National book chain sees opportunity to grow business in Michigan
Alabama-based Books-A-Million, which opened 41 stores in 2012, believes there is still opportunity for additional brick-and-mortar book stores in Michigan.
It’s a sentiment echoed by Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore co-owner Hilary Lowe, who told the Detroit News that consumers are longing for books, and many people are eager to support a community-driven book store. Literati, an independently owned book store, opened at 124 E. Washington St. in April.
Meanwhile, Books-A-Million recently opened two stores in the Metro Detroit area — including one store in an ex-Borders building in Beverly Hills — and the company is “actively pursuing” other real estate opportunities in Michigan, the report says.