Half Price Books stores across the country get the opportunity to handle—nestled among the diet books and serial romances—oddities and treasures, sometimes extremely rare items, first editions and autographed collectibles. This specially-curated collection of Featured Collectibles finds is just a small portion of the treasures on the shelves at Half Price Books. Take a peek at these rare finds and come back to visit this page each month as we spotlight more new (and old) rare finds from the nooks and crannies of our bookstores.

Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Some of America’s favorite books have been challenged by school boards, removed from libraries, and had to weather various indignities and threats. Here are some of our favorites, now available online and in our stores.

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday

H.P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890, in Providence, RI. And, just in time for the many fans of Cthulhu to celebrate, our Flagship store in Dallas, TX has received a number of collectible editions of books by, and about, the prolific horror-fantasy author.

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Mass-Market Paperbacks

In honor of Paperback Book Day on July 30, check out these recently acquired collectible paperbacks. Some may be of more literary interest than others, but they’re all fun to look at because of their colorful, active—and sometimes lurid—covers.

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Let’s Take a Look at: Magazines

Collectors and non-collectors alike will love these covers graced by heroes from the worlds of sports and entertainment and beyond.

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Royal Reads

In honor of Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday later this month, here are some truly majestic Queen Victoria collectibles–as well as other jewels related to queens, kings, princesses and princes.

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Women's History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve chosen just a few interesting books our stores have recently acquired by and about great women.

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President's Day Reads

Here are a few highlights that will be of great interest to booklovers and collectors of Presidential history everywhere.

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Spy Movie Posters

Enjoy these great posters from the 60s and 70s. We’ve also thrown in some Ian Fleming facsimile first editions for good measure.

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Children's Picture Books

We lead this assortment of beautifully illustrated children’s books with three from Oz creator L. Frank Baum.

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Horror Movie Posters

We’ve got an assortment of movie posters, all original, from some horror classics to get you in the Halloween mood.

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Signed Collectibles

For collectors, there's nothing quite as special as a signature—evidence that an author, celebrity or historic figure was directly associated with an item.

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60s Pop Movie Posters

This far-out assortment of movie posters features the stars, vibrant art and groovy lingo of the swingin’, singin’ 60s.

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Featured Rare Find


Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

First Edition, Alfred A. Knopf, 1940

A lovely copy of the author’s second book, his personal favorite. There is minor chipping to the spine of the price-clipped dust jacket, and a couple of small stains on the rear panel and a very small, faint stain on the front panel. A mystery high point in the colorful original dust jacket, from the library of producer/agent Charles K. Feldman! $2,000

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