Books, Movies and Toy Deals

We know everyone likes a good deal, so we decided to find five great deals for families each week. This week we're telling you where to find book, movie and toy deals.

This week’s deals are for books, movies and toys. A few local stores are closing and there are savings opportunities as a result.

But, as some businesses fall, others rise and the grand opening of a business nearby promises savings now and in the future.

There also are deals at local stores that are thriving with the support of the community.

The place:

120 Sunset Drive, San Ramon and 4575 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton

The deal: These two stores are as a result of Borders' recent bankruptcy filing. All merchandise in the stores is 20-40 percent off.

Borders Pleasant Hill will remain open, as will the chain's online operations, so if you have a rewards card or gift cards, they 're still effective. 

The place: in Alamo

180 C Alamo Plaza

The deal: As of Thursday, the store in Alamo will cease rental operations. Employees say a storewide liquidation sale will start Friday morning. No word yet on the discount amount.

The store will remain open but you will need to set up a new account there.

The place: Half Price Books

7898 Dublin Blvd., Dublin

The deal: The new store is set to open Mar. 3. A problem with the roof  its planned opening date of Feb. 17.

There were coupons in last week’s ad circulars delivered by mail, with several coupons ranging from 20-50 percent off. Staff says they will be honored Mar. 3-7 and extra copies of the coupons will be available at the store.

If you sign-up for e-mail newsletters, Half Price will send coupons throughout the year. Sign up at www.hpb.com/signup.

The place:

522 Hartz Ave., Danville

The deal: A selection of books on CD are on sale for $10.

If you want to get a jump on holiday shopping, some Christmas titles are 50 percent off.

The place:

810 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville

The deal: Most people know the store has toys but some may not be aware that it also carries books.

Visit the Livery website and grab a coupon for 20 percent off one item here, good through April 30.

If you know about a great deal for families, let us know. Please e-mail Kirsten.E.Branch@gmail.com and/or post it in the comments below.


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