Local Store Events Round-Up: August 2015

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The Day the Crayons Came Home Storytime
Your HPB Bibliomaniacs are super-excited for the release of Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ The Day the Crayons Came Home on August 18. Your neighborhood HPB is planning a special storytime on Sunday, August 23 at 3 p.m. featuring this sequel to the bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit. We’ll have crayons (they came back!) and special coloring sheets featuring Oliver Jeffers’ whimsical art. All ages are welcome.

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

Fremont 

Fremont Festival of the Arts
Look for the HPB booth at the Fremont Festival of the Arts in downtown Fremont on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll have coupons and free tote bags while supplies last. And, don’t forget to check out our store in The Fremont Hub.

 

ILLINOIS

Countryside

Eddy Decker Book Signing
Meet local cartoonist Eddy Decker on Saturday, August 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. Eddy will sell and sign his new book Far-Out!: The 8th Grade, which is based on his webcomic. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Highland Park

Audrey N. Lewis Book Signing
Meet author Audrey N. Lewis at your Highland Park HPB on Saturday, August 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. Audrey will sell and sign her book of fiction, Everybody has a Story…These are Ours. 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 

Fill-a-Bag for $30
Your Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for book and nature lovers Friday through Sunday, August 14-16. 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. 10% of “Fill-a-Bag” sales will benefit the Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Not buying a bag? Donate $1 to the Arboretum and receive 20% off your purchase. Offer good at Rockford Half Price Books Outlet only. 

 

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.

Stock Up For School
Stock up for back to school at your local Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet! Students, bring your current school ID and Teachers, bring your HPB Educator Discount Card for an additional 20% off your entire purchase on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16. Offer good at the Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet location only.

Greenwood

DVD Weekend Blowout
Get ready for some binge watching! Pop in to your local Greenwood HPB on Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23 for an additional 20% OFF the sticker price on all DVDs. Load up on great movies and TV shows to enjoy from the cozy comfort of your couch. Start popping the popcorn and order the pizza. Offer good at Greenwood Half Price Books locations only. No coupon needed.

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.

 

KANSAS

Kansas City Area

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.

Olathe 

E.J. Robb Book Signing
Meet local author E.J. Robb on Saturday, August 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at your Olathe HPB. Robb will sell and sign his thriller Steele Trap. 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.

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 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.

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 Bowling Green 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.

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.

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.

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 

Bad Poetry Contest
Do you have a hard time with good rhymes?  Are you not a poet, and you do know it? Then our Bad Poetry Contest is for you! Submit a terrible (but family-friendly) limerick to your Hamburg Pavilion HPB by Tuesday, August 18 for a chance to win an HPB Gift Card.  There once was a boy from Kentucky, who acted just like a monkey, but when put to the test, who would have guessed, he was a whiz at writing bad poetry.

Kids’ Coloring Contest
We’re celebrating National Coloring Day at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Pack up your half-pint readers and bring them to the store on Sunday, August 2 for our coloring contest. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and crayons; you supply the artist. The top three winners will receive an HPB Gift Card. Winners will be announced on August 3. See store for details.

Joanie Bryant Book Signing
Meet local author Joanie Bryant on Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Joanie will sell and sign her romance novel My Lovely’s. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

National Vinyl Day Sale
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington is celebrating National Vinyl Day with an extra 20% off all vinyl on Wednesday, August 12. Be sure to thumb through our vast collection of LPs and discover new treasures to add to your vinyl collection. Need help? Talk to our resident experts about records and what collectors look for. Offer valid at this location only.

Andrew Eryvine Book Signing
Meet local author Andrew Eryvine on Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Andrew will sell and sign his books Down the Path of Life, Volumes 1 – 3; a collection of poetry and short stories. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Sci-Fi Sale
Your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington is celebrating the great American author Ray Bradbury’s birthday! For one day only, shop with an extra 20% off all Science Fiction hardback and paperback books on Saturday, August 22. No coupon needed. Offer valid at this location only.

20% Off Vinyl Sale
Friday, August 28, we’re giving you an additional 20% off select vinyl at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Plus, we’ll be spinning tunes all day to enhance your shopping experience. You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Offer valid at this location only.

Monthly Saturday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Hamburg Pavilion HPB for our Monthly Saturday Storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month.

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.

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

Celebrating 30 Years in the Twin Cities!
We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary in the Twin Cities area with a great offer for our email subscribers. Join our email list and choose your favorite Twin Cities area store to receive a coupon good to redeem in store August 21 through 23. Sign up at HPB.com/join by August 19 or sign up in store today. Valid at any Minnesota HPB.

