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 :)

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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


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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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Q: How would you rate the physical condition of these books and the quality of the stories themselves? I am looking for a book club for my grandson and like the idea of used books for sustainability reasons but don’t want to give anything too beat up.Asked by Kathy L., June 2019

The books I received were in very good condition. I highly recommend this service!

by Kat S., July 2019

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Happy Bookworm Mom !!

Apr 02, 2020
Ashley S.
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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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Thank you!

May 25, 2020
Abril L.
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Subscribed for 12 days
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Thank you, the books are in great condition and the kids love them!

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I'm already recommending Murphy's

May 06, 2020
Michelle M.
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The picture board books we received were in great used condition. We just received them last night and we've already read them 2 and 3 times. My daughter is so excited. There is one book that is not in my taste preference and we might get rid of but the other four are fantastic. I've already been recommending Murphy's Used Books!

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A wonderful book subscription

May 01, 2020
Ana S.
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Subscribed for 10 days
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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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Low prices can cost you more

Jul 21, 2020
Jessica B.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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Prepaid for a year. July is my third month. Still haven't received it, which would be perfectly fine, but I can not find a way ro contact Murphy's Books and they haven't reached out to let me know that the box is late or when to expect it. Also, my last box had an asian book with inaccurate translations and was a story of a "fat girl" that I won't read to my 3 daughters. Worse still, the other book was so badly damaged that the spine is detached. It's missing pages, and the pages that sutvived the devastation are ripped in half, making it unreadable. When you pay a large amount of money for a monthly book box, you expect books, and you don't want to hold your breath every month wondering if your purchase will even arrive. No tracking number, no phone number to call, no reassurance that you haven't wasted your money, and books that are beyond salvageable. This is my first review of any product in 33 years of purchases.

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Horrible Customer Service Issues

Jun 03, 2020
Mary G.
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Subscribed for 12 days
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I contacted the seller through Cratejoy immediately after I checked out because the wrong age group was indicated on the order confirmation (I'm not sure if it was my error or the system's). I asked them to just change the order to board books instead of older children's books. No response for several days.

I emailed support not through the website again a few days later asking if I should cancel or if they could just update it for me - no response.

When I saw the order had shipped, I sent a third email again asking for my order to be updated, since my children are 1 and 3 and we wouldn't have much use for chapter books.

This was the response I recieved, after several communications, with no offer of remedy.

"We're sorry for the delay, we were experiencing a customer service issue with our email service. We're sorry that we missed your messages and were unable to change your subscription before shipping. Your subscription can always be updated by logging into your account at any time. Again we apologize for this issue. We hope that you consider us again in the future!"

I responded and asked if they could send the correct age group package for us, and that I would keep my subscription active if the first order could just be corrected. That was six days ago now, so I've canceled my subscription.

Bummed because I really like the idea of this subscription.

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Amazing option!

May 18, 2019
Nichole A.
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Subscribed for 29 days
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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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Love it

Mar 19, 2020
Angela R.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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My daughter loves her books. They are in great shape and age appropriate.

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Love

Nov 09, 2019
Chrissy L.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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Great start to my baby's library! So exciting to get my first box of books. Love it.

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Great value and a good variety of books.

May 16, 2019
Kat S.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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My nephew loved the 10 lb box of books. This is a terrific value!

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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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