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, 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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Winter Update

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Newly Discounted:

The vast majority of my Usborne and DK titles (hundreds of them) have been discounted to $1.00. This does include some of the ones used for Sonlight and My Father’s World.

I also have a crate dedicated to Dinosaur titles. Some are titles from Answers in Genesis or other creation ministries. All of them are $1.00.

Graduation Around the Corner:

It may still feel like deep winter, but if you have a senior then graduation is just a few months away! Please remember we have a variety of caps and gowns in stock that will save you a lot of money for this single-use item. They are $8-$10.

Bargain Section:

FYI my bargain dollar section is at capacity (I know, again!) All bargain books brought in on consignment from now until the next quarter sale (6-8 weeks) will be boxed and stored until the sale. In other words, they won’t be put up for sale at $1.00, but will go directly for $.25. So keep that in mind if you plan to consign. (There is no change for regular, non-bargain books–they will be shelved normally.) I’ve asked people to be more mindful of what they bring in for bargain–and you all have! But the volume is just outta this world–I just can’t house it all. As a reminder I currently will not accept the following (that I used to): Christian self-help unrelated to homeschooling, devotions, Bibles, Chicken Soup, cyberschool curriculum, and old edition teacher manuals without the student parts.

The flip side to this, is there is one heck of an awesome quarter sale coming up! I’m thinking late March/early April. I’m not trying to be cagey about the date–but after scheduling the one last spring for a day we had a blizzard that the Governor asked people to stay off the roads! I want to wait and see if it looks clear in the 10-day forecast. 🙂

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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Books mistakenly taken as free

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Today, Friday afternoon (9/22), books were taken from the front of my store by someone looking for free books. They had been placed on the opposite side from the free section and were in two labeled boxes. They had been left by a consignor.

If you mistakenly took these books, it would be greatly appreciated if you could return them. They include the following titles (and maybe others that it would be odd that they were being given away as they would be valuable):

  • God’s Design For Sex
  • Daily Grams 5 and Easy Grammar Plus, student and teacher books
  • Streams of Civilizations
  • A beka high school health
  • Character builder books (possibly titled diligence & perseverance)
  • Chemistry book
  • Research paper writing instruction book.
  • Abeka Language B
  • Sonlight Binders

The Free Section for my store has been permanently removed now. Any unsaleable books brought by consignors will be returned to them during check in.

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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Free! Free! Free!

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Our quarter sale is over, and much of what is left is now out front for FREE. That means several thousand books need to be adopted! I’ll leave them there for about two weeks then they’ll be hauled off to the landfill–isn’t that sad. So do your part. 😉

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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Granddaddy of All Quarter Sales! :-)

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

(This sale is over)

Hey, it’s only been two months since your last sale, you say. Well you brought me more than 8,000 bargain books this summer, I say. We aren’t just full–we have long since overflowed. So it is SALE TIME! 😀

So…everything in the Bargain Section will be 25¢ per book! Weather permitting, I will spread the boxes of these books out on as many tables as possible to lessen the traffic jam in that section.

The sale is this Tuesday 12-6pm (September 5) and Wednesday 12-6pm (September 6) of Labor Day week. No appointments.

Here’s the spiel…

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 .

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.) But please no bargain books.

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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UPDATE: Summer Hours, Quarter Sale, Consignments

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

 

  • Summer hours are over. We are back to Tues and Wed 12-6 and other days by appointment.
  • The Quarter Sale will be September 5 and 6, 2017. I will post again on this during the coming week.
  • FAQ on consignments:
  1. Are you closing your Bargain Section?

No! We are just seriously limiting how much we accept. Please see the list on this post. If you are shopping you won’t even notice the difference–I just don’t want my shed filled with the overflow where they can’t sell.

2. Are you still accepting consignments?

Yes! Year round. The most effective time to bring them in is during the spring so they are available for the big summer season, but we take them year round.

Thanks!

Julie Helms
  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
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Teaching Textbooks, Life of Fred, and Apologia

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

A quick update of some items that have come in recently.

Teaching Textbooks:

These are all current.

  • Math 4 CDs $59.97
  • Math 7 CDs $77.97
  • Pre-Algebra 2.0 CDs $92.97
  • Algebra 1    2.0 CDs $92.97
  • Algebra 2 2.0 Workbook only, $20

Life of Fred:

  • Cats and Butterflies $9.60 each
  • Fractions $11.40

Apologia:

  • Elementary–Zoology 1,2,&3, Botany, Anatomy, Chem and Physics, Astronomy–each text $23.40
  • Astronomy 1st edition $10
  • High School–General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Physics, Advanced Physics–$39 each text, $13.20 each solution/tests
  • Chemistry 2nd edition $20, solution/tests $10
  • Physical Science lab kit from Home Science Tools–unopened $32.37 (retail $53.95)
  • Chemistry Microchem kit from HST–$62.80 (retail $119–enough for 5 students, 4 still left)
  • All other texts and notebooks I carry new for 5% off retail.

 

I have multiple copies of the Apologia texts. I have only one each of Fred and Teaching Textbooks–if you are interested in these EMAIL me and I will reserve them based on first come order.

ABeka–FYI–I have a ton in right now, including quite a bit of the brand new first grade editions. All of it is 40% off their catalog price–Don’t buy it new!

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

 

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Local Author–Cooking Through Geography

News from the

Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Dillsburg’s own Marci Wolf has developed a curriculum from her years of experience homeschooling. It’s available at PACE for $14.95

From the author:

Cooking Through Geography was developed by a local homeschool mom with a threefold purpose: to give children an appreciation for the many different cultures in this world, to teach children how to cook (a wonderful life skill) and to taste the flavor and variety of the diverse cultures around us.  This simple curriculum can be used alone or will compliment any geography program.  List of supplies, pages for copying and instructions are all included to enjoy many different cultural foods and learn geography, too!  For more information go to: https://cookingthroughgeography.wordpress.com

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