Books-A-Million locations across the country are calling super heroes everywhere to put their capes on as they host ‘Marvel Super Hero Saturdays’ during the month of September from 2-4 p.m.

“Spider Man, Thor, Jean Grey, The Hulk ― we look forward to seeing our customers dressed as their favorite characters this fall!” said Sandra Wilson, Senior Buyer of Children’s and Teen Books at Books-A-Million. “Over the years, Marvel Comic books have entertained and thrilled so many of their fans. The super heroes, along with the great story-lines, have been popular to readers young and old.”

Books-A-Million carries a wide selection of Marvel comics, graphic novels, and collectibles at their stores nationwide, and each store will host training exercises in-store, whiz-bang-boom storytelling, and other rad, crime-fighting activities ― featuring different Marvel characters weekly:
September 6     Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
September 13 Marvel’s Captain America and Spider-Man
September 20 Marvel’s Iron Man and X-Men
September 27 Marvel’s Avengers

Books-A-Million also invites customers to register to win an online giveaway each week, as well as participate in a Super Hero photo contest via Instagram:
  • Weekly prize pack giveaways for online entries include the Guardians of the Galaxy movie soundtrack and Junior Novel, DVD prize packs featuring the Amazing Spider Man 2, Iron Man 3, Captain America First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, The Avengers, DK Marvel Encyclopedia, and so much more! Beginning August 31, Customers can register online each week to win a Marvel prize pack at All entries must be received each Sunday by 11:59 p.m. CST, and winners will be announced each Monday.
  • Caped crusaders are encouraged to take photos of themselves at their local store and upload them to Instagram using #BAMSUPERHERO. Each week, a winner will be chosen and will receive a $100 Books-A-Million gift card, which can be used online or in-store.

Interested attendees can visit to find their closest Books-A-Million locations.

About Books-A-Million, Inc.

Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at The Company presently operates 254 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. Also included in the Company’s retail operations is the operation of Yogurt Mountain Holding, LLC, a retailer and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt stores with 43 locations. The Company also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties. 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

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