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Tuesday
Apr082014

Books Authors Read with Victoria Scott

We continue our "Books Authors Read" series with YA author Victoria Scott, who wrote The Dante Walker trilogy and recently held the launch party for her new book, Fire & Flood, at our Dallas Flagship store. Thanks, Victoria, for sharing some of your favorite books! -- Emily 

My own work, while laced with fantasy, is often set in modern day, and in places we’re familiar with. So when I read, I like nothing better than to step into the opposite. I adore young adult books that whisk me away to another time and place, and make me forget I’m sipping coffee in Dallas. Here are five of my favorite books that did just that!

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

This is quite possibly my most beloved series. It’s a story about a princess who flourishes as a queen. About an underdog who triumphs. About an ugly duckling who becomes beautiful in the right person’s eyes. And don’t get me started on the settings in this series—serene stretches of desert, uninhabited islands, the reckless sea. I tell everyone I know to read these books, and you should too!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

A book that takes place in outer space? Yes, please. I fell in love with Revis’s characters, but it was the wickedly beautiful stars, the crops growing under false lights, and the ship’s blueprint that truly swept me away. Every time I cracked open one of these books, I was no longer on earth. I was elsewhere, with Elder and Amy and a fleet of restless people bound for a world they may never reach. This pulse-pounding story is one you shouldn’t miss.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Every time I pick up this book, I want a glass of iced tea. This southern gothic horror takes place in an old, crumbling estate by the sea. As if that wasn’t enough to hook me, a strange, nerve-rattling guy rents the main character’s guest house. I spent the better part of a week equally terrified and attracted to this guy. Is he dangerous? Is he a gentleman? I’ll never tell. But I will say this, pour yourself a glass of the South’s syrup and settle in for a mystery unlike any you’ve ever read.

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

Set in Paris in the late 1800s, this gothic story evokes a gloomy, foggy feel. I could practically feel the cobblestone streets beneath my heels, and the gargoyles watching my every move from the abbey eves. Morgan creates a romance in the city of love unlike any I’ve ever read. It’s part paranormal, part ball gowns and etiquette, part kick-butt fight scenes…and wholly entertaining. I can open one of Morgan’s books and within seconds that dark, dreary, enticing world falls over my shoulders once again.

Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

This book took me on a journey to China, Angel Island, and finally, to America in the early 1920s. The main character, Jade Moon, born a Fire Horse, is one of my absolute favorite main characters. Her quest to have a voice among men takes her on a journey across the world, and I was enthralled every step of the way. I wept when she was sad, felt my blood boil when she was frustrated, and rejoiced when at last she found a makeshift home. I rarely reread books, but this is one I have no doubt will be enjoyed time and again. Go Jade!

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Victoria Scott is the author of Dante Walker Trilogy and Fire & Flood Series

You may visit her online or follow her on Twitter at @VictoriaScottYA.

Monday
Mar312014

4 Home Run Movies For A Baseball Fanatic

Play Ball! A Few of our Favorite Baseball Movies.

 

Today is opening day for most of Major League Baseball. As a huge baseball fan, it's one of the best days of the year. Everyone has hope that a World Series is in the cards for their favorite team.

 

To celebrate the start of the season, I thought I’d share some of my favorite baseball movies. Enjoy!

 

1. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973) – Starring Michael Moriarty and a guy who would go on to become pretty famous, Robert De Niro, Bang the Drum Slowly tells the story of Henry Wiggen and Bruce Pearson, players for the New York Mammoths. Bruce finds out he is terminally ill at the beginning of the film. Not the brightest or the best player, the Mammoths are prepared to cut him. But Henry ends his contract holdout and makes the team include one condition – that he and Bruce come as a package.  Grab some tissues for this one because this one’s a tearjerker.

2. A League of Their Own (1992) – Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna, A League of Their Own tells the story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Many great quotes came from this classic, but the most famous and widely used has to be, “There’s no crying in baseball!”

3. Moneyball (2011) – I was surprised I enjoyed a movie focused on building a successful team through sabermetrics so much. Having great actors like Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman certainly doesn’t hurt. Moneyball tells the story of the 2002 Oakland A’s and general manager Billy Beane’s quest to field a competitive team on a budget.

4. Little Big League (1994) – This is probably the least known of these movies, but one of my all-time favorites.  12-year-old Billy Heywood inherits the Minnesota Twins when his grandfather dies. After running off the team’s manager, Billy decides to name himself the manager of the team. The players are skeptical (as they should be!) but the team comes together to make a run at the AL wild card. Hilarity ensues as Billy tries to balance his adult job with the normal activities of a 12 year old. Look for appearances by former baseball greats Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Randy Johnson and Ken Griffey Jr.!

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Emily is Public Relations Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You can follow her on Twitter at @emilytbruce.

Thursday
Mar272014

Local Store Events Round-up: April 2014

Local Store Events Round-up: April 2014

Looking for something to do at your favorite book store? Check out these fun happenings at Half Price Books stores across the country during the month of April!

