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Half Price Books: Where Rare Is Well Done
Does the rare books room at Austin’s North Lamar location owe its success to alchemy?
"...writers tend to work in metaphors. Writers often write books, too, and books (along with vinyl records, magazines, and..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Santa Claus said WHAT at Half Price Books?
Austin's top bibliophilic re-sellers go all jingley for you.
"...Except that it's also like Dial-A-Half-Price-Books-Employee and, when you do, you get to hear them..."

Dec. 18, 2012 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Books on Wheels
In Austin, bookmobiles aren't just a thing of the past; they're the literary wave of the future
"...and say, 'I love the smell of gasoline and books.' But we totally get that," says Patrick McMahon. His..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

'Mad Men' Hits the Books
Half Price Books compiles 21 books from the AMC hit
"...premiere, keep an eye out for some of the books the characters have tucked in their offices, on their..."

April 4, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Margo Price, Will Hurd Headed to Texas Book Festival
Celebration of literature, Nov. 5-6, releases full author lineup
"...schedule and some shelf space: Award-winning country star Margo Price and former Texas Congressman Will Hurd have just been..."

Sept. 7, 2022 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Books, Books, Books
The Summer of '95
"...the summer heat by spending time at Austin's myriad bookstores, where you'll find all these titles and so much..."

June 2, 1995 Books Feature

Coffee Table Books That Depict and Provide Escape From

Dec. 18, 1998 Books Feature by Clay Smith

The Year in Books
What New Book Brought You the Most Enjoyment in 1997 and Why?
"...for live poetry in the live musical capital. NOTABLE BOOKS OF 1997..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Books Feature by Phil West

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools
The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?
"...payments extracted from supposedly "property-rich" districts to balance the books. Take that out, and the state's contribution actually drops..."

April 7, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Books for Imbibing
"...houses, Stevenson gives flavor profiles, ranges of drinkability, and price gradations for sparkling wines the world over. This reference..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Books Feature

An Inside Look at Austin’s Biggest Used Bookstore
Half Price Books, N. Lamar: “We tend more toward the unusual.”
"...we told you a little bit about the rare books room in the back of Half Price Books at..."

Oct. 19, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Vinyl Saved My Life Tonight: Record Stores Deliver in a Crisis
Local media emporiums maintain online shipping during C-19 lockdown
" wife swiftly descended on H.E.B. – along with half of Austin. Personally, I’d already begun hoarding earlier in..."

March 24, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Page Two: The Past Is a Foreign Country
The Chronicle's first office was above Half Price Books and a Jack Brown Cleaners on 16th and Lavaca ...
"...The Chronicle's first office was above Half Price Books and a Jack Brown Cleaners on 16th..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Column by Louis Black

What's Old Is New
On Margaret Moser's bedside books, older is better
"...I did here was move the front stack of books from the footstool beside my bed to the nightstand...."

July 28, 2011 Books Post by Margaret Moser

Bedside Manner: This Book Will Change Your Life
A peek at what Chronicle staffers’ bedside tables
"...much space, week to week, we can devote to books in the Chron’s print issue. But here’s the thing:..."

Oct. 4, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Magnificent Six
Local stores prep for Free Comic Book Day
"...Yesterday, we told you about all the the comics..."

May 6, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

There's This 35-Year-Old Who's Totally Into Graphic Novels …
… and its name is Austin Books & Comics!
"...and pulchritude has been around for three and a half decades...."

Aug. 30, 2012 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Bedside Manner: Dystopian Dreams
Gilded Age Gossip Girls and the second coming of Upton Sinclair
"...Facebook problem, I don’t do as much reading (of books) as I used to. I try to alternate my..."

March 7, 2011 Books Post by Melanie Haupt

50 Years of Rolling Stones
Today, I’m as old as rock & roll itself
"...issue (yes, that’s me buying a Laser Disc at Half Price Books last month...) was a new Blu-ray by..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
Nearly half of this year's Austin Music Poll/Austin Music Awards winners are now known
"...Records, The Sound Gallery, Big Henry's Vinyls & Gifts, Half Price Books Best Recording Studio..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature

Guadalupe Gets a Makeover
Heritage neighbors give mixed reviews to redevelopment north of the Drag
"...change afoot on Guadalupe. Earlier this year, neighborhood fixture Half Price Books vacated its longtime location at 3110 Guadalupe,..."

July 22, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Rockin' Scriptmas!
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle All the Plays
"...You know, scripts are underrated as gifts. Everybody gives books. What do books have that scripts don't? Scripts have..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Who's That Girl?
The Bookslut -- aka Jessa Crispin -- is getting people excited.
"...-- has chosen to attack me. "Don't worry," the Bookslut says. "She does that to everyone, appropriately enough." The..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Don't Expect a Photo-op
"...Most workshop sessions last about an hour and a half, but could last as long as the muse imbues..."

July 4, 1997 Books Column

Public Notice
Atlatl, atlatl, atlatl, atlatl!
" with you instead: This Sat, Oct 9, 10am-6pm, Half Price Books at 3110 Guadalupe is hosting one of..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Column by Kate X Messer

" at Barnes & Noble at 7pm for a booksigning. Gaitskill is also the author of Bad Behavior and..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Books Column

"...Book People at 7pm... Alice Borchardt appears at Borders Books in support of her latest book, Beguiled, 7:30pm. Beguiled..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Books Column

Half Price Guadalupe takes the jump
"...• The Half Price Books at 3110 Guadalupe is moving to 5555..."

July 23, 2004 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

After a Fashion
Who called LouAnn? Who dined with Gwyneth? "Walk this way" and find out!
" funny, you'll scream), was a gift certificate for Half Price Books. Shortly thereafter, Margaret and I raced up..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

"...and paste papermaking. Young readers can bring their sick books to the Children's Book Hospital, where book doctors will..."

June 20, 1997 Books Column by Clay Smith

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