Murphy's Bulk Books

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

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Product Overview
  • We ship from our location in Dayton, Ohio on the 4th of every month. You should receive your books in 5 to 8 business days. First time subscriptions ship within 5 days of ordering. Subscriptions renew on the 11th of the month following your first order. Orders placed after the 1st of the month will renew the month following your first order.
  • Only ships within United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime

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

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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
  • For every box of books we sell we give one away in our community and around the country.
  • You can easily switch your subscription between any of our amazing kids books boxes as often as you want
  • Books are magic! Every book is a chance for your child to find something new in the world :)

Questions

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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: 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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Q: Hi, I'm trying to keep my Kindergartener's library fresh while we facilitate homeschool. How are you all addressing Covid-19 and sending boxes of books? Asked by Massey W., April 2020

All the books ship from my home workshop during this time. We bag the books at least 48 hours before shipping. There is at least a 3 to 5 day transit window which means that the books are spending at least 5 days in a bag or a box before getting to our customers. According to the CDC guidelines, Covid-19 is most often transmitted by respiratory droplets.
In fact, David Partenheimer, a spokesman for the Postal Service,...

by Greg M., April 2020

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Good, but needs to be more specific

Feb 13, 2021
Lori P.
1 Review
Subscribed for 4 months
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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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Make it right!

Dec 07, 2020
Kalysta S.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month
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My first order, after ordering... the technology glitches and I received an incorrect type of book. I contacted them, they offered to send me a new set of books (I declined), and just wanted it right for my next order.
I received my second order right on time with beautiful hard cover picture books... better than I had expected.
As a consumer, I don’t expect perfection, I just want to be seen and heard. They met my expectations and have earned my business for the foreseeable future!

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Amazing value for such high quality!

Oct 21, 2020
Angeliq
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Subscribed for 2 months
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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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Great Box, Bad Customer Service

Oct 20, 2020
Melissa F.
1 Review
Subscribed for 1 month
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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
Sara K.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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My son loves the books selected. Truly a great deal.

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Happy Bookworm Mom !!

Apr 02, 2020
Ashley S.
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Subscribed for 7 days
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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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Very disappointed

Feb 21, 2021
Alicia H.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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I signed up for 0-3 age board books and I got bigger kids books that were wrinkled and bent. I reached out to createjoys customer service and to the phone number given in the package. I did not get a response and when I checked my subscription they had delete the age range I had paid and signed up for and switched me to a different group. Very unsatisfied!

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Horrible customer service. Ok books.

Feb 15, 2021
Melissa A.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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If you need to get a hold of anyone, it is a horrible, painful process. I actually never recieved correspondance back from the company, only Cratejoy. How they ship is weird, and took about a full month after I recieved notification that it has shipped. I ordered for a full year and it appears that I am one shipment behind, but we will see at the end of the year.
The books themselves, come as described, used, which I am ok with.
The books picked are suitable for my son's reading level, and are varied on type. However, I was hoping for better books. Books that are award winning, or something off the beaten path, if that makes sense. A couple he recieved he's already read, but that is not their fault. My son just reads a ton.

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unhappy

Sep 26, 2020
Honey E.
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Subscribed for 9 days
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sent the wrong kind of books
these need to be changed or i need a refund

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Don't waste your time

Nov 23, 2020
Megan L.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I placed in order on October 4th. I made the mistake of ordering the wrong children's book bundle age. I immediately cancelled my order thinking I could go in and re-order the correct age. I still got books in the mail...fine. I have attempted to reach out to the seller in various methods of communication, numerous times with no response. I didn't get any books in November, but I sure didn't get any kind of refund on my card. So, do I have an active subscription or not? EXTREMELY unhappy with the lack of customer service I've gotten!

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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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