CHEERS and Happy 40th Anniversary year, Half Price Books! (and Happy New Year, Booklovers!)
In 1972, a small dream was realized in a converted Dallas Laundromat. Born out of a love for reading and recycling, that one little used bookstore grew into the (soon to be) 115 new and used bookstores you and I know and love today. Can you believe it? Forty years of Half Price Books!
HPB’s endured a lot of change over the first forty. Truly, we’ve had to make the rules up as we go along to accommodate our shoppers’ needs and changes in the world. For 2012, Half Price Books’ New Year’s resolution is the same as it’s been since 1972: “Be fair to customers and employees, promote literacy, be kind to the environment and remain financially viable so we may continue…” and perhaps we can uphold this mission for at least 40 more!
We have a lot planned this year. Care to join in the celebration? We’ll still have great savings every day and we’ll continue to let you know when we have special events like our sales and awesome coupons. PLUS there will be some surprises along the way! We’ve promised to donate 1 Million Books this year; we’re continuing our committment to the environment by striving to recycle what we can’t sell, and we’ll even have a special 40th Anniversary Earth Day project in April. Most of all—we have YOU! Without our customers, these past forty years would have meant nothing. Come in any day so we can thank you. Talk to us on our blog or Facebook or Twitter and let us know how we’re doing and how you would like to celebrate with us this year. Let’s just make this year one big party, eh?
How about we kick it off with a little contest? Want to win a special 40th Anniversary gift pack? In the comment box below, tell us the first store you ever visited and what year! Think you have visited the most? Let us know HOW MANY! We’ll pick one winner at random by 3pm CST Friday, January 6th.
We can’t wait to see you in the stores soon! Thank YOU for your loyalty all this time!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered! Our randomly selected winner is Matt Rackar, who has visited nearly 80 stores, but his very first was in 1995 in Houston, Texas! Matt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information so we can give you details on your 40th anniversary prize pack! Be sure to check back on the blog often for our next giveaway.