I have to be really honest. I've always admired those teachers who can find tons of cheap books at yard sales...but I've never been able to do that! I swear, I am the worst yard sale shopper! And I've tried, believe me. Last year, I even went to our little town's huge book swap. I got up extra early (for me) on Saturday morning, saved my coffee for later, and drove down to the local school. Nothing! Only ancient, tattered copies of books...too used for my kids to handle. I wish I was better at finding those kind of book bargains, but I'm just not. However, I do love to shop from the comfort of my MacBook. And I'm pretty good at that. So here's where I get my cheap books! (I'm talking the $2.99 and under cheap). I'm sure you know about a lot of them already, but just in case... Ok, you already know about Scholastic Book Clubs. But I have to say this is where the bulk of my library has come from. Many of my students don't always have the means to purchase books from the book orders each month...but there are always a couple that do. And those bonus points add up really quickly! So, even if it's just one kid that is routinely buying books, I do make the effort to pass out the order each month. Here's the other cool thing about Scholastic--the online ordering. Not for the parents so much (though that is great, just hasn't worked out too well for my classes). You can look at several catalogs at once! And, you can browse by price (low to high--the first thing I always do on any site). Ugh, their site is down right now, so I can't show you a picture. Anyways... Book Closeouts is another excellent site for finding cheap books...the key is to check back often. You can browse by children's fiction and nonfiction, then by subject, price, etc. The really cool thing about this site? You can search for less than a $1.00! I mean, you don't always find the highest quality of literature...but every so often, I do find some wonderful books to add to our library. I have the most luck with the $1.00 to $3.00 range. Book Warehouse is a store you might have seen around town. We had one in the city where I teach, but it didn't stay for long. Luckily, I found the online store. I still visit this one every so often and check out the cheap books. And last, but not least, Teacherwide. This site has some very inexpensive books. You can search by grade level and purchase entire collections. You can also search by reading level, which can be very helpful. So, whenever I'm on the lookout for some new books, I head to these sites. The more often you check back, the more likely you are to find a nice deal at a low cost. What are some of your favorite sites to find cheap books? I would love to find more to add to my shopping list!