Local Store Events Round-up: January 2014

Looking for something to do to kick off the new year? From storytimes and book signings, to special sale events, we’ve got things for your 2014 calendar! Check out these fun happenings at Half Price Books stores across the country during the month of January!

ARIZONA

Mesa

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Mesa HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. See you January 5!

Phoenix – Paradise Valley

First Wednesday Comics Sale

Calling all comic lovers! HPB is the place to indulge your comic cravings. Stop by your Paradise Valley HPB on the first Wednesday of the month to get 20% off all single-issue comics. Offer good at this location only and does not include manga, graphic novels or bound collections. See you Jan. 1!

Second Saturday Storytime
Bring your half-pint readers in for a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. See you January 11!

Vinyl Final Friday
Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. 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 January 31!

CALIFORNIA

Fremont

NaNoWriMo Readings

Join us at your Fremont Hub HPB for an inspirational evening of new writing on Thursday, January 16 from 6 to 8 pm. Students from John F. Kennedy High School will read excerpts from their novels written as part of the National Novel Writing Month program. 

ILLINOIS

Win Books for a Year!

What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new Schaumburg store, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR! Visit hpb.com/win to enter now and see complete giveaway rules and prize details. Must be a resident of the state of Illinois to win. Deadline to enter is February 24, 2014.

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

Monday Clearance Box Sale
Your American Plaza HPB Outlet wants to put a little spring in your step each Monday. Stop by any Monday and get an additional 50% off Clearance Boxes. Wow, that’s $10 for a whole box of books! Offer good at this location only.

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.

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 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.

Reverend Philip Rigdon Book Signing
Meet local, indie author Reverend Philip Rigdon at your Greenwood Shoppes HPB. The Reverend Rigdon will sell and sign his new Young Adult novel, Under the Bridge to the Seeds of Light, on Saturday, January 25 from 2-4 p.m.

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.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar

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 January 3!

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.

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green

Dungeons & Dragons Game Night

Join us for Dungeons & Dragons Game Night on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays each month from 6-8 pm at your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet. All gaming levels from beginner to advanced are invited to participate with an ‘All Time Dungeon Master’ provided. All D & D participants will receive 20% off their entire purchase on game night. See store for details and game rules. 

Lexington – Fayette 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 Jan. 31!

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 Jan. 25!

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 Jan. 31!

Dress Up Your Pet Day Offers

Your Sir Barton Place HPB is celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day on Tuesday, January 14 when all Pets and Nature items will be an additional 10% OFF. Want more? Shop with your pet for 10% off your ENTIRE purchase or bring in your dressed-up pet and get 30% off your ENTIRE purchase. HPB is a pet-friendly company that welcomes friendly, obedient pets on leashes. Offer valid at Sir Barton Place HPB on 1/14/14 only. Cannot be used to purchase gift cards.

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 Jan. 18!

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 Jan. 25!

MINNESOTA

Northtown

Video Game Console Sale
Get your game on! Stop by your Northtown HPB Friday through Sunday, January 24-26, and get an extra 20% OFF all used video game consoles. Don’t forget, we buy video games and game consoles, too. If you got a new gaming console under the Christmas tree, sell us your old one. Offer good at this store only.

OHIO

Westerville

Monthly Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and join us at your Westerville HPB for Storytime, in collaboration with The Goddard School For Early Childhood Development and Zen Kidz Play Cafe. Once a month we offer a themed children’s storytime with participants receiving a FREE pre-selected kid’s book while supplies last. Mark your calendars for these fun upcoming activities:

Superheroes and Princesses – Saturday, January 25 at 1pm

Disney Fun – Saturday, February 8 at 1pm

Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America Day – Sunday, March 2 at 3pm


OKLAHOMA

Edmond

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 Dec. 14!

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.

TEXAS

Dallas-Area Stores

DVD Clearance Sale
Looking for some great couch-worthy entertainment? From Friday through Sunday, January 24-26, All Dallas-area HPB stores will have clearance DVDs for $3 or less. Wow! Start popping the popcorn and order the pizza. Sale at participating locations only. Check out if your local store is participating!

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Brandi Boddie Book Signing
Meet indie romance author Brandi Boddie at your Lincoln Square HPB. Boddie will sell and sign her new Inspirational Romance novel, The Preacher’s Wife, on Saturday, January 4, at 1 p.m.

