Local Store Events Round-Up: December 2015

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$5 Bonus with $25 Gift Card
Now is the time to grab a gift card for the booklover in your life – plus one for yourself! Load up an HPB Gift Card today with $25 or more and get a $5 bonus! Use your bonus card in January 2016 and save $5 at your favorite HPB store. This bonus offer is valid on gift cards purchased in stores and online now through Thursday, December 24, 2015. Buy a gift card online and get free standard shipping. Sorry, but HPB Gift Cards, coupons and other discounts cannot be used online at HPB Marketplace nor at Half Price Books Outlet locations. Got questions about gift cards? Check out our FAQs or contact our Gift Card Customer Service.

12 Days of Giveaways
We’re giving away joy with more than 100 prizes, one prize pack per day, from December 1-12, 2015. Prize packages include Signed Bestsellers, Star Wars, Collectibles and so much more. Now through December 12, enter online and select one or all of the prize packs you’d like to enter for a chance to win. It’s your choice! Limit one entry per email address. Limit one prize per winner. Must be 18 years of age or older. No purchase necessary. See complete rules for details

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

Dublin

Pet Adoptions & Storytime
Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting your Dublin HPB this Saturday, December 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, fur-ever homes. Throughout December, TVAR is offering reduced adoption fees for kittens and the chance to adopt two kittens for the price of one! Plus, bring the kiddos at 12 p.m. and enjoy a special cat and dog storytime.

ILLINOIS

Bloomingdale

Ferdinand Rizza Book Signing
Meet author J. Ferdinand Rizza at your Bloomingdale HPB on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ferdinand will sell and sign his novel Children of the Swamp: An Urban Fisherman’s Story. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Ken Korber Book Signing
Meet author Ken Korber at your Bloomingdale HPB on Saturday, December 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Ken will sell and sign his children’s book The Musical Adventures of Grace: Winter. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Downers Grove

Downers Grove News
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Win Books for a Year!
What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new Downers Grove store, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR!  To enter, complete the entry form online by March 31, 2016. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. See store for complete rules and prize details.

Highland Park

Stacey Jones Book Signing
Meet local author Stacey Jones at your Highland Park HPB on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Stacey will sell and sign her Spiritualist book The Sacred Cow Syndrome. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Niles

Karen Livingston Book Signing
Meet author Karen Livingston on Saturday, December 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Niles HPB. Karen will sell and sign her Children’s book Obedience: Showing God That You Love Him. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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!

Palatine

Jonathan Masters Book Signing
Meet author Jonathan Masters on Saturday, December 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Palatine HPB. Jonathan will sell and sign his Education book The Throwaway Kids. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lance Erlick Book Signing
Meet author Lance Erlick on Saturday, December 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Palatine HPB. Lance will sell and sign Sci-Fi books from The Rebel Series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet 

$10 Bonus with $20 Gift Certificate
Now is the time to grab a gift certificate for the booklover in your life – plus one for yourself! Purchase a Half Price Books Outlet Gift Certificate today worth $20 or more and get a $10 bonus gift certificate! Bring back your bonus gift certificate in January 2016 and save $10 at your Rockford Half Price Books Outlet. This bonus offer is valid on gift certificate purchases made at the Rockford Half Price Books Outlet now through Thursday, December 24, 2015. $10 bonus gift certificate is valid January 1 – 31, 2016 at your Half Price Books Outlet in Rockford only. See store for details.

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.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

Young Writers Showcase
Show your support for young talent! Join us at your Clearwater Village HPB on Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m. for a Young Writers Showcase. This month’s showcase features students from Oaklandon Elementary reading their original writings.

Robert L. Bingham Book Signing
Meet local author Robert L. Bingham at your Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis on Friday, December 11, from 6 to 10 p.m. Robert will sell and sign his memoir Growing Up Lansdowne. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Indianapolis – Northbrook/Greenbriar

Video Game Night

Video Game Night is back! Come test your skills at your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis on Thursday, December 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. and play Super Smash Brothers. The winner at the end of the night will receive a $25 Half Price Books Gift Card plus a coveted place on our leaderboard. Sign up here to reserve your spot to play. See store for details.

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. 

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.

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.

