Local Store Events Round-Up: October 2015

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Educator Appreciation Weekend
Teachers and librarians save 20% on everything in store during Educator Appreciation Weekend from Thursday, October 8 through Monday, October 12 at all Half Price Books locations. While you’re in the store, renew your Educator Discount Card and continue to save 10% all year round. No matter what you buy – stocking up for your classroom or getting something for yourself – you’ll save on your entire purchase. If you don’t have an Educator Discount Card, apply for one today in store or online. It’s simple to apply and easy to save. And remember, your P.O. money goes twice as far at Half Price Books, where almost everything is half price or less every day.

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 

Christopher Vince Gonzales Book Signing
Meet local author Christopher Vince Gonzales at your Paradise Valley HPB on Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Chris will sell and sign his memoir Wake Up: Poverty Inspires Me. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

CALIFORNIA

Citrus Heights

5th Annual Chili Cook Off
Look for the HPB booth at the 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off this Saturday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot on Sunrise Blvd. 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. The Cook-Off is sponsored by the Citrus Heights Women’s Club, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Christmas for Domestic Violence Prevention Centers. Click here for more details.

Concord

S.K. Kalsi Discussion and Book Signing
Meet Northern California author S.K. Kali on Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Concord HPB. Mr. Kalsi will read and discuss his debut novel The Stove-Junker. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

ILLINOIS

Algonquin

Vinyl & CD Sale
Do you desire some soothing grooves? Or, do you need pounding beats? Satisfy your desires and needs at your Algonquin HPB on Saturday, October 24, with 20% off all CDs & vinyl! Talk to our resident music experts to discover new treasures to add to your collection. Plus, play music trivia for an opportunity to win a $25 HPB Gift Card.

Bloomingdale

Janet Wehr Book Signing
Meet Janet Wehr R.N. on Saturday, October 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at your Bloomingdale HPB. Janet will sell and sign her medical memoir Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse’s Stories of Dying Well. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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, October 29, 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.

Terry Jurczewski Book Signing
Meet local author Terry Jurczewski on Saturday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bloomingdale HPB. Terry will sell and sign her children’s book A Boy and His Mr. Blankee. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Highland Park

Rae Luskin Book Signing
Meet community activist and author Rae Luskin at your Highland Park HPB on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rae will sell and sign her book, The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Naperville

Michael Lydell Williams Book Signing
Meet author Michael Lydell Williams on Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Naperville HPB. Michael will sell and sign his book The Other Side of the Story. Books will be sold independently by the authors 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!

50% Off Comics Sale
Ka-pow! We’ll beat our own prices. Come to your Niles HPB on Saturday and Sunday, October 31 & November 1, for an additional 50% OFF all comics. Bam!! You can stock up on a commodious amount of comics. Offer does not include graphic novels. Comic sale at Niles location only.

Orland Park

Trick or Treat Costume Party
There’s spooky fun for everyone at your Orland Park HPB!  All ages are welcome to shop in your favorite Halloween costume anytime on Saturday, October 24 and receive 10% off your purchase. Plus, we’ll have Halloween candy for the kiddos and a 2 p.m. storytime for adults. Local Horror author J.A. Templin will be on hand to sell and sign his book of short stories, Shadows, Dreams, and Other Nightmares from 1 to 4 p.m.

Palatine

Georgann Prochaska Book Signing
Meet author Georgann Prochoska on Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Palatine HPB. Georgann will sell and sign her mystery novel The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet 

Fill-a-Bag for $30
No tricks, just treats! HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY! Your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for booklovers on Saturday, October 31. 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 merchandise and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Rockford Half Price Books Outlet only.

INDIANA

Pop Mania Saturday

Pop, Pop! Check out the magnitude of items on sale! Saturday, October 17, all Indiana HPB stores are offering 20% off select comics, graphic novels, music and movies! Not including HPB Outlet.

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 DVDs & CDs
One day only! Join us for 50% Off all DVDs and CDs at your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet on Saturday, October 17. Stock up on movies and music for the Fall. No coupon needed. Offer good at your Half Price Books Outlet in Bloomington only.

Fill-a-Bag for $30
No tricks, just treats! HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY! Your Bloomington Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for booklovers on Saturday, October 31. 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 merchandise and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet only.

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. 

