Building a Classroom Library

A classroom library...it has always been one of my favorite things about teaching.  I love looking at books, reading books, organizing books, and buying books.  And even though I don't have my own classroom anymore, I continue to build my classroom library!
Today I wanted to share some ways to stock your library...inexpensively!


* Thrift stores and consignment shops: I have found some good ones at Once Upon a Child.

* Local half price book stores: Half Price Books is my local favorite and they sell books online!  Check out the "bargain basement books".

* Scholastic Warehouse Sales: I have also volunteered during these sales.  By volunteering, I earned money to buy books from the warehouse!

* Garage sales, garage sales, and more garage sales!

* Discount stores like Ollies, Gabriel Brothers, or Big Lots.

* Retiring teachers

* Donor's Choose

* Childhood books: You never know what your parents may have kept from your childhood!

* Donations: Your classroom families may want to donate some of their "old" books.

* Local library sales

* Ebay

* Book clubs

* State Welcome Centers: I like to pick up maps and brochures for my classroom library.

* Restaurants: I also like to add some menus!

Where do you go to stock up on classroom books?






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  1. I love Ollie's! We don't have Half Price Books up here, but my friend always scores good deals at hers. I've never volunteered at a Scholastic Warehouse Sale, but we try to make the trip to one a year (it is about 65 miles from us at work).

    Amanda

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    1. Hey Amanda! There is a good Half Price by my house where I always find books for 50 cents or 1 dollar. If you want to shop after the meet up....let me know!! I would never say no to some good deals :)
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  2. We have a bookstore nearby called the "Used Book Superstore" that has some good finds. My local library also has book sales 3 or 4 times a year- the teacher price is only 25 cents per paperback, 50 cents for hardcovers! They are used but in decent condition.

    Mandy
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    1. Wow!!! That sounds so awesome. I want to go to your superstore!! I love to shop and find deals. I do need to get better about watching for library sales though!

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