Hi gang – November is here and a chill is in the air. The high in Dallas tomorrow is 61 degrees – that’s cold for us, man! Looking to stay warm and do something fun with your family? Come on down to Half Price Books! Many of our stores are having fun events throughout November. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest events.
Help the Local Food Bank
Join Half Price Books in supporting the local Fort Wayne Emergency food bank. Bring your donation to the Coliseum Shoppes HPB in Fort Wayne during regular store hours. We welcome all donations of canned food, dried goods, paper towels, bathroom tissue, dishwashing liquid or laundry detergent. Drive runs Tuesday, November 1 through Saturday, December 31.
Lights in a Black Forest Book Signing
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month at Half Price Books! Come to the Cedar Rapids HPB at 7 pm tonight and meet local author Adriana Hartelt-Boettcher of Mt. Vernon who will be reading excerpts from her novel Lights in a Black Forest. You may know her by her pseudonym Martena Warner. Learn more about writing novels during our Q&A time and get your own autographed copy of her book.
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to HPB in Apple Valley for this special Children’s Storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us on Tuesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. Recommended for kids 12 years of age and younger.
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to HPB in Crystal for this special Children’s Storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. Recommended for kids 12 years of age and younger. Juice and cookies will be provided.
Storytime and Crafts
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to HPB in Maplewood on Sunday, November 27 for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. and stick around afterward for craft time. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. Storytime recommended for ages 12 and under.
Thanksgiving Coloring Contest
Hey kids, pick up a coloring sheet and return it to our Northtown store by Wednesday, November 23, and be entered to win a $10 Half Price Books gift card. (Northtown location only. Ages 12 and under. Please see bookseller for details.)
“Share the Plenty” Food Drive
Help the Community Assistance Program of Anoka County this holiday season. Half Price Books is accepting food donations throughout the month of November at our Northtown location only. For every donation, we’ll enter your name in a drawing for a $20 HPB Gift Card.
Help a local homeless shelter this holiday season. Half Price Books is accepting new and gently used clothing, including warm winter coats, throughout the month of November at our Roseville location only.
Hey, little pilgrims, Half Price Books would like you to tell us what you’re thankful for. You’ll then be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $10 HPB Gift Card! Entry forms are available at the St. Paul location only for children 12 and under.
Harry Potter Day on 11.11.11
We hereby proclaim Friday, November 11, 2011 as the unofficial Harry Potter Day at HPB in Hamilton, Ohio. Join us for a day of mischief and magic! Dress up as your favorite character from the J.K. Rowling series and receive 15% off your entire purchase in store. Discount valid 11.11.11 at this location only. Excludes gift cards.
Give Thanks and Help the Local Food Bank
Join Half Price Books in supporting the local food bank. During the month of November when you shop at the Pointe at North Fayette HPB in Pittsburgh, you’ll have the chance to make a donation in our coin boxes. For each donation of 25 cents or more, you’ll receive a paper turkey feather where you can write down what you’re thankful for this year. When the week of Thanksgiving arrives, we hope our turkey is filled with feathers with notes of gratitude from the community. Collection drive ends Sunday, November 20.
Pen 2 Paper Open Reading
In partnership with the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, Half Price Books is hosting an Open Reading from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 to celebrate the conclusion of the 2nd annual Pen 2 Paper writing contest. Free admission and all are welcome to join us at North Lamar HPB in Austin. If you’re a writer with a disability or have an original work on the topic of disabilities, we invite you to come share at our Open Reading.
Cat Food & Supply Drive
Join HPB in supporting the Buddies Place Cat Rescue, a Texas-based nonprofit cat rescue organization. Bring a donation of pet supplies – dry and wet cat food, baby blankets, washable beds, small litter boxes and kitty litter – next time you shop at the Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Drive ends Saturday, November 12.
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.
Betty Byron Book Signing
Come to the Renaissance Square HPB in Round Rock on Friday, November 18 at 5 p.m. Local author Betty Byron of Georgetown, Texas will be signing and selling copies of her book Within the Walls of Santo Tomas— historical fiction based on Japanese internment camps at Santo Tomas University in 1942.
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to the Huebner Road HPB on November 6 (and the first Sunday of every month) for Storytime Sunday at 2 p.m. Join our staff for a reading of one of our favorite children’s books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8.
If you don’t see something at your Half Price Books location, check its store page (www.hpb.com/stores) throughout the month. You never know when something may pop up!