Local Store Events Round-Up: September 2015

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Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale
This Labor Day Weekend, we’re having a Storewide 20% Off Everything Sale. Shop your neighborhood Half Price Books from Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7 and stock up on great new and used books, music, movies and games for the whole family. No coupons needed. Discount valid in stores only. Not valid on gift card purchases, 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!

Phoenix – Paradise Valley 

Tina D. Stephens Book Signing
Meet local author Tina D. Stephens on Saturday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at your Paradise Valley HPB in Phoenix. Tina will sell and sign her historical fiction novel, The Common Hours. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

CALIFORNIA

Citrus Heights 

HPB at Sunday FunDay
Look for the HPB booth at Citrus Heights Sunday FunDay in Rusch Park on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’ll have coupons and free tote bags while supplies last. And, don’t forget to check out our new store in Citrus Town Center.

 

ILLINOIS

Bloomingdale

Open Mic Acoustic Music Night
Get ready to unplug, tune up and tune in. Your Bloomingdale HPB is hosting an Acoustic Music Night on Thursday, September 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. Customers, as well as HPB employees, are invited to perform. Sign-up is encouraged but not required. All ages and skills are welcome. See store for details.

Storytime and Banned Books
Your Bloomingdale HPB is kicking off Banned Books Awareness Week with a special storytime. Join us on Sunday, September 27, at 3 p.m., to hear a selection of children’s books that have faced challenges or banning.

Highland Park

Robert Craig Book Signing
Meet Dr. Robert Craig, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, at your Highland Park HPB on Saturday, September 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dr. Craig will sell and sign his book,The Good Life and Other Philosophical Essays on Human Nature. 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!

Orland Park 

Eddy Decker Book Signing
Meet local cartoonist Eddy Decker on Saturday, September 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Orland Park HPB. Eddy will sell and sign his new book Far-Out!: The 8th Grade, based on his webcomic. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet 

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the fall with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, September 5 – 7. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

Schaumburg 

Banned Books Talk
Your Schaumburg HPB is partnering with the Schaumburg Township District Library in honor of Banned Books Awareness Week, September 27 through October 3. Join us at our store on Saturday, September 26, at 1 p.m., when District Librarians will give an informative, inspirational discussion on controversial and surprising selections of frequently challenged books and the value to seek and express ideas.

 

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.

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the fall with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, September 5 – 7. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

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.

Aaron Galvin Book Signing
Meet local actor and author Aaron Galvin on Sunday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB. Aaron will sell and sign latest fantasy book Taken With a Grain of Salt. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Indianapolis – Clearwater

Aaron Galvin Book Signing
Meet local actor and author Aaron Galvin on Sunday, September 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at your Clearwater HPB. Aaron will sell and sign books from his Vengeance Trilogy and fantasy Salt series including Taken With a Grain of Salt. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

KANSAS

Olathe 

Kim Gramling and Lisa Shelton Book Signing
Meet local authors Kim Gramling and Lisa Shelton at your Olathe HPB on Saturday, September 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Kim and Lisa will sell and sign their Christian romance novel The Perfect Couple. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

 

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Half Price Books Outlet 

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the fall with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, September 5 – 7. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

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.

Live Acoustic Music
Move to the groove while you shop at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet. On Friday, September 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. enjoy an acoustic guitar performance by local musician Garry White. Then on Sunday, September 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. listen to an acoustic performance by local musicians Ron Cooke and Kevin Raymer.

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.

Elizabeth Downing Book Signing
Meet local author Elizabeth Downing on Saturday, September 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet. Elizabeth will sell and sign her book of personal essays, Puddles of Perspective: A Family Girl’s View of Life. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Ken Blanton Book Signing
Meet author Ken Blanton on Saturday, September 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Bowling Green HPB Outlet. Ken will sell and sign his new middle-grade book The Adventures of Glibb Redundant: People, Critters, and New Friends. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lexington – Fayette Place

Vinyl Fridays
Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month. Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs all day 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

Book Cover Contest
Calling all creatives! Your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington is hosting a Book Cover contest. All ages are invited to submit original mixed-media artwork or photography of their favorite book from September 9 to 29 for a chance to win a $20 HPB Gift Card. Artwork will be on display in the store for customers to vote for their favorite pieces. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 30. See store for more details.

