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Half Price Books, Records, Magazines, Incorporated is the largest family-owned chain of new and used bookstores in the United States. The company’s original motto, "we buy and sell anything printed or recorded except yesterday's newspaper" remains true today, and many of the used books, music, and movies for sale in each location were purchased from local residents. The corporate office is located in Dallas, Texas. Half Price Books now operates more than 100 stores in 15 states.
The Half Price Books original mission statement includes the promise to “promote literacy and be kind to the environment,” and the company remains loyal to the cause of literacy and education. Teachers and librarians are offered a year-round 10% discount on purchases. Each year, every Half Price Books store holds a book drive to collect new or gently used children's books, building “Half Pint Libraries” at pediatric hospitals and special-needs clinics in the communities it serves.
The company has worked continuously through the years to find innovative ways to foster the efficient use of natural resources and prevent waste, to promote recycling and reusing, and the sound management of paper, energy and water resources.

In 2006, Half Price Books launched a formal environmental education initiative called “B(eco)me Green” to help spread knowledge about how each person can help impact the health of our environment through our everyday choices.

In addition, the chain donates millions of books and its overstock inventory to non-profit organizations around the world such as Feed the Children, American Red Cross. It also gives some of its books to Better World Books, a for-profit on-line bookseller.
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review by . March 22, 2010
Half Price Books is One of EPA's Top 20 Green Power Retailers
I recently went to my local Half Price Books and sold some of my old books and bought a couple of recent novels for half price.  I was new to the store and wasn’t informed on the eco-friendliness of the store.  For instance, Half Price Books was named in the EPA’s Top 10 Green Power Retailers.  I did a little research and I thought I would share.       Half Price Books began in 1972 and now has many locations in 16 states across the Unites States. For …
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
The one in our neighborhood actually gives you a reasonable price per box o' books.
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