Local Store Events Round-Up: January 2015

Local Store Events Round-Up: January 2015


Happy New Year, booklovers! 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 January!

ARIZONA

Mesa 

Storytime Sundays

Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Mesa HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. See you Jan. 4!

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 Jan. 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 Jan. 10!

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 Jan. 11!

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 Jan. 3!

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

Dollar Sale at the Outlet

1 DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, January 17 at your local Half Price Books Outlet. Haul away loads of bargains including used fiction, children’s books, music, DVDs, and more – ALL for $1 or less each plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only.

INDIANA

All Indiana Stores

Pop Mania Saturday

Pop, Pop! Check out the magnitude of items on sale! Saturday, Jan. 24, all Indiana HPB stores are offering 20% off select comics, graphic novels, music and movies!

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet

Dollar Sale at the Outlet

1 DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, January 17 at your local Half Price Books Outlet. Haul away loads of bargains including used fiction, children’s books, music, DVDs, and more – ALL for $1 or less each plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

Brady Sadler Book Signing

Meet local author and musician Brady Sadler at your Clearwater Village HPB on Friday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Brady will sell and sign his first Lorenguard novel, Eve of Corruption: Book One of the Days of Astasia. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar 

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 Jan. 24! 

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Outlet

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.

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.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet

1 DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, January 17 at your local Half Price Books Outlet. Haul away loads of bargains including used fiction, children’s books, music, DVDs, and more – ALL for $1 or less each plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations 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 Jan. 13 & 27!

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.

Buy One, Get One Free!

Your Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet is having a BOGO store event on Saturday and Sunday, January 31 and February 1. Buy one item and get one item of equal or lesser value for FREE! Offer good at the Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet location only from 1/31/15 – 2/1/15.

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 Jan. 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 day at our Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Discount at this location only. See you Jan. 30!

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 Jan. 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 Jan. 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 p.m. See you Jan. 6!

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 Jan. 17! 

Petapalooza Supply Drive

Bow Wow! Your Springhurst HPB is collecting pet supplies and monetary donations for the My Dog Eats First organization and the Mark Sullivan Animal Care Foundation throughout January. Donate in-store and receive a 15% off coupon. Plus, we’re wrapping up the collection drive with a dog training Q & A plus demonstrations with Linda Laun from Happy Tails Dog Training on Saturday, January 31, from 2 to 4 p.m.  

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 Jan. 4!

OHIO

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.

Storytime with the Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Ohio’s own Armstrong Air and Space Museum will be making a special flight plan to visit the Brice Park HPB on Saturday, January 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Museum Director Chris Burton and his crew will be our special guests for First Saturday Storytime and Crafts. Enjoy books about stars and constellations, space adventure and space pioneers. Plus, fun, interactive activities for all ages!

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. See you Jan. 11!

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 Jan. 11!

TEXAS 

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Nadia Dorise-Clay Book Signing

Meet local author Nadia Dorise-Clay at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nadia will sell and sign her business/marketing book Package Your Brand. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Daniel Rodriguez Book Signing

Decorated combat veteran, honor student and Clemson University wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez will be at the Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington to discuss and sign his memoir, Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept. Meet Daniel and have your books signed on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Five Authors, One Afternoon

Five authors in one place! Come to your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington on Saturday, January 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet Ellen Newton Driscoll (The Dragons of Candlewood), Debra Kay (Keep Your Eyes Focused on the Prize), Alexa Turczynski (Whispers of an Enchantress), Sara Kendal and Jason Burkhardt (The Backdoor Trio: Which Way Did They Go) as they sell and sign their books. Books will be sold independently by the authors 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.

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.

You Know So Much! Monthly Trivia

Do you like to trifle with the trivial? Pop in and test your trivia knowledge at your North Lamar HPB on the last Sunday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. Topics range from literature, movies, music and pop culture, to history, science, sports and art. The top three teams win HPB Gift Cards! Offer at this location only.

Austin Dog Rescue Meet and Greet

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? Austin Dog Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable dogs looking for good, forever homes at your North Lamar HPB on Saturday, January 31, from noon to 2 p.m. Donations accepted plus information available about fostering a rescue dog.

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. 

Austin- Anderson Mill

Comics Sale!

Ka-pow!!! Your Anderson Mill HPB has thousands of select comics including Marvel, DC, New 52 and Marvel Now, on sale for $1 each. Bam!! You can stock up on a commodious amount of comics. Wham-o! Sale going on now through Sunday, January 18. Comic Sale at Anderson Mill location only.

