Local Store Events Round-Up: April 2016

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ALL STORES

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 and we’re down to the final two! Your votes decide. Cast your vote now through April 4.

Half Pint Library Book Drive
Donate a new or gently used children’s book at any Half Price Books location April 1 – 30. The books you and your family have already enjoyed will go directly to local nonprofit organizations, libraries and teacher’s classrooms in your community. For each book you donate during the Half Pint Library book drive, Half Price Books will match it.

 National Drop Everything & Read Day
Pick up a book, wherever you are, on Tuesday, April 12, for National Drop Everything & Read Day! This year marks the 100th birthday of Children’s author Beverly Cleary, who popularized the D.E.A.R. Day tradition. So, if you need something new to read, stop in your Half Price Books store and our Bibliomaniacs can offer you reading suggestions. Read in a quiet, cozy nook on your own, or gather your family and read a story together. Whatever free time you have this day, we hope you spend it with a book. Let’s drop everything and read together!

Vinyl Weekend
We’re celebrating Vinyl Weekend on Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17! And, there’s no better way to discover vinyl gold than perusing the record bins at your local HPB. From new releases to old oddities and everything in between, you’ll find the grooviest vinyl at the grooviest prices. Be sure to talk to our resident music experts to discover new treasures to add to your collection.

Sell to Us
When you’re finished enjoying your used books, music, movies and games, bring them to Half Price Books. We buy any time we’re open. No appointment necessary. We’ll make you a cash offer. Learn more about selling to us.

SELLING TO HPB IS EASY:
1 Bring all your stuff to our buy counter any time the store is open. You don’t need an appointment. Ask for assistance, and we’ll help you bring it inside.
2 Our expert buyers will make you an offer for the entire lot of your items based on the condition, supply and demand.
3 If you accept our offer, we’ll give you cash on the spot. Feel free to take it and run, or use it to buy yourself something cool in the store.

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!

GEORGIA

Win Books for a Year!
What does every booklover want? More books! To celebrate the opening of our new East Cobb store in Marietta, we’re giving away FREE BOOKS for a YEAR!  To enter, complete the entry form online by Friday, June 30, 2016. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. See store for complete rules and prize details.

ILLINOIS

Bloomingdale

Jennie Hallberg Book Signing
Meet author Jennie Hallberg at your Bloomingdale HPB on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Jennie will sell and sign her book Invoking the Spirit: Mindful Quotes for Contemplating the Experience of Life. 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, April 28, 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.

Jennifer Rae Book Signing
Meet author Jennifer Rae on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bloomingdale HPB. Jennifer will sell and sign her books, Izzy Come…Izzy Go and Kessen’s Kronikles: The Adventures of a Cross Country Canine. Plus, a visit from retired therapy dog Brightie! Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Countryside

Joslin Fitzgerald Book Signing
Meet author Joslin Fitzgerald at your Countryside HPB on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Joslin will sell and sign her Children’s book A Neat Sweet Treats Dream. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Highland Park

Vinyl Weekend
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Highland Park HPB is having a Vinyl Weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 15 to 17. We’re expanding our LP capacity with all vinyl 10% OFF. Plus, sign up for our mailing list to enter a drawing for a turntable. See store for details. You can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs or as many as you please. Discount at Highland Park HPB location only.

Niles

Saturday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Village Crossing HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. All young readers and listeners are welcome!

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

Vinyl & CD Sale Weekend Sale!
Do you seek some soothing grooves? Or, do you need pounding beats? Get your music fix at your Rockford HPB Outlet on Saturday & Sunday, April 16 to 17, with 50% off all vinyl & CDs! All sales are final. Offer good at Rockford HPB Outlet only.

50% OFF Everything Sale
Stock up for the spring with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Take an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday, April 23. No coupon needed. Excludes gift certificates. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

Earth Day Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and head down to your Rockford HPB Outlet for a special Earth Day-themed storytime on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. Kids can enjoy coloring activities, snacks and a FREE pre-selected kid’s book to take home.

INDIANA

Bloomington – Half Price Books Outlet 

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

50% OFF Everything Sale
Stock up for the spring with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Take an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday, April 23. No coupon needed. Excludes gift certificates. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

Fort Wayne

Malcolm Byers Book Signing
Meet author and poet Malcolm Byers at your Fort Wayne HPB on Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Malcolm will sell and sign his book of poetry and thoughts, Civil Disobedience. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Greenwood

Vinyl Night!
We’re extending our hours for Vinyl Night at your Greenwood HPB! Join us on Friday, April 15, from 9 p.m. to midnight to share the love of music. Check out our silent auction of vinyl-related items with the proceeds going to The Phillips Music Guild. Talk to our resident music experts to discover new treasures to add to your music collection. And, peruse local art by The Aerosol Project.

