Local Store Events Round-Up: September

Looking for something to do in September? 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. 

Authors Writing Competition

Call for entries! The Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book sponsored by Half Price Books is looking for self-published and/or small press books. The top five books will receive editorial coverage in the December/January 2014 issue of Shelf Unbound book review magazine. Plus, the winning book will be stocked in all Half Price Books retail stores in 16 states. The deadline for entry is midnight on October 1, 2013. Get details here.

ARIZONA

Phoenix – Camelback

HPB Crafty Hour

Looking for some crafting fun? Pick up your BFF or your new school friend and come to your Camelback HPB as we make friendship bracelets. No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 2-3 p.m.

Storytime Sunday

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Camelback HPB for Storytime Sunday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. Coloring activities and light refreshments provided.

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 Sept. 14!

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 Sept. 27!

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.

Labyrinth Lord and Board Game Night

We’re staying open late to roll the dice at your Bloomington HPB Outlet. Join us late night Friday, September 27, from 9-11:30 pm, for board games or sign up for the role-playing game, Labyrinth Lord. Special thanks to The Game Preserve for the board games. Want more? Stick around for a chance to win HPB Outlet Gift Certficates.

Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale

2-DAYS ONLY! Your Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington is offering a special deal on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29. All Children’s and Young Adult books are 50% off. Plus, bring in your young artist for a coloring contest and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Contest for kids age 12 and under. 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

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.

DVD Weekend Sale

Looking for some great couch-worthy entertainment? From Friday through Sunday, September 27-29, your Greenwood Shoppes HPB will have an additional 25% off all DVDs and Blu-rays. Wow! Start popping the popcorn and order the pizza. Sale at this location only.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

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.

A Man Without a Country, Signed

Your Clearwater Village HPB has an inscribed copy of A Man Without a Country, by Indianapolis native, Kurt Vonnegut. This 2005 hardback is inscribed “Dear Hoosier, Love, Kurt Vonnegut.” The book is a collection of short essays covering a variety of topics from humor to modern American society in classic Vonnegut fashion. Almost a memoir, the book was his last published before his death in 2007. See store for details.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar

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.

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.

First Friday Movie Mania

Listen up film fans! Shop us the first Friday of each month and save an additional 20% off all DVD/Blu-ray movies. Have fun with movie trivia contests throughout the day with a chance to win coupons or an HPB Gift Card. Listen to great movie soundtracks while you peruse our great DVD selection. Offer good at this location only. See you Sept. 6!

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.

KENTUCKY

 

LexingtonFayette Place and Sir Barton Place

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 Sept. 27!

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 Sept. 28!

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 Sept. 21!

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 Sept. 28!

MISSOURI

Independence

Live remote with KCKC 102.1 FM!

Come on down and check out The Alice 102 live radio remote at our Independence Great Opening! This Saturday, from 10am to noon.

OHIO

Cincinnati

Clearance Sale at the Sharonville Convention Center

Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Come to our 1st Annual Clearance Sale at the Sharonville Convention Center on Friday & Saturday, September 20 & 21, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., & Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Big Exhibit Hall. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies! The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* So come to the Half Price Books Clearance Sale and fill your shelves with great books, music and movies at great prices! See you there! Snack bar and FREE parking available.

Accepted Tender: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, other discounts or gift cards at the clearance sale. All sales are final. *Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22 at Clearance Sale only.

Mason

Storytime Tuesday

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

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.

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 Sept. 14!

Penn Park

Blind Date with a Book

Your Penn Park HPB is capping off Literacy Month with “Blind Date with a Book”. Join us on Friday, September 27, from 4-9pm, to see if you’ve found your perfect literary match. Sign up for our mailing list and pick a book based on a brief description. Remember, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Also accepting donations for the OKC Literacy Coalition.

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.

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 Sept. 8!

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 Sept. 4!

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.

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.

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 Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.!

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 Sept. 21!

Maggie Stiefvater Book Signing

New York Times bestselling young adult novelist, Maggie Stiefvater, will be at our Flagship HPB to sign and discuss her new book, The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2), due out Tuesday, September 17. Come meet Maggie and have your book signed on Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new item.

Dallas – Preston Village

Storytime Sunday

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

Garland

A’Mera Frieman Book Signing

Author, A’Mera Frieman, will sell and sign her novel, Breaking the Line: Victoria’s Beginning at your Garland HPB on Saturday, September 21 from 1-4 pm. Frieman’s book tells the story of a biracial child, Victoria, rejected by her parents and raised by her aunts. Victoria struggles with her family and how to keep on the right path.

Diamond Wilson Book Signing

Local author Diamond Wilson, will sell and sign her novel, The Caves of Qumran, at your Garland HPB on Saturday, September 28 from 1-3 pm. Wilson’s book tells a historical mystery adventure centering around the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Esther.

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 Sept. 17!

Humble

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.

First Thursdays Poetry Nights

Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you Sept. 5!

Led by Students, for Students

Recite a favorite or share your own

First Thursday of the Month is spent

Together, not alone

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.

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.

Round Rock

4 Day Sidewalk Sale

Join us at your Round Rock HPB for a 4 day Sidewalk Sale starting this Friday through Monday, September 30. We’ll have lots of items marked $3 or less. Sale at our Round Rock store only.

WASHINGTON

Lynnwood

Storytime Sunday

Bring the kiddos to the Lynnwood HPB for storytime from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Olympia-Half Price Books Outlet

Now Hiring

Our new Olympia Half Price Books Outlet will be hosting a Hiring Day on Friday, September 27, from 10am to 6pm. The store is now accepting applications for temporary positions including full time management and part time booksellers. Applicants should have good customer service work experience. Go to http://www.hpb.com/jobs/ to apply or download an application. 

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.

Madison

Friday Music Madness
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your Essex Square HPB every Friday evening, from 7-10pm, to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

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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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