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Reshelving Alexandria

Empowering homeschoolers with knowledge to make their own book decisions for their family.

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Books are powerful. The best books have the power to...

Inform the Mind

Foster a love of learning by providing your family with books that expand knowledge, pique curiosity and promote a sense of wonder. Introduce your children to the great thinkers of both the past and present, then witness them making new connections, thinking deeply and evaluating ideas.

Impress the Heart

Create a home where the heart can flourish by presenting your family with books that spark the imagination, stir the emotions, and inspire the heart. Invite the master storytellers and great illustrators to be participants in your home as the stories they share leave indelible impressions upon the heart which will last a lifetime.

Illuminate the Soul

Experience the gifts of knowledge, insight, understanding, and empathy as you encounter goodness, truth and beauty in stories that reflect the reality of our broken world along with the redemptive power and love of God.

“One more thing is of vital importance; children must have books, living books. The best is not too good for them; anything less than the best is not good enough. ”—Charlotte Mason

Don't let strangers decide which books are best for your children. Reshelving Alexandria is not a book list—it's a tool that empowers you with knowledge about excellent books so that you can make your own informed decisions.

Gain the peace of mind that comes from realizing you know and love your children best and can make the best decisions for them.


Find the books your family needs.

Search by genre, reading level, time period, location and more.

Locate where to purchase, view for free, or borrow from a library.


Decide if the book is a good fit for your family.

Review our content considerations to determine if the book will work well for your child at this time.

View detailed book information including an example page to review the illustrations and text.


Organize your homeschool plans.

Create homeschool schedules and reading plans using books from our database and your own content.

Print out your own customized lists.

Already using a curriculum you love?

How do you decide which book to substitute when the assigned book isn't a good fit or your children has already read it?

What is your child reading in their free time?

How do you decide what to read aloud as a family?

Does your curriculum include books about your family's particular cultural heritage?

Can your curriculum tell you that you already own that assigned book in one of your anthologies or that artist you're studying is in that art book on your shelf?

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"Between the custom lists, advanced search features, content considerations, reading levels, library search and online and audible and purchasing links, and all the other goodies, Reshelving Alexandria gives me my own personal 'concierge de bibliothèque.' We used to call them librarians."

—Johanna Bittle, long time member

Benefits of Membership

Basic Search
(Limited results)

Advanced Search 
Basic Book Data
(Cover, Title, Author, Publisher, Publication date, Series, Amazon link, Description preview)
Extensive Book Data
(Basic plus full description, illustrator, editor, translator, genre, reading level, purchase and free online and public library search links)
Author biosLiving authors and featured author only
Author photos
Recommended Publisher List
Public books
Exclusive books 
Public series
Exclusive series 
Public book lists
Exclusive book lists 
Time periods 
Content considerations 
Example pages 
Unicorn designation 
Illustrator bios 
Illustrator photos 
Books listed by author and illustrator 
Exclusive Member Community
(Includes Buy/Sell group and Book Care and Repair help)
Bookstore List 
Anthology contents 
Add books to lists
(Wish list, books you own, books you've purchased, books you've read, custom lists)
Track your book details 
Track favorite series 
Track favorite authors & illustrators 
Write reviews 
Create homeschool plans 
Create custom reading lists 

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Have questions?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here. If you have any further questions please contact us using our contact form. We'd love to hear from you!

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes! You can receive a full refund within the first 30 days after you sign up if you are unsatisfied with Membership for any reason. After 30 days, you will no longer be eligible for a full refund, but you can cancel your monthly or yearly subscription at any time. If you cancel, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term. You may contact us with any refund requests and inquiries.

Will there continue to be content available for free on the website?

Yes. Providing education on great books and living authors is a large part of our mission. To that end, we will continue to add books and articles on the website that will remain free to the public.

What kind of search criteria can I use to search for books as a member?

We have provided for the ability to search for books using a number of criteria including: location, genre, reading level, time period, decades, authors, illustrators, series, format (audible, kindle, free online), reprints, content considerations, unicorns and more! Our advanced search allows for you to search with multiple criteria at once, for example, you could search for a book in Early Modern History, set in New York state, for an advanced reading level, that is historical fiction and features a large family.

What kind of customization is available?

You can create wish-lists and custom reading lists that can be printed out. For example, you could create a list for "Johnny Age 8 Science Reading", or you could create a list to track each of your children's reading. Additionally, you can mark books that you own and have read.

Is this similar to LibraryThing or another comparable service? Will I be able to add my own books to the database if they are not on the website?

LibraryThing and comparable services are crowdsourcing sites where every and any book can be added by anyone. Reshelving Alexandria is different—it's a highly curated database of good, true, and beautiful books.

However, you can add books that aren't in our database to any of your lists but they will only be visible to you. You can also very easily add books that are part of Reshelving Alexandria to your lists. It's simple and easy compared to other services (especially for vintage books).

What kind of information is available on the books?

We provide descriptions, content considerations, example pages, reviews, numerous tags, reprints, public library search, used book search, internet archive link, kindle link, audible link and more on each book. We also have pictures and full bios available for authors and illustrators, with lists of their works included.

If I own a book, what kind of info can I track on it?

You can note format (hardcover, paperback, library bind etc), dust jacket, condition, price paid, replacement value, location (which bookcase or box) and more!

Do you have any additional support for members?

Yes. We have created a Facebook group specifically for website members where we can answer questions, receive feedback, and where members can share tips on how they are utilizing the site.

Are newly published books and living authors included on the site?

Yes. We want to share the cream of the crop of living authors and current books. Supporting them in their work is a joy and we will continue to add many more in the upcoming months!

If I join membership, and had to cancel my membership for some reason, would my info be deleted? What would happen when I reactivate my account?

If you leave membership we will save your data for 1 year. If you have extenuating circumstances and let us know in advance we can also work with you to keep your data longer than that.

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