Image of the Day: Celebrating Half Price Books' 50th

On July 27, 1972, Pat Anderson and Ken Gjemre opened the first Half Price Books store in a converted laundromat in Dallas, Tex. They ran ads in the local paper, declaring "We Buy Books," and soon found themselves with a few thousand books and plenty of customers. The company now has more than 120 stores in 19 states that sell new and used books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, video games and more. The mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, declared Wednesday, July 27, "Half Price Books Day" in honor of the chain's 50th anniversary. Pictured: the Half Price corporate team.
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