Creative Learning Connection
Making the Connection Between Fun and Learning


Please Note: All Consignment credit will need to be used by the end of August 2016.

We are no longer taking books on consignment. We will be doing "instant credit" between now and the end of September - but only when the owner is in.

Please call or email before you bring books in to trade to ensure that she will be at CLC. 

Trades will be for 33% of what the owner plans to price the books at.

* * * * *

Mark your calendars, our final Used Book Sales (from 7 - 9 p.m. each evening):

Tuesday, August 16

Be sure to call or email for a table, especially for the later ones, where we tend to run out before the sales - cost is 10% of your sales, at the end of the evening.

* * * * *

We sell tens of thousands of used homeschool books, good literature,

and other good books.

Contact us to see if we have what you are looking for: or 256-325-3305.

Or stop by and see for yourself...We have customers who come

from over 100 miles to shop with us. 

(But be sure to check our hours before you come -- we're generally

only open 3 days a week!)


Please call (256-325-3305) or email (

before you bring Used Books in to Consign to be sure that Cathy will be in.

* * * *


CPSIA Legislation

Effective February 10, 2009 the laws for selling and reselling Children's Products changed drastically in our country.   My book on our fight against CPSIA is available as a free download at now.  

* * * *

Buying Used Books

We have a very extensive inventory of books and materials available on consignment:  countless Bob Jones, A Beka, Alpha Omega, and Christian Liberty Press titles.  We also get Saxon Math in on a fairly regular basis (and Sonlight occasionally!) And we have thousands of good reading books.  If you are looking for something in particular, feel free to email or call, and we will check on it for you.  (If you call and no one is available, please do not leave a message...It is best to call back so we can check while you are on the phone.)


We try to screen the used books that we allow to be consigned, but please understand that it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure the materials you purchase from us (both new and used) will work for your family, and that they do not contain any material your family would find objectionable. 


Bringing Books to Consign


Please call to make an appointment before you bring books into consign (contact Cathy at 256-325-3305 or


Consignment Policies at CLC:

Changes to Consignment Policy

Well, it’s been a long time since we’ve had to make any changes to the consignment policy (almost six years, to be exact), but as we get closer to the end (more on that below*), we’ve come to that point again. For our final two years, we are instituting the following modifications to consignment credit accounts:

1.      People who did not use any credit or earn any credit during 2014 have been put in an inactive category. Inactive credit will expire at the end of August 2015.

2.      Those currently in the active category, as well as new consignors, will need to use their credit by August 2016.

If you have credit that you are not planning to use, you may pass it on to someone else if you would like, or let us roll into our overhead costs. We’re good with either, though it would be nice to know.


*If you hadn’t heard, Cathy and Dee are both graduating their youngest students in 2016 and planning to retire by the end of that year. We are open to passing Creative Learning Connection on to new ownership if the right people/offer come along. But barring that, the plan is to close the doors here by the end of 2016. Either way, closing or changing ownership, requires us to start bringing outstanding credit down to manageable amounts. (We will likely still take some items on consignment into 2016, but of course, as we get closer to closing we will need to start limiting that.)

Please carefully read through these policies before consigning items at CLC.

What may be consigned?

We accept most teachers’ manuals, student books with little or no writing in them, literature, etc. The Owner has the final say, based on what she deems saleable. (Due to the new “safety” restrictions of CPSIA, we are currently not able to carry much more than books: CDs, DVDs, manipulatives, etc. are not allowed if they are clearly intended for children 12 and under.)


Are checks and credit still an option?

Materials are only be accepted for in-store credit.  


What % of selling price does the Consignor receive?

After items have sold, Consignor receives 50% of the selling price as in-store credit.  


Who prices items?

Our objective is to find the prices that will best meet the needs of the Consignor, the Customer, and CLC.   The Owner prefers to price all materials herself; items that are under $2 are only priced by the Owner.  If the Consignor prices items, it is understood that the Owner may adjust the prices up or down as she sees fit. 


How and when can items be dropped off?

We take consignments only when the owner is available.  During the school year, she is only available on Thursdays and by appointments.  During the summer, she is generally available every day that the store is open.  BUT, it is still a good idea to call or email before you head over to make sure Catherine will be in:  256-325-3305 or   

Items dropped off when the Owner is not present or available to go through them are left at the risk of the Consignor – prices may be adjusted and any items deemed unacceptable will be donated to the Thrift Store, or put in our Free Box.  Please understand that the Owner does not have time to call people after books are dropped off. 


How are items under $2 handled versus items $2 or more?

Items under $2 are not numbered. Once they have been priced by the Owner, 40% in in-store credit is instantly given to the Consignor. 


How are pick ups handled?

Consignors will be responsible for pulling all items they choose to pick up.  CLC will not pull books off the shelf.   All unsold items become the property of CLC after 12 months.  Reminders will not be sent out; it is the responsibility of the Consignor to pick up any remaining items before the 12 month period is up, if desired.



CLC assumes no liability for the loss of, or damage to, items consigned.


Thank you.

Catherine Jaime

Owner, Creative Learning Connection