Local Store Events Round-Up: October 2016

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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! Continue reading

Why I Teach: 5 Books and Movies with Inspiring Educators

I’d like to introduce you all to Caitlyn! She’s a middle school teacher in North Texas (an amazing one at that) and a wonderful friend of mine. Check out her picks of books and movies that help her along her teaching journey.  Enjoy!  -Sam


I’m one of those brave individuals that has chosen [been called to] a career as a teacher. I didn’t sign on because I wanted to have my summers free (although it is a beautiful perk) and I certainly didn’t embark on this journey because I thought it’d be easy (because in fact, nothing could be further from the truth). But it is my joy and my privilege to impart some small bit of knowledge on a set of middle school students every year.

I find inspiration in almost everything, even this Starbucks I’m sitting in. I really like the seating arrangements in this space and I’m making notes – ha! The greatest source of inspiration for me comes from books and movies. They are my love language. After a difficult day, I know I can read a chapter or watch a few minutes of a favorite story and it’ll fill my sails for the next day.

These are five movies and books that have been a source of motivation and encouragement at some point in my career.

Dead Poets Society (starring Robin Williams)
O Captain! My Captain! If you’ve ever seen this gem, then you’re probably nodding your head in a very, Ahh…of course kind of way. Mr. Keating is one of the reasons I love poetry and why I find it essential to teach in a free kind of way – no right or wrong, but interpretation and feeling. This movie reminds me that each person has the right to explore their own identity – what brings them joy, inspires them and fulfills them. I teach Walt Whitman’s poem O Captain! My Captain to my 8th graders and I love showing them the clip from this movie with that iconic line. Mr. Keating encourages me to be a source of inspiration to my kiddos, showing them that they can make their lives extraordinary.

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” Continue reading

Local Store Events Round-Up: July 2016

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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 now – 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.

Harry Potter Midnight Release Party!
Join us at participating Half Price Books locations on Saturday night, July 30, to get the latest in the Harry Potter story. Celebrate with fellow Potterheads and grab the new book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when it goes on sale at midnight. **Passes available beginning at 10 p.m.** Pass required for book purchase. Limit two passes per customer, one book per pass. Books available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. No pre-orders. Check with your local HPB store to see when the party starts. Midnight Release Party at select HPB stores. Click here to find the store nearest you.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release!
Harry Potter fans mark your calendars for Sunday, July 31 and rejoice! All Half Price Books retail stores are celebrating the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II with a Harry Potter Birthday Party. Copies of the *Special Rehearsal Edition Script* by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne will be available for purchase as specially-priced new items while supplies last. Continue reading

Local Store Events Round-Up: June 2016

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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! Continue reading

Local Store Events Round-Up: May 2016

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Comic Book Giveaway Day
Don’t miss the pulse-pounding fun of Comic Book Giveaway Day on Saturday, May 7 at all HPB retail locations. Get a free comic book* with any in-store purchase while supplies last. Hope to see you there for the action-packed fun.

*From a pre-selected collection while supplies last. See store for restrictions and details.

ARIZONA

Phoenix – Camelback

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

CALIFORNIA

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!

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. Continue reading

Local Store Events Round-Up: February

Lots of fun things are going on at your neighborhood Half Price Books stores, including a little something special for those of you on our email list.  Check out what’s happening in February!

All Stores

2013 Half Pint Schools Giveaway

Half Pint Schools Giveaway

Parents and Educators: Enter to win a $100 HPB Gift Card for your school library! One winner will be randomly selected in each of our 22 markets. Deadline to register is February 17, 2013. Visit http://hpb.com/schools for giveaway details. And don’t forget to sign up for our Educator’s Discount Card – how teachers and librarians can save 10% year round!

Booklover’s Weekend

If you’re on the HPB Email List, check your email inbox on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) for a special offer! If you’re not on the list, it’s not too late to get in on this sweetheart deal! Sign up online in store today and you’ll get your own store coupon to use during Booklover’s Weekend — Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18 — at any Half Price Books location. See coupon for redemption details.