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 Area 

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.

Russ Crandall Q&A and Book Signing

Meet popular food blogger and critically-acclaimed author of The Ancestral Table, Russ Crandall on Saturday, August 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Westport HPB in Kansas City. Russ will discuss and sign his new book Paleo Takeout: Restaurant Favorites Without the Junk. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

 

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.

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.

Lewis Center – NorthPointe Plaza 

Win Books for a Year!
What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new NorthPointe HPB store in Lewis Center, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR!  To enter, complete the entry form at our NorthPointe store by September 7, 2015. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. See store for complete rules and prize details.

Win a $100 Gift Card at our Lewis Center Great Opening
Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9 at 100 Meadow Park Ave. in NorthPointe Plaza. The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Lewis Center 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 8.06.15 – 8.09.15 at Lewis Center location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday – Sunday.

Lewis Center News

Want to get all the 411 on our new NorthPointe Plaza store in Lewis Center? Sign up for our email list and you’ll get great money-saving coupons, plus news about sales, events and new arrivals in store. Join the HPB Mailing List today!

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.

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.

Derek and Carrie Olsen Book Signing
Meet budget planners Derek and Carrie Olsen on Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Edmond HPB. The Olsens will sell and sign their book One Bed, One Bank Account: Better Conversations on Money and Marriage. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

Scott Schafer Book Signing
Meet local children’s author Scott Schafer on Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Scott will read, sell and sign his kids’ book Furry Weather and a Storm of Feathers. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

It’s our 8th Birthday!
We’re celebrating eight fabulous years since we opened our Monroeville Half Price Books store in 2007. Stop by your Monroeville HPB on Wednesday, August 19, for birthday cake and cookies. While you’re there, tell us your birthday when you sign up for our mailing listand we’ll send you a treat during your birthday month.

Mark and Will Funnn’s Silly Book Signing
Meet children’s authors and joke-tellers Mark and Will Funnn on Saturday, August 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Will and Mark will share silly jokes, plus sell and sign their kids’ joke book Jokes For the Imbecile: Written by Imbeciles for Imbeciles. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

More to Explore in Paranormal Romance
You spoke and we listened! Fall into another world and check out our new Paranormal Romance paperback section at your Monroeville HPB. Join us for the great unveiling on Wednesday, August 26, at 10 a.m.

Pittsburgh Area

Steel City Con
Look for the HPB booth at Steel City Con from Friday through Sunday, August 7 to 9. HPB will sell books, toys, comics, movies and more at the Monroeville Convention Center. See you there!

 

TEXAS

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Marcus Chapman Book Signing
Meet music historian, author and radio personality Marcus Chapman on Saturday, August 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. MC will sell and sign his new book The Coolest Music Ever Made aka The MC 500, Vol. 1. 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.

Interactive Solar System Talk
Water, water everywhere! Is there more out there than we think? Join us at your North Lamar HPB in Austin for an afternoon of stimulating solar system fun. Vikas Kache from The Planetary Society will present an interactive talk on our solar system and the ways water is distributed within it on Sunday, August 2, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Lauren Galley Book Signing
Meet teen mentor and author Lauren Galley on Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. Lauren will sell and sign her Teen book Kissing Frogs: In Search of Prince Charming. 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. 

Austin School Supply Drive
It’s back to school and back to the books! You can help Austin I.S.D. students and their schools by donating new items such as rulers, crayons, binders, pens, pencils, etc. Drop off your donations at the North Lamar HPB now through August 31. To get a full list of needed school supplies, click here. 

All Ages Coloring and Paper Toys Party
Join us at your North Lamar HPB for an all-ages Coloring and Paper Toys Party! We’ll have coloring sheet designs that vary in complexity to appeal to both youths and adults. Plus, colorable cut-and-fold paper toys and origami paper. Pop in anytime on Saturday, August 29, from 3 – 6 p.m. Relax, feel free to color outside the lines.

Austin – South Lamar

Sandra Lott Book Signing
Meet local author Sandra Lott on Saturday, August 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Sandra will sell and sign her Children’s Ministry book The Wind Has a Voice. 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.

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.

Dallas – Northwest Highway

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.

$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.

First Friday with The Pretty Good Singers
Bring your date, bring your friend or just bring yourself! Join us at the Flagship HPB on the first Friday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a harmonious evening of song. The Pretty Good Singers will perform their own style of harmony arrangements on great songs from the ‘30s to the ‘60s. Pick up a drink and snack at our coffeehouse, grab a chair and settle in for some good vibes.

