We are very happy to announce that there will be a used book sale as part of this year’s conference. The sale will be managed independantly by ARCH and proceeds will be used to cover costs at the conference such as table and chair rentals. If you would like to sell your own used books as part of the sale, you are welcome to participate! Please read the following information. You must contact ARCH in advance and register as part of the used book sale.

How to Participate:

The hours of the sale will be as follows:
Drop off items: Friday 1:00 pm
Preview sale for sellers only: Friday 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Open to public: Full length of the conference, Friday 4:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rules for the sale as follows:

1. Labeling
All items must be labeled with a 3×5 inch index card indicating the following (clearly printed):

  • Name
  • Phone number and email address
  • Title of item being sold and subject (math, language arts, etc.)
  • Grade level of item
  • Price (whole dollar amounts only, please!)

Index cards must be securely attached to the item. Blue painters tape works well to secure the cards without damaging the books. Any unmarked book is considered a donation to ARCH and will be sold for the benefit of ARCH. If books are sold as a set, the set MUST be securely bundled and marked as a set.

2. Drop Off
Books are to be dropped off at the University of St. Thomas – Jerabeck Center at 1:00 pm on the first day of the sale, April 19. Books should be marked before you arrive at the sale. In order to participate in the sale, you must pre-register as a vendor at usedbooksaleARCH@gmail.com by Wednesday before the conference. Email your name, contact information (phone number and email address), the number of boxes of books you are selling, and the volunteer slot that you will fill (see next point).

3. Volunteer Requirement
All book sellers are required to work one volunteer slot for the book sale/conference.  The following slots are available:

1:00 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 5:00 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm
7:00 – 9:00 pm

9:00 – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 3:00 pm
and 3:00 – 5:00 pm (clean up)

We need volunteers for both the book sale and the registration table. Please indicate which you would prefer to work. If you do not work your assigned slot, your book sales will be considered a donation to ARCH. You may get a responsible family member or friend to fill in for you at your assigned time. The important thing is that there are people at the site to assist with running the conference.

4. Cash Sales

All prices are non-neogotiable and all sales are CASH only. All sales are final. There is an ATM machine in Crooker, next to Jerabeck, if people need to get more funds.

5. End of Sale

Books must be picked up on Saturday, by 5:00 pm. Any books remaining at the site at that time will be considered donated to ARCH. They will be taken to the Homeschool Store and sold and the proceeds donated to ARCH.

When you pick up your books, you will receive an envelope with all the index cards from items sold and the cash from the sales less the 10% donated to ARCH. If you cannot come to pick up your proceeds, you must make arrangements with the ARCH board to receive your cash at a different time. To make those arrangements, contact us at usedbooksaleARCH@gmail.com Any funds unclaimed on May 1 will be deposited into the ARCH bank account.

6. Donation

Ten percent of all sales will be given to ARCH to help defray the costs of the conference. The money will be deducted from your proceeds.