Kenneth J. Fallin Book Signing
Meet clinical social worker/therapist and indie author Dr. Kenneth J. Fallin at your Lincoln Square HPB. Fallin will sell and sign his new book, Seasons of Change: Life Lessons in Grief and Loss, on Saturday, January 11, at 1 p.m.

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.

Bob May Book Signing

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 South Cooper HPB on Saturday, January 18, starting at noon.

Austin – North Lamar

Storytime Sundays 

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB for Storytime Sundays. Get ready for a bit of a wild rumpus, smiles, silliness and a good tale with us from 1 to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Bedford – Harwood Village

Dwayne Magee Book Signing

Author Dwayne Magee will sell and sign his debut children’s book, A Blue-Footed Booby Named Solly McBoo, at our Harwood Village HPB in Bedford. Join us on Saturday, January 18 at 3 pm and hear about a lovable, googly-eyed bird with blue webbed feet. One book along with a Solly McBoo stuffed animal will be given away at this event.

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 Dec. 8!

Dallas – Northwest Highway

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.

Brad Meltzer Book Signing
New York Times bestselling author, Brad Meltzer, will be at our Flagship HPB to sign and discuss his new children’s books, I am Amelia Earhart and I am Abraham Lincoln, both part of the Ordinary People Change the World series. Come meet Brad and have your books signed on Thursday, January 16 at 6 p.m. Copies of these titles are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders. Event tickets will be handed out on the day of the event. See store for details.

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.

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 Dec. 21!

Dallas – Preston Village

Storytime Sunday

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

DVD Clearance Sale
Looking for some great couch-worthy entertainment? From Friday through Sunday, January 24-26, All Dallas-area HPB stores will have clearance DVDs for $3 or less. Wow! Start popping the popcorn and order the pizza. Sale at participating locations only.

Fort Worth – Hulen

Julie Kibler Book Signing
Author Julie Kibler will discuss and sign her debut novel, Calling Me Home, at our Hulen HPB store on Tuesday, January 7, at 7 p.m. Copies of Calling Me Home are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders.

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 Jan. 21!

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 Jan. 2!

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.

January 6: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver
February 3: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder
March 3: Herodutus’ The Histories
April 7: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith

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.

DVD Clearance Sale
Looking for some great couch-worthy entertainment? From Friday through Sunday, January 24-26, All Dallas-area HPB stores will have clearance DVDs for $3 or less. Wow! Start popping the popcorn and order the pizza. Sale at participating locations only.

Plano

Julie Kibler Book Signing
Author Julie Kibler will discuss and sign her debut novel, Calling Me Home, at our Plano HPB store on Thursday, January 9, at 7 p.m. Copies of Calling Me Home are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders.

Bob May Book Signing
Local, indie 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 Plano HPB on Saturday, January 11, starting at 3 p.m.

Storytime Sunday
Our 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 preschoolers to 5th graders.

DVD Clearance Sale
Looking for some great couch-worthy entertainment? From Friday through Sunday, January 24-26, All Dallas-area HPB stores will have clearance DVDs for $3 or less. Wow! Start popping the popcorn and order the pizza. Sale at participating locations only.

San Antonio-Huebner Road

A.M. Ramirez Book Signing

Meet Young Adult author A.M. Ramirez at your Huebner Road HPB on Saturday, January 11 starting at noon. Ramirez will sell and sign her YA/Teen Fantasy novels, Diary of Jayne and Diary of Jayne Entombed. Read about Jayne, a 15 year old girl alive for two centuries searching for release from a cursed Egyptian ring.

WASHINGTON

Lynnwood

Storytime Sunday

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

Olympia – Outlet at Cooper Point

25% Off Everything Sale

Join us for a Storewide 25% Off Sale at your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet! Friday and Saturday, January 10 & 11 everything in the store will be 25% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia only.

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Buy 2 Books, Get 1 Free

Join us for a great deal on books! Your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special Buy 2 Books, Get 1 Book FREE on Monday, January 27. Stock up on fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Offer good on 1/27/14 at Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, Washington only.

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.

Madison – Essex Square

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 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

Whitney Way

Wednesday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to make your week? Stop by your Whitney Way HPB on the West Side every Wednesday evening, from 7-10 p.m., 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 any new events are added throughout the month. – Emily

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