To celebrate the upcoming release of Alabama native Harper Lee's new novel, "Go Set a Watchman," Books-A-Million will host a special event centered around the movie adaptation of her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winning movie will be shown from 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 21 at the Alabama Theatre. Books-A-Million will have copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" available for purchase and movie goers will also be able to pre-order their copy of "Go Set a Watchman."

"This event will be a great way for fans of Harper Lee to celebrate her classic American novel and get ready for the release of its sequel," said Scott Kappler, Vice President of Marketing for Books-A-Million. "With her Alabama roots, the Alabama Theatre is the perfect place to celebrate Harper Lee and the release of her new novel."

After the movie the block in front of the Alabama Theatre will be closed and Books-A-Million will host a street party from 4-5 pm. Live music from local band the Steel City Jug Slammers will entertain the crowd and food and drinks from Yogurt Mountain, Cantina, and Mr. Henry's Chicken De-Lux will be available. Antique cars will also be on hand, and car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their classic and vintage cars to show as well.

The "To Kill a Mockingbird" novel was released in 1960 and is considered one of the greatest works of American literature ever published. It has sold over 40 million copies and won the Pulitzer Prize. A film adaptation starring Gregory Peck as Atticus came out in 1963. The film won three Academy Awards and was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest courtroom drama movie ever made.


Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation's leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at 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

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