Local Store Events Round-Up: May 2014

Local Store Events Round-up: May 2014

Looking for something to do at your favorite book store? Check out these fun happenings at Half Price Books stores across the country during the month of May!

 

ALL STORES 

Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale

This Memorial Day Weekend, we’re having a Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale. Shop your neighborhood Half Price Books from Thursday, May 22 through Monday, May 26 and stock up on great new and used books, music, movies and games for the whole family. Discount valid in stores only. Not valid online nor on any gift card purchase or at Half Price Books Outlet.


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 Sunday, June 1 – Thursday, July 31, 2014. 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.

 

Biggest Storytime of the Summer

 

Join us in store on Sunday, June 8 at 2 pm as we kick off our FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program. Bring the kids of all ages for the Biggest Storytime of the Summer, as we celebrate reading and family literacy with this nationwide read-in event.

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 May 4!

 

Phoenix – Paradise Valley 

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 May 10!

 

Howard Sprague Book Signing

Meet local author Howard Sprague at your Paradise Valley HPB on Saturday, May 10 starting at 12 pm. Sprague will sell and sign his new mystery novel, A Necessary Killing. Sprague writes of love, death, and turmoil in one of the most turbulent eras of change in contemporary American history. 

 

Phoenix – Camelback

Andy Bohn Book Signing

Meet artist and comic book author, Andy Bohn at your Camelback HPB on Saturday, May 31, at 12 noon. Andy will sell and sign copies from the Elvatron Chronicles series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

  

ILLINOIS

Countryside 

Second Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Countryside HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. See you May 11!

 

Rockford Outlet

Build Your Own Bundle

Attention book lovers! You can build your own bundle of mass market paperbacks at your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet every day.  Wow, that’s 4 books for only $2! Valid through 10/31/14 on at this location only.

 

Fill-a-Bag for $30

Your American Plaza Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal Thursday through Sunday, May 8-11. “Fill-a-Bag for $30” and stock up on fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, music and movies. Fill a free souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with merchandise storewide and get your whole bundle for as little as $30 plus tax per bag. Items must fit in bag and there is no limit to number of filled bags purchased. 10% of Fill-a-Bag sales go to the Rock River Valley Food Pantry . Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Rockford, Illinois only.

 

Fill-A-Box For $10
Your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet wants to put a little spring in your step every day. Stop by anytime we are open and fill one of our boxes with Clearance items for only $10.* Wow, that’s $10 for a whole box of books!  * Plus tax. Valid through 10/31/14 on Clearance merchandise at this location only.

 

Storewide Outlet Sale

Join us for a Storewide 20% Off Sale at your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet! Starting Thursday, May 22, through Monday, May 26, everything in the store will be 20% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Rockford, IL only.

 

INDIANA 

HPB at Indy PopCon

Beam, ride, fly or catch the nearest TARDIS to Indy PopCon 2014  at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Look for the Half Price Books booth featuring books, comics, cosplay, pop culture entertainment, collectibles, games and more, Friday through Sunday, May 30 – June 1. See you there!

 

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.

 

3-Day Weekend Sale

Join us for a Storewide 20% Off Sale at your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet! Starting Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26, everything in the store will be 20% OFF. Offer good at your 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 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.

 

Comic Book Day & the 501st Legion

Come to your Greenwood Shoppes HPB on Saturday, May 3, from 10 am to 4pm, for an action-packed day of comic book fun. Bam! Wear your favorite comic character costume and enter to win a $25 HPB Gift Card. Ka-Pow! Shop local artisans The Aerosoul Project & The Director’s Cabin comic book themed handmade crafts. Boink! Enter our comic book trivia and caption contests. Wham-O! Watch out for an invasion by Star Wars Indiana’s 501st Legion, from 2-4 pm. See you there!

 

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.

 

Tim Shurr Talk and Book Signing

Meet international speaker, consultant and TV personality, Tim Shurr at your Clearwater Village HPB on Friday, May 2, from 6:30 to 7:15 pm. Tim will demonstrate his technique, answer questions and sell and sign his motivational books.

 

Star Wars Day Sale

May the Fourth be with you! Your Clearwater HPB is celebrating Star Wars Day on Sunday, May 4, with an extra 20% OFF all Sci-Fi hardbacks & paperbacks, Sc-Fi movie books, Sci-Fi DVDs, all comics, graphic novels, video & board games, plus, all action figures. 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.

 

Turn It Up 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.

 

Movie Mania Friday

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 May 2!

