Totally Random Lists: Guys Named Bob

EDITOR’S NOTE: This year at HPB, we’re celebrating the random. Actually, we’ve been doing that every year since our founding in 1972. And we mean random in a totally good way, as in the random treasures you come across when you’re browsing our stores or website—and the wonderfully random stuff we buy from the public every day. In this series of posts, you’ll find books, movies and music collected in some very random ways. So here’s our list for March 2017!


Why Bob? Because it’s the best nickname ever invented, that’s why. It’s short. It’s punchy. It’s a palindrome. You can even play it in Scrabble.™ This month we celebrate some of the famous Bobs & Roberts who you can find at Half Price Books.

All the President’s Men, Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
Maximum Bob, Elmore Leonard
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
A Street Cat Named Bob, James Bowen

The Bob Newhart Show
Bob Roberts
Bob the Builder
What About Bob?

The Adventures of Bobby Ray, B.o.B
Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers

From SpongeBob to Robert Louis Stevenson, check out mobs of more Bobs at

Take a look at the rest of our Totally Random Lists series.

One thought on “Totally Random Lists: Guys Named Bob

  1. You can use bob on scrabble not because it is a name but because it is a hair style or what you do to a dog or cat when you “bob” their tail, therefore a verb.

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