Video Game Night
Are you a Rampage master? Come test your skills at your 86th and Ditch HPB in Indianapolis on Thursday, October 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. The customer with the highest score at the end of the night wins a $25 gift cardand gets placed on our leaderboard for a chance to win a grand prize next year. See store for details. Join us for a monstrous good time.

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green – Half Price Books Outlet 

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.

Fill-a-Bag for $30
No tricks, just treats! HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY! Your Bowling Green Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for booklovers on Saturday, October 31. 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 merchandise and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Bowling Green Half Price Books Outlet only.

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.

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
Your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington is getting ready for November’s National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. We want to help you capture those breakthrough thoughts and elusive words by offering 15% off all notebooks and journals from Monday, October 26, through Sunday, November 1. Stock up and stay focused.

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion

Rocktober 20% Off Vinyl Sale
Rocktober has us feeling groovy! Join us on Friday, October 30, for 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.

All Day Halloween Fun
Your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington is getting into the Halloween spirit! Put on your favorite costume (Fido, too), and join us on Saturday, October 31, for an all-day Halloween Celebration. We’ll have spooktacular Halloween trivia, coloring and mask painting. Plus, watch a special appearance by magician Travis Combs from 2 to 4 p.m. Travis will do magic tricks and perform Houdini’s famous straight jacket escape! Stick around for a Spooky Storytime for the kiddos from 4 to 5 p.m. A frightening good time for all! See store for details.

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.

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
Your Hamburg Pavillion HPB in Lexington is getting ready for November’s National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. We want to help you capture those breakthrough thoughts and elusive words by offering 15% off all notebooks and journals from Monday, October 26, through Sunday, November 1. Stock up and stay focused.

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.

Harry Potter Halloween Weekend
Mark your calendars for a weekend full of Harry Potter Halloween fun at your Hurstbourne HPB in Louisville! Saturday, October 31, fly by for Quidditch, face painting and crafts from noon to 4 p.m, and don’t forget to attend the Wand Ceremonies with Ollivander at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Need more Potter? On Sunday, November 1, pop in for Potions Class at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Plus, Quidditch, face painting and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. Top it all off with Harry Potter Trivia all day, both days. Be sure to dress in your favorite Hogwarts attire to be entered to win awesome Harry Potter prizes! See store for details.

Louisville – Springhurst/Freys Hill

Ghost Story Contest
Calling all writers, young and old! Your Springhurst HPB is having a Ghost Story Contest. Submit an original ghost story appropriate for a general audience of 500 words or less. Submissions will be accepted throughout October. Winners will be chosen from three age groups: kids, teens and adults. Come back on Saturday, October 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. when winners’ stories will be read aloud and brought to life by our bibliomaniacs during the Halloween Party. See store for details.

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.

Ghost Story Slam &  Halloween Party!
Ghoulies and ghosties of all ages are invited to your Springhurst HPB on Saturday, October 31, from 2 – 4 p.m. Wear your favorite costume for an afternoon of spooky Halloween fun. Listen to classic Halloween stories along with original ghost stories chosen from our Ghost Story Contest. Plus, games, snacks and a costume contest.

MINNESOTA

Northtown

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Northtown HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome!

MISSOURI

Kansas City

TJ Weeks and S.K. Ballinger Book Signing
Meet authors TJ Weeks and S.K. Ballinger on Friday, October 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westport HPB in Kansas City. TJ and S.K. will sell and sign their Horror book Unfleshed. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Jon Acuff Discussion and Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff at the Roseville HPB on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Jon will discuss and sign his 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.

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.

Nebraska

Omaha

Hogwarts Halloween Fun
Put on your robe, hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly or teleport to your Omaha HPB on Saturday, October 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. We’re celebrating Halloween early with a day of Hogwarts fun! Dress as your favorite Harry Potter-verse character and enter to win a $10 HPB Gift Card. Play Harry Potter book trivia to win HPB coupons. Plus, enter a raffle to win a set of handmade Gryffindor House robes. Treats and Harry Potter-themed crafts available while supplies last. See store for details.

OHIO

Cincinnati – Kenwood Galleria 

Spooky October Storytime
Your Kenwood Galleria HPB is putting the “boo” in “books”.  Join us for a special Spooky Storytime each Sunday in October starting at 1 p.m. Bring the kiddos in costume and get 15% off your purchase.

