Welcome to PACE!

Update May 1, 2022

Summer Hours begin! We are open Tue/Wed and Fri/Sat 12-4.

 The Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange, or PACE, is a homeschool bookstore located in York County, PA with over 38,000 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 Tues/Wed 12-4 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, Credit/Debit Cards, or Paypal with your smartphone.

Location: 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg PA 17019 (Click for Mapquesthere) Be sure your GPS takes you to 25 Ridge, not 25 East Ridge.

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

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Roving Quarter Sale—Language Arts and Binders

The sale for Aug 9-13 includes two bookcases of Bargain-Section Language Arts, to include topics of phonics, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

We will also have dozens of binders for sale:

1” binders—normally $1, now 25c

2” binders—normally $2, now 50c

(3” binders are excluded. They are $3.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter Sale—HISTORY

The Roving Quarter Sale for this week, August 2-6, will be in bargain HISTORY. History takes up one and a half cases, so look for signs. This section includes American and world history, geography, biography, Native Americans, government and homeschool branded texts of older editions of history.

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter Sale—SCIENCE

This week’s Roving Quarter Sale will be in bargain SCIENCE, from July 26-30.

This includes the topics of experiments, life science, human body/health/nutrition/fitness/sex ed, plants, animals, habitats, earth science, weather, rocks & minerals, space, chemistry, physical science, physics, creation topics, and old edition homeschool brand science curricula. 

It takes up one and a half bookcases. These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Consignment reminder—For the time being there is a lot of ABeka we are not accepting:

  • 4th-6th grade—only accepting consumables (workbooks and tests) and Lang Arts readers. No teacher parts or texts.
  • Consumer Math—only accepting texts and tests
  • World History (tests) and Chemistry (lab manuals and tests)
  • Keyboarding (none)
  • Bible 7th-12th (none)
  • What we need—3rd grade…everything!

Other current curriculum not being accepted due to overstock:

  • Horizons Math TEs
  • Saxon Math 1st-3rd TEs (but we REALLY need 5/4-8/7 texts, and Alg 1/2-Alg 2 solutions manuals)

And finally, curriculum we have permanently discontinued accepting due to unsaleabilty:

  • Videotext Math
  • Shurley English
  • KONOS
  • Weaver
  • Lifepacs

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • Open T/W and Fr/Sa 12-4
  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
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Roving Quarter Sale—Round 2!

It’s time for our second round of the Roving Quarter Sale for the summer. With record consignments coming in this year, we have filled all our nooks and crannies again!

The sale will run from July 19-23. It is in the Readers section, which includes two bookcases in the bargain area. This covers books from toddler board books up to high school/adult novels, and everything in between. There are early readers (I Can Read type books), chapter books, novels, abridged classics, and series books. Though usually located in a different section, children’s devotionals, Bible story books, and children’s Bibles will be included. Normally one dollar each, they will all be $.25 each.

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Please note:

  • It is fine if you would like to park in the grass, but please do not leave your engine running. If you need to have the AC on for grandma or the kids, please find a spot in the parking lot or road. Otherwise you will leave behind a car-sized dead spot in our grass.
  • Kids are welcome to view the animals in the company of their parent. But please be aware, we are not set up as a petting zoo, and there are obstacles and dangerous equipment around.

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter Sale

The Roving Quarter sale for June 7-4 is:

Bookcase #1: Homeschool Helps/Teacher Prep, College/Career, Unit Studies guides, Activities/Projects, Bible Curriculum/storybooks/devotions/kids Bibles

Bookcase #2 (1/2): Test Prep (mostly Spectrum); KONOS v 1,2,3; and Bible Concordances/Dictionaries/Commentaries

And held over from last week (STILL 5 dozen left!) Binders. All of my 1” binders will be 25c. I have dozens in a plethora of colors! (Larger binders are excluded, but are still at the bargain price of $2-$3).

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter sale and Note for summer consignments

The Roving Quarter sale for May 31-June 4 is:

1. Bargain Reader bookcase. This includes adult/high school, elementary/middle school, and little kid reading books: novels, series, abridged classics, picture books, and phonics readers.

Also, in the main store in bins are I Can Read style books and 3 crates of over-sized picture books. All are 25c each. The bins will have signs.

2. Binders. All of my 1” binders will be 25c. I have dozens in a plethora of colors! (Larger binders are excluded, but are still at the bargain price of $2-$3).

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

A note for consignors:

We will be putting a temporary moratorium on certain items even though they are current edition. We just have too many. So until further notice we will not be accepting:

  • Abeka grade 4, 5, 6 teacher editions or test keys. (Student books, test books and readers are fine.)
  • Well-Trained Mind First Language Lessons
  • Saxon Math grade 1-3 Teacher Editions. (K is fine.)
  • Alpha Omega LifePacs. (Health is fine)

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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This week’s Roving Quarter Sale is BJU and Abeka (old ed.) and Lifepacs (current)

The sale for May 24-28 includes 2+ sections:

Bookcase 1: Old EditionBJU (Bob Jones University Press) and Abeka.