Florence

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet author J.S. Bailey on Saturday, December 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at your Florence HPB. Jennifer will sell and sign her paranormal novels including Servant. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lexington – Fayette Place

NaNoWriMo Rewards
Your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington encourages you to keep writing during National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. Need some incentive? From December 1 through 6, the first 20 writers who come in our store and present their NaNoWriMo certificate of completion will receive a $15 HPB Gift Card. Or, for those unable to complete the challenge, present a NaNoWriMo certificate of participation and receive 15% off your purchase. Offer valid 12/1 – 12/6 only. See store for details.

Star Wars Games & Crafts
Mark your calendars for an afternoon of Star Wars family games and crafts! Have fun and support a good cause at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington on Saturday, December 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring in diapers or a cash donation for the Lexington Diaper Bank and get 15% off your store purchase. Plus, play Death Star Dunk, Pin the Buns on Princess Leia, Light Saber Ring Toss and Make Your Own Jedi Robes. Special thanks to the Lexington Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance for game supplies. See store for details.

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion

NaNoWriMo Rewards
Your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington encourages you to keep writing during National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. Need some incentive? From December 1 through 6, the first 20 writers who come in our store and present their NaNoWriMo certificate of completion will receive a $15 HPB Gift Card. Or, for those unable to complete the challenge, present a NaNoWriMo certificate of participation and receive 15% off your purchase. Offer valid 12/1 – 12/6 only. See store for details.

Louisville – Hurstbourne

Mrs. Claus at Half Price Books
HPB is full of excitement and anticipation because Mrs. Claus is coming to our store! Mrs. Claus is taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the North Pole to visit your Hurstbourne HPB on Saturday, December 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. She will read Holiday stories to the kiddos and even help them write their letters to Santa! Grab your camera and bring the whole family for a memorable snapshot with Mrs. Claus.

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.

Mrs. Claus at Half Price Books
HPB is full of excitement and anticipation because Mrs. Claus is coming to our store! Mrs. Claus is taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the North Pole to visit your Springhurst HPB on Saturday, December 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. She will read Holiday stories to the kiddos and even help them write their letters to Santa! Grab your camera and bring the whole family for a memorable snapshot with Mrs. Claus.

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.

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 and contest rules.

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

St. Louis – U City

Win Books for a Year!
What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new U City HPB store in St. Louis, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR!  To enter, complete the entry form at our U City store by December 31, 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 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

Heidi Bright Book Signing
Meet author Heidi Bright on Saturday, December 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati. Heidi will sell and sign her health book Thriver Soup, A Feast for Living Consciously During the Cancer Journey. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lonnie Black Book Signing
Meet local author and poet Lonnie Black on Saturday, December 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at your Kenwood Galleria HPB in Cincinnati. Lonnie will sell and sign his new book *Poems From the Heart: From God Thru Me*. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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

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

Mason

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet author J.S. Bailey on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at your Mason HPB. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her paranormal novels, including Servant: The Chronicles of Servitude. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at the Arbor Square HPB in Mason to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books, where they can read a book to Cooper, the Border Collie, on Sunday, December 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Mentor

Ivy Lee Book Signing

Meet author local Ivy Lee at your Mentor HPB on Saturday, December 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. Ivy will sell and sign her erotica book Juicy Deception II. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Holiday Gift Wrapping
Volunteers will be on hand to gift wrap purchases at your Mentor HPB on Saturday and Sunday, December 19 & 20, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donations appreciated and will benefit local Girl Scout Troop 77139.

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 KUCO
Shop for a cause and support your local classical radio station. On Tuesday, December 1, your Oklahoma City and Edmond HPB stores will donate 5% of the day’s sales to KUCO. Half Price Books supports quality, informative and locally-supported radio programming.

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.

Show Your Support for KUCO
Shop for a cause and support your local classical radio station. On Tuesday, December 1, your Oklahoma City and Edmond HPB stores will donate 5% of the day’s sales to KUCO. Half Price Books supports quality, informative and locally-supported radio programming.

Oklahoma City – Penn Park

Father Winter at Half Price Books
Father Winter is coming to our store! In keeping with seasonal traditions, Father Winter will make an appearance at your Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City. Grab your camera and bring the whole family for a memorable snapshot. Look for Father Winter to visit on Sunday, December 13 & and Saturday, December 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

Star Wars Trivia Contest
We’re honoring the Star Wars universe all month long. Stop by your Monroeville HPB any time in December and take a chance at playing Star Wars trivia. Correct answers will earn you an entry in a drawing for an HPB Gift Card. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list for more great deals and events.

