Local Store Events Round-Up: March 2016

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2016 HPB Tournament of Fictional Places!
Where’s your happy place? From magical kingdoms to far-off planets, fictional places in story and song have always captured our imagination. They’re the places where our heroes act heroic, our dreams come true and where we long to go—if only just for a visit. We’ve chosen 64 of our favorite fictional spots from books, myth, movies, music and TV. Pick a winner in each matchup, and keep coming back to vote in all six rounds. Only one place can finish in first place in the Tournament of Fictional Places. Your votes decide. Cast your vote from March 15 through April 4.

ARIZONA

Phoenix – Camelback 

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Camelback HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome!

CALIFORNIA

Citrus Heights

Storytime Sundays
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Citrus Heights HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. every Sunday. All ages are welcome!

Concord

Seanan McGuire Book Signing
Meet local author Seanan McGuire at your Concord HPB on Friday, March 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. The John W. Campbell Award-winning author will sell and sign her books including Rosemary and Rue and the Newsflesh series. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

ILLINOIS

Bloomingdale

Jonathan Masters Book Signing
Meet author Jonathan Masters on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at your Bloomingdale HPB. Jonathan will sell and sign his Education book, The Throwaway Kids. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Arts & Crafts Night
Your Bloomingdale HPB bibliomaniacs and customers are bursting with creativity! Let’s share our artistic knowledge and fun on Thursday, March 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. Our bibliomaniacs will demonstrate sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, weaving, whittling and drawing. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Customer signup is encouraged, but drop-ins are fine. Already crafty? Then bring your own project! See store for details.

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, March 31, 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

Downers Grove

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.

Downers Grove Great Opening Weekend!
Join us for our Great Opening Celebration Thursday, March 3 Sunday, March 6at 1328 Butterfield Rd. between I-88 and I-355. The first 100 people through the door at 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday at our new Downers Grove 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 3.03.16 3.06.16 at Downers Grove location only. One random $100 gift card winner each day, Thursday Sunday.

Great Opening Family Magic Show
Join us at your new Downers Grove HPB on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. for a free family magic show. We welcome award-winning magician Mark Presley for an afternoon of awe and magic to inspire. Be sure to check out our new Downers Grove store and sign up for our mailing list to learn about future events and money-saving coupons.

Naperville

Easter Egg Hunt
Hippety-hop in to your Naperville HPB for an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. Eggs will be filled with prizes, including candy, coupons and merchandise. Plus one lucky winner will get a $25 HPB Gift Card. Want more fun? Enter our coloring contest to win a $15 HPB Gift Card. The winner will be picked on Monday, March 28. See store for details.

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!

Building a Better Store
We’re remodeling our Niles HPB store to be better, brighter and easier for you to shop. Pardon our mess while we improve our bookstore for you. We will be closed on Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24 while we finish sprucing things up. Look for new, expanded vinyl and Young Adult sections. Come back to see all the changes when we reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 25.

Orland Park

Emily Bleeker Book Signing
Meet author Emily Bleeker on Saturday, March 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at your Orland Park HPB. Emily will sell and sign her new novel, When I’m Gone. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Palatine

Live Irish Music
Put a little jig in your step while you shop at your Palatine HPB. We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. with Irish folk songs performed by Double-Aught McMurphy. Sláinte!

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

10 For $10 CD & DVD Sale
Your Rockford HPB Outlet is having a 10 For $10 Mix & Match CD & DVD Sale throughout the month of March. Buy 10 CDs or DVDs, or a mix of both, for only $10! Want more than 10? Each additional CD or DVD past 10 is just $1 each. All sales are final. Offer good at this location only.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
One day only! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, March 26, at your Half Price Books 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 Half Price Books Outlets only.

INDIANA

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet 

Vinyl Thursdays
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Bloomington HPB Outlet is offering 50% Off Vinyl each Thursday. You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please.  See store for details.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
One day only! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, March 26, at your Half Price Books 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 Half Price Books Outlets only.

Fort Wayne

R.A. Slone Book Signing
Meet author R.A. Slone on Saturday, March 26, from 12 to 3 p.m. at your Fort Wayne HPB. Ms. Slone will sell and sign her Young Adult book Ghost in the Blue Dress. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Indianapolis – Clearwater Village

Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi Book Signing
Meet author Laila Anwarzai Ayoubi on Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at your Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis. Laila will sell and sign her Historical Fiction book, Niki’s Honor. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last

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. 

Outreach to Teach Bake Sale
Help support the Outreach to Teach Program at Ivy Tech. Pop into your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., when Ivy Tech volunteers will be selling baked goods to raise funds. Pick up a tasty treat and support a good cause.

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.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
One day only! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, March 26, at your Half Price Books 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 Half Price Books Outlets only.

