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Family Christian bookstore closing all 240 stores

All 240 of the chain's stores in 38 states are closing. (Source: Familychristiandirect/Wikipedia) All 240 of the chain's stores in 38 states are closing. (Source: Familychristiandirect/Wikipedia)

(RNN) - Christian bookstore chain Family Christian is going out of business.

USA Today reported all 240 stores in 38 states will be shuttered due to declining sales. The nonprofit chain filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015.

The company has not released a timetable for when the stores will close for good.

Christianity Today reported the company employs 3,000 people. It also reported last year that the largest distributor of Christian material was shutting down in part because of Family Christian's bankruptcy.

Sales of Family Christian products fell from $305 million to $216 million between 2008 and 2015.

The company has not made an official statement on its website, but has removed the social media accounts the main site link to.

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