Cincinnati – Northgate

Eve Masters Book Signing
Meet author Eve Masters at your Northgate HPB in Cincinnati on Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eve will sell and sign her Teen Fantasy book, Close Friends. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Cleveland Area

Feed the Hungry Food Drive
Reach out and feed the hungry and those in need in our community. Throughout October, your Cleveland area HPBs will be collecting canned food donations for local food banks. Bring in canned food items to donate and we’ll give you a 10% off coupon good toward your purchase. Offer good at Cleveland area locations only.

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 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.

*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.

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

Book Cover Contest
Calling all creatives! Your Lewis Center HPB is hosting a Book Cover contest. All ages are invited to submit original mixed-media artwork or photography of their favorite book from November 1 to 30 for a chance to win a $10 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 Monday, December 7. See store for more 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

Show Your Support for KGOU
Half Price Books a proud sponsor of public radio and KGOU’s 2015 Fall Fund Drive. Please consider making a donation to KGOU from now until October 18 and you could receive a Half Price Books $5 voucher as a “Thank You” gift. Half Price Books supports quality, informative and locally-supported radio programming. Click here for KGOU’s donation page and more information.

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.

Henry Cline Book Signing
Meet local author Henry Cline on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Edmond HPB. Henry will sell and sign his new Young Adult Mystery Too Close For Comfort. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Oklahoma City – Country Club

NPR Book Club Discussion
Half Price Books and public radio station KGOU are hosting an NPR Morning Edition Book Club discussion. Join us at your Country Club Corner HPB in Oklahoma City on Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. as we discuss the rich and exhilarating new novel Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Refreshments provided. Pick up your book now! Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

PENNSYLVANIA
Bethel Park

It’s a Mad Hatter Tea Party Weekend!
It’s tea-time all weekend long, Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 at your Bethel Park HPB. Enjoy a complimentary cuppa, sign up for our mailing list and enter a drawing for an Alice in Wonderland-themed gift basket. Are you getting curiouser and curiouser? Be sure to drop in for a special Alice in Wonderland Storytime on Sunday, October 18 at 3 p.m.

Monroeville

Aimee Bungard Art
Look for Aimee Bungard art on display at your Monroeville HPB throughout October. Ms. Bungard’s art features organic interpretations through painting, drawing and mixed media. 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!

Cheryl Alsippi Book Signing
Meet author Cheryl Alsippi on Saturday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Cheryl will sell and sign her paranormal mystery novel Whispers in the Attic. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

TEXAS

Arlington – South Arlington

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

Austin

HPB at the Texas Book Festival
Look for the HPB booth at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18. HPB will have new bestsellers, Texana, kid’s books and other literary ephemera. See you there!

Austin – North Lamar  

Austin CosSketchers Meetup
Calling all emerging comic/fantasy artists and illustrators! Join us at your North Lamar HPB in Austin for a live figure drawing workshop where artists have the opportunity to draw or paint local cosplaying talent in full costume. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your own art supplies. See you on Saturday, October 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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.

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.

Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Hear poets Usha Akella and Kaye Voigt Abikhaled read selections from their new books on Saturday, October 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. A Round Robin Poetry open mic hosted by Thom Woodruff, aka Thom World Poet, will follow. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Eddy Decker Book Signing
Meet cartoonist Eddy Decker on Sunday, October 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. 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.

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 CosSketchers Meetup
Calling all emerging comic/fantasy artists and illustrators! Join us at your North Lamar HPB in Austin for a live figure drawing workshop, where artists have the opportunity to draw or paint local cosplaying talent in full costume. The event is free and open to the public. Bring your own art supplies. See you on Sunday, October 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Austin – South Lamar

J’Nai Reynolds Book Signing
Meet local author and poet J’Nai Reynolds on Saturday, October 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. J’Nai will sell and sign her new book Heart of the Poet: The Poems of Enduring Faith. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Don Forrester Book Signing
Meet author Don Forrester on Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Don will sell and sign his inspirational autobiography More Than Enough. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Eddy Decker Book Signing
Meet cartoonist Eddy Decker on Saturday, October 17, from noon to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. 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.

