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CBA’s (formerly Christian Bookseller’s Assoc.) current store membership count is 1,813 of the nation’s total estimated 2,800 Christian stores. According to CBA, just 98 stores were added in ’07, compared to 589 in ’06 and 437 in ’05. Store closures continue, although they’ve slowed: 160 in ’07, vs. 286 in ’06 and 337 in ’05. CBA members peaked in the mid ’80s at nearly 3,000 of the total 4,000 stores in operation. (CT 4/08)

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