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2 Days ’til Christmas – HPB

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by: Me

What is HPB? Did anyone else get excited about HPB thinking it was Harry Potter Books? I actually thought about giving those away (They ARE one of my favorite things, after all), but I figured most people already had a set. If you don’t, well. Maybe we should discuss our friendship?

Anyway, HPB actually stands for Half Price Books. If you’re a book nerd, like me, this place is a gold mine. HPB is full of new and used books at wonderful prices, and all best sellers are automatically 20% off of the list price. They often have great sales and coupons on top of their great prices. The clearance section is my favorite. Nothing over $3. I’ve found some great finds in really good shape! You can’t beat the prices!

My Aunt Peggy and Uncle Vernon were the first to introduce me to HPB. They took me to the one in Florence, KY and I was in love. We spent an hour just wandering around the aisles and looking for good reads. (Which reminds me, Goodreads. If you’re not on it, you should be. I will be doing a whole book/goodreads post after the new year though… so stay tuned!) In the last couple of years I’ve started collecting books signed by the author. While I’d much rather get a chance to meet the author when they sign the book, I’ve picked up a few best sellers from HPB’s signed section.

Nearly 2 years ago, I was in HPB when I found out my Aunt Peggy passed away. When I think of my love of books I think about my mom and my Aunt Peggy and Uncle Vernon. Each of them have inspired me in different ways and fueled my love of reading. When I think about HPB, I think of Peggy and Vernon.

It’s my first stop when searching for a book, and I hope you’ll find your closest store and give it a try!

2 lucky winners will walk away with $10 gift cards to HPB today!

Today’s Giveaway Prize

To enter today’s giveaway, you must comment on this post.
Get an additional entry for sharing this post & letting me know you did.
(Yes, I’ll be checking.)
If you’ve entered ANY of the previous 12 Days ’til Christmas giveaways, you will get an additional entry today! (You still need to comment to get your entries considered)

You have until 8
1pm tomorrow to get your entry in!
(The post for the 1 day ’til Christmas will be up at that time.)
I’m thinking you might want to enter today if you haven’t entered a giveaway yet and you’re interested in entering tomorrow. Just a little hint for you 🙂

AND, HPB is having a nice sale after Christmas
The perfect time to use your new gift card 🙂

Prizes will not be announced or mailed until AFTER Christmas, to help lighten the Christmas load of our post carriers.

Good luck, and I hope you win!


Ashley • December 23, 2014

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  1. Marilyn Morris December 23, 2014 - 8:57 am Reply

    My husband & I both love any book sales and go to the library’s sales as often as we can. I am a mystery book lover & he is a history & WWII student, so we usually end up with a box full of good entertainment / informational reading until the next sale!

  2. Chris Smith December 23, 2014 - 9:27 am Reply

    Great stuff! My wife loves HPB; although we’ve both moved more to the Kindle. I still love having a book in my hands though. She’s come back from HPB with armfuls of books!

    And Harry Potter is up there with my favorite series. 🙂 Maybe a tie with Lord of the Rings.

  3. Jessica Contreras December 23, 2014 - 9:37 am Reply

    I keep telling myself that I need to read more but I don’t even know what I’m interested in reading. That probably sounds terrible. Maybe I need to check out HPB for some ideas!

    • Ashley December 23, 2014 - 10:27 am Reply

      We just need to chat, Jessica 😉

  4. valerie December 23, 2014 - 10:53 am Reply

    Love books, I’ve been finding good used and cheap on amazon. No HPB around. :-(.

  5. Willa Hill December 23, 2014 - 11:03 am Reply

    Nothing so satisfying as a good book. This sounds like a great place to shop

  6. Lisa Giamportone December 23, 2014 - 11:20 am Reply

    My mom reads everyday always had ever since I can remember. I have never seen one of those book stores here but maybe online. There is another one called thrift books she shops online with them all the time very low prices as well. Have a good day all!

  7. Momma December 23, 2014 - 11:23 am Reply

    Love half priced books. It has so many different books. I’m need to get in there and start looking for my Nancy Drew books. 🙂

  8. Amanda Mercer December 24, 2014 - 11:38 am Reply

    I was totally thinking Harry Potter Books 😉 lol

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