Monroeville, PA

Spot the Groundhog’s Shadow

Groundhog’s Day is February 2. During the month of February at your Monroeville HPB, if you spot the groundhog’s shadow it could mean good fortune. Spot the groundhog’s shadow, sign up for our mailing list, and you’ll be entered to win a $20 HPB gift card. Winner will be selected at the end of February.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is February 10 and your Monroeville HPB is celebrating the Year of the Snake all month long. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. We’d like to help. Sign up in store for our mailing list and you can enter to win a dinner for two at Sapporo Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar. See store for details.

Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; Mason, OH; Fairfield Township – Hamilton, OH

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Join us at our South Ohio locations 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 loveable pup. 

  • Kenwood Galleria – read to Rudi, the Shih Tzu on Feb. 2 and 16 from 11 a.m. – noon
  • Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on Feb. 17 from 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Fairfield Township – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie on Feb. 10 and 24 from 1 – 2 p.m.

Edmond, OK

Book Signing with F. Davis James

Local author, F. Davis James will sell and sign his book, For Heaven’s Sake, at your Edmond HPB on Saturday, February 2, from noon to 3 p.m. Follow the story of Walleye Watkins along his whimsical romp through the different heavens of the world’s great religions.

Phoenix – Paradise Valley

Book Signing with Joseph Serrano

Local author Joseph Serrano will sell and sign his book, Technomode at your Paradise Valley HPB on Sunday, February 3, from noon to 2 p.m. This is a post-apocalyptic story of the struggle between humans and machines in an occult world of sociorobotics and mecha technology.

Freebooter’s Paradise Book Signing

Come and listen to a story about mystery and adventure, pirates, gold, and magic. Local author Tim Loge will read, sell and sign Freebooter’s Paradise; A Dangerous Tandem Adventure a kids’ chapter book recommended for 4th through 8th grade. Join us at our Paradise Valley HPB on Sunday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Humble, TX

HPB Humble Book Club

Looking to expand your reading pleasure? Join the discussion at our HPB Humble Book Club. We meet the first Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 4, we will meet to discuss March, by Geraldine Brooks.

Feeling Lucky at Love?

Your HPB Humble store is offering you a chance to win a dinner for two. Starting Monday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 9, buy your favorite love story and you can enter to win a $25 gift card for Wunsche Bros. Cafe in Old Town Spring. See store for details.

Book Signing with Ted Anthony Roberts

Local Author Ted Anthony Roberts will sell and sign his book, Captain Skull  at your Humble HPB on Saturday, February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a piratical, romantic, swashbuckling adventure story from the fictional memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley.

Naperville, IL

Celebrating our First Year in Naperville!

Join us on Saturday, February 9, as we celebrate our first year in Naperville. The first 100 people through the door at 9 am get a FREE tote bag!* One lucky shopper will win a $25 HPB Gift Card! Bring the whole family for a day of snacks, kids’ goodies, and a special appearance by BW, the HPB bookworm. Also, sign up for our email list and get 10% off that day’s purchase. Discount good at Naperville location only.

*Limit one tote bag per person, 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 2.9.13 at Naperville location only.

Austin – North Lamar

Book Signing with Amy Lawrence-Loughlin

Local author, Amy Lawrence-Loughlin will sell and sign her book, For the Love of Gus, A True Rescue to Riches Tale at your North Lamar HPB on Saturday, February 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. Come and meet the real Gus the Great Dane, a really big dog with a really big heart. A portion of the book sale proceeds will be donated the animal rescue organizations.

Dallas – Northwest Highway

Meet and Greet Boxer Rescue

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., NorCal Boxer Rescue will bring Boxer dogs available for adoption to our Flagship HPB store. Come see these lovable dogs looking for a good, forever home.  See you Feb. 9!

Animal Adoptions

Cute kitties and canine companions will visit our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 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.  See you Feb. 16!

Houston – Copperfield Plaza

Building a Better Store

We’re remodeling your Copperfield HPB store to be better, brighter and easier for you to shop. We will temporarily close on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 while we finish sprucing things up for you. Come back to see all the changes when we reopen Wednesday, February 13 at 9 a.m.

