Local Store Events Round-Up: April

Hi Gang–

Another month is upon us – Happy April!  If you’re looking for an excuse to visit your favorite bookstore (like you really need one), we’ve got lots of fun events planned at our stores nationwide.

All Markets

Half Pint Library Book Giveaway Events

Thanks for all the books you donated during our Half Pint Library book drive!  Because of your books and Half Price Books’ matching donations, we’ll donate thousands of books to non profits in need during the month of April.  If you’re a non profit or a teacher, check out our calendar of events page to download the proper form and find out when the giveaway event nearest you will take place.  We’ll hold at least one book giveaway in each of our markets.

Dallas-Area Stores

Northwest Highway – Dallas, Preston – Dallas, Irving, Mesquite, Cedar Hill, Rockwall, Richardson, Garland, Plano, Frisco, McKinney

Easter Coloring Contest

On the hunt for a fun, free Easter activity? Children 10 and under are invited to hop on over to Half Price Books for a chance to win a Golden Egg (aka $10 HPB gift card.) Stop by any Dallas area HPB store, pick up a coloring sheet and return it by Friday, April 6. Winner will be chosen at random. See store for details.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt 

Gather up the kids and bring your Easter Baskets.  On Friday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m., we’ll have an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at all Dallas-area stores. Each egg will have a surprise inside. See store for details.

Earth Day Coloring Contest

Think green…or a rainbow of colors. Children 10 and under are invited to stop by any Dallas area HPB store, beginning April 6, to pickup an Earth Day coloring sheet. Return it by Friday, April 27 for a chance to win a $10 HPB Gift Card. Winner will be chosen at random. See store for details.

Naperville, Illinois

Easter Coloring Contest

Children 12 and under are invited to hop on over to our Naperville HPB for a chance to win a $5 HPB gift card. Pick up a coloring sheet now and return it by noon on Saturday, April 7. Winner will be chosen at random on April 7 at 1 p.m. See store for details.

Easter Egg Hunt

On the hunt for a fun, free Easter activity? The Naperville store will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 starting at 9 a.m. until all the eggs are found. Lots of candy-filled eggs to find, and a lucky one will have a $25 HPB gift card inside. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Also that day, buy $15 or more of any merchandise and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a “Best of HPB” prize basket. Need not be present to win. See store for details.

Humble, Texas

Rodeo Coloring Contest

Hey, Buckaroos and Buckarettes! Ride on down to the Humble HPB or Beckwith’s Car Care and pick up a rodeo coloring sheet. Return it by Monday, April 9 for a chance to win a $50 HPB gift card. Six winners will be chosen in each of the following age ranges: 0-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-9 yrs, 10-12 years, and 13 years – adult. See store for details.

Austin, Texas – Parmer Crossing

Curious George Coloring Contest

Put on your yellow hat and let’s go on a coloring adventure with Curious George. Pick up a coloring sheet at our Parmer Crossing HPB and return it by Wednesday, May 9. Entries will be judged in three age groups: 0-3 years, 4-7 years, and 8-12 years. Prize winners to be announced at our store’s Curious George Birthday party on Saturday, May 19. See store for details.

Mason, OH; Kenwood Galleria- Cincinnati; Hamilton, OH and Florence, KY

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Join us at HPB 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 a loveable pet.  Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

  • Sunday, April 1, 1-2 p.m., Lexi the Collie-Lab, Kenwood Galleria
  • Sunday, April 1, 2-3 p.m., Potter, the Bearded Collie, Hamilton
  • Saturday, April 21, 3-4 p.m., Nico the Great Pyrenees, Florence
  • Sunday, April 22, 3-4 p.m., Bella the Pug, Mason

Seattle

Sakura-Con

Come visit Half Price Books at booth 533 at Sakura-Con at the Washington State Convention Center on Pike Street Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8. HPB will sell anime, manga, DVDs and more.

