It’s Booksgiving! Here’s How to Get a Free Book for Your Kids This Saturday

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Thanksgiving is all about sharing, be it food, quality time or a good tale.

For the fourth year, Half Price Books is celebrating that holiday spirit with its “Booksgiving Day” event.

And if you’re a parent, that translates to an easy, fun freebie for you and the kids. On Saturday, Nov. 19, each Half Price Books location nationwide will hold a special storytime at 2 p.m. local time.

And while supplies last, every child who attends will receive a free children’s picture book to take home with them, too.

Half Price Books Celebrates Thanksgiving with Free Kids’ Books — and Charity

If you want to help pad your children’s library for free, all you have to do is show up at your local Half Price Books for the 2 p.m. storytime this Saturday.

Aside from walking out with a nice freebie, you’ll also spend a fun afternoon with the kids — and even have the chance to let someone else do the reading, for once.

Half Price Books doesn’t specify the title of the freebie — but even if it’s already on your shelf at home, no big deal. Donate it to the library or give it as a holiday gift.

And if you can’t make it to a shop this Saturday, consider turning to and buying online.

For every book purchased on its website on Booksgiving Day, Half Price Books will donate a book to the nonprofit organization Feed the Children.

As you might know, books make fantastic stocking stuffers — and it doesn’t hurt to know your gift doubles itself to help a child in need.

After all, the only thing more fun to share than good food is a good story.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite book to read to your kids?

Jamie Cattanach is a book-obsessed staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.

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