Home Education Book Sales, Fairs, and Conferences

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Spring – the time of year for Homeschool Conferences and Book Fairs!

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Each spring many local and statewide groups sponsor a book sale where parents can sell their old curriculum and get great deals on the next year’s curriculum. Some sales are part of larger conventions or fairs. Every event is different.

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Here’s what we’ve sifted through for you so far.  We’ll update with more if the information becomes available…

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Annual Chippewa Valley Book Sale and Kid Craft Fair

Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church 123 West Hamilton Ave. , Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701•

March 24, 2012, 9 AM to 12 PM

Chippewa Valley Book Sale Flyer

Where? ~ Bayside Baptist Church in Superior
When? ~ Monday, April 2nd, 6-8 pm


Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
Spring Book Sale
April 11-14, 2012

The largest used book sale in Wisconsin will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Library in room 116. The sale includes more than 15,000 books covering a wide range of subjects.

The sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public.

The semiannual sale, organized by the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library, helps to support the Friends and the Libraries. Among other things, the sales help fund an annual lecture series and other special events, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of special materials, and grants for a visiting scholar support program.

Nearly 60 volunteers coordinate the event that draws students, faculty and visitors from around the Midwest. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents. Donations for upcoming sales are accepted on a continual basis. For details on how to give materials to the book sale, read the section on donations.

Preview Sale ($5 entry)Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.

Regular Sale (No entry fee)
Thursday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

$3-a-Bag Sale (Bring Your Own Bag)
Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
(1:05–2 p.m.: remaining books are free)


April 19 -21 / Duke Energy Convention Center / Cincinnati, Ohio


March Registration Pricing extended through Thursday, April 5th

(Only days away!)

(PLEASE NOTE: GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE Keynote Address on Thursday is being moved to 6:30 PM from 5PM. Thank-you!)


Convention Schedule here.


Bekkum Memorial Library
Westby, Wisconsin

Library Friends Spring Book Sale!

Saturday April 21st, 9am to 3pm

Westby Community Room below the Library
Be Green! Re-use Books, VHS, Audiotapes, and more! 


Used book and curriculum sale – Duluth, Minnesota

The Northland CORE used book and curriculum sale is in the process of being organized to be held at Hermantown Community Chruch on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A 4×4 table will be $10; 8-foot tables are $15. This money goes to the church for the use of their space. Coffee and treats will be available. It should be a fun day! More details to come. Info here.


Reedsburg Library Book Sale

Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29, 2012

Reedsburg Library will be holding a fundraising sale of
thousands of adult and children fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback.
Funds raised will benefit the library.
Book donations accepted at the library.


A Beka Book Preview
May 3, 2012   10am-2pm
Stoney Creek
3060 S. Kinney Coulee Rd., Onalaska
Preview products before purchase
Free shipping on all orders placed at this event, in addition to other discounts.
Contact: Terry Bernstrom
800-613-3222 ext 82

Tri State Homeschool Used Book Sale
Friday May 4th
Platteville Wisconsin


Wisconsin Parents Association
29th Annual
Home Education Conference, Curriculum Fair and Used Book Sale
May 4 & 5, 2012
All the information here


This one is gonna be HUGE
with Door Prizes, 40 sellers,
and free information on much, much more. 

Homeschool Book Sale 2012

Friday, May 11th, 4-8pm
Westby Community Center
206 North Main Street, Westby WI

Open to all who wish to buy or sell
New Location!  More Sellers!

To register for a homeschool seller’s table please send an email with the words Booksale 2012 and YOUR NAME in the subject line to request a table and further instructions will be sent. 

Early Registration $3 table fee by March 30 April 4th
Late Registration $7 table fee by April 15 April 20th
No Refunds
Each Seller is responsible for setting up his/her own table, selling items – and breaking down the table and clean up after the sale.
Seller’s Privilege Sale from 3pm to 4pm.

Curriculum and Resource Vendors pricing and availability on request.

Homeschool Book Sale 2012 Flyer


2012 Illinois Homeschool Convention

Chicago Homeschool Expo
New Date and Location!
May 9-11, 2012

Tinley Park Convention Center
Discounted Online Registration Ends 4/27! Click here to register
Click here for information

There are a lot of exciting speakers coming to the Expo (Dinah Zike, Kirk Martin, Todd Wilson, Dr. Feddes, The Klein Family, and more). Also note the Expo is on Thursday and Friday this year and Homeschooling for Excellence 101 is on Wednesday (May 9) before the Expo opens.

In case you haven’t taken advantage of any of the Homeschool Expo’s offers or registered yet… See below for a SPECIAL $5 off coupon code (used online only) … Hurry and register because the deadline for online registration ends April 27th!

Join homeschoolers from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, and Michigan

2012 Chicago Illinois Homeschool Expo

Hear what’s new in homeschooling! Attend informative and inspiring educational workshops, get new ideas, purchase learning materials and curriculum. Make connections with other homeschool families at a convenient, relaxed time of the year. Remember, homeschoolers who attend conventions are better connected and have more success in homeschooling.

Your $5 off coupon code for the Individual or Husband & Wife online registration is: fiveoff.  Register to attend!


Waukesha County Christian Home Educators Book Sale

Saturday May 12th 9am-12pm

Oakwood Church
3041 Oakwood Road
Hartland, WI

All are welcome to shop WCCHE’s annual used book sale.

Click here for more information.

BJU Press Homeschool Solutions Event

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
10 am – 6 pm
The Courtyard, 500 Front St., La Crosse 608-782-1000

Preview products – View textbooks and Teacher’s Editions – Check out the Distance Learning and Online Options

For more information, contact Shannon Harrison at shannon.homeworks@yahoo.com

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Kenosha Homeschool

Friday, May 18th

General Public 10:00 – 2:00

Kenosha Bible Church, 5405 67th Street, Kenosha, WI

Information here.

The book sale is open to everyone, both for selling and buying.


Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association
2012 Annual Spring Conference (Curriculum Fair and Used Book Sale)
May 24-26, 2012
Olympia Resort & Conference Center
Oconomowoc, WI

Download WI-CHEA Spring Conference Full Brochure – 16 pages

June 15th, 2012
FISH/TEACH Used Curriculum Sale,
9 am to noon
Calvary Bible Fellowship, 2841 Index Road, Madison
Open to the public


Driftless Homeschool Books Etc
The Online Homeschool Book Sale


Email swischomeschools@gmail to be added to this list!

“Like” SW Wisconsin Community of Homeschools on facebook

Check the Southwest Wisconsin Calendar!


4 responses to “Home Education Book Sales, Fairs, and Conferences

  1. Cathy,
    Thanks for putting this list together for all of the book sale lovers! Very thoughtful of you. I haven’t been to your site for a while, but it’s always a pleasure when I stop in!

    God bless you!


  2. Since I live thouand of miles away I wish you had sale option where i could buy online and get shipped. 😦


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