Montrose Half Price Books to close as center faces redevelopment

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The Montrose location of Half Price Books is closing Jan. 17. It opened in 2002. (Courtesy Half Price Books)

The Montrose location of Half Price Books is closing Jan. 17. It opened in 2002. (Courtesy Half Price Books)

The last remaining Inner Loop location of Half Price Books—set at 1011 Westheimer Road, Houston—is closing this month after almost 20 years in business.

The store's last day is Jan. 17, the Dallas-based company confirmed. The location opened in 2002. In March, the Half Price Books in Rice Village also shuttered, which left the Montrose location as the only remaining Inner Loop store.


"We’re looking for a new location in the neighborhood, but have been unable to find a new spot before our lease ends," said Emily Bruce, public relations manager for the bookstore chain, which has seven other Houston-area locations.

In August, Skansa USA Commercial Development announced it had acquired the property containing Half Price Books at Montrose Boulevard and Westheimer Road for $27 million for a forthcoming development.

Other tenants in the center have closed as well, including a longtime Spec's liquor store location.