UPDATE - Monday 3/11
Books-A-Million released Monday that the store will close its doors for good April 13th. No word on why exactly the store is closing.
A big box bookstore is closing another store in our area - this time in Roanoke.
Books-A-Million is about to turn the page on its final chapter. The store off of Hershberger Road has already started it's closing sale - and there were plenty of shoppers around. Customers we spoke to believe the Internet book market has really hurt retail giants; "you can get your Nook and download it. You don't actually have to come and pay 30, 40, 50 dollars for a books. So I think that's a big reason why they are closing," said Jessica Meador.
No word on when the store's final day is. We contacted the company's corporate offices for an answer - but they're closed on the weekends.