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.

IOWA

Marion

Recycled Art Contest
Calling all creatives! Your Marion HPB is having a Recycled Art Contest in April. Submissions can include any recyclable or repurposed items but must be at least 50% composed of items found at HPB. Items cannot exceed 72″ high x 24″ wide. Entries will be accepted April 18 through 21. HPB customers will vote Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24. The chosen top three will receive HPB Gift Cards. See store for details. Half Price Books is an environmentally-friendly company.

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.

50% OFF Everything Sale
Stock up for the spring with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Take an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday, April 23. No coupon needed. Excludes gift certificates. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

Lexington

HPB at Lexicon Gaming Convention
HPB’s got game. Look for the HPB booth at the Lexicon Tabletop Gaming Convention, Friday through Sunday, April 22 – 24, at the Clarion Convention Center in Lexington. We’ll have games, comics, DVDs, action figures and more. See you there!

Lexington – Fayette Place

Star Trek First Contact Day
Calling all Trekkies! Come to your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington to celebrate Star Trek First Contact Day on Tuesday, April 5. You are invited to dress in costume with an opportunity to win an HPB Gift Card, enjoy a cup of Earl Grey while you peruse our Star Trek merchandise and play Star Trek trivia with a chance to win coupons.

D.E.A.R. Day Storytime
Join us on Tuesday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a Drop Everything and Read Day storytime at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington. We will read a fun selection of Beverly Cleary books in honor of her 100th birthday.

Vinyl Day Sale!
Do you seek some soothing grooves? Or, do you need pounding beats? Get your music fix at your Fayette Place HPB in Lexington on Saturday, April 16, with 20% off all vinyl, CDs, plus music-related books and DVDs! Talk to our resident music experts to discover new treasures to add to your collection.  Discount at Fayette Place location 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.

Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion

April Fool’s Day Fun
It’s fun and games at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Stop by our store on Friday, April 1, and try your best to earn a Fool’s Day badge plus 15% off your entire purchase. Sing a song, dance a jig, tell a joke or play a game, but keep it family-friendly to get your badge and discount. See store for details.

Star Trek First Contact Day
Calling all Trekkies! Come to your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington to celebrate Star Trek First Contact Day on Tuesday, April 5. Throughout the day, we’ll have Star Trek trivia with the opportunity to win a 15% off coupon.

D.E.A.R. Day Storytime
Join us on Tuesday, April 12, from 5 to 6 p.m. for a Drop Everything and Read Day storytime at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Plus, get an additional 50% off mass market paperbacks. Some exclusions apply. See store for details.

Vinylpalooza!
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington is going ‘old school’ with Vinylpalooza on Friday, April 15.  All vinyl is 20% OFF. Come in for your music fix and stay for music trivia. You can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Discount at Hamburg Pavilion location only.

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

20% Off Vinyl Sale
Listen up, audiophiles! Friday, April 29, we’re having a 20% off select vinyl sale at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Plus, we’ll be spinning tunes all day to enhance your shopping experience. Be sure to thumb through our vast collection of LPs and discover new treasures to add to your vinyl collection. Need help? Talk to our resident experts about records and what collectors look for.

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

All Minnesota Stores

Vinyl Weekend
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Twin Cities-area HPBs are having a Vinyl Weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 15 to 17. All new and used vinyl are 10% OFF. Plus, stop by on Saturday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. to hear our very own DJs spinning vinyl. You can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Discount at Minnesota HPB locations only.

HPB at Nature Center Earth Day Event
Look for the HPB table at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center’s Earth Day and 26th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for BW, the HPB Bookworm, plus, FREE tote bags, pencils and stickers. Don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list for a chance to win a $25 HPB Gift Card. Get directions and details here.

Northtown

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

Roseville

Mother’s Day Card Maker Event
You’re in the right place! HPB wants to help you find the right words for Mom by creating your own Mother’s Day card. Your Roseville HPB is offering card crafting sessions on Saturday, April 30 and on Sunday, May 1 from 12 to 2 p.m. Upcycled materials are provided free of charge. All ages are welcome.

MISSOURI

Independence

Christine J. Gilbert Book Signing
Meet author Christine J. Gilbert at your Independence HPB on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Christine will sell and sign her book Super Grandma and Super Grandpa: The Unknown Superheroes. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Kansas City – Westport

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 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Earth Day Weekend Fun
Join us at your Westport HPB in Kansas City for FREE Family fun on Earth Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 22 – 24. Learn about sustainability during a Q&A with Bridging the Gap on Friday at 2:30. Kids can learn and have fun Friday through Sunday with storytime and recycled material crafts from 2 to 4 p.m. plus, visits from earth-friendly organizations through the weekend. See store for details.