Angela Roberts Book Signing
Meet local author Angela Roberts on Saturday, September 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Angela will sell and sign her new self-discovery book Embracing You. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Video Game Challenge!
Get ready for a Mario Kart 64 tournament! Come test your Nintendo 64 game skills at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington on Saturday, September 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.  We’ll be playing tournament style with brackets of four players each, competing to win HPB Gift Cards. Competitors must arrive 20 minutes prior to the game and must remain in the store for the duration of the game. Sign-ups begin Saturday, September 5. See store for details. Watch out for bananas!

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 

Clearance Sale at the Kentucky Expo Center
Join us for a big selection with big savings! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Kentucky Exposition Center East Hall A & B on Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 13, 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! See you there! Restocking daily. FREE gift with purchase.* Kentucky Exposition Center Parking is $8 and admission is FREE.

*Choose your free gift from any item for sale at the HPB Clearance Sale in the Kentucky Expo Center. Limit one free item per customer, per day.

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.

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.

Pretty Princess Day
Get ready for a right royal good time! Join us at your Springhurst HPB in Louisville for Pretty Princess Day on Saturday, September 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. We will celebrate all things porincess-y and royal with the coolest princesses from literature and pop culture. All ages are invited to don your finest royal garb for a costume contest and tea party! Prizes will be given for best costumes. Plus, there will be games, activities, storytime, snacks and a costume parade. Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist, touch your pearls and blow a kiss.

MINNESOTA

Twin Cities 

Clearance Sale at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Join us for a fantastic sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grandstand. All seven Twin Cities HPB stores are contributing merchandise for our 7th Annual Clearance Sale. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies! Parking and Admission are FREE.

Accepted Tender: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover. We are sorry, but we are unable to accept coupons, promotions or HPB Gift Cards. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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!

Roseville 

Jon Acuff Discussion and Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff at the Roseville HPB on Monday, September 14, at 7 p.m. Jon will discuss and sign his new book Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck.Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

MISSOURI

St. Louis – U City

U City News
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Win a $100 Gift Card at our U City Great Opening
Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6 at 630 N. McKnight Rd. near Delmar Blvd. and I-70. The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new U City 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 12.03.15 – 12.06.15 at U City location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday – Sunday.

OHIO

Cincinnati Area

Clearance Sale at the Sharonville Convention Center
Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Come to our 3rd Annual Clearance Sale at the Sharonville Convention Center on Friday & Saturday, September 18 – 19, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., & Sunday, September 20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Big Exhibit Hall. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies! The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* See you there! Parking and Admission are FREE.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20 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.

Cincinnati – Kenwood Galleria 

Rick Greene Book Signing
Meet local author Rick Greene (a.k.a. Spiritworks) on Saturday, September 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB. Rick will sell and sign his children’s book Dreamtime. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Cleveland Area

Clearance Sale at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
Join us for a big selection with big savings!  Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the [Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds](http://www.cuyfair.com) on Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 11 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. Restocking daily! The first 200 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* FREE parking and admission. < Facebook event >

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11 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.

Marvin T. Sellers Book Signing
Meet local author Marvin T. Sellers on Saturday, September 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Brice Park HPB in Columbus. Marvin will sell and sign his new Christian Inspiration book Encouragement for Life. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Mayfield Heights

Rare and Unusual Magic Books
Your Mayfield Heights HPB has a a collection of rare and unusual professionally-oriented magic books. Many books and pamphlets have a strong focus on close-in magic and card tricks. Most are in Very Good to Excellent 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.

Penn Park – Oklahoma City

Bill Howard Book Signing
Meet author Bill Howard this Saturday, September 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City. Bill will sell and sign his mystery novel Rick Wade: Investigations. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Luana Ehrlich Book Signing
Meet author Luana Ehrlich on Saturday, September 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City. Luana will sell and sign new thriller Two Days in Caracas. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

Clifton Cherry Art
Look for Clifton Cherry art on display at your Monroeville HPB throughout September. Mr. Cherry’s art features Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and pop culture influences. Art is available for purchase. See store for details.

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 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome!

Joseph Moore Book Signing
Meet local children’s author Joseph Moore on Saturday, September 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Joseph will read, sell and sign his kids’ book Maxwell, the Raindrop Who Wouldn’t Fall. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

TEXAS

DFW Area

Clearance Sale at Dallas Market Hall
Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our clearance sale at Dallas Market Hall, on Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 4, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. More than 100,000 square feet of books, music, movies and more.Restocking daily! The first 100 customers each day will receive a free HPB tote bag!* FREE parking and admission.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 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 – Lincoln Square

Brad Cotton Book Signing
Meet motivational speaker and author Brad Cotton on Saturday, September 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Brad will sell and sign his new book Thinking 101: Fundamentals of a Successful Mindset. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Isaac Rowe Book Signing
Meet anger management specialist Isaac Rowe on Sunday, September 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Isaac will sell and sign his new book I Love Anger. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Carla Butler Book Signing
Meet author Carla Butler on Saturday, September 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Carla will sell and sign her memoir This Little Girl’s Journey: My Lifelong Search for my Biological Father and Family. 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.

