Goodwill Books

I love scouring my local Goodwill for children's books for my classroom.  They have such good prices!  I also find other great books at Goodwill, just for me.  I got my copy of Marley and Me for $0.99, a first edition of Mosaic of Thought (see my post on reading comprehension here) and Scholastic's Teaching with Favorite Kevin Henkes Books for $2.99 each.  Steals!  But, I've found something even better, something this busy mom of two/3rd grade teacher/going back to college lady can really get behind - Goodwill Books online!!  That's right, Goodwill Books has a website, www.goodwillbooks.com where you can go online, search for books (children's, adult, textbooks, you name it!) and get great prices.  They don't always have every book I want, but when they do, I get excited.  I'm not sure how they figure out the shipping costs, but they charged me $1.19 per book.  But when I'm spending $0.25-$0.99 on each book, it still ends up being  great deal.   The warehouse is actually in Hillsboro, OR, a western suburb of Portland.  So I feel like I'm helping out my local economy and get to shop while sitting on the couch!

Check out all these books I recently got.  You'll never guess how much I paid...
8 books...

 One even signed by the author!!!!

My class is loving these Hershey's books.  Perfect intros for 3rd grade math concepts.

No guesses?? $12.75!!!!! What a deal.  Head on over to goodwillbooks.com and tell me what kind of deals you find!

10 comments

  1. Oh, my, gosh! I am hooked already! I just dropped $20, but I got books and cds to beef up my listening center. Thanks for the tip. I'll have to make a post of my own!

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  2. Just found your blog. What a great tip! I had no idea they had an online store - I'm always looking for good deals on books!

    Sara :)

    Smiling In Second Grade

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    1. Thanks Sara! Heading over to your blog now...
      Nicole

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  3. What?? I had no idea about this website, very cool! My other favorite book resource is the friends of the library used book sale.

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    1. I love library sales, too! I got TONS of books my first year teaching all for 25-50 cents a piece. My little firsties would have had nothing to read if it wasn't for the library! :)
      Nicole

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  4. Goodwill online? How brilliant! Thank you for the tip. (I'm following now!)

    Tammy
    www.foreverin1st.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Heading to your blog now! :)
      Nicole

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  5. Sorry to say that the site has been polished up (which is nice) but its shipping policy now charges $3.89 per book (which is not). It's now at least as expensive as buying from Amazon and usually more.

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