Local Store Events Round-Up: November

Happy November, everyone!  Lots of fun activities and sales are taking place at your local Half Price Books stores this month.  Check them out!

All Stores

Fall Coupons

If you’re on our mailing list, you know that we send out some pretty great coupons throughout the year.  The next big coupon week is Monday, Nov. 5 – Sunday, Nov. 11.  If you want to take advantage of these discounts and aren’t on our list, be sure to sign up now at www.hpb.com/signup!

Black Friday

Half Price Books is getting in on the Black Friday shopping extravaganza again this year.  Doors open at 7 a.m. – shop with us early because the first 100 people through the door get a few tote bag and $5 gift card, with one bag containing a $100 gift card!  We’ll also offer all day deals if, like me, you’re not an early riser the day after you’ve feasted on turkey and dressing.  J  Choose from two offers – 15% off your entire purchase or $15 off your purchase of $50.  See www.hpb.com/blackfriday for more information.

All Pittsburgh

Celebrate Cookie Monster’s Birthday

Cookie Monster’s birthday is Friday, Nov. 2 and we’re celebrating! Come into any Pittsburgh area HPB that day and get a free cookie. And, don’t forget to sign our giant Cookie Monster Birthday Card. Mmm, good cookie. Om, nom, nom, nom.


Feed the Hungry Food Drive 

Help us reach out and help to feed the hungry in our community this holiday season. Now through Friday, Nov. 30, the Monroeville store will collect food donations for Swissvale Community Food Pantry and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  In addition to canned and boxed food, paper products, household goods and toiletry donations are also welcome.

Springhurst/Freys Hill – Louisville, KY

Monthly Coloring Contest
Grab a crayon and unleash your inner artist! Stop inside the Springhurst Half Price Books and get involved with our Monthly Coloring Contest. Each month, a new coloring sheet is available for our pint-sized customers. Throughout the month, children ages 13 and under may submit their coloring sheet for entry. At the end of the month, 4 winners are selected (one from each age group). Winners receive a Half Price Books Gift Card and the honor of having their artwork displayed in store.

KY Vintage Video Gaming Tournament
Join us on the 3rd Saturday each month from 2-4 p.m. for Vintage Video Game Day. Customers can participate in a competition of Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega gaming. Score points as fast as you can! Winner receives a $25 Half Price Books Gift Card. Come back each month to keep up with your competitors. A tournament of champions will be held in December. See store for details and contest rules.  We’ll see you Nov. 17!

Humble, TX

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 Nov. 1!

Led by Students, for Students

Recite a favorite or share your own

First Thursday of the Month is spent

Together, not alone

Rich Fabric Quilting Event

Stop by the Humble and meet Melinda McGuire, author of the quilting book, Rich Fabric, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Plus, buy any Home Arts book and enter a raffle for a Quilting Supplies Gift Basket courtesy of JoAnn Fabric and Craft. A nifty nosh of cake balls will be provided by The Martin Epicurean.

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 9 p.m. Here are the upcoming books for discussion:

November 5 – Possession, by A.S. Byatt

December 3 – The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens


Expo Five Record Show 

Listen up, audiophiles! Join us Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Expo Five Record Show at 2900 7th Street in Louisville. Look for the HPB booth where you will find records, books, LP players, AV equipment and more. Wow, you can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Admission to the convention is FREE!

Clear Lake – Houston

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 Half Price Books. Come see the kitties looking for a good, forever home.  See you Nov. 3!

Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; 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.
  • Hamilton – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie on Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on Nov. 11 from 3 – 4 p.m.

North Fayette – Pittsburgh, PA

Feed the Hungry Food Drive

Now through November 17, our North Fayette HPB will be collecting cash donations for the West Hills Food Pantry.  West Hills Food Pantry has served the community since 1983, with 100% of cash donations going to purchase food and supplies for their clients. For every 25¢ donated at our North Fayette HPB store, you can add a paper feather to our giant paper turkey.

Tacoma, WA

Feed the Hungry Food Drive

Help us reach out and help to feed the hungry in our community this holiday season. Now through Monday, Dec. 31, the Tacoma store will collect food donations for Northwest Harvest, St. Leo Food Connection, Salvation Army and other Tacoma-based food banks. No expired food or perishables please.

Toy Rescue Mission

We’re on a mission. Together, with your help and the volunteers at Toy Rescue Mission, we’re going to bring delight to children in need throughout Pierce County. Now through Monday, December 31, our Tacoma store will collect toy donations for infants to teens. Reach into your toy chest and re-gift your previously-loved plush animals, dolls, building blocks, trucks, board games and puzzles. Also accepting donations of holiday wrapping paper, individually-wrapped candy canes and other wrapped candy. New toys also gladly accepted.

Dallas – Northwest Highway

Employee Art Show

We consider ourselves a pretty creative bunch here at Half Price Books so we decided to show off some of our artistic skills here at our Flagship location.  Now through Monday, Nov. 12, stop by our Community Room to see HPB employee art on display. 

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 Nov. 10!

