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Meet Arthur!

Breakneck Books processes large used book containers to collect titles for sale on eBay and across several other marketplaces (shop individual titles). We ethically source from suppliers that otherwise would have forwarded these containers to be destroyed as well as partnering libraries, thrift stores, and universities throughout Monroe County, NY.


Occasionally, we come across books that do not meet our minimum profit margin requirements for sale through the third-party marketplaces where our listings are hosted. Instead of dropping these titles off to be recycled, we started selling them as MYSTERY BOOK BOXES at a rate that is based on the weight of the box. Mystery Book Boxes can be purchased in increments of 5 pounds starting at a minimum of 5lbs and maximum of 25lbs. All prices include FREE SHIPPING with our cost to ship your books being automatically incorporated in the price of your order. You have the option to tell us to fill your mystery box with a specific genre, a mix of

genres, or we can send you a completely random assortment for extra excitement!

Our hope is that you will come across a title that you love that you may not have

otherwise purchased on your own - broadening your bibliophilic horizons! 

By purchasing a bulk mystery box, you help perpetuate the cyclical lifespan of

these used books by keeping them out of recycling facilities and giving them

a loving home to be enjoyed for longer.


If you have any questions or for local delivery in Rochester, NY - email us!


Thank you for your interest!





Breakneck Books

Rochester, NY

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