Homeschooling Used Curriculum Sites
There are tons of used curriculum sites & auctions springing up all over the internet. Ninety nine percent of these are run by honest, hardworking people, but occasionally, you will run into some who are not. At the moment, the only boards I know of that is strictly for complaints is The Swap Problems Board and My Homeschooling Place Flea Market Problems and Disputes. You may want to check it out to see if there have been problems with any seller in particular or to post any unresolved problems to warn others. Now, on with the list!
If you can't find what you are looking for through my page, or are looking for a resource that is not online, try checking Homeschool Resources - Used Curricula or Kris' Korner - Sources for Books Used & New. You can also go to the
Freebies & Cost Cutting Ideas page & try the books search engines listed there.
Auctions | Used Curriculum Email Loops | Classifieds-type Areas | Other Used Curriculum Suppliers &/or Consignment Areas
Amazon Auctions are not quite as big as Ebay, but some things do show up there for a good price!
Ebay lists tons of homeschool material. Look by either topic (homeschool, software, or educational) or by specific titles. There is a small fee to sellers though!
Homeschoolbid.com is a fairly new site. It is free to buyers, but sellers pay a fee ranging from 5% for items sold for less than $25 to 1.25 % for items that sell for $500 or more!
HomeschoolAuctions.com is an auction set up just for homeschoolers. This service is provided free!
Yahoo Auctions offers a wide variety of materials.
Used Curriculum Email Loops
Please read the description of these groups listed on their homepage BEFORE you subscribe. Some of them are state/country specific & others are very curriculum specific. Also, since most of these are on E-groups, you may want to choose no-mail/web only for the ones with a very large number of people suscribed rather than end up getting a ton of e-mail a day from these loops. Also, if you go into the archives, you can do specific searches for things you are looking for rather than reading every single message. Some of these are "read-only" loops which means that one person does mass mailing periodically & probably won't cause a major backlog of messages if you choose to have the mail e-mailed to you rather than web-based.
Bookroom(Formerly ValJacob's Curriculum Clearinghouse)
The Bookshelf is run by 2 teenage homeschoolers. They have changed to mostly an e-mail format. You can sign up for this e-mail list by scrolling to the bottom of the page, entering your e-mail address in the box, & hitting the "Join Listbot" button.
Catholic Curriculum Swap
All Used Curriculum Board allows you to post your for sale adds for free.
Aussie Homeschool Buy/Sell/Swap Board is primarily for Australian Homeschoolers to swap or sell curriculum- new or second hand.
Beloved Books Trading Post is a message board that has been set up for buying, selling, & trading homeschool books & materials.
Crusaders Book Picks & Trading Post has changed over to a message board format.
Charlotte Mason Education includes a used curriculum area just for CM materials & a used curriculum board for Canadians.
Christian Home Educators of Maui Used Curriculum Board is aimed at homeschoolers in Hawaii. I'm assuming that even though out-of-staters shouldn't post here, you may have some luck buying here.
The Curriculum Recycler allows you to post your for sale & wanted ads according to subject matter.
Eclectic Classical Homeschool's For Sale/Swap Board allows you to buy/sell/swap books used for classical homeschoolers who use a variety of curricula/formats, i.e. Greenleaf, Veritas, Sonlight, Well-Trained Mind, and Eclectic.
Eclectic Homeschool Online's Garage Sale allows you to buy & sell over a message board.
Good Shepherd Homeschool Fellowship Book Swap allows you to post wanted, for sale, or for trade ads.
Home Crusader Trading Post allows you to post your for sale, wanted, or willing to trade for education and homeschooling items.
Homeschool Classified Corner allows you to post free ads.
Homeschool Classifieds allows you to post materials you are looking for, items you have for sale, & has started a list where you can either add comments on various curriculums you have used or read what others think.
HomeschoolChristian.com (formerly listed as Preston Speed) This Used Curriculum Board includes: For Sale, Want-to-Buy (WTB), Gently Used Items, and Collector.
