A fixture since 1982, Half Price Books to close Rice Village location

Courtesy Half Price Books
Courtesy Half Price Books

Courtesy Half Price Books

Citing rising rents, the Dallas-based Half Price Books has announced it would close its Rice Village bookshop, 2537 University Blvd., Houston. The 11,300 square-foot store has been open since 1982 and will close on March 8, 2020. The company has looked for alternate locations but has not been able to find a suitable location in the same area, company spokesperson Emily Bruce said. "But that does not mean that could change at some point," she said. 713-524-6635. www.hpb.com