Local Store Events Round-Up: May 2015


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

ALL STORES

Comic Book Giveaway Day
Don’t miss the pulse-pounding fun of Comic Book Giveaway Day on Saturday, May 2 at all HPB retail locations. Get a free comic book* with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Hope to see you there for the action-packed fun.

*From a pre-selected collection while supplies last. See store for restrictions and details

School’s out! Get cash for your textbooks!
Is your semester over? Bring all your used textbooks and classroom reading to HPB for a competitive cash offer. It’s that simple. Want to know more about selling to Half Price Books? Get the scoop on what to expect.

 

ARIZONA

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 May 3!

Frances B. Wells Book Signing
Meet local author Frances B. Wells on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at your Camelback HPB in Phoenix. Frances will sell and sign her Christian Living book Offences Will Come. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Christopher Vince Gonzales Book Signing
Meet local author Christopher Vince Gonzales at your Camelback HPB in Phoenix on Saturday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chris will sell and sign his inspirational book Wake Up: Poverty Inspires Me. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Stephen Paul Campos Book Signing
Meet local author Stephen Paul Campos at your Camelback HPB in Phoenix on Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stephen will sell and sign his book Steps 4 Recovery: which is about veterans’ healing and recovery from PTSD. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

 

CALIFORNIA

Citrus Heights

Win Books for a Year!

What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new Citrus Heights store, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR! Visit www.hpb.com/win to enter now and see complete giveaway rules and prize details. Deadline to enter is July 12, 2015.

Now Hiring Full-Time Booksellers
Our new Citrus Heights Half Price Books is accepting online applications for full-time employment. Applicants should have an appreciation of books/music/cinema, a good work ethic, a positive attitude, great customer service and be able to work a varied, 40-hour work week, including weekends. We offer competitive pay with great benefits. Half Price Books is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more and apply online at HPB.com/HIRING.

 

ILLINOIS

Countryside

Robin Isaac Book Signing
Meet local author Robin Isaac at your Countryside HPB on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Robin will sell and sign her breast cancer memoir Hot Fudge Sundae. 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 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome! See you May 2!

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

Comic Book Giveaway Day
Don’t miss the pulse-pounding fun of Comic Book Giveaway Day on Saturday, May 2 at your Half Price Books Outlet store. Get a free comic book* with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Hope to see you there for the action-packed fun.

*From a pre-selected collection while supplies last. See store for restrictions and details.

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale

Stock up for the summer with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, May 23 – 25. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. 

 

INDIANA

Avon 

Lupus Awareness Day
The Westside Warriors Lupus Support Group will be visiting your Avon HPB on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise awareness and answer questions about the autoimmune disease Lupus. Estimates are that 1.5 million Americans and more than 5 million people worldwide are affected with a form of Lupus.

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet 

Comic Book Giveaway Day
Don’t miss the pulse-pounding fun of Comic Book Giveaway Day on Saturday, May 2 at your Half Price Books Outlet store. Get a free comic book* with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Hope to see you there for the action-packed fun.

*From a pre-selected collection while supplies last. See store for restrictions and details

Vinyl Thursdays
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Bloomington HPB Outlet is offering 50% Off Vinyl each Thursday. You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please.  See store for details.

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the summer with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, May 23 – 25. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only.

Greenwood 

Comic Book Treasure Hunt and Trivia
Come to your Greenwood HPB on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for an action-packed day of comic book fun. Bam! Wear your favorite comic character costume for chance to win prizes. Ka-Pow! Shop local artisans The Aerosoul Project for comic book-themed handmade crafts. Boink! Enter our comic book trivia contest. Wham-O! Enter a Treasure Hunt for kids 12 and under and win prizes. See you there!

G.R. Hamer Book Signing
Meet local author G.R. Hamer at your Greenwood HPB on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. G.R. will sell and sign his spiritual self-help book General Nykloneci. 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 May 23!

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

Young Writers Showcase
Show your support for young talent! Join us at your Clearwater Village HPB on Tuesday, May 19, at 6 p.m. for a Young Writers Showcase. This month’s showcase features students from Oaklandon Elementary reading their original writings.

 

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Half Price Books Outlet 

Mayhem 2015!
Brace yourselves… MAYHEM is coming! Look for the HPB Outlet table at the Mayhem 2015 Music Festival on Friday, May 1, from 5 p.m. to midnight. Cruise over to Circus Square Park in Bowling Green for the cool music, plus check out our awesome selection of CDs, DVDs and books. Not only will you save money but you can feel good as 20% of our proceeds will go to the Rainhill Equine Facility.

