Local Store Events Round-Up: October 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 October! 

All Stores 

Educator Appreciation Weekend

Teachers and librarians save 20% on everything in store during Educator Appreciation Weekend Thursday, October 9 through Monday, October 13 at all Half Price Books locations. While you’re in the store, renew your Educator Discount Card and continue to save 10% all year round. No matter what you buy – stocking up for your classroom or getting something for yourself – you’ll save on your entire purchase. If you don’t have an Educator Discount Card, apply for one today in store or online! It’s simple to apply and easy to save. And remember, your P.O. money goes twice as far at Half Price Books, where almost everything is half price or less every day.

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 Oct. 5!

Phoenix – Camelback 

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Camelback HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome!  See you Oct. 5!

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 Oct. 11!

ILLINOIS

Countryside 

Judy Cirton Book Signing

Meet local children’s book author Judy Cirton at your Countryside HPB on Saturday, October 11, from 1 – 3 p.m. Judy will sell and sign her new book Candace H. and the Bully. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 Oct. 12!

Niles

Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Village Crossing HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Oct. 4!

S. India Book Signing

Meet local author S. India at your Niles HPB on Saturday, October 25, from 3 yo 5 p.m. India will sell and sign her Christian Fiction book, House of Slaves. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Halloween Comic Sale

Ka-pow! Come in to your Niles HPB on Halloween Friday, October 31, for an additional 50% OFF comics. Bam!! Wear your favorite comic book character costume and get a 15% off coupon. Wham-o!!! We’ll have comic trivia, too. Comic sale at Niles location only and excludes graphic novels.

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-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.

10 For $10 Weekend

The Rockford HPB Outlet is having a special offer on Saturday, Oct. 18, and Sunday, Oct. 19. Get any ten items for only $10 plus tax. Choose from books, music, movies and more! Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Rockford, Illinois only. All sales are final.

INDIANA

Avon 

Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by your Avon HPB every Thursday from 5-9 pm and get 20% off all used vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only. No other discounts apply.

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.

Fill-a-Bag for $30

1 DAY ONLY! Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Saturday, October 25. Come “Fill-a-Bag for $30” 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 Bargain Room, and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington, IN only.

Halloween Comic Sale

Bam! Come to your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet on Halloween Friday, October 31, for an additional 50% OFF single-issue comics. Wham-o!!! You can stock up on a commodious amount of comics. Offer does not include graphic novels or manga.

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.

Vinyl Fridays

Join us each Friday at the Coliseum Shoppes HPB from 9 am to 9 pm for Vinyl Fridays. All used vinyl LPs will be marked down an extra 20% off and we’ll have some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table. Offer good at this location only. No other discounts apply.

Meet Paranormal Investigator Jason Snyder

Do you have problems with “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night?” Then you want to be at the Fort Wayne HPB on Saturday, October 18, from 1 – 3 p.m. Jason Snyder, a paranormal investigator, will do a presentation along with an equipment display and answer questions regarding the paranormal. Jason will have door prizes, too…if you dare.

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 your Greenwood HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, used vinyl, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only. No other discounts apply.

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, used vinyl, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only. No other discounts apply.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar 

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 Oct. 3!

Retro Tuesdays

Listen up media aficionados! Join us each Tuesday and get 20% off all used vinyl, cassettes, VHS, comics, manga, graphic novels and video games at your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis. Offer good at this location only. No other discounts apply.

Greyhound Pet Adoptions

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the 4th Saturday of each month, from 2 to 4 p.m., 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. See you Oct. 25! 

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Outlet

Movie Thursdays

Start popping the popcorn and stock up on movies at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet. Each Thursday, all movies and movie related items are an additional 20% OFF. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bowling Green, KY only.

Music Mondays

Get ready to turn up the volume! Your Bowling Green HPB Outlet has an additional 20% OFF all music and music related items each Monday. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bowling Green, KY only.

Magic: The Gathering Game Night

Join us for Magic: The Gathering Game Night on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month from 6-8 p.m. at your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet. All gaming levels from beginner to advanced are invited to participate in our tournament style game nights. See store for details and game rules. See you Oct. 7 & 21!

25% OFF Anniversary Sale!

Woo-Hoo! We’re celebrating our first year in Bowling Green! Join us at the Bowling Green HPB Outlet on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 for a 25% OFF Everything Sale. Stock up on books, music, movies and more.

Jeremy Catron Book Signing

Meet local author Jeremy P. Catron at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet on Saturday, October 25, from 1 – 3 p.m. Jeremy will sell and sign his new fantasy adventure novel The Order of the Green Sun < http://orderofthegreensun.tateauthor.com >. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

HPB Outlet Book Club

Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet Book Club. We meet the last Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. See store for details.

Halloween Costume Contest

Spooky fun for everyone! We’re celebrating Halloween at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet with a Costume Contest. All ages are welcome to shop in your favorite Halloween costume anytime from Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31 and enter to win an HPB Outlet Gift Certificate valued up to $20. Prizes will be awarded for ages 10 and under, 11 to 18 and 18 and older.

Lexington – Fayette Place 

Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Fayette Place HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Oct. 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. Discount at this location only. See you Oct. 31!

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion  

Last Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Hamburg Pavilion 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 Oct. 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 our Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Discount at this location only. See you Oct. 31!

