Sometimes a gift means so much more when it comes from the heart, from a retailer with an actual ethos and not just some faceless corporation. Half Price Books is a company that definitely fits that bill, being the largest family-owned chain of new and used books in the nation. Founded in 1972 when its founders bought a former laundromat in Dallas, Texas and filled it with over 2000 books from their personal libraries, Half Price Books has grown to 127 locations in 17 states. Most of the used product (books, movies, and music) sold in each location was purchased from local residents and the company has a strong commitment to philanthropy with teachers and librarians enjoying a year-round discount and yearly book drives to build libraries for pediatric hospitals and special-needs clinics in the community.
As one would expect from a family-owned company that prides itself on serving the community, Half Price Books will be closed on Thanksgiving to allow its employees and customers to enjoy the holiday surrounded by friends and family. Most locations will open at 7 am on Black Friday 2017 but hours may vary by location so contact your local store for exact hours.
This year Half Price Books has laid out the table and is serving up the good stuff! Books, movies, music, and more is in the offering this year with the hottest deals just waiting there for you! Got someone who’s hard to shop for? Did we mention that Half Price Books also has the coolest in pop culture swag and accessories? Oh, we just did! Funco POP figures, branded mugs, or mini-figures from all your favorite franchises are here at prices that’ll have “Santa” (you) smiling! Let’s jump in and see what Half Price Books has for you this year.
Best Half Price Books 2017 Black Friday Deals:
BLACK FRIDAY ONLY:
Black Friday 2017 is Book Friday at Half Price Books! Save 20% on EVERYTHING all day, and enjoy a free Half Price Books tote bag and $5 gift card (first 100 customers) and one of those bags will contain a $100 gift card!
New Releases from the Hottest Authors:
(Prices will vary by new or used copies and condition)
- John Green: Turtles All the Way Down – Sob your way through ‘The Fault in Our Stars’? Green’s newest novel promises all his wit and heart in a story you won’t forget.
- Dan Brown: Origin – There’s something sinister hidden in the past, encoded through history, but will it be discovered before it’s late?
- Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic – You loved ‘Practical Magic’ (book and film!) so why not lose yourself in the prequel, the story of the two aunts?
- Gregory Maguire: Hiddensee – From the writer of ‘Wicked’ comes this new twist on an old tale of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and so much more.
- John Grisham: The Rooster Bar – Another nail-biting legal thriller from Grisham, who presents a story of contemporary oppression…and freedom.
- Lee Child: The Midnight Line – Jack Reacher is back in his twenty-second book and the stakes have never been higher.
- Tom Clancy: Power and Empire – US President Jack Ryan is stuck between rock and China as machinations across the globe mean the very real threat of war.
For the Kids:
(Prices will vary by new or used copies and condition)
- Rick Riordan: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead – The Magnus Chase series comes to its shocking conclusion in this third and final book.
- Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe – OMG! Nikki Maxwell (Queen of Dorks) just HATES drama but with the summer coming up, what’s a girl to do?
- Philip Pullman: The Book of Dust – Master of fantasy, Pullman is back with another book in the mysterious world of His Dark Materials. Lovers of The Golden Compass will love this!
- Disney Descendants: Secrets of Auradon Prep – (in-store only: $4.99) the good guys and bad guys have kids, here’s what they get up to in school.
- Melissa De La Cruz: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe – It’s a Jane Austen Christmas in this updated re-telling of the classic, captivating tale.
For the Kid In Everyone:
- Funco POP BLITZ for $9.99: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy the Elf, Bob Ross, and MORE!
- Mini Figure SALE!: Yellow Submarine TITANS Vinyl ($7.99), Marvel Legends Series comic book and figure 2-pack ($9.99), Where’s Waldo figure ($5.99), Star Wars Black Series 4-figure Collectible Set ($49.99), Felix the Cat ($4.99), Gumby & Pokey Bendables ($3.99) and MORE!
- Mug MADNESS!: Beatles mug ($9.99), Grinch mug (49.99), Star Wars mug ($11.99), Frida Khalo and Bob Ross mugs ($12.99), Game Boy Heat change mug ($9.99), and MORE!
- Magic 7 Ball Retro Edition ($9.99): Question: Will everyone on your list love this? Answer: Most Certainly!
- Tetris Pint Glasses, set of 2 ($9.99): Admit it, you’re humming the theme song just thinking about this.
- Marvel: The Expanding Universe Wall Chart ($11.99): Not everyone is Uatu the Watcher, so keep the universe in sight with this beautiful wall chart.
- Buffy: 20 Years of Slaying and Buffy: The Official Grimoire – For everyone who wanted to be a teenage vampire slayer and those who still do, celebrate Buffy’s 20th anniversary.
For the Music Lover:
- USB Turntable ($49.99) or BlueTooth Turntable ($59.99): Who says that vinyl is dead? Resurrect your old collection and merge the classic sound with digital clarity.
- AC/DC or Pink Floyd pint glass set ($7.99): raise your glass to some of the most influential music of yesterday.
- Desktop Drumset ($9.99): You don’t want to work, you just want to bang on the drums all day? Got you covered (look out, the boss is coming!).
- RARE ITEM: set of 3 Beatles fan magazines from 1980 ($15)
- David Bowie 4-button set ($4.99): Ziggy Stardust hasn’t left us, that Starman is still waiting in the sky.
Don’t forget that November 1st through December 24th, you’ll get a free $5 gift card for each $25 gift card you buy (redeemable Jan. 1-31, 2018) so treat yourself! Also take home a Half Price Books 2018 calendar just CRAMMED with coupons to use through the year, FREE when you spend $30 or more in-store.
Half Price Books Black Friday FAQ’s:
When does Half Price Books open for Black Friday?
Most Half Price Books locations will open at 7 am on Black Friday 2017 but hours will vary by location so check with your local store for exact hours.
Can you shop online or is it in-store only?
Most deals are available online but due to variance in stock and availability of used stock, some deals are in-store only. Please see the Half Price Books Black Friday 2017 ad flyer at the bottom of this article for specific in-store deals.
What is the Half Price Books Return Policy?
To return an item bought online, print a mailing label and return pack slip through your Orders on the site and post it (tracking recommended). Once the item is received, you should receive your refund within three to five business days. Items must be returned and received within 45 days of the date your order shipped (or 60 days for international orders). Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.