Saturday, February 13, 2010

TOS Crew Review -- Homeschool Library Builder


Feeling that mid-year slump? Need a little boost in your homeschooling? What does a homeschooling mom enjoy more than new books? I'm sure there's something, but it isn't coming to mind right now.

Well, this may be just the thing. The Homeschool Library Builder wants to help you find good books for you and your kids at reasonable prices. So, pull out your wish lists, and give their site a look see.

Product: Homeschool Library Builder
Details: An online site that offers various books of special interest to homeschoolers (although many others would enjoy this site as well for quality books).
Price: Membership to the site is free! And, if you join and order books through their site you earn rewards as well.

What we loved . . .

  • Reasonable Prices. As unusual as some of their titles are and as comprehensive as their listing is, their prices are very reasonable. Not garage sale prices, but very competitive when compared to other online sources, or even local homeschool book sale prices.
  • Membership perks. For no cost you can join their site as a member. Then, every dollar you spend earns you a book point. Fifteen book points earns you one dollar toward a future purchase.
  • Referral program. If you are a member and refer your friends to their program you earn 15 books points for each new member's purchase that mentions you as their referral. They will even send you business cards to share around.
  • Variety. They offer quite a few books from early readers to adult, covering a wide variety of topics.

Some considerations . . .
  • They do sell some used books. These are clearly marked in the condition of the book which they rate from "New" to "Poor"
  • The don't have everything. ;-) They do have a decent selection and I came across many books that we have enjoyed or would like to own. They also have an impressive selection of books that are out of print or otherwise difficult to find
  • Shipping. Of course, the more you buy, the better the shipping figures into the overall price. Starting at $4.50 for US media mail, you probably won't want to buy just one book from them. But, don't worry, I'm sure you can find more than that.

Special deal going on right now:
- For the month of February you can get 20% off all of your orders

Definitely a site to keep in mind when you need to make a book purchase. They could save you quite a bit of money if they have what you are looking for. And, if you know of anything you need at the moment, definitely go take advantage of the extra 20 percent off through the end of February!

For more TOS Crew reviews on this product, check out the TOS Crew blog.

Disclaimer: This web based program was provided to me free of charge from Homeschool Library Builder as part of my participation in The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I received no additional compensation and the opinions expressed here come from my personal experiences and sincere thoughts.

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