Local Store Events Round-Up: June 2015


Local Store Events Round-Up: June 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 June!

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ALL STORES

Summer Reading Program
Research shows that children who do not continue reading through the summer can lose a month or more of progress made during the school year. To help keep appetites up for reading, Half Price Books is hosting the FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program Monday, June 1 – Friday, July 31, 2015. Kids preschool through high school age can earn $5 HPB Bookworm Bucks as a reward for reading over the summer. Pick up a reading log at your local HPB today.

Biggest Storytime of the Summer
Join us in store on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. as we kick off our FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program. Kids of all ages are invited for the Biggest Storytime of the Summer, as we celebrate reading and family literacy with this nationwide read-in event.

 

ARIZONA

Phoenix – Camelback  

Christina Krieger Book Signing
Meet local author Christina Krieger on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at your Camelback HPB in Phoenix. Christina will sell and sign her novel No Exit Date. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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!

 

CALIFORNIA

Bay Area Book Festival
Don’t miss the FREE Bay Area Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 7, in Downtown Berkeley’s Arts District. Half Price Books is excited to sponsor Author Events featuring Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin, Peter Richardson, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Kelly Corrigan, Jim Shepard, Daniel Handler, Rabih Alameddine and more. Don’t forget to stop by the HPB booth in Literary Lane, where we will offer a great selection of new and used books!

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

  • New Views of Narrative: How Technology Interfaces with Story, with Lise Quintana, Eli Horowitz, Russell Quinn & Robin Sloan, 11 AM – 12 PM @ The Marsh Theater.
  • World in Flux: Where We Stand in the Coming Climate Battles, with Mark Schapiro & Mark Hertsgaard, 2 – 3 PM @ The Brower Center – Kinzle Room
  • Welcome to the Jungle: A Brief History of the Music Business, with Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin & Peter Richardson, 3 – 4 PM @ The Marsh Theater

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

  • Up Close, with Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman & Kelly Corrigan, 11 AM – 12 PM @ Freight & Salvage
  • Writer to Writer: A Conversation, with Jim Shepard & Daniel Handler, 1 – 2 PM @ The Brower Center – Kinzle Room
  • Talking About Writing & All the What-Not: Daniel Handler & Rabih Alameddine, 3 – 4 PM @ Freight & Salvage

Citrus Heights

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.

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.

Sell your books starting June 1!
Get cash for your books, music and movies! Our new Citrus Heights store in California opens for buying starting Monday, June 1. Bring your used stuff to sell 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Sunday, and take a sneak peek inside our new store before we open for business. While you’re in the store, be sure to ask for some money-saving coupons to save even more during our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28!

Win a $100 Gift Card at our Citrus Heights Great Opening
Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28 at 7975 Greenback Ln., on the northeast corner of Sunrise Blvd. The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Citrus Heights store get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card!* One tote bag will contain a $100 gift card! Feeling lucky? Visit each day for a new chance to win.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 6.25.15 – 6.28.15 at Citrus Heights location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday – Sunday.

 

ILLINOIS

Printers Row Lit Fest
Look for the HPB booth at Printers Row Lit Fest on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Your ChicaGO-TO Bookstore will have a wide range of items to peruse including Chicagoland regional interest, New Bestsellers, Young Adult, Graphic Novels and Children’s books. Can’t make it to Lit Fest? Then check out any of our 9 Chicago area stores.

Countryside 

JoAnn Fastoff Book Signing
Meet local award-winning author JoAnn Fastoff on Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. JoAnn will sell and sign her new memoir Two Years of Heaven. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Liz Lampkin Book Signing
Meet local author Liz Lampkin on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. Liz will sell and sign her inspirational relationship book Are You a Reflection of the Man You Pray For?, which suggests a different way for single women to look at relationships. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Highland Park – Crossroads

Dan Serra Book Signing
Meet author Dan Serra at your Highland Park HPB on Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dan will sell and sign his book Understanding Golf: What You Really Need to Know. 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!

