Local Store Events Round-Up: June 2016

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ALL STORES

Summer Reading Program
Research shows that children who do not continue reading through the summer can lose a month or more of progress made during the school year. To help keep appetites up for reading, Half Price Books is hosting the FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program Wednesday, June 1 – Sunday, July 31, 2016. Kids preschool through high school age can earn $5 HPB Bookworm Bucks as a reward for reading over the summer. Learn more.

Biggest Storytime of the Summer
Join us in store on Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm as we kick off our FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program. Kids of all ages are invited for the Biggest Storytime of the Summer, as we celebrate reading and family literacy with this nationwide read-in event.

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

Berkeley

Bay Area Book Festival
Don’t miss the FREE Bay Area Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 & 5, in Downtown Berkeley’s Arts District. Half Price Books is excited to sponsor these Author Events:

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Campfires! Camping, Hiking, and Eating in the Great Outdoors, with Tom Stienstra, Robin Donovan, Jenny Mulholland-Beahrs and Susan Snyder, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. @ Brower Center – Tamalpais Room.

Noir at the Bar, with Anders de la Motte, Kelli Stanley, Dominic Stansberry, Stefan Thunberg, Antonin Varenne and Alia Volz, emceed by Cara Black, 5 – 6:30 p.m. @ Marsh Cabaret.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

“A History of Violence”: KALW’s “Your Call,” with Oscar Martinez and Rose Aguilar, 10 – 11:15 a.m. @ Brower Center – Goldman Theater.

New California Poets, with Paul Ebenkamp, Javier Huerta, Rachel Richardson and Solmaz Sharif, moderated by Robert Hass, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ Hotel Shattuck Plaza – White Cotton Room.

The Comedy of Existence, with Jonathan Evison, Rivka Galchen, Cristina Garcia and Jonathan Lethem, moderated by Mauro Javier Cardenas, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. @ Brower Center – Tamalpais Room.

Work in Progress: Interior Landscapes in Poetry and Prose, with Anita Barrows, Susan Griffin and Al Young, 2 – 3:30 p.m. @ Berkeley Public Library – Community Meeting Room.

Citrus Heights

Summer Safari Children’s Camp
Look for the HPB booth at Citrus Town Center’s FREE Summer Safari Children’s Camp on the first and third Friday of the month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. We’ll have store info and FREE HPB tote bags. After camp, join us at Half Price Books for Children’s Storytime from 12:15 – 1:15. Parents, be sure to pick up info on our FEED YOUR BRAIN® Summer Reading Program for kids preschool through high school.

HPB at Antelope Summerfest
Look for the HPB booth at Antelope Summerfest on Saturday, June 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. Pick up a FREE reusable tote bag along with a money-saving coupons. Join us for a family fun day at Antelope Community Park! Get directions and details.

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!

HPB at the Red, White & Blue Parade
Look for BW, the Half Price Books Bookworm, at the 17th annual Red, White and Blue Parade in Citrus Heights. Join us on Saturday, June 25, when the parade starts at 9 a.m. and ends at the Sunrise Mall parking lot. Don’t forget to check out our store in Citrus Town Center for great summer reading ideas and activities. Click here for more details.

Fremont

Music in the Courtyard
Look for the HPB bibliomaniacs at Music in the Courtyard in the Fremont Hub. Join us in the courtyard on Saturdays, June 11 & 18, from 12 to 3 p.m. and enjoy live band performances, fun family activities plus pick up a free HPB tote bag and enter a raffle to win an HPB Gift Card!

GEORGIA

Marietta – East Cobb

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

Arts & Crafts Night
Your Bloomingdale HPB bibliomaniacs and customers are bursting with creativity! Let’s share our artistic knowledge and fun this summer on Tuesdays, June 21, July 19 and August 23, 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.

