Best of the Decade: 2000s

Editor’s Note: This year, our Half Price Books calendar once again features lists of books, movies and music. We’re heading into a new decade with a new focus…the past. Each month, we’ll share a list of events, inventions and, of course, books, movies and music, from every decade since the 1900s right here on the blog. Enjoy!

Social media makes its mark with the debut of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and history is made when Barack Obama becomes the first African American president of the United States. We dive into the decade that arguably changed the way we connect with one another: the 2000s.

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Best of the Decade: 1990s

Editor’s Note: This year, our Half Price Books calendar once again features lists of books, movies and music. We’re heading into a new decade with a new focus…the past. Each month, we’ll share a list of events, inventions and, of course, books, movies and music, from every decade since the 1900s right here on the blog. Enjoy!

The internet is made available to the public and a wizard kid named Harry takes the reading world by storm. We mosey right on into the next decade with events, books, music and movies that made the 1990s memorable.

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Join Virtual Meetings with Bookish Backgrounds from HPB!

Looking for books to make your office look legit? Have you seen all your cool friends on Zoom calls with a sweet background but never found one that fits your bookish designs?


Well, Half Price Books has gathered a selection of stylish shelves and scenic storefronts to spice up your next conference call! Show your love for your favorite bookstore with these awesome backgrounds.

Right click and save your favorite backgrounds below!

Inspired to give your shelves a makeover? Fill your shelves to the brim with books coordinated by color, theme, even size! Check out our collections on Books by the Yard at your local HPB store or order online today!

Support HPB’s Local Literacy Partners During National Literacy Month- Central Region

September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social each Tuesday this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. We’ll describe their missions, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the DONATE NOW buttons below and you’ll be directed to their donation pages!

This week, we’re focusing on literacy partners from HPB’s Central Region.

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Support HPB’s Local Literacy Partners During National Literacy Month- Texas Region

September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social each Tuesday this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. We’ll describe their missions, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the DONATE NOW buttons below and you’ll be directed to their donation pages!

This week, we’re focusing on literacy partners from HPB’s Texas Region.

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Support HPB’s Local Literacy Partners During National Literacy Month- Northeast Region

September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social each Tuesday this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. We’ll describe their missions, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the DONATE NOW buttons below and you’ll be directed to their donation pages!

This week, we’re focusing on literacy partners from HPB’s Northeast Region.

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Support HPB’s Local Literacy Partners During National Literacy Month- Southeast Region

September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social each Tuesday this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. We’ll describe their missions, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the DONATE NOW buttons below and you’ll be directed to their donation pages!

This week, we’re focusing on literacy partners from HPB’s Southeast Region.

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Support HPB’s Local Literacy Partners During National Literacy Month

September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social media each Tuesday this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. In each of the links below, we describe our literacy partners’ missions, how COVID-19 has impacted their work and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the links below to access their donation pages.


Western Region

Central Region

Texas Region

Northeast Region

Southeast Region