Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Books galore!!!

I think of books galore each time McKay Books comes to mind. I almost get giddy at the thought of the rows and rows of books, with endless titles, and topics, truly they have a book for every person and interest! I really wanted to share McKay Books with all of you, so, I took a few pictures with my cell phone. In the picture above I was shooting down one side of the home school row, the back wall of books holds some of their Christian books. This is just the beginning...

Each shelf is labeled in a way that makes it easy to find what you are looking for, these selves are full of mathematics books. All of their books are gently used and half the price or less than half of new ones, making this a home schoolers delight. If your like our family you home school and love to read, you must use self control while shopping ;)

On the second floor of McKay Books it's wall to wall Cd's, from Bach to Chris Tomlin and everything in between! They even have records, yes, records! I hope everyone reading this knows what records are, because I know some of my kids didn't......YES, that makes me feel really old! Looking below you can see blue signs, the signs tell what topic each section is. I didn't get a picture of the foot prints, the floor has color coded foot prints, that take you to specific areas.

The girls and I made this trip to McKay Books last week. We took 2 bags of DVDs, Cd's, and old books for trade (you can trade or sale your books there). We mainly trade because they give you more in trade than cash. This time we decided to take some in trade and some in cash. Last week we received a little over $200 in trade, we still have $45 dollars left in trade to use at another time, and we came home with $160 in cash...yep, that was a good trip!!!! Now here are a few of my finds....

Here are 3 history books that I loved, I really prefer old books, to the new! These are the kind of books I enjoy adding to our family library.

Did I mention that you can get some of the older books at a steal, at these prices you can see how we came home with arm loads of books!

This was my BIG find for the trip, I have longed to buy the McGuffey's Readers. Well this time they were in great shape and at an unbelievable price. Now we have first, third, and fifth grade, I hope to find the others later. The hunt is part of the fun :)

Now that I had some history and reading in my buggy, I thought that the "Littles" needed a few new books as well. I purchased each of these books at $1 a piece.

The girls and I shopped walked, looked, read, and then purchased. As we were making our way to the van we realized that 3 hours had passed, time flies when your having fun. As you can see home schooling doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Keep your eyes open for books and bargains, sometimes there in places you would least expect them.

If your ever in Tennessee just passing through there are 3 McKay Books locations, check them out you won't be disappointed!


Beautifully Veiled said...

I went today!!! BY MYSELF!! Oh, wasn't that horrible! But I just knew I couldn't trust myself with all the kids with me! Next time we will take a load full of books ourselves. The girls are chomping at the bit to go! Thanks for telling everyone about it. I even took a picture on my phone and sent it to my brother in Memphis. And yes...he called to tell me he was soooo jealous! It was just as wonderful as you had described!

Thanks for having us over last night, it was the "icing on the cake" for my birthday!
Love ya'll

The Pauls' Family said...

Wow! We definitely have to check that out next time we come and visit you all :)

Emily said...

I have not been to the new McKays. Now that they moved they are farther away from us. But it's on my list of not-high priorities to do. : )

Oh by the way I have the CD that Laura blogged about from Mrs. Bradrick, Twenty-four Hours is all you get. I would be more than glad to let you borrow it, along with any thing else we have that you might be interested in. : )

Candi said...

Sounds like a neat store. We love the McGuffey readers as well.

Amy said...

This does sound like a great store!! Wished we had a book store for homeschoolers like this around here.

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

I will not covet, I will not covet!!!

Looks like a store I would LOVE to spend hours in!!! We have one about 1 1/2 hours away from us...I just might have to make the trip now that I have seen yours! I love the older books also!

Lyndi said...

There is one close to where P goes to therapy, will be checking this out in a few weeks, THANK YOU!!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Arthur And Laura,
Mckays has always been one of our favorite places to get books. They normally have what you are looking for. We got your message and would love to get together. I (Sammy) am experiencing some dental work right now, I guess it's my age. Ha! Also we will be seeking God to bring revival this weekend at Waterville....Come on out if you get a chance. Let us know when it would be a good time.
God Bless You!

misslynda said...

McKay's is a favorite for many. Have you gone to Lee's Used Books in downtown Cleveland yet? It doesn't have near the variety but you can find some decent discoveries.
I know about losing track of time in bookstores - - - have done it often!!!

JennyH said...

That store looks huge! Sounds like you had a fun time picking out your new goodies.

Laura said...

That looks like so much fun! We have The Fire Cat and my little guy loves that book.

The closest thing that we have around here to that is our homeschooling convention. I would LOVE to have an entire gigantic store of half off books to browse! Sounds like I need to go convince hubby of making a trip to Tennessee!!

The Mayo Family said...

Oh! Fun! We would get lost in there & what happens to the time? Oh we love to look at "Books"!
So glad you are all feeling better!

Amanda said...

I love McKay's! I'm going this upcoming Thursday. I have $40 given to me specifically to use at McKay's. I'm so excited about going to buy books to share in the kindergarten class that I am student teachign in.

mommyx12 said...

I don't know if you knew this or not but you can get the McGuffey's free online and print them. Maybe you could complete your set that way.