Grand choruses of Handel’s Messiah sing in my head as I enter the warehouse book sale.
So it turns out that with a little search engine digging, you can find the distribution warehouses for various publishers. These warehouses are spread all over the country. Chances are there is at least one somewhere reasonably close to where you live.
Some are very organized. Others have huge, chaotic boxes filled with the full spectrum of topics.
Currently, my favorite is the Scholastic Warehouse Sale, ’cause I have a 6yr. trying develop his love for books. Last Xmas, Santa brought him a huge box filled with books. I suggested that Santa must have had a blast at the warehouse sale, too.
Once you get to your favorite publisher’s site, sign up for the sale and usually, there will be a printable coupon.
I know that Scholastic, for example, will actually allow you to sign up as a sale volunteer. Best part…you earn credits to spend at the sale. Four hours of volunteer work will trade for a nicely heavy box or two,filled with your choices of reading material, posters, weird little pencils, etc.
Also, the sale usually lasts an entire week, so everyone can find a time to go.