relations, reads most ARCs, and makes sure that lunch is ordered on shipping day.

Kelly Dearth, Founder

Kelly has a passion (like A LOT of passion) for the details in books, products, and people. She loved the idea of creating an immersive experience for readers and thus LitJoy was born! Here at LitJoy Kelly is head of crate curation. She taps into key themes in the book and finds a way to capture that moment with thoughtful products. Because of her, the story comes to life with each LitJoy Crate!  

Kellie Hall, Chief of Operations

If Kellie were a protagonist, she would be the one with a heart of gold and a subtle sense of humor. She’s one of the kindest and most fun people we know. Here at LitJoy Kellie saves our butts by helping with customer service, finances, shipping, and navigation. Literally she helps us not get lost when driving/traveling and helps us stay afloat as a company.

Stefanie Borys, Digital Strategist

Stefanie, a woman of many talents, is excellent at helping us understand all the things that our brains cannot compute. She is our website designer and programmer, creates our insert layout, is patient enough to explain analytics to us, and makes our emails extra rad. Stefanie is determined to get her husband to read Harry Potter some day and we are her support group for the cause.