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Half Price Books Launches Holiday Hotline

Half Price Books has opened a special holiday hotline this year. Readers can call 1-855-HPB-FONE to celebrate Halfy Call-A-Days, choosing from a long menu of holiday greetings.

Callers will be presented with this list of options:

Press One to hear a holiday greeting from the Half Price Books Santa Claus
Press Two to hear “Twas the Night Before Christmas in the Bookstore,” an original parody poem written by Lease Renewal Manager Elizabeth Elkins and read by Tim Jernigan, our Human Resources Director
Press Three to hear “Up on the Housetop” performed by Steve Leach, the Half Price Books “Buy Guy”
Press Four to hear a holiday joke from Stephen Danby, our Corporate Customer Service representative
Press Five to hear “Auld Lang Syne” performed by “Caroling Marketeers” (aka Becky Gomez, Marketing Communications Manager and Cecily Gordon, Marketing Temp)
Press Six to hear an original song performed by Jim Swayze

No matter where you live, don’t forget to shop at your local bookstore this holiday season. You can find your favorite independent bookstore on our Best Indie Bookstores on Twitter directory.

The bookstore team also created a video showing off the musical experience you can expect when you call the hotline…

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