 

ALL STORES 


Kids' Book Giveaway
You heard right! We're giving away children's books to local nonprofits and educators. Don't miss the Half Pint Library Giveaway Event in your area. Make sure to RSVP to your event in advance. Pre-registration does not guarantee that you will receive books. Learn more about these kids' book giveaway events.

National Drop Everything & Read Day

Pick up a book, where ever you are, on Saturday, April 12 for National Drop Everything & Read Day! If you need something new to read, stop in your Half Price Books store and our Bibliomaniacs can offer you reading suggestions. Read in a quiet cozy nook on your own, or gather your family and read a story together. Whatever free time you have today, we hope you spend it with a book. Let's drop everything and read together! 

 

Get a $5 Bonus Card!

Load an HPB Gift Card with $25 or more and get a $5 Bonus Card! Bring back your $5 Bonus Card June 1 - June 30 and save at your favorite HPB store. This bonus offer is valid on gift card purchases made in store or online through Sunday, May 11, 2014. Buy a gift card online and get free standard shipping. Sorry, but HPB Gift Cards, coupons and other discounts cannot be used on HPB Marketplace or at Half Price Books Outlet. Got questions about gift cards? Check out our FAQs or contact our Gift Card Customer Service.

 

Vinyl Day

Listen up, audiophiles! It's back to 'old school' on Saturday, April 19. We're celebrating vinyl all day in store! Come check out our stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves and loads of LPs – buy as many as you please. And, don't forget to sign up online at HPB.COM/VINYL and enter for a chance to win a free USB Turntable. Deadline to enter is Sunday, April 20. See entry web page for giveaway details.

 

ARIZONA

 

Phoenix- Camelback

10% Off Vinyl Sale

In celebration of Vinyl Day, Saturday, April 19, we're giving you an extra 10% off all vinyl at your Camelback HPB. Plus, we'll be playing records all day, so come enjoy the fun during our 1-day only 10% Off Vinyl Sale! Discount valid at this location only. See store for details.

 

Mesa 

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Mesa HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. See you April 6!

 

10% Off Vinyl & More

Listen up, audiophiles! In celebration of Vinyl Day, your Mesa HPB is giving you an extra 10% off all LPs, CDs and DVDs on Friday and Saturday, April 18-19. Thumb through our vast collection of LPs and discover new treasures to add to your vinyl collection. You can buy stacks o'wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Plus, we'll be playing records after dark, so come enjoy the fun! Discount valid at this location only.

 

Phoenix – Paradise Valley 

Second Saturday Storytime
Bring your half-pint readers in for a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. See you April 12!

 

ILLINOIS

 

Countryside 

Second Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Countryside HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. See you April 13!

 

Rockford Outlet

Drop Everything & Read Sale

Saturday, April 12, is National Drop Everything & Read Day. To celebrate, your American Plaza Half Price Books Outlet is offering an extra 20% OFF all Kids books Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13. Drop on in and help your young readers discover the joy of reading.

 

INDIANA

 

Avon 

Retro Thursdays

Think it's still cool to be old school? Stop by the Half Price Books in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

 

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet 

Vinyl Thursdays

Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is having Buy One LP, Get One Free each Thursday. Thumb through our vast, cool selection of LPs, all priced at 50¢ or less. See store for details.

 

Fill-a-Bag for $25

1-DAY ONLY! Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Saturday, April 26. Come "Fill-a-Bag for $25" and stock up on select fiction, nonfiction, children's books, music and movies. Fill a free (and now LARGER) souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with select merchandise from our assorted Bargain Tables and get your whole bundle for just $25 plus tax. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington, IN only.

 

Fort Wayne 

Comic Books Sale

Whamo! That's right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only.

 

LP Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

 

DVD Clearance Sale

HPB prices just got better. Join us for a fantastic DVD sale at our Fort Wayne Half Price Books. For one weekend only, Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, April 13, all clearance DVDs in the store are 50% off the sticker price. Get here early for the best selection. Sale at this location only. See store for details.

 

Greenwood 

Comic Book Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, stop by our Greenwood store to get 20% off all single-issue comics, including clearance and collectible issues. Offer good at this location only.

 

Music Fridays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by the Greenwood HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

 

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village 

Comics Sale Wednesdays

Comic fans and collectors, don't miss our weekly Comics Sale Wednesdays. Save 20% off comic books at our Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis, Indiana. Come back each week as we restock with new adventures in store! Sale excludes graphic novels and manga. Continues each Wednesday at this location until further notice. No superhero powers required.

 

Music Fridays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Clearwater Village HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

 

Jennifer Gabou Book Signing

Meet professional tennis player, coach and local author, Jennifer Gabou, at your Clearwater Village HPB. Jennifer will sell and sign her new novel, Division 1, on Friday, April 18, starting at 7 p.m.

 

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar 

Retro Tuesdays
Listen up media aficionados! Join us each Tuesday and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, VHS, comics, manga, graphic novels and video games at our Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis. Discount at this location only. No other discounts apply

.

CD Thursdays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to get through your week? Stop by your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB every Thursday to get an additional 20% off all CDs! Offer good at this location only.