Storytime with Author Jennifer Rustgi
Pack up your half pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB in Austin for a special storytime with local children’s author Jennifer Rustgi on Sunday, September 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. Jennifer will read from her children’s book, A Moon of My Own. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Wren Davies Book Signing
Meet jewelry designer, rune caster and author Wren Davies on Sunday, September 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. Wren will sell and sign her new book Runic Trilogy: Being a Journey Through the Elder Futhark. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Andy Skyrzynski Book Signing
Meet author Andy Skyrzynski on Sunday, September 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. Andy will sell and sign his new sci-fi adventure The New World: A Step Backward. 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.

Celebrate National Hobbit Day
Celebrate National Hobbit Day, a.k.a Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ mutual birthday, the date of the “Long-expected Party”. Come to your North Lamar HPB on Tuesday, September 22, dressed as your favorite Tolkien-verse/Hobbit character and get a 15% off coupon. Don’t forget to check out our Tolkien books to add to your collection.

Juli Bauer & Vanessa Barajas Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling cookbook author Juli Bauer and Paleo Cooking blogger Vanessa Barajas at your North Lamar HPB on Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m.  Juli and Vanessa will discuss the Paleo diet plus Juli’s new book Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook and Vanessa’s new book Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind. Copies of their cookbooks are available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Thursday, October 1 at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

Austin – South Lamar

Gary and Glenn Cook Book Signing
Meet father/son authors Gary L. and Glenn K. Cook at your South Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, September 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Cooks will sell and sign their book Peace on Earth and the Millennium of King Jesus: Futuristic World Government. Books will be sold independently by the authors 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

Educator Appreciation Night
Half Price Books and Penguin Random House have joined together for a special event just for educators. Join us on Wednesday, September 30, at 7 p.m. at the Flagship to learn what HPB has to offer to educators, and then get the scoop on new Fall book releases. Penguin Random House reps will discuss upcoming titles, and author Rosemary Clement-Moore will discuss her books and the writing process. Plus, door prizes and refreshments!

What Makes a Good Book Club?
Are you in a book club? Want to start a book club? Or, are you just looking for a good book to discuss? Join us for a special event in partnership with Penguin Random House, at the Flagship HPB on Tuesday, October 6, at 7 p.m. We’ll discuss ideas to form a book club and to enhance your book club discussions. Plus, we’ll look at great 2015 book releases ripe for a good discussion. Top it off with door prizes and light refreshments!

$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.

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.

Cindy Dees Book Signing
Meet award-winning, bestselling author Cindy Dees on Saturday, September 12, at 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Cindy, known for her romantic suspense novels, will discuss and sign her new epic fantasy book, The Sleeping King. Hardback copies available for purchase starting September 8 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Melissa DeCarlo Q&A and Book Signing
Meet author Melissa DeCarlo on Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Melissa will discuss and sign her highly-anticipated debut novel The Art of Crash Landing. Books available for purchase starting September 8 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Buzz Bissinger Book Signing
Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times bestselling author H. G. “Buzz” Bissinger will be at our Flagship HPB to discuss and sign the 25th Anniversary Edition of Friday Night Lights. Come meet Buzz and have your book signed on Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Saturday, September 19 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.

Tracy Lawson Book Signing
Meet local author Tracy Lawson at your Flagship HPB on Sunday, September 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tracy will sell and sign her new dystopian Young Adult novel, Resist, book two in the Resistance Series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Kaui Hart Hemmings Q&A and Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants, Kaui Hart Hemmings on Thursday, September 24, at 7 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Kaui will discuss and sign her first young adult novel Juniors. Hardback copies available for purchase starting September 22 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Ian Doescher Book Signing
Meet Ian Doescher, the New York Times bestselling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, on Friday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Ian will discuss and sign his latest in the series,William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third. Hardback copies available for purchase starting September 8 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Jenny Lawson Book Signing
Meet Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess and New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, on Saturday, September 26, at 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Jenny will discuss and sign her new book Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things. Hardback copies available for purchase starting September 22 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

C. Alexander London Book Signing
Here’s your chance to meet C. Alexander London, author of Proxy and Guardian, as well as the middle grade series The Accidental Adventures, Dog Tags, and Tides of War. Join us at your Flagship HPB on Friday, October 2 at 5 p.m. when Alex will discuss and sign his new middle grade book The Wild Ones. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Friday, October 2 at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

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

Dr. Ben Carson Book Signing
Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson, M.D. will be at your Ridgmar/Westover Village HPB in Fort Worth to sign his new book, A More Perfect Union: What the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. Hardback copies available for purchase starting Tuesday, October 6, as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Must have a purchased copy of A More Perfect Union to participate in the book signing. The event is a book signing only, no personalization and no photos. Please see store for details and guidelines.