Countryside

Dominic Lodato Book Signing
Meet local Children’s author Dominic Lodato on Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Countryside HPB. Dominic will sell and sign copies of his Children’s books I Think My Little Brother is an Alien and Mustard Mayhem. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Naperville

Patricia Rockwell Book Signing
Meet local author Patricia Rockwell at your Naperville HPB on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Patricia will sell and sign her book Firecrackered: An Essie Cobb Senior Sleuth Mystery. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Niles

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

Orland Park

Joslin Fitzgerald Book Signing
Meet author Joslin Fitzgerald at your Orland Park HPB on Saturday, June 11, 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.

Karl A. Maxey Jr. Book Signing
Meet local author Karl A. Maxey Jr. at your Orland Park HPB on Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Karl will sell and sign his book, On the Couch with God. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Storytime Saturday
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Orland Park HPB for Storytime Saturday. Sit down and enjoy a reading of Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. All ages are welcome!

Palatine

Ricardo Alfonso Book Signing
Meet local author Ricardo Alfonso on Saturday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Palatine HPB. Ricardo will sell and sign his book, Forty Questions Every Father Needs to Ask His Future Son-in-Law. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Rockford – Half Price Books Outlet

CD & DVD Sale
Your Rockford HPB Outlet is having a Mix & Match CD & DVD Sale Friday through Monday, July 1 – 4. Buy 4 CDs or DVDs, or a mix of both, and get a 5th one FREE! Lowest-priced item out of 5 is free. No coupons needed. All sales are final. Offer good at Rockford Half Price Books Outlet location only.

June Cookbook Sale
Prep your summer cookouts for less! All cookbooks are only $1 throughout June all month long. Offer good at Rockford Half Price Books Outlet location only.

Throwback Thursdays
Get ready for a throwback! Join us at your Rockford HPB Outlet on the last Thursday of the month for 50% off media in our Retro Media Room – including LPs, cassette tapes, 8 tracks, VHS tapes and LaserDiscs. Does not include nostalgia books. See store for details.

Paperback Tuesdays
Get four pocket-size, mass market paperbacks for only $2 every Tuesday at your Rockford HPB Outlet. See store for details. Offer good at this location only.

INDIANA

Avon

Summer Storytime Sundays
Looking for FREE, kid-friendly fun this summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and head on over to your Avon HPB from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14 & August 28 for Storytime.

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

Clearance Sale at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Join us for our 3rd annual Clearance Sale! Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, June 3 – 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Exhibition Hall. We’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music and movies from Half Price Books locations across the Midwest! FREE parking and admission. Get directions and details.

Indianapolis – Clearwater

Angel Stark Book Signing
Meet comedian and local author Angel Stark on Friday, June 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at your Clearwater HPB in Indianapolis. Angel will sell and sign copies of her humorous book, The Undercover Business Woman. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Nicholas Hochstedler Book Signing
Meet local author Nicholas Hochstedler on Friday, June 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at your Clearwater HPB in Indianapolis. Nicholas will sell and sign copies of his book, War in October. 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.

Video Game Night
Come test your skills at your Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. and play Pole Position. 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.

IOWA

Clive

Ask the Book Expert
Calling all booklovers! Meet our collectible books expert Steve Leach, a.k.a. The HPB Buy Guy, and get some tips on starting or improving your book collection. Steve will discuss identifying first editions, gauging condition, and caring for your books. Plus, Steve will be available to answer your questions and discuss the various aspects of book collecting and appreciation. Join us at your Clive HPB on Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m.

Marion

Ask the Book Expert
Calling all booklovers! Meet our collectible books expert Steve Leach, a.k.a. The HPB Buy Guy, and get some tips on starting or improving your book collection. Steve will discuss identifying first editions, gauging condition, and caring for your books. Plus, Steve will be available to answer your questions and discuss the various aspects of book collecting and appreciation. Join us at your Marion HPB on Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m.

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.

Lexington – Fayette Place

Bluegrass Music, Live!
Your Fayette Place and Hamburg Pavilion HPBs have free, live Bluegrass music this summer on Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm. Our music on the patio will feature the smooth pickin’ and sweet twang of The Blue Dawg Trio performing alternate Saturdays. Check with your store for dates. Also, be sure to check out our music section for CDs, LPs, sheet music and more!

