Thursday, February 26, 2009

Homeschool Stores

Home Educator's Resource in Lewisville.

Phone #: (972) 956-8320

Location: 410 E. Church Street

Directions: (from Gainesville area) Take I-35S toward Dallas. Exit Main Street in Lewisville. Turn left at the light, going over the over-pass, toward Old Town Lewisville. Turn left on Henrietta Street. The store is directly on your right, on the corner of Church & Henrietta.

Review: HER is a wonderful place to purchase your homeschool curriculum, supplies, & find great books to add to your home library. HER carries both new & used items. You can find some great deals on used curriculum & books or have somewhere to sell your used curriculum. The staff at this store are super friendly & very helpful. You will find the store to be easy to navigate & child-friendly (there is play area for your children while you shop). HER offers a frequent shopper card to earn a discount for all your purchases. The store frequently runs sales on curriculum & has always had 2 major sales (at least 20% off) each year during the summer & winter -- these are great opportunities to save money on purchasing your homeschool curriculum. HER also has a great website that you can purchase curriculum from online (the sales often apply to online orders &/or phone orders).
H.O.P.E. Academy is available through HER, which offers homeschool classes, consultations, & testing. For more information please visit their website.

Mardel in Denton or Lewisville.

Denton Phone #: 940-384-7076

Location: 1800 S. Loop 288, Ste. 210

Directions: (from Gainesville) Take I-35 S toward Dallas. Exit 463 toward TX-288-LOOP. Turn left at the light (going under the overpass) onto Lillian Miller Pkwy. Go straight passing the mall & crossing over Colorado St. Mardel will be to your left in the same shopping area as Old Navy.

Lewisville Phone #: 972-316-8444

Location: 2428-B S. Stemmons Freeway

Directions: (from Gainesville) Take I-35 S toward Dallas. Exit 3040/Round Grove Rd. Turn left at the light (going over the overpass). Take your first right into the shopping center to your right. Mardel is in the same shopping center as Toys R Us & Garden Ridge (between the two stores)

Review: Mardel is a christian & education book store that carries new homeschool curriculum. Although, the homeschool curriculum here is limited, they do carry the more popular used curriculum & have a great selection of educational materials. You will also find fabulous books, educational toys, videos, music, teaching materials/supplies, and many other christian & educational merchandise. The prices here are competitively reasonable. Mardel also offers two 20% educational sales each year (summer & winter) that can be a great savings for many homeschoolers. Recently Mardel began to offer curriculum/merchandise online, so check out their website for more information.

Recycled Books in Denton.

Phone #: (940) 566-5688

Location: 200 N.Locust

Directions: Take I-35 S toward Dallas. Exit 465B toward US-377/FT WORTH DR. Turn LEFT onto FORT WORTH DR. Turn RIGHT onto FORT WORTH DR. Turn RIGHT onto EAGLE DR. Turn LEFT onto S LOCUST ST. Recycled books is a tall purple building on the corner to your RIGHT.

Review: Recycled Books is a huge used books store. This store is not only a good place to sell your used books, but a wonderful place to find great books. Hidden within this store are the hard to find classics we all want to add to our book shelves. The selection here is incredible. Navigating the store is almost overwhelming, but the staff is very helpful. The children's section is on the lower main level to the right of the store. In this area you will also find a small homeschool specific section & an average parenting/educational guides (Ex. "The Educated Child") section. Most of the books here are in good shape & the prices are unbelievable. This store is a book lovers dream come true! You will cringe at the thought of paying full price for a book again. *This store does offer a 10% discount to homeschoolers.

Barnes & Noble Gives 20% off to homeschoolers - you must ask to sign up for the educator discount.

1 comment:

  1. Just visited Recycled Books for the first time, and OH MAN, was it fun! It's a book wonderland, and they gave me an excellent store credit on my trade-ins, and the book prices were great! I came out with $90 worth of books [their prices] and paid $23 in cash! They even gave me a 'teacher discount' of 10% off, even though I have no proof that I'm a homeschool mom, except that I brought my 4 children in the store with me during a school day!