Half Price Books leaving East State Street building, looking for new location

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 8:33 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – A beloved bookstore outlet in Rockford is forced to look for a new building.

Half Price Books in Rockford gave its one month notice to vacate the building in the 6500 block of East State Street. Store management says their landlord tripled their rent and they just couldn’t afford it.

For those sad to see the affordable book store go, the weekend may be the perfect time to stop in.

“Everything is currently one dollar, we're going to be here through the 26th, so a little more time to try and get rid of the rest of the remaining stock we have left,” says manager Steven Locke.

Half Price Books’ headquarters in Dallas is looking for a new building in Rockford but it hasn’t found one yet.