Red Mango Demo and Tastings at HPB

Our neighbor, Red Mango, will be giving a FREE DIY smoothie and iced coffee demonstration at your Hamburg HPB on Saturday, October 18, from noon to 2 p.m. Yum! Plus, take an HPB receipt to Red Mango or bring a Red Mango receipt to us and get an extra 10% discount at either store. Discount offer good throughout October at your Hamburg Pavilion Half Price Books location only.

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 Oct. 18!

Harry Potter Extravaganza

Two weekends of Harry Potter fun at your Hurstbourne HPB! Saturday, October 18, fly by for Quidditch from noon to 6 p.m, and don’t forget to pop in for Potions Class and Storytime from 2 to 4 p.m. Need more Potter? On Saturday, October 25, from 2 – 4 p.m., learn all about your owl in Owl Class with guest teachers and real owls from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky. Plus, face painting from noon to 4 p.m. and a chance to win an HPB Gift Card during the Costume Pageant at 4 p.m. Both weekends will have photo ops and Harry Potter Trivia all day. See store for details.

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.

Spooky Monster Art Contest!

Calling all artists, young and old! Your Springhurst HPB is having a spooky monster art contest with a chance to win a $25 HPB Gift Card. Create your favorite spooky literary character on a standard 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper and bring it to the store throughout October. All entries must be received by Friday, October 24, at 10:30 a.m. Winners will be chosen from two age groups: Kids (under age 13) and Not Kids (age 13 and up). Come back on Saturday, October 25, from 2 – 4 p.m. when winners will be announced during the Monster Mash Halloween Event. See store for details.

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 p.m. See you Oct. 7!

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. See you Oct. 18! 

Monster Mash Halloween Fun!

We’re having a Monster Mash! Bring your little ghoulies and ghosties to the Springhurst HPB on Saturday, October 25, from 2 – 4 p.m. for an afternoon of Halloween fun. Look for free face painting, candy corn hole toss and crafts. Plus, we’ll announce the winners of our Spooky Monster Art Contest. 

MISSOURI

Chesterfield 

D. Ralph Young Book Signing

Meet author D. Ralph Young at your Chesterfield HPB on Friday, October 24, from 1 – 3 pm. Ralph will sell and sign his inspirational memoir The Power of a Mother’s Prayer: The Life Story of D. Ralph Young. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Dee Livers Book Signing

Meet author Dee Livers at your Chesterfield HPB on Saturday, October 25, from 2 – 4 p.m. Dee will sell and sign her children’s book Maxwell, the Day-Maker. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Frankenfest Halloween Fun

Your Chesterfield HPB will have spooky fun for all ages on Saturday, October 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Activities for kids include face painting, carnival games and a special storytime with local children’s author Dee Livers. Plus, an all-day trivia contest for adults with a chance to win HPB Gift Cards! And, get in the spirit by shopping in costume to receive an additional 10% OFF your purchase. 

MINNESOTA

Apple Valley

HPB at Wood Lake Nature Center’s Half-Haunted Halloween

Meet BW, the HPB Bookworm, at the Wood Lake Nature Center’s Half Haunted Halloween event! BW is part of the family-friendly Halloween fun on Saturday, October 18, from 3 – 7:30 p.m. at the Wood Lake Nature Center. Tickets available at the Nature Center for $4 in advance, $5 at the door and free for Friends of Wood Lake members.

Minneapolis/St. Paul 

Clearance Sale at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything is $3 or less! Come to our Minnesota Clearance Sale at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grandstand. All seven Twin Cities HPB stores are contributing merchandise for our 6th Annual Clearance Sale. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies!

Accepted Tender: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, promotions, other discounts or HPB Gift Cards. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. 

Northtown 

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Northtown HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Oct. 5!

OHIO

Cincinnati

Linda Kiernan Book Signing

Meet local author Linda Kiernan at your Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati on Saturday, October 25, from 1 – 3 p.m. Linda will sell and sign her book, Sam and Friends: A Collection of Recollections of Life with a Knothead. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Columbus – Brice Park 

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 Oct. 4!

Pampered Chef Demos

Pampered Chef consultant Laura Johnson will have cooking product demonstrations and yummy food samples at your Brice Park HPB on Saturday, October 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plus, take an additional 20% off ALL cookbooks purchased during the event.

Second Sunday Crafternoon

Calling crafters of all ages! Join us at your Brice Park HPB on the second Sunday of each month, from 2 – 3 p.m., for a FREE afternoon of crafts. Different themes featured each month using recycled treasures.

Dayton 

HPB at Epic-Con Ohio Geek Fest

Look for the Half Price Books booth at Epic-Con Ohio Geek Fest in the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. HPB will have RPG, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, games and more, Friday through Sunday, October 24 – 26. See you there!

Mason

Doggy Halloween Storytime

Bow wow! Join us for a special Halloween-themed storytime at your Mason HPB. Wear your favorite costume and join Cooper, the Border Collie, for storytime and treats on Sunday, October 26, at 1 p.m. 

Mayfield Heights 

Jennifer Priester Book Signing

Meet local author Jennifer Priester on Saturday, October 4, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Mayfield Heights HPB located in Golden Gate Plaza. Jennifer will sign her young adult book, Mortal Realm Witch: Realms Unite, book three in the series about animals and magic. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.  

