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One-off Authors & Book About Books Bargain Book Box ON306
  • Product ID: ON306
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One-off Authors & Book About Books Bargain Book Box ON306

$100.00 $662.00
Buy more than 1 Book Box and get 5% off with code BOX-5.

Introducing Book Grocer’s One Off Book Boxes: each Book Box made up of a unique selection of books and only one of its kind. One of them caught your eye? We recommend snapping them up quick, because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend (or yourself, because at Book Grocer we believe in “treating yourshelf”), these are the Book Boxes you’re after.

Each One Off Book Box includes an assortment of books handpicked by our Book Box curator. Prepare to explore new reads and authors.

Please note that there will be overlaps in books between One Off Bargain Book Boxes and we are unable to accommodate to swap requests.

The 17 Books in this box are:

  1. Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature By: Shelley DeWees ISBN: 9780062394620 RRP$ 27.99
  2. What to Read and Why By: Francine Prose ISBN: 9780062397867 RRP$ 39.99
  3. Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time By: Garry Wills ISBN: 9780300212716 RRP$ 44.99
  4. Language of Passion: Selected Commentary By: Mario Vargas Llosa ISBN: 9780312422547 RRP$ 19.95
  5. The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths, and Their Year of Marvels By: Adam Nicolson ISBN: 9780374200213 RRP$ 49.99
  6. The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables By: Professor of French Studies David Bellos (University of Manchester) ISBN: 9780374223236 RRP$ 39.99
  7. The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound By: Daniel Swift ISBN: 9780374284046 RRP$ 39.99
  8. Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008 By: Nadine Gordimer ISBN: 9780393066289 RRP$ 75.95
  9. How to Read Sade By: John Phillips ISBN: 9780393328226 RRP$ 32.25
  10. Shakespeare in a Divided America By: James Shapiro ISBN: 9780571338894 RRP$ 22.99
  11. The William H. Gass Reader By: William H Gass ISBN: 9781101874745 RRP$ 59.99
  12. More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales By: Robert Bly ISBN: 9781250158192 RRP$ 39.99
  13. Why Homer Matters: A History By: Adam Nicolson ISBN: 9781627791793 RRP$ 39.99
  14. The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy By: Daniel Kalder ISBN: 9781627793421 RRP$ 39.99
  15. Mark Twain By: Kevin J. Hayes ISBN: 9781780239743 RRP$ 29.99
  16. Speak, Nabokov By: Michael Maar ISBN: 9781844674374 RRP$ 32.99
  17. Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales From a Year in Literature By: Jon Sutherland ISBN: 9781848312470 RRP$ 24.99
  • Format: One-Off Box
  • Tags: bargain box, Literary theory, nonfictionbox, oneoffbox
  • Barcode: ON306
  • 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. We have a separate website for New Zealand customers which can be found here.

    NB. Occasionally we open up a shipping window to allow New Zealand customers to order from the Australian website, and have their order shipped in the next shipping container.  Details of our shipping window can be found in our blog

    Shipping Costs

    Please see the table below for your shipping rate:

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



    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.

    Pickup from our Bourke, Spencer and Northcote stores could take up to 1 week to receive your order. 

    Pickup from our Newcastle and Majura stores could take up to 2 weeks to receive your order.

    Pickup from our Tullamarine Warehouse your order will be ready the next business day.

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

    Wondering about what happened to our previous Free Shipping policy? Our reasons for making this change can be found here

    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.

    Please note that we will assess damages and any returns/refunds are at our discretion.  Full information about damage criteria can be found here.

    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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