Treasure Hunt Tuesday: Top 5 Cheesy Books

Hi guys! This is Jim Swayze. I know you hear me talk about the fun and the fantastic treasure hunt we always have at Half Price Books and their friendly tour guides who are always happy to help you find just what  you’re looking for! Hey, losing yourself among their incredible selection is half the fun … sometimes you can get, well, a little lost!

For example, Uncle Wiley said, “Next time you’re at Half Price Books, get me a copy of Who Moved My Cheese.” So I’m in the cooking section, looking through all the shelves when one of the employees spotted me having a bit of trouble. “Can I help?” he said. “Looking for a copy of Who Moved My Cheese,” says I. He chuckled and said, “Well, let’s move our cheese to the business section– that’s a business book! I’ll show you right where it is.”

Cheesy Uncle Wiley may have been playing a little game with me, but if you are looking for actual books about cheese, here are some great finds!


(left to right): Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials by Laura Werlin; The Cheese Plate by Max McCalman and David Gibbons; Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best, also by McCalman and Gibbons; Mastering Cheese: Lessons for Connoisseurship from a Master Fromager, also by McCalman and Gibbons

And my personal favorite: Great Grilled Cheese, another great book by Laura Werlin. My granddaughter Harley loves a good grilled cheese, so Jenni and I can’t wait to make her all 50 variations.

What are your favorite cheeses? How about your favorite grilled cheese combinations? Favorite cheese + wine combinations? Even cheese + beer combinations?

Reporting from the store floor —

Jim Swayze


Treasure Hunt Thursday: What’s your #HPBhaul look like?

Hi folks,

When Half Price Books told me that they were starting a blog for customers like you and me, I thought I’d keep an eye out for any great “Treasure Hunt” finds from the store floor. Last week Half Price Books had their Summer Mailer (are you on their mailing list? If not, you can sign up here to receive news and money-saving coupons.) Customers (like these nice folks below) photographed their finds and let Half Price Books know about it on Twitter, and I thought that was pretty cool.







What does your Treasure Hunt “haul” look like? Tweet it to us at @halfpricebooks and use the hashtag #hpbhaul, and maybe the Half Price Books blog folks will feature you next time!

Reporting from the store floor,

Jim Swayze