Local Store Events Round-Up: September

September Store Events

Happy September!  Hope everyone had a fun filled Labor Day that included some shopping at our stores.  If you haven’t already, check out some of the hauls people posted to Twitter using the hashtag #hpbhaul.   

Check out some of the other great events going on at our stores in September.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Save 15% at HPB with your DFW public transit pass
Present a valid DART, TRE, or T transit pass at the register and get 15% off your entire in-store purchase at participating Half Price Books locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Offer valid now through Sunday, October 21, 2012 only. Discount details. Visit dart.org to learn more about the new DART Orange Line.

Storytime – Multiple Locations

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

Northwest Highway – Dallas – Join us every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a story and special craft activity.  Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, TXJoin 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, 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. 

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 September 9!

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. 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.

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 September 15!

Mason, OHPack up your half-pint readers and come to our Mason HPB for Storytime Tuesdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Tuesday from 11am to noon.


****Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; Florence, KY; Hamilton, OH; Mason, OH 

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 Tuesday from 4-5 p.m.
  • Florence – read to Nico, the Great Pyrenees on Sept. 15 from 3-4 p.m.
  • Hamilton – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie on Sept. 16 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on Sept. 16 from 3 – 4 p.m.

Redmond, WA

Redmond Haunted History Tour — Join us for a haunted history tour of our Redmond HPB store. The Redmond Historical Society is hosting a Haunted History Walking Tour on Sunday, September 30, from 5 to 7pm starting at the Justice White House and finishing at HPB. A Poetry Reading will follow from 7 to 9pm. For more information and to make your reservations, contact the Redmond Historical Society.

Humble, Texas 

First Thursdays Poetry Nights

Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to our Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7-9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you Sept. 6!

Led by Students, for Students

Recite a favorite or share your own

First Thursday of the Month is spent

Together, not alone

HPB Humble Book Club

Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our Humble HPB Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 8 to 9pm. Here are the books we will be discussing: 

September 3 – Through a Glass Darkly, by Karleen Koen

October 1 – The Lost Continent, by Bill Bryson

November 5 – Possession, by A.S. Byatt

December 3 – The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens

10 Great Years in Humble!

Join us on Saturday, September 15, as we celebrate 10 great years in Humble. From 10am to 5pm we will have raffles, a CD and DVD Sidewalk Sale, Book Signings and giveaways, Dickey’s Barbecue samples, plus live music. Author Delaney Rhodes will be signing books from her Celtic Shores series from 11:30am to 1:30pm and Karleen Koen will be signing her latest book, Before Versailles, from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Fun for all! See store for details.

Corpus Christi, Texas

HPB and Big, Big Bugs

Look for HPB at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History’s opening exhibit of Big, Big, Bugs on Saturday, September 15. There will be activities, crafts, bee keepers, and more. Plus, our very own big, big bug, BW, the HPB bookworm will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Minnesota Stores

Wild Rice Festival

Look for our HPB booth at the 9th Annual Wild Rice Festival on Saturday, September 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Join us in the family-friendly celebration of wild rice, Native American culture, and Minnesota’s Fall season. See you at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville!

Dallas – Northwest Highway 

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 Sept. 8!

Animal Adoptions

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 Sept. 15!

Cincinnati Stores

Cincinnati Comic Expo

Ka-pow! Look for the HPB booth at the Cincinnati Comic Expo in the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bam! HPB will be selling comics, graphic novels, manga, DVDs and more. Wham-o! See you there!

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.

Northwest Highway – Dallas

Comic Book Wednesdays

Pow! Comics just got cheaper! Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas will be reducing all regularly-priced comic books to the sale price of 50¢ each on Wednesdays only. Recurring each week on Wednesdays until further notice. Collectibles and bargain bundles excluded.

$1 VHS Fridays
Feed that VCR! Shop our VHS collection every Friday and save even more on video tapes of all genres. All VHS in stock priced at $4.98 or less will be sold for just $1.00 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway 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.

Northbrook/Greenbriar – Indianaplis

Retro Tuesdays

Listen up media aficionados! Join us each Tuesday and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, VHS, comics, manga, graphic novels and video games at our Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis. Discount at this location only. No other discounts apply.

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.

Ross Park Mall, Pittsburgh

Record Night

Listen up, audiophiles! It’s back to ‘old school’ at our Ross Township HPB. On Friday September 14, from 7 to 11 p.m., you’ll find all $1.00 LPs for just 50¢! Wow, you can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. And, don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list and enter for a chance to win a $20 HPB Gift Card. See store for details.

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.

Appleton, WI

Vinyl Fridays

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.

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KY

DVD Blowout!


HPB prices just got better. Join us for a fantastic DVD sale at our Hurstbourne HPB! For one day only, Saturday, September 22, all DVDs in the store are 30% off the sticker price. Get there early for the best selection. DVD Blowout Sale at out Hurstbourne location only. See store for details.


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

Happy reading!



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