*ST LOUIS AREA*

Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Look for HPB at the Greater St. Louis Book Fair. Pick up a FREE reusable tote bag along with a money-saving coupon. Don’t miss the Midwest’s largest charity book sale from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1 at Macy’s in West County Center. Get directions and details.

St. Louis – U City

Sultan Ali Muhammad Book Signing
Meet author and motivational speaker Sultan Ali Muhammad at your U City HPB on Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Mr. Muhammad will sell and sign his inspirational book, My Transformation from the Gang Mentality: A Gang Violence Prevention Education Handbook. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

OHIO

Beavercreek

Ruth M. Geiman Book Signing
Meet author Ruth M. Geiman, Ph. D. on Saturday, April 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. at your Beavercreek HPB. Ruth will sell and sign copies of her book, Help For the Helpers: How to Help Your Children with Learning Problems. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Storytime & Crafts Wednesdays
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Beavercreek HPB for Storytime Wednesdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and crafts with us at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. Light snacks provided.

Pat Acker Book Signing
Meet local author Pat Acker on Saturday, April 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at your Beavercreek HPB. Pat will sell and sign her book, The Dying Teach Us How to Live: Short Inspirational Stories and Meditations. 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  

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.

International Table Top Day
We’re celebrating International Table Top Day at your Carriage Place HPB in Columbus. Stop by on Sunday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. and play table top board games in the store! Don’t forget to check out our great selection of new and used board games.

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.

Honey Bee & BW Special Storytime
Meet Honey Bee, the bee-autiful Donate Life Ambassador, plus our very own BW, the Half Price Books Bookworm. Load up your half-pint readers and buzz on over to your North High HPB in Columbus for a special storytime on Saturday, April 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. Honey Bee and BW will be on hand for reading fun courtesy of Lifeline of Ohio, an organ donation support nonprofit.

Vinyl Weekend
Listen up, audiophiles! Your North High HPB in Columbus is having a Vinyl Weekend on Friday through Sunday, April 15 to 17.  All vinyl is 20% OFF. You can buy stacks o’ wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Discount at North High HPB location only.

Lewis Center

Dog Days at Half Price Books
Join us at your Lewis Center 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 a trained canine companion on Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Presented in partnership with Acme Canine.

Video Game Challenge!
Are you a Mario Kart champion? Come test your skills at your Lewis Center HPB on Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Battle it out on the Wii with other customers for a chance to win an HPB gift card.  See store for details. Watch out for bananas!

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
We’re celebrating Earth Day at your Lewis Center HPB on Friday, April 22. Kids and adults are invited to join our environmentally-themed scavenger hunt with an HPB coupon awaiting you at the finish. Plus, join us at 2 p.m. for a storytime reading of The Lorax. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

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.

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet local author J.S. Bailey on Saturday, April 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at your Mason HPB. Ms. Bailey will sell and sign her supernatural suspense novel, Servant: The Chronicles of Servitude, Book One. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Westerville

Vinyl Fridays
Join us each Friday from 5 p.m. to close and move to the groove while you shop! Listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all used LPs at your Westerville HPB. Offer good at this location only. 

OKLAHOMA

Edmond

Monday Music Madness
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your week? Stop by your Edmond HPB every Monday to get an additional 10% off all CDs, used LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Oklahoma City

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.

PENNSYLVANIA

Bethel Park

Jerome Parker Book Signing
Meet author and poet Jerome Parker at your Bethel Park HPB on Saturday, April 9 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.

Vinyl Weekend
Listen up, audiophiles! Your Bethel Park HPB is having a Vinyl Weekend on Thursday through Sunday, April 14 to 17. Enter a raffle for a $25 HPB Gift Card, peruse our fantastic selection of used 45s priced at only 50¢ each and, on Vinyl Weekend only, pick up an LP Mystery Grab Bag for only $5, while supplies last – a perfect starter kit for the newbie vinyl collector. Plus, talk with our resident music experts to discover new treasures to add to your music collection.

Ross Park Mall Area

Beth Geisler Book Signing
Meet local travel guide Beth Geisler on Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Ross Township HPB in Pittsburgh. Beth will sell and sign copies of her book *100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die*. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Monroeville

Frank Catanzano Book Signing
Meet musician and author Frank Catanzano on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Frank will sell and sign copies of his books, including Drummer for the Mob. 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.

