Looking for something fun to do during the hot summer months? Stop by your local HPB for some fun summer activities! Check out what’s going on this month.
40th Anniversary Celebrations:
All participating HPBs: Coupons & Prizes to Celebrate our 40th Birthday!
It’s our 40th Birthday! Come into your local HPB store on Friday, July 27 at noon for FREE birthday cupcakes and a birthday celebration! Hurry in before they’re all gone! Join the virtual party on Twitter too! When you sign our virtual birthday card, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $40 HPB Gift Card. Just use the hashtag #HPBturns40. Giveaway details.
Appleton, WI: 40th Birthday Party Raffle — Woo-hoo! Come and help us celebrate Half Price Books’ 40 Years of Loving Books. Our Appleton HPB is having a party on Saturday, July 28 at 3pm. We’ll be giving away 120 yummy cupcakes with numbered wrappers. Hang on to that wrapper! It’s your raffle ticket for a chance to win a $40 HPB Gift Card. Offer good while supplies last. See store for details.
Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX: Woo-hoo! Join us at our Flagship HPB as we celebrate our birthday all day on Friday, July 27. We will have refreshments, party bags for kids, and a FREE HPB tote bag with any purchase while supplies last. All $1.00 clearance items will be only 40¢. More FREE fun for the kids with a balloon artist from noon to 2pm, face painting from 2 to 4pm, plus a special appearance by BW, the HPB bookworm!
All other participating Dallas-area HPBs: Woo-hoo! Join us at our Dallas-area HPB stores as we celebrate our birthday all day on Friday, July 27. We will have refreshments, party bags for kids, and a FREE HPB tote bag with any purchase while supplies last. Also, drop your name in our raffle for a chance to win a $40 HPB Gift Card. Open 9am to 10pm.
Speaking of Birthdays . . .
Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31st but we are celebrating a little early. Put on your robe, hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly or teleport to our Flagship HPB on Saturday, July 28 from 6 to 9pm. We will have lots of wizarding fun with a costume contest, sorting hat, crafts, treats, plus a live snake show by Snake Encounters. Admission is limited! Hurry in today to pick up your FREE admission ticket available at our Flagship HPB only.
Our prices just got better. Join us for a fantastic book sale at our Washington Warehouse on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everything will be $3 or less Saturday, with prices dropping to $1 or less on Sunday. Get there early for the best selection and fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices.
Everything $3 or less at the Tent Sale
As part of Highland Fest, join us just outside the St. Paul, Minnesota Half Price Books store on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 for a Tent Sale for people of all ages! Tent Sale runs Thursday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everything will be $3 or less (mostly less). Hardbacks and paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, music, movies, games and more. And best of all, we’ll gladly donate unsold merchandise to any person or organization with a 501(c)(3) status. For questions, please call us at 651-699-1391. Sale at this location only.
Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program
The Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program continues through Tuesday, July 31, 2012, so keep your kiddos reading! As a reminder, kids ages 14 and under can earn a $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks reward in both June and July for reading at least 300 minutes each month. The TOP READER in each age group at each store will also win a $20 HPB gift card! Pick up a reading log at your local HPB today or visit the Feed Your Brain website for more information.
Storytime – Multiple Locations
Many of our stores have weekly or monthly story times. Check out this month’s listings:
Northwest Highway — Dallas, TX – Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Flagship HPB for Storytime & Crafts Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and a special craft activity with us each Sunday from 1 to 2pm. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.
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.
Mesquite, TX – Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Story Time 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.
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. Story time recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders.
South Arlington, TX – Pack 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.
Fort Worth, TX – Ridgmar – We’ll have summer storytime Thursday each week from 11 a.m. to noon throughout the summer. Recommended for ages 10 and younger.
Hulen/Remington Park, Fort Worth, TX— Looking for a free, cool activity during the hot summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Hulen HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Sunday at 2 pm, throughout the summer.
Humble, TX – Bring the kids for a children’s story time every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Snacks will be provided. Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6.
Austin – South Lamar – Bring your half-pint readers and come to our South Lamar story for a fun story and craft each Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. (excluding July 4) Recommended for ages 3 to 9.
Cedar Park, TX – Kids of all ages are welcome as we enjoy a good tale and a craft each Thursday from 2-3 p.m.
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 Antonio – Visit 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 July 1!
Corpus Christi, TX – Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Moore Plaza for Story Time 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 July 8!
Mason, OH – Join us for a fun story each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at our Mason HPB.
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 July 21!
Monroeville, PA— July Sunday Storytimes. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2pm each Sunday afternoon in July. On Sunday, July 29, kids can choose a FREE book from a pre-selected assortment. Recommended for kids ranging from 3 to 8 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.
Princess Grumpypants Book Signing
Join us at our Superstition Springs HPB for a fun story about a little girl who is a finicky eater. Author Vivian Stearns-Kohler will be reading, selling, and signing, Princess Grumpypants on Sunday, July 15, from 1 to 3pm. See store for details.
The Destiny Project Book Signing
Local author, James Wharton will be reading, selling, and signing his historical time travel novel, The Destiny Project. Come to our Superstition Springs HPB on Sunday, July 29, from 2 to 5pm. See store for details.
Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at our South Ohio locations 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 pup.
- Kenwood Galleria – read to Rudi the Shih Tzu each Monday from 11 a.m. – noon
- Florence – read to Nico, the Great Pyrenees each Tuesday from 11 a.m. – noon
- Hamilton – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie the first and Thursday of each month from 1 – 2 p.m. See you July 5 and July 19!
- Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on July 29 from 3 – 4 p.m.
Fitness and Wellness Raffle
This is the summer to achieve health in mind and body. Starting Monday, July 2, buy any fitness, sports, wellness, or health book at our HPB Humble store and get a chance to win one free month of martial arts lessons at Wang’s Martial Arts. Winner will be announced Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. See store for details.
Acoustic Rock Fridays
What better way to start the weekend off right than with HPB and live music. Archie brings his acoustic mix style of 70s folk and 90s grunge to our HPB Humble store each Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Southern Writers’ Day
Join us at our HPB Humble store and meet southern writers Melinda McGuire and Rhonda Dennis. McGuire will sell and sign Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey and Nelson and Cora. Dennis will sell and sign books from her romantic suspense series, Green Bayou. The event is Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees can enter a raffle for books and prizes. Must be present to win. See store for details.
Robert Stevens, Jr. Book Signing
Author Robert Stevens, Jr. will be selling and signing his gritty psychological thriller, Issues. Join us at our Firewheel Plaza HPB in Garland on Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3 pm. See store for details.
DeLisa J. Bracy Book Signing
Author DeLisa J. Bracy will be selling and signing her novel, Heart of a Man, a story about a former street hustler whose new relationship forces him to face his past hardships. Join us at our Kenwood Galleria HPB on Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 3pm. See store for details.
DeLisa J. Bracy Book Signing
Author DeLisa J. Bracy will be selling and signing her novel, Heart of a Man, a story about a former street hustler whose new relationship forces him to face his hardship past. Join us at our Northgate/Propsect Square HPB on Sunday, July 22, from 4 to 6pm. See store for details.
Meet and Greet Boxer Rescue
Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., NorCal Boxer Rescue will bring Boxer dogs available for adoption to our Flagship HPB store. Come see these lovable dogs looking for a good, forever home. See you July 7!
Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m. The League of Animal Protectors, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, forever homes. See you July 21!
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 July 7!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at our Appleton HPB. Like what you hear? Records playing in the store are 50% off. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Discount at this location only.
As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month.