Pittsburgh – The Pointe at North Fayette

Kid Fun on Extraterrestrial Culture Day

On Tuesday, February 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., your Half Price Books at The Pointe at North Fayette is celebrating Extraterrestrial Culture Day. Kids ages 4 to 12 and any cosmic visitors are invited to build their own spaceship. No need to phone home, we’ll have the supplies, earthling youth provide the creativity. Spaceships are guaranteed to fly as far as your imagination will allow. 

Garland, Texas

Book Signing with Robert Stevens, Jr. 

Author Robert Stevens, Jr. will sell and sign his second novel, Images. Join us at our Firewheel Plaza Half Price Books in Garland Saturday, February 16, from noon to 3 p.m. 

Phoenix – Camelback

Book Signing with Joseph Serrano

Local author Joseph Serrano will stop by our other Phoenix store to sell and sign his book, Technomode at our Camelback HPB on Saturday, February 23, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Springhurst/Freys Hill – Louisville, KY

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.

Storytime – Multiple Locations

Many of our stores have weekly or monthly storytimes.  Check out this month’s listings:

Huebner Road, San Antonio – Join us the first Sunday of every month for Storytime Sunday at 2 p.m.  The staff will read one of their favorite books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8.  See you Feb. 3!

Northwest Highway – Dallas – Join us every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a story and special craft activity.  Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, TXStop by the Lincoln Square Half Price Books every Sunday at 2 p.m. for a fun tale.  Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.

Plano, TX – Our new Plano store will share a fun story with the kiddos each Sunday at 2 p.m.

Mesquite, TX Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.

Rockwall, TX Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for a fun story.  Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders.

South Arlington, TXPack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age. 

Lynnwood, WA – Bring the kiddos to the Lynnwood HPB for storytime from 3 to 4 p.m. every Sunday.

Corpus Christi, TX 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.  See you Feb. 10!

Mason, Ohio – Sit down for a good tale each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at our Mason Half Price Books.

Humble, TX – Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  Snacks will be provided.  Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6. 

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KY 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.  See you Feb. 16!

Springhurst/Freys Hill – Louisville, KYStop by the Springhurst store on the last Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m., where we’ll have stories, games, activities and snacks.  See you Feb. 23!

Special Sales – Multiple Locations

Lynnwood, WA

Monday Manga Madness

Join us on Monday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. for 20% off all manga and anime at your Lynnwood HPB. You can stock up on a multitude of manga and an abundance of anime. Discount at this location only. Promotion ends on Monday, February 11, 2013.

Burleson, Texas

Tuesday Night Specials
Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won’t know what’s on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

Northwest Highway – Dallas

Comic Book Wednesdays

Pow! Comics just got cheaper! Half Price Books on Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas will be reducing all regularly-priced comic books to the sale price of 50¢ each on Wednesdays only. Recurring each week on Wednesdays until further notice. Collectibles and bargain bundles excluded.

$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 $1.00 on Fridays only, until further notice. Offer valid at Northwest Highway location only.

Greenwood, Indiana

Comic Book Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, stop by our Greenwood store to get 20% off all single-issue comics, including clearance and collectible issues. Offer good at this location only.

Clearwater Village – Indianapolis

Comics Sale Wednesdays
Comic fans and collectors, don’t miss our weekly Comics Sale Wednesdays. Save 20% off comic books at our Clearwater Village HPB in Indianapolis, Indiana. Come back each week as we restock with new adventures in store! Sale excludes graphic novels and manga. Continues each Wednesday at this location until further notice. No superhero powers required.

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays at our Castleton Commons HPB.  Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! No exclusions. All LPs discounted each Friday at this location until further notice.

Avon, Indiana

Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by the Half Price Books in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

Half Price Books Outlet – Bloomington, Indiana

Vinyl Thursdays

Your Bloomington Half Price Books Outlet is having Buy One LP, Get One Free each Thursday. Thumb through our vast, cool selection of LPs, all priced at 50¢ or less. See store for details.