Westerville

Vinyl Fridays

Join us each Friday from 5pm to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all used LPs at your Westerville HPB. Offer good at this location only.

Halloween Storytime and Treats

We’re putting the “boo” in “books” with a special Halloween Storytime for kids at your Westerville HPB on Halloween Friday, October 31, from 6 – 9 p.m. Kids are invited to walk the store and visit “treat stations”. Plus, families with kiddos in costume will receive an additional 10% off their entire purchase during the event. 

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. 

Children’s Authors Book Signings

We’re having three-times the fun at the Edmond HPB! Meet these local children’s authors who will sell and sign their books on Saturday, October 18 from 1 – 3 p.m.: Stephanie R. Timmermeter will sign Savannah Finds a Lovey, Latasha F. Dennis will sign Prince Ifekoya Finds Courage! and Joanne Wong will sign Do Polar Bears Wear Pearls?. Stephanie will also present a storytime at 2 p.m. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Oklahoma City – Penn Park 

Jeff Provine Book Signing

Your Penn Park HPB is getting in the Halloween spirit. Join us on Sunday, October 19, from 1-3 p.m., when local author Jeff Provine will sell and sign his new book, Haunted Norman, Oklahoma. Provine undertakes a chilling journey through some of Norman’s spookiest haunted sites. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 Oct. 12!

Candy Jar Contest

Who can guess the number of candies in our candy jar? Throughout October, stop in your Monroeville HPB, sign up for our mailing list and take a guess at the number of candies in a jar. The closest number wins the whole candy jar plus a $5 HPB Gift Card! Now that’s a treat. See store for details.

Trick or Treat at HPB

It’s only treats at the Monroeville HPB all day Halloween Friday, October 31. Kids are invited to come by for FREE sweet treats and non candy items. No trick! Just happy Halloween fun.

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.

C.R. Dixon-Houston Book Signing

Meet local author C.R. Dixon-Houston at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington, on Saturday, October 18, from noon to 3 p.m. C.R. will sell and sign her books, The Misguided Heart: Murder in the Bayou! and The Comely Effect: Murder in Our Own Backyard. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

James Howell Book Signing

Meet local author James Howell at your Four Corners HPB in South Arlington on Sunday, October 19, from 1 – 3 p.m. James will sell and sign his book, Countdown to Atomgeddon: The Race to Build the First Atomic Bomb. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Susan Howell Book Signing

Meet local author Susan Howell at your Four Corners HPB in South Arlington on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 2 p.m. 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. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Austin – North Lamar 

Storytime Sundays 

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

Austin – Parmer Crossing

Half Pint Halloween Party

Pack up your half-pint ghoulies and ghosties and bring them to your Parmer Crossing HPB for FREE Halloween fun. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join us on Friday, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. for sweet treats and coupons. A Spooky Storytime is at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Kids’ Costume Parade at 5 p.m. Stick around to find out who’s champ of the Literary Trivia Halloween Classic at 6 p.m.

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. 

Halloween Storytime Sunday

Your Southpark Meadows HPB in Austin is having a special Halloween-themed Storytime Sunday on October 26 at 3 p.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to listen to hist whist written by e.e. cummings.

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.

Cedar Hill

Sam Tatum Book Signing

Meet local author Sam Tatum at your Cedar Hill HPB on Saturday, October 18, from noon  to 4 p.m. Sam will sell and sign his latest Christian book Pense –  a book about unifying philosophy, science and theology. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 Oct. 12!

Dallas/Fort Worth

Clearance Sale at Dallas Market Hall

Join us for a fantastic sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our clearance sale at Dallas Market Hall on Friday and Saturday, October 3 & 4, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 5, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. More than 100,000 square feet of books, music, movies and more. Restocking daily!  FREE parking and admission. The first 200 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, October 3 through Sunday, October 5 at Clearance Sale only.

Accepted Tender: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, promotions, other discounts or HPB Gift Cards. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. 

HPB at Fan Days

Beam, teleport, fly or catch the nearest TARDIS to Dallas Comic Con Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Look for the Half Price Books booth featuring Sci-Fi, Horror, Gaming, Comics, Manga and all things geeky and fun, Friday through Sunday, October 17 – 19. See you there!

Educator Appreciation Weekend

Teachers and librarians save 20% on everything in store during Educator Appreciation Weekend Thursday, October 9 through Monday, October 13 at all Half Price Books locations. While you’re in the store, renew your Educator Discount Card and continue to save 10% all year round. No matter what you buy – stocking up for your classroom or getting something for yourself – you’ll save on your entire purchase. If you don’t have an Educator Discount Card, apply for one today in store or online! It’s simple to apply and easy to save. And remember, your P.O. money goes twice as far at Half Price Books, where almost everything is half price or less every day.

TEACHERS: Shop early at any of our DFW area stores to receive a special Studio Movie Grill coupon. Quantities are limited.

Dallas – Northwest Highway 

$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 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.

Vickery Meadow Local Market at HPB

Vickery Meadow Local Market, part of White Rock Local Market, is held in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The market provides a connection between local farmers, food producers and craftsmen within our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans. The market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District.

Storytime & Crafts Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Flagship HPB for Storytime & Crafts Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and a special craft activity with us each Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under. 

