I have mentioned before that I'm a confessed book-aholic. I can spend hours browsing library shelves, but if I have a little money in my pocket nothing beats a book sale. I love hitting used book sales and "rescuing" abandoned treasures. Of course these events don't occur everyday and it's starting to cost a pretty penny to drive the long distances. Now I've found an online alternative -- The Homeschool Library Builder.
This company was started by a couple of homeschool moms who know the value of "living books." They seek out bargains--publisher's overstocks and remainders mostly (there are a few used books) and pass the savings onto us. For example, I found a hardcover Hank the Cowdog books for $4.99 instead of $14.99 (it was a remainder).
Visiting HSLibrarybuilder is very similar to browsing the shelves of a "brick and mortor" bookstore. There are categories on the left side of the screen and you can go through page after page of books in each category--never knowing what bargain might catch your eye. Browsing is essential because there aren't sub-categories, for example I can look at Historical Fiction but it's not further divided into American History or the Civil War.
A lot of homeschoolers will be pleased to browse by curriculum. Available books are listed for Ambleside, Beautiful Feet, Five in a Row, Heart of Dakota, Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace, and Veritas Press. I hope the administrators of the site will continue working on this feature--I'd like to see Konos and My Father's World available here.
To top it all off, Homeschool Library Builder has a free membership plan to help you earn point to get more books!! Every dollar you spend equals one book point--accumulate 15 points and you've earned $1.00 discount on future purchases.
You can see what my fellow crewmates think of Homeschool Library Builder by clicking here.