Advent Display Giveaway
Check out our Advent calendar-inspired display from December 1 through 24 at your Monroeville HPB. Each day will reveal a great gift idea and special treat for one lucky customer. Spoiler alert! December 24 is an HPB Gift Card surprise. Stop by each day to see what’s new!

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!

Jerome Parker Book Signing
Meet author and poet Jerome Parker at your Monroeville HPB on Saturday, December 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Jerome will sell and sign his book Serenade Me with Poetry. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Pittsburgh – North Fayette

Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at the North Fayette HPB in Pittsburgh to take a bite out of reading. Load up the kids and bring them to Half Price Books, where they can read a book to a “canine reading specialist” on Saturday, December 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with Animal Friends and Pet Assisted Literacy Services (PALS). Dog food, treats or cash donations for Animal Friends are appreciated.

TEXAS

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Ava Morgan Book Signing
Meet local author Ava Morgan at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington on Saturday, December 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Ava will sell and sign her Steampunk books The Curiosity Chronicles, Vols. 1- 3 and The Aether Alchemist. 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  

Greg Renoff Book Signing
Listen up VH fans and Metalheads! Meet author Greg Renoff on Thursday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. Greg will discuss and sign his new book Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Austin Poets International presents “Poetry of the Season” on Saturday, December 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. Join our open mic poetry and music event featuring local creators celebrating the festivities of the winter months. API poetry books will be available for purchase and will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

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.

Angela Meju Book Signing
Meet author Angela Meju at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, December 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Angela will sell and sign her children’s Christmas storybook Roaming Reindeer. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Holiday Gift Wrapping
Volunteers will be on hand to gift wrap purchases at your North Lamar HPB in Austin from Saturday, December 19 through Thursday, December 24. Donations appreciated and will benefit the Austin Summer Musical for Children.

Sat, Dec. 19  3 – 7 p.m.
Sun, Dec. 20  1 – 5 p.m.
Mon, Dec. 21  3 – 7 p.m.
Tue, Dec. 22  3 – 7 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 23  3 – 7 p.m.
Thur, Dec. 24  10 a.m. –  3 p.m.

Storytime & Craft with Nitsanne Crosbie
Pack up your half pint readers and come to your North Lamar HPB in Austin for a special storytime with local children’s author Nitsanne Crosbie on Sunday, December 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. Nitsanne will read from her children’s books, Bernie Bird Sings His Song and Big Ben Counts to Ten. Following the reading will be a puppet-making craft. 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 Unschoolers Craft Market
Looking for unique gift ideas? Look no further than your North Lamar HPB in Austin. On Sunday, December 6 and December 13 from noon to 4 p.m., check out the Unschoolers Craft Market at our store. Local home-educated youth will sell their creative handmade goods.

Austin – Parmer Crossing

Melissa R. Hood Book Signing
Meet author Melissa R. Hood on Sunday, December 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Parmer Crossing HPB in Austin. Melissa will sell and sign her book Memoirs of an ADHD Mind: God Was a Genius in the Way He Made Me. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Austin – South Lamar

Patricia Bourke Book Signing
Meet local author Patricia Bourke on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Patricia will sell and sign her children’s book Christopher and the Caterpillar. 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.

Star Wars Force Fest
Your Cedar Park HPB is celebrating the movie release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday, December 18, from 4 to 10 p.m. Join us for all-ages fun starting with Star Wars origami crafts for kids, a Star Wars trivia contest with HPB Gift Card prizes and photo ops with a photo backdrop and Star Wars props. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! See store for details.

College Station

Get cash for your textbooks!
Join the Half Price Books textbook buyers on Thursday & Friday, December 10 & 11, plus Monday through Wednesday, December 14 through 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Retreat Leasing Center at 701 W. University Dr. Stop by and get competitive offers on all your textbooks. Get the scoop on selling your stuff.

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

Greg Renoff Book Signing
Listen up VH fans and Metalheads! Meet author Greg Renoff on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. at your Flagship HPB. Greg will discuss and sign his new book Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

$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.

HPB Employee Art Show
View the artistic talents of our DFW area HPB Bibliomaniacs! Our Bibliomaniacs work hard, but their creativity doesn’t stop at the bookstore doors. Come and see their creative works in the Community Room of your Flagship HPB from December 11 through January 4. The Opening Reception is on Friday, December 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Art available for purchase. Contact art@hpb.com for details.

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.

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.

