Local Store Events Round-Up: July

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

PLEASE NOTE! Many of our stores are closing early on July 4th, so be sure to check your local store’s webpage before heading out to do some Independence Day book shopping.

All Stores 

FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program

There’s still time to participate in FEED YOUR BRAIN! 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.

7 Days of Summer Savings

Attention: HPB Mailing List subscribers! Check your mailboxes for fantastic coupons good for 20% to 50% off any single item in store Sunday, July 7 through Saturday, July 13. If you’re not on the HPB Mailing List, it’s not too late! Subscribe to the HPB Email List today online and get your own store coupons to use at any Half Price Books retail location. Coupons not valid online or at HPB Outlet. See coupons for details.

Pearland, Texas

Video Game Night

Join us on Thursday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. for Video Game Night at your Pearland HPB. Here’s your chance to play and compete for a $10 HPB Gift Card. Everyone’s a winner with 10% off all games and accessories during this event. Offer good at this store only.

North Oaks – Houston

Saturday Sidewalk Sale

Come to your North Oaks HPB for a Sidewalk Sale on June 29. Look for fiction and nonfiction books, plus DVDs for $3 or less, Young Adult books for $1 or less, and comics for 25¢. Sale at North Oaks location only.


HPB at SoonerCon 22

Trek, transport, teleport or beam yourself up to the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. Look for the HPB booth at SoonerCon from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’ll have manga, RPG books and more. Plus, free tote bags while supplies last. See you there!

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.

Mesa, AZ

Trivia Tuesdays

Do you like to trifle with the trivial? Pop in and test your trivia knowledge at your Mesa HPB on Tuesdays this summer. Answer three literary/pop culture questions correctly and enter to win a $10 HPB Gift Card! One entry per customer, one winner chosen each week, and need not be present to win. Offer at this location only.

Drive-In Movies at the Bookstore

July marks the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident. In recognition of this, your Mesa HPB is offering free Drive-In Movies at the Bookstore. Join us on Family Friendly Friday, July 19, for E.T. or check out Classic Sci-Fi Saturday, July 20, for War of the Worlds. Movies start at 7:30 p.m. Tinfoil hats are optional.

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 July 3!

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 July 17!

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 July 20!

Apple Valley, MN

Apple Valley Freedom Day Parade

Look for BW, the HPB bookworm, along with HPB bibliomaniacs at the annual Apple Valley Fourth of July Parade. We’ll have Summer Savings coupons while supplies last. The fun starts at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. See you there!

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 Sir Barton Place on July 6 and 20
  • At Fayette Place on July 13 and 27

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, July 9 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.

Houston – North Oaks, Humble, TX

Book Signing with George W. Padgett

Local Author George Wright Padgett will sell and sign his book, Spindown at your North Oaks HPB on Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at your Humble HPB from 4 to 6 p.m. This sci-fi novel explores sociological themes set against the backdrop of a mining community on Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede.

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 July 16!

Humble, TX


Live Music with Karyna Micaela & Zach Balch

Come to your Humble HPB for a free live performance by singer/songwriters Karyna Micaela and Zach Balch. Come hear their jazz-infused pop sound as part of their summer tour, On the Good Road, on Saturday, July 20, from noon -1:30 p.m.

Southern Saturday

Join us at your HPB Humble store and meet southern writer Melinda McGuire on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ms. McGuire will be selling and signing the second installment of the Nelson and Cora saga.

Garland, TX

Book Signing with Regina Stone Matthews

Local author Regina Stone Matthews will sell and sign her latest children’s book, Detective! Elizabeth Marie Hutchinson-When I Dream at your Garland HPB on Saturday, July 20 from 1-3 p.m. Hear about Elizabeth’s latest journey as she and her friends try to catch the Wilson Middle School thief and learn the importance of community and helping others.

Penn Park – Oklahoma City

Book Signing with Jessie Duncan

 Local author Jessie Duncan will sell and sign her fantasy book, Dragon Enchanters: The Irish Princesses at your Penn Park HPB on Saturday, July 20 from 3-4 p.m. Come hear about the five disobedient princesses who are sent back to protect the world from power hungry gods.

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 July 21! Presented in partnership with Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

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.

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 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

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

Mesa, AZ – Our Mesa bibliomaniacs will tell you a tale at Storytime Sunday on the first Sunday of each month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. See you July 7!

Heubner Road – San Antonio – Stop by the first Sunday of every month for Storytime Sunday, where our staff will read one of our favorite children’s books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8. See you July 7!

Camelback – Phoenix, AZ – Stop by our Camelback store for a special storytime on Sunday, July 14 from 2-3 p.m. Coloring activities and light refreshments will be provided.

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 July 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 July 13!

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 July 13!

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 July 20!

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 July 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 July 27!

Special Sales – Multiple Locations


Summer Warehouse Sale

HPB prices just got better. Join us for a fantastic book sale at our Washington Warehouse, on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everything will be $3 or less Saturday with prices dropping to $1 or less on Sunday. Merchandise will be restocked Sunday. You can find our Warehouse Sale just north of 85th on the west side of Greenwood Avenue in Seattle. Get there early for the best selection and fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices.

St. Paul, MN

Everything $3 or less at St. Paul Tent Sale

As part of Highland Fest, join us just outside the St. Paul Half Price Books store on Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 for a Tent Sale for people of all ages! Tent Sale runs 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. Everything will be $3 or less (mostly less)! Hardbacks and paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, music, movies, games and more. Sale at St. Paul location only.

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.

Pearland, Texas

Twofer Tuesdays Pocket PBs

Looking for fun and cheap Summer reads? Your Pearland HPB is having Twofer Tuesdays for pocket paperbacks. Cruise on in anytime on Tuesdays this Summer and get two pocket-sized PBs for the price of one. Offer good at this location only.

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.

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.

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.

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 July 26!

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 July 26!


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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