Florence

Dr. Seuss Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and join us at your Florence HPB for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Saturday, March 5, from 12 to 1 p.m. Kids can enjoy coloring sheets, balloons and a FREE pre-selected kid’s book while supplies last.

Lexington – Fayette Place

Read Across America Day Storytime
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join us at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington as we read Dr. Seuss classics on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Plus, all children’s books are 20% off all day. So, come hear about a fox, in a pair of socks, or Bartholomew in 500 hats; you just might meet a Horton or Sneetch, not to mention The Cat in the Hat. Offer valid at this store only.

Video Game Day Challenge
Join us for Video Game Day Challenge at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington, from noon to 2 p.m., on the last Saturday of each month. Customers can battle it out playing NES, Atari 2600, N64, Genesis, PS1, and SNES video games. Play for a chance to win coupons and HPB Gift Cards. Games change monthly. Check with your Fayette Place store to see what games we are playing this month.

St. Patrick’s Day Clearance Sale
You are in luck! Your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington is having a 50% off all Clearance Sale on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. Plus, all mass market, pocket size paperbacks are 50% off! That’s no blarney. See store for details.

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion

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

Louisville – Hurstbourne

Storytime Saturdays
Mark your calendars and bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for storytime. 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.

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

Chesterfield

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bonanza
Pack up your “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” and join us at your Chesterfield HPB for face painting, games and activities on Saturday, March 5, from 12 to 4 p.m. Be sure to join us at 1 p.m. for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime. Come hear about a fox in a pair of socks, or Bartholomew in 500 hats; you just might meet a Horton or Sneetch, not to mention The Cat in the Hat.

Independence

Fourth Saturday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Independence HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Kansas City – Westport

Second Saturday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Westport HPB in Kansas City for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Nebraska

Omaha

Dr. Seuss Storytime
Pack up your “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” and join us at your Omaha HPB for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Saturday, March 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. Come hear about a fox, in a pair of socks, or Bartholomew in 500 hats; you just might meet a Horton or Sneetch, not to mention The Cat in the Hat. Special treats for the kiddos, too.

OHIO

Columbus – Brice Park 

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for an LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. at your Brice Park HPB. We’ll be spinning vinyl so you can move to the groove. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! Offer at this location only.

Columbus – Carriage Place  

Read Across America Day Storytime
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join us at your Carriage Place HPB in Columbus for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. And, don’t forget to check out our selection of Dr. Seuss books.

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.

Tolkien Reading Day Fun
We’re celebrating Tolkien Reading Day! March 25th marks the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr. And so, on this day, we celebrate the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Join us at your Carriage Place HPB in Columbus on Friday, March 25, from 6 to 10 p.m., with Tolkien-themed activities such as riddles and coloring pages, plus learn to write your name in Elvish! Join us in the Kids section at 6 p.m. for a special reading and make your own Adventure trail mix!

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet local author J.S. Bailey on Saturday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at your Carriage Place HPB in Columbus. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her supernatural suspense novels, including, Sacrifice. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Dr. Seuss Storytime
Pack up your “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” and join us at your North High HPB in Columbus for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Saturday, March 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Deaf History Month with readings of Dr. Seuss stories accompanied by a sign language interpreter. Stick around as our interpreter will teach us some basic sign language.

Marian Anderson Clover Book Signing
Meet author Marian Anderson Clover on Saturday, March 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. at your North High HPB in Columbus. Marian will sell and sign her new Historical Fiction book, The Seafarers. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Hamilton

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet local author J.S. Bailey on Saturday, March 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at your Hamilton HPB. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her supernatural suspense novel, Sacrifice. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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

Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at your Mason HPB 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 the third Sunday of each month, from 1 to 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

Mentor

Dr. Seuss Storytime
Pack up your “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” and join us at your Mentor HPB for face painting and a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Sunday, March 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Kids can have their face painted, then hear about a fox, in a pair of socks, or Bartholomew in 500 hats; you just might meet a Horton or Sneetch, not to mention The Cat in the Hat. Face painting is courtesy of our neighbors Jennifer & Co. Salon. See you there!

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

HPB at Super! BitCon
Ready to get your game on? Look for the Half Price Books booth at Super! BitCon on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 – 3. We’ll have books, games, DVDs, sidelines and more for sale. Get directions and details.

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.

Oklahoma City -Penn Park

Barbara Howard Book Signing
Meet author Barbara Howard on Thursday, March 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Penn Park HPB in Oklahoma City. Barbara will sell and sign her Children’s book *Mic Mac Mick Discovers Kitchen Magic*. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

PENNSYLVANIA

Monroeville

What is Vegan?
Curious about Veganism? What is it anyway? Join us at your Monroeville HPB on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. for a vegan presentation and book signing. Local nonprofit Vegan Pittsburgh reps and authors Rebecca Gilbert and Anne E. Lynch will give a presentation. Both authors have written vegan inspired nutritional books. Ms. Gilbert will sell and sign her book, It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan and Ms. Lynch will sell and sign her book, Globetrotting with the Vegan Goddess. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Kurt Westley Book Signing
Meet author Kurt Westley on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Kurt will sell and sign copies of his book of haiku poetry, Sleeping Bear. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Second Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Monroeville HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Plus, each child can take a pre-selected book home for free.