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet 

Kids & YA Book Blowout
Stock up on kids’ summer reads!  On Saturday, June 13 through Sunday, June 14, come to your Rockford HPB Outlet for 50% off all Children and Young Adult books. Get tons of picture books, chapter books and young adult books for 50% off our already low price. And don’t forget to pick up a Feed Your Brain Summer Reading log so that your kids can get rewards for reading this summer. Sale at Rockford Outlet only.

 

INDIANA

Clearance Sale at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Join us for our second annual Clearance Sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Exhibition Hall. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies from 30 Half Price Books locations across the Midwest! The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* So come to the Half Price Books Clearance Sale and fill your shelves with great books, music and movies at great prices! See you there! Parking and Admission are FREE.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 at Clearance Sale only.

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.

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet 

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.

25% Off DVDs & CDs
One day only! Join us for 25% Off all DVDs and CDs at your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet on Saturday, June 27. Stock up on movies and music for the summer. No coupon needed. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington only.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar  

Celebrate the 1950s!
We’ll be a hoppin’ and a boppin’ on 50s Day at your Northbrook HPB on Saturday, June 6! Cruise on over in your favorite 50s-style duds for music, trivia, prizes and…Elvis! Wait, there’s more! Drop in between noon and 4 p.m. to meet Pirouette Threat and Sock’emz Razor of the Naptown Roller Girls. Remember, if the store is a-rockin’, it’s time to go shoppin’!

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 June 27!

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

Sarah Cummings Book Signing
Meet author Sarah Cummings at your Clearwater HPB on Friday, June 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sarah will sell and sign her novel From Within the Shadows. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

 

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Half Price Books Outlet 

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 June 2!

Live Acoustic Guitar
Move to the groove while you shop at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet on Friday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an acoustic guitar performance by local band Plain Jane.

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 June 9 & 23!

Kids’ Friday Night Fun
Looking for FREE Summer fun for the kiddos? Your Bowling Green HPB Outlet is hosting a twice monthly Kids’ Night with games and crafts. Join us on Fridays, June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24 and August 7 & 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Plus, get an extra 20% off all Kids’  and YA books during this time. See store for event details.

Tabletop Game Night

Let’s put away our digital devices and have some analog fun! Join us at the Bowling Green Outlet every 3rd Tuesday for Tabletop Game Night starting at 6 p.m. when we’ll play tournament-style with a variety of tabletop games including Settlers of Catan. Ask in store for the line-up of other tabletop games coming soon. See you June 16!

Carnival Fun & Games

Step right up! We’re having a carnival at your HPB Outlet in Bowling Green! Join us on Saturday, June 27, from noon to 5 p.m. for face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, music and prizes. Everyone’s a winner at the HPB Outlet!

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.

Sidewalk Sale
Your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington is having a Sidewalk Sale, on Saturday, June 6. For one day only, all books, music, and movies on our outside carts will be 20% off! Rain or shine, we’ll see you there. Sale at your Fayette Place HPB only.

Bluegrass Music, Live!
Your Fayette Place and Sir Barton Place HPBs have free, live Bluegrass music this summer on Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm. Our music on the patio will feature the smooth pickin’ and sweet twang of The Blue Dawg Trio. They will be performing at the Hamburg Pavilion HPB on 6/6 and 6/20, and at the Fayette Place HPB on 6/13 and 6/27. Also, be sure to check out our music section for CDs, LPs, sheet music and more!

Summer Solstice Carnival
Looking for free family fun? Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. On Saturday, June 20, from 12 noon – 6 p.m., join the party with games, prizes and refreshments—not to mention a little magic—to celebrate the joy of summer. Don’t forget to check out the store for great summer reads and fun outdoor entertainment ideas.

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 June 26!

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 

Yell “Fudge” at Cobras in North America Day
Have you ever wondered why there are no cobras in North America? It’s because every June 2 is Yell “Fudge” at Cobras in North America Day. In order to celebrate this important day, your Hamburg Pavilion HPB invites you to come in on June 2 and receive 10% off your purchase by yelling “Fudge” at our GI Joe Cobra figurine. Join us and do your part to keep cobras out of North America. (No cobras were given fudge during the writing of this notification.)