Danielle Walker Book Signing

Meet New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker on Sunday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Danielle will sign and discuss her book Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple, the perfect book for people who love food but have food allergies or autoimmune diseases.

3rd Saturday Vinyl Night

It’s 33s on the third. Move to the groove while you shop when DJ Golden Era spins vinyl on the third Saturday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Flagship HPB in Dallas. Plus, get an additional 10% OFF all vinyl during this time. See you Oct. 18!

Animal Adoptions

Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting our Flagship HPB on the third Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 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.

Booker T. Washington High School Film Showcase

Come see some of Dallas’ best young filmmakers. The Flagship HPB will host a showcase of short films by Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts students on Saturday, October 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. Films will be judged by Independent filmmaker Mark Birnbaum and UTA Assistant Professor of Film Ya’Ke Smith. Public is invited. Seating is limited.

Kathleen Kent Book Signing

New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Kent will be at our Flagship HPB to discuss and sign her new historical fiction book, The Outcasts. Meet Kathleen and have your books signed on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Anne Rice Book Signing

Bestselling author, Anne Rice, will be at our Flagship HPB in Dallas to sign her new book, Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles, on Tuesday, November 18 at 5 p.m. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies lastNumbered passes will be available at the book sales table, next to the information desk, beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. One pass per customer. Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles is due to be released Tuesday, October 28.

Movies in the Community Room

Calling all movie lovers!  Now showing The Little Shop of Horrors! Showtime on Saturday, October 25, at 7:30 pm in the Flagship HPB Community Room. FREE! See store for details.

Dallas – Preston Village 

Storytime Sunday

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

Fort Worth – Hulen

Sara Kendall Book Signing

Meet local author Sara Kendall at your Fort Worth Hulen HPB on Saturday, October 18, from noon to 2 p.m. Sara will talk, sell and sign her children’s books in The Backdoor Trio series. The series tells Bible stories through animal characters. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Garland

Jeff Hampton Book Signing

Meet local author Jeff Hampton at your Garland HPB on Saturday, October 18, from 1 – 3 p.m. Jack will sell and sign his latest book Jonah Prophet: An Allegory on the Old Testament Tale. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 Oct. 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 Oct. 2!

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. 

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.

Round Rock

Brad Stutzman Book Signing

Meet award-winning journalist and former Round Rock Leader editor Brad Stutzman at your Round Rock HPB on Saturday, October 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Brad will sell and sign his new book, Melancholy Paradise: Reflections on a Lifetime of Love, Loss, Laughter, and Friends Made Along the Way, a collection of newspaper columns spanning more than 30 years of reporting and editing. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Booktoberfest Sidewalk Sale

Your Round Rock HPB is having a Booktoberfest Sidewalk Sale! Our second annual sidewalk sale is Friday through Sunday, October 17 – 19. Everything is $3 or less! In case of rain, the sale will be moved to October 24 – 26. 

San Antonio

Clearance Sale at San Antonio Event Center

Join us for a big selection with big savings! Everything is $3 or less! Come to our clearance sale at the San Antonio Event Center on Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, October 12, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All six San Antonio area stores are contributing merchandise. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. Admission is FREE and NOW FREE PARKING! Get directions and details.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12 at Clearance Sale only.

Accepted Tender: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, promotions, other discounts or HPB Gift Cards. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. 

WASHINGTON

Bellevue 

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Crossroads HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Oct. 5!

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 

Dollar Sale!

1 DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 on Saturday, October 4, at your Olympia 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.

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.

50% Off All Fiction

Join us for 50% Off ALL Fiction at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet! Saturday, October 18, all fiction books will be an additional 50% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, WA only.

Bulk Box Blowout!

Saturday, October 25, all bulk boxes are 50% OFF at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet!

Kim K. O’Hara Book Signing

Meet Young Adult author Kim K. O’Hara at your Olympia HPB Outlet on Thursday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kim will sell and sign her new YA Sci Fi book A Chronetic Memory: Book One of the Chronography Records. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Redmond

The Moonshine Series at HPB

Enjoy The Moonshine Series with Redmond’s Poet Laureate Michael Dylan Welch, local artist Jacqui Calladine, dancer and actor Tim Hickey and many others celebrating though art, dance, drama and poetry the local stories and people of the 1914 prohibition time period. On Wednesdays October 1 and October 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. starting at Half Price Books, travel from one business to another while experiencing and taking part in this 4Culture and City of Redmond Site Specific event series. See store for details.

Justin Hillgrove Book Signing

Meet pop culture artist Justin Hillgrove at your Redmond HPB on Saturday, November 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Justin will discuss and sign his books including The Imp Lands and Sinja Book One. Imps and Monsters books and collectible items are available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.(FB event)

WISCONSIN

Appleton 

Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Appleton HPB for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us on the First Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. and the Third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.

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

 

Read the Movie: Your Fall Guide to Movies Based on Books

It’s that time of year again, when the movie scene really starts heating up with many great books coming out on the big screen. If you want to get a jump on all the Oscar hopefuls, here are some reading material suggestions.

 Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord 

 

A psychiatrist, played by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), searches the world to discover happiness. This plot seems reminiscent of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty from last year, but with a cast that includes Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer, this could be a good film. Look for a wide release on September 26.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


With his wife’s disappearance having become the a focus of an intense media circus, a man (Ben Affleck) has the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected he may not be innocent. Gone Girl already has a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding it. It could be nominated in many categories, including Best Director (David Fincher) and a Best Picture. Be sure to check this one out on October 3.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst


Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair and things just get worse from there. This Disney release is a film for all ages. It stars Steve Carell (The Office) and Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club). Look for it on the big screen October 10.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks


A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small home town. Written by the author of The Notebook and Safe Haven. Starring Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato and James Marsden. In theaters October 17.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part I by Suzanne Collins


Katniss Everdeen, played by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol. The film will be Part I of II, but you can look to start Mockingjay on November 21.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed


A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. Look for great performances from Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park). Wild will hit the silver screen December 5.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the 5 Armies by J.R.R. Tolkien


Thorin and Company has reached Smaug’s lair, but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it? This will be the exciting conclusion to Peter Jackson’s latest trilogy. In theaters December 17.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Directed by Angelina Jolie, this film has the making of an Oscar frontrunner. Be sure to check out Unbroken on Christmas Day.

This list of fall releases, that will keep you busy reading and at the movies all season long!

Remember, no talking or texting during the feature presentation.


Jim is Art Director at Half Price Books Corporate.

Happy National Punctuation Day!

I’m sure everyone has seen the punctuation meme that points out the difference between “Let’s eat Grandma” and “Let’s eat, Grandma.” Or you’ve heard the joke where a panda walks into a restaurant, eats a sandwich, pulls out a gun and shoots his waiter before leaving, because according to the dictionary, a panda “eats, shoots and leaves.”  These examples prove that punctuation saves lives. Well, today is National Punctuation Day, a day to celebrate commas, periods, quotation marks, semicolons and ellipses.  

Recently, our office debated whether or not to use the Oxford comma on our website.  While most were ambivalent, one of my co-workers was adamantly opposed to using it, while another remarked that not using it “made her head explode.” Though we all hoped she was using hyperbole, we kept our distance for the rest of the day just in case. 

However, that got me thinking about what punctuation mistakes make my other co-workers’ heads explode.  So, I asked them, and here are their answers.

Jason—“Unnecessary quotation marks”

So is it chicken, or is it not chicken?  Maybe they just called it “chicken” and hoped no one would notice.

 

Emily–“Using apostrophes to make things plural.”

 

Apostrophes are used for possessives and contractions, not plurals.

 

Susan–“A complete lack of punctuation”

Or in other words, RUN!

 

So do you have any punctuation mistakes that make your head explode?

If you want to learn more about punctuation, visit the reference section of your local Half Price Books.

Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

Ready to FALL in Love With These New TV Series

Now that Summer is finally drawing to a close, we’re fast approaching one my favorite times of the year: TV premiere season! Each year, TV networks and production studios work hard to create the next FriendsER, or Breaking Bad—that series that becomes the can’t-miss event, the topic of water-cooler (or, in 2014, Facebook) discussion, and this year’s entry in the cultural zeitgeist. With some of this year’s crop of new shows already premiering next week, I wanted to sort out the contenders (see below) from the pretenders (Debra Messing, I love you, but The Mysteries of Laura screams “early cancellation”). So let’s get started!

How to Get Away With Murder (premieres Thursday, September 25th at 9c on ABC)

Shonda Rhimes is destined for another runaway hit with this sizzling legal drama, set to premiere right after the buzz-worthy Scandal. Viola Davis’s Annalise Keating, a no-nonsense law professor leading a pack of attractive (but mysterious) students as law clerks who get caught up in a murder plot. Intrigue! Passion! Mystery! Beautiful people! You know it’s going to be amazing…

Gotham (premieres Monday, September 22nd at 7c on FOX)

Call me crazy, but Commissioner Gordon has always been the most interesting character in the Batman universe. In this dark and gritty series, we learn more about the commish in a pre-Batman world. We’ll see some familiar faces, though, including the Caped Crusader, as well as Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and even The Penguin. Ben McKenzie has come a long way from The OC days!

Black-ish (premieres Wednesday, September 24th at 8:30c on ABC)

Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne, as the comic relief, no less? This will either succeed with flying colors or fail miserably, but I’m hoping for the former. Follow the Johnson family as they try to rediscover their cultural identity. My DVR is already set.

These are far from all of the shows that will be filling our screens this season, so here’s your chance to sound off! Which shows are you excited to see, or which ones do you think are dead on arrival?

Jason is Email Marketing Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.

You can follow him on Twitter at @jasonapermenter.

Exciting Fall Releases We Can’t Wait to Read!

September and October are two of my favorite months.  Not because the weather turns cooler or the leaves change colors, but because, as every bibliomaniac knows, some of the best books get published in September and October.  This year is no exception.  Whether you like to read YA, thrillers, and horror or just like to have a good laugh, here are some books you may want to add to your reading list.

 

      Afterworlds  Skink No Surrender Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield – September 23 release

 Scott Westerfield, the bestselling author of the Uglies series, has done it again, creating another world in which we can get lost. However, this book has an interesting twist.  Part of the book takes place in this world, where a young girl, Darcy, has opted to forgo college in order to move to New York City and publish her novel, Afterworlds,  a thriller about a young girl, Lizzie, who is caught between the living and the dead in the Afterworld.  The two stories are woven into each other, chapter by chapter as they both struggle to find their way in the strange new world in which they find themselves.