Santa Claus at Half Price Books
HPB is full of excitement because Santa Claus is coming to our Flagship store in Dallas! In keeping with Christmastime traditions, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will be making appearances at the Half Price Books located at 5803 East Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas. Bring the whole family — Fido, too — for a memorable snapshot with Santa. Donations appreciated and will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Here’s Santa’s appearance schedule.

Friday, Nov 27:  1-5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 28:  1-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 29:  1-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec 4:  5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 5:  1-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 6:  1-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec 11:  5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 12:  1-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 13:  1-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec 18: 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 19:  1-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 20:  1-5 p.m.

Christmas Carolers
’Tis the season to be jolly! Join us at the Flagship HPB in Dallas this Saturday, December 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a festive round of Christmas carols with The Pretty Good Singers. Come, follow along in merry measure.

German Shepherd Pet Adoptions
Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the third Saturday of each month, from noon to 4 p.m., the Good Shepherd Rescue & Sanctuary of Texas will bring their German Shepherd dogs for a meet and greet at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Learn about these loyal, devoted and loving dogs and how you can adopt a rescue.

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

Vanessa G. Foster Book Signing
Meet local author Vanessa G. Foster at your Ridgmar/Westover HPB in Fort Worth on Saturday, December 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. Vanessa will sell and sign her memoir More Than Everything. 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

Undrai Fizer Book Signing
Meet local musician, author and inspirational speaker Undrai Fizer at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Sunday, December 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Undrai will sell and sign his philosophical book The Excuse-less Life: 34 Inner-Laws for Living Above Distraction. 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.

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

Star Wars Weekend
The Force has awakened at your Round Rock HPB. Join us this Friday through Sunday, December 18 – 20, for out-of-this-galaxy Star Wars fun. Look for a chance to win HPB Gift Cards in a Star Wars coloring contest for kids and a Star Wars meme contest for the adults. Plus, Star Wars-themed games with one so awesome, Yoda himself could not have foreseen it! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and receive 10% off your purchase. Be sure to check out our fantastic Star Wars merchandise. See store for details.

San Antonio – Broadway

Cindy M. Callins Book Signing
Meet local author Cindy M. Callins at your Broadway HPB in San Antonio on Saturday, December 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cindy will sell and sign her Western novel Under the Windmills. 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 Monday through Friday, December 7 – 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 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

Sugar Land Firefighters Calendar
Support your local firefighters and purchase a 2016 Sugar Land Firefighters Calendar. Firefighter reps will be at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. selling and signing their new calendar. Proceeds support programs and services for Sugar Land Firefighters and their families. Calendars will be sold independently by firefighter reps while supplies last.

Undrai Fizer Book Signing
Meet local musician, author and inspirational speaker Undrai Fizer at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, December 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Undrai will sell and sign his philosophical book The Excuse-less Life: 34 Inner-Laws for Living Above Distraction. 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.

Redmond

Redmond Lights Extra Savings
Enjoy the Redmond Lights winter festival and be sure to stop by your Redmond HPB afterwards for extra savings. Bring in your Redmond Lights Holiday Blinker anytime between 5 and 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, and get an extra 10% off your entire purchase. Offer is good at this location only. Cannot be combined with any other discount or used to purchase gift cards.

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Storytime & Crafts
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Appleton HPB for Storytime & Crafts. Join us for a good tale each month on the first Wednesday at 11 a.m. and on the third Sunday at 2 p.m. Plus, each child can take a pre-selected book home for free. Children of all ages are welcome. Light refreshments provided.

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.

Coloring Fun for Adults
Take a break from the holiday rush and join us for a relaxing evening with coffee, cookies and coloring. Pop in anytime at your Appleton HPB on Thursday, December 10, between 6 and 8 p.m. We’ll provide all the coloring supplies you need, plus one lucky participant will receive an HPB Gift Card. Want more? Get an extra 15% off all our adult coloring books during this event. Relax, feel free to color outside the lines.

Sandra K. Johnston Book Signing
Meet author Sandra K. Johnston Ph.D., on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Appleton HPB. Sandra will sell and sign her Christian Living book Calach. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Madison

Holiday Gift Wrapping
Take a break from the holiday stress and let college students do your gift wrapping. Volunteers will be on hand to gift wrap purchases at your East Madison HPB on Saturdays, December 12 & 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations appreciated and will benefit The American Library Association – UW Madison Student Chapter.

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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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