Victoria McGuire Book Signing
Meet local author Victoria McGuire on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar 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.

Garry White Book Signing
Meet local author Garry White on Saturday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Garry will sell and sign his memoir My Quest to Be a Single Dad: Thirty-Plus Years Trying to Adopt. 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

George Dalton Book Signing
Meet local author George Dalton at your Bedford HPB on Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. George will sell and sign his Westerns, A Collision of Dreams and Holding on to the Dream. 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.

Boots Brizendine Book Signing
Meet author Boots Brizendine on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Cedar Park HPB. Boots will sell and sign her Christian Living book Grandma Thoughts. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

College Station

Halloween Storytime
Your College Station HPB is putting the “boo” in “books”.  Bring the kiddos in costume and join us for a special Halloween Storytime on Saturday, October 31, starting at 3 p.m. We’ll have a drawing for prizes, plus we’ll be giving away goodies. Light refreshments provided.

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-Fort Worth

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.

HPB at Fan Days
Beam, teleport, fly or karate chop your way to Dallas Comic Con Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Look for the Half Price Books booth featuring Sci-Fi, Horror, Gaming, Comics, Manga and all things geeky and fun, Friday through Sunday, October 16 – 18. Be sure to register for a chance to win an HPB Gift Card and pick up money-saving coupons. See you there!

Welcome to Night Vale (Please Note New Venue)
Even if you’re the last person on the planet to get hooked on Welcome to Night Vale, you’ll want to be there when Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the #1 international hit podcast, sit down to discuss their new novel and how it fits into the world of the podcast.

Hear from Joseph and Jeffrey at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Books available for purchase.

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.

James Dashner Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner series. James will discuss and sign his new book, The Game of Lives, the conclusion to The Mortality Doctrine Series. Join us at your Flagship HPB on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Hardback copies available for purchase as specially-priced new items starting Tuesday, November 17 while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Thursday, November 19 at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

Meet Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund!
Bow-wowsers! Mark your calendars now! Meet Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund at your Flagship HPB in Dallas, on Sunday, November 8, at 4:15 p.m. Crusoe and his entourage will ‘pawtograph’ his new book Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund: Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Purchase of at least one copy of the book from any Half Price Books location is required to enter the signing line.

Colleen Hoover Book Signing & Launch Party
Meet New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover and be one of the first people to get her new book, November 9. Join us on Monday, November 9, from 10 p.m. to midnight at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Mix and mingle with Colleen and her fans while enjoying refreshments. Colleen will later discuss and sign copies of her book. Copies of November 9 will be available for purchase as a specially-priced new item at the event. Eventbrite ticket printed or shown on a mobile device required to attend the launch party. One ticket per customer, please.

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.

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.

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!

Brian Cohen Book Signing
Meet Brian M. Cohen M.D. on Saturday, October 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Dr. Cohen will sell and sign his medical memoir By Her Side: Standing by Your Partner Through Breast Cancer Therapy. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

3rd Saturday Vinyl Night
It’s 33s on the third. Move to the groove while you shop when DJ Golden Era spins vinyl on the third Saturday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Flagship HPB in Dallas. Plus, get an additional 10% OFF all vinyl during this time.

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.

Middle-Grade Books: Five Authors in Discussion
Thrills, chills and heartbreak all in one place! Join us at your Flagship HPB on Tuesday, October 20, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. as we celebrate the Middle-Grade reader in a panel discussion with five authors. Meet Kate Hannigan (The Detective’s Assistant, Cupcake Cousins series),Karen Harrington (Sure Signs of Crazy, Courage for Beginners), Polly Holyoke (The Neptune Project, The Neptune Challenge), Jeramey Kraatz (The Cloak Society trilogy) and Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Flower Girl, Revenge of the Angels) for a Q&A followed by a book signing. Plus, Halloween treats. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

C.A. Griggs Book Signing
Meet author C.A. Griggs on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. C.A. will sell and sign her Contemporary Romance book Left Turn: Do-overs in Life are Possible. 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

James Howell Book Signing
Meet local author James Howell at your Ridgmar/Westover Village HPB in Fort Worth on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. James will sell and sign his book, Countdown to Atomgeddon: The Race to Build the First Atomic Bomb. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Michael Graves Book Signing
Meet spirit photographer Michael Graves at your Ridgmar/Westover Village HPB in Fort Worth on Saturday, October 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Michael will sell and sign his photo-journal, Ghosts: Revelations. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Frisco

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

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.

