Books are a staple in the house. We love the smell of the pages and feel of the paper in between our fingers. But best of all, we do our best learning by reading. It just so happens, reading can get expensive. Yes. I’m aware that books are free at the library. There’s just something about a full bookshelf at my disposal. So the question becomes how do you get homeschool books for cheap?
Cheap Homeschool Books
A few years ago I came across one of my favorite websites that offer used books and even curriculum at severely discounted prices and some even offer free shipping. Now I know what you’re thinking; they’re probably all ripped or wrinkled. But I have yet to be disappointed with a book I have received. I have managed to build quite a collection by using these sites to get what I need when I need it and can stock my homeschool books for cheap!
- Abe Books offers fiction, textbooks, rare books, and art and collectibles.
- Albris has books, movies, music, and textbooks.
- Thrift Books is a resource all on its own with fiction, collectibles, offers, and blog full of great information.
Why Used Books
These sites offer a searchable database with sellers offering books in great condition at great prices. If I need a curriculum, a specific book, a textbook, anything! I search here first. I have saved so much money doing this on the books and the shipping! It has been a useful tool for building my library and curriculum.
Books can be used for just about any subject for us. We research states, people, science topics, and animals among a million other topics but we also use books for literature and writing. The idea is for my kids to not just love reading but have a desire to learn every chance they get. I love libraries but I can only have the books for so long. Sometimes we research a whole semester on a few topics and we want to be able to go back and forth. Also, we love to reread. There’s always that one book you can’t read enough. I mean, Harry Potter…need I say more?
Trick is restraint! I haven’t found a website for that yet.
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