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|Headquarters||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Revenue||US$ 2.28 billion (2011)|
The company was founded by David Green on August 3, 1972, and as of August 2012 the chain has 514 stores in 41 states. Hobby Lobby headquarters are located in a 3,400,000-square-foot (320,000 m2) manufacturing, distribution and office complex.
Business practices 
According to the Hobby Lobby website, the store's foundation was built "and will continue to be [built on] strong values, and honoring the Lord in a manner consistent with Biblical principles."
Hobby Lobby plays a mixture of light jazz, classical, bluegrass, and contemporary music styles in stores, distributed by satellite from its Oklahoma headquarters. A large percentage of the music also incorporates instrumental versions of tradition Christian hymns and popular Christian songs by Zoe Girl, Vince Gill, and Jim Brickman. 
Hobby Lobby locations have general operating hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday; except for the Distribution Center on certain days during the winter holiday season, all locations are closed on Sundays, as specified by the founder's Christian beliefs. References to Christianity are often made in their stores and advertisements.
Stores do not use a barcode system and therefore rely on the hand pricing and ordering of items. The website states they "continue to look at and review the option of scanning at the registers but do not feel it is right for us at this time."
In September 2012, Hobby Lobby sued the United States over new regulations requiring health insurance provided by employers to cover emergency contraceptives, stating that, "The Green family's religious beliefs forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise supporting abortion-causing drugs and devices." However, their appeal was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, and as of 31 December 2012, the company faces fines of up to $1.3 million per day for violating provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Affiliated companies 
- Mardel - a Christian bookstore chain
- Hemispheres - a home furnishings company
- Crafts Etc! - a craft wholesaler and online retailer
- H.L. Construction - which handles the construction and renovation of Hobby Lobby stores
- Ethnographic Media - formerly Bearing Fruit Communications - an advertising agency
- Hong Kong Connections - Chinese sourcing and buying office
- "#194 Hobby Lobby Stores". Forbes.com LLC. Retrieved Dec 29, 2012.
- "Hobby Lobby Our Company". Hobby Lobby. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "Store Music". Hobby Lobby. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- "Hobby Lobby Frequently Asked Questions". Hobby Lobby. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- Hobby Lobby Buys Ads Nationwide to Explain Easter, Christian Post, April 4, 2010
- Olafson, Steve (September 13, 2012). "Hobby Lobby Sues U.S. Government Over Health Care Mandate". Chicago Tribune.
- Talley, Tim (September 12, 2012). "Hobby Lobby sues over morning-after pill coverage". Bloomberg Businessweek.
- Li, Shan (December 31, 2012). "Hobby Lobby, defying health law, refuses to cover morning-after pill". Los Angeles Times.
- Hobby Lobby website
- Voices of Oklahoma interview with David Green. First person interview conducted with David Green, Founder/Owner of Hobby Lobby on October 6, 2009. Original audio and transcript archived with Voices of Oklahoma oral history project.