Frisco

Building a Better Store
We’re remodeling our Frisco HPB store to be better, brighter and easier for you to shop. We will be closed on Sunday, September 20 starting at 6 p.m. through Tuesday, September 22 while we finish sprucing things up for you. Look for new, expanded DVDs, CDs, Kids and Fiction sections. Come back to see all the changes when we reopen at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23!

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.

IndieVengeance Day Book Signing
Join us at your Frisco HPB for nine bestselling independent authors during a two-day book signing event. Scheduled authors include Debbie Reece, Ben Ditmars, Stacey Roberts, Julie Frayn, James William Peercy, Jacqueline E. Smith, Amber Jerome-Norrgard, Paula Walker Baker and Susie Clevenger. The signings are on Friday, September 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 19, from noon to 4 p.m. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Student Storytellers Performance
Eleven storytellers from the Lone Star Student Storytellers of the Frisco Public Library will be spinning tales at your Frisco HPB. Join us on Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy this oral tradition with some ripping yarns.

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.

Humble

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

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.

San Antonio Area 

HPB at Alamo City Comic Con
Ka-Pow! Look for the Half Price Books booth at Alamo City Comic Con in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. HPB will have books, comics, manga, graphic novels, sci-fi DVDs and more, Friday through Sunday, September 11 – 13. See you there!

San Antonio – Heubner Road 

Reading is Magic Show
We’re celebrating National Literacy Month with a Reading is Magic show! Ventriloquist and comedy magician Joe Libby will perform at your Huebner Road HPB on Saturday, September 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Great fun for all ages. Plus, Joe will sell and sign his book The Secrets to Planning Your Fun, Memorable and Stress-Free Birthday Party. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio – Stone Ridge

Dr. Ben Carson Book Signing
Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson, M.D. will be at your Stone Ridge Market HPB in San Antonio to sign his new book, A More Perfect Union: What the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties on Sunday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Hardback copies available for purchase starting Tuesday, October 6, as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Must have a purchased copy of A More Perfect Union to participate in the book signing. The event is a book signing only, no personalization and no photos. Please see store for details and guidelines.

Sugar Land 

Lisa M. Smith Book Signing
Meet local author Lisa M. Smith at the Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, September 19, 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.

Cindy M. Wu Book Signing
Meet author Cindy M. Wu at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, September 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cindy will sell and sign her book Our Global Families; Christians Embracing Common Identity in a Changing World.Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

National Comic Book Day
Come to your Sugar Land HPB on Friday, September 25, from noon to 6 p.m. for an action-packed afternoon of comic book fun. Bam!  Come dressed as your favorite comic book character and enter our costume contest for a chance to win a $20 HPB Gift Card. Ka-Pow! Join us in the kids’ section for comic book crafts and storytime. Bonk!! Talk with our cosplay volunteers and learn about making costumes, comic books and National Comic Book Day. Wham-o!!! Get an additional 10% off all comics, manga and comic book-themed movies and books. See store for details.

WASHINGTON

Help Wildfire Disaster Relief
We send our sympathy to those affected by the devastation of the
wildfires in Washington state. Join Half Price Books as we reach out to our friends and family in the affected region by making a donation to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington’s Fire Relief Fund.Visit the Community Foundation of NCW to learn more.

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!

Everett 

Jon Acuff Discussion and Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff at the Everett HPB on Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m. Jon will discuss and sign his new book Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck.Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

John Keifman Book Signing
Meet author John Keifman on Saturday, September 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Everett HPB. John will sell and sign his vampire novel Awake. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

50% OFF Everything Weekend Sale
Stock up for the fall with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Save an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday through Monday, September 5 – 7. No coupon needed. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all used vinyl on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at our Appleton HPB. Like what you hear? Records playing in the store are 50% off. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Discount at this location only.

Madison – East Madison

Friday Night Fever
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by your East Madison HPB every Friday evening, from 7 – 10 p.m., to get an additional 20% off all CDs, 45s, cassettes and select LPs. Offer good at this location only.

Madison – Whitney Way

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

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

 

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