TEXAS

North Texas Area

North Texas Teen Book Festival
Half Price Books will partner with the North Texas Teen Book Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 22 & 23, in the Irving Convention Center. Look for the HPB booth, where we have many Young Adult titles available for purchase at the event.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Gather up the kiddos and hop on over to Half Price Books on Friday, March 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. for an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at participating Dallas-area stores. Bring your Easter basket and follow the clues to find eggs and surprises. See your local store for details.

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Alondra Poindexter Book Signing
Meet local author Alondra Poindexter on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Alondra will sell and sign her memoir, In Their Shadows. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Arlington – South Arlington

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

Mike Begum Book Signing
Meet Mike Begum, a.k.a. “Broly Legs”, Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Four Corners HPB in South Arlington. Mike will sell signed copies of his autobiography, My Life Beyond the Floor, about living with disability and Mike’s struggles to get where he is today. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jonas Perez Book Signing
Meet Jonas Perez on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Four Corners HPB in South Arlington. Jonas will sell and sign copies of his modern epic poem Finibus, about a Catholic priest’s martyrdom. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

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 Edible Book Festival at HPB
Mark your calendars and start cooking up ideas to enter the 14th Annual Austin Edible Book Festival. Your North Lamar HPB is the contest host for food entries on Friday, April 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. All edible books must be “bookish” through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form. Prizes awarded for Funniest, Most Appetizing, Least Appetizing, Best Construction and Best in Show. What better time than April Fool’s Day to eat your words? See store for details.

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, March 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. Nitsanne will read from her children’s books, Bernie Bird Sings His Song and Big Ben Counts to Ten. Plus, coloring and craft activities.

Pam Friedman Book Signing
Meet financial planner Pam Friedman at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, March 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. Pam will sell and sign her book, I Now Pronounce You Financially Fit: How to Protect Your Money in Marriage and Divorce. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Austin – South Lamar

Read Across America Day Storytime
We’re celebrating Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join us at your South Lamar HPB in Austin for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Sunday, March 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. And, don’t forget to check out our selection of Dr. Seuss books.

Carin Channing Book Signing
Meet author Carin Channing on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Carin will sell and sign copies of her book, 365 Days of Doodling: Discovering the Joys of Being Creative Every Day. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jennifer Rustgi Book Signing
Meet children’s author Jennifer Rustgi on Saturday, March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your South Lamar HPB in Austin. Jennifer will sell and sign her Children’s book, A Moon of My Own. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Crystal Darks Book Signing
Meet author Crystal Darks at your South Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Crystal will sell and sign her dramatic book, Concrete Situations. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Batman v Superman
Your South Lamar HPB wants to know who you think will win in the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’re giving you the chance to vote by signing up for our mailing list and dropping your entry in the Batman or Superman jar. Results will be posted in store on Thursday, March 24. Want more? One lucky entry will win a $20 HPB Gift Card. Signing up for our mailing list enables you to receive valuable coupons and be in the know about local events.

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

Carla Butler Book Signing
Meet author Carla Butler on Sunday, March 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bedford HPB. 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.

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

Raymond Arroyo Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo at your Corpus Christi HPB on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. Raymond will discuss and sign copies of his new Children’s Middle Grade book, Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls. Books available for purchase starting on March 8 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Jill McCorkle Book Signing
Join us on Saturday, March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas for a reading, Q&A and book signing with Jill McCorkle, part of the Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series. The reading will be followed by a question and answer period and an opportunity to have your book signed by the author. Selected titles by Jill McCorkle are available for purchase in March at Half Price Books and at the event. Click here for details.

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 Area

All-Con 2016
Beam, trek, march or catch an X-Wing to All-Con 2016! Look for the HPB booth featuring Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, movies, collectibles, games and more, Thursday through Sunday, March 17 – 20. See you there! Click here for details.

Dallas – Northwest Highway

Young Adult Authors Book Signing
Meet a trio of critically-acclaimed Young Adult authors. Join us at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. for a Q&A and book signing with Veronica Rossi, Susan Dennard and Kathleen Baldwin. Veronica will discuss Riders, Susan will discuss Truthwitch and Kathleen will discuss A School for Unusual Girls. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Read Across America Day Storytime
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join us at your Flagship HPB in Dallas as we read The Cat in the Hat on Wednesday, March 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. Grab your net and hold onto your “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” for a special Seussian craft after. See you there!