Homeschool Fun offers an area where you can buy & sell curriculum. Simply e-mail them your classified "Want" or "For Sale" ad & they will post it.
Homeschool Happenings Curriculum Swap allows you to post lists of items you have for sale and/or you are looking for.
Homeschool Used Books & Curriculum Exchange allows you to post ads for individual books &/or curriculum materials that you either want to sell or are looking for. They charge .50 for each book that is sold for under $10 & 10% of the selling price for each book sold at $10 or more and add " The site organizes used books and curricula by Publisher, Grade Level, Subject and Author.
HomeschoolAds.com allows you to post items for sale or items wanted ads for free.
Homeschooler's Curriculum Swap has used curriculum, a new message area, & lots of great links including an area where you can add your own favorites! There is now a small subscription fee of $5 or less to post adds. This fee covers 3 months of posting ads. Browsing is still free!
Learning Life's Curriculum Exchange has 2 sections: Curriculum for Sale & Curriculum Wanted.
Leola's Good Books offers reasonably priced good books or classics. You must sign up for her e-mail loop to get a list of what she has for sale.
My Homeschooling Place offers a Selling and Buying Room, Trading and Freebie Room, Market Problems and Disputes area, Trusted Webshops and Auctions area, & their personal Schoolstore.
Nannette's Used Homeschool Supplies allows you to post your ads for 60 days as well as buy used curriculum from others.
ParentsPlace.com This area is a special treat. It is aimed at all parenting issues. It has a homeschool message board, a scheduled homeschool chat, & a used curriculum board!
ParentPatch.com Used Curriculum Board allows you to post items you have for sale or may be looking for.
Recycle! Home School Used Curriculum allows you to buy or sell used curriculum. If you sell through this board, there is a fee of 10% of the selling price.
Treasure Tomes is a collection of forums & an e-mail list for buying/selling/swapping curriculum. The message boards are broken down into the following catagories: Preschool, For Sale K-6th, For Sale 8th - 12th, Adult Crafts & Cooking, Adult Fiction & Nonfiction, Misc., & Wanted to Buy.
Unofficial Weaver Web Pages has a used curriculum site for Weaver materials.
Used Homeschool Curriculum is a place to post your "For Sale" and "Want to Buy" messages for used homeschool curriculum, books, and resources.
Used Curriculum Message Board is a general message board for buying & selling used curriculum.
VegeSource Curriculum Swap is set up like a message board for buying & selling curriculum. There are currently 9 different areas to post in.
Waldorf Homeschoolers' Exchange Buy-Sell-Swap Forum is for buying/selling/trading Waldorf/Steiner inspired curriculum such as Oak Meadow.
Other Used Curriculum Suppliers &/or Consignment Areas
A+cademic Advantage offers a large selection of used curriculum.
Academic Book Services buys & sells mostly ps student & TE textbooks at up to 75% off.
Affordable Used Books has books sorted in the following categories: Literature-Younger, Literature-Older, Newbery/Honor Authors, Mystery/Adventure/Series, Horses, Sports/Physical Education, Science, History/Geography, Videos/Software, & Education-Misc.
Aquinos Homeschool Books specializes in new & used books for Catholic homeschoolers.
Amazing Yard Sale offers a little bit of everything, from DVD's to homeschooling texts! Browsing through the Homeschool sections, most of the books & supplies were under $2.50 & many were a dollar are less!
At Home Bookstore is broken down into the following topics: Fun Classics, History, Geography, and Biographies, Science, Bible, Art ,Math, and Curriculum, Fun Reading, Fun Books for the Young, Mysteries, and Joke Books (Jeff's love!), and Other Things-Software, Puzzles, Games and other Goodies. Most of their inventory is under $3.00 & nothing is over $7.00.
The Back Pack offers used & new curriculum as well as other services.
Barb's Hangout for Bookworms has listings of both fiction & nonfiction books as well as book reviews & a book discussion forum.
Beverly's Used Curriculum has an items wanted & items for sale area.
Bigwords.com is advertised as a college level used bookstore BUt I have found non-college level stuff there such as Joy Hakim's "A History of US" books there, too!