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen–September 23 release

This is bestselling author Carl Hiaasen’s newest Skink book, Skink–No Surrender.  When Mailey takes off with a guy she met online in order to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, her cousin Richard and Skink, the wild, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, go on the most hilarious road trip ever, hoping to find Mailey before it’s too late.

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice–October 28 release

After 11 years, The Vampire Chronicles are back with Prince Lestat, just in time for Halloween. This book brings together the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles as old vampires are roused from their slumber, obeying a mysterious Voice who commands the burning vampire-mavericks in cities across the world. But who is the voice?  What does it want? And where is Prince Lestat?

The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly–October 28 release

For those of you waiting for the next Charlie Parker thriller, your wait is over.  Charlie Parker is back in John Connolly’s new book The Wolf in Winter.  This book takes our dangerous, haunted hero to Prosperous, Maine, where a homeless man’s death and a young woman’s disappearance puts Parker in the path of the most dangerous enemies he has ever encountered.

I want to start reading them now!  These books can’t get here fast enough.

Are there any Fall releases that you are anxiously awaiting?  Share them in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new books to read.

And, as always, happy reading!

Julie is Traffic Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

Books Authors Read with Matt Bondurant

We’re in the midst of celebrating Literacy Month here at Half Price Books. One of the great literacy organizations we support is right here in our hometown of Dallas – Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT). LIFT will hold their annual fundraiser, A Toast to Literacy, next Thursday, Sept. 18, which will feature a keynote speech from author Matt Bondurant, so we thought there was no better time to hear about some of the books Matt loves. Take it away, Matt!

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This sort of question is a difficult one for a serious reader, not just a writer. I’m going to try and focus on books that made an indelible impression on me as a writer, from different periods of my life. I’m also trying to avoid the standard or canonical great books that of course shaped me as a writer and human.   

The Journals of John Cheever, by John Cheever

I was getting a master’s degree in literature when I decided to take a fiction workshop.  At this point I had no real intention of being a writer. The instructor recommended Cheever to me, and I immediately read all the short stories and fell in love with Cheever’s writing. But the journals were a revelation; such personal, elegant, trenchant, and heartbreaking writing, done on a daily basis, revealing the state of mind of one of the great American prose stylists. I carried it with me everywhere for several years, nearly every page dog-eared and marked up. My last novel, The Night Swimmer, is in essence an homage to Cheever. In terms of style, tone, and general depiction, Cheever is always my pole star, my guide, my champion.  

London Fields, by Martin Amis

I also found Martin Amis at an early stage when I was beginning to pivot from a scholarly career in literature to fiction writing. I still find Amis’ writing to be mesmerizing, from the catalogues of grit and filth, the hilarity of human greed, gluttony, and hubris, to the intellectual puzzles and narrative tricks. He was my introduction to the postmodernism of contemporary English novelists and still ranks among the best. My first novel, The Third Translation, was basically an attempt to conjoin my love of London, Egyptology, and the writing of Martin Amis. I unapologetically emulated his work – with dubious success.

Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson

Anderson is one of the great unacknowledged prose masters of the 20th century, who probably did more than anyone to develop what is known as the 20th century American style.  In Winesburg, Ohio Anderson probed the dark spaces of small lives in a small town. The ardent desires, thwarted dreams, and how these things expressed themselves outwardly, physically, creating “grotesques,” is something I’ve always worked with in my writing. The structure of the book was also revelatory; having a series of connected characters working through the “hub” character of George Willard gives the book balance and an organic architecture. My second novel, The Wettest County in the World, follows this model, and Sherwood Anderson is actually a principal character in the book. It was like a dream to inhabit him in this way, one of my heroes, and its fair to say that everything I do is influenced by Winesburg, Ohio.   

The Heart is A Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers

This is another book in which the structure and arrangement had an effect on my writing.  The way McCullers worked with the various perspectives, getting into the interior lives of these very different people, still astonishes me. She handles her characters with such sincerity and sensitivity that for me this is a profoundly emotional book. Since then I have searched for the same kind of attachment in my own work. I want to touch people in the way McCullers touched me, deeply and with lasting effect. I can just think about Singer and his loneliness, Mick and her clumsy coming of age, the quiet desperation of Brannon, and I am moved to tears. It may be my most re-read book.   

Journey to the End of the Night, by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

I was living in Paris in my mid-twenties when I came across Celine. A French Literature scholar remarked than anyone doing scholarly work on Celine must be completely insane. Of course then I had to read it. I found a paperback copy of Journey to the End of the Night at the famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore and read it while sitting in various parks. I had no idea you could do the sorts of things Celine did, so vicious, dirty, crude, depraved, but intellectual and hilarious. I’ve always strived for that kind of spirit and momentum in my work. I’ve never been as depraved or funny as Celine, but I’m trying. 

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Matt Bondurant is an American novelist known for his historical fiction, Wettest County in the World, adapted into a film in 2012 entitled Lawless. His latest novel is The Night Swimmer. Follow him on Twitter @mbondurant.

 

Celebrating National Literacy Month, One Pledge at a Time.

Happy International Literacy Day!