Northbrook/Greenbriar – Indianapolis

Retro Tuesdays

Listen up media aficionados! Join us each Tuesday and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, VHS, comics, manga, graphic novels and video games at our Northbrook/Greenbriar HPB in Indianapolis. Discount at this location only. No other discounts apply.

Music Fridays
Looking for some soothing grooves or pounding beats to start your weekend? Stop by the Greenwood HPB every Friday to get 20% off all CDs, LPs, cassettes and 8-track tapes. Offer good at this location only.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Comic Books Sale
Whamo! That’s right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only.

LP Day – Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

South Arlington – Arlington, Texas

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.

Appleton, WI

Vinyl Fridays

Get 20% off all 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.

Lexington, KY

Vinyl Fridays

Move to the groove while you shop! Join us on the last Friday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m. and listen to classic tunes on vinyl and get 20% off all vinyl LPs at our Sir Barton Place HPB in Lexington. Discount at this location only.  See you Jan. 25!

Louisville, KY – Hurstbourne

After-Hours Vinyl Blowout

Join us for an after-hours LP shopping spree! Clearance LPs will be reduced to 10¢ each, plus, get 30% off all regularly-priced vinyl on Friday, February 8 from 10pm to midnight at your Hurstbourne HPB. You can buy stacks o’wax, a plethora of platters, gobs of grooves, loads of LPs, or as many as you please. Discount at this location only.

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As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month. -Emily

Emily is PR Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.

You can follow her on Twitter at emilytbruce.

Local Store Events Round-Up: July

Looking for something fun to do during the hot summer months?  Stop by your local HPB for some fun summer activities!  Check out what’s going on this month.

40th Anniversary Celebrations:

All participating HPBs: Coupons & Prizes to Celebrate our 40th Birthday!

It’s our 40th Birthday! Come into your local HPB store on Friday, July 27 at noon for FREE birthday cupcakes and a birthday celebration! Hurry in before they’re all gone! Join the virtual party on Twitter too! When you sign our virtual birthday card, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $40 HPB Gift Card. Just use the hashtag #HPBturns40. Giveaway details.

Appleton, WI: 40th Birthday Party Raffle Woo-hoo! Come and help us celebrate Half Price Books’ 40 Years of Loving Books. Our Appleton HPB is having a party on Saturday, July 28 at 3pm. We’ll be giving away 120 yummy cupcakes with numbered wrappers. Hang on to that wrapper! It’s your raffle ticket for a chance to win a $40 HPB Gift Card. Offer good while supplies last. See store for details.

Northwest Highway, Dallas, TXWoo-hoo! Join us at our Flagship HPB as we celebrate our birthday all day on Friday, July 27. We will have refreshments, party bags for kids, and a FREE HPB tote bag with any purchase while supplies last. All $1.00 clearance items will be only 40¢. More FREE fun for the kids with a balloon artist from noon to 2pm, face painting from 2 to 4pm, plus a special appearance by BW, the HPB bookworm!

 All other participating Dallas-area HPBsWoo-hoo! Join us at our Dallas-area HPB stores as we celebrate our birthday all day on Friday, July 27. We will have refreshments, party bags for kids, and a FREE HPB tote bag with any purchase while supplies last. Also, drop your name in our raffle for a chance to win a $40 HPB Gift Card. Open 9am to 10pm.

Speaking of Birthdays . . .

It’s a Harry Potter Birthday Party at the Northwest Highway store in Dallas!

Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31st but we are celebrating a little early. Put on your robe, hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly or teleport to our Flagship HPB on Saturday, July 28 from 6 to 9pm. We will have lots of wizarding fun with a costume contest, sorting hat, crafts, treats, plus a live snake show by Snake Encounters. Admission is limited! Hurry in today to pick up your FREE admission ticket available at our Flagship HPB only.

 Warehouse Sales:

 

Seattle Warehouse Sale

Our prices just got better. Join us for a fantastic book sale at our Washington Warehouse on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Everything will be $3 or less Saturday, with prices dropping to $1 or less on Sunday. Get there early for the best selection and fill your shelves with great books, movies and music at great prices.

