Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Half Price Books: Bargain Bar

This weekend I visited the Half Price Books location on McKnight Road in the North Hills. I go to Half Price Books, a lot. Half Price Books is a used and new book store, which opened it's first location in 1972 in Dallas, TX. Half Price Books sales books, magazines, dvds, cds, vinyl albums and more at discounted prices. You can even turn in your old books and other items for a stipend. Half Price Books stores are in 16 states, with four Pennsylvania locations:

  • Ross Park Mall Area 4932 McKnight Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15237

  • Monroeville Area 3757 William Penn Hwy. Monroeville, PA 15146

  • Robinson Area 219 Summit Park Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15275

  • South Hills Area 4000 Oxford Dr. Bethel Park, PA 15102

This weekend when I was at Half Price Books I noticed something more that the North Hills location offers that made my visit even more enjoyable, a complimentary coffee bar. That's right. One of my favorite things to encounter. If featured fresh brewed coffee, a few different varieties of powdered creamers and various sugar packets. This coffee was deliciously warm and pleasant as I sipped out it and browsed through dvds and books.

Also, another complimentary coffee bar alert! The new Market District Giant Eagle at Robinson, 100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, features a free sample coffee bar at the far left side of the super-duper market, past the pharmacy and right next door to the olive oil and vinegar bar (take the virtual tour here). This is quite possibly the largest and most intricut Giant Eagle I have ever been in. At this coffee bar you can also pick from a vast selection of coffee beans, grind them yourself or have the Giant Eagle employee grind them for you for purchase. And for you tea-lovers, the Market District coffee bar was also featuring fresh brewed tea samples.

Is there a complimentary coffee bar that The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot doesn't know about? Share it with us!

1 comment:

  1. Trader Joe's always has a sample of one of their coffees in the back of the store along with some kind of food sample as well.

    Also, I just moved to Holland and a lot of the grocery stores here have complementary koffie or espresso machines to keep you happy while you shop. You press the button, it grinds the beans, and then...fresh coffee :-)