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Books About Books and Authors Bargain Book Box 2
  • Product ID: HIB263
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Books About Books and Authors Bargain Book Box 2

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

What could be more fascinating than a box filled with books, about books? Discussing renowned books such as Homer's Odyssey to Orwell's 1984, this box contains 16 titles that will help you discover exactly what makes some books so great. 

This Book Box contains the following 16 titles:

  1. An Odyssey: A Father By: Daniel Mendelsohn ISBN: 9780771057427
  2. The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue By: Frederick Forsyth ISBN: 9780399176074
  3. An Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett By: Helen Smith ISBN: 9780374281120
  4. Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time By: Hilary Spurling ISBN: 9780141030791
  5. Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir By: Hilary Mantel ISBN: 9781250160669
  6. Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder By: Caroline Fraser ISBN: 9781627792769
  7. Selected Letters of William Styron By: William Styron ISBN: 9781400068067
  8. A Short Life of Pushkin By: Robert Chandler ISBN: 9781782273448
  9. The Infernal Library: On Dictators By: Daniel Kalder ISBN: 9781627793421
  10. William Shakespeare: A Companion Guide to His Life & Achievements By: Gill Davies ISBN: 9781849311311
  11. What to Read and Why By: Francine Prose ISBN: 9780062397867
  12. The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People By: Martin Puchner ISBN: 9780812998931
  13. Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread By: Michiko Kakutani ISBN: 9780008421953
  14. Unpacking My Library: Artists and Their Books By: Jo Steffens ISBN: 9780300216981
  15. On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography By: D.J. Taylor ISBN: 9781419738005
  16. What Makes This Book So Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy By: Jo Walton ISBN: 9780765331946
  • Format: Bargain Box
  • Tags: bargain box, Biography, Literary theory, non-fiction
  • Barcode: HIB263
  • Please note that some books may be Remainder Marked
  • We offer Flat Rate Shipping Australia-wide on all orders, no matter how many books you buy. We also offer FREE in-store pickup at any of our Book Grocer stores around Australia.

    Currently we do not ship outside Australia. 

    Our New Zealand website is here.


    Shipping Costs

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     State Shipping Cost (Flat rate)
    VIC, NSW, ACT, SA, TAS and QLD $10
    WA and NT $20


    If you would like to ship items to more than one address, please place separate orders for these items.



    Shipping Time

    We endeavour to process your item(s) within 24/48 business hours. We use a combination of Australia Post (for smaller orders) and a shipping company to deliver your order.  You can expect your items within 4-5 days outside peak (Christmas) season. 

    For in-store pickup: Our warehouse is Melbourne-based. We deliver customer orders to our stores on a regular but somewhat unpredictable schedule. If you are based in Melbourne your order is likely to arrive at your selected store earlier than if you select an interstate in-store pickup option.


    Interstate stores could take up to 3 weeks to receive the book you have ordered. 

    Your chosen store will get in touch with you by email to let you know your book has arrived. 

    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.  

    Damaged or incorrect orders 

    If you have received items that are damaged or incorrect please contact us at help@bookgrocer.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

    Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

    Exceptions / non-returnable items

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


    We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

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