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HPB Goes Plastic Bag Free by 2023

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Half Price Books is honoring its company mission of taking care of the environment with this commitment to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags at our stores nationwide.

50 Years of Humor

We’ve created a list of 50 of the funniest books from the last 50 years to help our readers make humor a high priority all month long. Check it out!

50 Years of Poetry

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Whether you prefer Billy Collins, Rupi Kaur or Shel Silverstein, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our most beloved poetry books written in the last 50 years.

Bookish Brews Now Available!

Introducing Bookish Brews, HPB’s collection of craft beers expertly brewed from pages of used novels in the basement of select Half Price Books stores nationwide. These limited-edition brews won’t last long. Get yours at while supplies last!

Celebrating Earth Day: 50 Years of Books Promoting Environmental Issues

In 1970, the EPA didn’t exist; the Clean Air Act didn’t exist; the Clean Water Act didn’t exist. In fact, there were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment. So Senator Gaylord Nelson decided to do something to force people to think about protecting our environment by founding Earth Day. In 1972, two… View Article

Behind the Book: The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich

Read on to discover the inspiration behind bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s newest novel, The Recovery Agent!

50 Years of Innovative Books by Female Authors

From Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying in 1972 to Torry Peters’ Detransition, Baby in 2021, the last 50 years has seen some powerful, innovative and provocative books by women writers. Here is a list of 50 amazing books written by amazing women in the last 50 years.

50 Years of Books that Shaped Our Lives

From the books that defined a decade to the books we just enjoyed reading, here is a list of 50 books that have shaped our lives in the last 50 years.

50 Years of Innovative Books by African American Authors

From the beautiful poetry of Maya Angelou to the rhetorical props of Colson Whitehead, here is a list of totally innovative African-American books that have captivated our imaginations and inspired change in the last 50 years!