Mostly Cloudy
71°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Half Price Books opens in Algonquin

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:55 a.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – Half Price Books is offering free tote bags and $5 gift cards to the first 100 people in its new Algonquin store Thursday through Sunday.

The store, 2226 S. Randall Road, occupies nearly 10,000 square feet in Algonquin Commons. It marks the bookseller’s eighth location in Chicagoland, and its 117th store in the U.S.

To celebrate its official opening, one lucky shopper will win a $100 gift card each day through Sunday. Also, customers will receive special discounts on any one item each day.

“We are excited to open a new store in Algonquin, as the Chicagoland area has been a great market for Half Price Books since we opened our first store here in 2005,” said Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president of Half Price Books. “Half Price Books is thrilled to be located in a great center like Algonquin Commons and we look forward to becoming a part of the Algonquin community.”  

Store hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Half Price Books buys and sells new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 40 years and supports hundreds of local, national and international programs. Each year the company sponsors the Half Pint Library Book Drive at each of its stores, donating thousands of books to hospitals and clinics throughout the U.S.

Half Price Books is a founding contributor to Laura Bush’s National Book Festival, a continuing supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy and Feed The Children, and the founder of the environmental website BecomeGreen.org.

For information about Half Price Books, visit www.hpb.com.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

What part of fall are you looking forward to most?
Pumpkin-flavored items
Football
Changing leaves
Halloween
Other