Summer Solstice Carnival
Looking for free family fun? Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year at your Fayette Place HPB. On Saturday, June 18, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., party on with games and prizes to celebrate the joy of summer. Don’t forget to check out the store for great summer reads and fun outdoor entertainment ideas. Come rain or shine!

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

Tona Wyatt Book Signing

Meet local author Tona Wyatt on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Tona will sell and sign copies of her Children’s books, including The Tale of Two Bears. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Bluegrass Music, Live!
Your Fayette Place and Hamburg Pavilion HPBs have free, live Bluegrass music this summer on Saturdays from 2 – 4 pm. Our music on the patio will feature the smooth pickin’ and sweet twang of The Blue Dawg Trio performing alternate Saturdays. Check with your store for dates. Also, be sure to check out our music section for CDs, LPs, sheet music and more!

J.S. Bailey Book Signing
Meet local author J.S. Bailey on Friday, June 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. 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.

Stacy L. Whisman Book Signing
Meet local author Stacy L. Whisman on Saturday, June 11, from 12 to 3 p.m. at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington. Stacy will sell and sign her Romance novel The Gift of Imperfection. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

5th Annual Summer Solstice Carnival
Looking for free family fun? Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year at your Hamburg Pavilion HPB. On Saturday, June 18, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., party on the patio with games, prizes and refreshments to celebrate the joy of summer. Don’t forget to check out the store for great summer reads and fun outdoor entertainment ideas. Come rain or shine!

20% Off Vinyl Sale
Listen up, audiophiles! Friday, June 24, 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.

Dog Days Pet Adoptions
Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? Stop by your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when True Heart Pinscher Rescue rescue group, will have a select group of adoptable dogs looking for good, fur-ever homes. Want to know more about your new furry friend? Check out our pet books. Plus, pick up info about caring for your pet during the heat of summer. HPB is a pet-friendly company.

Saturday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Hamburg Pavilion HPB in Lexington for Saturday Storytime on Saturday, May 28. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2 p.m., and pick up information on our Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program. Readers and listeners of all ages are welcome. Light refreshments provided.

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!

Roseville

Read to a Rescue Adoption Event
Dogs, cats, face painting and a magic show – all in one day! Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting the Roseville HPB on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The nonprofit Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue will have a select group of adoptable pets looking for good, fur-ever homes. Kids of all ages are invited to read to a lovable rescue. Plus, enjoy face painting and a magic show! Want to know more about your new furry friend? Check out our pet books. HPB is a pet-friendly company.

MISSOURI

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

NEBRASKA

Omaha

Ask the Book Expert
Calling all booklovers! Meet our collectible books expert Steve Leach, a.k.a. The HPB Buy Guy, and get some tips on starting or improving your book collection. Steve will discuss identifying first editions, gauging condition, and caring for your books. Plus, Steve will be available to answer your questions and discuss the various aspects of book collecting and appreciation. Join us at your Omaha HPB on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m.

OHIO

Beavercreek

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.

Columbus

Clearance Sale at the Ohio Expo Center
Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Come to our 4th Annual Clearance Sale at the Ohio Expo Center on Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., & Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lausche Bldg. Half Price Books stores throughout the Midwest are contributing hundreds of thousands of books, movies and music to create this great Clearance Sale event! Get directions and details.

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

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.

Terry W. Oiler Book Signing
Meet local author Terry W. Oiler on Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Mason HPB. Terry will sell and sign her Children’s book, Lucky Gets Adopted. 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

OKC Area

HPB at SoonerCon 25
Ready to geek out? Come to SoonerCon 25 and look for the HPB booth from Friday through Sunday, June 24 – 26. HPB will have comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and more at the Reed Conference Center. See you there! Click here for more 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.

