Books-A-Million is a book store located on Highway 98 near Target. It moved to its current location on October 4, 2005. Its original location was just east of The Arbor, next to Toys-R-Us, in the building that used to hold the original Wal-Mart. After Books-A-Million moved further west to its current location a furniture store moved in to the old building. Later the store Sofa Express and More, then later America's Room Store, then Big Lots took over its old location.
- Hattiesburg American, Thousands of Pine Belt shoppers rush to new Target store, October 5, 2005