Local Store Events Round-Up: May

Happy May, everyone!  Hope you’re all enjoying some lovely spring weather wherever you are.  There are lots of fun activities happening at your local Half Price Books locations this month, including a ton of comic book events.  Check them out!

Bam! Ka-pow! Bonk! – Comic Books Events

All Stores

Comic Book Giveaway
Don’t miss the pulse-pounding fun of our Comic Book Giveaway on Saturday, May 5 at all HPB locations. Get a free comic book* with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Hope to see you there for the action-packed fun.

*From a pre-selected collection while supplies last. See store for restrictions and details.

Dallas-area Locations

Get Your Nerd On at The Geekend 
All Dallas area HPBs will celebrate The Geekend from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6. Are you a cheap geek? Save 20% off comics. Like wearing a cape? Join the costume contest. Got a thinking hat? Enter the trivia contest. Feeling dexterous? Compete in a video game tournament. There will be prizes, story times, crafts and more – fun for the whole family.  Visit www.hpb.com/geekend for details about specific store events.

South Arlington, TX, Lincoln Square – Arlington, TX, Mansfield, TX

20% Off Comic Books 
Calling all comic lovers! HPB is the place to indulge your comic cravings for the weekend. Stop by the South Arlington, Lincoln Square and Mansfield HPB stores Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 to get 20% off all comics, manga and graphic novels in store. Offer good at these locations only.

Ridgmar/Westover Village – Fort Worth

Costume Contest for All Ages 
Feeling adventurous? Like to wear capes? Then wear your favorite comic book hero costume to our Ridgmar/Westover Village HPB in during our Comic Book Giveaway event Saturday, May 5 from 1-2 p.m.  We will have a costume contest with a chance to win a $10 HPB Gift Card. Bring the whole family! Two prizes will be awarded for best adult and child costumes. All entrants will receive a free comic book. Must be present to win.

Bloomingdale, IL

Comic Book Hero Costume Contest 
Stop by our Bloomingdale store wearing your favorite comic book hero costume on Saturday, May 5 from 6-7 p.m.  We’ll have a costume contest with a chance to win a $20 HPB Gift Card.  See store for details.

Cedar Park, Texas

Comic Book Trivia Contest 
Looking for an action-packed day of comic book fun? Join our Cedar Park HPB’s 2nd Annual Comic Book Trivia Contest all day Saturday, May 5. Contest categories are for ages 9 years and under, 10 to 17 years, and 18 years and over. Winners will receive an HPB Gift Card. See store for details.

Penn Park – Oklahoma City

Shop in Costume & Save 
If you wear your favorite comic book character costume to our Penn Park HPB on our Comic Book Giveaway day – Saturday, May 5 – you’ll receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase in store. Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Not valid on gift card purchases.

Hamilton, OH, North Gate – Cincinnati, OH, Mason, OH

Stump the Comic Nerd Contest! 
Whether you are in a league of higher comic book knowledge or not, come test our HPB Comic Nerd on Saturday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. If you can stump our Comic Nerd, you can win 15% off your entire comic book purchase. Offer good at these locations only. 

Humble, Texas

Comic Book Day Contest, Comicpalooza Raffle, & More 
Come to our Humble HPB on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an action-packed time of comic book fun. Bam!  All ages are invited to join our contest for a $50 HPB Gift Card by wearing your favorite comic book character costume. Winners will be announced at noon. Ka-pow!! Enter our raffle for 2 tickets to Comicpalooza. Winner announced at 1pm. Bonk!!!  While you’re there, watch local comic book artists at work with art available for purchase. Wham-o!!!! See our rockin’ store for details.

Monroeville, PA 

Make Your Own Comic Book Button 
Do your kids like comic books? Are you looking for a fun, free activity for the kids? Then come on in to our Monroeville HPB where the kids can design their own custom buttons from made recycled comic books. Join us on Thursday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. or while supplies last.

Lexington, Kentucky

FORGE Gaming and Comics Convention 
Look for the HPB booth in the Bazaaro Vendor Hall at the FORGE Gaming and Comics Convention from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27. HPB will sell books, movies, games, comics, graphic novels and more at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in Downtown. The ‘Bazaaro Vendor Hall’ will be open Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vendor hall is free to the public.

More Local Store Events in May

HPB at the Phoenix Comicon

Trek, transport, teleport or beam yourself up to the Phoenix Convention Center on Memorial Day weekend. Look for HPB at the Phoenix Comicon from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27. Sign up for our mailing list and get an HPB goodie bag including a 15% off coupon good at any HPB brick and mortar location. Offer good while supplies last.