Houston – Clear Lake

Paul H. Yarbrough Book Signing

Join us on Saturday, April 7 from noon to 4 p.m. to meet Texas-native Paul H. Yarbrough.  He will sell and sign copies of his mystery novel, Mississippi Cotton, which takes place in the civil rights era. Mississippi Cotton has been nominated for the Independent Publisher Book Award and The Nautilus Book Award.

Pet Adoption Cat-urdays

Looking for a cuddly kitty? A fancy feline? A companion cat? On the first Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m., Bay Area Pet Adoptions will bring lovable cats available for adoption to our Clear Lake HPB store. Come see the kitties looking for a good, forever home.  See you April 7!

Marine Mammal Supply Drive
In honor of Earth Day, our Clear Lake HPB is sponsoring a fundraiser and supply drive for the local nonprofit, Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network throughout the month of April. Please contact store for list of requested donations.

Meet Gulfy the Dolphin
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 21 from 11am to 3 pm when Gulfy the bootlenose dolphin — theTexas Marine Mammal Stranding Network’s mascot — will be at our Clear Lake HPB to educate the audience about stranded marine mammals. Copies of the book Stranded, Stormy’s Adventure will be available for $10, cash or check only.

Corpus Christi, Texas

Lincoln Square – Arlington, Texas 

Book Signing with Dianna Brown Funches

Join us on Saturday, April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington where local Dallas author Dianna Brown Funches will sell and sign copies of her inspirational book entitled Destined for Greatness

A Visit From the Poky Little Puppy 

Now, where in the world is that poky little puppy? Could he be at HPB? The Poky Little Puppy will visit our Corpus Christi HPB on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 in honor of the “Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books” exhibition at the Art Museum of South Texas. 

Free Family Day at the Art Museum of South Texas

Celebrating 65 Years of Golden Books! Join HPB at the Art Museum of South Texas for Family Day. Lots of free activities including bookmaking, writing, illustrating, and visits from the Poky Little Puppy and our very own HPB bookworm, BW. See you on Sunday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. Visit the Art Museum of South Texas’ website for details.

Edmond, Oklahoma

Local Authors Weekend 

Come to the University Village HPB in Edmond for our Local Authors Weekend. On Saturday, April 21 from 1-3 p.m., meet Warren Schulman and get an autographed copy of his political thriller The Lushan Addiction. Then come back on Sunday, April 22 from 1-3 p.m. to meet local author and active-duty OKC police officer Kevin Barnes and get a signed copy of his inspirational book The Gift: A Faith Journey of a Street Cop 

Crystal, Minnesota

Celebrating 5 Years in Crystal

How time flies! We’ve been here in Crystal, Minnesota for 5 years. Join us for our 5th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. BW, the Half Price Books Bookworm, will be here to greet you. Bring the whole family to join our wonderful employees for the free festivities – cake, drinks, music, balloons and more. Thanks for shopping at Half Price Books in Crystal!

 Monroeville, PA

 Photography Contest Winners on Display

Come see the winning photographs from the Murrysville Parks & Recreation Commissions Photography Contest. A display of the winners will be available in the Art & Photography section of the Monroeville HPB Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30.   

Spot the Easter Bunny
There’s a furry, little Easter Bunny that’s inhabiting our Monroeville store. He likes to hide in all sorts of places high and low. If you spot him in store, let the cashier know his location and you’ll be entered to a raffle for a chance to win a $25 HPB Gift Card! Look carefully, he’s hoppin’ all around. Winner will be selected at the end of April. Need not be present to win.

Pittsburgh, PA

Record Store Day

Do vinyl grooves make you move? Come visit our Ross Township HPB on Record Store Day – Saturday, April 21. From 6 to 11 pm, all our $1.00 clearance records will be marked down to 50¢ each. See store for detailshardcovers. You won’t know what’s on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

Pittsburgh Comic Convention
Hey all you wall crawlers, before you go meet Stan Lee, swing across the street from the convention center to the Holiday Center HPB Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22, and check out our display of Stan Lee merchandise. Show your convention badge or wristband and get a free comic (pre-selected by management).

