People who see my library often wonder how I could afford so many books, well now you know my secret. What's that? You are not a teacher. Well, neither am I so I never registered for the sales online. Even though my friends swore that they didn't care if you were actually a teacher, I always went to the door and told them that I am not a teacher, I just love children's books and they always said I was still welcome at the sale, but I did have to register online and they would sit me down at a computer in their office and have me fill out the online registration form. They told me to just register as a home schooler. The form asks you for a school address so they just told me to put "home" as the name of my school and my home address. They said the registration is just for marketing purposes so they can let you know when the next sale is. After going through that at every sale for years, I now feel comfortable just filling the form out online, and bonus, when you register online, you will get a coupon for $10 off of a $50 purchase.
If that's not enough to make you feel comfortable, note that I went to this sale this morning (a Friday morning when teachers would be in school teacher)
and the warehouse was packed with shoppers.
Now, it's not like a Barnes and Noble, this sale made up of books from book orders and book fairs. They sell the rest of already open cartons so you never quite know what titles you will find, but you can be sure they will be a bargain.
The newest releases are only 25% off of the Scholastic price, but that is still a fantastic deal.
My camera battery is dead so I have no photos, but be aware that this sale is in a functioning warehouse, not a good spot for kids to play, and you will be going up and down rows of enormous metal shelves of open cartons of books (although the Sandy sale was much more organized than the ones I went to in Ohio and employees seemed to know exactly where titles are located if you have questions).
Here are just I few of the titles that I spotted today that I highly recommend.
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt (this book is only out in hardback in regular stores, but they had a paperback version at 25% off, which made it only $3.00)
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (this is another book that is only available in paperback through Scholastic)
I am Invited to a Party by Mo Willems
Middle Grade Fiction
The 39 clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban