River Oaks Bookstore Doesn't Have a Happy Ending


One of the great treasures of Houston is about to shutter for good.

We've lost so many business this year to covid and add to the list the 47-year-old River Oaks Bookstore -- closing for keeps at the end of this year.

The Census Bureau says bookstores nationwide suffered a 65-percent decline in sales in April of this year compared to a year earlier, as people shopped for books online to be safe.

The River Oaks Bookstore offered delivery services and curbside pickup, but it wasn't enough for a happy ending to the story.

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