Remember Scholastic book orders? The teacher would pass the newspaper print flyer out every month and you had to fill in the quantity and price in those little boxes. I vividly remember scraping together 95 cents or a few dollars to buy the latest Babysitter's Club or Judy Blume book. Earlier today I just relived the excitement of book clubs once again.
I attended this year's warehouse sale in Irwindale and was surprised at the immensity of the warehouse and quantity of books. There are rows and rows of books, most discounted 50% off. There is a second level with even more books! I found books from pre-school through adult in every genre as low as $1.
The warehouse is located in Irwindale and has extended the sale days through May 30. Hours are 9am-5pm, closed Sunday. Remember, only individuals affiliated with a school can shop. Online pre-registration is encouraged, registration is available on-site. You cannot check out without registering. Shopping carts are available. Cash or credit cards accepted.
|There were rows of books just like this one that spanned the warehouse from front to back.|
|I bought these 18 brand new children's books for less than $42, making the average value of each book $2.33!|
15 books were half-price, 3 were 25% off.
If you are interested in books that are less expensive, you'll want to visit East Los Angeles Library during their semi-annual Used Book Fair. Usually held in April and August. Children's books are as low as a quarter and many are nearly new. Click here for more information.