Murphy's Bulk Books

Great preloved books for all ages right to your door every month.

Use code SANSPANTS at checkout to get 20% off your first shipment
Plans as low as $5.00 / month
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • We ship subscription orders from our location in Dayton, Ohio on or before the 4th of every month. You should receive your books in 8 to 10 business days. Subscriptions renew on the 11th of the month following your first order. Orders placed between the 1st and the 11th of the month will renew in the month following your first order.
  • Only ships within United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Kids Book Bag by Murphy's Used Books
The Kid's Book Bag by Murphy's Used Books has all of the greatest books we remember as kids growing up. We have every kind of book bag you can imagine, from Board Books for toddlers, to Leveled Readers, to Bedtime Story Books for Mom and Dad to read to the munchkins before bed. The best part is that every bag of books we sell, we give one away!
  • Hand selected by our amazing staff of booksellers each and every month
  • All books range from good to like new condition and go through rigorous quality control
  • You can easily switch your subscription to any one of our amazing offers prior to the renewal date of your subscription!
  • For every box of books we sell we give one away in our community and around the country.
  • Books are magic! Every book is a chance for your child to find something new in the world :)

Customer Questions (4)

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Q: Are there any options for kids 9-12 age range?Asked by Dania G., June 2020

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Q: Can I get some clarify on how a floppy book is different from a board book. Thanks! Asked by Maile R., April 2020

A floppy book is floppy and a board book is like a board.

by Amanda E., February 2021

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Q: I just noticed my 20% was not applied to the year subscription. How can that be fixed?Asked by Jessica R., September 2021

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Q: The description says: "You can easily switch your subscription between any of our amazing kids books boxes as often as you want". How does that work? Do I send in the box, exchange or order another?Asked by Jan A., December 2020

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Reviews (27)

1st order

Aug 11, 2021
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Taylor B.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 month

Super happy with 1st order. Once it shipped it was here in no time. Hoping to get books closer to my son's age, as he is rather young still. But no complaints!!

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Really liked the books

Jul 09, 2021
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Melissa S.
4 Reviews
Subscribed for 15 days

I bought this as a gift for my 5 year old nephew. He really liked the books, because his aunt gifted them. I really like how you give prompt service, even with my older nephew's books

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Love this Subscription

Jun 16, 2021
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Allison G.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 6 months

We've been really happy with receiving our Murphy's Bulk Books subscription. It is so fun to get a random assortment of books every month! We are signed up for the board books and have a young child (<1). *Note: make sure you read the description when you sign up as it provides guidance on what type of book to request based on the age of the child, etc.* We have received a mix of used books including classics (i.e., Eric Carle) to contemporary (i.e., Frozen-themed books). We've also received a number of education books (i.e., learning words, telling time, different modes of transportation). We've also received some holiday books corresponding to the relevant upcoming holiday.
In the past 6-months of our subscription, we've only received 1 repeat, which I think is pretty exceptional. While some books are for a toddler or older infant, we don't mind at all because we know they will grow into them. The seller provided information on how to get in touch with them and how special requests can be made. We haven't taken advantage of this yet, but I think we'll make a special request for our child's upcoming birthday. While the books are used, the majority we've received have been in excellent quality, and when we have seen one that is a bit more "loved", it's usually a rarer book or a book that would have retailed for a much higher price. We value sustainability in our home and it's nice to know these...

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Happy Bookworm Mom !!

Apr 02, 2020
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Ashley S.
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Subscribed for 7 days

Very pleased I received the package super quickly. I know they offer lots of books online but I grew up reading lots of books and I wanted to share that with my daughter and Murphy’s used books have made that very easy without having to make a trip to the store and the preloved books are in excellent condition and a great variety. My daughter loves all books and I was super excited to see books of all kinds !
We look forward to many more books each month ! Thanks cratejoy for making it easy to search and find Murphy’s Used Books !

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Good, but needs to be more specific

Feb 13, 2021
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Lori P.
1 Review
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 4 months

There was a duplicate book in this shipment, identical to one of the books we received in the last shipment. Also, I wish there were a way to specify likes and dislikes to help with curation. We keep getting princess books and my son hates them.

