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An Inexpensive Way to Get More Books for Your Classroom Library: Garage Sales

By Beth Newingham on June 20, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

Garage sales can be a great way to find used books to supplement your classroom library, cheaply -- if you are patient enough to browse through the many books. I have been especially lucky to hit garage sales held by retired teachers who no longer have use for the hundreds of books they collected over their many years of teaching.

Learn more about my classroom library here.

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I also recommend your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. I recently purchased over two dozen books (mixture of hard cover and paperback) for less than $22. I was so thrilled!

You can also check your local Half Price Books Store. Every month, there is a free book giveaway for teachers. It is usually very early on a Saturday. Check with your local store for exact days/times. Some stores may offer it more frequently.

Yep! Been doing this for years. Goodwill and thrift stores, too.

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