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Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Half Price Books tries to live up to its name and its hippie roots. The bookstore chain sells used and new books, magazines, videos, DVDs, and music. Only about half of the merchandise it sells is new. Its roughly 110 stores are located in more than 15 states, primarily Texas. Its wholesale catalog division, Texas Bookman, reprints classics and other public domain works. Half Price Books has grown slowly but steadily; its stores keep a small-company look with secondhand and employee-made furnishings. The company was started by Ken Gjemre and Pat Anderson (late mom of... More

Working at Half Price Books

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Employees are “Satisfied”   77 ratings


94% Approve of the CEO   56 ratings

Half Price Books President and CEO Sharon Anderson Wright

Sharon Anderson Wright

President and CEO

Best retail job imaginable, but still retail.

  Current Assistant Manager

Pros: The employee discount and option to borrow merchandise are great. Very generous time off, and affordable medical, dental and vision insurance. The company policies are designed around a clear concern for employees, and the work environment is laid… Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL May 2010 Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interview Details – Applied in-store, but I don't think that affected anything since the manager was not there to accept the application - I just handed it to a bookseller. Received call setting up interview within 2 weeks of submitting application. The interview was with the store manager and assistant manager. Easy…Full Interview

Interview Question:
They asked a few odd questions, like "if you were a shoe, what shoe would you be?" Answer Question

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