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HPB Rice Village

2537 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 524-6635

University Blvd & Kirby Dr

Store Hours
  • Mon - Sat 9 am - 10 pm
  • Sun 10 am - 8 pm

In-store Happenings

Meet Kenneth
Inside HPB
Meet Kenneth

"Our Half Price Books store opened in Houston's Rice Village in 1981. It resides in a two-story building that formerly housed a clothing store, a rock 'n' roll club and a theater co-op. We value our work here because it preserves resources that nourish the mind, and because it values people above all else. The personal and professional are brought together under the simple ethical goal of helping others and making life better."

Houston Rice Village Store Manager
Inside HPB
Did you know?
  • 1,011,187

    donated books to nonprofit groups so far this year.

    Find out more
  • Every single shelf in this store was built by our employees
  • 4,432
    Yards of books, movies and music fill the bookstore

  • TUE

    New Release Tuesdays

    Want to read it hot off the press? Brand new releases are in store each week from bestselling authors like James Patterson, David Baldacci, J.D. Robb, John Grisham, Bill O'Reily, Danielle Steel, John Green and many more!

    Sell to Us

    When you're finished enjoying your used books, music, movies and games, bring them to Half Price Books. We buy any time we're open. No appointment necessary. We'll make you a cash offer. Learn more about selling to us.

    1 Bring all your stuff to our buy counter any time the store is open. You don't need an appointment. Ask for assistance, and we'll help you bring it inside.
    2 Our expert buyers will make you an offer for the entire lot of your items based on the condition, supply and demand.
    3 If you accept our offer, we'll give you cash on the spot. Feel free to take it and run, or use it to buy yourself something cool in the store.

  • 2ND SAT

    2 - 2:30 PM

    Second Saturday Storytime

    Pack up your half-pint readers and come to your Rice Village HPB in Houston for Second Saturday Storytime. Sit down and enjoy a good tale with us from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. All ages are welcome!
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Get cash when you sell your books, music, movies and more, plus, for a limited time, get a coupon to use for your next in-store purchase! See store for details.

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