Bookcase 2 + 1/2 of 3: Current Edition —Alpha Omega Lifepacs. I plan to discontinue carrying lifepacs so even though this isn’t ‘technically’ part of the bargain section, it will be this week! There are a few exclusions but they are not shelved there (Spanish, Health, Home Ec, Worldview). This is only for the lifepacs, not AO thumb drives or DVDs. It does include the teacher editions to the lifepacs. Bagged groups of lifepacs must go together. Look for signs—the bookcase (and a half) is in the Book Barn but not in the bargain section—it’s right at the front door.

These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4

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This week’s Roving Quarter Sale will be in bargain Language Arts PLUS 1.

The sale for May 17-21 includes 2 sections:

Language Arts bookcase, to include topics of phonics, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

And a 2nd miscellaneous bookcase that includes Doorposts, Pearables, character development, manners, critical thinking and logic, speech, Shurley English, summer bridge books, reference (dictionaries and thesauruses [thesauri?]), and a shelf of old edition Rod & Staff 1st grade Bible Nurture reading program.

These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter Sale—May 10-14

This week’s Roving Quarter Sale will be in bargain SCIENCE.

This includes the topics of experiments, life science, human body/health/nutrition/fitness/sex ed, plants, animals, habitats, earth science, weather, rocks & minerals, space, chemistry, physical science, physics, creation topics, and old edition homeschool brand science curricula.

It takes up one and a half bookcases. These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Quick note about our farm—The store is located at our home on a small farm with animals. However, we are not set up to be a petting zoo. It is not safe for children to wander around the animals or the farm equipment. It is fine if an adult would like to walk with their children to look at the animals. But the kids should not do this alone. We have had children get hurt, animals get hurt, and equipment damaged. Thank you for your cooperation in this!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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How to Get a Company Started When You’re a Teenager

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Here’s How to Get a Company Started When You’re a Teenager

This guest post was written and provided by Jason Kenner of On-Par Parent.

You don’t have to be in your twenties to launch a company. If the entrepreneurial fire is raging and you want to start making a profit from your skills and talents, it’s never really too early to begin the process, as long as you have the necessary perseverance and are willing to navigate the startup process diligently.

Becoming a teen entrepreneur can teach you valuable problem-solving, financial management, and decision-making skills. Not to mention, it can significantly boost your college and career prospects. Here is a quick-start guide to get you going!

Settle on an Idea

Your first step will be to identify a business idea that aligns with your talents, interests, and skills and that can bring you a profit. As a teen entrepreneur, you have plenty of options.

You could start an affiliate marketing blog where you write about topics you’re passionate about. You could open an online store selling products you believe in. You could even craft and sell your own products through an online store or major marketplaces like Etsy and Facebook Marketplace.

Some teenagers make money from tutoring or coaching younger kids, which you could do house-to-house or from your own home. If you’re good with children, you could succeed as a babysitter. If you want to add manual labor to the mix, consider starting a lawn maintenance company. Take time to explore potential ideas and research the market to gauge demand. 

Identify Your USP and Market

Your unique selling proposition (USP) is what distinguishesyour brand from others. It essentially describes why customers choose or should choose your company’s products or services. Whether it’s the specific product or service, the speed at which you work, or any other characteristic, determine what is unique about your business so you can strategize around it.

You’ll also need to identify precisely what customers you will target. Where do they hang out locally and online? What messages and channels will you use to reach them?

Form an Entity

Every company needs a legal structure. As a teen entrepreneur, you might benefit from establishing a sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation. A sole proprietorship is the easiest to set up and manage. But forming an LLC will protect you from personal liability, yield pass-through taxation, and provide other perks.

If you ever hope to scale your business, it could be worthwhile to set up a corporation. Investors are drawn to corporations because it’s typically easier to transfer a corporation’s shares than the membership interests of an LLC. Corporations are also more predictable and provide all the benefits of an LLC. Consider using an online formation service to ensure your corporation complies with all state regulations.

Develop Your Marketing Strategies

Once you start to lay a foundation for your new business, begin thinking of how you can promote it to the masses. These days, it’s critical to utilize social media, email, paid ads, and other digital marketing channels for building an online presence. But traditional marketing methods can also help you build brand recognition.

Consider using a DIY business card maker to create professional-grade business cards that will leave a lasting impression on your target customers. You can choose one of many pre-made templates and customize it with any typography, colors, text, and images you want. Many customers like business cards because it gives them something to hold and remember companies by.

Starting a business as a teen can teach you invaluable life skills that benefit your career and personal life for many years to come. Follow the tips above as you explore business ideas and lay the groundwork for your new company. And never stop learning how to be a better, more adaptable entrepreneur!

Would you like to read more helpful content or access our homeschool bookstore? Visit PACurriculumExchange.comtoday!

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