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Half Price Books Moves Dayton Store to Beavercreek to Keep Up With Customer Demand
Increased Sales Call For More Space, Selection
DAYTON, Ohio (August 19, 2009)— Half Price Books, the nation’s largest new and used bookstore chain, is relocating its Dayton store to 3310 Pentagon Blvd. in Beavercreek. A ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways and discounts will kick off the grand opening at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 3.

The success of the store in Dayton, which has posted sales increases of 7 percent so far this year, paved the way for a larger store in Beavercreek. On a national level, Half Price Books has seen a 10 percent growth in its sales in the fiscal year that closed June 30.

“Because we buy and sell used books, DVDs and music in addition to new merchandise, we’ve become an attractive option to those needing a little pocket cash and those looking for cheaper forms of entertainment,” said Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president of Half Price Books. “You can browse in a Half Price Books store for a couple of hours and leave with a month’s worth of entertainment for less than the cost of going to the movies.”

The new store will occupy 9,300 square feet of space-3,500 square feet more than the old location at 2090 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd in Dayton. Among the changes that customers can expect is a larger children’s section with more merchandise and a bigger buy counter.

“This new store allows us to offer our customers even more merchandise than before,” said Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president of Half Price Books. “We feel this new location will make it easier for our customers to find even more of the deals and treasures we have been known for throughout our 20 years in Ohio.”

The first 100 customers at the store each day of grand opening weekend (Thursday through Monday) will receive a free tote bag stuffed with a $5 gift card. One lucky shopper each day will receive a bag that contains a $100 gift card. Additionally, customers will receive 20% off their purchases throughout the weekend. The grand opening hours are 9 a.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday-Monday.

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