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Mystery Bargain Box
  • Product ID: HIB46
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Mystery Bargain Box

Our most famous Book Box. Free Shipping. Plus a free Book Bag.
Purchase more than one Book Box and receive 5% off.

For a limited time, our Black Friday Book Box is now available, and it's even better value than our Mystery Box, with 30 books for $100.  Purchase it here. 

Surprise me! This is the Book Box you've heard so much about.  Our EOFY mystery box proved so popular that we have decided to make it into a permanent feature on our website. This box contains 25 books selected from our full range plus a FREE book bag. 

This box will include both fiction and non-fiction, across a broad range of categories. The fiction titles could include crime fiction, literature, romance and/or other fiction genres, and the non-fiction selection will also cover a range of categories (but not Children's or YA).  The box will also contain a blank notebook. 

***NB.  We can't guarantee that the box will be half fiction, half non-fiction - you might end up with 1/3 fiction, 2/3 non-fiction - a lot depends on what we have in stock at the moment.  If you really love fiction, we recommend one of our Fiction Bargain Boxes instead. 

Looking for something like this, but would rather choose your genre? No worries, just have a browse of our Bargain Boxes in your chosen category - we're adding more all the time. 

*** Please note. Some of the books in our Mystery Boxes may have a price sticker on them.  They are not used books - the sticker just means they have previously been in a book store ***

  • Format: Bargain Box
  • Tags: bargain box, gift, Mystery, school
  • Barcode: HIB46
  • Please note that some books may be Remainder Marked
  • We offer free shipping Australia-wide on all orders $50 and above.  This includes all our Book Boxes.  We also offer FREE instore pickup at any of our Book Grocer stores around Australia.

    Currently we do not ship outside Australia.

    Shipping Times

    For $10 Shipping Australia-wide: 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 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 108 reviews
    Michelle Standing
    Christmas Suprise.

    I have wrapped each book and I am opening one per day during December with my daughter each day. As I was wrapping each book I was delighted by the variety contained in the mystery box. Thank you so much.

    Jordan Drumgold
    Great price

    Fantastic assortment of books to broaden my horizons

    Zuo Yang

    Mystery Bargain Box

    Jo Willott
    Fantastic Selection!

    I am going to thoroughly enjoy the wide selection of books. This was an outstanding purchase. I am excited!!

    Kim Reardon
    Mystery Box

    Fantastic! A great variety of fiction and nonfiction. I joked to my daughter and seven year old granddaughter, as I opened the box, that anything I didn’t like would be stocking fillers (granddaughter asked if I could put “Serpentine “ in her stocking - a beautiful photographic book of snakes). However, these books won’t be going anywhere for a while at least. Such a great range - cook books, mindfulness colouring book, biographies, directories, historical fiction and more. Thanks Book Grocer! I will definitely order this again.

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