Free Wildflower Seeds
Your Monroeville HPB is honoring Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Stop by for a FREE packet of wildflower seeds and don’t forget to check out our books on gardening and earth-friendly ideas. Offer good while supplies last.

Sharon Flake Book Signing
Meet award-winning YA author Sharon Flake on Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Sharon will sell and sign copies of her Children’s and Young Adult books, including The Skin I’m In, Pinned and Who Am I Without Him?. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

TEXAS

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Allen Goodner Book Signing
Meet author Allen Goodner on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Allen will sell and sign copies of his new Fantasy book Fire and Frost. 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.

James Howell Book Signing
Meet local author James Howell at your South Arlington HPB on Sunday, April 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.

*AUSTIN AREA*

Pop-Up Sale!
Join us for a fantastic sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Half Price Books Pop-Up Sale at the Parkline Shopping Center in Austin on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stock up on as many books as you can carry, as well as music, movies and more. Get directions and details.

Austin – North Lamar  

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.

Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Hear emerging poets read and perform new work. Join us for a Round Robin Poetry Open Mic hosted by the International Poets of Austin on Saturday, April 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin.

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.

Lisa Avery Book Signing
Meet author Lisa Avery at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Sunday, April 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Lisa will sell and sign her memoir Beautifully Naked. At Last. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jaime Summers Book Signing
Meet author Jaime Summers at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, April 9, from 12 to 3 p.m. Jaime will sell and sign her Self Help book Playtionships: The New Paradigm. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Rob Bell Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Rob will discuss and sign copies of his new book How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Friday, April 15, at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

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 Dog Rescue Meet and Greet
Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? Austin Dog Rescue, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, will have a select group of adoptable dogs looking for good, fur-ever homes at your North Lamar HPB on Saturday, April 30, from noon to 3 p.m. Donations accepted plus information about fostering a rescue dog will be available.

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, April 10, from 7 to 9 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, April 10, 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. Plus, coloring and craft activities.

Dungeons & Dragons Game Night
Join us for Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition) Game Night every Thursday in April from 5 to 9 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. All gaming levels from beginner to advanced are invited to participate with Dungeon Master Michael Dahms. See store for details and game rules.

Austin – South Lamar

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.

Tameka Vaughn Book Signing
Meet local author Tameka Vaughn at your South Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tameka will sell and sign her cookbook Vegetarian Meets the South. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Lisa Avery Book Signing
Meet author Lisa Avery at your South Lamar HPB in Austin on Saturday, April 16, from 12 to 3 p.m. Lisa will sell and sign her memoir Beautifully Naked. At Last. 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.

Austin – Woodland/Anderson Mill

Leander ISD Book Drive
Share the joy of reading! From April 15 through May 1, mention **Leander ISD** when you check out at our Cedar Park and Anderson Mill HPB stores, and your purchase will help support the **Summer Reading For All** program, which provides books for kids who might not have access to quality reading material. HPB will donate a portion of our sales in support of this program.

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.

Burleson

Betty Kilby Fisher Book Signing
Meet author Betty Kilby Fisher on Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Burleson HPB. Betty will sell and sign copies of her memoir Wit, Will and Walls. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Leander ISD Book Drive
Share the joy of reading! From April 15 through May 1, mention **Leander ISD** when you check out at our Cedar Park and Anderson Mill HPB stores, and your purchase will help support the **Summer Reading For All** program, which provides books for kids who might not have access to quality reading material. HPB will donate a portion of our sales in support of this program.

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

The Dallas Record Show
Look for the HPB booth at the Dallas Record Show on Saturday, April 9, at the Richardson Civic Center. We’ll have all types of vinyl from vintage to current covering all musical genres. [Get directions and details here.

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.

Texas Frightmare Weekend
Drag, stagger or run for your life to Texas Frightmare Weekend. Look for the HPB booth Friday through Sunday, April 29 to May 1 at the Hyatt Regency DFW. We’ll have books, movies, comics and more killer stuff. Convention hours are Friday 6 – 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Get directions and details here.

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.

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 sets up shop in the parking lot of the Flagship HPB every Sunday, starting April 3 to December, 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.

Stuart Woods Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Stuart Woods at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Stuart will discuss and sign copies of his new Stone Barrington novel Family Jewels. Books available for purchase on April 5 as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Wednesday, April 6, at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

Kimberly Bausley Book Signing
Meet author Kimberly Bausley at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Sunday, April 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Kimberly will sell and sign her Children’s book Little Mr. Terrific. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Samantha Mabry Book Signing
Meet author Samantha Mabry at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Samantha will discuss and sign copies of her debut Young Adult novel A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Samantha’s debut was named a Spring 2016 Indie Next List Pick and was inspired by the Nathaniel Hawthorne short story Rappaccini’s Daughter. Books available for purchase starting April 12 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

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.

