Local Store Events Round-Up: July 2015


Local Store Events Round-Up: July 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 July!

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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.

Up to 50% Off One Item
We know you love coupons almost as much as you love books. Get more of both. Sign up online today and you’ll get your own store coupons to use Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12. See coupons for redemption details. Not valid online or at Half Price Books Outlet.

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!

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.

ILLINOIS

Countryside

Dr. J. Ramakanth Book Signing
Meet local author Dr. J. Ramakanth on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. Dr. J. will sell and sign his book Indian Stories Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Elizabeth Hereford Book Signing
Meet local author Elizabeth Hereford on Saturday, July 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. Liz will sell and sign her children’s book Know It All Nori: The Holiday Song. 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!

INDIANA

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.

Fort Wayne

It’s our Birthday!
We’re celebrating 43 fabulous years since we opened our first Half Price Books store in 1972. Stop by your Fort Wayne HPB on Monday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for birthday treats and party tunes.

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 July 25!
 

It’s a Harry Potter Birthday Party!
Grab your wand, put on your robe, hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly to your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB on Friday, July 31, to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday. All-day fun includes Harry Potter trivia with prizes, “Find the Golden Snitch” game, coloring pages and more! Be sure to dress as your favorite Harry Potter character. Fun for all kids! See store for details.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Come hear poet Catherine Swanson read selections from her new chapbook, A Map in the Wind, on Friday, July 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at your Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis. Catherine will answer questions and sign her book after her readings. An open mic will follow. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

IOWA

Marion

It’s a Harry Potter Birthday Party!
Put on your robe, hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly or teleport to your Marion HPB on Friday, July 31, to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with Harry Potter trivia every quarter hour, plus watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, try on the sorting hat, see which house you belong to and play Wizard’s Chess. Anyone dressed in costume will receive a “Howler” (red treat bag). Fun for all ages! See store for details.

 

KANSAS

Clearance Sale at the Overland Park Convention Center
Join us for a fantastic sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Overland Park Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, July 31 & August 1, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. Get directions and details.

 

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 July 7!

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 July 14 & 28!

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, 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.

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.

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 July 31!

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 July 31!

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 July 18!

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 July 18!

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!

St. Paul 

St. Paul Tent Sale: Everything $3 or less!
As part of Highland Fest, join us outside the St. Paul HPB on Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19 for a Tent Sale! All ages welcome. Tent Sale runs Thursday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Everything will be $3 or less (mostly less)! Books, music, movies, games and more. Sale at St. Paul location only.

MISSOURI

Clearance Sale at the Overland Park Convention Center
Join us for a fantastic sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Overland Park Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, July 31 & August 1, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. Get directions and details.

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 p.m.

OHIO

Columbus  

Young Adult Author Fest
One day, over 20 authors and you! Half Price Books will partner with the Pickerington Public Library’s YA Author Fest on Saturday, July 25, at Pickerington North High School. Look for the HPB booth in the Field House, where we will have participating Young Adult authors’ titles available for purchase during the event from 9:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.

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.

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  – Kenwood Galleria

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet local author J.S. Bailey on Saturday, July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her supernatural suspense novel Servant. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Gerda Braunheim Book Signing
Meet author Gerda Braunheim at the Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati on Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Mrs. Braunheim will sell and sign her memoir From Stonischken to Gedhus: A Child’s View of World War II, about her childhood experience of fleeing her home in East Prussia to a refugee camp. 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 

Susan DeSantis-Ferritto Book Signing
Meet Susan DeSantis-Ferritto, widow of Mafia assassin Ray Ferritto, on Saturday, July 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Mentor HPB. Susan will sell and sign her biography of her husband, entitled Ferritto: An Assassin Scorned, a book about betrayal and revenge on Cleveland’s top mob regime. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lolita, First Edition Set
Your Mentor HPB has a first edition set of Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. This is a green, Olympia Press true first, two volume set. The price is marked in Francs on the back of both volumes. The spines are tight and the insides are clean, unmarked and in Very Good condition. See store for details.

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.

It’s a Harry Potter Birthday Party!
Put on your robe, hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly or teleport to your Edmond HPB on Friday, July 31, at 3 p.m. to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Dress in your best wizarding attire and enjoy scones, pumpkin juice and readings from The Tales of Beedle the Bard and other works by J.K. Rowling. You’ll also hear from our guest Professor, who will teach our first-ever Herbology class, plus trivia and prizes! Fun for all ages.

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

American Trivia Contest
We’re celebrating Independence Day all month long. Stop by your Monroeville HPB any time in July and take a chance at playing American trivia. Correct answers will earn you an entry in a drawing for a $20 HPB Gift Card. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list for more great deals and events.

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.

Pittsburgh Area 

Clearance Sale at the Monroeville Convention Center
Join us for a big selection with big savings! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Monroeville Convention Center North Hall on Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. 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, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 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.

TEXAS

Arlington – Lincoln Square 

Alondra Poindexter Book Signing
Meet local author Alondra Poindexter on Saturday, July 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Alondra will sell and sign her biography/memoir In Their Shadows. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Arlington – South Arlington

Retro Media Fridays
Get ready for a throwback! Join us at the Four Corners HPB in South Arlington every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. All retro media is 20% off – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and Laserdiscs.

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.

Short Fiction Readings
Join us for “…And I Feel Fine” —live readings of short fiction about the end of the world by authors who think about it a lot, featuring writers Dale Bridges, Owen Egerton and C. Robert Cargill with sideshow performances by artist Juan Martinez. Stop by your North Lamar HPB in Austin for an entertaining afternoon on Saturday, July 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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, fur-ever homes at your North Lamar HPB on Saturday, July 25, from noon to 2 p.m. Donations accepted plus information available about fostering a rescue dog.

