Looking for something to do in April? Check out some fun happenings at your neighborhood Half Price Books this month!
Our Half Pint Library book drive wrapped up March 31. Now its time to give the books away! Any non profit organization or school can pick up a few boxes of books at one of our Half Pint Library book giveaways during the month of April. Visit www.hpb.com/halfpint for more information and to find the event nearest you.
The Great Gatsby is considered one of the Great American Novels – and there’s a new movie adaptation coming out in May! Dust off your copy or grab one from your local HPB, then hop over to Facebook to join the discussion.
The Great Gatsby HPB Book Club Discussion
Join the HPB Book Club as we read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Come to your Round Rock HPB on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8 pm, for an in-depth discussion of this literary classic. Light refreshments available.
Win $100 Gift Card at our Algonquin Commons Opening
That’s right – we’re opening a new store! Join us at our Algonquin Commons Great Opening Celebration Thursday, April 25 – Sunday April 28. The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Algonquin store get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card. One tote bag will contain a $100 gift card! Feeling lucky? Visit each day for a new chance to win.
*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 4.25.13 – 4.28.13 at Algonquin Commons, Algonquin, IL location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday – Sunday.
Join HPB at Earth Day Dallas, an annual, outdoor festival celebrating the environment! Earth Day Dallas seeks to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show North Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment. Come on down to Fair Park for this two-day festival; HPB will be at booth #206-208!
Record Store Day
Do vinyl grooves make you move? Come visit your Penn Park HPB on Record Store Day – Saturday, April 20, when all vinyl LPs are 20% off. Offer good at this location only.
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. Here are the books we’ll discuss:
April 1 – On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan
Journaling at Half Price Books
Have you always wanted to keep a journal but couldn’t seem to get started? Your HPB in Humble will share the art of journaling. Andi Klemm will show you how to create your own pages, write your story and use your words as art. Join the conversation on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. See you April 11!
Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at our Kenwood Galleria HPB 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 Rudi, the Shih Tzu, from 11 a.m. to noon each first and third Saturday of the month. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati. See you April 6 and 20!
Meet Border Collie Companions
Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On Saturday, April 13, from noon to 3pm, All Border Collie Rescue group < http://www.allbordercollierescue.com > will bring bright and beautiful Border Collie dogs for a meet and greet at your McKinney HPB. Group representatives will talk about this extremely intelligent working dog breed and how to adopt a rescued Border Collie.
Book Signing with Todd Boddy
Texas author, Todd Boddy, will sell and sign his new book, The Exit: Blue Moon Chronicles, an Apocalyptic Science Fiction story. Join us at your McKinney HPB on Saturday, April 6, from noon to 4 p.m. Also, meet young Graphic Novelist Andrew Purdum.
Book Signing with Bob May
Local author Bob May will sell and sign his book, The Best Season – The First Ninety Games: Honoring Black Ball Through Baseball Board Game Simulation: a book that highlights the great players from early baseball’s Negro leagues. Join us at your McKinney HPB on Saturday, April 20 from noon to 4 p.m.
Run for the Hills Mascot Race
Come and cheer on BW, the HPB bookworm, at Wisconsin Hills Middle School “Run for the Hills” < http://www.whmsrunforthehills.org > 2013 Mascot Race. Join in an afternoon of family fun at Mitchell Park in Brookfield on Sunday, April 28. Festivities start at 1 pm with the Mascot Race < http://www.whmsrunforthehills.org/mascot-race.php > starting at 2:30 pm. Go, BW! Go! See you there.
Look for the HPB booth #2414 at the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference. Join us Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Be sure to stop by and pick up information about our Educator Discount Card, plus sign up for our mailing list and enter a daily drawing for an HPB Gift Card. And remember, your P.O. money goes twice as far at Half Price Books, where almost everything is half price or less every day. See you there!
Humane Society’s “Wish Egg” Drive
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is having a donation drive. Stop by your Country Club Corner HPB and pickup a “Wish Egg” from an OK Humane volunteer. Each plastic egg will have a suggested item to donate. Come help cats and dogs in need on Saturday, April 6, from 1-3 p.m.
Fahrenheit 451 Panel Discussion
In conjunction with The Big Read’s tribute to the late Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451, WordSpace presents a discussion panel, featuring Dallas writer-stars Jerome Weeks, Ben Fountain, and Charles Dee Mitchell. Join us at your Flagship HPB on Tuesday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m.
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 April 20!
Robert Valleau Book Signing
Come join us at your Plano HPB on Saturday, April 20, from 1-3 pm. Robert Valleau will sign his new book Mystic Dreams and Dusty Roads. See store for details.
HPB at Earth Day Dallas
Join HPB in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. Look for the HPB booth at Earth Day Dallas in Fair Park, Saturday & Sunday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll have items for sale plus reusable HPB tote bags and coupons. HPB has been buying and selling s(eco)ndhand since 1972. Admission is free. See you there!
HPB at Earth Day Phoenix
We’ll have coupons at reusable tote bags at the Half Price Books booth at Earth Day Phoenix in Cesar Chavez Plaza on Monday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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 April 7!
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.
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 April 14!
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.
Edmond, OK – Enjoy a fun story with the folks at the Edmond HPB at 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. See you April 13!
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 April 20!
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 April 27!
Sir Barton Place, Lexington, KY – Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Sir Barton Place HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. See you April 27!
Special Sales – Multiple Locations
Kids’ Book Warehouse Sale
One day only! Join us for a fantastic Kids’ Book Warehouse Sale where all items are $3 or less. Stock up on wonderful children’s books. Don’t miss this one day of ridiculous savings at our Washington Warehouse in Seattle on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Get there early for the best selection.
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.
Music Night Bargains and More
Listen up, audiophiles, we’re staying open late! On Friday, April 19, from 9 p.m. till midnight, you’ll find 30% off all regular priced music plus clearance CDs marked down to $1, clearance vinyl LPs for 50¢, and bargain vinyl for just 10¢! Stick around to shop locally made “vinyl” art. Plus, sign up for a silent auction for two turntables with proceeds benefitting local music. Wow, you can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please.
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 Clearwater Village 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.
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.
Fill-a-Bag for $15
1-DAY ONLY! Your Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Wednesday, April 24. Come “Fill-a-Bag for $15” and stock up on select fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, music and movies. Fill a free souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with select merchandise from our assorted Bargain Tables and get your whole bundle for just $15 plus tax. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington, IN 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.
Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all day at both the Sir Barton Place and Fayette Place HPBs in Lexington. Discount at this location only. See you April 26!
Vintage Decor Blowout
Your Ridgmar HPB is Spring Cleaning. We are clearing out many unique decorative items and offering them to you. Collectible items offered for sale include coffee and meat grinders, tricycles, school benches, watering cans and more. Join us Friday-Sunday, April 26-28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for this unique sale. Get there early for the best selection.
As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month.