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Books for Less Plans Westminster, South Carolina, Distribution Hub

Wholesale book distributor Books for Less plans to establish a warehouse distribution operation in Oconee County, South Carolina. The $3.9 million project is expected to create 20 jobs.

The company will repurpose a 190,000-square-foot facility located at 100 Dunlop Drive in Westminster. Operations are scheduled for Q1 2024.

“Books for Less is looking forward to opening our new facility in Oconee County. The building we have purchased is ideal for our operation and will allow us to expand in the future. The location meets the needs of our growing customer base and the workforce is well suited for our operation. We greatly appreciate the support we have received from Oconee County and the State of South Carolina in helping to facilitate our project,” said Books for Less President Michael Shmuely.

“We are pleased Books for Less sees such strong potential in South Carolina’s workforce and economic climate that the company chose to open a second warehouse distribution operation in our state. Congratulations to Books for Less on its continued growth and success,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III noted.

Books for Less sells deeply discounted remainders and overstocks from various publishers.

“It’s another “top shelf for business” moment in Oconee County with Books for Less selecting Oconee County for their new book distribution facility. The project will be a tremendous benefit to Westminster and Oconee County as the operation will repurpose one of the oldest industrial buildings in Oconee County and brings vitality to it with new jobs and investments. We greatly appreciate Books for Less selecting our community for their operation and wish them tremendous success,” Jamie Gilbert, President and CEO, Oconee Economic Alliance added.

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