Half Price Books Opens First East Texas Store



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The nation’s largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain opens its first store in East Texas soon. A new Half Price Books store celebrates its grand opening in Tyler with special festivities over Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 4.

The bookstore offers new and used books, magazines, comics, records, videos, CDs, DVDs, collectible items, games, and gifts. Customers can browse through aisles and aisles of books, search for musical recordings or movies, or sit and read or people-watch. Half Price also runs a popular buy-back service.

“Over the years, we’ve received countless requests to put a Half Price Books in Tyler,” said Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president of Half Price Books. “We’re thrilled to have found this great location in The Village at Cumberland Park and look forward to being a part of the Tyler community for years to come.”

The new store occupies a near 9,000-square-foot retail space at 8966 South Broadway Avenue. It is the newest of the company’s 122 stores in 17 states. Based in Dallas, the company has a total of 44 stores in Texas and celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.

At the official opening, visitors receive free tote bags as a gift. The first 100 people entering the store also get $5 Half Price Books gift cards. Also for opening weekend, one lucky shopper wins a $100 gift card each day and all merchandise is 20-percent off.

The store opens at 9 a.m. every day.

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