 

Greyhound Pet Adoptions

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the 4th Saturday of each month, from 2 to 4pm, Greyhound Pets of America – Indianapolis will bring their Greyhound dogs for a meet and greet. Stop by your HPB at 86th and Ditch Rd. and meet the fastest dog on earth. Learn about this affectionate breed and how you can adopt a retired racing Greyhound. See store for details.

 

KENTUCKY

HPB at LexiCon Gaming Convention

HPB’s got game. Look for the HPB booth at the LexiCon Gaming Convention, Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center in Lexington, KY. We’ll have games, comics, DVDs, action figures and more. See you there! 

 

Bowling Green – Outlet

New HPB Outlet Book Club!

Your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet is creating a once monthly Book Club! Join us on the last Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. See store for details.

 

20% Off Music Day

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month for 20% OFF all music and music-related books at your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet. We’ll be spinning vinyl so you can move to the groove. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Offer at this location only.

 

Saturday Trivia

Do you like to dabble in the trivial? Come to your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet for trivia on the hour, every hour, every Saturday! First customer to answer correctly will receive a bonus 15% OFF their entire purchase. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Bowling Green, KY only.

 

Tuesday Night Specials

Every Tuesday evening from 6 till close (9 p.m.) a different section of the Bowling Green Outlet store will be on sale. Get up to 50% off some of your favorites – like DVDs, CDs, LPs, fiction hardbacks and more! We’re not spoiling the surprise. Come in store each Tuesday to learn what the special sale includes. 

 

Kids’ Coloring Contest

Stop in your Bowling Green HPB Outlet and pick up a coloring sheet for your half-pint artist. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in three age groups: 2 to 5 years, 6 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years. HPB Outlet Gift Certificates of $15, $10 and $5 go to contest winners.

Winners will be chosen on Saturday, May 31. All participants art will be displayed.

 

DVD & CD Sale  

Listen up movie buffs and audiophiles! Your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11. Fill-a-Flat full of DVDs or CDs for $30 plus tax. Flats must be filled with spine up. See store for details.

 

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. Discount at this location only. See you May 30!

 

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion  

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. Discount at this location only. See you May 30!

 

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 May 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 May 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.

 

Drama as Literature: Play Readings
Your Springhurst HPB is all about drama. Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for a series of Classic Play readings from our resident staff of drama queens and kings. Light refreshments will be provided. Event occurs the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

 

SPECIAL DATE – Tuesday, May 6 – Celebrating the women of Henrik Ibsen with excerpts featuring Nora from A Doll’s House, Hedda from Hedda Gabler, Gina from The Wild Duck and Mrs. Alving from Ghosts.

 

Friday Magic Music Night

Join us each Friday from 5 p.m. to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all CDs, select LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes at your Springhurst HPB. Offer good at this location only.

 

KY Vintage Video Gaming Tournament
Join us on the 3rd Saturday each month from 2-4 p.m. for Vintage Video Game Day. Customers can participate in a competition of Nintendo, Super Nintendo and Sega gaming. Score points as fast as you can! Winner receives a $25 HPB Gift Card. Come back each month to keep up with your competitors. Tournament of champions will be held in December. See store for details and contest rules.

 

MINNESOTA

Storytime and Book Giveaway

Pack up your half pint readers and come to any Minnesota HPB for a special storytime. Join us on Sunday, May 4, at 2 pm* for readings from fun kids’ stories. Each participating child will receive a FREE pre-selected book. See store for details. *Northtown location starts at 3 pm.

Reel in a Deal!

Stop by your neighborhood Minnesota HPB store on Saturday, May 10, and reel in a deal. Go fishing in our fish bowl and you could catch up to 15% off your entire purchase that day. Cast your eyes over our great selection of books, music and movies. You never know what treasures you will strike. Don’t forget, the Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 10. 

 

Star Wars vs. Star Trek Winner

The votes are in! Come see the great reveal. Last month, we asked our customers to vote for their favorite ’Star’ franchise at your local Minnesota HPB store. Stop by now and find out who won!

Roseville

Mother’s Day Card Maker Event

HPB wants to help you find the Right Words For Mom by creating your own Mother’s Day card. Your Roseville HPB is offering card making seminars on Saturday, May 3 from 2-4pm and on Sunday, May 4 from 12-2pm. Materials including upcycled books and magazines are provided free of charge. Patterns and instructions for adults and children provided. See store for details.

 

Coon Rapids – Northtown 

Storytime and Book Giveaway

Pack up your half pint readers and come to any Minnesota HPB for a special storytime. Join your Northtown HPB on Sunday, May 4, at 3 pm* for readings from fun kids’ stories. Each participating child will receive a FREE pre-selected book. See store for details. *All other locations start at 2 pm.