Dollar Paperback Sale!

Mark your calendars to stock up on reads the first weekend in June. From Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, all used mass market, pocket-size paperbacks are only $1 at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Discount excludes new bestsellers and current publications. See store for details.

Bluegrass Music, Live!
Your Fayette Place and Sir Barton Place HPBs have free, live Bluegrass music this summer on Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm. Our music on the patio will feature the smooth pickin’ and sweet twang of The Blue Dawg Trio. They will be performing at the Hamburg Pavilion HPB on 6/6 and 6/20, and at the Fayette Place HPB on 6/13 and 6/27. Also, be sure to check out our music section for CDs, LPs, sheet music and more!

4th Annual Summer Solstice Carnival
Looking for free family fun? Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB. On Saturday, June 20, from noon – 5 p.m., party on the patio with games, prizes and refreshments to celebrate the joy of summer. Don’t forget to check out the store for great summer reads and fun outdoor entertainment ideas.

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 June 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 June 27!

Louisville – Hurstbourne

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

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 June 20!

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.

 

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!

 

MISSOURI

Kansas City – Westport 

Storytime Saturdays
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Westport HPB in Kansas City for Storytime Saturdays this summer. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us every Saturday from June 6 to August 29 at 3 pm.

St Louis

HPB at St. Louis Uncorked 2015
Look for the HPB booth at the St. Louis Uncorked Festival on Friday & Saturday, June 5 – 6, at Soldiers’ Memorial in Downtown St. Louis. We’ll have books and more covering wine, beer, cooking, and local culture. Plus, pick up coupons and free HPB reusable tote bags while supplies last. See you there! Click here for more details.

 

OHIO

Columbus  

Clearance Sale at the Ohio Expo Center
Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Come to our 3rd Annual Clearance Sale at the Ohio Expo Center on Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., & Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lausche Bldg. Half Price Books stores throughout the Midwest are contributing hundreds of thousands of books, movies and music to create this great Clearance Sale event! The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!*  So come to the Half Price Books Clearance Sale and fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices! See you there! Ohio Expo Center Parking is $5 and admission is FREE.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 at Clearance Sale only.

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.

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 June 6!

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 June 14!

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. See you June 21!

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.

Columbus –  West Lane

Chris Farrell Book Signing
Nationally syndicated public radio Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell will be at our West Lane HPB in Columbus on Thursday, June 25, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Chris will sign copies of his new book, Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new item while supplies last. Also, check out Chris Farrell’s appearance at OSU’s Fawcett Center sponsored by WOSU on June 24.

Cincinnati  – Kenwood Galleria

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, June 6, from 3 to 4 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Douglas Tull Book Signing

Meet local author Douglas Tull on Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati. Douglas will sell and sign his inspirational memoir Broken, which chronicles his journey though leukemia and depression. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lewis Center – NorthPointe Plaza 

Lewis Center News
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Mason 

Summer at the Library
The Mason Public Library and your Mason HPB have teamed up to help keep children reading this summer.  Join the Mason Public Library Summer Reading Program anytime between May 26 and August 15 and read throughout the summer to receive HPB coupons you can use on your next book purchase.

Mentor 

Melinda Doljac Book Signing
Meet local author Melinda Doljac on Saturday, June 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Mentor HPB. Melinda will sell and sign her Christian books Encouragement and Encouragement from Me to You. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Kimberly Loving-Ross Book Signing
Meet local author Kimberly Loving-Ross on Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Mentor HPB. Kimberly will sell and sign her mystery novel The Library Room. 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

HPB at SoonerCon 24

Ready to geek out? Come to SoonerCon 24 and look for the HPB booth from Friday through Sunday, June 26 – 28.  HPB will have comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and more at the Reed Conference Center. See you there.
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.

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.