PENNSYLVANIA

Bethel Park

Doris Dumrauf Book Signing
Meet local author Doris Dumrauf on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bethel Park HPB. Doris will sell and sign copies of her Historical Fiction book, Oktober Heat. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Beth Geisler Book Signing
Meet local travel guide Beth Geisler on Saturday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bethel Park HPB. 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

Jason Burke Book Signing
Meet local author Jason Burke on Saturday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Monroeville HPB. Jason will sell and sign his Poetry Compilation, Never Say Goodbye. 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.

Retriever Rescue Supply Drive
Bow Wow! Your Monroeville HPB is collecting supplies for the Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization throughout June. SPARRO is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing retriever dogs in need. The shelter needs paper towels, bleach, Free and Clear HE laundry soap, dishwashing detergent, gas gift cards and pet store gift cards. Plus, join us for a SPARRO adoption event on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our store. See store for details.

Pittsburgh – Robinson Township

Steven L. Orebaugh Book Signing
Meet local author Steven L. Orebaugh on Saturday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Robinson Township HPB in Pittsburgh. Steven will sell and sign his Medical Mystery A Night in the Life. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Jason Toombs Book Signing
Meet local author Jason Toombs on Thursday, June 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. at your Robinson Township HPB in Pittsburgh. Jason will sell and sign his Urban Fiction book A Deadly Plan: III Dirty Rivers. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

TEXAS

Arlington

Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center
Join us for a fantastic sale!  Everything is $2 or less! Come to our Clearance Sale at the Arlington Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, June 3 – 4 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 from 9 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.

Arlington – Lincoln Square

Jeannie Ruth Book Signing
Meet local author Jeannie Ruth on Saturday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Lincoln Square HPB in Arlington. Jeannie will sell and sign her Historical Romance book, Something of Value. 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  

French/English Storytime
Allons-y! Join us for a special French/English bilingual storytime at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. On Saturday, June 26 from 2 to 3 p.m., parents and educators from L’école Jean-Jacques Rousseau will present a storytime in both French and English. Chic alors, we’ll have croissants, too!

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, June 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin.

KAMX Summer of Fun Storytime
Looking for FREE summer fun for both kids and parents? Join us at your North Lamar HPB in Austin on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a special storytime with Mix 94.7.  Afternoon radio personality DJ Styles will host a book reading and will be giving away station prizes that could include tickets to local concerts, movie screenings, theme parks and more!

Bastrop Animal Rescue Meet & Greet
Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? Bastrop Animal 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, June 11, from noon to 3 p.m.

TJ Weeks Book Signing
Meet local author TJ Weeks on Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your North Lamar HPB in Austin. TJ will sell and sign his new book, The Horror Squad. 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 – Parmer Crossing

Willow Love Book Signing
Meet local author Willow Love on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Parmer Crossing HPB in Austin. Willow will sell and sign her Christian Fiction book, Dealing with Troubled Dreams. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

KAMX Summer of Fun Storytime
Looking for FREE summer fun for both kids and parents? Join us at your Parmer Crossing HPB in Austin on Sunday, June 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a special storytime with Mix 94.7.  Afternoon radio personality DJ Styles will host a book reading and will be giving away station prizes that could include tickets to local concerts, movie screenings, theme parks and more!

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.

KAMX Summer of Fun Storytime
Looking for FREE summer fun for both kids and parents? Join us at your Southpark Meadows HPB in Austin on Sunday, June 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a special storytime with Mix 94.7.  Afternoon radio personality DJ Styles will host a book reading and will be giving away station prizes that could include tickets to local concerts, movie screenings, theme parks and more!

Bedford

C.T and R.R. Ford Book Signing
Meet mother and daughter C.T. Ford and R.R. Ford on Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bedford HPB. C.T. and R.R. will sell and sign their Family Relationship book, Rainbow Wings: When No Human Would Help, Heavenly Help was Sent. Books will be sold independently by the authors while supplies last.

Dr. Vanessa Girard Book Signing
Meet local author Dr. Vanessa Girard on Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Bedford HPB. Dr. Girard will sell and sign her Children’s book, It’s Okay to be Me!. Books will be sold independently by the authors 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

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

HPB at Fan Expo Dallas
Calling all pop culture fans! Look for the Half Price Books booth at Fan Expo Dallas on Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. We’ll have books, movies, collectibles, comics, tabletop games, anime, manga, music and more at the Dallas Convention Center. See you there! Click here for more details

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.

