From 2 to 4 pm on Saturday May 2, Books-A-Million will hold a Star Wars Day Celebration event where customers can enter a Star Wars costume contest, compete in a Star Wars trivia contest and participate in other Star Wars themed activities.

In addition to the in-store event, Books-A-Million is giving away a Star Wars prize pack on Facebook. To enter, customers can look for the post on Books-A-Million's Facebook page. The prize pack includes Star Wars fan favorites including Ultimate Star Wars, LEGO Star Wars in 100 scenes, the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and more.

"This is going to be a fun event for fans to come out and celebrate the Star Wars Saga with us," said Melanie Smith, Director of Marketing for Books-A-Million. " The excitement is high following the release of the new Episode VII trailer. 'The Force Awakens' is probably one of the most highly anticipated movie releases ever. There have been so many fantastic Star Wars celebrations this year and this event will give fans a great outlet to continue the festivities."

While all Star Wars fans will enjoy the costume and trivia contests during the in-store event, Books-A-Million will also have Star Wars themed activities specifically designed for kids. Young Star Wars fans can destroy the Death Star in the Star Wars Final Battle Maze, complete a Princess Leia activity sheet and more.

Along with the Star Wars Day celebration, Books-A-Million is also celebrating Geek Week, where customers can take advantage of a buy-one-get-one half off Funko sale as well as a buy-two-get-one free sale on select graphic novels and Manga.

As part of the Geek Week celebration, customers will also be able to register to win a trip to Comic Con® in San Diego. To enter visit Books-A-Million Comic Con® sweepstakes online. The winner will receive two tickets to the San Diego Comic Con® along with having airfare and accommodations provided for. Customers can enter to win starting April 25 and registration closes June 25.

To celebrate Star Wars with Books-A-Million and discover the best in Star Wars books, toys, and more, visit Books-A-Million Star Wars online.

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 257 stores in 32 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 44 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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