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Duncan’s BookShelf Mystery Book Grab Bag Sale!

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Thanks, Saiza and Jen, for letting us know about that Duncan’s Bookshelf is back and having a new grab bag ‘o’ books event!

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The Box: Mini Grab Bag ‘O’ Books

The Cost: $24.95 (with free shipping to the US) Or $44.95 for regular Grab Bag

The Products:

Here is how the Grab Bag ‘O’ Books “Welcome Back” Sales Event works:
  • There are two main versions of grab bags: the Grab Bag ‘O’ Books (which contains 8 books) and the Mini Grab Bag ‘O’ Books (which contains 4 books).
  • For each Grab Bag or Mini Grab Bag you purchase, you choose the genre of the books included; however, you will not know the titles of the books included until you open your grab bag.
  • There are 9 Genres to choose from: Horror, Mystery/Crime, Cozy Mystery, Thriller/ Suspense, Scifi/Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Based on the Book, and Christmas.
  • You can buy any number of Grab Bags you want, but please note that all grab bags in a particular Genre contain the same books. So, for example, if you buy 2 Horror Grab Bags ‘O’ Books you will receive duplicate books.
  • The Grab Bag ‘O’ Books is priced at $44.95 and the Mini Grab Bag ‘O’ Books is $24.95; this includes FREE USPS Priority Mail Shipping.
  • The Sales Event Works as a Preorder, with orders taken now through September 30. Payments will be collected when the order is placed. Once the order period is complete, Grab Bags will be processed, packed and shipped by the end of October.
  • The Autograph/Limited Edition Program is in effect with this Sales Event. One randomly selected Grab Bag ‘O’ Books from each genre will include an additional book that is either a limited edition or autographed by the author. Only the regular Grab Bag ‘O’ Books is eligible for this promotion; the Mini versions are not included.
A few new “rules:”
  • We will accept payments by Credit Card, Paypal, and Money Order through the website.
  • We are offering Custom versions of the Grab Bag ‘O’ Books and the Mini Grab Bag ‘O’ Books. Instead of choosing a single Genre for all the books in the grab bag, if you purchase a Custom version you will choose the Genre of each book in the grab bag.
  • You must create an account on the website before placing an order. This will allow me to better keep track of everyone’s order and will allow you better access to your information and to keep tabs on your orders. It also will be beneficial with future additions to the site.
  • Our new Refer-A-Friend Program is in effect with this Sales Event. See below for more details.
  • This will be the only Sales Event held in 2016. Our next Sales Event will probably be in early 2017.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. Thanks to subscription addiction, I have really spent the money this past two months.. haha. Ordered me a customized box. Can’t wait to see what books I get.

  2. Has anyone ever ordered from the horror genre? I would love some good titles for October.

  3. I bought one of these last fall. I hadn’t heard of any of the titles before, but they were all ones that I wanted to read. I got the sci-fi/fantasy box. I would say it was a good purchase.

  4. Has anyone done this before? This is so hard for me to resist. Of course, between BOTM and Bookcase Club I have quite a stack waiting to be read. Plus the library books. And yet here I am considering this. Are the books older, I would assume?

    • Most of mine were done in the last year or so. They’re all backstock (the little dots) so it just depends on what he orders too. The books always fit the theme perfectly though and there’s always a good variety.

  5. The duncans bookshelf link says page not found. Mini link works.

    • Thank you! The link has been updated 🙂

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