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What part of Texas are you from?

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1mandywritesromance First Message
Jul 27, 2007, 12:07am

I live deep in the pineywoods of East Texas, buried under a mountain of books. ;)


Jul 28, 2007, 9:00pm


Jul 31, 2007, 4:39am

Dallas area

And am I ever glad to be near a gigantic Half Price Books. I don't even want to think about what my bank account would look like otherwise...
Of course now Mt. TBR threatens to topple over on me, but hey... sacrifices must be made ;)

Jul 31, 2007, 3:49pm

I'm near Austin. Luckily Austin has 4 Half Price Books plus the one in San Marcos. It's definitely my favorite bookstore.

5CalicoGal First Message
Aug 11, 2007, 12:56am

Lucky you ... surrounded both by the living forest and the living word which it helps to birth :)

My home is in North Texas, between the Red River and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

I adore used book stores, and have been shopping at Half-Price since it opened its doors many moons ago. Recycled Books in the old opera house on Denton's square is a favorite, too.

Aug 11, 2007, 11:14am

I'm in Fort Worth. We've got Half Price, too. In fact I've worked for them before. Think employee discount on Half Price's prices. You think YOU have Mt. TBR! lol

Nov 2, 2007, 12:18am

Houston, here. I was in the Rice U Village Half Price Books just this morning. Picked up a nice hc/dj/1/1 copy of Thomas Perry's "Nightlife". Life is good!

Sep 13, 2008, 1:03am

i just moved to east plano in october

Sep 15, 2008, 1:43pm

Flower Mound here.

Jan 8, 2009, 6:21pm

I'm in McKinney, near I75 & Eldorado Parkway.
The Half Price Books stores in McKinney and in Frisco are favorites of mine. I need to check out the new Borders that opened in Allen fall 2008; about 15 minutes south of where I live.

Apr 9, 2009, 6:41pm

San Antonio, currently working for Half Price Books (have been with them for one year - three months as a temp at the large N Houston store off 1960 and Veteran's Memorial, then the rest of the time as a full-timer at the Huebner location here in SA). I love this job.

Jan 5, 2010, 1:45pm

I'm in Midlothian, about 25 miles south of D/FW proper - I've been here since 1996. We've got a Half Price Books about 10 miles up the road in Cedar Hill, and there are plenty in the area.

Texichan, if I had your job, I wouldn't bring home any money - I'd spend it all on books. LOL

Jan 11, 2010, 9:51pm

Waco...for about 1 1/2 years after living in Ft. Worth for 25 years. No Half-Price Books here... :(

Jan 11, 2010, 10:30pm

Round Rock - we tend to think of Austin as a suburb...

Jan 15, 2010, 7:29pm

>14 WholeHouseLibrary: Wholehouselibrary
lol I use to work there, love their motto "Keep Round Rock Normal".

Central Texas here. 164 miles from Dallas 162, miles from San Antonio and 164 miles from Houston.

Jan 15, 2010, 10:12pm

The 'motto' for Austin is "Keep Austin Weird" - the origin of the Keep {insert city here} Weird phenomena. Its purpose is promote local businesses.

The 'motto' for Round Rock is "Keep Austin Mildly Unusual" - Round Rock is the southernmost municipality in Central Texas' ~MOST~ conservative county, and it's a real embarrassment to me, but there are other (i.e. - very good, positive) reasons for living here.

Not to be outdone, the town that is (for the most part) sandwiched between has its own motto -
"Pflugerville - between a Rock and a Weird Place"

Jan 15, 2010, 11:31pm

When I use to work in Round Rock they gave us the "Keep Round Rock Normal" tee-shirts for some celebration. I belive Dell provided them. I guess it was just for the celebration. I also have the Pflugerville tee-shirt and every one asks about it.

Jan 17, 2010, 9:57am

I'm in Jefferson (northeast TX).
BTW, I proudly wear my "Keep Austin Weird" t-shirt!

Jan 17, 2010, 12:26pm

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Jan 17, 2010, 2:06pm

I've seen one sign "Keep Waco Wacko", but so far I haven't seen a whole lot of wackiness going on...

Feb 14, 2010, 7:01pm

I'm from the Dallas area (Carrollton) and I agree with an earlier post, it's great to be near all the half-price bookstores in this area. I think I stay there more than I do at my own house. I had hoped to do a book signing at one of the half-price stores, but haven't heard back yet.

Mar 3, 2010, 2:19pm

I'm in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Mar 5, 2010, 12:00pm

Dallas here. I also love Half-Price Books and the Dallas Public Library book sale.

Mar 8, 2010, 3:09pm

Recently moved to the land of "The Little Creamery" from snowy climes.

