Welcome to PACE!

SUMMER HOURS ARE OVER. We are open T/W 12-6.

 The Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange, or PACE, is a homeschool bookstore located in York County, PA with over 27,000 books and educational manipulatives.  We carry new and consigned items.  Most books are discounted with used items at least 40% off of retail.

The store is open Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to six  and other days by appointment.

Consignments can be brought in any open day. We accept current edition curriculum, classic books, educational games, science equipment, and manipulatives.

If you subscribe to this blog you will receive updates of interesting things brought in on consignment, sales in the store and articles on homeschooling.

For payment in the store we accept cash, checks, or Paypal with your smartphone.

Location: 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg PA 17019 (Click for Mapquesthere)

Contact:  (717) 432-9947     or      PACEbooks@live.com

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Wanted: High School Coding Apprentice

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

My daughter Sarah is the lead developer at a website design company in Carlisle. They are looking for a high school student who is very interested in coding for an apprenticeship.

The student must be available at least one day a week, have completed Algebra 1, and be able to legally work in the US. No coding experience is required as long as the desire to learn is strong. This is a paid position.

Please contact Sarah with any questions or to set up an interview at sarah@pixelandhammer.com

 

Quick reminder:

*Half price sale ends this week.

*My novel is in stock now for those who were interested.

 

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • T/W 12-6

 

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New Hours, Overstock Sale, Quarter Sale, and Shameless Self-Promotion!

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New Hours:

Summer hours are over. We are back to our year-long Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12-6 and other days by appointment. Hours will also be normal this week following Labor Day.

Overstock Sale:

The overstock sale described here will end Sept 13.

Quarter Sale:

Just a tentative notice–the next one will be the first or second week of October. I’ll send out a notice at the end of September.

Shameless Self-Promotion:

This is unrelated to homeschooling. I just published a novel in the Christian Speculative Fiction genre (subgenre of Fantasy). If you like biblically based stories involving the sons of God and the Nephilim (ref. Gen 6:1-4) you might enjoy this. It is directed toward adults, not children, and is a dark story, though with a thoroughly biblical worldview. It is available in print and Kindle on Amazon (I’ll also have a few copies available in my store for slightly cheaper and no shipping cost). Go to the website for more information  Gods They Had Never Known. 

There are some reviews on Amazon that give more of an idea of the story line. Or click here for a very in-depth review of the novel. This reviewer also discusses the controversial aspects of the story and why they were necessary.

 

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • T/W 12-6

 

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Things You Should Never Buy New

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Things you should never buy new…

…because I have so much of it used…and CHEAPER! These are at least 40% off retail, but some have much higher discounts.

  1. Apologia Science textbooks and solutions, also Mutimedia companion CDs. I also have some lab kits to go with several of them, including the specimens for Marine Biology and slides for Biology. Also, some DVD instructional videos.
  2. Math-U-See Instructional Kits (TE and CD)
  3. Singapore Math
  4. Sonlight readers
  5. Abeka readers, novels, and TEs and test keys for 3rd-6th and 9th-12th.
  6. BJU TEs, plus lots of student parts.
  7. Life of Fred: Math, Language Arts and Science
  8. Diana Waring‘s Ancient Civilizations and Romans, Reformers etc. All parts.
  9. Story of the World–all parts for vol 1, 2, and 3, including the activity books and tests
  10. Holling C. Holling books for BF’s Geography program
  11. Series books: Nancy Drew, Magic Tree House, American Girl, Elsie, Mandy
  12. All of my sale items: CLP Nature Readers, Shirley English, Saxon Math (6/5, 7/6, Alg 1/2, 1, and 2). See my sale page for complete list. This is all 70% off retail.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve also gotten in lots of Classical Conversations (not the new 5th edition items, but the books that go with the program), Biology 101, Chemistry 101 and Physics 101, and books that accompany My Father’s World, Notgrass, and Beautiful Feet.

Feel free to email me your list for availability.

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • T/W 12-6, Sat 11-2
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Overstock Sale–50% Off!

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We are running a sale on a number of current edition items that we just have too many of. This only applies to used copies. The regular discount is always at least 40% off retail, and this is an additional half off of that–HUGE SAVINGS! Effective immediately and good till the end of August.

Saxon Math: 54 thru Algebra 2. Includes student texts and solution manuals. (Excludes test books)

Shurley English: All of it.

History of US: (not current) All 2nd and 3rd editions. (Excludes 4th edition)

Master Books: Two series–1. The Weather Book, The Astronomy Book, etc and 2. The World of Medicine, The World of Chemistry, etc.

Spanish 1 and 2–Abeka and BJU: all TE’s and texts (excludes consumables like Activity Book and Tests, also CDs).

Abeka readers: 3rd thru 6th grade (current edition, older editions are already in the bargain section for $1), 7th-12th novels (excludes Literature curriculum books).

BJU Journey Forth readers: All of them, including BookLink guides and sets.

Christian Liberty Press Nature Readers: All of them.

 

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • T/W 12-6, Sat 11-2
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Holiday Hours

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Hours for the week of Fourth of July:

Tuesday, July 3–12-6

Wednesday, July 4–closed

Saturday, July 7–11-2

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
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New Curriculum from Apologia and Easy Grammar

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Quick Reminder: The Quarter Sale is this week–T/W/Sat.

 

Apologia has a new health curriculum designed for grades 8-12. Unlike the science courses, the student notebook is a required part of the program.

 

 

 

 

Easy Grammar has just come out with a first grade version of this extremely popular series.

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open T/W 12-6, Saturday 11-2

 

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Quarter Sale

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The bargain section has hit 7,000+ books, so it is time for another quarter sale! It will be Tuesday June 26 (12-6), Wednesday June 27 (12-6), and Saturday June 30 (11-2). No appointments this week.

Each item in the bargain section will be a quarter (25¢). Sets of books are 25¢ per item. This includes books from my bargain area from the topics of math, science, history/geography, language arts, Bible, homeschool helps, old edition BJU and Abeka, and lots and lots of readers/novels . And TONS of flashcards.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on educational resources. For a quarter, it’s easy, for example, to buy a science book and cut it up to use the pictures for a lap book–no guilt involved. 🙂

Young children are always welcome in the store, but if you have an option to not bring them this week–it would probably be safer for them 😉  (I’ll be temporarily removing the play area this week since it’s in the bargain section and there is just no room if we add in people, too).

I will be accepting consignments. (I take them year-round, no exceptions.) As a head’s up, I am getting pickier due to space constraints throughout the store. I can sort your stuff quickly when you bring it in to let you know which I’ll take.

If you’ve got them, bring your cloth supermarket bags–they are ideal for hauling away all your goodies. And I take donations of plastic grocery bags if you’d like to recycle them with me.

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
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