Our Story

Cameron Allen grew up an avid reader, always being surrounded by and immersed within stories. At the age of fourteen, he decided to follow his entrepreneurial curiosity and turn his passion of reading into a monthly book subscription service. In December of 2017, Cameron's once far-fetched idea launched into action. He went to his parents, Mike and Melissa, with spreadsheets detailing box curations and start-up expenses asking for their input and advice (both who have immense business knowledge). 

After much research, they decided to jump on board and support Cameron's dream of running a business revolving around his love of books. What started off as a part-time endeavor in the Allen's basement has grown into a full-time, 24/7 business (Mike even had to convert pole barn space on the property into a larger packing center for the boxes).

Cameron handles customer support inquiries, publisher and agent communication and box curation, Mike handles shipping logistics and Beacon's financials and Melissa provides legal assistance. It is truly a small, family-run business as Cameron's sister, Faith, also assists with the box packing process. All curation, packing and shipping is performed onsite at the "Beacon Bunker" in Michigan, United States.

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In addition to the Allen family, Team Beacon also includes a small group of highly-talented individuals.

A note to everyone: We created this business to provide literary enjoyment and excitement to you and your family.  Being avid readers, we truly understand the enjoyment of cuddling up with an awesome new book, using the exciting items included and being able to discover authors and novels whom you may not have heard of.

Meet Team Beacon

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Michael Allen

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President

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Cameron Allen

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Founder, Box Curator, Customer Support

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Liz Heaven

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Graphic Designer

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Nicole Dumas

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Social Media Coordinator