Sidewalk Sale
Your Monroeville HPB is having a Sidewalk Sale, Monday through Sunday, June 15 – 21, where you can find tons of CDs and DVDs, all for $1! Rain or shine, we’ll see you there. Sale at your Monroeville HPB only.

Ebony Davis Book Signing
Meet local author Ebony Davis on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Ebony will sell and sign her inspirational romance A Period of Time. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

 

TEXAS

Arlington

Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center
Join us for a fantastic sale!  Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, June 26 & 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* So stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. Arlington Convention Center Parking is $5 and admission is FREE.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 at Clearance Sale only.

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.

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.

Carla Burks Book Signing
Meet local author Carla Burks at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Carla will sell and sign her memoir Parents Without Rights Can Still Fight. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.
 

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 June 28!

Summer Musical Fundraiser
Help support the Austin Summer Musical For Children, a nonprofit group providing live musical theater productions for children. Pop into your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., when ASMFC members will be selling Jamberry Nail decals, Surprise Balls, cookies-to-go and more to raise funds. Don’t forget to check out “Junie B. Jones, The Musical”, presented by the ASMFC in August.

Austin – South Lamar

Summer Storytime Sundays
Looking for FREE fun on those long, hot Summer Sundays? Pack up your half-pint readers and head on over to your South Lamar HPB for storytime, crafts and face painting each Sunday in June and July, from 2 to 4 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.

Bedford 

Dawn Griffith Book Signing
Meet author Dawn Griffith at your Bedford HPB on Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dawn will sell and sign her children’s book That Makes Me So Mad. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 June 28!

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.

Summer Storytime & Crafts
Looking for FREE kid-friendly fun this summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and head on over to your Cedar Park HPB on Thursday, June 25 & July 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. for Storytime and Crafts.

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 June 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.

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 & 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.

Chandler Baker Book Signing
Meet Young Adult author Chandler Baker at the Flagship HPB in Dallas on Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. as she signs her debut novel, Alive. Before this book, Chandler was a ghost writer for teen and tween novels, including the My Sister the Vampire series. Copies of Alive are 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 June 20!

Fictionistas: Taking Down Bad Guys
Join us at the Flagship HPB on Sunday, June 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. for an enjoyable discussion about writing. Seven authors will discuss (and laugh about) their adventures in writing fiction for women, from Madcap Mysteries to Charming Chick Lit. Henery Press authors Gretchen Archer, Susan M. Boyer, Phoebe Fox, Kendel Lynn, Julie Mulhern, Diane Vallere and Nancy G. West will have a Q&A and book signing, plus a raffle and refreshments. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Jacqueline E. Smith Book Signing
Meet local Young Adult author Jacqueline E. Smith at the Flagship HPB on Wednesday, June 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. Jacqueline will sell and sign her YA books, including her most recent novel Boy Band. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Breanna Cooke Book Signing
Meet local costume creator and graphic designer Breanna Cooke at the Flagship HPB on Sunday, June 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Breanna will sell and sign her all-ages coloring book Everyone Colors: Amazing Sea Life. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 – Hulen 

Kim Gramling & Lisa Shelton and Stacey A.H. Taylor Book Signings
Meet authors Kim Gramling, Lisa Shelton and Stacey A.H. Taylor on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Hulen/Remington Park HPB in Fort Worth. Kim and Lisa will sell and sign their romance novel The Perfect Couple, and Stacey will sell and sign her new novel A Greater Good.  Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Michael S. Haro, Ph.D. Book Signing

Meet author and former psychologist Michael S. Haro, Ph.D., on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Hulen HPB in Fort Worth. Dr. Haro will discuss, sell and sign his book Defeating I Can’t: Changing Negative Thinking, a book which relates to all who battle negative thoughts. 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!

HPB Book Fair Giveaway
Half Price Books will be hosting a free book fair for children, teens and young adults from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 15, in the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center. Each child can take one book home for FREE while supplies last! And, don’t forget to pick up info for HPB’s Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program.

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 June 16!

