Book Box

819 reviews

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Convenient moving boxes for small, heavy items. Order a few book boxes for those last-minute items that need to be packed. Meets UPS and FedEx shipping requirements.

  • Perfect for books and other heavy items.
  • Holds up to 65 lbs.
  • Box dimensions: 12“ x 12“ x 12“ (W x L x H), 1.0 cu/ft
  • Edge Crush Test (ECT): 32
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Book Box Reviews (819)

5 out of 5 stars with 819 reviews

Ellen L.

Recommends this product

would have liked slightly larger but I have many hardcover books so it likely was best size to accommodate without making the box too heavy.

Catherine P.

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Would be even better if these boxes had handles.

David V.

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Wish it had the holes for handles

David V.

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Wish it had the holes for handles

Jimmy U.

My uhaul order arrived 2 days later my Million dollar home that is for sale is infested with 100s of flies that came from my shipment. It had prevented at least one buyer 52902613-14EF-4A69-8D6E-C53036330EC8

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Approx. how many books fit in a book box? Why is a book box better to use than a small box?

–Betty 8/26/2019 3:08:09 PM

Hey, Betty! The answer to your question varies depending on the sizes of the books. If you're packing mostly small, paperback books, you can probably fit somewhere between 15-20 books. If you're packing larger, hardback books, probably somewhere between 10-15. Book Boxes are great for packing books since their size keeps you from overloading the box and making it too heavy to carry. Small boxes also work great for books! I hope that is helpful.

–Savannah 8/27/2019 8:17:46 AM

Are these new boxes or used?

–Katy 6/1/2019 3:52:58 PM

Hi, Katy! We only sell new, unused boxes. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 6/3/2019 1:22:54 PM

Does the book box meet USPS shipping standards? Thanks

–Catherine 4/4/2019 3:33:17 PM

Hello, Catherine! Yes, our book box meets USPS shipping standards. Thank you!

–Savannah 4/5/2019 7:48:07 AM

How many book boxes are packaged together?

–Steve 3/30/2019 4:01:11 PM

Hi, Steve! Our book boxes are sold individually, not in bundles or packs. When you add 1 quantity to your cart, that is 1 book box. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 4/1/2019 9:50:58 AM

Are the boxes heavy duty?

–Cynthia A Wright 12/31/2018 7:23:22 PM

Hi, Cynthia! Our book boxes are single-walled with an ECT of 32 and a maximum weight limit of 65 pounds. Thanks for asking!

–Savannah 1/2/2019 8:42:53 AM

Do you have extra heavy or thick walled boxes? Need to protect a taxidermy bison head for shipping.

–Wayne 8/20/2018 8:30:21 AM

We are going to be using a moving truck company to move across country. Are the boxes strong enough to be stacked several boxes high on top of each other and not collapse?

–Cheryl 6/25/2018 2:57:45 PM

Hey, Cheryl! Yes, our moving boxes are designed to be stacked on top of each other. We recommend putting the heavier, larger boxes at the bottom of the stack and not stacking more than 5 boxes high. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 6/26/2018 7:58:44 AM

LP vinyl records are 12-1/2 inches square. These boxes are a little too small for them. The 12-3/4 x 12-5/8 x 16-1/2 inches are too big for these heavy items. What size box do you recommend for these records?

–Bill 6/7/2018 2:10:01 PM

Hi, Bill! Our Small Moving Box works perfectly for LP vinyl records. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 6/7/2018 3:14:16 PM

There are no directions, how do I make it useful, what flap goes over what flap?

–Janet Hall 5/15/2018 10:41:30 PM

Hi, Janet! Since the Book Box is a perfect cube, it doesn't matter which flaps are folded in first. Fold in 2 flaps that are opposite each other first and then follow by folding in the two remaining flaps and taping those down. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 5/16/2018 7:25:29 AM

I am in Commerce City Colorado 80022 and I need to return some unused U-Haul boxes where's my nearest location please?

–Kelly Doty 3/30/2018 8:53:06 AM

I've been looking on "how to pack ..." websites, and several say pack books close but not tight, as this will cause books to bend. What's the difference between close & tight? Do you know? Thanks for the help.