Carla Butler Book Signing
Meet author Carla Butler on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. 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.

$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.

Bob May Book Signing
Local author Bob May will sell and sign his book The Best Season – The First Ninety Games: Honoring Black Ball Through Baseball Board Game Simulation: a book that highlights the great players from early baseball’s Negro Leagues. Join us at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Sunday, March 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Margie Norum Book Signing
Meet Margie Norum on Sunday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Margie will sell and sign copies of her memoir Mom’s Journey, about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

C.J. Box Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box on Monday, March 14, 7 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. C.J. will discuss and sign his new suspenseful Joe Pickett novel Off the Grid. Books available for purchase starting March 8 as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Monday, March 14, at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

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.

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.

Penguin Teen on Tour
Your Flagship HPB in Dallas is hosting Penguin Teen on Tour featuring five of your favorite Teen authors. Join us on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. for a panel discussion and Q&A with Alison Goodman (The Dark Days Club), Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle series), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes series) and April Genevieve Tucholke (Wink Poppy Midnight) followed by a book signing. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Tuesday, March 29 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.

Frisco

James Howell Book Signing
Meet local author James Howell at your Frisco HPB on Saturday, March 5, from 12 to 2 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.

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.

Lonna Enox Book Signing
Meet local author Lonna Enox on Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Frisco HPB. Lonna will sell and sign her, Mystery book Blood Relations. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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

Equinta Mobley-Williams Book Signing
Meet local author Equinta Mobley-Williams on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Equinta will sell and sign her book, Reach One Teach Juan: It’s All About One. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jennifer L. Hinojosa Book Signing
Meet local author Jennifer L. Hinojosa on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Jennifer will sell and sign her autobiography, Can’t Kill This Love. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Cindy Schroppel Book Signing
Meet local author Cindy Schroppel on Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Cindy will sell and sign her Christian novel, Skandalon. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Humble

Read Across America Day Storytime
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join us at your Humble HPB for storytime, snacks, photos and fun activities on Wednesday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. And, don’t forget to check out our selection of Dr. Seuss books, DVDs and merchandise.

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

Dyslexia Awareness Day
Dyslexia Awareness Day is Tuesday, March 15. Stop by your Round Rock HPB now through March 15 to find information on Dyslexia and silver ribbons to take provided by a local grade schooler.

Read Across America Storytime
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join us at your Round Rock HPB on Saturday, March 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., for a special “Read Across America” storytime. Sit down and enjoy a Dr. Seuss story plus prizes, treats and a coloring contest.

San Antonio – Broadway

 S.K. Alfstad Book Signing
Meet author S.K. Alfstad on Thursday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at your Broadway HPB in San Antonio. Mr. Alfstad will sell and sign his Christian Mystery, Code Name Joshua. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lesli Hicks Book Signing
Meet author Lesli Hicks on Saturday, March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Broadway HPB in San Antonio. Lesli will sell and sign her memoir about her adopted special needs child, Slow Takes a Long Time. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

S.K. Alfstad Book Signing
Meet author S.K. Alfstad on Thursday, March 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Broadway Road HPB in San Antonio. Mr. Alfstad will sell and sign his Christian Mystery, Code Name Joshua. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

San Antonio – Huebner Road

S.K. Alfstad Book Signing
Meet author S.K. Alfstad on Thursday, March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Mr. Alfstad will sell and sign his Christian Mystery, Code Name Joshua. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Sugar Land

Jennifer De Leon Book Signing
Meet local author Jennifer De Leon on Saturday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Sugar Land HPB. Jennifer will sell and sign her book, The Hunter’s Guide to Tall Tales. 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
One day only! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, March 12, 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.

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
One day only! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, March 26, at your Half Price Books 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 Half Price Books Outlets only.

Seattle

The Return of the Warehouse Sale!
1 DAY ONLY! Fill-a-Bag for $30! Join us for a fantastic book and DVD sale at our HPB Warehouse on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come “Fill-a-Bag for $30” and shop from our selection of over 30,000 books and DVDs. Fill a free souvenir HPB reusable tote bag with merchandise and get your whole bundle for just $30 plus tax. You can find our Warehouse Sale just north of 85th Street on the west side of Greenwood Avenue in Seattle. Get there early for the best selection. Offer good at Half Price Books Washington Warehouse only. Click here for details.

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.

WISCONSIN

Appleton

Dr. Seuss Storytime
Each year, young and old alike celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2 in conjunction with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Pack up your half-pint readers and join us at your Appleton HPB for a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. Kids can enjoy snacks, crafts and a FREE pre-selected kid’s book while supplies last.

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.

Women’s History Month Storytime
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month in March at your Appleton HPB. Join us for a special Women’s History-themed storytime and activities event on Wednesday, March 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. Stories and activities are geared towards grades 1 through 5, but all ages are welcome.

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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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