Illumicrate started life as a quarterly subscription box, and we're proud that we were the first UK book subscription box! We launched in the summer of 2015, and our very first box was November 2015. We now offer 2 monthly subscriptions: a full box subscription and a book only subscription which features the books included in our monthly boxes.

We also offer special editions, both full boxes focused on a particular author or fandom and a range of special edition book offerings as well. We also hold virtual signings and in 2019 we launched our Debut Boxes, showcasing new debut authors. In 2021 we launched Afterlight, which started as a quarterly romance subscription box, moving to bi-monthly in 2023.