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December 7, 2007

Some Sort of Manga Bookstore Story

I can't tell from this report if we're talking manga in a kids' section or manga near a kids' section or if the location of the manga section will be moved away from the kids' section in one or all the Books-a-Million stores, but it's clear something happened, a complaint was made and action was taken. I'll see if I can find out more early next week.

The one thing that jumps out at me is that Book-a-Million is a big growth account for manga recently, and it's my understanding that the chain has shown up in some towns that haven't had a bookstore in a while. That would mean the store has increased coverage for manga in addition to simply increasing the number of outlets where it's available.
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