 

MISSOURI

Chesterfield

Win Free Books for a Year!

What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new Chesterfield store, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR! Visit http://www.hpb.com/win  to enter now and see complete giveaway rules and prize details. Deadline to enter is June 22, 2014. 

 

NEBRASKA 

Omaha

Star Wars Weekend Fun

May the Forth, umm…Force, be with you! Your Omaha HPB is celebrating Star Wars on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th, with trivia and prizes all weekend. Saturday’s theme is “Rebel Alliance Day” while Sunday is “Galactic Empire Day.“ Face painting available from 2 to 4pm both days. Adult trivia winners get 15% off coupons while kids’ trivia winners get a Jedi or Sith prize package. Want more? We’re raffling off Star Wars books, toys and handmade merchandise. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Boys Town. And, don’t forget that May 3 is Comic Book Giveaway Day!


OHIO

Clearance Sale at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Join us for a big selection with big savings! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum Building on Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10, from 9 am-7 pm, & Sunday, May 11 from 10 am-6 pm. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies! Get directions and details.

 

Columbus

Poetry Reading Afternoon

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 18, 2-3pm for an afternoon of poetry readings at your West Lane HPB in Columbus. Local poets Rikki Santer and Julie Otten, along with several Poetry Out Loud poets from Upper Arlington High School, will be reading their poetic work. Brought to you by House of Toast Poets. 

 

Reynoldsburg

Vinyl Fridays

Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. at your Brice Park HPB. We’ll be spinning vinyl so you can move to the groove. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Offer at this location only.

 

First Saturday Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Brice Park HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. See you May 3!

 

First Saturday Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Brice Park HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us at 2pm on the first Saturday of each month. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. 

 

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. 

 

Oklahoma City- Penn Park

Comic Book Day Trivia & More

Come to your Penn Park HPB on Saturday, May 3, for an action-packed day of comic book fun. Bam!  Wear your favorite Superhero costume and get 10% off your purchase. Ka-Pow! Comic book trivia contest throughout the day with a chance to win a $5 HPB Gift Card. See store for details.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

Second Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Monroeville HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. See you May 11!

 

Courtney Lynn Book Signing

Meet local independent author Courtney Lynn at your Monroeville HPB. Courtney will read, sell and sign her children’s book, Please Don’t Pick on Me, on Sunday, May 18 starting at 1 pm.

 

TEXAS

AUSTIN

Get A Spine Clearance Sale at Palmer Events Center

Join us for a fantastic sale!  Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Get A Spine Sale at the Palmer Events Center on Friday, May 2 from  10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and stock up on as many book spines as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. FREE admission.  Parking is $7. The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* 

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday May 2 through Sunday, May 4 at Get a Spine Sale only.

 

BookSpring Book Drive and RED Day

Your Austin HPB stores, in partnership with Keller Williams Realtors, are hosting a children’s book drive to benefit BookSpring and their promotion of family literacy. You can donate a new or gently used children’s book now through May 8. On Thursday, May 8, Keller Williams’ RED Day volunteers will be at the South Lamar HPB from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm to promote and assist in the book drive.

 

DFW STORES

Texas Frightmare Weekend

Drag, stagger, or run for your life to Texas Frightmare Weekend. Look for the HPB booth Friday through Sunday, May 2 – 4 at the Hyatt Regency DFW. We’ll have books, movies, comics and more scary stuff. Convention hours are Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm.

 

Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center

Join us for a fantastic sale!  Everything is $3 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, May 30 & 31 from 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday, June 1 from 9 am to 5 pm. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more.  Get directions and details.

 

HOUSTON

Comicpalooza

Trek, transport, teleport or beam yourself up to the George R. Brown Convention Center on Memorial Day weekend. Look for the HPB booth at Comicpalooza, The Texas International Comic Con from Friday, May 23 to Monday, May 26. We’ll have comics, sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels and more. Dealers Room open Friday Noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm.

 

HPB at Dallas Comic Con

Ka-Pow! Look for the Half Price Books booth at Dallas Comic Con on Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 18. We’ll have books, collectibles, comics, games and more at the Dallas Convention Center. See you there!

 

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 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Craft Night with Austin Creative Reuse

Join us for Craft Night on Thursday, May 22, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at your North Lamar HPB. Members of Austin Creative Reuse will be here to demonstrate a book craft and explain their donation center for reusables.

 

Austin – Southpark Meadows 

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Southpark Meadows HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday, and then each child can take a pre-selected book home for free. Children of all ages are welcome. 

 

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 May 11!