Romance Authors Book Signing
Meet local Romance authors Kris Hack, Renee Kennedy and Lynn Stookes on Sunday, June 12, from 1 – 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Kris, Renee and Lynn will sell and sign their recent releases. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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.

Brad Thor Book Signing
Meet New York Times Bestselling author Brad Thor at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Brad will discuss and sign copies of his new thriller, Foreign Agent. Books available as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Numbered passes will be available beginning Wednesday, June 22, at 9 a.m. One pass per customer, please.

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

Family Movie Day
Looking for FREE family fun? Bring your own chair and get comfy at free Family Movie Day at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Join us on Sunday, June 19 from 4 – 6 p.m., for a family-friendly movie, complete with fresh popcorn. Want to take a movie home? Check out our vast collection of DVDs available at family-friendly prices.

Abbi Glines Book Signing
Meet New York Times bestselling Romance author Abbi Glines at your Flagship HPB in Dallas on Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. Abbi will participate in a Q&A and sign her book Up in Flames, the highly-anticipated finale to the Rosemary Beach series. Books are available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Pamela Rodreick Book Signing
Meet local author Pamela Rodreick on Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Pamela will sell and sign her Children’s book, Hannah’s Kitchen ABCs of Favorite Recipes. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Christy Taylor Book Signing
Meet local author Christy Taylor on Friday, June 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Flagship HPB in Dallas. Christy will sell and sign her Family Relationship book, Rainbow Wings: When No Human Would Help, Heavenly Help was Sent. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Dallas – Preston Village

First Sunday Storytime
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Preston HPB in Dallas for Storytime Sunday. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and themed activity with us at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Light snacks provided. Storytime recommended for kids ages 2 to 10.

Frisco

Creative Writing Workshops
Join us at your Frisco HPB for three unique, educational and entertaining workshops designed to inspire reading and the craft of writing. Writers Jan Sikes, Demethius J. and Kris Kramer are offering two workshops for different age groups on Saturday, June 4: ages 8 to 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and ages 14 to Adult from 3 to 5 p.m. Workshop registration is FREE. Pick up your registration form now at the Frisco HPB. Space is limited.

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 Comicpalooza
Trek, transport, teleport or beam yourself up to Comicpalooza 2016 in Houston, Friday through Sunday, June 17 – 19. Look for the HPB booth where we’ll have comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, graphic novels and more. Click here for more details.

Houston – North Oaks

William Dylan Powell Book Signing
Meet award-winning Texas author William Dylan Powell at your North Oaks HPB in Houston on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. William will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Lost Houston. Copies of Lost Houston and Texas: Then and Now are available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last.

Margarita Chavez Book Signing
Meet local author Margarita Chavez on Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your North Oaks HPB in Houston. Margarita will sell and sign copies of her Spanish Language teaching book, I Say Hola, You Say Hello. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

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

Khefa Nosakhere Book Signing
Meet local author Khefa Nosakhere on Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Westheimer/Montrose HPB in Houston. Khefa will sell and sign his Dystopian Satire, America, the “Beautiful”. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Mansfield

Gary R. Lowell Book Signing

Meet local author Gary R. Lowell on Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Mansfield HPB. Gary will sell and sign his books, including Prisoner of Zarembo. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

McKinney- Eldorado/Craig Crossing

Live Music with Christopher Levine
Bring your date, friends and family for a musical evening with singer/songwriter (and music journalist) Christopher Levine at your McKinney HPB on Saturday, June 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy some acoustic American Pop and be sure to check out our diverse selection of vinyl and CDs.

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 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.