St. Paul, MN 

 

Everything $3 or less at the Tent Sale
As part of Highland Fest, join us just outside the St. Paul, Minnesota Half Price Books store on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 for a Tent Sale for people of all ages! Tent Sale runs Thursday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Everything will be $3 or less (mostly less). Hardbacks and paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, music, movies, games and more. And best of all, we’ll gladly donate unsold merchandise to any person or organization with a 501(c)(3) status. For questions, please call us at 651-699-1391. Sale at this location only.

All Stores

Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program

The Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program continues through Tuesday, July 31, 2012, so keep your kiddos reading!  As a reminder, kids ages 14 and under can earn a $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks reward in both June and July for reading at least 300 minutes each month.  The TOP READER in each age group at each store will also win a $20 HPB gift card! Pick up a reading log at your local HPB today or visit the Feed Your Brain website for more information.

Storytime – Multiple Locations

Many of our stores have weekly or monthly story times.  Check out this month’s listings:

Northwest Highway — Dallas, TX – 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 2pm. Recommended for kids ages 10 and under.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, TXJoin us at Lincoln Square every Sunday at 2 p.m. for a fun tale.  Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.

Mesquite, TX Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Story Time and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome.  

Rockwall, TX Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for a fun story.  Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Story time recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders.  

South Arlington, TXPack up your little readers and come to South Arlington HPB for a fun story time. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 3 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. Recommended for kids ranging from 2 to 8 years of age. 

Fort Worth, TX – Ridgmar – We’ll have summer storytime Thursday each week from 11 a.m. to noon throughout the summer.  Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Hulen/Remington Park, Fort Worth, TX— Looking for a free, cool activity during the hot summer? Pack up your half-pint readers and come to our Hulen HPB for Storytime Sundays. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us each Sunday at 2 pm, throughout the summer.

Humble, TX – Bring the kids for a children’s story time every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  Snacks will be provided.  Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6. 

Austin – South Lamar – Bring your half-pint readers and come to our South Lamar story for a fun story and craft each Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. (excluding July 4)  Recommended for ages 3 to 9.

Cedar Park, TX – Kids of all ages are welcome as we enjoy a good tale and a craft each Thursday from 2-3 p.m.

San Marcos, Texas – The San Marcos HPB will have a special story time and activity each Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Huebner Road – San AntonioVisit Huebner Road the first Sunday of every month for Storytime Sunday at 2 p.m. Join our staff for a reading of one of our favorite children’s books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8.  See you July 1!

Corpus Christi, TX Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Moore Plaza for Story Time 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.  See you July 8!

Mason, OH – Join us for a fun story each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at our Mason HPB.   

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KY Bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for story time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more.  See you July 21!

Monroeville, PA— July Sunday Storytimes. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 2pm each Sunday afternoon in July. On Sunday, July 29, kids can choose a FREE book from a pre-selected assortment. Recommended for kids ranging from 3 to 8 years of age. Refreshments will be provided. 

Superstition Springs, Mesa, AZ

Princess Grumpypants Book Signing

Join us at our Superstition Springs HPB for a fun story about a little girl who is a finicky eater. Author Vivian Stearns-Kohler will be reading, selling, and signing, Princess Grumpypants on Sunday, July 15, from 1 to 3pm. See store for details.

The Destiny Project Book Signing

Local author, James Wharton will be reading, selling, and signing his historical time travel novel, The Destiny Project. Come to our Superstition Springs HPB on Sunday, July 29, from 2 to 5pm. See store for details.

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Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; Florence, KY; Hamilton, OH; Mason, OH

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Join us at our South Ohio locations 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 loveable pup. 

  • Kenwood Galleria – read to Rudi the Shih Tzu each Monday from 11 a.m. – noon
  • Florence – read to Nico, the Great Pyrenees each Tuesday from 11 a.m. – noon
  • Hamilton – read to Potter, the Bearded Collie the first and Thursday of each month from 1 – 2 p.m.  See you July 5 and July 19!
  • Mason – read to Bella, the Pug on July 29 from 3 – 4 p.m.

