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The company was founded in Florence, Lauderdale County by 14-year-old Clyde Anderson in 1917. After Anderson's father died, he began delivering newspapers to support his family. He heard the complaints of construction workers from other states who were working on Wilson Dam that they missed their hometown newspapers and worked out an arrangement with publishers and railroads to bring them to Florence where he sold them from a shed pieced together from old piano crates. He added books and fireworks to his inventory and, within a few years, opened a downtown bookstore with his brother. Bookstore chains report lower-than-expected holiday sales, adding to mounting evidence of disappointing season for publishers and bookstores; for nine weeks ended Dec 31, Barnes & Noble says sales at superstores, which account for 89 percent of book-store revenue, rose $43.7 million, or 6.1 percent, over last year; excluding stores opened in last year, sales rose 1.3 percent; company says sales at its B Dalton stores fell $19.8 million, or 15.5 percent, as 55 stores were closed; sales at stores open fell 3.3 percent; Books-A-Million says sales for last nine weeks of year fell 3.5 percent, to $102.3 million from $106 million previous year; excluding new stores, sales fell 9.1 percent; photo (M)
iggio plans to add 28 more by Jan. 1. By the end of next year, he hopes to have about 250. Bookland acquired Gateway Books of Knoxville, Tennessee in 1988, but ended up closing 33 underperforming locations. With the excess inventory, he opened his first "Books-A-Million" superstores, with room to display discounted overstock. The success of that model led Anderson to pursue the concept of positioning a bookstore as a destination retailer. In 1992, he changed the name of the company to Books-A-Million and took it public. Its initial offering on the NASDAQ exchanged valued the company at $33.8 million. The infusion of capital allowed the company to expand, and by 1993 it was operating 84 Bookland stores and 29 Books-A-Million "superstores". The company emphasized its regional presence by promoting Southern authors and subjects of particular interest, such as college sports. (Source: www.bhamwiki.com)