Star Wars Day
Calling all Star Wars fans! May the Fourth be with you! Monday, May 4 is Star Wars Day and your Bowling Green Outlet is celebrating all day with Star Wars games and competitions, including a coloring contest for adults. Plus, get 20% off all DVDs at the Outlet during this 1-day only event. Sale discount valid at this location only.

Monthly Scrabble Tournament
Hold on to those power tiles! Join us on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 6 p.m. for Scrabble. All ages are invited to participate in our tournament-style event. Winners will receive an HPB Outlet G-I-F-T Certificate. See you May 5!

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 May 12 & 26!

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the summer with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, May 23 – 25. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only.

Live Acoustic Guitar
Move to the groove while you shop at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet on Sunday, May 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. Enjoy an acoustic guitar performance by local musician Sam Bouchah.

Lexington – Fayette Place

Dollar Paperback Sale!
Mark your calendars to stock up on great reads on the first weekend of each month. All used mass market, pocket-size paperbacks are only $1 at your Fayette Place HPB. Discount excludes new bestsellers and current publications. See store for details.

Richard Webb Book Signing
Meet local author Richard Webb on Saturday, May 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. Richard will sell and sign his children’s book The Secret Magic Rocks in the Land of Miracles. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. See you May 29!

HPB Book Club Discussion
Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the HPB Book Club discussion at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. We meet the last Saturday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments provided. See what we are reading this month.

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 May 29!

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 May 30!

Louisville Area

Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals
HPB is going to the dogs and we want you to join us! Look for the HPB booth at the Waggin’ Trail Walk for the Animals Event on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Big Four Lawn in Waterfront Park in Louisville. We’ll have kids’ books, pet books and other fun items. As Half Price Books is an animal-friendly company, we encourage you to support the Kentucky Humane Society.

Louisville – Hurstbourne

Story Time Saturdays
Mark your calendars and bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 pm for Story Time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more. See you May 16!

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.

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 May 16!

Last Saturday Event
Join us at your Springhurst HPB for the Last Saturday Event. Every last Saturday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., we present an event highlighting anything from pop culture to community activism. Events include games, snacks and storytime. See store for details on this month’s event.

Summer Showcase
Summer is coming! Join us at your Springhurst/Frey’s Hill HPB for a festive afternoon of summer fun. We’ll have folk guitar songs, a friendship bracelets activity and storytime. Plus, find out more about our HPB Feed Your Brain Summer Reading program. Fun for all ages on Saturday, May 30, 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 May 3!

 

MISSOURI

Chesterfield

St. Louis Book Fair
Half Price Books is proud to be part of the Greater St. Louis Book Fair. Don’t miss the Midwest’s largest charity book sale from April 30 through May 3 at Macy’s in West County Center.

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.

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

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 May 10!

Columbus – Carriage Place

Sunday Storytime & Craft
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Carriage Place HPB in Columbus for Sunday Storytime and Craft. Get ready for smiles, silliness and a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month.

Columbus – North High

Vinyl Fridays
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 used LPs at your North High Street HPB in Columbus. Offer good at this location only.

Cincinnati

Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at the Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books where they can read a book to Laila, the Newfoundland, on Saturday, May 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati .

Dayton
Dayton Clearance Sale!
Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. – 6.p.m. in the McLin Gym. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies! Get directions and details. 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, May 8 through Sunday, May 10 at Clearance Sale only.

Lewis Center – NorthPointe Plaza

Lewis Center News
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Mentor 

Comics & Graphic Novels Sale
Ka-pow! We’ll beat our own prices. Come to your Mentor HPB Saturday, May 2, when you can get an additional 10% OFF all comics and graphic novels. Plus, get a free pre-selected comic book with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Bam!! You can stock up on a commodious amount of comics.

J.M. Dragunas Book Signing
Meet local author J.M. Dragunas at your Mentor HPB on Saturday, May 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. Joe will sell and sign his Christian fiction book The Nameless Demon. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Westerville

Vinyl Fridays
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 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, used LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Oklahoma City- Penn Park 

Joy Campbell and V. Shaw Book Signing
Meet local authors Joy Campbell and V. Shaw at your Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Joy will sell and sign her children’s book Jack and Luke and the Paper Airplanes. V. will sell and sign her children’s book The Lost Sock. Books will be sold independently by the authors 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 1pm on the second Sunday of each month.

 

TEXAS

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.

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. See you May 31!

Mini Comic Challenge

Love to draw and have a good story to tell? Your North Lamar HPB in Austin invites you to enter our Mini Comic Challenge. Pick up a submission sheet in-store, go home, draw, drink coffee, draw some more and return back to the store. Entries will be displayed in-store and one lucky winner will receive a $25 HPB Gift Card. All entries are due by May 31. See store for details.

