Happy new year, everyone! Make any new year’s resolutions? Mine is to read more. (Yes, even though I work at a book store, I don’t get to read as much as I would like!) If that’s your resolution, too, stay tuned for a fun reading resolution contest from us this month!
We hope another resolution you have is to stop by your favorite book store more. J Here are some fun events that will take place at our stores during January.
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 on Jan. 5 and 19 from 11 a.m. – noon
- Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on Jan. 6 from 3 – 4 p.m.
- Fairfield Township – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie on Jan. 16 and 27 from 1 – 2 p.m.
Book Signing with C. David Cannon
Local Author C. David Cannon will sell and sign his book, The Prominence League at your Humble HPB on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a story of suspense about genetically-enhanced super athletes for the Prominence Baseball League and two youth who dare to question their leaders.
Journaling at Half Price Books
Have you always wanted to keep a journal but couldn’t seem to get started? Your Humble HPB will introduce you to the art of journaling. On Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Andi Klemm will show you how to create your own pages, write your story and use your words as art. The first five attendees will receive free blank journals.
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 Jan. 12!
Cute kitties and canine companions will visit 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 Jan. 19!
Looking for a Healthy New Year?
Your Monroeville HPB has teamed up with LA Fitness to help you achieve your health and fitness resolutions. During January, stop by and tell us about your New Year’s resolutions and enter to win one of two 30-Day Passes to LA Fitness in Monroeville. Need a little inspiration? Check out our Health and Fitness display of books and DVDs. Entries accepted from January 1 to 31.
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.
Storytime – Multiple Locations
Many of our stores have weekly or monthly storytimes. 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 Jan. 6!
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, TX – Stop 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.
Plano, TX – Our new Plano store will share a fun story with the kiddos each Sunday at 2 p.m.
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.
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.
South Arlington, TX – Pack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun storytime. 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 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 Jan. 13!
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 storytime 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 storytime. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more. See you Jan. 19!
Monroeville, PA – We’ll honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special children’s storytime on Monday, Jan. 21 (MLK Day) from 3 – 4 p.m. We’ll read stories featuring Dr. King. Light refreshments will be available.
Springhurst/Freys Hill – Louisville, KY – Stop 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 Jan. 26!
Special Sales – Multiple Locations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pocket Paperback Sale
Join us Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 20 for a pocket paperback blowout! Your Monroeville HPB will have pocket-size paperbacks for 50¢ and up. Come early for the best selection. Sale good at Monroeville HPB only.
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 Jan. 25!
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 Jan. 13!
As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month.
Happy New Year!