 

First Friday Movie Mania

Listen up film fans! Shop us the first Friday of each month and save an additional 20% off all DVD/Blu-ray movies. Have fun with movie trivia contests throughout the day with a chance to win coupons or an HPB Gift Card. Listen to great movie soundtracks while you peruse our great DVD selection. Offer good at this location only. See you April 4!

 

KENTUCKY

 

Bowling Green – Outlet

New HPB Outlet Book Club!

Your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet is creating a once monthly Book Club! Join us on the last Thursday of each month from 6-8pm.

 

April 24: The Hiding Place, book discussion with author David Bell.

 

Tuesday Night Specials

Every Tuesday evening from 6 till close (9 pm) a different section of the Bowling Green Outlet store will be on sale. Get up to 50% off some of your favorites – like DVDs, CDs, LPs, fiction hardbacks and more! We're not spoiling the surprise. Come in store each Tuesday to learn what the special sale includes. 

 

Easter Egg Surprises

Hippetty-hop on into your Bowling Green HPB Outlet for an Easter Egg Surprise! On Sunday, April 20, for every $10 purchase you make, you get a chance to pick a prize-filled egg. Prizes range from yummy candy to $5 & $10 HPB Outlet Gift Certificates. One lucky egg contains a $25 Gift Certificate. See store for details.

 

Lexington – Fayette Place 

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all day. Discount at this location only. See you April 25! 

 

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion  

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all. Discount at this location only. See you April 25!

 

Last Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Sir Barton Place HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. See you April 26! 

 

Louisville – Hurstbourne 

Third Saturday Storytime

Bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for storytime. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more. See you April 19!

 

Louisville – Springhurst/Freys Hill 

Monthly Coloring Contest

Grab a crayon and unleash your inner artist! Stop inside the Springhurst Half Price Books and get involved with our Monthly Coloring Contest. Each month, a new coloring sheet is available for our pint-sized customers. Throughout the month, children ages 13 and under may submit their coloring sheet for entry. At the end of the month, 4 winners are selected (one from each age group). Winners receive a Half Price Books Gift Card and the honor of having their artwork displayed in store.

 

Drama as Literature: Play Readings
Your Springhurst HPB is all about drama. Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for a series of Classic Play readings from our resident staff of drama queens and kings. Light refreshments will be provided. Event occurs the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm.

SPECIAL DATE – Tuesday, April 8 - One act plays with Edward Albee's Zoo Story and The American Dream

 

Friday Magic Music Night

Join us each Friday from 5 p.m. to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all CDs, select LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes at your Springhurst HPB. Offer good at this location only.

 

KY Vintage Video Gaming Tournament
Join us on the 3rd Saturday each month from 2-4 p.m. for Vintage Video Game Day. Customers can participate in a competition of Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega gaming. Score points as fast as you can! Winner receives a $25 HPB Gift Card. Come back each month to keep up with your competitors. Tournament of champions will be held in December. See store for details and contest rules.

 

MINNESOTA


20% Off Vinyl Sale

Listen up, audiophiles! In celebration of Vinyl Day, Saturday, April 19, we're giving you 20% off all vinyl at any Minnesota HPB store. Thumb through our vast collection of LPs and discover new treasures to add to your vinyl collection. You can buy stacks o'wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. All seven Twin Cities area stores are participating, so shop around during our 1-day only 20% Off Vinyl Sale!

 

Comic Book Sale Weekend

Ka-pow! We'll beat our own prices. Come in to any Minnesota HPB during Comic Book Sale Weekend Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 when we'll have reduced prices on single-issue comics, graphic novels and manga 20% off the cover or sticker price. Bam!! You can stock up on a commodious amount of comics and a magnitude of manga. Sale valid at all seven Twin Cities area locations. 


MISSOURI

 

Chesterfield

Win Free Books for a Year!

What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new Chesterfield store, we're giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR! Visit http://www.hpb.com/win  to enter now and see complete giveaway rules and prize details. Deadline to enter is June 22, 2014. 

 

OHIO

 

Reynoldsburg

Vinyl Fridays

Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. at your Brice Park HPB. We'll be spinning vinyl so you can move to the groove. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Offer at this location only.

 

First Saturday Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Brice Park HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. See you April 5!

 

OKLAHOMA

 

Edmond 

Monday Music Madness
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your week? Stop by your Edmond HPB every Monday to get an additional 10% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only. 

 

Oklahoma City - Penn Park

10% Off Vinyl Sale

In celebration of Vinyl Day, Saturday, April 19, we're giving you 10% off all vinyl at the Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City when you wear your favorite band T-shirt or dress up like a famous musician. Plus we'll be playing records all day, so come enjoy the fun during our 1-day only 10% Off Vinyl Sale! Discount valid at this location only. See store for details. 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

HPB at Steel City Con

Look for the HPB booth at Steel City Con from Friday through Sunday, April 11-13. HPB will sell books, toys, comics, games and more at the Monroeville Convention Center. See you there!

 

Monroeville

Circus Ticket Giveaway

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages!  Your Monroeville HPB is giving away two pairs of circus tickets, in support of the Monroeville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge. Stop by anytime between now and April 4 and enter to win some fun under the big top.

