Just curious... are there real life school/homeschool supply stores where various curricula are stocked where people can shop? I'm in a rural area and there's only one other family I know of near me using like-minded homeschool methods, so I've not really seen many options for curricula. And it's difficult (I'm beginning to think, impossible) to determine what a curriculum is really like just by reading the descriptions and reviews online. I've quickly depleted my homeschool budget buying things online that I had hoped would work for us.
It would be wonderful to go shopping in a store that had all the different curriculum materials in one place... where I could put all the ones I'm interested in side-by-side and compare. Do these stores exist? How does everyone find the curricula they want without wasting lots of money on materials that won't ultimately be used??