Local Store Events Round-Up: December

Happy holidays, gang!  Lots of cheery holiday events going on at your local HPB during the month of December, including a few visits from a very important gentleman named Santa.  (Ho, ho, ho!)

We hope to see you out for some of these great activities and, of course, some holiday shopping.  We have extended hours at many of our stores in December (and shorter hours in some cases – bibliomaniacs need to get home on Christmas Eve to get ready for Santa, too!) so check the store pages for specifics. 

Dallas – Northwest Highway

Santa Claus at Half Price Books

HPB is full of excitement because Santa Claus is coming to our store! In keeping with Christmastime traditions, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will be making appearances at the Dallas Flagship store.  Bring the whole family — fido too — for a memorable snapshot with Santa. Donations appreciated and will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Here’s Santa’s appearance schedule:

Saturday, Dec 1: 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 2: 1-5 p.m.

Friday, Dec 7: 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 8: 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 9: 1-5 p.m.

Friday, Dec 14: 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 15: 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 16: 1-5 p.m.

Friday, Dec 21: 5-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 22: 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 23: 1-5 p.m.

Ornament Sale

On Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., we’ll have our 3rd annual Half Price Books Ornament Sale!  Half Price books employees from across the country send in their creative, handmade ornaments for this special sale.  The proceeds will go to the North Texas Food Bank. 

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 Dec. 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 Dec. 15!

Humble, TX

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:

December 3 – The Old Curiosity Shop, by Charles Dickens

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 Dec. 6!

Led by Students, for Students

Recite a favorite or share your own

First Thursday of the Month is spent

Together, not alone

Holiday Madrigal Choir Performance

Are you looking for some holiday spirit? Come and listen to a live performance of Christmas Carols at your HPB Humble! The Madrigal choir of Atascocita High School will be performing in Dickens era costumes at our store on Friday, December 7, from 5 to 5:50 p.m.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Holiday Bell Choir Performance

Ring in the holidays at your Cedar Rapids HPB! The bell choir of First Baptist Church of Marion will perform at our store on Wednesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. Plus, cookies and cocoa will add to the holiday cheer!

Irving, TX

Santa Claus at Half Price Books Irving

Santa will also stop by our Irving location! Canned food and/or monetary donations appreciated and will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Check out Santa’s schedule:

Saturday, Dec 8: noon-2 p.m.

Sunday Dec 9: noon-2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 15: noon-2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 16: noon-2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 22: noon-2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 23: noon-2 p.m.

Rockwall, Texas

Santa Claus at Half Price Books Rockwall

He’ll be at HPB Rockwall, too!  Canned food and/or monetary donations appreciated and will benefit the Rockwall Helping Hands Food Pantry. Here’s Santa’s schedule in Rockwall.

Saturday, Dec 8: 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 15: 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 16: 1-4 p.m.

Friday, Dec 21: 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 22: 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 23: 1-4 p.m.

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 Dec. 1!

Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; 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.
  • Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on Dec. 9 from 3 – 4 p.m.

Fort Worth, TX – Ridgmar/Westover Village

Toys For Tots

Your Ridgmar HPB will be a designated toy collection center for Toys For Tots on Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop by and drop off new and unwrapped toys for the less fortunate children in the community.

Fort Worth, Texas – Hulen

Book Signing with Michael Graves

Author/photographer Michael Graves will be selling and signing his book, Ghosts: A Spiritual Journey at your Hulen HPB on Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Graves is a lifelong enthusiast of the paranormal and has spent the last two years researching and photographing well-known haunted locations. He appeared on A & E Biography’s, My Ghost Story.

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 Dec. 15!

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.

Dublin, CA

Feed the Hungry Food Drive

Now through Monday, December 24, your Dublin Half Price Books will collect canned food donations for the Alameda County Community Food Drive. Bring in 10 canned food items to donate and we’ll give you 10% off your entire purchase. Offer good at this location only.

Edmond, OK

Santa Storytime and Photos

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

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.

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.

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 Dec. 9!


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

Happy Holidays!


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