Book Signing with Kay Cole & McKenna Vaughn

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flagship HPB where local author Kay Cole and 12-year-old illustrator McKenna Vaughn will sell and sign copies of the children’s book, Lonesome Knob, which tells the story of a young red-headed girl named Roberta who lives in West Texas.

Black Eagle Force Book Signing

Come meet authors Ken Farmer and Buck Stienke, authors of the historical fiction western The Nations, at the Flagship HPB on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will read passages, sell and sign copies of the Black Eagle Force novels, part of an ongoing military action series. Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm received top honor for adult fiction at the North Texas Book Festival.

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 Nov. 17!

Penn Park – Oklahoma City, OK

Arts and Crafts for a Cause

The YWCA is in need of donations including hats and gloves. Our Penn Park HPB wants to encourage the making and donating of homemade goods by offering 10% off all Arts and Crafts books all day on Saturday, Nov. 10. A special kids’ storytime will be at 3 p.m. with crafts and refreshments. Offer good at this location only.

Mesquite, TX 

Book Signing with Thomas McDonald

Local author Thomas McDonald will sell and sign his novel, Daydreams of a Country Boy, a light and comedic tale with a touch of romance, on Sunday, Nov. 11 from noon to 4 p.m.

Garland, TX

Book Signing with Elsie Mackie

Join us Saturday, Nov. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Garland HPB where local author Elsie Mackie will sell and sign copies of her book, Far Horizons, Adventures at Sea, which tells the story of a family in crisis aboard a sloop-rigged yacht and the chaos they endured on the high seas.

Book Signing with Robert Stevens, Jr.

On Saturday, Nov. 24 from noon to 3 p.m., author Robert Stevens, Jr. will sell and sign his second novel, Images.


Edmond, OK

Santa Storytime and Photos

Our Edmond Half Price Books is full of excitement because Santa Claus is coming to our store! Santa will be flying in on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a special Santa Storytime and photos. Plus! Santa will be visit again Nov. 23 -25 from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Of course, we’ll have Santa’s favorite snack, cookies and hot cocoa.

North Olmsted, OH

November Food Drive
Help us support the Cleveland Foodbank with canned and dry food donations Nov. 12 to 21 at our North Olmsted HPB. See store for details.

Storytime – Multiple Locations

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

Huebner Road, San Antonio – Join us the first Sunday of every month for Storytime Sunday at 2 p.m.  The staff will read one of their favorite books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8.  See you Nov. 4!

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, TXStop by the Lincoln Square Half Price Books 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 Load up your half-pint readers and visit us at 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 Nov. 11!

Mason, Ohio – Sit down for a good tale each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at our Mason Half Price Books.


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. 

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 Nov. 17!

Springhurst/Freys Hill – Louisville, KYStop by the Springhurst store on the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m., where we’ll have stories, games, activities and snacks.  See you Nov. 24!

Special Sales – Multiple Locations

Dallas-Fort Worth Stores

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 Monday, Dec. 31 only. Discount details. Visit dart.org to learn more about the new DART Orange Line.

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.

Greenwood, Indiana

Comic Book Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, stop by our Greenwood store to get 20% off all single-issue comics, including clearance and collectible issues. Offer good at this location only.

Clearwater Village – Indianapolis

Comics Sale Wednesdays
Comic fans and collectors, don’t miss our weekly Comics Sale Wednesdays. Save 20% off comic books at our Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis, Indiana. Come back each week as we restock with new adventures in store! Sale excludes graphic novels and manga. Continues each Wednesday at this location until further notice. No superhero powers required.

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.

Avon, Indiana


Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by the Half Price Books 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 – Indianapolis

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.

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.

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.

North Olmsted, Ohio

Weekend DVD Sale

Stock up for a movie marathon! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19 – 21, buy 2 DVDs and get 1 free of equal or lesser value.

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.

Penn Park – Oklahoma City

Rocktober CD Sale

Let’s go shoppin’ while the store’s a rockin’! All day Wednesday, October 10, our Penn Park Half Price Books will be playing 50s and 60s classic rock. To add to the good vibes, we’ll take 10% off CDs. Sale at our Penn Park store only.

Country Club Corner — Oklahoma City

Vinyl Happy Hour

Listen up, audiophiles!  Our Country Club Corner HPB is having a Vinyl Happy Hour on Nov. 15 from 7-10 p.m.  Thumb through our vast collection of LPs, as you drink in the vinyl our staff will be deejaying.  And during Vinyl Happy Hour all used records will be 10% off.  You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please.  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 6 to 10 p.m. 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.  See you Oct. 26!

Edmond, OK

Sports Saturdays

Show you colors! Wear a shirt supporting your favorite sports team into our Edmond HPB on any Saturday and you could score a door prize. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day. Rah, rah, rah! Sis boom bah!

Second Sunday Sidewalk Sale

Join us at our Edmond HPB every second Sunday of each month for a sidewalk sale. We’ll have lots of items marked $3 or less. Sale at our Edmond store only.  See you Nov. 11!


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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