Lewisville, Texas

Public Library Day 
Half Price Books is proud to support the Flower Mound and Lewisville public libraries. Stop by the Vista Ridge Plaza HPB in Lewisville on Saturday, May 5 or Sunday, May 6 to learn more about getting involved with the library in your community. The library is offering a discounted membership package during this weekend. As a gift for joining, you’ll receive a 15% off HPB store coupon and a free library book bag.

Houston – Clear Lake

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 May 5!

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, May 6, 2-3 p.m., Potter, the Bearded Collie, Hamilton
  • Saturday, May 19, 3-4 p.m., Nico the Great Pyrenees, Florence 
  • Sunday, May 20, 1-2 p.m., Rudi, the Shih Tzu Kenwood Galleria
  • Sunday, May 27, 3-4 p.m., Bella the Pug, Mason

Kenwood – Cincinnati, OH

The Scratching Post Pet Supply Drive 
Celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week” by helping some kitties in need. From Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12, our Kenwood HPB will be collecting pet supplies for The Scratching Post, a non-profit, no kill shelter for stray and abandoned cats. Those who donate will receive 15% off their purchase and entered for a $50 HPB Gift Card drawing. See store for details.

Hamilton, OH

Animal Adoption Foundation Supply Drive
You can also celebrate “Be Kind to Animals Week” at our Hamilton HPB.  From Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12, they’ll collect pet supplies for the Animal Adoption Foundation, a non-profit, no kill shelter for abused or abandoned dogs and cats. Those who donate will receive 15% off their purchase. Plus, signup for our mailing list to be entered for a $25 HPB Gift Card drawing. See store for details.

North Fayette – Pittsburgh, PA

Children’s Book Week
Celebrate Children’s Book Week – Monday, May 7 through Sunday, May 13. Each day, from 4 to 5 p.m. during this special week, we will have story time for our half pint readers. Come and enjoy the afternoon listening to a good book.

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.

Greenwood, IN

Naptown Roller Girls In-Person!
Here’s a chance to meet the daring, derby dames of the Naptown Roller Girls. Roll on down to our Greenwood HPB on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The NRGs will sign autographs, pose for pics and sell their merch. See store for details.

South Lamar – Austin

John Ellis Book Signing
Can our national security be undermined by social networks? Straight out of current headlines, John Ellis has written a techno-thriller of cyber terrorism and suspense – Dormant CurseJoin us at our South Lamar HPB on Saturday, May 12 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. when local author John Ellis will sell and sign his latest book.

Clear Lake – Houston, Texas

Dr. Lowell T. Coleman, Jr. Book Signing
Come join us at our Clear Lake HPB on Saturday, May 12 from 1-4 p.m. when Dr. Lowell T. Coleman will sign his current book, No More Excuses: A Guide to Living Your Best Life Ever A motivational speaker, Dr. Coleman, writes about overcoming adversity and finding happiness in life through faith and hope.

Corpus Christi, Texas

Children’s Book Festival
Look for our booth at the Art Center of Corpus Christi for the Children’s Book Festival. Lots of free activities including face painting, story time and a visit from BW, our very own HPB bookworm. See you on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Art Center of Corpus Christi for more details. 

Springhurst – Louisville, KY

Critters in the Community
Second Chances Wildlife Center, a nonprofit organization that provides rehabilitation and safe release of injured, displaced, or orphaned animals, will be on-location at the Springhurst HPB.  Stop by Saturday, May 26 from 2-4 p.m. to meet a little critter and learn about the wildlife in the community.  Guess how much the little critter weighs and win a $25 HPB gift card.  Must be present to win.  See Store for Details.

Burleson, Texas

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 hardcovers. You won’t know what’s on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

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.

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.

South Arlington – Arlington, Texas

Retro Media Friday
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, May 25 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.

Storytimes – Multiple Locations

Penn Park – Oklahoma City – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo – ¡Hola muchachos y muchachas! Come and join us for a Cinco de Mayo Storytime at our Penn Park HPB. On Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m. we will have story time and refreshments. Purchase cinco (5) items or more and you will receive 5% off your purchase. Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Not valid on gift card purchases.

San Marcos, Texas – The San Marcos HPB will have a special story time and activity each Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided.

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 May 6!

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.

South Arlington, TXPack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun story time. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age.

Humble, TX – Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  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 May 13!

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 May 18!

Parmer Crossing – Austin, Texas – Join us each Saturday in May 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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