Beyond being bookstores, there are a couple of areas in which Half Price Books and Barnes and Noble agree. While they represent opposite ends of the bookstore genre, both of these businesses are based on the idea that physical books haven’t been made completely obsolete by eBooks. Additionally, they both agree that we need to thank our educators for inspiring us to read books today and in the future.
For that reason, both of these bookstores are saying thanks to educators in our community this week. Half Price Books is giving away kids’ books for nonprofits and educators. For teachers looking to enhance their classroom libraries for young students, this is a great opportunity. There are three different giveaway events this week, but the first and third are outside of our jurisdiction (if you happen to be reading this from Fort Wayne or Bloomington, follow our link and look for those events in your area). The second, however, is at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at the Half Price Books located at 1551 W. 86th Street on the north side of Indy.
In the meantime, Barnes and Noble has stores all over town that are holding Educator Appreciation Days now through Sunday, April 20. During that time, educators can take 25% off classroom and personal purchases, as well as 25% off movies, music, and tech gear. These discounts are designed to help our teachers do what they do better with better supplies. In the meantime, it also gives all of us another opportunity to remember how valuable our educators are and say thank you for the role they play in our lives and in the lives of our children.