Local Store Events Round-Up: June

Local Store Events Round-Up: June

Looking for something to do in June? Check out some fun happenings at your neighborhood Half Price Books this month!

All Stores

FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program

Research shows that children who do not continue reading through the summer can lose a month or more of progress made during the school year. To help keep appetites up for reading, Half Price Books is hosting the FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program now through Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Kids ages 14 and under can earn 5 HPB Bookworm Bucks as a reward for reading over the summer. Pick up a reading log at your local HPB today. Get started and learn more about Top Reader Prizes.

Pearland, Texas

World Environment Day


HPB has strived to reuse, recycle and resell resources since our start in 1972. Join your Pearland HPB in honoring World Environment Day on Wednesday, June 5. Each customer will receive a free reusable tote bag with purchase. Offer valid at this location only. Don’t forget to bring your tote next time you shop. 

Dallas – Northwest Highway

The Steampunk Omnibus

The Seadog Slam presents The Magnificent and Stupendous Steam Powered Omnibus of Art, Science and Knowledge at your Flagship HPB. Celebrate the culture of steampunk with a living gazette of poetry and literature, fine arts, gears and gadgets, music, manners, and more. You are invited to dress in your finest steampunk garb and enjoy the experience on the first Wednesday of the month, this Summer, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. See you June 5!

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 June 15!

Pirate Poetry with Seadog Slam

Avast me buckos! Dock yer jollyboat at your Flagship HPB as The Seadog Slam presents an evening of Pirate Poetry and Tales of the Sea on the third Wednesday of each month this Summer. And if ye be a pirate too, perhaps ye will be persuaded to read yer poems as well. Join us from 7:30-9:30 pm on June 19.


Printers Row Lit Fest


Look for the HPB booth at Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Your ChicaGO-TO Bookstore will have a wide range of items to peruse including Chicagoland regional interest, Young Adult, graphic novels, and vintage Life Magazines. Can’t make it to Lit Fest? Then check out any of our 8 Chicago area stores.

LexingtonFayette Place and Sir Barton Place

Bluegrass Music, Live!

Your Fayette Place and Sir Barton Place HPBs have free, live, Bluegrass music this summer. Our music on the patio will feature the smooth pickin’ and sweet twang of The Blue Dawg Trio. Also, be sure to check out our music section for CDs, LPs, sheet music and more!

Bluegrass on alternating Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.:

  • At Fayette Place on June 1, 15, & 29
  • At Sir Barton Place on June 8 & 22

Algonquin, Ill.

HPB at Summer Cruise Nights

Hop in your rod & wheels and cruise on down to the Sonic Drive-In for Summer Cruise Nights on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Keep your peepers peeled for the HPB booth where you can score a nifty tote bag and coupons.

Camelback – Phoenix, AZ

Mystery PBs Halfy Hour

It’s a Friday afternoon just like any other Friday afternoon. A glance out the front window reveals your neighbor. Your neighbor is struggling with a stack of paperbacks. Despite the effort, he looks deliriously happy. Want to solve the happy neighbor mystery? Then come to your Camelback HPB on Friday, June 14, between 3 and 5 p.m. Spoiler alert: Buy one mystery paperback and get one of equal or lesser value for half off. Offer good at this store only.

Mason, Ohio

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Join us at your Mason 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 this Summer to Cooper, the Border Collie Mix, on the third Sunday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. See you June 16! Presented in partnership with Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Houston – North Oaks

Knitting and Crochet Club

Are you a knit-wit? Hooked on crochet? Ambistitcherous? Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., at your North Oaks HPB for our Knitting and Crochet Club. Bring your own yarn and don’t worry about frogging or darn overs. Come for the camaraderie and stay for the fun. See you June 18!

Louisville, KY – Springhurst/Freys Hill

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:

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. Also, join us for a special storytime on Monday, June 10 from 5-7 p.m. to celebrate Maurice Sendak’s birthday. We’ll have a special reading of Where the Wild Things Are. “there should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen.”

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 3 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.

Rockwall, TXVisit 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.

Preston Village – DallasJoin us for storytime from 3 to 4 pm every Sunday afternoon.

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 June 9!

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 June 8!

Paradise Valley – Phoenix – Bring your half-pint readers in for a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on the second Saturday of each month. See you June 8!

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KYBring 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 June 15!

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 June 29!

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 May 25!

Special Sales – Multiple Locations

 Indianapolis, Indiana

Clearance Sale at the Fairgrounds

Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $3 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., & Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Agriculture Bldg. All Half Price Books locations in the Midwest are contributing merchandise to create our biggest Clearance Sale event yet, with more shopping carts, better organization and even lower prices. The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* And starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, we’ll donate unsold merchandise to any person or organization with a 501(c)(3) status. So come to the Half Price Books Clearance Sale and fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices! See you there!

San Antonio

HPB at Texas Comicon 2013

Ready to geek out in San Antonio? Come to the Texas Comicon from Friday, June 21 -Sunday, June 23 to meet Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars and look for the HPB booth. HPB will sell comics, manga, graphic novels, science fiction and fantasy novels, DVDs and more.

Columbus, Ohio

Clearance Sale at the Ohio Expo Center

Everything will be $2 or less at our First Clearance Sale at the Ohio Expo Center, Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., & Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Lausche Bldg. Half Price Books stores throughout the Midwest are contributing hundreds of thousands of books, movies and music to create this great Clearance Sale event! The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!

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.

Music Fridays

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Clearwater Village HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

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.

Fill-a-Bag for $15

1-DAY ONLY! Your Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Wednesday, June 19. 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.

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.

Friday Poetry Readings

Do you love rhymes? Verse? Poetry?

Then drop by your Appleton HPB.

Where at 7 p.m. every Friday night

It’s poetry that our Bibliomaniacs recite.

Whether it’s free verse that’s your style,

Or its rhymes that always make you smile,

We’ve got a poem just waiting for you,

Even if what you love is haiku.

Lexington, KY

Vinyl Fridays

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 June 28!

Phoenix – Paradise Valley

Vinyl Final Friday

Join us on the last Friday of each month to listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 15% off all vinyl LPs from 7-10 p.m. at your Paradise Valley HPB. Offer good at this location only. See you June 28!


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



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