Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that all BAM! stores during this holiday season will be supporting local charities through BAM!’s annual Holiday Book and Toy Drive beginning now through Christmas Eve. “The goal of our Holiday Book and Toy Drive is to assist local charities within our store’s communities, and we’ll do so through the generosity of our customers,” said Terrance G. Finley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million, Inc. “With each store choosing their local charity, they are building lasting relationships within the community and helping those in need this holiday season.” Beginning now through Christmas Eve, customers can visit one of Books-A-Million’s more than 250 locations and purchase a book or toy that will be donated to a local charity. Customers will also be able to include a personalized bookplate with their donation, allowing for gifts to be donated in someone’s honor or memory. Charities receiving donations during the Holiday Book and Toy Drive from BAM!’s 258 locations include, among others, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; Toys for Tots in Huntsville and Florence, AL; Holiday Hope in Brunswick, GA; United Way in Kokomo, IN; Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, MO; Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in North Carolina; Books-A-Go-Go in Jacksonville, FL; Brunswick Shriners Hospital in Erie, PA; and Families Helping Families in Columbia, SC. The outreach efforts of these organizations range from literacy and fellowship to children’s health and hunger. A list of all the charities can be found online at www.booksamillion.com/bookandtoydrive. Items customers can consider donating this holiday season include: Books: Give the gift of a children’s classic with Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, Where the Wild Things Are or the Christmas favorites, The Polar Express and The Night Before Christmas. Popular kids’ books sure to thrill include Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, House of Olympus: The House of Hades, Dork Diaries, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Allegiant. Toys: Open a world of imagination with the best toys, games and puzzles from Hasbro, Lego, Webkinz, Melissa and Doug, Lalaloopsy, Wacky Loops and My Little Pony.
Tech: Expand their mind with educational learning tools from LeapFrog and Brain Quest or let a storybook come to life with the best tablet for families with NOOK HD+ and ear buds from Skullcandy.More: Spread holiday cheer with The Elf on the Shelf, festive holiday hats, flashing holiday light necklaces, light up jewelry and keepsake ornaments. Brighten someone’s day with a light up musical Snoopy figurine, Peanuts nativity set or holiday plush toys featuring The Grinch or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The 2013 Holiday Book and Toy Drive begins now in all of BAM!’s 258 locations and will continue through Christmas Eve. Customers can contact their local BAM! to learn more about the charity each store will be supporting or visit www.booksamillion.com/bookandtoydrive. About Books-A-Million, Inc. Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at www.booksamillion.com. The Company presently operates 258 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million (BAM!), Books & Co. and 2nd & Charles and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. The common stock of Books-A-Million, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol BAMM. For more information, visit the Company’s corporate website at www.booksamillioninc.com. Follow Books-A-Million on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/booksamillion) and Facebook ( www.facebook.com/booksamillion).