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Book Sales Fell 6% at Books-A-Million
By Jim Milliot

Sales of books and magazines fell 6.3% at Books-A-Million, to $385 million, for the year ended January 29, the nation’s third largest bookstore chain reported in its 10-K filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission Friday. While sales of books and magazines fell, sales in the “other” products category that includes music, DVDs, e-books and other products rose 28.6%, to $40.5 million.BAM said sales were down in its core book business in the year, and sales through its retail channel fell 3.3%, while online sales rose 9.9%, to $26.2 million. BAM started selling the Nook in its stores last fall, shortly after opening its own e-bookstore. The company said the sale of Nooks and accessories as well as e-books was the main reason for the increase in e-commerce sales.BAM finished 2010 with 231 outlets,--201 superstores and 30 traditional stores. It opened 11 outlets in the year, closed three and relocated two. There was no mention of expansion plans for the current year.  http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/46899-book-sales-fell-6-at-books-a-million.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=cfeba0e059-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email (image)http://www.thedctraveler.com/2006/10/books-on-the-hilland-what-seems-like-everywhere-else/