Half Price Books

2929 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Open until 10:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Half Price Books has 110 stores in 16 states, with each store carrying a unique variety of new and used books, music, movies and games. Our mission is to preserve and recycle resources and entertainment of every form. We buy and sell anything printed or recorded except yesterday... (See all)


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  • "... out the clearance shelves! I always find great books for only $1." (2 tips)
  • "... or stationary! Great clearance kids books and movies :)" (2 tips)
  • Anna M.

    I am not allowed to go here. I find too many things I can't live without. Best place to purchase books in Austin.

    Anna M. · November 30, 2009
  • Dora

    Stock up your shelves for less: Clearance-priced kids’ books can be had for $3 and under – some as low as 50 cents. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • Courtney

    My absolute favorite store. I can't leave without buying something. Be sure to check out the clearance shelves! I always find great books for only $1.

    Courtney · April 30, 2011
  • Kristi B.

    Pet friendly! One of many reasons to shop here!

    Kristi B. · July 3, 2013
  • Alex P.

    If you have claustrophobia or fear of crowds, this place is always PACKED!

    Alex P. · August 27, 2010
  • Cassandra L.

    Best place to have a quite moment and grab a good book or stationary! Great clearance kids books and movies :)

    Cassandra L. · March 15, 2013
  • Linny K.

    The best book store EVER!!

    Linny K. · January 3, 2013
  • Ivan S.

    Great selection of art and design books. Read more

    Ivan S. · August 9, 2011
  • Gina G.

    Whoa 45 minute wait to return books so be prepared to kill some time! Also you won't get that much $$ but worth it for a true south Austin "cultural experience"

    Gina G. · July 26, 2010
  • Scott S.

    You can usually find movies, games, and music pretty cheap here, too.

    Scott S. · July 15, 2010
  • Joycott

    Get some books on Earth Day and 5% of your purchase goes to eco-friendly causes!

    Joycott · 1 day ago
  • Social N.

    Half Price Books: Did you know you can take in your old books and receive cash for them? Earn some quick spending cash or turn around and buy another best seller!

    Social N. · June 17, 2012

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