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 — Parmer Crossing

It’s our Birthday!
We’re celebrating 43 fabulous years since we opened our first Half Price Books store in 1972. Stop by your Parmer Crossing HPB in Austin on Saturday, July 25, for birthday cake at noon and a $1 Sidewalk Sale throughout the day. Plus, make a monetary donation to Austin Pets Alive! and enter one of four drawings for a $25 HPB Gift Card to be held throughout the day. One lucky winner will receive a $100 HPB Gift Card! Note: Austin Pets Alive! is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.

Victoria McGuire Book Signing
Meet local author Victoria McGuire on Saturday, July 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Parmer Crossing HPB in Austin. Victoria will sell and sign her memoir It Should Not Hurt to be a Wife. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Betty Byron Book Signing
Meet local author Betty Byron on Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Betty will sell and sign her suspense thriller Iris Covenant. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Leatrice Taylor Book Signing
Meet local author Leatrice Taylor on Saturday, July 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Leatrice will sell and sign her children’s book Thank God for Daddy! 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.

It’s our Birthday!
We’re celebrating 43 fabulous years since we opened our first Half Price Books store in 1972. Stop by your Southpark Meadows HPB in Austin on Saturday, July 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. for free birthday treats and refreshments.

Love a Mutt Day
Bow Wow! Share your love with shelter dogs. Bring a new bag of dog food to your Southpark Meadows HPB in Austin on Friday, July 31, to donate and get a 15% off HPB coupon. Dog food donations will be delivered to a local animal shelter.

Bedford 

Kimberly Carlstrom Book Signing
Meet local author Kimberly Carlstrom on Saturday, July 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bedford HPB. Kimberly will sell and sign her children’s book Scrambled Letters. 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.

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, July 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. for Storytime and Crafts.

College Station

Books and a Blanket Storytime
Promote literacy and share the joy of cuddling up with a good book. Volunteers from the Books and a Blanket literacy organization will present a special storytime at your College Station HPB this Saturday, July 18, at 3 p.m. Each year, Books and a Blanket gives young children in need a basket of 15 books, as well as a new quilt or fleece blanket. HPB will be donating books for the baskets, and we encourage you to bring and donate a new blanket at this event. See 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.

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.

Brad Thor Book Signing
New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor will be at our Flagship HPB to sign and discuss his new thriller, Code of Conduct, due out Tuesday, July 7. Come meet Brad and have your book signed on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new item while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Wednesday, July 15 at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

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.

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.

Desiree Morrow Book Signing
Meet local author Desiree Morrow, a.k.a. Desy Smith, at the Flagship HPB on Wednesday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Desiree will sell and sign her Young Adult dystopian book The Talented. 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 – Ridgmar/Westover Village 

Children’s Authors Book Signing
Meet local children’s authors Kimberly Carlstrom, Patti Thompson and Alice Pyburn on Saturday, July 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. at your Ridgmar/Westover Village HPB in Fort Worth. The authors will sell and sign their books Scrambled Letters, Just Like Jesus and Daughters, Fathers, and Seashells. Books will be sold independently by the authors 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.

Houston – North Oak

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.

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

Birthday Blowout!
We’re celebrating 43 fabulous years since we opened our first Half Price Books store in 1972. Stop by your Humble HPB Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 for a Birthday Blowout featuring cart loads of clearance-priced books! Be sure to bring the kids on Saturday, August 1, at 1 p.m. for a special book signing and refreshments with local children’s author Edward Castro.

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.

Ernest Cline Book Signing
Half Price Books is proud to welcome bestselling author of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline! Join us at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson on Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. for a talk, Q&A and book signing of Ernest’s new novel, Armada, due out Tuesday, July 14. Purchase Armada at the Richardson HPB and get a free limited edition Armada patch while supplies last. The book will also be for sale at the Alamo Drafthouse event on July 27. For tickets, visit Alamo Drafthouse. Space is limited.

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.

Sugar Land 

Summer Storytime Wednesdays
Looking for FREE fun on those long, hot Summer afternoons? Pack up your half-pint readers and head on over to your Sugar Land HPB for storytime each Wednesday throughout the Summer, from 3 to 4 p.m. Plus, additional storytime crafts on the first Wednesday of each month.

Andrea Morris Book Signing
Meet local author Andrea Morris at the Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, July 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Andrea will sell and sign her children’s book Caterpillar. 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!

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

50% OFF Everything
One day only! Stock up on books, music, movies and games at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything Saturday, July 4. Offer good at Olympia Half Price Books Outlet 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.

Special Storytime Performance
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Bowling Green HPB Outlet for a very special storytime on Friday, July 24, starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy readings and performances of children’s tales by the Bowling Green Junior High School’s Speech and Drama Department. Audience participation encouraged. See store for details.

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Summer Fun Wednesdays
Join us at your Appleton HPB for kids’ storytime, crafts or games each Wednesday 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:

  • 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

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.

Greenfield

WWII Military Manuals
Your Greenfield HPB has a large collection of vintage technical military manuals, most from the Navy Department during World War II. Some are training materials labeled as “restricted” or “classified”. The collection also includes aviation, weaponry and other manuals. See store for details.

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

Celebrating 15 Years in Milwaukee!
We’re celebrating our 15th anniversary in Milwaukee with great offers for our email subscribers. Join our email list and choose Highland Plaza as your favorite store to receive in-store specials good from July 27 through August 31. Make sure to check your email inbox each week!

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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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