Books Are Us is broken down into the following subjects: Series Books, Children's Literature, English and Literature, History and Civics, Science and Math, & Language, Bible, Arts, and Other.
Books R Us has a large selection of books in the following catagories: Series Books, Fictional Series, Children's Literature A - L, Children's Literature M - Z, Horse Stories, English & Classic Literature, History, Civics, & Biographies (A - L), History, Civics, & Biographies (M-Z), Science, Nature, & Math, Languages, Bible/Christian & Art, Scripture Songs, and Clearance. Most books are under $10 with a large portion of that being under $5.
Book Sales in America posts info on library & other non-profit sales going on across America!
The Cat's Pajama's offers a variety used & new curriculum from the most popular homeschool publishers.
Christian Curriculum Cellar accepts trade-ins & carries many popular curriculums including Abeka, Bob Jones, etc. They also carry new books.
CJ's Books offers various books broken down by grade level.
Csperanza's Ebay Auctions specializes in gently used filmstrip sets, mostly science titles but also social studies, a few math and one religious series.
The Curriculum Exchange offers used homeschool curriculum and classic books at 25-50% off of current retail price.
Debbie's Little Blessings has listings broken down by subject area.
Derri's Discoveries has books broken down by subject at VG prices.
Easy Homeschooling specializes in antique books.
Educational Accents Online Bookstore has over 7,000 new and used books in stock & updated daily! We offer a unique coding system so that you will know what the condition is of each book that we sell. In addition, we offer the option to have homeschoolers write reviews on the books that we sell to aid in your selection process.
Educators Book Depository of Arkansas offers public school textbooks.
Educators Exchange buys & sells used curriculum.
Educational Bookbag carries used & new curriculum at very reasonable prices!
Follett Educational Services (formerly known as Wilcox & Follett) is now on the net & selling to homeschoolers again but they are charging us higher prices than they charge the public schools.
Frugal Family Book Store offers a nice variety of used books ranging in price from $1 to around $10. The bulk of their stock seems to be under $4. Books are broken down into the following catagories: Young Children, Early Readers, Middle Readers, Junior High, Reference, Parenting, Educational, Cook Books, Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Curriculum in a Box, Discounted New Books, Miscellaneous, & Rare & Old Children's Books. They also offer a table top book stand so that you can read hands-free!
Gail's Books is a very large used books seller online.
Great Lakes Books specializes in juvenile fiction books, especially Newbery and Caldecott Award winning authors and illustrators, Sonlight books, juvenile series books, and collectibles.
Heather's Homeschool Hideout has a variety of curriculum, books, & videos.
The Home Learner's Bookstore carries Konos, Bob Jones, Alpha Omega, Saxon, Abeka, Rod and Staff, Christian Liberty, & more. They also take books on consignment.
Homeschool Book Nook carries over 1000 books for homeschooling. Searching through this site is easy thanks to the clear Subject Index & a site search!
Homeschool Community Consignment offers a selection of books, broken down by grade level, at extremely reasonable prices.
Homeschool Popourri (formerly The Titus Woman's Homeschool Potpourri) is a consignment shop for used curriculum and has opened a department just for Charlotte Mason & Classical Curriculum books.
Homeschool Treasures (formerly Vintage Book List) specializes in older (pre 1968) books.
Homestead Books describes itself as "your convenient resource for new and pre-owned homeschool Curriculum. Put your wish list together, send it to us and we'll do our best to fill it!"
HomeschoolTradingPost.com offers new books at a discount, used books, & has a section where you can sell your own books, too!
Homeschool Virtual Yard Sale offers a smattering of items, with most priced under $3.
Isaak's Incredible Book Bargains offers used & new texts for homeschoolers. Most are under $10!
Johnston's Used Homeschool Books and Curriculum For Sale has a wide variety of books for sale with prices ranging from 50 cents to $15. Most books are in the $1 to $4 range.
K12Books.com sells public school texts for grades K - college.
