Birmingham based Books-A-Million closed its Brook Highland store on Highway 280 today after 27 years.
The closure surprised many customers inside the popular bookstore. On Sunday morning, the store’s iconic Books-A-Million sign was removed. On top of that, there was no special clearance or move sale of any kind indicating that the store was closing – only the employees were packing the books, magazines, and coffee.
“It took us by surprise,” Chelsea resident John Chamblee told Bham Now as he went shopping with his three children aged 4 to 9. “We didn’t really know this was happening. I have to say it’s disappointing. I sure hope they move somewhere else because we like to bring the kids so we can find resources.
This is the second Books-A-Million store to close in the Birmingham area since the pandemic struck in March 2020. The other store was in Brookwood Village, which is nearly vacant.
Three Books-a-Million stores remain in the Birmingham metropolitan area. They are:
Brook Highland Plaza transformation continues
In the past year or so Brook highland plaza added several department stores and restaurants, including Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory and Ruby sun. Now they will have to find a store to replace the departure 20,400 SF – Books-A-Million.
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