Welcome to PACE!

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 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 or checks.

Location: 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg PA 17019 (Click for Mapquesthere) Do not use an IPhone GPS to find us–it will take you to the wrong location. Car GPSs are fine.

 

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

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Quarter Sale…soon.

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

  • This is just a head’s up that our next Bargain Section Quarter Sale is scheduled for March 14-15. I will send out the details the week before.
  • We are open for regular hours this coming week, but no appointments will be available until after March 6.
  • This is THE best time of year to bring consignments in–they will be on the shelf ready for the peak shopping of spring/summer. You don’t need an appointment–just bring them in during regular hours.

Thanks!

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

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

 

Consignment Policy Change:

After this quarterly payment (5/6 of you will have received checks already–I will get these ALL out before Christmas), I will be switching to annual payments. That means I will mail a check to consignors once a year (Oct-Dec) for those accounts over $25. As usual though, I will know your balance at the end of every month and am happy to pay you in cash if you come into the store (this is actually easier for me–so feel free to ask every time you come in if you want.) If you prefer to just have the money left on your account and not mailed, let me know, and I will change the status on your account to a hold. Unlike other consignment shops, your money never ‘goes away’ after a certain amount of time even if it doesn’t meet the mailing threshhold. If I choose to close the account due to inactivity (2 years with no sales) I will mail you whatever’s in it as long as you have more than $4.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It’s basically due to growing pains. With 722 active accounts, it is just taking me too long to mail checks quarterly. Some day when I grow up maybe I will get the whole kit and caboodle computerized. 🙂  Until then it’s done by hand.

We wish you and your family a blessed Christmas season!

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

 

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Open Thanksgiving Week

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

We will be open for regular hours this week: Tuesday and Wednesday 12-6.

Keep us in mind for Christmas gift ideas: we have tons of games, manipulatives, science experiment kits, and classic readers!

People ask if I take consignments this time of year–I do! I take them year-round.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

It is time once again to thin out my Bulging Bargain Bookshelves!  Each item in the bargain section will be a quarter (25¢). Sets of books are 25¢ per item. This includes about 5,000 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 .

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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. 🙂

This sale will be Tuesday September 13 and Wednesday September 14 from noon to 6pm.

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).

You are welcome to park on our lawn, but please don’t leave the engine running–it kills the grass. If you need to run some A/C for the rugrats, please grab a piece of pavement.

I will be accepting consignments. (I take them year-round, no exceptions.)

If you’ve got them, bring your cloth supermarket bags–they are ideal for hauling away all your goodies.

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open: T/W Noon to 6
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Math Curriculum and the Quarter Sale

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Here are some math curriculums currently available in the store. The prices for everything used is 40% off retail.

VideoText (DVDs)  This is a set that covers Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2. I have two complete sets plus some random individual modules.

Teaching Textbooks  Algebra 2 (2.0 version), Geometry (2.0 version), and Pre-Calculus (1.0)

Life of Fred Apples, Fractions, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics, Beginning Algebra, Geometry (also Physics and Chemistry).

Singapore tons of this–mostly textbooks and teacher books. These are all $5 each.

I also have math from BJU, Horizons, Saxon, Alpha Omega Lifepacs, Math-U-See, Abeka, CLE, and Rod & Staff.

Quarter Sale: The next sale will be September 13th and 14th. Everything in the bargain section will be sold for 25c. I’ll send another email later in the week with more details.

Thanks!
 
Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open: T/W Noon to 6
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Holiday Hours; Rod & Staff and Singapore Math

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Holiday Hours:

We will be open for all our regular times this week: Friday/Saturday 11-2 and Tuesday/Wednesday 12-6.

Curriculum Updates:

Rod & Staff–We have had a large influx of R&S over the past 2-3 weeks. I think we have just about every student text and teacher’s book in the catalog, including the upper grades.

Singapore Math–A large quantity of this has come in too. Mostly textbooks and instructor’s guides, but some workbooks, too.

Bargain Section–Hard to believe, but we are overflowing in this area already. It is probably about 80% new stuff since the sale. So even if you came then–it’ll be all new if you come check it out again! The next quarter sale will be in September. I think we’ll have to start hanging the books from the rafters by then, but it’s all good. There is no such thing as too many books. 🙂

As I’ve said before, feel free to send me your book lists if you are trying to gather readers especially for Sonlight, Notgrass, My Father’s World, or Heart of Dakota. I will hold the lists through the summer and notify you as soon as the books come in. I’ve also started a “wish list” for individual items. (Before, I would have told you to call back and check every two weeks). So just drop me an email with what you are looking for and I will keep an eye out for the summer. If I call you with it but you already got it some other way in the meantime that’s totally fine.

Happy Independence Day!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open: T/W Noon to 6, F/Sat 11-2
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Updates for Teaching Textbooks, Life of Fred, and Switched-on GED

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

In stock now:

Life of Fred: (all 40% off retail)

Apples, Butterflies, Decimals & Percents, Fractions, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics, Beginning Algebra, and Chemistry.

Teaching Textbooks: (40% off current edition, ~80% off old edition)

Algebra 1– v2.0 Complete Set

Algebra 2– v2.0 Complete Set

Plus non-self-grading editions for Geometry, Pre-Algebra, and Pre-Calculus

Switched-On Schoolhouse:

GED discs for: Math, Language Arts, History and Geography, and Science. C.2014 $20 each.

Readers: I am in the process of separating out readers that belong with different curriculums. I currently have sections for Sonlight, Notgrass, Heart of Dakota, My Father’s World, and Beautiful Feet. There is a lot of overlap between the different curriculums so please ask for help when you are in the store searching for these. Other sections that contain books from these curriculums are Bethlehem Books, BJU Journey Forth, Usborne, Beverly Cleary, and Marguerite Henry (Horses). We have a pretty good idea in which section each title is shelved so please, please don’t be afraid to ask.

Feel free to email me a list of the titles you are looking for and I can tell you which ones we have and put them aside if you want them. I’ll hold them for you for a week. All of my used readers are at LEAST 50% off, so you can save money doing this!

Thanks!
Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open: T/W Noon to 6, F/Sat 11-2
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