Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Homeschool Library Builder; a TOS Crew Review

This is my third informational review for Homeschool Library Builder

Here the first review. Here is the second one. 

Homeschool Library Builder, co-owned by two homeschoolers, sells new and used books at reasonable prices.  The site divides books by category and there is a search feature for folks looking for a specific title. 

Things I don't like - yes, there are some:  I wish the search feature could tell me which books come from a pet-free (CAT-free!) home, which books come from a smoke-free home, and I would like a "wordless book" category.  When homeschoolers post items for sale on internet lists or at curriculum sales, they usually indicate when the items come from a pet-free and smoke-free home. This is important to us.  Ordering from HLB means my kid may react to cat dander on a book from a home with cats.  Not good at all.

Head over to the site in May 2012 and get 25% off your purchase.

I have ordered books several times from HLB and the service has been good and the books arrived in the condition described on the web site.  

I head to the HLB site when looking for a particular title or when I get an email from them about dollar bins. I love a bargain! :)

Here (quoted from HLB promotional materials) are the benefits to becoming a member (no purchase required):
Sales and promotions are offered each month. You will know when we offer 25% off sales, free shipping dates, special event promos (such as our annual Super Bowl Sunday 40% off extravaganza), or featured products. And you won't want to miss Spotlight on the Season, our homeschool-friendly calendar, marking holidays, celebrations, and "national days," with corresponding activities and lesson plans!
Want to earn free books quickly? As an HSLB member, you earn one Book Point for each dollar you spend on merchandise.  Fifteen Book Points equal $1 in your account to use toward future purchases. The more you purchase, the more you earn! Earn even more Book Points when you refer friends or promote HSLB virally through your website or blog!  Your Book Points never expire!
  • Book Search
Sometimes a recommended book can be elusive. We are happy to try to locate your item, at no extra cost. We enjoy a good hunt and are delighted when we locate a hard-to-find treasure!
Are you a homeschool family with a cottage industry, a creative product, or an online service? If so, we would love to help you get the word out through our website! The cost is absolutely FREE! Simply submit your product for review. If it meets our Marketplace Standards and Guidelines and will serve the homeschooling community, your information will be added to the top of our HSLB Marketplace page. All we ask is that HSLB customers receive at least a 10% discount off the purchase price.
  Sales of books purchased from the "Helping Hand" category go directly toward  supporting HSLB's child adopted from Compassion International.
Disclaimer: I was not given a product to review; instead, I was offered a 10% discount off an HLB purchse during the month of May for posting this review. I was not paid for this review.  I am not obligated to provide a positive review.

To read the reviews of my Crewmates' about Homeschool Library Builder, please go here.

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