Humble, Texas 

Fitness and Wellness Raffle 

This is the summer to achieve health in mind and body. Starting Monday, July 2, buy any fitness, sports, wellness, or health book at our HPB Humble store and get a chance to win one free month of martial arts lessons at Wang’s Martial Arts. Winner will be announced Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. See store for details. 

Acoustic Rock Fridays

What better way to start the weekend off right than with HPB and live music. Archie brings his acoustic mix style of 70s folk and 90s grunge to our HPB Humble store each Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Southern Writers’ Day

Join us at our HPB Humble store and meet southern writers Melinda McGuire and Rhonda Dennis. McGuire will sell and sign Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey and Nelson and Cora. Dennis will sell and sign books from her romantic suspense series, Green Bayou. The event is Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees can enter a raffle for books and prizes. Must be present to win. See store for details.

Firewheel Plaza, Garland, TX

Robert Stevens, Jr. Book Signing

Author Robert Stevens, Jr. will be selling and signing his gritty psychological thriller, Issues. Join us at our Firewheel Plaza HPB in Garland on Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3 pm. See store for details.

Kenwood Galleria, Cincinnati, OH

DeLisa J. Bracy Book Signing

Author DeLisa J. Bracy will be selling and signing her novel, Heart of a Man, a story about a former street hustler whose new relationship forces him to face his past hardships. Join us at our Kenwood Galleria HPB on Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 3pm. See store for details.

Northgate/Prospect Square

DeLisa J. Bracy Book Signing

Author DeLisa J. Bracy will be selling and signing her novel, Heart of a Man, a story about a former street hustler whose new relationship forces him to face his hardship past. Join us at our Northgate/Propsect Square HPB on Sunday, July 22, from 4 to 6pm. See store for details.

Dallas – Northwest Highway

Meet and Greet Boxer Rescue

Looking for a loyal friend, a lovable buddy, a canine companion? On the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., NorCal Boxer Rescue will bring Boxer dogs available for adoption to our Flagship HPB store. Come see these lovable dogs looking for a good, forever home.  See you July 7!

Animal Adoptions

Cute kitties and canine companions will be visiting our Flagship HPB on the third Saturday of each month from noon to 4 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.  See you July 21!

Houston – Clear Lake

Pet Adoption Cat-urdays

Looking for a cuddly kitty? A fancy feline? A companion cat? On the first Saturday of each month from noon to 4 p.m., Bay Area Pet Adoptions will bring lovable cats available for adoption to our Clear Lake HPB store. Come see the kitties looking for a good, forever home.  See you July 7!

Burleson, Texas

Tuesday Night Specials
Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won’t know what’s on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

Mansfield, Texas

20% Off “Hump Day” Sale
Join us in Mansfield every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. for a special 20% Off “Hump Day” Sale. Each week, we’ll feature a 20% discount on different categories of merchandise. Stop by today or call 682-518-7302 to find out what’s on sale this week! Hump Day Sale at Mansfield, Texas location only.

Avon, Indiana

Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by the HPB in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Comic Books Sale
Whamo! That’s right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only.

LP Day – Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

Castleton Commons – Indianapolis, Indiana

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays at our Castleton Commons HPB.  Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! No exclusions. All LPs discounted each Friday at this location until further notice.

South Arlington – Arlington, Texas

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.

Appleton, WI

Vinyl Fridays

Get 20% off all 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 to see if anything has been added throughout the month.

Happy reading!

-Emily

 

Local Events Round-Up: March

Hi gang –

March brings us another exciting month of events at many of your local Half Price Books locations.  Check out what’s going on!

All Stores

Half Pint Library Book Drive

If you haven’t already, stop by any of our stores to donate a new or gently used children’s book for our 14th annual Half Pint Library Book Drive.  Your donation fosters opportunities for kids in need in your community. To spread the love of reading further, we will match each donation you make, book for book. As part of our Million Book Donation Project, we hope to make our 2012 Half Pint Library book drive the biggest yet. Drop off your donation now through Saturday, March 31.