 

Second Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Monroeville HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. See you April 13!

 

Free Wildflower Seeds

Your Monroeville HPB is honoring Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. Stop by for a FREE packet of wildflower seeds and don't forget to check out our books on gardening and earth-friendly ideas. Offer good while supplies last. 

 

TEXAS

 

Arlington – Lincoln Square 

Storytime Sunday

Stop by the Lincoln Square Half Price Books every Sunday at 2 p.m. for a fun tale. Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Nancy E. Turner Book Signing

Meet Historical Fiction author, Nancy E. Turner, at the release of her new novel, My Name is Resolute.  Join us for a book signing at your Lincoln Square HPB on Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m. Turner's previous books include The Star Garden, Sarah's Quilt, The Water and the Blood and These is My Words. Copies of My Name is Resolute are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders.

 

Arlington – South Arlington 

Storytime Sunday
Pack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age.

 

Retro Media Fridays

Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and Laserdiscs.

 

Austin – All Stores

Give 5% to Mother Earth

All Austin-area HPBs are joining the "Give 5% to Mother Earth" campaign. Come shop with us on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, and we will donate 5% of our gross sales from that day to benefit seven Austin environmental nonprofits. While you are in-store be sure to check out our books on earth-friendly ideas.

 

Austin – North Lamar 

Edible Book Festival

April 1 is International Edible Book Festival Day! Mark your calendars and start cooking up ideas to enter. Your North Lamar HPB is contest host for food entries on Tuesday, April 1, from 2-4pm. All edible books must be "bookish" through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form. Prizes awarded for various categories. Check out last year's winners: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ebf. What better time than April Fool's Day to eat your words. See store for details.

 

Storytime Sundays 

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB for Storytime Sundays. Get ready for a bit of a wild rumpus, smiles, silliness and a good tale with us from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

 

Sandy Smith Book Signing

Meet author, Sandy Smith at your North Lamar HPB. Sandy will sell, sign, and talk about her middle-grade series, Seed Savers, on Friday, April 25, starting at 5 p.m. The futuristic Seed Savers series is about two twelve-year-old girls Clare and Lily who become involved with a secret society known as Seed Savers. This society teaches gardening in a world where gardening and saving seeds is against the law and a government agency called GRIM controls the nation's food.

 

Vintage Poster Sale!

Mark your calendars! Your North Lamar HPB is having a Vintage Poster Sale starting at 2pm on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds and hundreds of vintage posters will be on display and available for purchase for the first time. Including a large selection of circus and theater posters, plus many other subjects. Prices start at $5.00 and range up to several thousand for large, highly collectible posters.

 

Austin - South Lamar

Build a Butterfly Garden

Your South Lamar HPB is offering an opportunity to learn how you can build a butterfly garden. Join us on Saturday, April 19, anytime from 10am to 6pm and learn about the Monarch Butterfly migration and how your garden can help with this amazing natural phenomenon. Check out The Xerces Society for additional Monarch Butterfly information.

 

Austin – Southpark Meadows 

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Southpark Meadows HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday, and then each child can take a pre-selected book home for free. Children of all ages are welcome. 

 

Burleson 

Tuesday Night Specials

Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won't know what's on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

 

Corpus Christi 

Second Sunday Storytime

Load up your half-pint readers and visit us at Moore Plaza for Storytime Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade. See you April 13!

 

IWA Spring Book Festival

Look for the HPB booth at the Incarnate Word Academy's Spring Book Festival on Thursday & Friday, April 24-25, from 7:30 am to 5 pm. This literacy and arts event is open to the public with books, comics and gifts available for purchase. Look for a special appearance from the Star Wars 501st Legion.

 

Dallas – Northwest Highway 

Storytime Sunday
Join us every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a story and special craft activity. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

 

Comic Book Wednesdays

Pow! Comics just got cheaper! Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas will be reducing all regularly-priced comic books to the sale price of 50¢ each on Wednesdays only. Recurring each week on Wednesdays until further notice. Collectibles and bargain bundles excluded.

 

$1 VHS Fridays
Feed that VCR! Shop our VHS collection every Friday and save even more on video tapes of all genres. All VHS in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for just $1.00 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.

 

Animal Adoptions
Cute kitties and canine companions will visit our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. The League of Animal Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, forever homes. See you April 19!

 

Drop Everything & Read Storytime and Crafts

Join us on Saturday, April 12 as we drop everything for a special storytime at the Flagship HPB! In celebration of National Drop Everything & Read Day, we'll be reading children's books and doing crafts from 2pm to 3pm. Kids (and adults) of all ages welcome. 

 

Tameka Vaughn Book Signing

 Meet local author Tameka Vaughn at your Flagship HPB. Tameka will sell and sign her cookbook, Vegetarian Meets the South, on Saturday, April 19, starting at 2 pm.

 

Vinyl Day With DJ Golden Era!

Move to the groove while you shop on Vinyl Day, Saturday, April 19. DJ Golden Era will be spinning platters at the Flagship HPB from 5 to 7pm. 

