Used Book/Curricula Sale 2018

  • 23 May 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N. Heinz Ln, Edwards, IL


  • (no need to register to buy)
  • (no need to register to buy)

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2018 APACHE Sponsored

Annual Used Curriculum/Book Sale

When? Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 (9:30 am-12:00 pm)

Where? Bethany Baptist Church, 7422 N Heinz Lane, Edwards IL

Why? It’s a chance to sell your items & shop for next school year. 2016 & 2017 sales were the largest ever with over 65 sellers and more than $7000 changing hands in 2.5 hours! Come early for the best selection. Doors open for shopping at 9:30am.

Is there a charge? Sellers: There is no charge for APACHE subscribers to sell their items. Non-subscribers will be charged $10 to sell. Sellers keep 100% of their sales dollars (there is no commission taken out.) Buyers: No charge to shop & purchase items thanks to APACHE and a team of volunteers.

Why do you need my information if I am a seller and why should I pre-register? All sellers need to register (either in advance by May 18th or at the door) so we know where to mail your check and so we can contact you during the sale, if necessary. Registration will take a couple of minutes before you put your items in the sale. Pre-registered sellers will have a separate check-in spot for quicker entry. You can pre-register at

Sale Day Timeline

· 7:30am - 8:30am: Seller check-in and set out their items on appropriate table.

· 8:45am to 9:30am: VOLUNTEERS ONLY shopping (All others will be asked to exit the gym.)

· 9:30am to 12:00pm: Sale open to everyone

· 12:00pm to 12:30 pm: Sellers gather their unsold items so volunteers can clean up.

Any items left after the sale will be donated.

General Information and Guidelines

  • Bethany Baptist Church has graciously allowed us the use of their gym and foyer area again. Please do not call the church with questions about the sale. We are very thankful for the use of their facility and need to be respectful. If you bring children, please keep them with you. Don’t let them wander the church. We also need to remember that there are people working in the church that day so we need to keep the noise level down.
  • Please keep in mind that APACHE is providing a location for you to sell your curriculum. We cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please ensure that all items are clearly marked and that the sale tag is securely attached as described below.
  • We retain the right to refuse any item(s) we feel unacceptable.
  • We cannot allow free items on the sales floor. Consider posting on a FB page or Yahoo group for donation.

Information for Sellers:

  • All items for sale must be labeled as described. Tag each item by putting clear tape topped with a smaller piece of masking tape, and making a small 'pull-tab' on one end of the masking tape for easier removal. (The clear tape protects the item from damage and the masking tape is your sales tag. We will remove the sales tag when the item is purchased so that you will get credit for selling that item.) Do not use Post-It Notes, labels, garage sale tags, etc. – Uniform labeling allows for a more accurate and efficient sale. Thin masking tape works well. Please do NOT use dark color painters tape (blue, green, etc.) as it is difficult to read. Do NOT use wide tape; it takes up too much space on the seller's sheets.
  • On the masking tape tag, put the price, the first initial and last name of the seller, and the title of the item clearly written in black fine-point sharpie or black ink. Put your label on the front of the item so it’s easily viewed by potential buyers.

  • If you are selling a set of items, label each item (1 of 6, 2 of 6, etc.) in case they accidentally get separated.
  • Consider bundling smaller items in Ziploc type bags and larger items in a box.
  • Please price all items in $.50 increments. It is easier for the cashiers to total during the busy sale. [If any item is marked in $0.25 increments, the cost of the item will be decreased by $0.25. ($1.25 item will be charged as $1.00. A $1.75 item will be charged as $1.50)]. 
  • Tables will be designated by subject. It is helpful to have your books sorted by subject prior to coming.
  • ALL labeling must be done prior to the sale. It is very busy in the hour before the sale opens so please come prepared and ready to set your items on the tables.
  • Bring items and set them out on appropriate tables either the night before from 7:00-8:00pm or the morning of the sale from 7:30-8:30am.
  • Please allow enough time to set out your items, as all except volunteers will be asked to leave the sale area at 8:30 am before the volunteer-only shopping time. Please plan accordingly so you have time to set all of your books out by 8:30am. Otherwise you will need to wait until 9:30 to set out the remainder of your books.
  • At the close of the sale, each seller must collect all their remaining unsold books so that the volunteers can finish clean up and go home. (You may want to have a list of everything you brought.) Any items left at the end of clean-up will be donated.
  • After the sale each seller sales sheet(s) will be totaled and a check will be mailed to sellers from Morton Community Bank (please allow two weeks). We will NOT be sending out scanned copies of the seller's sheets.
  • If items are not labeled properly, you will be asked to correctly label before items can be put out for sale.

How the sale works for buyers:

  • Shop and find items you wish to purchase. When you are done shopping, proceed to a cashier’s station for checkout.
  • At checkout, volunteers will remove stickers and total your sale. You may pay with cash or check made out to APACHE or with debit/credit card.
  • Be patient – this sale is run entirely by volunteers and we work to check you out as quickly as possible.

Categories of Items in the Sale

Listed below is a list of general categories to help you prepare. The tables at the sale will allow for lower grade items to be separate from upper grades. The morning of the sale, sellers place their item in the most appropriate category. As of right now, these are the general categories; this list is based on what we had seen at past sales and will expand as necessary.

At the sale, if you aren’t sure where to place your item (or are not sure where to find an item) find a volunteer. We will be available to provide some assistance

Language Arts (spelling, vocab, literary analysis, grammar, writing, penmanship, phonics, reading comprehension, etc.)

Math (books and manipulatives)

History/Geography (textbooks, historical fiction & non-fiction, maps)


Literature (elementary, chapter books, young adult, adult)

Early Readers (board books, picture books, level readers)

Science (all branches including health & nature study)

Bible Study/Christian Living

Foreign Language



Arts/Crafts (books, kits, supplies)

Music/Fine Arts

“Boxed Curriculum” items (Bob Jones, ABEKA, Sonlight Core, etc.)

Unit Studies

Life Skills/Home-Economics

Games & Puzzles & Educational Toys

Educational Magazines (National Geographics, ZooBooks, Ranger Rick, etc.)

Electronic Resource (CD, DVD, Computer Software)

General Resource Books (parenting, self-help, homemaking, homeschooling, etc)

School/Office Supplies

Reference Items (dictionary, encyclopedia, etc)

If you have any questions about the sale, please email

Volunteering to help with the book sale comes with a terrific perk! Volunteers will be allowed to shop for a period of time before the sale is open to the public!  Volunteer shifts are only 90 minutes this year so you still have time to shop during the sale also! So what are you waiting for? Sign up today! 

If you would like to volunteer for the sale: 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, contact Sasha ( to sign up.

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