We at Half Price Books believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a book or share a story with their family. During National Literacy Month, we encourage people to incorporate reading into their everyday lives by pledging to read more throughout the month of September with our LitFitness Reading Challenge. With every pledge Half Price Books donates $1 to literacy organizations throughout the country.

Join us by visiting www.hpb.com/litfit to take the pledge and help make an impact on literacy in your community.

Local Store Events Round-Up: September 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 September! 

All Stores

Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale
This Labor Day Weekend, we’re having a Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale. Shop your neighborhood Half Price Books from Thursday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 1 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 or on any gift card purchase or at Half Price Books Outlet.

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 Sept. 7!

Phoenix – Camelback 

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Camelback HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome!  See you Sept. 7!

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 Sept. 13!

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 Sept. 14!

Naperville

Duffy Prendergast Book Signing

Meet author Duffy Prendergast on Sunday, September 28, from 1-3 pm at your Naperville HPB. Duffy will sign his novel Fear Itself, a thriller about a father who is afraid his daughter is to blame for the murder of his wife. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Niles

Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Village Crossing HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 pm on the first Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! 

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-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.

Schaumburg

Duffy Prendergast Book Signing

Meet author Duffy Prendergast on Saturday, September 27, from 1-3 pm at your Schaumburg HPB. Duffy will sign his novel Fear Itself, a thriller about a father who is afraid his daughter is to blame for the murder of his wife. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 

Fill-a-Bag for $30

Stock up this holiday weekend! Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. “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. Free tote bag with Fill-a-Bag purchase only. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington, IN only.

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.

50% Off Children’s and Young Adult Books

Join us on Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21 for an additional 50% off all children’s and young adult books at your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet at Whitehall Crossing. Plus, join us for storytime, games and a coloring contest, all weekend. 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 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.

First Saturday Fiction Sale

Join us on the first Saturday of each month for an extra 20% OFF all used hardback fiction at your Greenwood HPB. Sale on Sept. 6 at this location only.

First Sunday Sale

Join us on the first Sunday of each month for an extra 20% OFF all items in our Christianity and Christian Fiction section at your Greenwood HPB. Sale on Sept. 7 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.

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 Sept. 5!

Greyhound Pet Adoptions

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the 4th Saturday of each month, from 2 to 4 p.m., 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. See you Sept. 27! 

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Outlet

Fill-a-Bag for $30

Stock up this holiday weekend! Your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 31 and Sept.1.  “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. Free tote bag with Fill-a-Bag purchase only. Offer good at 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. 

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.

Magic: The Gathering Game Night

Join us for Magic: The Gathering Game Night on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month from 6-8 p.m. at your Greenwood Marketplace Half Price Books Outlet. All gaming levels from beginner to advanced are invited to participate in our tournament style game nights. See store for details and game rules. See you Sept. 9 & 23!

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.

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 book details. See you Sept. 24!

Michael Blewett Book Signing

Meet local author and priest Michael Blewett on Saturday, September 20, from 1-3 pm at your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet. Carl will sign his new children’s book, God’s Best Day.

Marica Vance Book Signing

Meet local author Marica Vance on Saturday, September 13, from 1-3 pm at your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet. Marica will sign her book, Lighthouse Dreams, about childhood friends who become separated by time and tragedy. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last. 

50% Off All Merchandise Sale

Join us for a 50% Off All Merchandise Sale at your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet! Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28. Stock up on fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, music and movies. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet in Bowling Green, KY only.

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 Sept. 26!

Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Fayette Place HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 pm on the last Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Sept. 27!

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 day at our Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Discount at this location only. See you Sept. 26!

Last Saturday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Hamburg Pavilion 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. 27!

Louisville – Hurstbourne 

Dollar Paperback Sale!

All mass market paperbacks! Only $1! Your Hurstbourne Half Price Books is having a Dollar Sale on ALL mass market paperback books starting Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 7. Offer good at Hurstbourne store only.

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. 20!

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 p.m. See you Sept. 2!

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. See you Sept. 20! 

MINNESOTA

Northtown 

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Northtown HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Sept. 7!

NEBRASKA

Omaha

We’re Building a Better Store!

We’re expanding and remodeling our Omaha HPB store to be bigger, brighter and easier for you to shop. Stop by to take a peek at what we’re up to and pick up a money-saving coupon. We will close early at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10 and reopen at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. Come back to see all the changes at our Great Re-Opening Celebration, Thursday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 21!

OHIO

Cincinnati

Clearance Sale at the Sharonville Convention Center

Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Come to our 2nd Annual Clearance Sale at the Sharonville Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 – 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Big Exhibit Hall. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies! The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* See you there! Parking and Admission are FREE.

Accepted Tender: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, promotions or HPB Gift Cards. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21 at Clearance Sale only.

Columbus – Brice Park 

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 Sept. 6!

Mason

Dog Days at HPB

Join us at your Mason Half Price Books to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to HPB where they can improve their reading skills by reading a book to Cooper, the Border Collie, on September 14 at 1pm. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Westerville

Vinyl Fridays

Join us each Friday from 5pm to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all used LPs at your Westerville HPB. Offer good at this location only.

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. 

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 Sept. 7!