 

Dallas – Preston Village 

Storytime Sunday

Join us for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

 

Fort Worth – Ridgmar

Take Time to Read Donation Drive

Your Ridgmar HPB is participating in the Grand Lodge of Texas' "Take Time to Read Program." Stop by our store on Saturday, April 5, between noon to 3 p.m. and donate a children's book to a worthy cause. Plus, purchase and donate a book from our store and receive an additional 20% off your entire purchase. Want to know more? Volunteers will be on hand for information about this literacy program.

 

Senior Book Buddies" Book Drive

Your Ridgmar HPB is holding a "Senior Book Buddies" Book Drive during April. Stop by your Ridgmar HPB, purchase a select book to donate and receive an additional 10% OFF your entire purchase. Book donations go to the Mollie & Max Barnett Apartments, a Retirement & Assisted Living Facility. Drive continues until April 30.

 

Houston – North Oaks 

Knitting and Crochet Club

Are you a knit-wit? Hooked on crochet? Ambistitcherous? Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., at your North Oaks HPB for our Knitting and Crochet Club. Bring your own yarn and don't worry about frogging or darn overs. Come for the camaraderie and stay for the fun. See you April 15!

 

Humble 

HPB Humble Book Club

Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our HPB Humble Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
April 7: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

 

Storytime Wednesday
Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6.

 

First Thursdays Poetry Nights
Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you April 3!

 

Mesquite 

Storytime Sunday

Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.

 

Sandy Smith Book Signing

Meet author, Sandy Smith at your Mesquite HPB. Sandy will sell, sign, and talk about her middle-grade series, Seed Savers, on Saturday, April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. The futuristic Seed Savers series is about two, twelve-year-old girls, Clare and Lily, who become involved with a secret society known as Seed Savers. This society teaches gardening in a world where gardening and saving seeds is against the law and a government agency called GRIM controls the nation's food.

 

Rockwall 

Storytime Sunday

Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for storytime. Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from preschoolers to 5th graders.

 

San Antonio - Broadway

Sandy Smith Book Signing

Meet author, Sandy Smith at your Broadway HPB. Sandy will sell, sign, and talk about her middle-grade series, Seed Savers, on Monday, April 21, from 12 to 3 pm. The futuristic Seed Savers series is about two, twelve-year-old girls, Clare and Lily, who become involved with a secret society known as Seed Savers. This society teaches gardening in a world where gardening and saving seeds is against the law and a government agency called GRIM controls the nation's food.

 

San Antonio - Huebner Road

Sandy Smith Book Signing

Meet author, Sandy Smith at your Huebner Road HPB. Sandy will sell, sign, and talk about her middle-grade series, Seed Savers, on Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 pm. The futuristic Seed Savers series is about two, twelve-year-old girls, Clare and Lily, who become involved with a secret society known as Seed Savers. This society teaches gardening in a world where gardening and saving seeds is against the law and a government agency called GRIM controls the nation's food.

 

San Antonio -  North Central

Sandy Smith Book Signing

Meet author, Sandy Smith at your North Central HPB. Sandy will sell, sign, and talk about her middle-grade series, Seed Savers, on Tuesday, April 22, from 10am to 1 pm. The futuristic Seed Savers series is about two, twelve-year-old girls, Clare and Lily, who become involved with a secret society known as Seed Savers. This society teaches gardening in a world where gardening and saving seeds is against the law and a government agency called GRIM controls the nation's food.

WASHINGTON

 

Seattle Area

HPB at Sakura-Con 2014

Look for the HPB booth at Sakura-Con from Friday through Sunday, April 18-20. HPB will sell anime, manga, video games, DVDs, collectibles and more at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. See you there!

 

Everett

Sandra Walker Book Signing

Meet local, independent author Sandra Walker at your Everett Half Price Books. She will sell and sign her book, Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers, on Saturday, April 19, starting at 1 pm. Available while supplies last.

 

 

Lynnwood 

Storytime Sunday

Bring the kiddos to the Lynnwood HPB for storytime from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

 

Olympia - Outlet at Cooper Point 

25% Off Everything Sale

Join us for a Storewide 25% Off Sale at your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet! Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13,  everything in the store will be 25% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia only.

 

Drop Everything & Read Storytime

Join us on Saturday, April 12 as we drop everything for a special storytime at the Olympia Outlet! In celebration of National Drop Everything & Read Day, we'll be reading children's books from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids (and adults) of all ages welcome.

 

Fill-a-Bag for $30

1-DAY ONLY! Your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Saturday, April 19. "Fill-a-Bag for $30" and stock up on fiction, nonfiction, children's books, music and movies. Fill a free souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with merchandise storewide and get your whole bundle for as little as $30 plus tax. Free tote with Fill-a-Bag purchase only. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, Washington.

 

Tamen Miller Book Signing

Meet local, independent author and stand-up comedian Tamen Vincent Miller at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia. Miller will sell and sign his book, My So Called Digital Life, on Friday, April 25, starting at 11 a.m. Available while supplies last.

 

WISCONSIN

 

Appleton 

Vinyl Fridays

Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at our Appleton HPB. Like what you hear? Records playing in the store are 50% off. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Discount at this location only.