Plano

June Storytime and Crafts
Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Plano HPB for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us on Sunday at 2 p.m. starting June 5. Readers, listeners and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. Here’s what we will be reading:

June 5  Frog and the Treasure by Max Velthuijs
June 12  Doodleday by Ross Collins
June 19   All the Little Fathers by Margaret Wise Brown
June 26  Away in My Airplane by Margaret Wise Brown

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

Dawn Orand Book Signing
Meet local author Dawn Orand on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Round Rock HPB. Dawn will sell and sign copies of her book, Jessie’s Journey. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Hawaiian Biggest Storytime of the Summer
Aloha! Join us at your Round Rock HPB on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. for a Hawaiian storytime. Hula dancers from the Hawaiian Kona Isle Dance Troupe will kick off our storytime with a dance to “He Mele No Lilo” while kids are invited to learn to dance to “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride.” We’ll have stories and a Hawaiian-themed craft to top it all off. While you are there, be sure to pick up info for Half Price Books’ Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program.

KAMX Summer of Fun Storytime
Looking for FREE summer fun for both kids and parents? Join us at your Round Rock HPB on Sunday, June 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a special storytime with Mix 94.7.  Afternoon radio personality DJ Styles will host a book reading and will be giving away station prizes that could include tickets to local concerts, movie screenings, theme parks and more.

San Antonio – Huebner Road

Anne Elizabeth Dodd Book Signing
Meet local author Anne Elizabeth Dodd on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Anne will sell and sign copies of her Children’s book, Angel of Winter. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

Storytime with Lina Cuartas
Join us at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. for the Biggest Storytime of the Summer. Local author and illustrator Lina Cuartas will join us for readings and activities. Lina will also sell and sign her children’s books, including Come Into My World. While you are there, be sure to pick up info on Half Price Books’ Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program.

Carl E. Franklin Book Signing
Meet local Children’s author Carl E. Franklin on Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. Carl will sell and sign copies of his Children’s book The Adventures of Dale the Snail: The Storm. Books will be sold independently by the author while supplies last.

D.G. McWilliams Book Signing
Meet local author D.G. McWilliams on Saturday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at your Huebner Road HPB in San Antonio. D.G. will sell and sign copies of his Historical Fiction books, including Courage of a Small-Town Son. 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!

HPB at Crossroads Farmer’s Market
Look for the HPB booth at the Crossroads Bellevue Farmer’s Market this summer on Tuesdays from 12 to 6 p.m. We’ll have cookbooks for sale plus money-saving coupons. Be sure to check out our store for more Cooking, Gardening and DIY books. Click here for more details.

Everett

Summer Storytime Sundays
Looking for FREE, kid-friendly fun this summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and head on over to your Everett HPB from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, June 5, July 10, August 14 & September 11 for Storytime.

Olympia – Half Price Books Outlet

Dollar Sale at the Outlet
One day only! Everything in the store is $1 or less on Saturday, June 4, 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.

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.

Father’s Day Crafternoon
Load up the kiddos and pop into your Olympia HPB Outlet on Sunday, June 12, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for an opportunity to create a crafty card for Dad. We’ll supply the materials; you supply the love and creativity. As a bonus, all Arts & Crafts books are 50% off all day. Offer valid at this location only.

Sunday Storytime: In Space!
Calling all aspiring astronauts and astronomers! Join us at your Olympia Half Price Books Outlet for Sunday Storytime on July 3, from 2 – 3 p.m. when we celebrate World UFO Day, Space Exploration Day and Moon Day. The stories will be out of this world!

Seattle

Warehouse Sale!
Fill-a-Bag for $30! Join us for a fantastic sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 – 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Save big at our HPB warehouse on more than 50,000 books, DVDs and CDs. Plus, fill up a tote bag and it’s yours for $30 plus tax. Individual items all less than $5. Shop early for the best selection, plus enjoy a larger space for more convenient shopping. You can find our Warehouse Sale just north of 85th Street on the west side of Greenwood Avenue in Seattle. Offer good at Half Price Books Washington Warehouse only. Click here for more details.

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 

 

One thought on “Local Store Events Round-Up: June 2016

  1. Hello; Happy father’s Day to all father’s I am so impress with all the new creative ideal’s in all the store’s were staying in the game. Thank you so very much.

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