AMARILLO, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has once again partnered with its customers to support literacy by collecting donations at its retail superstores. Each retail superstore collected customer donations, and to celebrate "Book Month" in October, each superstore will donate these funds to its local literacy council. After collecting approximately $76,000 in 2009, Hastings is excited to announce that we have collected approximately $80,000 in 2010 to support local literacy councils in the cities of each of our superstore locations. For over ten years, Hastings has maintained an active involvement in the fight against illiteracy. Hastings believes that by fostering local efforts to combat illiteracy through collecting donations from customers and making direct contributions, we can help make a difference in every community we serve. About Hastings Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 147 superstores, averaging approximately 25,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate a new concept store, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas. We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.