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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
Holiday Hours
Closed on Christmas Day For more holiday hours, please contact store.

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?
  • 1,000,066

    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
  • NOV 1 - DEC 24

    $5 Bonus Gift Card with a $25 Gift Card Purchase

    It's time to Make the Season Bright! Grab a gift card for the booklover on your shopping list and get a little something for yourself. Load an HPB Gift Card with $25 or more and get a $5 Bonus Card to use in store or online! Use your $5 card January 1 - 31, 2019 and save at your favorite HPB store or online at This bonus offer is valid for gift card purchases made in-store or online November 1 through December 24. Buy a gift card online and get free standard shipping, or get an eGift Card for fast and easy gifting!
  • 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!


Now through Dec 24, buy a $25 HPB Gift Card and get a FREE $5 Bonus Card!