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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Open Thanksgiving Week

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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 .

quarter

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

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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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Quarter Sale! Also Updates on Teaching Textbooks, Math-U-See and Sonlight

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

First, I’d like to apologize for putting the wrong hours up in one area here. I am NOT open Thursdays.  Summer hours are T/W 12-6 and Fri/Sat 11-2.

Quarter Sale: This sale is over

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 the BIGGEST ever selection of books from my bargain area (more than 7,000) from the topics of math, science, history/geography, language arts, readers, Bible, homeschool helps, and old edition BJU and Abeka.

quarter

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 June 14 and Wednesday June 15 from noon to 6pm and Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18 from 11-2.

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.)

Curriculum Updates

Teaching Textbooks:

Version 1.0 (not self-grading in the upper grades):

  • 7th CDs and Worktext $60, CDs only $50
  • Pre-Algebra CDs and Worktext $40, CDs only $30
  • Algebra 2 CDs and Worktext $40
  • Geometry CDs only $30
  • Pre-Calc CDs and Worktext $92.45 (this is current till the fall).

Version 2.0 (Current):

  • 6th CDs only $77.97
  • Algebra 1 CDs and Worktext $110.94
  • Algebra 2 CDs and Worktext $110.94

 

Math-U-See: (all TE sets include Instruction Manual and DVDs)

  • Alpha TE set (2 copies) $21.50
  • Beta TE set (5 copies) $25.80
  • Gamma TE set (5 copies) $26.45
  • Delta TE set $26.45
  • Epsilon TE set $27.00
  • Pre-Alg TE set (5 copies) $29.40
  • Algebra 1 TE set (5 copies) $34.20
  • Geometry TE set $34.20
  • Algebra 2 TE set (2 copies) $43.20; Student set $19.20
  • Pre-Calc TE set $43.20
  • Stewardship TE set (2 copies) $34.20

I also have algebra/decimal inserts, fraction overlays, and skip counting songs. (No blocks right now).

 

Sonlight: Readers…we have readers…a really lot of them! Please check with us before you buy them new. I literally have thousands of them, all at half price. Even if you checked a month ago, check again–they have been flooding in in large quantity. Same goes for Notgrass readers–we have gotten quite a few in over the past month.

Hope to see you next week!

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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Summer Hours

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

HOURS  Summer hours are in effect now. In addition to the usual Tuesdays and Wednesdays noon-six, we will be open Fridays and Saturdays 11-2.

  • Tuesday 12-6
  • Wednesday 12-6
  • Friday 11-2
  • Saturday 11-2

 

SALE   We will be having a bargain section sale (everything a quarter) the week of June 14. I’ll send out another reminder for that the week before with all the deets.

INSTRUMENTS   In the store right now we have a keyboard ($50), a trumpet ($75), a child-sized guitar ($20), and a handful of recorders ($5). And lots and lots of music lesson books–most at $1.

A note about parking. You are welcome to park on our grass if the regular parking area is full. But please don’t leave your engine running. It leaves behind a large, brown dead spot in the grass. And we want to keep my husband happy with nice green grass.😀

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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