My homeschooled kids have just opened a bookstore as a lesson in starting a business
and would like to invite you to come browse around in it! Most of the books
are brand-new and only $1!! Yes, only $1!!
The story behind the
bookstore: 2 summers ago a friend of ours asked my husband to sell a house
after her tenant had been evicted. Left behind was a barn FULL of books!
These are brand new books that have been discarded by the local schools when
new editions were bought. Most of these books are elementary
story books, so its not like the information in them is outdated. Needless to
say, I was amazed at the waste of tax dollars sitting in that barn. And now
they were destined for the dump if I didn't do something with them. So my
boys and I spent weeks lugging the books to our shed at home, sorting
them, and trying to figure out what to do next. This summer, my 9 year old
said he wanted to start his own business and a bookstore was a great
Obviously, these books need to find good homes. In addition to
the story books, we have textbooks in every subject for every grade level
(history, writing, literature, math, science, health, art), lots of
workbooks, a huge selection of Spanish elementary leveled readers, chapter books for kids, and some teacher supplies (like word wall charts
with plastic pockets for new words or sentences), extra large story books for
a classroom, flashcards, CDs, etc. If you see a book you like and need more
copies, ASK!! I'm sure we
have them in storage!
We would appreciate it
if you would pass this message on to anyone you know that might be interested
in these books...especially other homeschooling families, teachers looking to
add materials to their classrooms, women/children shelters, Headstart
classrooms, Spanish speaking services, etc.
Seriously, we don't want our efforts in lugging these books all
over town to have been in vane...please let me know if you have some
suggestions on where they could be best used. We are happy to make book
donations to good causes!!!.
The bookstore is located at 1505 NE Village
Street in Fairview right across the street from the Fairview library. It is
in the front office of the Village Realty office. We will be open every
Thursday this summer during Farmer's Market (4-7p), in addition to most weekdays between
10-12noon. Otherwise, if the Village Realty door is unlocked, COME ON IN!!!
With 4 homeschooled kids under the age of 9, we have to keep this very
informal...as I'm sure you can relate! Any questions, call me at 503-665-5615
or email at michelj
We are also selling a large selection of Scholastic books at 50% off retail
prices ($3). These are all beautifully illustrated and educational...great
for your home library or gifts!!!