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 Jan. 11!

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. 

Storytime with Author Steven Smith

Pack up your half pint readers and come to your Flagship HPB for a special storytime and book signing with local children’s author Steven Smith on Sunday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. Steven will read from his young children’s book, Charlie the T-Rex. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Charlotte Raye Book Signing

Meet local author Charlotte Raye at your Flagship HPB on Saturday, January 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Charlotte will sell and sign her paranormal romance The Order of the Quest. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 Jan. 17!

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. See you Jan. 18!

Mark Sullivan Book Signing

Award-winning journalist, novelist and co-writer of the James Patterson Private series Mark Sullivan will be at the Flagship HPB in Dallas on Sunday, January 18, at 6 p.m. James will discuss and sign his new thriller, Thief, the third book in the Monarch series. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Dallas – Preston Village 

Storytime Sunday

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

Fort Worth – Hulen

James Howell Book Signing

Meet local author James Howell at your Hulen/Remington Park HPB on Saturday, January 17, from 1 to 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.

Houston – North Oaks 

Knitting and Crochet Club

Are you a knit-wit? Hooked on crochet? Ambistitcherous? Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., at your North Oaks HPB for our Knitting and Crochet Club. Bring your own yarn and don’t worry about frogging or darn overs. Come for the camaraderie and stay for the fun. See you Jan. 20!

Humble  

First Thursdays Poetry Nights

Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you Jan. 1!

Led by Students, for Students

Recite a favorite or share your own

First Thursday of the Month is spent

Together, not alone

Storytime Wednesdays

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.

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.

Pawsitive Reading Storytime

Bow wow! Join us for a Pawsitive Reading Storytime. Load up the kids and bring them to your Rockwall HPB, where they can read a book to a trained therapy dog on the second Friday of the month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Presented in partnership with Love on a Leash.

Round Rock

Peter J. Story Book Signing

Meet local author Peter J. Story on Saturday, January 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at your Round Rock HPB. Peter will sign his new psychological satire Things Grak Hates; chronicling the life of a bizarre nomad and his descent toward evil. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio – Huebner Road

Jesse Brown Book Signing

Meet local author Jesse Brown at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio on Saturday, January 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. Jesse will sell and sign his fantasy novel, The Legend of the Werewolf. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Carlos Salinas Book Signing

Meet local writer and poet Carlos Salinas at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio on Saturday, January 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carlos will sell and sign his books, The Little Book of Big Quotes: Volume 1 and The Poems: Volume 1. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio – North Central

Brad Taylor Book Signing

New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor will be at the North Central HPB in San Antonio to discuss and sign his latest thriller in the Pike Logan series, No Fortunate Son. Meet Brad and have your books signed on Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Sugar Land

Kaiya Walker Book Signing

Meet local author Kaiya Walker at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, Jan. 10, from noon to 3 p.m. Kaiya will sell and sign her novel, When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Woman. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Broadway

Jesse Brown Book Signing

Meet local author Jesse Brown at the Broadway HPB in San Antonio on Saturday, January 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. Jesse will sell and sign his fantasy novel, The Legend of the Werewolf. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Christina M. Berry Book Signing

Meet local author Christina M. Berry at the Broadway HPB in San Antonio on Saturday, January 24, at 1 p.m. Christina will sell and sign her novel, Alicia. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 Jan. 4!

Lynnwood 

Storytime Sunday

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

Olympia – Half Price Books Outlet

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 at the Outlet

1 DAY ONLY! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, January 17 at your local Half Price Books Outlet. Haul away loads of bargains including used fiction, children’s books, music, DVDs, and more – ALL for $1 or less each plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations 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.

Patricia Murphy Book Signing

 

Meet local author Patricia Murphy at your Appleton HPB on Saturday, January 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. Patricia will sell and sign her mystery novel, Dutch Treat, a thriller-packed adventure following the heroine, Charlie Sullivan, her mysterious lakeside inheritance and her loyal friends in a sleepy Wisconsin town. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Madison – Whitney Way 

Wednesday Music Madness

Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to make your week? Stop by your Whitney Way HPB on the West Side every Wednesday evening, from 7-10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, LPs, 45s and cassettes. Offer good at this location only.

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As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if any new events are added throughout the month. – Emily

 

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