In 1972, we opened our first store in a converted laundromat in Dallas, Texas. Co-founders Ken Gjemre and Pat Anderson stocked the store with more than 2,000 books from their personal libraries. Half Price Books was created with the idea of offering a great product at a great price. And it worked! Today, Half Price Books is America's favorite new and used bookstore chain. Our simple philosophy continues under the leadership of Sharon Anderson Wright, daughter of Pat Anderson. Today Half Price Books has stores in 15 states, with each store carrying a unique variety of new and used books, music, movies and games. The company continues to grow having opened new stores in the Chicago area and Omaha, Nebraska. We buy and sell anything printed or recorded except yesterday's newspaper. Preserving and recycling resources and entertainment of every form is our business. Whether it's new or used, a best seller, or an old classic, you'll find the most incredible and unique assortment of books. Best of all, almost everything is half the publisher's price or less. And since our stock changes daily, you'll find something new every time you shop. Don't forget music and movies.