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search for their books, they have like at least 50 books on everything from basic electronics, all the way up to designing your own IC's.
also you can search for prototyping equipment, more specifically breadboards, look at the larger workstations if you plan on using a lot of experimental testing, also I'd consider picking up a digital multimeter, and definately a jumper wire kit, as for the passive components, look somewhere else, because those are mainly for bulk suppliers.
CHECK ORDER QUANTITY before you actually buy it, or you may end up with a bill for 3000 breadboards.
Radio Shack Has Some Pretty Good Kits i got a 300 in one electronic's kit They Start out from basic to Circuits with 3 or more ic's in them. It comes with a project book with 300 project's to build, all the parts u need to build them and a console with breadboard and various electronic componets on it about $50 i think its worth it