–Molly Marseglia 3/12/2018 8:25:58 PM

Hi, Molly! Books should not be crammed as tightly as possible because it could cause pages and covers to get damaged. It is better to pack books closely together but not so close that they smash into one another. A little bit of space between books will prevent damage. Also, it helps to pack alike books together, i.e. put heavy, tougher books at the bottom of the box and then put fragile, paperback books on top of those. I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 3/13/2018 11:27:27 AM

Most of my books are large, hardback books, but different sizes & widths. If I pack large & smaller books together, doesn't that create great gaps? Can I add a few small & paperback books to fill in gaps, as long as it doesn't go over 65 pounds? I have the small size boxes to use.

–Molly Marseglia 3/12/2018 8:21:46 PM

Hello, Molly! As long as the contents of the box do not surpass its 65-pound capacity you can fill the open gaps with smaller books. Thank you!

–Savannah 3/13/2018 11:01:59 AM

What is the thickness of the walls? What is the outer dimension of the box?

–Devayani 12/9/2017 5:57:14 PM

Hey, Devayani! Although our the thickness of our boxes varies, the book box is about 1/8" thick. This means that the outer dimensions of the book box are about 12-1/8" x 12-1/8" x 12-1/8". I hope that is helpful!

–Savannah 12/14/2017 3:07:38 PM

Approximate no of books per box

–Carol Dale 8/2/2017 8:05:11 PM

Hi, Carol! The answer to your question really depends on the sizes of the books you want to pack in this box. My best estimate would be 15-30 books. I managed to fit about 20 standard size novels into one box (each book being about 200-300 pages).

Of course, if you buy more book boxes than you end up needing, you can always return them to a U-Haul center (as long as they're unused and you have your receipt).

–Savannah 8/4/2017 7:17:07 AM

Hi - I see that answers to other questions say the only difference between small and book boxes are the handles on the small box. Is that true? It seems, then, that I am better off buying small boxes for my books instead of book boxes??

–KT 5/9/2017 5:08:51 PM

Hi, KT! Although the gross weight limit for both our Book Box and our Small Moving Box is the same, the dimensions of the Book Box are actually smaller than the Small Moving Box. So, it really depends how big you want the box to be when choosing between the two. I hope that's helpful!

–Savannah 5/24/2017 1:12:16 PM

can I buy just 1 box/

–jake 5/16/2016 1:07:28 PM

Yes, you can buy a single box.

–Joseph 5/16/2016 3:10:21 PM

Why was I charged a higher price for boxes picked up at a location, when they are listed on the website at a lower price?

–Roy 1/8/2016 11:27:52 AM

Our online prices and in store prices may vary. If you are online and chose the pick up in store option and select a specific location, the page will show you pricing for that exact store.

–Joseph 1/8/2016 12:13:21 PM

Do you sell 12×12×8 boxes

–Wanda 1/5/2016 10:15:57 AM

No, I'm sorry, we do not.

We have a 12x12x6 and a 12x12x12, if one of those options will work.

–Joseph 1/5/2016 4:10:43 PM

if i bought this book box in quantity is there a volume discount (25+)if so how much it will be

–marie 10/17/2015 2:05:28 PM

No, we're sorry, but there are only bundle discounts on small, medium, large and extra-large boxes.

–Joseph 10/19/2015 10:49:47 AM

What are the dimensions of the smallest box you sell ? 12x 12 x 12 is the smallest I see for sale. I need 10x 10x 10x boxes.

–Marilyn Ladd 8/21/2015 11:30:39 AM

We sell a 10" x 10" x 10" box here. We also have smaller boxes here.

–Joseph 8/28/2015 3:37:18 PM

If I'm renting a truck from you, do you charge for boxes?

–Holly Whiting 5/28/2015 9:06:11 PM

Yes, if you are renting a U-Haul truck, you will still have to pay for moving supplies.

–Joseph 5/29/2015 10:05:10 AM

Do you have a better price per box if I buy in bulk, maybe 25+ or 50+?

–Tom 5/28/2015 7:03:02 PM

We do not offer bundle pricing for the Book Box.

We do offer 25+ bundle pricing on our Small Box if that is an acceptable substitute.

–Joseph 5/29/2015 10:06:12 AM

Are these boxes approved for USPS media mail shipment?

–Elizabeth 5/19/2015 7:35:30 PM

This box is approved for standard shipping through USPS, however you will have to check with USPS regarding media mail. Thank you!

–Joseph 5/28/2015 10:18:26 AM

Does this box fit heavy text books?