Burleson, Texas

Vinyl Sunday

Get your groove on and enter for a chance to win a USB turntable! On Sunday, April 1 the McAlister Square HPB in Burleson will have all $1vinyl LPs marked down to 25¢, with all other LPs at 20% off the sticker price. See store for details.

Tuesday Night Specials
Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction

Mansfield, Texas

20% Off “Hump Day” Sale
Join us in Mansfield every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. for a special 20% Off “Hump Day” Sale. Each week, we’ll feature a 20% discount on different categories of merchandise. Stop by today or call 682-518-7302 to find out what’s on sale this week! Hump Day Sale at Mansfield, Texas location only.

20% Off Vinyl on Record Store Day
We’re not just a place to buy books. We sell records, too! So, we’re joining the fun of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21. Swing by the Mansfield HPB to save an extra 20% off all vinyl in store! Plus, for each $10 you spend on LPs, you’ll be entered to win a USB Turntable. Discount at this location only. See store for details.

Avon, Indiana

Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by the HPB in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Comic Books Sale
Whamo! That’s right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only. 

LP Day – Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

Castleton Commons – Indianapolis, Indiana

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays at our Castleton Commons HPB.  Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! No exclusions. All LPs discounted each Friday at this location until further notice.

Greenwood Shoppes – Greenwood, Indiana

Music Fridays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by the Greenwood HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

South Arlington – Arlington, Texas

Retro Media Fridays

Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and LaserDiscs.

Beavercreek, OH; Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; Hamilton, OH, Northgate – Cincinnati and Florence, KY

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Friday, April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Come back the last Friday of each month for new discoveries and savings! All LPs discounted at Beavercreek, Kenwood Galleria, Hamilton, Mason and Florence, Kentucky locations until further notice.

Brice Park – Reynoldsburg, OH

Crafternoon at HPB
Do you like a good DIY craft? Want to celebrate Earth Day? Then join our Brice Park HPB on Sundays, April 15 and 22 from 1-3 pm for an afternoon of crafts using recycled materials. See store for details.

Lexington, KY

Vinyl Fridays
Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month from 6pm to 10pm and listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs at our Sir Barton Place HPB in Lexington. Discount at this location only.

Mansfield, Texas

20% Off Vinyl on Record Store Day

We’re not just place to buy books. We sell records, too! So, we’re joining the fun of Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21. Swing by the Mansfield HPB to save an extra 20% off all vinyl in store! Plus, for each $10 you spend on LPs, you’ll be entered to win a USB Turntable. Discount at this location only. See store for details. 

Storytime – Multiple Locations

Many of our stores have weekly or monthly storytimes.  Check out this month’s listings:

Huebner Road – San AntonioVisit Huebner Road 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. See you April 1!

Mesquite, TX Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. Recurring each Sunday until further notice.

Rockwall, TX Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for a fun story.  Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, TX Join us at Lincoln Square every Sunday at 2 p.m. for a fun tale.  Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.

Four Corners — Arlington, TX – Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Four Corners HPB in South Arlington for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3pm every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age.

Burleson, TXPack up your little readers and join us at our Burleson location for a preschool storytime being held in conjunction with the Burleson Library. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 11 a.m. April 2 and April 16. See store for details.

Humble, TX – 

Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Join us for “Penny and Pup” by Linda Jennings on April 4; “Bye-Bye, Crib” by Alison McGhee on April 11; “Night of the Veggie Monster” by George McClements on April 18; and “Wiggens Learns His Manners” by Leslie McGuirk and Alex Von Bidder on April 25. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6.

Corpus Christi, TX Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Moore Plaza for Storytime Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.  Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade.  See you April 8!

San Marcos, TX – Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our San Marcos HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and a special activity with us each Saturday at 1:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KY Bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for story time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more.  See you April 21!

Parmer Crossing – Austin, Texas – Join us each Saturday, in April for a special storytime and craft hour.  Here’s the schedule of books:

As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month.

Happy reading!

-Emily

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