Books-A-Million on Forest Drive to close in March

Another chain bookstore in Columbia will be going out of business.

bamThe Books-A-Million in Trenholm Plaza at 4840 Forest Drive will close permanently March 15, according to employees at the store.

The closing will leave the Books-A-Million in the Village at Sandhills as the only one in Columbia.

The store’s Harbison Boulevard location was replaced last year by 2nd & Charles, a used bookstore also owned by Books-A-Million.

Another chain bookstore, Barnes & Noble, closed its Harbison Boulevard location at the end of December.

The Books-A-Million corporate office in Birmingham, Ala., did not reply to requests for comment Friday on the Forest Drive store.

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