Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Best Used Book Store EVER!

I have been taken to task by my good friend in Indy. She was very disappointed that while I did say to visit your local used book store when searching for Xmas gifts, I did not give a "shout-out" on behalf of Half Price Books. This is where she currently works, and yes, dear readers, it is the used book store where I worked so many years ago, the very same one that I've referred to from time to time here on this blog. In the spirit of Christmas, and really - because I still do believe that they are THE best used book store in the USA - here's all you'd ever need to know about HPB!
They currently have over 100 store locations scattered in the following states: Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. They buy and sell used materials, basically anything printed or recorded, as well as remainder items. They have it all - hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books, CDs, DVDs, calendars, note cards, little stocking stuffers, etc. We even had some 8-track tapes when I worked there, if you can imagine that! They also have some great cloth bags for sale (or at least, I sure hope they do!).
Please visit their website,, for more information regarding specific store locations and hours, as well as everything else about the company. If you're lucky enough to live in a state with a store (or stores), go check them out - you won't be sorry! And no, I have not been paid anything for this endorsement, just in case you're wondering. I do it out of the goodness of my heart, and out of a genuine fondness for my 4 1/2 years with the company. And if Boots should be reading this, PLEASE OPEN A STORE NEAR CHARLOTTE, NC! It's all I want for Christmas...

1 comment:

Wendy said...

That's more like it! Thank you.
And yes, we still have awesome totebags incl Polar Bear themed ones for the Christmas Season. :)