Books WE Love
Books WE Want To Read
- Homeschool Freebie of the Day – shares great resources for homeschool & many of them are out if print books in PDF. In addition they regularly offer collections of books on sale for $10-20 on a topic. I have purchased 3 of them and love having them at my disposal!
- Free Homeschool Deals – shares freebies of interest to any homeschool mom, including ones put out by your favorite bloggers for a limited time on everything from bible studies to homemaking.
- Bundle Sales – The best way to buy e-books put out by bloggers is to buy e-book bundles. Over the last year or so I have promoted a couple of rather large e-book bundle sales (Healthy Living, Ultimate Homemaking & Natural Mothering) and those are my favorite as far as value goes. You can also purchase weekly themed bundles from Bundle of the Week — for $7.40 you can get 5 e-books all related to a particular theme and it changes every week. I have purchased several of these.
- Garage Sales – Garage sales, yard sales, church sales, estate sales, however you want to label it, these are some of the greatest ways to buy physical books for cheap. And the estate sales have some gems that you may never find or see anywhere else.
- Library Book Sales – Library sales are also great places. Not only do they get rid of seldom used library books to make room for new ones but typically, those are among the better books there :). They also get lots of donations from retired teachers and other people who like to support the library. I have found some of our FAVORITE book sets from library sales including a set of Childcraft Encyclopedias and the Disney Fun to Learn Library, both for about $10 each!
- Thrift Stores & Swaps – I have gotten some great books (and even curriculum!) at resale shops like Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Vincent dePaul, and others. You can also try local swaps and sales like a Mom to Mom sale (where they typically have clothing, toys and books) or the local homeschool organization swap. There are online homeschool sales/swaps, too.
- Craigslist – While I don’t find a ton of books on Craigslist, I do tend to find sets and more expensive books/curriculum online there. It’s worth checking out ocassionally!
- And finally, you can buy used books by browsing local used book stores (I think my town has two and even my hometown had one), Half.com and Amazon.
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