Hey everybody –
Christmas is going to be here before you know it – it’s just 19 short days away! While you’re out doing your holiday shopping, be sure to stop by your local Half Price Books to see what’s happening at your favorite store. Here’s a round up of some of our latest events.
Santa Claus at Half Price Books
Come sit on Santa’s lap at the Flagship HPB in Dallas! Bring the whole family – fido, too — for a memorable snapshot with Santa. Donations appreciated and will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Visit the Flagship store’s web page for Santa’s full schedule.
Santa Claus is coming!
Put a little Ho Ho Ho in your holidays and get pictures of your kids with Old Saint Nick. Bring your camera to HPB in Lewisville and take pictures from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17.
Book Signing with Tymeka Coney
Join us at the Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to noon to meet author Tymeka Coney. She will be selling and signing copies of her book Words Unspoken Volume I: Deeper Than Eyes Can See. The book seeks to educate, empower and entertain through its focus on the purpose in life and love, surviving the recession and saluting great men and women. Don’t miss this chance to get a copy of her book and meet the author in person.
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.
Storytime and Craft Hour
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Parmer Crossing HPB in Austin on Saturdays for Storytime and Craft Hour. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. and stick around afterward for a craft activity designed especially for the theme of our story. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. On December 10, we’ll read Olive, the Other Reindeer, and on December 17, we’ll read Polar Express and A Christmas Carol.
Book Signing with Barbra Sonnen-Hernandez
Join us at Half Price Books on North Lamar on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2-4 p.m. to meet author Barbra Sonnen-Hernandez. She will be selling, signing and reading from her books, Why Didn’t I Die? and The Jesus Diet: Taking the Weight Off Your Soul. Don’t miss this chance to get a copy of her inspirational books and meet the author in person.
Help Feed Hungry Pets
Remember our furry friends this holiday season. The HPB on Bandera Road is partnering with Helotes Humane Society Pet Food Bank to collect pet food during the holiday season. Drop off your donation at the Bandera HPB in San Antonio. Drive ends January 1. Visit hhsanimals.org to learn more about this organization.
Donate a Book From Our Book Tree
Half Price Books in Edmond is sponsoring a Book Tree to provide books to needy children this holiday season. Pick a tag from our tree and choose a book for the age group indicated on the tag (ages 5-7, 6-9 or 10-14), purchase the book and place in our donation bin at the front of the store. Donations will be accepted now through Dec. 15. HPB employees will deliver books to local schools.
Let Us Do Your Gift Wrapping!
For a donation to Ohio Nature Education, volunteers gift wrap presents for customers at the West Lane Avenue HPB in Columbus Saturday, Dec. 10 through Christmas Eve, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. those days. The HPB Bookworm will be on hand December 16-18 and Ohio Nature will be showing endangered and local animals during the run of the event. Visit ohionature.org to learn more about this organization.
Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at the HPB in Mason, Ohio to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books where they can read a book to Bella the Pug, from 3 to 4 p.m. once a month this winter – Sunday, Dec. 11, Sunday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 12. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.
Book Signing With Author Beverly Nye
Author Beverly Nye, best known for her show At Home with Beverly Nye will be selling and signing her book, Family Raised on Sunshine and Rainbows at three HPB locations during December. Nye is a renowned author of cookbooks and has been giving advice on home cooking for more than 40 years. Her appearance is co-sponsored by Cincycostsavers.com.
- · Northgate- Cincinnati, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m.
- · Florence- Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m.
- · Kenwood Galleria- Cincinnati, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Help Us Stock The Food Bank!
Half Price Books at Essex Square in Madison is having a Holiday Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Bring in any non-perishable items to the store through the month of December. Cash donations will also be accepted. Drive ends December 31.
Short + Sweet with Gale Gand
Join us in store on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. as nationally acclaimed Food Network Chef, Gale Gand demonstrates how to prepare one of her tempting dishes, perfect for entertaining. Book signing to follow. Come try Gale’s Root Beer, too! All cookbooks in store will be 10% off during this event and 5% of the sales from Gale’s cookbooks will be donated to the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry, with Half Price Books matching Gale’s donation.
Boys Town Gift Card Tree
Give presents of mind this holiday season with a donation of a $5 HPB Gift Card to Boys Town of Omaha. For each card purchased, Half Price Books will make a donation to Boys Town, up to $200, to help build school libraries. Visit our Christmas tree inside the Omaha HPB store by Sunday, December 18 in order to participate.
Help the Local Food Bank
Join Half Price Books in supporting the local Alameda County Community Food Bank. Bring your donation to the Dublin HPB during regular store hours. We welcome all donations of canned food or dried goods. Donate 10 or more canned goods and receive 10% off your entire purchase in store that day. Discount not valid on gift card purchases. Drive runs now through Saturday, December 24.
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!