 

Madison – Essex Square 

Friday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Essex Square HPB every Friday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

 

Whitney Way 

Wednesday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to make your week? Stop by your Whitney Way HPB on the West Side every Wednesday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

 

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As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if any new events are added throughout the month. – Emily

 

 

 

Monday
Mar172014

Ode to Sidekicks, plus a Gift Card Giveaway!

March Madness is sweeping the nation, and here at Half Price Books we are celebrating by holding a TOURNAMENT OF SIDEKICKS!  “Why sidekicks?” you ask. Because they are the comic relief. They bolster the hero's (or villain's) backbone. They are the only ones that the heroes can trust. Everybody loves a good sidekick. So, here is an Ode to Sidekicks.

Download a Tournament of Sidekicks bracket today! Which sidekick do you think will come out on top? Remember, you can enter to win a $50 Half Price Books Gift Card if you can correctly predict the winner.

HOW TO ENTER: 

  • Visit hpb.com/sidekicks and download the 2014 Tournament of Sidekicks bracket PDF.
  • Fill in your choices for each match-up of sidekicks and identify who you think will be the ultimate winner.
  • Visit twitter.com/halfpricebooks and retweet (RT) the giveaway message tweeted by Half Price Books (will be tweeted the morning of March 17), then click to "Follow" @halfpricebooks if you're not already one of our fantastic followers.
  • Then, tweet a message stating your own prediction. Who do you think will be the champion of the 2014 Tournament of Sidekicks? Be sure to include @halfpricebooks and #tournamentofsidekicks in your tweet so that we can find your tweet out in cyberspace. Here's an example tweet: "I predict that Dwight Schrute from The Office will be the final winner of @halfpricebooks #tournamentofsidekicks!"
  • Predictions are due by the end of Round One, 01:59pm CT on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Limit one entry per person.

Go here for the giveaway rules and details.

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Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

Thursday
Feb272014

Local Store Events Round-up: March 2014

Local Store Events Round-up: March 2014

Looking for something to do at your favorite book store? Check out these fun happenings at Half Price Books stores across the country during the month of March!

ALL STORES 

16th Annual Half Pint Library Book Drive

Donate a new or gently used children's book at any Half Price Books now through Monday, March 31, 2014. The books you and your family have already enjoyed will go directly to local nonprofit organizations, libraries and teacher's classrooms in your community. For each book you donate during the Half Pint Library book drive, Half Price Books will match it.

Read Across America Day

Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday. Join your fellow bookworms in-store for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. 

ARIZONA

Mesa 

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Mesa HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. See you March 2!

March Media Madness Sale

Choose your top picks in DVDs and CDs at your Mesa HPB on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, and receive an additional 10% OFF! We carry a wide variety of new and used movies and music. Pump it up and stop by often as we keep restocking. Offer good 3/28-3/29 at this location only.

Phoenix – Paradise Valley 

Second Saturday Storytime
Bring your half-pint readers in for a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. See you March 8!

CALIFORNIA

Dublin 

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Look for the HPB booth at the 31st Annual City of Dublin St. Patrick's Day Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, we'll have family fun trivia, coupons, and FREE HPB reusable tote bags (while supplies last.) Feeling lucky? Sign up for our mailing list to enter a drawing for a $100 HPB Gift Card!  And that's no blarney. 

ILLINOIS

Algonquin 

Comic Book Day

Ka-pow! We'll beat our own prices. Come in to your Algonquin HPB on Saturday, March 1, for an additional 15% OFF comics. Bam!! You can stock up on a commodious amount of comics. Wham-o! We'll have comic trivia, too. Comic sale at Algonquin location only.

Countryside 

Second Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Countryside HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. See you March 9!

Palatine

Know Your Rock Musicians

Think you know your Rockers? Come into your Palatine HPB and guess the correct names for various pictured artists from rock music history and get a 15% off coupon good on all LPs, CDs, and cassettes. Hey, it's only rock n' roll, but we like it. Offer good until March 15 at this location only. See store for details.

Rockford - American Plaza Outlet

Fill-a-Bag for $30

Your American Plaza Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23. "Fill-a-Bag for $30" and stock up on fiction, nonfiction, children's books, music and movies. Fill a free souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with merchandise storewide and get your whole bundle for as little as $30 plus tax. Limit one tote bag per person, per day. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Rockford, Illinois only.

INDIANA

Avon 

Retro Thursdays

Think it's still cool to be old school? Stop by the Half Price Books in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet 

Reverend Philip Rigdon Book Signing

Meet local author Reverend Philip Rigdon at your Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington. The Reverend Rigdon will sell and sign his new Young Adult novel, Under the Bridge to the Seeds of Light, on Saturday, March 1, starting at 1 p.m. 

Vinyl Thursdays

Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is having Buy One LP, Get One Free each Thursday. Thumb through our vast, cool selection of LPs, all priced at 50¢ or less. See store for details.

