If you (like me) loved reading The Fault in our Stars, by John Green, here are a couple of other similar books you may enjoy.
Half Price Books has always strived to donate books to as many worthy and wonderful non-profit organizations and schools as we can. After all, as our co-founder Ken Gjemre once said, “Books should fill our lives, not our land.”
So, once again, in 2013, we set forth with the goal of donating a million books as part of our Million Book Donation Project. Without further ado, we are pleased to announce our final total for the 2013 calendar year was 1,491,364 books donated.
We’re moving full-steam ahead with donations in 2014. To check out our current donation count for the year, or to request books for your organization, visit hpb.com/million.
We consider it a priviledge to partner with such great organizations in the community and around the world. It's incredible to see what good things they do with the books we provide.
If your organization has received books from Half Price Books, we'd love to hear your story and see how the power of reading is changing lives one book at a time. Please leave a comment below.
It's time to give you a heads up if you want to get ahead of your movie watching by reading the novel. First off, a couple of movies on our last list have been pushed back and are now opening the first quarter of this year. August Osage County now has a release date of January 10, and Monuments Men will hit the screens February 7. The holiday movie season is past us and it is time to get the new year started. There are quite a few movies coming out based on popular books. Grab a copy and get a jump on this new year's movies by reading the book first.
What book will you read first before you see the movie?
Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.
Is there a book that changed your life? You may never forget the first "grown-up" book you read –– When a reader is at a pivotal age of adolescence, a coming-of-age story somehow can empower you to come into your own. Sometimes a work of fiction can teach you some truth about yourself. For some, a life-altering book might be the one that set you on a new course for the future, or helped you heal from your past.
From a poll of Half Price Books staff of Bibliomaniacs, here is a complete list of fiction books that just might change your life. Hopefully, you will find them as inspiring as we did.
Since I work for a bookstore and mingle with publishers year-round, I'm lucky enough to always have a good book on hand, including some advanced reader copies. Here's a look at my 15 favorites among the 100 books I read in 2013, along with my ratings of each. The first 13 on my list earned themselves a 5-star rating. Keep reading to learn how you can enter to win a $100 HPB Gift Card.