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Amazing value for such high quality!

Oct 21, 2020
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Angeliq
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

This is an awesome company doing great work both for our children, and for our planet.
My only suggestion is to send less books! The subscription price they charge for these superp quality and beautiful picture books is just too low! Even if you send half the number of books I think this subscription would still be an incredible value. I don't need 5 new books a month, but I love this company's mission so I keep the subscription going and just donate the excess books to my son's school.
Thank you!

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A wonderful book subscription

May 01, 2020
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Ana S.
2 Reviews
2 Helpful
Subscribed for 10 days

My son is turning five this week and this will no longer be receiving books from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. His monthly book is always a treat he looks forward to, so I wanted to make sure I could keep the tradition alive. I looked at all of the options and I am so glad I chose this subscription. He loved reading all his new books! The quality was great, and it was a nice diverse blend of stories for us to enjoy. One of my favorite things about this box is that the books are gently used, as recycling is a value I want my son to grow up with. Some of the books had inscriptions in them, which I personally love finding in my used books. I can’t wait to see what we get next month!

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Amazing option!

May 18, 2019
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Nichole A.
1 Review
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 29 days

I’m so excited that there is an affordable book subscription for kids. All the books were in wonderful shape and my daughter is enjoying them all. Great selection too

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Great Box, Bad Customer Service

Oct 20, 2020
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Melissa F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month

My first box was great and came very fast and the books were in great shape and my son loved them. This month is my second month and I was charged at the beginning of the month, but they still show they are preparing my box. I tried to reach out but haven't heard back. Its a shame because we loved this box but I think we might have to cancel if we are charged with no product.

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best book bundle

Oct 06, 2020
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Sara K.
1 Review
Subscribed for 2 months

My son loves the books selected. Truly a great deal.

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Past boxes from Murphy's Bulk Books

Kid's Book Bag

Kid's Book Bag

Our Kid's Book Bag includes a random selection of titles available in the style you select. Our current available styles include Level 1 & 2 Readers (I Can Read, Step Into Reading, etc), Baby/Toddler Board Books, and Bedtime/Story Readers (floppy/paperback style picture books). You can change the type of books easily by logging into your account and selecting the new style you'd like. For every bag we ship we give one away to kids in our community and across the country!

Kid's Book Bag

Kid's Book Bag

Our Kid's Book Bag includes a random selection of titles available in the style you select. Our current available styles include Level 1 & 2 Readers (I Can Read, Step Into Reading, etc), Baby/Toddler Board Books, and Bedtime/Story Readers (floppy/paperback style picture books). You can change the type of books easily by logging into your account and selecting the new style you'd like. For every bag we ship we give one away to kids in our community and across the country!

Kid's Book Bag

Kid's Book Bag

Our Kid's Book Bag includes a random selection of titles available in the style you select. Our current available styles include Level 1 & 2 Readers (I Can Read, Step Into Reading, etc), Baby/Toddler Board Books, and Bedtime/Story Readers (floppy/paperback style picture books). You can change the type of books easily by logging into your account and selecting the new style you'd like. For every bag we ship we give one away to kids in our community and across the country!

Kid's Book Bag

Kid's Book Bag

Our Kid's Book Bag includes a random selection of titles available in the style you select. Our current available styles include Level 1 & 2 Readers (I Can Read, Step Into Reading, etc), Baby/Toddler Board Books, and Bedtime/Story Readers (floppy/paperback style picture books). You can change the type of books easily by logging into your account and selecting the new style you'd like. For every bag we ship we give one away to kids in our community and across the country!

Kid's Book Bag

Kid's Book Bag

Our Kid's Book Bag includes a random selection of titles available in the style you select. Our current available styles include Level 1 & 2 Readers (I Can Read, Step Into Reading, etc), Baby/Toddler Board Books, and Bedtime/Story Readers (floppy/paperback style picture books). You can change the type of books easily by logging into your account and selecting the new style you'd like. For every bag we ship we give one away to kids in our community and across the country!


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