Most fans of The Cat in the Hat and other characters created by Dr. Seuss are not aware of his wartime stint producing pamphlets and animated training films for director Frank Capra’s Signal Corps, but we’re happy to introduce you to Seuss’s mosquito Ann, whom he put to work in service of her country.
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The Inside Story: The Day of the Triffids
In this blog series, HPB Buy Guy Steve Leach takes a closer look at the unique curiosities that we see in our stores. Some years back, HPB got the opportunity to make an offer on 100,000 books from the Penguin Publishing archives warehouse in Bristol, England. The huge shipment of acquired books certainly cramped our… View Article
HPB Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day
In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, Half Price Books salutes the many great independent bookstores around the world!
Collectible Conversations: Albums That Should Be Seen and Not Heard
There are several reasons the LP format has endured for six decades, and is in fact back in ascendance. The warm, full sound of vinyl may be at the top of that list of reasons, but another big factor involves the visual aspect, not the aural. The square-foot LP cover is a nice, big canvas… View Article
Meet the Artist: Louis Zoellar Bickett II
At HPB Hamburg Pavilion, we receive large amounts of paper history from Appalachia, books on local history, books signed by famous local authors and artists, and books that are just brimming with fascinating information about Kentucky. To showcase this wealth of knowledge, we’ve carved out a nook in our Collectibles section to display the many… View Article
Collectible Conversations: Movie Posters of the ‘50s & ‘60s
A look at some pretty special pop culture treasures.