Local Store Events Round-Up: August

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

All Stores

Become a Dork Do-Gooder at HPB

Do you spend your days wanting to be more like Nikki Maxwell of the Dork Diaries? If so, then stop by your local HPB and pick up a Dork Do-Gooder Day Official Participation Sheet. Kids who complete 5 Do-Gooder activities before October 1 can bring back their participation sheet (signed by a parent or guardian, of course) for a special Dork Do-Gooder Day celebration on Tuesday, October 1. See store for details. 

ARIZONA

Mesa

First Sunday Storytime

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 Aug. 4!

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.

Phoenix – Paradise Valley

Second Saturday Storytime

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 Aug. 10!

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 Aug. 30!

CALIFORNIA 

 

Fremont

Fremont Festival of the Arts

 

Look for the HPB booth at the Fremont Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 & 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll have coupons and free tote bags while supplies last. And, don’t forget to check out our newest California location at The Fremont Hub.

ILLINOIS 

Algonquin

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, Aug. 6 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.

INDIANA

Avon

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.

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet

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.

Kids & YA Outlet Sale

Get 50% off all children’s and young adult books at the Outlet. Shop your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet from Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4 and stock up on great books to entertain your family this summer. Plus, freebies and fun doorprizes for kids! With savings this big, you won’t want to miss out!

Sale discount not valid at Half Price Books stores, online at HPB Marketplace, nor on any gift card purchase.

Fill-a-Bag for $15

1-DAY ONLY! Your Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Wednesday, August 21. 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.

Fort Wayne

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.

Greenwood

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.

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.

Indianapolis

HPB at Gen Con Indy

Look for HPB booth 659 at Gen Con Indy in the Indiana Convention Center from Thursday to Sunday, August 15-18. HPB will have copies of Forbes senior editor, David M. Ewalt’s book, Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It, signed by the author. Plus, D&D, RPG, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, movies, games, and more. Free tote bags while supplies last.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

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.

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.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar

CD Thursdays

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to get through your week? Stop by your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB every Thursday to get an additional 20% off all CDs! 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.

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.

KENTUCKY

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 Aug. 3, 17 & 31
  • At Fayette Place on Aug. 10 & 24

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 Aug. 30!

Lexington – Sir Barton Place

Last Saturday Storytime

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 Aug. 31!

Louisville – Hurstbourne

 

Third Saturday Storytime

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 Aug. 17!

Louisville – 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.

Last Saturday Storytime

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 Aug. 31!

OHIO

Mason

 

Storytime Tuesday

Sit down for a good tale each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at our Mason Half Price Books.

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 pm. See you Aug. 18! Presented in partnership with Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

OKLAHOMA 

Edmond

Monday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your week? Stop by your Edmond HPB every Monday to get an additional 10% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Mad Science Spectacular

Have you ever wondered how scientists create experiments? If so, come to your Edmond HPB on Saturday, Aug.10, from 2 to 3 p.m. for Mad Science Spectacular, where children of all ages can learn about the scientific process of how to do an experiment.

Second Saturday Storytime

Enjoy a fun story with the folks at the Edmond HPB at 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. See you Aug. 10!

TEXAS 

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Storytime Sunday

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.

Arlington – South Arlington

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.

Storytime Sunday

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.

Burleson

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.

Martial Arts Day at HPB

Your Burleson HPB is having a special one day event highlighting the importance of sports, physical fitness, and staying active through the martial arts. Join us on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring demonstrations from Authentic Kung Fu Burleson, Brett Potter Tae Kwon Do, and The Texas Fighting Syndicate MMA. Look for additional discounts on sports, fitness, and martial arts books, DVDs and magazines.

College Station

Onedia N. Gage Book Signing

Author and minister, Onedia N. Gage, will sell and sign her new book, The Measure of a Woman: The Details of Her Soul at your College Station HPB on Saturday, August 10 from noon to 2 pm. This is Gage’s second volume of poetry.

Corpus Christi

Second Sunday Storytime

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 Aug. 11!

Dallas – Northwest Highway

PhotoVoice with Vickery Meadow Center Youth

The Community Room at your Flagship HPB will hold the exhibit, PhotoVoice, a collaborative community effort with the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation and the Eagle Scholars program. Sponsored by the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas, professional photographers teach young students how to use photography to advocate for environmental safety improvements in their community. The photo exhibit runs from July 31 to August 14.

$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.

Storytime Sunday

Join us every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a story and special craft activity. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

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 Aug. 7!

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.

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 Aug. 17!

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 Aug. 21!

Dallas – Preston Village

Storytime Sunday

Join us for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

Fort Worth – Ridgmar/Westover Village

Digital Media Sale

Stock up on movies and music for the weekend at your Ridgmar HPB’s Digital Media Sale! Stop by for an additional 20% off all CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays on Friday evening, Aug. 2, from 8-10 p.m. Sale at this location only.

Houston – North Oaks

Onedia N. Gage Book Signing

Author and minister, Onedia N. Gage, will sell and sign her novel, Promises, Promises at your North Oaks HPB on Saturday, August 3 from 5 to 7 pm. Read about Dr. Antoinette (Toni) M. Harden’s life journey to find unconditional love.

L.B. Simmons Book Signing

Author and chemist, L.B. Simmons, will sell and sign her novels from the Mending Hearts Series at your North Oaks HPB on Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 7 pm. Read about Alex and Blake’s relationship in Running on Empty and Recovery.

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 Aug. 20!

Humble

Onedia N. Gage Book Signing

Author and minister, Onedia N. Gage, will sell and sign her novel, Promises, Promises at your Humble HPB on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Read about Dr. Antoinette (Toni) M. Harden’s life journey to find unconditional love.

Storytime Wednesday

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.

L.B. Simmons Book Signing

Author and chemist, L.B. Simmons, will sell and sign her novels from the Mending Hearts Series at your Humble HPB on Saturday, August 10 from 1 to 3 pm. Read about Alex and Blake’s relationship in Running on Empty and Recovery. Treats provided by Joanie’s Table.

Mesquite

Storytime Sunday

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.

Pearland

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.

Plano

Storytime Sunday

Our new Plano store will share a fun story with the kiddos each Sunday at 2 p.m.

Rockwall

Storytime Sunday

Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for storytime. 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.

San Antonio – Heubner Road

First Sunday Storytime

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 Aug. 4!

 

Washington

Lynnwood

Storytime Sunday

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

WISCONSIN 

Appleton

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.

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

 

-Emily

 

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