Happy Birthday Half Price Books Humble!

September 16, 2012 at 1:09 am (Events) (, , , , , , , , , )

Today was so much fun for me – a Mommy’s Day Out if you will – spent at Half Price Books in Humble celebrating the 10th year of business. (The whole company’s 40 year anniversary was earlier this year.)  Much of my day was spent handing helium balloons to children as they passed by, another solid bit was giving away free stuff over the intercom, and the rest was hanging out with really awesome people and eating Barbecue (Dickey’s Barbecue Pit moved in down the sidewalk and their food is heaven! They donated sample trays for our patrons as well as gift cards to raffle off.)

Delaney Rhodes and customers enjoying a chat.

Karleen Koen and Delaney Rhodes are both delightful people and I truly enjoy chatting with them.  Delaney has been with us before, and kicked our morning off with a bang giving away 30 copies of the second book in her series.  She was at the store earlier this year with her first book and is such a personable author, with a bright cheerful smile for everyone.  Plus, she gives out chocolate.  No one can pass up a good candy bowl.

Karleen Koen is a best-selling historical fiction author and was also so much fun! I love talking with people so much, and Karleen is so full of ideas and charm.  She gave me a few awesome ideas for future events that I plan to fully implement come Spring – so keep checking in! And a few book recommendations that I can’t wait to look into.  One was Alice Hoffman, apparently one of her favorite writers, Karleen’s whole face lit up when she talked about the book Turtle Moon.

Karleen holding up the “readers” she had to borrow because she left hers at home!

She is also a big fan of the children’s author Rosemary Wells and told me all about the Bunny Cakes series, which of course I now have to go get for the kiddo!  At the end she was kind enough to sign not just my books, but she signed copies of all the used books we had in stock today.  So even if you missed the signing, you might be able to find a surprise signed copy in the fiction section if you go now.

My apologies for any fuzziness in the photos. I have arthritis in my right hand and it shakes when I hit buttons.

Don’t forget Banned Books Week is coming up! http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek

Also, if you are an author looking to do a book signing, please email me at andiklemm@rocketmail.com.

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10 Year Anniversary Party!

August 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

As of September 13th Half Price Books has been opened in the Humble area for 10 years! So on Saturday, September 15th, we’re having a party! Come join the fun… book signings, raffles, barbecue, live music in the evening, what more could you want?

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Get Ready for HPB Humble’s 1st Book Club Meeting!

August 30, 2012 at 1:52 am (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I made and printed little post cards in preparation of the September 3rd Book Club Meeting (8pm-9pm at HPB Humble!).  We will be discussing Koen’s Through a Glass Darkly.  Feel free to print a copy for yourself.

Pamela Aidan

Paul Anderson

Jean Auel

Bernard Cornwell

Umberto Eco

Karen Essex

Diana Gabaldon

Kathleen O’Neal and W. Michael Gear

Pauline Gedge

Margaret George

Philippa Gregory

Karen Harper

Melinda McGuire

Michelle Moran

Delaney Rhodes

Anya Seton

Anne Easter Smith

Wesley Stace


Eleanor Hibbert, who also writes under the names:

Jean Plaidy

Victoria Holt

Philippa Carr

Eleanor Burford

Elbur Ford

Kathleen Kellow

Anne Percival

Ellalice Tate

Don’t forget we will be meeting the first Monday of the month through out the Fall/Winter 2012.  Here’s this season’s reading roster:

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Delaney Rhodes Book Signing

June 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm (Events) (, , , , , )

Yesterday, Half Price Books in Humble had the pleasure of hosting a book signing for Delaney Rhodes.  This local author of an upcoming historical romance series is an absolute delight, extremely professional, and we can’t wait to see more of her.  The first 30 people got free copies of Celtic Storm, the first of her novels.  The sequel is already available on kindle.

About Delaney Rhodes (taken from Amazon.com): Of Irish and English descent, Romance Author Delaney Rhodes, is a native Texan from birth. She is a Graduate with Double Majors from The University of Houston; in Law and Writing. She has two teenage daughters, and is married to an entrepreneurial Husband. Three of her favorite people, are her three neurotic rescued Russian Blue cats; Sebastian, Sasha, and Sissy. Her family would not be complete without “13″, an adopted Bearded Dragon. Visit http://www.DelaneyRhodes.com.

There’s always something awesome going on at Half Price Books.  Check out the location nearest you to see what’s happening:   http://www.hpb.com/. Later today (June 3rd 2012) there’s a Summer Reading Kick Off Party at all HPB locations at 2:00 pm.  The Humble store will have local fireman Ricky Meehan there, in his gear, to read a story to the kiddos.



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Delaney Rhodes at Half Price Books Humble

May 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm (Events) (, , , , )

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Teacher Appreciation Celebration!

May 11, 2012 at 4:19 am (Events) (, , , , , , , )

This Week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Next week, Half Price Books in Humble will share the love and appreciation.

Win a Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket Our hard-working teachers deserve a well-earned break. What better way to start the summer than with a “Pamper Yourself” gift basket.  From Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 19, use your Educator Discount Card at our HPB Humble store and you can enter to win a wonderful gift basket full of Mary Kay Mani/Pedi products, an Ophelia’s Quote Mug (http://www.etsy.com/shop/OpheliasGypsyCaravan), plus a Summer Surprise Reading Bundle. See store for details.

The Summer Reading Bundle has several titles donated by Half Price Books that should entice you, but I wont give away the surprise! You’ll have to go into the store and see for yourself! But I will let you know that there is a sneak peek of an event to come with an Advanced Reading Copy of Delaney Rhodes’ first book Celtic Storm.

In additon to that, there’s a Scentsy hand foam and catalogue provided by yours truly (akklemm.scentsy.us) to add to all this Pamper Yourself fun.  Teachers are an important part of our lives and crucial members of our community, we want to let them know it!

If you are passionate about giving back to our teachers, contact me at andiklemm@rocketmail.com.  I am constantly brain storming future events and any contributions whether it be donated items or ideas to help make the celebrations more wonderful, are most welcome.

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