Student Spring Break Sale

Hey Students! We're here to help you stretch your Spring Break dollars. Your Bloomington HPB Outlet is offering an extra 20% OFF your ENTIRE purchase when you present a valid student photo ID. From Friday through Sunday, March 14-16, save on good reads for the beach, ski lodge or just lying on the couch. Who knows? Maybe you will get ideas for that big paper that's due. Offer is valid 3/14-3/16 at Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington, IN only.

Fort Wayne 

Comic Books Sale

Whamo! That's right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only.

LP Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

Greenwood 

Comic Book Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, stop by our Greenwood store to get 20% off all single-issue comics, including clearance and collectible issues. Offer good at this location only.

Music Fridays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by the Greenwood HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village 

Comics Sale Wednesdays

Comic fans and collectors, don't miss our weekly Comics Sale Wednesdays. Save 20% off comic books at our Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis, Indiana. Come back each week as we restock with new adventures in store! Sale excludes graphic novels and manga. Continues each Wednesday at this location until further notice. No superhero powers required.

Music Fridays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Clearwater Village HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar 

Retro Tuesdays
Listen up media aficionados! Join us each Tuesday and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, VHS, comics, manga, graphic novels and video games at our Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis. Discount at this location only. No other discounts apply.

CD Thursdays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to get through your week? Stop by your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB every Thursday to get an additional 20% off all CDs! Offer good at this location only.

First Friday Movie Mania

Listen up film fans! Shop us the first Friday of each month and save an additional 20% off all DVD/Blu-ray movies. Have fun with movie trivia contests throughout the day with a chance to win coupons or an HPB Gift Card. Listen to great movie soundtracks while you peruse our great DVD selection. Offer good at this location only. See you March 7!

KENTUCKY

Lexington – Fayette Place 

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all day. Discount at this location only. See you March 28! 

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion  

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all. Discount at this location only. See you March 28!

Last Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Sir Barton Place HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. See you March 29! 

Louisville – Hurstbourne 

Third Saturday Storytime

Bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for storytime. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more. See you March 15!

Louisville – Springhurst/Freys Hill 

Monthly Coloring Contest

Grab a crayon and unleash your inner artist! Stop inside the Springhurst Half Price Books and get involved with our Monthly Coloring Contest. Each month, a new coloring sheet is available for our pint-sized customers. Throughout the month, children ages 13 and under may submit their coloring sheet for entry. At the end of the month, 4 winners are selected (one from each age group). Winners receive a Half Price Books Gift Card and the honor of having their artwork displayed in store.

Drama as Literature: Play Readings

Your Springhurst HPB is all about drama. Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for a series of Classic Play readings from our resident staff of drama queens and kings. Light refreshments will be provided. Event occurs the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Our first ply, on Tuesday, March 4, will be Classic Greek Drama with excerpts from Oedipus, by Sophocles, Medea, by Euripides and Frogs, by Aristophanes.

KY Vintage Video Gaming Tournament
Join us on the 3rd Saturday each month from 2-4 p.m. for Vintage Video Game Day. Customers can participate in a competition of Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega gaming. Score points as fast as you can! Winner receives a $25 HPB Gift Card. Come back each month to keep up with your competitors. Tournament of champions will be held in December. See store for details and contest rules.

Last Saturday Storytime
Stop by the Springhurst store on the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m., where we’ll have stories, games, activities and snacks. See you March 29!

Friday Magic Music Night

Join us each Friday from 5pm to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all CDs, select LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes at your Springhurst HPB. Offer good at this location only.

OHIO

Columbus

An Afternoon of Poetry

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 30, 2pm for an afternoon of poetry readings at your West Lane HPB. Joshua Butts, Charlene Fix, Lesley Jenike, and Hannah Stevenson from the Columbia College of Art & Design will read their works as part of the quarterly poetry series by House of Toast Poets. Poets will have books and chapbooks available for purchase.

Reynoldsburg

Vinyl Fridays

Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm at your Brice Park HPB. We'll be spinning vinyl so you can move to the groove. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Offer at this location only.

First Saturday Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Brice Park HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us at 2pm on the first Saturday of each month. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. 

Westerville 

Monthly Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and join us at your Westerville HPB for Storytime, in collaboration with The Goddard School For Early Childhood Development and Zen Kidz Play Cafe. Once a month we offer a themed children's storytime with participants receiving a FREE pre-selected kid's book while supplies last. Mark your calendars for these fun upcoming activities:

Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Day - Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m.

OKLAHOMA

Edmond 

Monday Music Madness
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your week? Stop by your Edmond HPB every Monday to get an additional 10% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only. 

TEXAS

Arlington – Lincoln Square 

Storytime Sunday
Stop by the Lincoln Square Half Price Books every Sunday at 2 p.m. for a fun tale. Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.

Arlington – South Arlington 

Storytime Sunday
Pack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age.

Retro Media Fridays

Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and Laserdiscs.

Austin – North Lamar 

Storytime Sundays 

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB for Storytime Sundays. Get ready for a bit of a wild rumpus, smiles, silliness and a good tale with us from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Tameka Vaughn Book Signing

Meet local author Tameka Vaughn at your North Lamar HPB. Tameka will sell and sign her cookbook, Vegetarian Meets the South, on Saturday, March 15, starting at 2 pm.

