Books-A-Million is giving one Star Wars fan the trip of a lifetime by sending them to Anaheim, California, where they will join the biggest Star Wars Celebration ever. Jim Galat of Illinois is the winner of the Books-A-Million Star Wars Celebration sweepstakes and will join other fans as they celebrate the Star Wars Saga leading up to the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Galat and a guest won airfare, hotel accommodations, and tickets to all four days of the event, which takes place April 16-19 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

"After finding out I won I felt like Han Solo after navigating an asteroid field, with the odds of success at 3,720 to 1," said Galat. "Ever since seeing Star Wars in the theatre as a child I have been a huge fan. My wife, Esther, is also a big fan and more excited about going than I am! Thank you Books-A-Million, may the force be with you!"

Galat and his wife will have the chance to meet some of the actors that helped make Star Wars the cultural phenomenon that it is today. Over 20 cast and crew of the Star Wars saga will be at Celebration. Meeting and getting the autograph of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) among others will make this an unforgettable experience for the winner.

Along with meeting Star Wars legends, Galat and his wife will be able to take part in numerous events, including a Celebration Cosplay Contest, the Star Wars Rebels season two premiere and the debut of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 3D.

Leading up to the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Books-A-Million provides fans with the latest in Stars Wars comics, books, and merchandise at www.booksamillion.com.

ABOUT BOOKS-A-MILLION

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 32 states and the District of Columbia. 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 42 locations. The Company also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties, which presently include four retail shopping centers. 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.

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