#HPBgives: More Than 330,000 Kids’ Books Donated Nationwide

Another year of our Half Pint Library Book Drive and book giveaways has come and gone! This was the 19th year of our Half Pint Library Book Drive (part of our Million Book Donation Project), and I am pleased to announce we distributed 330,789 books to organizations across the country.

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who donated books to the drive. We couldn’t have gotten so many books into the hands of kids who need them without you! Until next year, please enjoy these photos from some of our giveaways.


The book recipients and HPB staff pose for a photo before the book distribution begins at our Downers Grove, Illinois location.


The crew at our Niles store loads up books for local organizations.


The fine folks at Appleton wait for their Half Pint Library book donations.

Austin 1

The Austin crew poses for a pic before the book distribution begins at the Parmer Crossing store.

Austin 2

Look at all those books!

Boxes before the giveaway

Speaking of lots of books, we gave away 33,000 at our Dallas Flagship store.

HPB Employees after event

It was an action-packed day for the Flagship and corporate crew!


Cedar Rapids

The Cedar Rapids non-profits and schools waited in the music section for their books. (Hopefully they found a new record or two while they were there!)


The staff at our Mason, Ohio store created some lovely BW chalk art for their guests!

College Station

Some books are loaded up for the groups in College Station, Texas.

Fort Wayne

The crowds await their books in Fort Wayne.

Kansas City

And in Kansas City


And in Roseville, Minnesota!

HPB Employees Load Donations 2

Our crew in Columbus loading up books for happy teachers.

San Antonio

Finally, it wouldn’t be a book giveaway without our friend BW, the Half Price Books Bookworm, who stopped by to visit the San Antonio giveaway.


Emily is Public Relations Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.



3 thoughts on “#HPBgives: More Than 330,000 Kids’ Books Donated Nationwide

  1. Was there one in Columbus Ohio this year? I did not get an email notification as I did the year before. How can I make sure I receive notification for next year?

    Thank you!

  2. Greetings, I am interested in franchise information. We live in Baltimore and from Dallas so are familiar and love your stores.

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