Monroeville, PA

Locate the Leprechaun

During March, HPB in Monroeville has a leprechaun loose in our store! He could be hiding anywhere, as leprechauns do, so look carefully. When you find him, fill out a raffle ticket and you’ll be entered to win a pot-o-gold – a.k.a. a $25 HPB gift card. Winner will be selected at the end of March.

HPB at Steel City Con

Stop by our booth at Steel City Con – a toy, comic and childhood collectibles show – at the Monroeville Convention Center March 2-4. We will sell books, comics, toys and games. Sign up for our mailing list and receive a FREE gift. For more information visit http://www.steelcitycon.com.

Northwest Highway – Dallas

Dr. Seuss Birthday Weekend

Pack up your Fox in Socks and Cat in the Hat lovers and head over to HPB on Northwest Highway Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Each day at 1 p.m., we will remember Dr. Seuss with readings from his books and craft activities. No Green Eggs and Ham but there will be cupcakes!

Dallas-area Stores

Dr. Seuss Birthday Storytime

Many of our other Dallas-area stores will also have a special Dr. Seuss storytime.  Check out the locations and times below. 

Frisco, Texas

Celebrate Reading with Steve Ott of the Dallas Stars
Stop by our Preston Ridge HPB in Frisco on Sunday, March 18 from 2 to 3pm for a special storytime with Dallas Stars forward Steve Ott. Steve will read stories and talk with local kids about the importance of reading and literacy. Kids attending this free event will receive an autographed Steve Ott card while supplies last. We are sorry, but due to time constraints, Mr. Ott will not be giving additional autographs.

Mason, OH; Kenwood Galleria- Cincinnati; Hamilton, OH and Florence, KY

Dog Days at Half Price Books

Join us at 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 loveable pet.  Presented in partnership with the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati.

  • Sunday, March 4, 1-2 p.m., Lexi the Collie-Lab, Kenwood Galleria
  • Sunday, March 4, 1-2 p.m., Potter, the Bearded Collie, Hamilton
  • Saturday, March 17, 3-4 p.m., Nico the Great Pyrenees, Florence
  • Sunday, March 25, 3-4 p.m., Bella the Pug, Mason

Edmond, Oklahoma

Edmond Area Spelling Bee

Let’s hear it for brain power! Join us at the HPB in Edmond on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for a Spelling Bee. You could win a $50 HPB Gift Card. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Stop by to cheer on these brave spellers and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Pre-registration is required. Forms can be picked up at the store and the deadline to register is Saturday, March 3. Open to 4th-12th grade students from local Edmond schools. 

Cedar Park, Texas

Book Signing with Betty Byron and Cassius Mullen
Join us Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book signing with Betty Byron and Cassius Mullen. They’ll sign their book, Within the Walls of Santo Tomas, the story of a former army nurse and her experience at an internment camp during World War II.  Don’t miss this chance to buy an autographed copy of this book.

Humble, Texas

Tito Ortega

Acoustic Latin soul musician Tito Ortega will perform at the Humble store on Saturday, March 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.  You can pick up his CD while you’re there for $5.  Visit www.titoortega.com for more info.

Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati, Ohio

 Mobile Adopt-A-Thon

Looking to add a new furry friend to your family? Join us at the HPB in Kenwood Galleria on Sunday, March 25 from noon to 3 p.m. for our 2nd Annual Mobile Adopt-A-Thon in association with the Cincinnati SPCA. Dogs will be $20 and the price includes vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter, heartworm negative testing and Hamilton County dog tag. If available, kittens and rabbits will be $10. For kittens the price will include vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter and feline leukemia negative testing. Rabbits will be vet checked and deemed in good health.

Ross Park Mall – Pittsburgh, PA

Record Night

Put on your boogie shoes and come to HPB at Ross Park Mall on Friday, March 30 from 7-11 p.m. for Record Night. Our manager will put on his DJ hat to spin live music, and we will be selling all $1 clearance LPs for 50¢. Sign up for our mailing list and be entered into a drawing to win a $20 HPB gift card during the event. Need not be present to win.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Comic Books Sale
Whamo! That’s right! Stop by the Fort Wayne location every Thursday and save an additional 20% off all comic books in store. Sale at the Fort Wayne HPB location only. 

