Today we are going to a cool place I found called Half Off Books located in Chesterfield MO. Don't be fooled by the name. In addition to books the store sells records, CDs, DVDs, magazines, video games, record players, and board games and much more.
Half Price Books is a chain of new and used bookstores in the United States. The company’s original motto is "We buy and sell anything printed or recorded except yesterday's newspaper." Half Price Books operates more than 127 stores in 17 states (source Wikipedia)
Check here to see if one is located near you if one is near you: https://www.hpb.com/all-stores-list
"Born in the USA"
This brand new vinyl by Bruce Springsteen aka "The Boss" with all the classic hits from 1982-1984 went home with me.
Did you know the iconic album cover was not intentional? In an interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Bruce explained "...the picture of my ass looked better, than the picture of my face, so that’s what went on the cover."
Read the full interview here: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-rolling-stone-interview-bruce-springsteen-on-born-in-the-u-s-a-184690
All types of media, both new and used, are available for purchase.
I have been a huge fan of Rod Stewart for decades and always hoped to catch one of the soccer balls he kicks into the audience during his concerts but never got that lucky so far! Maybe when he performs in town this summer.
Rest in peace, Tom Petty! Gone too soon...
This Beatles record set, along with several other pricier vinyls, were kept under lock and key.
The price was right but there were too many scratches on this .38 Special record. Always check before you buy used vinyls!
In case you need a record player to listen to your vinyls, they are available for purchase and reasonably priced.
Free coffee and board games to play while you're in the store are nice perks!☕
Plenty of room to hang out, rest, drink your coffee, read a book, play chess or one of the free board games from the previous photo.
Here's a display with an assortment of unique gift ideas. I wouldn't mind receiving the Himalayan rock light!
Another display -- this one featuring different types of games.
Musical CDs for every music genre.
Many of the used books, music, and movies for sale in each location were purchased from local residents as you can see in the photo. From doing research I learned you only get pennies on the dollar here and do better by donating your items to a charity and taking the tax write off instead.
As we make our way to the checkout, there are more vinyls on the right and displays straight ahead.
Bookmarks are always preferred instead of "dog-earing" the last page you're on.
Well friends, this wraps up our trip to Half Price Books. Thank you very much for shopping with me!
What did you think?
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