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Half Price Books will Honor Borders Free Reading Program - Updated for 2011

submitted on May 13, 2010 by HouTex in "Sales / Promotions", last updated on August 1, 2011 by HouTex
Obviously, Borders will not be completing their reading program this year, and Half Price Books will step up and honor it in states where HPB is located -
Half Price Books is the largest family-owned chain of new and used bookstores in the United States, with more than 100 stores in 15 states.

See the last comment for the text of their tweet about it.


The Borders Summer Reading program Double-Dog Dare program rewards kids 12 and under for reading.

Here's all they have to do:
1. Read any 10 books.
2. Download and print the form from
3. List the books on the form.
4. Take the completed form to any Borders, Borders Express or Waldenbooks store.
5. Choose one of 20 available books for free.


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    Posted by MrCheap on May 13, 2010
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    Thank you, HouTex. My kids love this program. We participated last year and will do it again! Smile
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on May 13, 2010
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      As a kid, I remember spending my summers at the local library reading when they had some program similar to this. (And it was the next coolest place to be, after the community swimming pool!) I didn't even check out the books, I sat there and read them at the library! So I've loved to read my whole life, and hope other kids learn to enjoy it as much as I do. Big Grin
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    Posted by orangearrows on May 13, 2010
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    Pretty nice
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    Posted by HouTex on May 12, 2011
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    This offer is available again for 2011!

    For ages 12 or under:
    • read 10 books — any ones you like! (No purchase necessary.)
    • list them on the back of the form found at
    • come back and use your coupon for a FREE BOOK!

    Form must be completed and brought to any Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks store between 6/1/11 and 9/5/11 to redeem coupon. Offer valid in-store only for one of the following selected titles:

    The Cat in the Hat: Cooking with the Cat by Bonnie Worth - ISBN 9780375824944

    Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff - ISBN 9780064440028

    B is for Books! by Annie Cobb - ISBN 9780679864462

    Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish - ISBN 9780064441551

    Hungry, Hungry Sharks! by Joanna Cole - ISBN 9780394874715

    Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan - ISBN 9780142417447

    The Dragon in the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo
    ISBN 9780375855887

    Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald - ISBN 9780763643515

    Ballpark Mysteries: The Fenway Foul-Up by David A. Kelly - ISBN 9780375867033

    Flush by Carl Hiaasen - ISBN 9780375861253

    Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye - ISBN 9780375840760

    Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary - ISBN 9780380709595

    The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling - ISBN 9780688161330

    Lose r by Jerry Spinelli - ISBN 9780060540746

    The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall - ISBN 9780440420477

    Lone Wolf: Wolves of the Beyond by Kathryn Lasky - ISBN 9780545093118

    The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester - ISBN 9780312602383

    Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter -ISBN 9780060525507

    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine -ISBN 9780064407052

    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster -ISBN 9780394820378
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    Posted by HouTex on August 1, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Half Price Books has announced on Twitter that they will honor the Borders Summer Reading Program -!/halfpric.....4792109056

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