Amber Tamblyn Book Signing
Meet award-winning film and television actress and acclaimed poet Amber Tamblyn at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Saturday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Amber will discuss and sign copies of her latest book Dark Sparkler; a unique, poetic and harrowing exploration of life, death, celebrity and immortality. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Saturday, April 23, at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

Cast & Capture Game Launch Party
Celebrate National Board Game Day with a family-friendly game that is entertaining for kids and adults. Join us at your Flagship HPB on Saturday, April 30, from 12 to 7 p.m. for the official launch party of *Cast & Capture* from Randover Games. Enjoy free-play of this hot, new card game and meet the game designers. Half Price Books sells a variety of new and used board games for players of all ages.

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 Village

Take Time to Read Donation Drive
Your Ridgmar HPB is participating in the Grand Lodge of Texas’ “Take Time to Read” program in partnership with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Stop by our store on Saturday, April 23, between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and donate a children’s book to a worthy cause. Plus, purchase and donate a book from our store and receive an additional 20% off your entire purchase.

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

HPB at the Texas Library Association Conference
Look for the HPB booth at the Texas Library Association Conference on Tuesday, April 19 through Friday, April 22, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. We’ll have free tote bags and money-saving coupons, plus find out how educators can save year-round.

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

Shelly Morrow Whitenburg Book Signing
Meet author Shelly Morrow Whitenburg at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Shelly will sell and sign her Children’s book Angels are God’s Helpers. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Mike Sims Book Signing
Meet author Mike Sims at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston on Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Mike will sell and sign his novel Vickie. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Raymond Arroyo Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB on Thursday, April 21 at 7 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 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Mansfield

Angie Ransome-Jones Book Signing
Meet author Angie Ransome-Jones at your Mansfield HPB on Sunday, April 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Angie will sell and sign her book Path to Peace: A Guide to Managing Life After Losing a Loved One. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

McKinney- Eldorado/Craig Crossing

McKinney Kid’s Fest
Look for the HPB booth at the First Annual McKinney KidsFest this Sunday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by for fun with storytime and craft activities. Plus, we’ll have kids’ books available for purchase. See you there! Get directions and details.

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.

Tabletop Game Night
Join us and experience the fun of Tabletop Games! We are kicking off our monthly game night on International Tabletop Day, Saturday, April 30, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at your Mesquite HPB. Tabletop games refer to board games, card games, dice games, miniature wargames, tile-based games and any game that is normally played on a table. Each month we will play a fun and family-friendly game. See store for details.

Tabletop Game Night
Join us and experience the fun of Tabletop Games on the last Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at your Mesquite HPB. Tabletop games refer to board games, card games, dice games, miniature wargames, tile-based games and any game that is normally played on a table. Each month we will play a fun and family-friendly game. See store for details.

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.

San Antonio – Huebner Road

Vinyl Night
Move to the groove while you shop when our very own DJs spin vinyl on Saturday, April 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Talk to our resident music experts to discover new treasures to add to your collection. Plus, enter a drawing for a $25 HPB Gift Card.

San Marcos

Storytime Saturdays
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your San Marcos HPB for Storytime Saturdays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. each Saturday in April. Plus, each child can take a pre-selected book home for FREE. All ages are welcome!

Sugar Land

Undrai Fizer Book Signing
Meet local musician, author and inspirational speaker Undrai Fizer at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, April 2, 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.

Tina Rillieux Book Signing
Meet author Tina Rillieux at your Sugar Land HPB on Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tina will sell and sign her Children’s book Princess Nia and the Magic Flower. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

WASHINGTON

Bellevue

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

Lynnwood

Kids’ Haiku Contest
We’re celebrating National Poetry Month this April! Join us at your Lynnwood HPB on Saturday, April 30, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a Haiku Celebration, during which we will announce the winners of our Haiku Contest. Winners in each category will receive an HPB Gift Card and poetry book. See store for entry and event details.

Open Mic Poetry Night
Calling all poetry lovers! We continue our National Poetry Month celebration at your Lynnwood HPB on Saturday, April 30, at 6:45 p.m. with Open Mic Poetry. Readers are welcome to share original poems or a favorite poem by an admired author. Plus, all poetry books are an additional 10% off!

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, April 9, 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.

50% OFF Everything Sale
Stock up for the spring with books, music, movies and games at your local Half Price Books Outlet! Take an additional 50% OFF everything in store Saturday, April 23. No coupon needed. Excludes gift certificates. Offer good at Half Price Books Outlet locations only. All sales are final.

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.

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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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