By now most people know Borders is going, going, gone in the very near future. The departure of Borders from many malls has book lovers everywhere scrambling for a new place to buy books.
Books-A-Million is looking to fill that void, at least in some Pennsylvania locations. Recently Books-A-Million opened a new store in a former Borders Express at Coventry Mall, Pottstown. I also noticed in my last trip to Park City Center, Lancaster that Books-A-Million had opened a store there too.
Now Books-A-Million, a Birmingham, Alabama based bookseller, is trying to acquire eight more locations in Pennsylvania (there are currently five PA stores). One site under consideration is the soon to be vacant Viewmont Mall Borders store in Dickson City. According to the Times Tribune, the Dickson City Borders is Lackawanna County‘s only general-interest bookstore.
You can imagine that the Viewmont Mall management and Lackawanna County book lovers are waiting with bated breath to see if this deal goes through.
To check out Books-A-Million’s complete list of locations from their website, click here: http://www.booksamillion.com/storefinder?id=5114383831772
With the demise of Borders, Books-A-Million will become the nation’s second largest book retailer.