Houston – Westheimer/Montrose

LaDreka Vaughn Book Signing
Meet author LaDreka Vaughn on Friday, October 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. LaDreka will sell and sign her children’s book Adventures of the J.E.T.S.: Mug of War. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Sindrice Hill Book Signing
Meet author Sindrice Hill on Saturday, October 31, from 5 to 6 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Sindrice will sell and sign her Gothic Fantasy book Darkness of an Angel. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Mansfield

Mary Ann Poll Book Signing
Meet author Mary Ann Poll on Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Mansfield HPB. Mary Ann will sell and sign her books from the Alaska Iconoclast Mystery series. 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.

Richardson

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.

Ricochet15 Art Performances & More
Be sure to stop by your Richardson HPB in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center on Saturday, October 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. for great performance art throughout the center. Chalk artists will embellish the sidewalks with a Goosebumps theme, the Rich-Tones chorus will perform plus many more art activities. Ricochet15 is a city-wide focus on the arts featuring arts organizations, individual artists and other creatives in the region.

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.

Round Rock

Boots Brizendine Book Signing
Meet author Boots Brizendine on Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Round Rock HPB. Boots will sell and sign her Christian Living book Grandma Thoughts. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Don Forrester Book Signing
Meet author Don Forrester on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Round Rock HPB. Don will sell and sign his inspirational autobiography More Than Enough. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio Area 

Clearance Sale at San Antonio Event Center
Join us for a fantastic sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Half Price Books Clearance Sale at the San Antonio Event Center on Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, October 25, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. FREE parking and admission.

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.

San Antonio – Heubner Road 

Andy Peloquin Book Signing
Meet author Andy Peloquin on Friday, October 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Andy will sell and sign his Dark Fantasy book Blade the Destroyer: The Last Bucelarii Book I. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jesse Brown Book Signing
Meet local author Jesse Brown on Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Jesse will sell and sign his Horror book Prophecies of Fiction, Volume I. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

C.M. Bratton & KISA Burnett Book Signing
Meet Science Fiction and Fantasy authors C.M. Bratton and KISA Burnett on Saturday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. C.M. will sign her novels Sea: the Cold Below, Depths of Perception and the Evriskon Omnibus, and KISA will sign her novel White Horse, Red Horse, Black Horse, Dead Horse. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

San Antonio – North Central

Andy Peloquin Book Signing
Meet author Andy Peloquin on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 6 p.m. at your North Central HPB in San Antonio. Andy will sell and sign his Dark Fantasy book Blade the Destroyer: The Last Bucelarii Book I. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Sugar Land

Josh Mundy Book Signing
Meet local author Josh Mundy at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, October 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Josh will sell and sign his children’s book How the Vixens Saved the School. 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!

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.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, October 17, at your Olympia HPB Outlet. Haul away loads of bargains including used fiction, children’s books, music, DVDs and more – ALL for $1 or less each plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Olympia Half Price Books Outlet only.

Fill-a-Bag for $30
No tricks, just treats! HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY! Your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet is offering a special deal for booklovers on Saturday, October 31. 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 merchandise and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. No coupon needed. Offer good at Olympia Half Price Books Outlet only.

WISCONSIN

Appleton

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

4th Annual Murder Mystery Game
Do you fancy yourself an Agatha Christie? Join our 4th Annual Murder Mystery game at your Appleton HPB. In the game, we have a “murderer” amongst our helpful bibliomaniacs. Each day from Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 30, one of our bibliomaniacs will be “bumped off”. Help solve the mystery and catch the killer by submitting your suspect’s name. Those that guess correctly will be entered into a $25 HPB Gift Card drawing on Halloween. Until there are none…

Greenfield

Rescue Mission Donations Drive
Your Greenfield HPB is currently collecting new or gently-worn winter hats, gloves and scarves for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission throughout October and November. Please consider making a donation for those in need.

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 Area

Best of Milwaukee Nomination
Polls are open for the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee 2015 nominations. Now until Wednesday, October 21, cast your vote for Half Price Books! Thanks for helping make Half Price Books among the best bookstores to shop in Milwaukee!

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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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