Bookstores
Where can you find homeschooling books, curricula, and supplies? Where can you get used books? Here is a list of bookstores around the state of California, with a special emphasis on those that are especially helpful for homeschoolers.
California Bookstores
Mardel Christian & Educational Supply
Mardel stores average 30,000 square feet of retail space and stock over 40,000 items. These items include: Bibles, books, music, gifts, children's, office supplies, and educational materials. Mardel stocks a large selection of homeschooling materials, workbooks, and supplies.
Sonshine Christian Stores
23681 Via Linda
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949-855-6711

5581 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-262-2292

Sonshine Christian Stores carry Christian books, music, and more, along with many homeschooling books and materials.
Brighter Child Homeschool and Educational Supplies
8095-B Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Phone: 916-722-2228

Offers a huge selection of homeschool books for students and teachers. They carry everything from cassettes, videos, books, activity kits, and teacher's manuals.
Home and School Marketplace
142 N. 9th Street, Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95350
Phone: 209-529-3549

Carries new and used homeschooling books and supplies. Formerly operated under the names Christian Curriculum Cellar and Eagles' Nest Educational Supplies.
Hope Country Schoolhouse
6458 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 714-373-HOPE (4673)

In stock you'll find collectibles, books, curriculum, boutique items, teacher’s supplies, gifts, antiques, candles and more. They welcome children of all ages to visit the "kidz korner," a special area set aside just for them. They also offer a consignment service.
ATCO School Supply, Inc.
425 E. Sixth Street, #105
Corona, CA 92878-1707
Phone: 951-272-2926

Carries a large selection of educational materials, games, art and music supplies, and more.
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