Karen's Corner Used Books is broken down into Collectibles, Science, History/Social Studies, & Miscellaneous. Prices range from as low as 40 cents up to $10 for a set of books.
Linda's Used Books has lots of titles listed & I didn't see any over $5.00!
Mom's Homeschool Attic is broken down into 4 areas: Textbooks and Curriculum (Abeka, BJU, Saxon, etc.), Children's Reading Books (American Girls, Berenstain Bears, etc.), Unit Studies, & Misc. Books (College, Homeschool Helps, parents, etc.).
Mother Hen's Curriculum Coop has books broken down by the following subjects: Bible, Math, Science, History/Geography, Language Arts, Unit Studies, & Misc. She also allows you to submit your used curriculum for sale.
Nikki's Book Nook (formerly The World As We Knew It - Children's Books & Educational Products) offers a selection of used books, new books from Dover & Eyewitness, info on freebies, a book club, & more!
Northwest Textbook Depository offers public school textbooks.
Pat's Place Used Curriculum & More! specializes in locating educational books, homeschool curriculum, children's books, cassettes, Cds, & videos. The highest price I saw there was $10, with most books in the $3 to $5 range.
A Plethora of Books offers books broken down into the following topics: Award Winners, Biographies, Classics, Dinosaurs, Foreign Language, Historical Fiction, History, History For Children, Horses, Indian Related Literature, Miscellaneous, Picture Books, Popular Children's Authors, Science, Series, Shakespeare, Sonlight, and Textbooks / Curriculum. The highest prices I found were $25 & $50 but they were for books sets. Most prices are in the $1 to $5 range.
Randi's Reruns has new & used books. She also takes books on consignment & has several ways of either trading in or consigning your books. Listings are broken down in the following topics: Pre-school, Elementary Curriculum, Elementary Nonfiction, Fiction for the Younger Years, Fiction for Mid to Upper Elementary, Jr./Sr. High, Miscellaneous Books, Christian Books: Fiction and Nonfiction, Historical Costumes, Videos, Music & Games, Arts & Crafts, Special Occasions, Wanted, & Special Prices on New Items.
The Reading Well offers a large selection of used, rare, & out of print books. Books are broekn down into the following catagories: Pre-School & Kindergarten, Easy Readers, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Sports Fiction, Animals, Christian Books, Arts, Texts and Teacher Materials, Caldecott & Newbery Awards, & Bargain Basement. There seems to be a large selection here but prices range from $1.00 to $22.00.
Rereadables sells used books at very affordable prices.
Robin Beatty Books offers everything from Landmarks to Disney.
Sacramento Surplus Book Room offers "everything from elementary text books to novels, from technical and computer manuals to high school and college text books. We're a great resource for homeschoolers as well as the casual reader. And the best part is over 50% of our stock is FREE" ( plus shipping). If you are in the Sacramento area, you can check here for the hours & location & stop by yourself! Otherwise, e-mail them a list & they will check for you.
Second Harvest is a company that sells new & used homeschool materials.
Sidcharise Homeschool Page is broken down into 3 areas: Curriculum, Literature/Historical Reading/Reading Books, & Religious books.
Southwest School Book Depository, Inc. offers public school textbooks.
Suzanne's Used Homeschool Books is a small list of books in various subject areas.
Tony's Terrific Book Bargains carries both used & new books for homeschoolers.
Used Books 4 U offers a short list of misc. homeschooling books including Landmarks, Sonlight, Usborne, Nancy Drew, Mrs.Pickerell, etc.
Walk of Faith Used Children's Books, formerly Cajun Mom's Used Curriculum & Books, is broken down into the following sections: Five in a Row Titles & Miscellaneous Childrens Titles. The latter is then broken down into the following subsections: Misc. Items, Hardcover Beginning Readers to Grade 3, Softcover Books, Older Juvenile Reading - Soft cover, & Older Juvenile Reading - History/Geography Books. Prices range from $1 to $5. There is also a Used Curriculum Page which is composed of various textbooks. These are broken down in Christian & secular textbooks. Prices on this page range from free with another purchase up to $10.
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