Jesse Sublett Book Signing
Meet Jesse Sublett, local author and frontman to the legendary Austin punk band “The Skunks,” Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB. Jesse will sell and sign his new true crime book 1960s Austin Gangsters, which follows the story of Timmy Overton, Jerry Ray James and the Overton gang. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Austin – South Lamar

Peter J. Story Book Signing
Meet author Peter J. Story on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB. Peter will sell and 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.

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.

Bedford 

Pet Adoptions
Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting your Bedford HPB on the last Sunday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Humane Society of North Texas, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, fur-ever homes. Make a donation of pet supplies or food and receive 10% OFF, and those who adopt a pet will receive 15% OFF their bookstore purchase. Discount good at the Bedford HPB location only. See you May 31!

Cedar Hill

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Cedar Hill HPB for Storytime Sunday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and themed activity with us at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Light snacks provided. Storytime recommended for kids ages 2 to 10.

Cedar Park

Storytime Sundays
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Cedar Park HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon.

Corpus Christi

Second Sunday Storytime
Load up your half-pint readers and visit us at Moore Plaza for Storytime Sundays. We’ll share a tale from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Recommended for kids ranging from pre-school to 4th grade. See you May 10!

Dallas

HPB at Fan Expo Dallas
HPB is coming! Look for the Half Price Books “Iron Throne” booth at Fan Expo Dallas on Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31. We’ll have books, collectibles, comics, games and more at the Dallas Convention Center. See you there!

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 Good Local Market at HPB
Vickery Meadow Good Local Market will set up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 3 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 Vickery Meadow Good Local Market accepts debit/credit cards and the Lone Star Card. Support for the market comes from the Vickery Meadow Improvement District.

Storytime Reading and Book Signing
We’re having a special storytime reading at your Flagship HPB on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. We welcome Raebeth Costolo, who will read from her book The 3W Boys: A Children’s Book of Short Stories. Raebeth will sell and sign her book following storytime. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jon Acuff Talk, Q&A and Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff at the Flagship HPB on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Jon will discuss and sign his new book Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Sarah Dessen Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen at the Flagship HPB in Dallas on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Sarah will read, discuss and sign her new novel Saint Anything. Purchase of Saint Anything from HPB required for signing. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Thursday, May 7 at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

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 1 to 2 pm. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

Sophia Rivka Rossi Book Signing and HelloGiggles Event
Meet Sophia Rivka Rossi, debut author and co-founder of HelloGiggles, at your Flagship HPB in Dallas for a special book signing and HelloGiggles meet-up event on Wednesday, May 13, starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy HelloGiggles-themed activity stations followed by a brief discussion by Sophia about her new book A Tale of Two Besties, during which she will interview two soon-to-be-announced special guests, to be followed by the book signing. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Gift bags available with book purchase while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Wednesday, May 13 at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

Scott Ian Q&A and Book Signing
Meet Scott Ian, musician, actor and founding member of the thrash metal band Anthrax, at the Flagship HPB on Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Scott will discuss and sign his memoir I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items 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 May 16!

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 May 17!

Dallas – Preston Village

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Preston HPB in Dallas for Storytime Sunday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and themed activity with us at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Light snacks provided. Storytime recommended for kids ages 2 to 10.

Fort Worth – Ridgmar/Westover Village 

James Howell Book Signing
Meet local author James Howell at your Ridgmar HPB on Sunday, May 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.

Angela Wills Book Signing

Meet author Angela Wills at your Ridgmar HPB in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Angela will sell and sign her biographical book My Little Piece of Sunshine: Bryanna Faith’s Story. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Fort Worth – Hulen

Mary Ilic Hurst and Lisa Lopez Book Signing
Meet mother/daughter co-authors Mary Ilic Hurst and Lisa Lopez on Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Hulen HPB in Fort Worth. Mary and Lisa will sell and sign their book Digging for Daddy: A Promise Kept, an autobiographical story of the search for a father’s remains. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Brandie Wiley Book Signing
Meet local author Brandie Wiley at your Hulen HPB in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Brandie will sell and sign her children’s book Three Magic Words. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Michael Graves Book Signing
Meet author Michael Graves at your Hulen HPB on Saturday, May 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Michael will sell and sign his newest book Ghosts: Revelations, the final book of the Ghostly Gallery series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

 

Frisco

Second Saturday Live Music
Join us for live music every second Saturday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Move to the groove while you shop at your Frisco HPB. See you May 9!

Houston – Clear Lake

 

Maria Elena Sandovici Book Signing
Meet local watercolor artist and author Maria Elena Sandovici at your Clear Lake HPB in Houston on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 3 p.m. Elena will sell and sign her books, including Dogs with Bagels and Stray Dogs and Lonely Beaches. 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 May 19!

