Local Store Events Round-Up: February

Lots of fun things are going on at your neighborhood Half Price Books stores, including a little something special for those of you on our email list.  Check out what’s happening in February!

All Stores

2013 Half Pint Schools Giveaway

Half Pint Schools Giveaway

Parents and Educators: Enter to win a $100 HPB Gift Card for your school library! One winner will be randomly selected in each of our 22 markets. Deadline to register is February 17, 2013. Visit http://hpb.com/schools for giveaway details. And don’t forget to sign up for our Educator’s Discount Card – how teachers and librarians can save 10% year round!

Booklover’s Weekend

If you’re on the HPB Email List, check your email inbox on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) for a special offer! If you’re not on the list, it’s not too late to get in on this sweetheart deal! Sign up online in store today and you’ll get your own store coupon to use during Booklover’s Weekend — Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18 — at any Half Price Books location. See coupon for redemption details.

Monroeville, PA

Spot the Groundhog’s Shadow

Groundhog’s Day is February 2. During the month of February at your Monroeville HPB, if you spot the groundhog’s shadow it could mean good fortune. Spot the groundhog’s shadow, sign up for our mailing list, and you’ll be entered to win a $20 HPB gift card. Winner will be selected at the end of February.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is February 10 and your Monroeville HPB is celebrating the Year of the Snake all month long. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. We’d like to help. Sign up in store for our mailing list and you can enter to win a dinner for two at Sapporo Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar. See store for details.

Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; Mason, OH; Fairfield Township – Hamilton, 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 on Feb. 2 and 16 from 11 a.m. – noon
  • Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on Feb. 17 from 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Fairfield Township – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie on Feb. 10 and 24 from 1 – 2 p.m.

Edmond, OK

Book Signing with F. Davis James

Local author, F. Davis James will sell and sign his book, For Heaven’s Sake, at your Edmond HPB on Saturday, February 2, from noon to 3 p.m. Follow the story of Walleye Watkins along his whimsical romp through the different heavens of the world’s great religions.

Phoenix – Paradise Valley

Book Signing with Joseph Serrano

Local author Joseph Serrano will sell and sign his book, Technomode at your Paradise Valley HPB on Sunday, February 3, from noon to 2 p.m. This is a post-apocalyptic story of the struggle between humans and machines in an occult world of sociorobotics and mecha technology.

Freebooter’s Paradise Book Signing

Come and listen to a story about mystery and adventure, pirates, gold, and magic. Local author Tim Loge will read, sell and sign Freebooter’s Paradise; A Dangerous Tandem Adventure a kids’ chapter book recommended for 4th through 8th grade. Join us at our Paradise Valley HPB on Sunday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Humble, TX

HPB Humble Book Club

Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our HPB Humble Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 4, we will meet to discuss March, by Geraldine Brooks.

Feeling Lucky at Love?

Your HPB Humble store is offering you a chance to win a dinner for two. Starting Monday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 9, buy your favorite love story and you can enter to win a $25 gift card for Wunsche Bros. Cafe in Old Town Spring. See store for details.

Book Signing with Ted Anthony Roberts

Local Author Ted Anthony Roberts will sell and sign his book, Captain Skull  at your Humble HPB on Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a piratical, romantic, swashbuckling adventure story from the fictional memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley.

Naperville, IL

Celebrating our First Year in Naperville!

Join us on Saturday, February 9, as we celebrate our first year in Naperville. The first 100 people through the door at 9 am get a FREE tote bag!* One lucky shopper will win a $25 HPB Gift Card! Bring the whole family for a day of snacks, kids’ goodies, and a special appearance by BW, the HPB bookworm. Also, sign up for our email list and get 10% off that day’s purchase. Discount good at Naperville location only.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 2.9.13 at Naperville location only.

Austin – North Lamar

Book Signing with Amy Lawrence-Loughlin

Local author, Amy Lawrence-Loughlin will sell and sign her book, For the Love of Gus, A True Rescue to Riches Tale at your North Lamar HPB on Saturday, February 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and meet the real Gus the Great Dane, a really big dog with a really big heart. A portion of the book sale proceeds will be donated the animal rescue organizations.

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 Feb. 9!

Animal Adoptions

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 Feb. 16!

Houston – Copperfield Plaza

Building a Better Store

We’re remodeling your Copperfield HPB store to be better, brighter and easier for you to shop. We will temporarily close on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 while we finish sprucing things up for you. Come back to see all the changes when we reopen Wednesday, February 13 at 9 a.m.

Pittsburgh – The Pointe at North Fayette

Kid Fun on Extraterrestrial Culture Day

On Tuesday, February 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., your Half Price Books at The Pointe at North Fayette is celebrating Extraterrestrial Culture Day. Kids ages 4 to 12 and any cosmic visitors are invited to build their own spaceship. No need to phone home, we’ll have the supplies, earthling youth provide the creativity. Spaceships are guaranteed to fly as far as your imagination will allow. 

Garland, Texas

Book Signing with Robert Stevens, Jr. 

Author Robert Stevens, Jr. will sell and sign his second novel, Images. Join us at our Firewheel Plaza Half Price Books in Garland Saturday, February 16, from noon to 3 p.m. 

Phoenix – Camelback

Book Signing with Joseph Serrano

Local author Joseph Serrano will stop by our other Phoenix store to sell and sign his book, Technomode at our Camelback HPB on Saturday, February 23, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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.

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 Feb. 3!

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.

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, TXPack 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. 

Lynnwood, WA – Bring the kiddos to the Lynnwood HPB for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

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 Feb. 10!

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 Feb. 16!

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 Feb. 23!

Special Sales – Multiple Locations

Lynnwood, WA

Monday Manga Madness

Join us on Monday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. for 20% off all manga and anime at your Lynnwood HPB. You can stock up on a multitude of manga and an abundance of anime. Discount at this location only. Promotion ends on Monday, February 11, 2013.

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.

Half Price Books Outlet – Bloomington, Indiana

Vinyl Thursdays

Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is having Buy One LP, Get One Free each Thursday. Thumb through our vast, cool selection of LPs, all priced at 50¢ or less. See store for details.

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.

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 Jan. 25!

Louisville, KY – Hurstbourne

After-Hours Vinyl Blowout

Join us for an after-hours LP shopping spree! Clearance LPs will be reduced to 10¢ each, plus, get 30% off all regularly-priced vinyl on Friday, February 8 from 10pm to midnight at your Hurstbourne HPB. You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. 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. -Emily

Emily is PR Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.

You can follow her on Twitter at emilytbruce.

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