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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Expansion, Reorganization, and a Gentle Chaos

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

We are excited to be making some BIG changes that will ease the squeeze in the store. WE ARE OPEN AS USUAL throughout.

We added a small building about 10 feet behind the store and have installed 22 new bookcases in there. This is the new home for Alpha Omega, CLE, ACE, Rod & Staff, Art, Music, Games, and the Bargain Section. I’m calling it the Book Barn. You will access the new building through the back door of the store where the Bargain Section used to be:

 

This part of the renovation is mostly done–still waiting for the carpet, and the shelves are not well-labeled yet. Also, we will put down a flagstone path in the spring (sorry–gotta slog across the wet grass till then).

The choas part is inside the main store. I now have the equivalent of about 20 empty bookcases that over the next few weeks I will be expanding some of the over-stuffed sections in to.

About 1/3 of all the books will eventually end up somewhere they didn’t use to be, so PLEASE please ask when you are looking and can’t find something. We can search for it together. 🙂

So please pardon our mess and thanks for your patience as we get through this. It should be a whole lot easier to shop when all is said and done.

Thanks!

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

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

quarter

 

We are having a quarter sale a little earlier in the year in order to enlist your help. Over the next few weeks we will be working on a renovation in the shop that requires me to move the entire bargain section, all 7,000 books, among other things. So I thought, if I could have fewer books to haul around, that would be great! So do your part–buy lots of cheap good books, and save me some moving :-).

The sale will be Tuesday, Jan 15 and Wednesday, Jan 16 from 12-6.

Here is the usual explanatory blurb:

Each item in the bargain section (somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 books) 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.

For payment, I accept cash, check and Paypal.

Thanks!

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

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Apologia Science Kits:

We have some Apologia lab kits–most are complete, even never opened. Some are missing just a few items. Complete ones are discounted 40% off retail, ones missing a few items are marked down substantially more. Here is what we have:

Elementary-

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Botany
  • Astronomy

High School-

  • General Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Advanced Chemistry

We also have lots of equipment sold individually: chemicals, glassware, physics stuff, alcohol burners, burette stands, biology slides, magnets, rocks/mineral sets, and tons of other kits.

We will be open regular hours through December 19, closed for the holiday, reopening January 2. The shop is expanding and we hope to have that completed by early to mid January! (More news to come on that.)

Thanks!

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

 

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Thanksgiving Hours/ Kittens Need a Home…

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

THANKSGIVING:

The store will be closed for regular hours during the week of Thanksgiving. However, I’m available for appointments if you’d like to come–just call or email 24 hours ahead.

KITTENS:

These kittens were found in a box on the side of the road. They are friendly and need a home. Please call 717.319.7623 for more information.

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open T/W 12-6
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Quarter Sale! Last one of the year.

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

quarter

It is time for another quarter sale! It will be Tuesday October 9 (12-6), Wednesday October 10 (12-6). No appointments this week.

Each item in the bargain section (somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 books) 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.

For payment, I accept cash, check and Paypal.

Thanks!

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

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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