–Ange 4/26/2015 12:58:23 PM

Yes, this box is perfect for books as long as they are smaller than 12" x 12" x 12".

–Joseph 4/27/2015 9:27:04 AM

Are book boxes sized to fit old-school vinyl records, or do you have boxes specifically for records?

–vinyl fan 4/21/2015 11:57:39 AM

If your records are 12" x 12" or smaller they will fit in the Book Box.

The Small U-Haul Box may be a good alternative as well. We do not have boxes that are made specifically for vinyl records.

–Joseph 4/22/2015 9:57:57 AM

Are these strong enough for shipping boxes by mail?

–mover 3/12/2015 11:26:14 PM

They absolutely are! All U-Haul boxes are durable enough to ship by mail. Thank you.

–Joseph 3/13/2015 9:38:48 AM

Do these boxes have handles and how much would I've Overly costs be for 24-30 boxes

–Kate 2/19/2015 9:12:12 AM

Hi Kate, the Book Box does not have handles. I am unsure of what you are asking in the second part of your question, could you rephrase? Thank you.

–Joseph 2/20/2015 4:21:24 PM

Can you tell me what flute these boxes are?

–Tana 2/19/2015 9:05:58 AM

Tana, the Book Box is a C flute box. Thank you.

–Joseph 2/20/2015 4:19:42 PM

how many books in one box?

–JP 12/26/2014 11:27:44 AM

If you are asking how many books this box will hold, that would depend on the size of the books. Please call us at 1.866.277.6855

–Ronald 12/26/2014 11:40:54 AM

How much weight are these boxes designed to carry?

–Yaapchick 12/9/2014 7:24:48 PM

Max weight 65 lbs.

–Ronald 12/10/2014 8:00:45 AM

How many boxes you get for a dollar and $1.25

–Mary 11/29/2014 4:43:20 PM

The retail price of this box is $1.25 each. Thanks.

–Ronald 12/1/2014 8:54:10 AM

Apox how many standard size hard back books fit into 1 book box

–JLT28 8/2/2014 9:13:50 AM

"Because books vary in sizes, the weight limit and size of the box are going to be the most accurate ways to describe what the box can hold. The weight limit is 65 lbs and the size is 12" x 12" x 12"."

–Ronald 8/7/2014 11:19:34 AM

you box dimensions are not labeled. which are L,W,H?

–Charlie 7/28/2014 9:51:22 AM

L = left to right, W = front to back, H = bottom to top. Thanks.

–Ronald 7/28/2014 9:55:13 AM

Other than the measurements and the handles what is the difference between the book box and the small box?

–Julie 6/30/2014 3:47:33 PM

Our box program manager writes: "The differences are the handles, the size, and the design on the box."

–Ronald 7/1/2014 1:13:00 PM

What is the maximum weight of the book box versus the small box?

–Leslie 4/1/2014 6:41:17 AM

Hi, Leslie! Both the book box and the small box hold a maximum weight of 65 pounds. The difference between them is the dimensions and also that the small box has handles. Thanks for your question!

–Savannah 6/7/2017 3:38:43 PM

Are these boxes acid free? Can I safely store books in these for extended periods of time?

–Robert 3/29/2014 8:36:06 PM

Hi, Robert! These boxes are NOT acid free. However, you can safely store books in them for extended periods of time. Make sure to seal it shut with tape to ensure no dust, dirt or debris can enter the box. Thanks for your question!

–Savannah 6/7/2017 3:42:09 PM

besides size, what is the difference between a book box and a small box

–thomas 1/29/2014 8:36:07 AM

The only notable change other than size is that the Small Box has handles.

–Stephen 1/29/2014 8:47:03 AM

Do you sell bubble wrap?

–Karen Harvey 11/27/2013 10:21:57 AM

Yes, we sell bubble packing products. They can be found in our Protective Stuff category.

–Stephen 11/27/2013 10:30:21 AM

Do u still set a bundle of small boxes

–sherri county 11/13/2013 8:24:04 AM

Yes, we offer bundle discount pricing on the Small boxes, but not on the Book Box. We also offer bundle discounts, on our MED, LG and XLG boxes. When on the product page for those products, you'll notice a discount table showing where the price break is (which is also the quantity of the bundle).

–Stephen 11/13/2013 8:35:21 AM

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