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Where it all began

One day, our founders were discussing the age old adage: 'Don't judge a book by its cover'. As we were talking, we realised that is was impossible. That is when the idea for our Mystery Books was born.

During our festive events for our sister brand, Reading Box, we trialled our Mystery Books. They sold out after our first event. We had to restock three more times. After that success, we decided to roll them out on a bigger scale- and here we are!

Every Mystery Book is wrapped and tied in recycled kraft paper. Four hand drawn illustrations, designed by our lead artist Jess, aim to give you some insight as to what the book is about and pique your interest. You can even opt to upgrade to one of our gorgeous gift boxes, featuring a bookmark and handwritten note. They are perfect as a gift or a special treat for yourself.

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  • "Gorgeous packaging, great surprise aspect, fast and efficient delivery. Would make an awesome gift for any book lover!"
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  • "I am delighted and very pleased with your choice of books. Thank you for your help!"
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  • "I'm absolutely obsessed with How Novel. Everything from the Gift Boxes to Mystery Books; it's so fresh and innovative!"
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  • "The illustrated clues on the book are just gorgeous!"
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