Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

TOS Crew: Homeschool Library Builder (2nd time around)

TOS Crew

I’m glad to have another opportunity to let you know about the Homeschool Library Builder (HSLB) website. If you want to check out my previous review, click here.

HSLB was started by two homeschool moms who love books. The site is a bibliophile’s dream, as it offers new and gently used books at affordable prices, with the aim of helping you build a library of your own. I have cruised the virtual aisles, drooling over, er, perusing the titles, and I can tell you there’s lots of good stuff there. For each listing, you can see the item’s retail price as well as the HSLB price, which tells you how much you’re saving.

HSLB makes a point of stocking books for those using a literature based curriculum (Sonlight, Tapestry of Grace, Beautiful Feet, and AmblesideOnline are a few of these), or learning through Unit Studies. They also offer a service where they’ll search for out-of-print books for you.

I love the way the lists of books are easy to look through. You can search by category, keyword, see new arrivals, even find a list of books that suit the current season or upcoming holiday.

Some of their other customer-friendly programs:

– Frequent buyer program. Buy books, earn points toward future purchases.

– Helping Hand. Proceeds from the sale of certain books goes towards a good cause. The current focus is Haiti.

– Marketplace. HSLB provides a forum where members can advertise goods and services.

HSLB has periodic sales. Right now they are offering 20% off everything in the store, with an additional savings of 15% on Superbowl Sunday. That’s a total of 35% off!

Click here to explore the HSLB website. While you’re there, why not sign up for their monthly newsletter? That way you’ll be notified of new sales, activity ideas, articles, and more!

Disclaimer: Members of the TOS Crew received no monetary compensation for posting reviews of the HSLB website. To read more TOS Crew reviews, please click here.