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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

Book Recs for the Characters of Euphoria✨

Ever wondered what the characters of Euphoria might read? Here’s our thoughts!

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!

50 Years of Reading Together: What We Have Been Reading Over the Last 50 Years

Check out the books that were the longest running New York Times #1 Bestsellers for the last 50 years!