As of Oct 31, 2015, the company operated 256 stores in 32 primarily Eastern states and the District of Columbia, including 193 superstores and 63 traditional bookstores, as well as 42 Yogurt Mountain stores.

During fiscal 2015, the company opened 8 new superstores, closed 13 superstores and converted 3 superstores into 2nd & Charles bookstores. In the first nine months of fiscal 2016, the company opened 5 traditional stores and closed 2 traditional store and 3 superstore.

All but two of the company's stores are leased. Generally, leases have terms ranging from 3 to 10 years.

Superstores range in size from 8,000 to 39,000 square feet, averaging approximately 20,000 sq ft, operate under the names "Books-A-Million," "BAM!," "Books and Co." and "2nd & Charles," are located on major, high-traffic roads and in enclosed malls or strip shopping centers, and include either a Joe Muggs café or Yogurt Mountain. Traditional stores operate under the names "Bookland" and "Books-A-Million, range in size from 2,000 to 10,300 square feet, averaging approximately 4,000 sq ft and are located primarily in enclosed malls.

TTM20152014201320122011
Stores256256261257257231
Store growth-1.5%-1.9%1.6%0.0%11.3%3.6%
Total gross square feet (M)3,4373,4743,5443,5413,5783,437
Total gross square feet growth-1.5%-2.0%0.1%-1.0%4.1%0.9%
Avg store gross sq ft13,40013,60013,60013,80013,90014,900
Avg store gross sq ft growth0.0%-0.1%-1.4%-1.0%-6.4%-2.6%