Humble

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.

First Thursdays Poetry Nights

Are you looking for rhyme and reason? Come to your Humble HPB on the first Thursday evening each month from 7 to 9 p.m. for Poetry Night. See you May 7!
Led by Students, for Students
Recite a favorite or share your own
First Thursday of the Month is spent
Together, not alone

Undrai Fizer Book Signing
Meet local musician, author and inspirational speaker Undrai Fizer at your Humble HPB on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Undrai will sell and sign his book The 365. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Ihsan Hasan Book Signing
Meet local author and motivational speaker Ihsan Hasan at your Humble HPB on Saturday, May 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ihsan will sell and sign his book From Male to Man. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lewisville

Cutest Pet Contest
Can’t snap enough photos of Bowser and Kitty? Share your cute pet pics at our Third Annual Cutest Pet Contest. From now until June 1, bring your favorite pet photo to your Lewisville HPB to display in the store throughout the month of June. Customers are invited to “ooh” and “ahh” and vote on their favorites. First Place winner will receive a $20 HPB Gift Card. Plus, we’ll be collecting monetary donations for the Coppell Humane Society, an animal rescue and foster organization. See store for details.

Mesquite

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Mesquite HPB for Storytime Sunday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and themed activity with us at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Light snacks provided. Storytime recommended for kids ages 2 to 10.

Richardson

 

Richardson Reads: We Are Called to Rise
Join in the community discussion with Richardson Reads One Book. Your Richardson HPB has new copies of this year’s One Book selection, We Are Called to Rise, by Laura McBride. New copies of this title are available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Half Price Books is a proud sponsor of the Richardson Reads One Book program.

Sunday Storytime & Crafts
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Richardson HPB for Sunday Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us at 3 p.m. each Sunday. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.

Rockwall

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Rockwall HPB for Storytime Sunday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and themed activity with us at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Light snacks provided. Storytime recommended for kids ages 2 to 10.

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. See you May 8!

Round Rock

 

Don Forrester Book Signing
Meet local author Don Forrester at your Round Rock HPB on Saturday, May 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Don will sell and sign his inspirational autobiography More Than Enough. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Amanda Downum and Steve Winfrey Book Signing
Your Round Rock HPB is proud to present a joint book signing from two of our very own bibliomaniacs. Meet authors Amanda Downum and Steve Winfrey as they sell and sign their books this Sunday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Amanda will sign her latest urban fantasy, Dreams of Shreds and Tatters. Steve will sign his debut horror book, That Others May Live. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

San Antonio – Huebner Road

 

Erika Land Book Signing
Meet local author and poet Erika Land on Saturday, May 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Erika will sell and sign her works including Residual Affects, Georgia’s Dam and It’s Complicated. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Sugar Land

 

Star Wars Day
Calling all Star Wars fans! May the Fourth be with you! Monday, May 4 is Star Wars Day, and your Sugar Land HPB is celebrating all day. Join our staff and come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character, plus join our mailing list to enter a drawing for a HPB Gift Card.

Watauga

Cathy Beddow Keener Book Signing
Meet author Cathy Beddow Keener at your Watauga HPB on Saturday, May 16, at noon. Cathy will sell and sign her children’s book Jazzy Bunny Get Floppy-ear-itis. 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 May 3!

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

 

Comic Book Giveaway Day
Don’t miss the pulse-pounding fun of Comic Book Giveaway Day on Saturday, May 2 at your Half Price Books Outlet store. Get a free comic book* with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Hope to see you there for the action-packed fun.

*From a pre-selected collection while supplies last. See store for restrictions and details

Star Wars Day
Calling all Star Wars fans! May the Fourth be with you! Monday, May 4 is Star Wars Day, and your Olympia HPB Outlet is celebrating all day. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character or show us your Star Wars ephemera and get 25% off your entire purchase. Discount valid at this location 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.

Haiku Contest & Poetry Slam
Does the thought of Spring make you want to recite poetry? Join us at your Olympia HPB Outlet on Saturday, May 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. For a Haiku Celebration and Poetry Slam.  Prizes will be awarded to the best of our April Haiku Contest submitters, and those present will have the opportunity to read their Haikus aloud for a chance to win another gift card.  See store for more information.

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the summer with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, May 23 – 25. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only.

 

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all used 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 – East Madison

Friday Night Fever
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your East Madison HPB every Friday evening, from 7 – 10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, 45s, cassettes and select LPs. 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 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 or this post to see if any new events are added throughout the month. – Emily

 

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