Austin – Southpark Meadows 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Your Southpark Meadows HPB is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. Join us as we read Dr. Seuss classics in honor of Read Across America Day. Plus, kids can have fun with Seussian activities and enter a drawing for a Dr. Seuss gift basket. Refreshments will be provided. So, come hear about a fox, in a pair of socks, or Bartholomew in 500 hats; you just might meet a Horton or Sneetch, not to mention The Cat in the Hat.

Burleson 

Tuesday Night Specials

Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won't know what's on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

Corpus Christi 

Second Sunday Storytime

Load up your half-pint readers and visit us at Moore Plaza for Storytime Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade. See you March 9!

Dallas 

HPB at Dallas Comic & Pop Expo

Ka-Pow! Look for the Half Price Books booth at Dallas Comic & Pop Expo on Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have books, collectibles, comics, games and more at the Richardson Civic Center. See you there!

All-Con 2014

Beam, trek, march or catch the nearest TARDIS to All-Con 2014 at the Crowne Plaza North Dallas. Look for the Half Price Books booth featuring books, collectibles, games and more, Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See you there!

Dallas – Northwest Highway 

Victoria Scott Book Signing
Meet Teen Fiction author, Victoria Scott, at the release of her new thriller, Fire & Flood. Join us for a book signing at your Flagship HPB on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Fire & Flood is a modern day thrill ride about a teen girl's race to save her brother's life and her own.

Chelsea Handler Book Signing
Comedienne, talk show host and New York Times Bestselling author Chelsea Handler will sign her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, on Friday, March 28, at 2 p.m. in the Half Price Books Flagship store in Dallas. Copies of Uganda Be Kidding Me are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders. This is a book signing only, no memorabilia, please.

Storytime Sunday
Join us every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a story and special craft activity. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

Comic Book Wednesdays

Pow! Comics just got cheaper! Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas will be reducing all regularly-priced comic books to the sale price of 50¢ each on Wednesdays only. Recurring each week on Wednesdays until further notice. Collectibles and bargain bundles excluded.

$1 VHS Fridays
Feed that VCR! Shop our VHS collection every Friday and save even more on video tapes of all genres. All VHS in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for just $1.00 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.

Animal Adoptions
Cute kitties and canine companions will visit our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. The League of Animal Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, forever homes. See you March 15!

Dallas – Preston Village 

Storytime Sunday

Join us for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

Houston – North Oaks 

Knitting and Crochet Club

Are you a knit-wit? Hooked on crochet? Ambistitcherous? Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., at your North Oaks HPB for our Knitting and Crochet Club. Bring your own yarn and don't worry about frogging or darn overs. Come for the camaraderie and stay for the fun. See you March 18!

Humble 

HPB Humble Book Club

Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our HPB Humble Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

March 3: Herodutus' The Histories
April 7: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

Storytime Wednesday
Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6.

First Thursdays Poetry Nights
Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you March 6!

Mesquite 

Storytime Sunday

Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.

Rockwall 

Storytime Sunday

Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for storytime. Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from preschoolers to 5th graders.

Round Rock 

Stephanie Timmons Book Signing

Meet inspirational author Stephanie Timmons at your Round Rock HPB on Saturday, March 29, starting at 11 a.m. Stephanie will sell and sign her book, Stephanie's Inspirations.

San Antonio

Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Book Signing

Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and co-author Lisa McCubbinwill be at our North Central HPB to sign their book, Five Days in November. Hill, a secret service agent during the Kennedy administration, shares his personal memories in this book commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination tragedy. Join us on Monday, March 10 at 6pm. Copies of Five Days in November will be available for purchase as specially-priced new item. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders.<

WASHINGTON

Lynnwood 

Storytime Sunday

Bring the kiddos to the Lynnwood HPB for storytime from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Olympia - Outlet at Cooper Point 

25% Off Everything Sale

Join us for a Storewide 25% Off Sale at your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet! Saturday and Sunday, March 8 & 9, everything in the store will be 25% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia only.

15% OFF Green items

Your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a special offer. Take an additional 15% off any green item on Monday, March 17. No malarkey! Look for any item that has green on the cover. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, Washington only.

Fill-a-Bag for $30

1-DAY ONLY! Your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Saturday March 29. "Fill-a-Bag for $30" and stock up on fiction, nonfiction, children's books, music and movies. Fill a free souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with merchandise storewide and get your whole bundle for as little as $30 plus tax. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, Washington only.

WISCONSIN

Appleton 

Vinyl Fridays

Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at our Appleton HPB. Like what you hear? Records playing in the store are 50% off. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Discount at this location only.

Madison – Essex Square 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Your Essex Square HPB is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. with a special visit from the wonderful Vi Bergum, retired teacher and promoter of literacy, the environment and hats. Ms. Bergum, dressed as the Cat in the Hat, will read and share Dr. Seuss classics, memorabilia and …HATS for kids to wear and keep. 

Friday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Essex Square HPB every Friday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

Whitney Way 

Wednesday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to make your week? Stop by your Whitney Way HPB on the West Side every Wednesday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

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As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if any new events are added throughout the month. – Emily