Second Annual Used Book Sale

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UPDATE: (I’m sure many of you who received the email message below from Kim Eckles, regarding her daughter’s health issues, tried to imagine how it would feel to be in such a heart-breaking situation. If you’re like me, you wanted to try to do something to help Kim.

Here’s your chance.)

Gideon Study Center’s annual book sale, scheduled on June 1 (the same day as Kim’s 2nd day of sale), will incorporate ALL of Kim Eckles’ homeschooling materials, texts and books, and all proceeds that Gideon receives from the sale (20% of sellers’ revenue) will go to the Eckles family.

Kim will still have her garage sale on both May 31 and June 1, minus all of her homeschooling material.  Please patronize BOTH to help the Eckles family: See Kim’s message below regarding date, time, and contact information about her sale.

And visit the 2nd Annual Gideon Study Center sale, June 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Journey Church, 56 Prestley Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. More information in the original post below or contact Judy Palloto at .  If you wish to sell books, you must drop off on May 31 with a registration form (available from Judy). No books will be accepted on the 1st. — Thanks!

Kim’s original email……………………….

On May 15th, my 27 yr old daughter, Heather had an ultrasound on her breasts and they found that she has cancer. The ultra sound also revealed that there are masses in the sternum, ribs, and pectoral area. Both breasts are affected and she will be meeting with the surgeon on May 31st to schedule a double mastectomy. She lives in Arizona with her husband and I will be going along with my two younger daughters to stay with her and assist in her recovery. Requesting prayers to storm heaven for her to be healed. Also prayer that we can gather enough funds for us to get out there. I will be driving out there taking what I can with me and finding a job once I get out there to assist them with the cost of this surgery. She has no insurance.

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It’s that time of year… time to start buying for next year’s homeschooling efforts. The catalogs are arriving, the websites begin offering special shipping deals, and the calculators start humming as we all try to make our wish lists fit into our budgets.

Used books are a great way to keep your homeschooling costs down! And a used book sale in June lets you finish your instruction in your current year’s texts before you have to put them on the market for others to buy and use in their homes next year.

Details for the 2nd Annual Home School Used Book Sale

Friday, June 1, 2012, at Journey Church, 56 Prestley Road, Bridgeville, PA  15017

For more information contact Judy Palloto at

As a service to the Home School Community, Gideon Study Center is hosting a spring used book sale. This is not a fund raiser.  All proceeds are to cover overhead expenses and the difference will be a gift to the Journey Church.

Book & Curriculum Drop Off: Thursday, May 30, 2012, 9a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Sale opens on Friday, June 1, 9a.m. – 2:00p.m.  (Items for sale will not be accepted during the sale.)   There will be a special area for GSC dress-code approved clothing & curriculum for next year.

1. Clearly mark all materials:

  •   Use a removable sticker with full last name, first initial
  •   Price in increments of .25 — items without prices will be removed from sale
  •   Label sets with “1 of 3”, “2 of 3”, etc. Each piece should have its own removable label

2. At Thursday drop off  — Submit “Seller Registration Form” with $2.00 non-refundable Registration Fee (to be deducted from 20% Seller fee at time of pick-up). Sellers will be asked to sort books by subject, please plan time accordingly.

3. Pick up unsold materials and checks on Friday, June 1, at 2:30. Materials not claimed at the end of the book sale become the property of GSC.

Thank you for your participation and we appreciate any suggestions.

Gideon families looking for texts for next year should check the 2012-2013 book lists posted here to help with your shopping needs.