May 9, 2010, 11:26pm

I'm from East Texas. Carthage is the county seat of Panola. Home of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. How it got here I will never know.

May 9, 2010, 11:28pm

It's where the truck died.

May 25, 2010, 7:58pm

Hi, I was born in the parking lot of Methodist Hospital in Dallas and went through all my school years in Duncanville. Now I am living in Central Texas between Stephenville and Dublin.

Here's some great news. I am an author and my book "Ridin' Around" will soon be available. Check out www.ridinaroundbook.com for some excerpts and send me an email at ridinaround@yahoo.com to get on the list to be notified when it is available.

When the editor (who was warned it was written in "Texan") gets it back to me, I'll be ready to publish it by my own company-Blazing Star Books.

In the meantime, I have a great novella available-Inspirational Fiction, or Magical Realism, whichever you prefer. If your interested, check my profile for some info.

Hail Bluebonnet Lovers! Bring on the tomatoes! Thanks

May 28, 2010, 6:02am

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May 28, 2010, 1:22pm

Flower Mound here.

May 28, 2010, 2:53pm

Really??? My first-born was born in Flower Mound!

May 30, 2010, 10:49pm

Far, far west Texas here (El Paso). We have two B&Ns and a dwindling supply of independent booksellers. Half Price Books would be very welcome here.

May 31, 2010, 12:57am

I was born in El Paso, Ysleta to be exact. Haven't been there is years though. Central Texas is my home now.

Jun 9, 2010, 5:42pm

I'm in the Dallas area.

There is a wonderful used book store in the Lower Skillman area called Paperbacks. The interior is designed like a little house, with books scaling the walls from floor to ceiling.

Jul 21, 2010, 10:46pm

I just spent a week in Dallas. Boy, is that Half Price Books wonderful!
I went to two of them and bought a few books to stuff in my carry-on. I do wish we had that store here in El Paso. Nirvana. :)

Jul 21, 2010, 11:24pm

Instead of "Texans Who LibraryThing," maybe this group should be re-named the "Half-Price Books Fan Club." :)

I'm in Houston and live 3 blocks from a Half-Price, but I'm still jealous of those of you who live in Dallas near the giant one!

Jul 22, 2010, 12:18am

MrsHouseLibrary and I were in Dallas/FW around the end of June. In May, I got her one of those GPS devices because she is (to say it politely) directionally-challenged.

I had it locate ~ALL~ of the HPBs in the area, and all of the Art and Science/Nature museums, and a few eateries. Each night, I programmed our itinerary for the following day.

We made it to 8 HPB stores - the big one first, and MrsHouseLibrary found a Signed FE of a well-known Paleoanthropologist for less than $10. Other than that, we didn't find anything of interest there. We bought many more books in their other stores, though.

I have to admit, though, we spent more time in the art museums than anywhere else.

Jul 22, 2010, 5:12am


It sounds like you had a great trip. I absolutely love the Kimball in Ft. Worth.

Jul 22, 2010, 1:16pm

Having Half Price here in Dallas is quite wonderful, but it would be nice if the smaller stores would move into larger spaces. Not necessarily as large as the one on NW Hwy at 75, but larger than a shoe box.

The building of the giant Half Price, years and years ago, was originally a jewelry store. So when you walk into the store and head to your immediate right where they keep the older books, you'll find the jewelry vault.

Aug 1, 2010, 11:05pm

No HPB in Waco, sad to say. There is a small independent used book store, but it's kind of a hodge podge...books are kind of shelved haphazardly, which makes it hard if you are looking for a specific author. Fun, though, if you're just browsing. But a HPB is so neatly organized...

Sep 26, 2010, 8:28am

Checking in from Austin.

Sep 26, 2010, 9:42am

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Sep 26, 2010, 4:15pm

I haven't been on Librarything for over a year. I was pleased to find a local group on here. I'm from Midland.

Sep 26, 2010, 4:35pm

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Sep 26, 2010, 5:09pm

I had heard of that show but I haven't checked it out yet.

Oct 22, 2010, 12:59pm

I live just outside Houston in Tomball, TX. I am a long time bookseller and book reviewer, most currently working on two YA novels.

My book blogs are:




Jan 1, 2011, 7:27pm

I'm from a small town between Houston and Galveston called Alvin. One of it's small claims to fame is that it still holds the national record for rainfall in 24 hours: 43 inches in 1979. And yes, I'm known to frequent the nearest 1/2 Price Books.

Jan 1, 2011, 8:29pm

Hi! B.
I have family in Alvin, home of Nolan Ryan and my aunt Alicia Briseno.

Jan 2, 2011, 12:34am

I am in San Antonio. Lucky to be near lots of Half Price Books and great public libraries! The Northwest side is spoiled for choice when it comes to books. That's why I can't find the dog.

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