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HPB & The Community

“Be fair to customers and our employees, promote literacy, be kind to the environment and remain financially viable so we may continue.”

– Half Price Books Mission Statement as expressed by Co-Founder, Pat Anderson

HPB and Community
Book Donations

Donating books has always been an integral part of the Half Price Books legacy. We continue to advocate for literacy in underserved communities by providing books to those in need nationwide. In doing so, we consider donation requests from educators and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and that promote literacy, environmental awareness, or education.

Learn more and request a donation for your organization.

HPB Educator Discount Program
HPB Educator Discount Program

Teachers save 10% at HPB! Half Price Books welcomes educators, schoolteachers, and librarians* to apply for a renewable Educator Discount Card to save 10% on all in-store purchases year-round.

The Educator Discount Card will be offered to teachers and librarians who present current identification (a pay stub or ID card) that verifies their status as a public or private school teacher (including college/university teaching assistants) or a school or city librarian. We will also honor the discount for educators who’ve been laid-off or taken early retirement in the past year. See store for details. Homeschoolers should provide verification from their state or local homeschooling organization where applicable. Day care providers and private specialty instructors do not qualify for the discount. Card must be renewed annually. Discount valid in-store only. Not valid online. The personal information you provide is confidential and will not be sold, rented or disclosed to a third party for commercial purposes

Literacy Partner Program
Literacy Partner Program

Half Price Books supports efforts to combat illiteracy by partnering with local literacy nonprofits nationwide. Not only do we provide coinboxes at registers in our retail locations which allow customers to donate to literacy nonprofits in their area, but we highlight local nonprofits from each of our stores’ regions every September to garner additional support for them during National Literacy Month. Learn more and find your local literacy nonprofit.

HPB Green Initiative
Our Green Initiative

Half Price Books follow the sustainability mantra “Books should fill our lives, not our land.” and has remained dedicated to establishing eco-friendly practices at every level of operation since 1972. Learn more.