 

Dallas – Northwest Highway 

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.

 

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.

 

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 May 17!

 

Meet Artist Gershom Wetzel

More Comic Book Day fun! Meet graphic novel artist Gershom Wetzel at your Flagship HPB on Saturday, May 3, from 2 – 4 pm. Wetzel will do drawings for kids as part of Comic Book Day at HPB.

Robin Roberts Book Signing

ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor, Robin Roberts, will sign her new memoir, Everybody’s Got Something , on Friday, May 23, 6 pm at the Half Price Books Flagship store in Dallas. Copies of Everybody’s Got Something are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited.

 

Belles on Wheels Gallery Book Bus Tour 2014

Ten Romance authors in one place! Come to your Flagship HPB on Sunday, May 11, at 12 pm and join us for the Belles on Wheels Gallery Books Bus Tour 2014.  Meet Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby and S.C. Stephens as they sign their books. Books are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited.

 

Neil Sperry Book Signing

Meet Texas gardening expert, radio host and writer Neil Sperry at the Half Price Books Flagship store in Dallas on Wednesday, May 21, starting at 4 pm. Neil will sign his new book, Neil Sperry’s Lone Star Gardening. Copies of Neil Sperry’s Lone Star Gardening are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited.


Dallas – Preston Village 

Storytime Sunday

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

 

Meet Artist Gershom Wetzel

More Comic Book Day fun! Meet graphic novel artist Gershom Wetzel at your Preston HPB on Saturday, May 3, from 10 am – 1 pm. Wetzel will do drawings for kids as part of Comic Book Day at HPB.

 

Fort Worth- Hulen

Susan Howell Book Signing

Meet local author Susan Howell at your Hulen HPB on Saturday, May 10 starting at 11am. Howell will sell and sign her spy thriller, Oil Rush, The International Tug of War; a novel about a Texas wildcatter and 1960’s cold war Superpowers battling for oil in the Persian Gulf.

 

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 May 20!

 

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 May 1!

 

Mansfield

Giselle Robinson Poetry Book Signing

Meet poet Giselle Robinson at your Mansfield HPB on Saturday, May 24, at 1 pm. Giselle, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, brings a warm Caribbean voice to her poetry. She will present readings and sign her latest book, Cadence. Books available for purchase from the author with proceeds going toward Giselle Robinson’s cancer treatment.

 

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.

 

Richardson

Richardson Reads: Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Join in the community discussion with Richardson Reads One Book. Your Richardson HPB has new copies of this year’s One Book selection, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. New copies of this title are available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

 

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.

 

San Antonio

Comic Book Day & Storm Troopers!

Heads up, Star Wars and Comic Book fans! Join us on Saturday, May 3, from 2 to 4pm, for a special visit with comic book character, courtesy of the Texas Comicon. Come meet, chat and take pics with Thor, Chewbacca, Spiderman or another comic book character at any San Antonio HPB store during this time. While you’re in store, ask about our Comic Book Giveaway and don’t forget that Texas Comicon tickets are on sale at all San Antonio HPB stores. See store for details.

 

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 

Tyler Grant Book Signing

Meet local, independent author Tyler H. K. Grant at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia. Grant will sell and sign his new book, Garland County: An Atlas Martin Novel, on Thursday, May 15, starting at 1 pm. Available while supplies last.

 

25¢ Paperback Tuesdays

All pocket-size, mass market paperbacks! Only 25¢! Every Tuesday at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet. See store for details. Offer good at this location only.


 

25% Off Everything Sale

Join us for a Storewide 25% Off Sale at your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet! Saturday and Sunday, May 24 & 25,  everything in the store will be 25% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia only.

 

Dollar Sale!

1-DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 on Memorial Day Monday, May 26, at your Cooper Point Pavilion Half Price Books Outlet. Stock up on books, music, movies and more. ALL for $1 each. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, WA. 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.

 

20% OFF Comics, Manga and More

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, for pop culture weekend at your Appleton HPB. We’re giving an extra 20% OFF all manga, graphic novels, RPGs, action toy figures and comics. And, don’t forget that May 3 is Comic Book Giveaway Day

 

Star Wars Storytime

May the Fourth be with you! Join us at your Appleton HPB on Sunday, May 4th, from 1-2 pm for a special Star Wars themed Storytime, crafts and snacks. Each participating child will receive a FREE select book. See store for details.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Local Store Events Round-Up: May 2014

  1. I saw your blog on your site and was wondering one thing, is there anything happening like the fill a bag at the Naperville IL store? I live way closer to Naperville than Rockford.

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