TEXAS 

Arlington – Lincoln Square 

National Night Out Book Drive

Your Arlington HPB stores, in partnership with The Arlington Police Department, are hosting a children’s book drive to benefit our Arlington schools. You can purchase a children’s book to donate now through Sept. 1 and receive 10% off your entire purchase.

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.

Lacey Grant and Julie Grant Book Signing

Meet children’s author Lacey Grant and illustrator Julie Grant on Saturday, September 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Lacey and Julie will sell and sign their children’s book, The Squirrel Named Shenanigan Boo, about a squirrel who discovers the simple gifts exchanged between humans and nature. Books will be sold independently by the author and illustrator while supplies last. 

Arlington – South Arlington 

National Night Out Book Drive

Your Arlington HPB stores, in partnership with The Arlington Police Department, are hosting a children’s book drive to benefit our Arlington schools. You can purchase a children’s book to donate now through Sept. 1 and receive 10% off your entire purchase.

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.

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.

Mike Lupica Book Signing

Meet author and sports commentator Mike Lupica on Saturday, September 20, at 4 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB. Mike will sign his new novel, Fantasy League, about a 12-year-old boy whose fantasy football picks make him famous.

W.S. Holt Book Signing

Meet local author W.S. Holt on Saturday, September 20, from 1-3 pm at your North Lamar HPB. W.S. will sign his new thriller, UnTrusted, book one in the Saving America Series

Dr. Kimberly Olson Book Signing

Meet nutritionist, fitness expert and author Dr. Kimberly Olson on Saturday, September 6, from 1-3 pm at your North Lamar HPB.  Dr. Olson will sign and discuss her book The FitKim Lifestyle, a complete guide to teaching you everything you need to know to live healthier, become more active and learn how to lose those stubborn pounds.

Sarah Ballantyne book signing

Meet scientist turned stay-at-home mom and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Ballantyne  on Sunday, September 21, at 1 pm at your North Lamar HPB.  Sarah will sign and discuss her book The Paleo Approach Cookbook, which combines scientific explanations and practical day-to-day solutions for living a Paleo lifestyle.

Austin – Parmer Crossing

Clearance DVD Sale

Every Monday-Friday during the month of September, buy 2 clearance DVDs and get a 3rd clearance DVD of equal or lesser value for FREE at your Parmer Crossing HPB, while supplies last. DVDs are priced as marked. 

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 Sept. 14!

Dallas – Northwest Highway 

$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 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.

Storytime & Crafts Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Flagship HPB for Storytime & Crafts Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and a special craft activity with us each Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. 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 Sept. 20!

3rd Saturday Vinyl Night

It’s 33s on the third. Move to the groove while you shop when DJ Golden Era spins vinyl on the third Saturday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Flagship HPB in Dallas. Plus, get an additional 10% OFF all vinyl during this time. Find out why Dallas Observer readers named us The Best Place to Buy Vinyl. See you Sept. 20!

Sarah Ballantyne book signing

Meet scientist turned stay-at-home mom and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Ballantyne on Saturday, September 20, at 1 pm at your Flagship HPB.  Sarah will sign and discuss her book The Paleo Approach Cookbook, which combines scientific explanations and practical day-to-day solutions living a Paleo lifestyle.

Vickery Meadow Local Market at HPB

Vickery Meadow Local Market, part of White Rock Local Market will set up shop at your Flagship HPB every Sunday, starting Sunday, September 21 from 9 am-2 pm.  The Vickery Meadow Local Market aims to connect local farmers, food producers and craftsmen directly with our community. Shop food, clothes, jewelry and more, all made by North Texans.  The market will accept debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card.  Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District.

Voter Registration Opportunity

It’s not too late to sign up to vote in the November 4 General Election! The League of Women Voters will be at our Flagship HPB on Saturday, September 27, from noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 28, from 1-6 p.m. to help with voter registration and answer questions. It’s time to do your civic duty and let your voice be heard. Voters registered 30 days prior to Election Day are eligible to vote.

Benjamin Scott Allen Book Signing

Meet local author Benjamin Scott Allen on Saturday, September 27, from 4-7 pm at your Flagship HPB. Allen will sign his book Out of the Ashes: Healing in the Afterloss. This book chronicles the author’s journey through the loss of his wife and two sons to the same disease. Bryan’s House in Dallas was named after Allen’s son Bryan, who was the first child in Dallas to die from AIDS. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Dallas – Preston Village 

Storytime Sunday

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

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. 16!

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. 4!

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. 

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

HPB at Wizard Alamo City Comic Con 

Ka-Pow! Look for the Half Price Books booth at Alamo City Comic Con in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. HPB will have books, comics, manga, graphic novels, sci-fi DVDs and more, Friday through Sunday, September 26 – 28. See you there!

WASHINGTON

Bellevue 

First Sunday Storytime

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Crossroads HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you Sept. 7!

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 

20% Off Everything Sale

Join us for a Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet! Thursday through Monday, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, everything in the store will be an additional 20% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, WA only.

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.

Dollar Sale!

1 DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 on Saturday, Sept. 6, at your Olympia 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. 

50% Off All Fiction

Join us for 50% Off ALL Fiction at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet! Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 – 14, all fiction books will be an additional 50% OFF. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Olympia, WA only.

WISCONSIN

Appleton 

Storytime and Crafts

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Appleton HPB for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us on the First Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. and the Third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. See you Sept. 3 and Sept. 21!

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