Houston – Westheimer/Montrose 

C. B. Davis Book Signing
Meet author C. B. Davis on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. C.B. will sell and sign the children’s book Christmas 1948, a story about how Santa delivered toys when his regular reindeer team was sick. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Cara Skinner Book Signing
Meet author Cara Skinner on Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Cara will sell and sign her historical fiction novel General Houston’s Little Spy. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jason O’Neal Williams Book Signing
Meet local author Jason O’Neal Williams at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Jason will sell and sign his comic character books from the J.B.3 series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last. 

Billie Willmon Jenkin Book Signing
Meet local author Billie Willmon Jenkin at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Billie will sell and sign her children’s book The Knock-Kneed Cowboy. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 June 4!
Led by Students, for Students
Recite a favorite or share your own
First Thursday of the Month is spent
Together, not alone

Irving – Las Colinas 

Sell your books starting June 4!
Get cash for your books, music and movies! Our new Las Colinas store in Irving opens for buying starting Thursday, June 4. Bring your used stuff to sell 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Sunday, and take a sneak peek inside our new store before we open for business. While you’re in the store, be sure to ask for some money-saving coupons to save even more during our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21!

Win a $100 Gift Card at our Las Colinas Great Opening
Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, June 18 – Sunday, June 21 at 7631 N. MacArthur Blvd. (at Las Colinas Blvd., next to Michaels). The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Las Colinas store get a FREE tote bag and $5 gift card!* One tote bag will contain a $100 gift card! Feeling lucky? Visit each day for a new chance to win.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 6.18.15 – 6.21.15 at Las Colinas location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday – Sunday.

Lewisville 

Cutest Pet Contest
Customers are invited to “ooh” and “ahh” and vote on their favorite pets throughout the month of June. 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 June 12!

San Antonio – Huebner Road

Meet Musician Jeremy Koontz
Meet local pianist and composer Jeremy Koontz at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio on Saturday, June 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Jeremy will discuss and sell his new CD Lullabies. CDs will be sold independently by the composer while supplies last.

Watauga

Mary Ilic Hurst and Lisa Lopez Book Signing
Meet mother/daughter co-authors Mary Ilic Hurst and Lisa Lopez on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Watauga HPB. 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.

 

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

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.

HPB at Capital City Pride Festival
Look for the Half Price Books Outlet booth at this year’s Capital City Pride Festival on Saturday & Sunday, June 20 – 21, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia. We’ll have books, music and movies available for purchase. See you there!

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14, at your Olympia HPB 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 Olympia Half Price Books Outlet only.

Fill-a-Bag for $30
1 DAY ONLY! Your Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for Booklovers on Saturday, June 27. 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 and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Olympia Half Price Books Outlet 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.

Summer Fun Wednesdays
Join us at your Appleton HPB for kids’ storytime, crafts or games each Wednesday starting June 10 and continuing through July 29. Each child participant will receive a FREE preselect book, plus enter an end-of-Summer drawing for an HPB Gift Card. Light refreshments provided. Come craft, game & read with us! Checkout what’s happening:

  • June 10, 1 – 3 p.m.  Minecraft Games & Crafts Party
  • June 17, 11 a.m.  Camping Storytime
  • June 24, 1 – 3 p.m.  Storybook Games & Crafts
  • July 1, 11 a.m.  Beach Storytime
  • July 8, 1 – 3 p.m.  Superhero Games & Crafts
  • July 15, 11 a.m.  Bug Storytime
  • July 22, 1 – 3 p.m.  Make Your Own Book Craft
  • July 29, 11 a.m.  Folk Tales

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.

Milwaukee 

Brenda Cortez Book Signing
Meet local author Brenda Cortez on Saturday, June 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Highland Plaza HPB in Milwaukee. Brenda will sell and sign her children’s book My Mom is Having Surgery: A Kidney Story. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last. One dollar from every book sold will go to Donate Life America, an organizations committed to increasing transplants in the United States.

Richard Seldin Book Signing
Meet author Richard Seldin on Saturday, June 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Highland Plaza HPB in Milwaukee. Richard will sell and sign his psychological thriller Below the Line in Beijing. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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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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