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CROWN BOOKS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALES

 LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Glenn E. Hemmerle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Books Corporation (NASDAQ: CRWN), announced that sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended Oct. 30, 1993 increased 12.6 percent to $175,630,000. For the thirteen weeks ended Oct. 30, 1993 sales increased 16.6 percent to $60,960,000. These increases were primarily attributable to sales for Super Crown Books stores open less than fifteen months. For the thirty-nine weeks ended Oct. 30, 1993 sales for stores open more than 15 months were unchanged. Sales for stores open more than 15 months increased 1.3 percent for the thirteen weeks ended Oct. 30, 1993. Sales for Super Crown Books stores represented 35.0 percent and 40.4 percent of total sales for the thirty- nine and thirteen weeks ended Oct. 30, 1993 compared to 18.5 percent and 20.1 percent for the nine and three months last year.
 Crown currently operates 243 bookstores, including 56 Super Crown Books stores, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area; California; Houston, Texas; Chicago and Seattle, compared with 249 stores including 20 Super Crown books stores, in operation one year ago.
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