LP Day – Fridays
Join us each Friday for LP Day. All LPs will be 20% off, with some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

Avon, Indiana

Retro Thursdays

Think it’s still cool to be old school? Stop by the HPB in Avon every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and get 20% off all vinyl, cassettes, comics, graphic novels and manga. Offer good at this location only.

 

Castleton Commons – Indianapolis, Indiana

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Fridays at our Castleton Commons HPB.  Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! No exclusions. All LPs discounted each Friday at this location until further notice.

 South Arlington – Arlington, Texas

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.

Burleson, Texas

Tuesday Night Specials
Stop by our Burleson location each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. for discount specials. Great savings may include 20% off DVDs or 30% off fiction hardcovers. You won’t know what’s on sale until you visit. Tuesday Night Specials valid at this location only. Ask in store for details.

Mansfield, Texas

20% Off “Hump Day” Sale
Join us in Mansfield every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. for a special 20% Off “Hump Day” Sale. Each week, we’ll feature a 20% discount on different categories of merchandise. Stop by today or call 682-518-7302 to find out what’s on sale this week! Hump Day Sale at Mansfield, Texas location only.

Beavercreek, OH; Kenwood Galleria – Cincinnati; Hamilton, OH and Northgate – Cincinnati

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Friday, March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Come back the last Friday of each month for new discoveries and savings! All LPs discounted at Beavercreek, Kenwood Galleria, Hamilton and Northgate locations until further notice.

Storytime – Multiple Locations

Many of our stores have weekly or monthly storytimes.  Check out this month’s listings:

Huebner Road – San AntonioVisit Huebner Road the first Sunday of every month for Storytime Sunday at 2 p.m. Join our staff for a reading of one of our favorite children’s books, geared toward booklovers ages 2-8.  See you March 4! 

Oklahoma City, OK  – Join us at the Penn Park HPB on March 21 from 2-3 p.m. for a special hour of fun springtime activities!  In addition to storytime, we’ll have a variety of fun springtime craft activities for the kiddos.

Mesquite, TX Pack up your kiddos and visit our store in Mesquite every Sunday for Storytime and Crafts. Sit down and enjoy a good tale and free activity with us from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Readers and arts-and-crafts lovers of all ages are welcome. Recurring each Sunday until further notice.

Rockwall, TX Visit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 3 p.m. for a fun story.  Stick around and get crafty with us with a new activity for kids each week. Storytime recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th graders.

Lincoln Square – Arlington, TX Join us at Lincoln Square every Sunday at 2 p.m. for a fun tale.  Recommended for kids ranging from infants to 6 years of age. Refreshments will be provided.

Burleson, TXPack up your little readers and join us at our Burleson location for a preschool storytime being held in conjunction with the Burleson Library. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us at 11 a.m. every other Monday beginning March 5 and running through April 16. See store for details.

Humble, TX – Bring the kids for a children’s storytime every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  Snacks will be provided.  Recommended for kids ages 1 to 6. We’ll be reading Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson on March 7; Where’s My Mom by Julia Donaldson on March 14; Big Brown Bear Goes to Town by David McPhail on March 21; and The Old House by Pamela Duncan Edwards on March 28.

Corpus Christi, TX Pack up your half-pint readers and come to 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.  See you March 11!

Hurstbourne – Louisville, KY Bring the kids the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. for story time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more.  See you March 17!

Parmer Crossing – Austin, Texas – Join us each Saturday, beginning March 17 for a special storytime and craft hour.  On March 17, we’ll read St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons and make shamrocks.  March 24, we’ll read Utterly Otterly Day by Mary Casanova and March 31, we’ll read The Last Polar Bear by Jean George.

As always, be sure to check your local store’s webpage to see if anything has been added throughout the month.

Happy reading!

— Emily