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Book Buyer's Choice Bargain Box
  • Product ID: HIB200
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Book Buyer's Choice Bargain Box

Purchase more than one Book Box and receive 5% off.

To celebrate our 200th Bargain Book Box - the Book Buyer's Choice. 

A note from Karl, our Book Buyer:  This box is somewhat different to the usual themed boxes.  The selection of books in this box reflect some of the books I have recently read and enjoyed or have placed on my ever growing 'must read pile'.  

These books range from the fabulous cookbook Palomar, where I was meant to have lunch last March during the London Book Fair (cancelled thanks to COVID) to Roberto Saviano's courageous book Zerozerozero (having tackled the Camorra in Gomorrah he now takes on the world cocaine trade).  There are also books on science, biography and some great novels. 

I hope you enjoy these books as much as I do.

- Karl (The Book Grocer Book Buyer)

The 20 books in this box are:

  1. The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species By: Carlos Magdalena ISBN: 9780385543613
  2. Napoleon: A Life By: Andrew Roberts ISBN: 9780143127857
  3. The North Water By: Ian McGuire ISBN: 9781627795944
  4. Zerozerozero: Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World. By: Roberto Saviano ISBN: 9781594205507
  5. Red & White: An unquenchable thirst for wine By: Oz Clarke ISBN: 9781408710166
  6. The Palomar Cookbook By: The Palomar ISBN: 9781784720995
  7. Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements By: Matt Wilkinson ISBN: 9780465065721
  8. Paris Echo By: Sebastian Faulks ISBN: 9781250305657
  9. Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works And What We Can Learn From It By: David Crouch ISBN: 9781788701563
  10. Infernal Library By: Daniel Kalder ISBN: 9781250181602
  11. Cultured: How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome By: Katherine Harmon Courage ISBN: 9781101905289
  12. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible By: A J Jacobs ISBN: 9780743291484
  13. The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors By: Dan Jones ISBN: 9780143108962
  14. The Little Drummer Girl (Movie Tie-In): A Novel By: John le Carre ISBN: 9780143134206
  15. David and Goliath: Underdogs By: Malcolm Gladwell ISBN: 9780316204378
  16. Annihilation: A Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition By: Jeff VanderMeer ISBN: 9780374537159
  17. Autumn By: Karl Ove Knausgaard ISBN: 9780399563300
  18. The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I By: Nancy Goldstone ISBN: 9780316524001
  19. Less By: Andrew Sean Greer ISBN: 9780316316132
  20. Tyrannosaurus Sue: The Extraordinary Saga of the Largest By: Steve Fiffer ISBN: 9780716740179
  • Format: Bargain Box
  • Tags: bargain box, fiction, gift, History, lifestyle, non-fiction
  • Barcode: HIB200
  • Please note that some books may be Remainder Marked
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    Interstate stores could take up to 3 weeks to receive the book you have ordered. 

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    Change of Mind - Remainder Marks

    Generally we do not accept returns due to a change of mind. 

    Our books are remainders which means that they occasionally have a texta mark at the base of the book.  This is one reason our prices are so low.  Unfortunately we cannot accept returns for books that are marked in this way. 

    Change of Mind - Mystery Boxes

    We do not generally provide a change-of-mind refund simply because a Mystery Box contains books you are not interested in.  Any refunds we may give will be on a discretionary basis and will depend on the box being shipped back to us. You would be required to pay return shipping for your box.

    Mystery Box - Important to Read:  We do our best to ensure that our Mystery Boxes contain books selected from a wide range of categories.  (Aside from specific Mystery Boxes such as YA Mystery, of course).  As such, you're almost certainly not going to love all the books.  However, they are about $3 each, so can be re-gifted, used for craft, used to bulk out your collection, saved for a hobby you don't yet have... it's up to you!

    We will, however, provide you with a refund for any duplicates of the same title in a Mystery (or any) Box.  Please send a photograph with your email.  The refund is calculated as a proportion of the number of books in the box. 

    If you are concerned you might not like the books in a Mystery Box, we strongly encourage you to try one of our category boxes instead - which have the full book list published in the description.  

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    Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards. 


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