Local Store Events Round-Up: February

Hey everybody –

Hard to believe, but February starts tomorrow!  Where did January go?  We hope you’ve started your year with many visits to your nearest Half Price Books.  If you’re looking for another excuse to stop by and see us, check out some of the fun things you can do at your local store this month.

All Arizona Stores:

The Great Re-Use-A-Thon
Get a jump on your spring cleaning. Come learn about organizing and decluttering your house and being friendly to the earth while you’re at it. Bring your downsized household items to be recycled, donated and/or reused by participating green companies. The Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers will offer on-site shredding for your sensitive documents. Stop by the HPB station at the Great Re-Use-A-Thon on Saturday, February 25 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Town & Country Shopping Center at the SE corner of 20th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. We’ll be accepting book donations as well as offering cash for your used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and games. Visit napo-az.com to learn more.

Arizona Bed Race 2012
Half Price Books is participating in the Arizona Bed Race on Saturday, February 25 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. in Tempe. Our five-person HPB Team – four bed pushers and one bed rider – will be racing to the finish line to help raise funds for Bridging AZ Furniture Bank, a local furniture bank supporting social service agencies to help provide beds and household items to families in need. Come out and join our Bookworm mascot in cheering us on!

Gables of Avon– Avon, IN

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

Woodland/Anderson Mill — Austin, TX

Book Signing with Rudy Apodaca
Join us Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book signing with local author Rudy Apodaca. He will sign his new book, A Rare Thing, a coming-of-age story set in 1950s New Mexico. Don’t miss this chance to buy an autographed copy of his new book.

Book Signing with Melody Norsworthy

Join us Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 4 pm to meet author Melody Norsworthy and get a copy of her book, “What is Libido, and Why Don’t I Have One?”, a practical guide for gaining or improving your sex life. Don’t miss this chance to buy an autographed copy of her book ($20).

Cedar Park, TX


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

Woodland/Anderson Mill – Austin, TX

Local author Rudy Apodaca is back with us Saturday, February 11 from 2 to 4 pm, this time at our Cedar Park store! Rudy will be signing his new book, A Rare Thing, a coming-of-age story of redemption and forgiveness set in 1950s New Mexico. Last chance to buy an autographed copy of his new book!

Dublin, CA

Book Signing with Dayna Ingram
Come visit us in Dublin on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. to meet author Dayna Ingram for a book reading and signing of her newly published zombie/horror novella, Eat Your Heart Out. It’s “a ridiculously entertaining novella,” according to Publisher’s Weekly. Don’t miss this chance to buy an autographed copy of her work. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to ARF, Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. 

Edmond, OK

Homeschoolers’ Spelling Bee
Brush up on your D-I-C-T-I-O-N-A-R-Y skills and join us at the HPB in Edmond on Wednesday, February 22 at 10 am for a Homeschoolers’ Spelling Bee. You could win a $50 HPB Gift Card. No pre-registration required. Just come on by and participate. Open to 1st-12th grade home schooled students. Prizes to be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Stop by to cheer on these brave spellers and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

Humble, TX

Italiano’s Gift Card Giveaway
Buy any love story at our Humble location on Friday, Feb. 10 and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card from Italiano’s Restaurant.   

Christine Hand Show
Dallas folk artist Christine Hand will perform at the Humble store on Friday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.  You can pick up her CD while you’re there for $5 – cash or check only.  Visit christinehand.com for more info.

Hurstbourne/Cherry Springs – Louisville, KY 

Late Night LP Blowout Sale
Stop by the Hurstbourne HPB on Friday, February 10 after-hours from 10 p.m. to midnight for a Late Night LP Blowout Sale. All clearance LPs will be priced at 10¢ each and all regular-priced LPs will be 30% off sticker price. Offer good 1-day only at this location.

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, Feb. 5, 2-3 p.m., Potter, the Bearded Collie, Hamilton
  • Sunday, Feb. 5, 2-3 p.m., Lexi the Collie-Lab, Kenwood Galleria
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, 3-4 p.m., Bella the Pug, Mason
  • Saturday, Feb. 18, Nico the Great Pyrenees, Florence

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

Vinyl Fridays
Join us for a LP shopping spree! Get 20% off all vinyl on Friday, Feb. 24 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.

The Point at North Fayette – Pittsburgh, PA

Leap Day Frog Hunt
Hop, skip or jump over to HPB at the Pointe in North Fayette on Wednesday, February 29 to celebrate Leap Day. Find one of the 29 origami frogs hidden throughout the store and receive 10% off your purchase. Hurry in before they get away! Offer good February 29, 2012 at this location only. Excludes gift card purchases.

South Arlington/Four Corners – Arlington, TX

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.

Castleton Commons – Indianapolis, IN

Comics Sale Wednesdays
Comic fans and collectors, don’t miss our weekly Comics Sale Wednesdays. Save 20% off comic books at Castleton Commons. 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 Castleton Commons. Come back each week for new discoveries and savings! No exclusions. All LPs discounted each Friday at this location until further notice.

Burleson, TX

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.

Fort Wayne, IN

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

LP Fridays
Join us each Friday at the Coliseum Shoppes HPB from 9 am to 10 pm for LP Fridays. All LPs will be  marked down an extra 20% off and we’ll have some of your favorite songs being played on the turn-table.

Mansfield, TX

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.

Naperville, IL

Win $100 Gift Card at our Naperville Opening
Join us at our Naperville Great Opening Celebration Thursday, February 9 through Sunday, February 12 at the Shoppes of Naperville located at 2867 95th St. at Rte. 59 near Jewel-Osco. Be one of the first 100 people through the door during our Great Opening Weekend and get a free tote bag and $5 gift card. Each day, one tote bag will contain a $100 gift card.* Doors open at 9 a.m.

*Limit one tote bag per person 16 years of age and up. Offer valid 02.09.12 – 02.12.12 at Naperville, IL location only.

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

Huebner Road – San Antonio, TXVisit 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 Feb. 5!

Mesquite, TXPack 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, TXVisit us in Rockwall each Sunday at 2:30 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, 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.

Humble, TX – Beginning Feb. 8, 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 story time. Join us for sing-alongs, coloring contests, story-telling and more.  See you Feb. 17!

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

Happy reading!

— Emily