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.

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.

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.

Garland

Michelle Moore Book Signing
Meet local author Michelle Moore on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at your Garland HPB. Michelle will sell and sign her Christian Living book Arm Yourself: Equipping Ourselves with the Armor of God. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Houston – North Oaks

Vicki Smith Book Signing
Meet local children’s author Vicki Smith this Saturday, August 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your North Oaks HPB in Houston. Vicki will sell and sign her children’s travel book Jamaican Adventure with Tori and Paul. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Houston – Westheimer/Montrose

Hank Moore Book Signing
Meet business advisor and author Hank Moore at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Saturday, August 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hank will sell and sign his new book Houston Legends: History and Heritage of Dynamic Global Capitol. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Fritz A. Fonocho Book Signing
Meet local author Fritz A. Fonocho at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fritz will sell and sign his new book I Came in on the Wrong Boat; an examination of three immigrant groups and their relationships with each other as well as their new American hosts.  Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Humble

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.

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

Damon L. Galloway Book Signing
Meet local teacher and children’s author Damon L. Galloway on Saturday, August 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Humble HPB. Damon will read, sell and sign his kids’ books, including Will You be My Friend?. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Mansfield

J.C. Hulsey Book Signing
Meet local author J.C. Hulsey on Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Mansfield HPB. J.C. will sell and sign his Christian Western books from The Travelers series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

David D. Dye, Sr. Book Signing
Meet local children’s author David D. Dye, Sr. on Sunday, August 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Mansfield HPB. David will sell and sign his children’s books The World’s Strongest Human and Beneath the Reading Tree. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Plano
 

August Storytime and Crafts
Pick up your half-pint readers and come to your Plano HPB for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us on Sunday at 2 p.m. starting August 16. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. Here’s what we will be reading:

August 16  I Can be Anything! by Jerry Spinelli

August 23  The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile by Margaret Wise Brown

August 30  Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman

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.

San Antonio 

HPB at Texas Comicon
Transform your weekend into a thrilling event. Look for the HPB booth at the Texas Comicon from Friday through Sunday, August 7 – 9. HPB will sell comics, manga, graphic novels, sci-fi, DVDs, collectibles and more.

San Antonio – Broadway

Anthony Polanco Book Signing
Meet Panamanian poet Anthony Polanco at your Broadway HPB in San Antonio on Friday, August 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tony will discuss, sell and sign his book of poetry Verses from the Diaspora: A Poetic Tale of the African Diaspora, a collection inspired by the many voices of the African diasporas in the Americas and throughout the world. Poems are written in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Marcos

Get cash for your textbooks
Join the Half Price Books textbook buyers on Wednesday through Friday, August 5 – 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the the Potbelly Sandwich Shop at 403 N. Guadalupe St. in San Marcos. Stop by and get competitive offers on all your textbooks. Get the scoop on selling your stuff.

Sugar Land 

Beth Newman Book Signing
Meet local author Beth Newman at the Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, August 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Beth will sell and sign her children’s books Become a First Style Fashionista! and Frannie Fashionista and the Great Cape Caper. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Lisa M. Smith Book Signing
Meet local author Lisa M. Smith at the Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Lisa will sell and sign her children’s book Hudson Travels the World. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Meena Dhanjal Book Signing
Meet local author Meena Dhanjal on Saturday, August 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Sugar Land HPB. Meena will sell and sign her Children’s book from Mattie Has Wheels. 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

Fill-a-Bag for $30
1 DAY ONLY! Your Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for booklovers this Saturday, August 1. 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.

25¢ Paperback Tuesdays

All pocket-size, mass market paperbacks! Only 25¢! Every Tuesday at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet. See store for details. Offer good at this location only.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, August 22, 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.

Tacoma 

1000 Man Family March & Festival
Look for the HPB booth at People’s Park during the 1000 Man Family March & Festival on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tacoma. We’ll be giving away free books for toddlers to teens. At Half Price Books, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a book or share a story with their family. See you there!

 

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.

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

 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.

2 thoughts on “Local Store Events Round-Up: August 2015

  1. All these wonderful stores in all these great states, and NEVER ONCE has Iowa stepped into the game! There's a beautiful new store in West Des Moines, that has wall to wall people constantly! But never anything exciting like Ohio or Minnesota! Shame on you Iowa, keep up with the other states and give us all something exciting to love about your stores!

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