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Posted at 11:55 pm in Uncategorized

Both the Trenholm Plaza and Sandhill Books-A-Million have reduced their hours. I assume the Harbison and Lexington locations have as well, though I haven't checked them.

The Sandhill hours are even worse than the Trenholm Plaza ones, being, I believe 9-9 all week except for Friday and Saturday. I find this curious as the days are getting long and school just let out. You would think that there would be an influx of under 21s hanging in the cafe this time of year...

I remember when I first discovered "big box" bookstores in DC and Kansas City, I could take the Metro to Pentagon City or the rental car to Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park and browse and drink coffee from after work until 11pm. In Columbia the Richland Mall B&N cut its hours to the point I could rarely visit years ago, but up until now, BAM had been holding out.

Written by ted on June 15th, 2011

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  1. Ted, youngins today don't hangout in bookstores, and big box bookstores are on their last legs, kind've where record stores were 5 years ago. I don't see BAM or B&N existing in their present form in 2016 as ebooks continue to become more and more mainstream. I stopped buying physical books when Kindle 2 came out.

    Mike D

    16 Jun 11 at 9:57 pm

  2. Yes (though I don't think BAM is in nearly as bad shape as Borders..), but in Trenholm Plaza at least, BAM at night was not so much a bookstore as a coffee house that stayed open later than Starbucks..


    16 Jun 11 at 10:17 pm

  3. Ok I must confess...I can't tell if that Books A Million is at Trenholm Plaza or Village at Sandhill...It doesn't look like the Harbison Center one...


    16 Jun 11 at 10:46 pm

  4. That's the Trenholm store. It and the Sandhill store have quite different looks actually.


    16 Jun 11 at 10:50 pm

  5. I should have known...I obviously don't know shopping center facade/stroefronts as well as I thought


    16 Jun 11 at 11:09 pm

  6. I've made quite a weird observation in all of this: Why do NE Columbia stores close earlier than other stores? Even Garners Ferry Target stays up until 11 but NE's Target closes at 10. Same goes with Best Buy on Harbison and in Lexington.


    21 Jun 11 at 4:39 pm

  7. GF Target is open until 11? I did not know that. Wish Panera would follow suit.


    21 Jun 11 at 4:58 pm

  8. Interesting observation Dustin...consider the following:

    Bed Bath & Beyond at Sparkelberry Square (10136 Two Notch Road) is open until 9 PM while the other two locations are open until 9:30.

    The Kroger at Sparkelberry Square is the only one of the 4 Kroger locations that isn't open 24/7 (it's open 6 AM-1 AM).


    21 Jun 11 at 6:27 pm

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