About Us

Welcome to Another Turn Used Books

Welcome to Another Turn Used Books!

Another Turn Used Books is a family-owned business that serves individuals, homeschoolers, educators, students, and non-profit organizations by specializing in the online selling of gently-used books, textbooks, and educational toys and aids. Our customers are important to us, so we concentrate on giving them quality, personalized service; and because we are veteran homeschoolers ourselves, we have dedicated a portion of our website to the compilation of resources that are meant to empower and uplift our fellow home educators and their children.

Another Turn Used Books LLC

Another Turn Used Books LLC is run by the husband-and-wife team of Samuel and Debra Polen, residents of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, who homeschooled their son Stephen for all thirteen years of his primary and secondary education (kindergarten through 12th grade).

Once Stephen finished high school, we had lots of educational material that could be reused, and we concluded there were others who needed help in reselling their items as well. We also have a long history of volunteering for non-profit organizations and found that raising money takes precious time away from their principal focus. We thought we could help both individuals and organizations and at the same time provide a small income for ourselves in these trying economic times.

Our desire is to provide quality, personalized customer service while specializing in a rich assortment of gently-used books, textbooks, and educational toys and aids for the benefit of avid readers, homeschoolers, teachers, and students.

Samuel “Sandy” Polen

Samuel grew up in Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Villanova University with a major in Mathematics. He’s now retired after spending the last 23 years of his career as a computer systems engineer. Sandy enjoys reading science fiction, playing video games, and volunteering as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boyertown Community Library, as an Assistant Scoutmaster of New Hanover Troop 367 of the Boy Scouts of America, and as a consultant to the Cradle of Liberty’s Continental District.

Debra “Debi” Polen

Debra grew up in Laurel, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. She was first an at-home mother and founded the MOMS Club® of New Hanover Township, a local chapter of an international support group for mothers who are home with their children. Later, she became the supervisor of her son’s home education from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Stephen Polen

Stephen grew up in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Montgomery County Community College with an Associate in General Studies degree at age 18, followed by completing high school and receiving his diploma through the Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Association. He is an Eagle Scout, an avid manga and anime fan, and a game designer.