Books-A-Million Announces Holiday Book & Toy Drive

  Books-A-Million Announces Holiday Book & Toy Drive

                  Local Charities to Benefit from Donations

Business Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- November 30, 2012

Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that all BAM! stores
will be supporting local charities through a Holiday Book and Toy Drive that
begins on Saturday, December 1.

“We are excited to partner with over 180 local charities nationwide, and
through the generosity of our customers help those in need this holiday
season,” said Terrance G. Finley, Chief Executive Officer and President of
Books-A-Million, Inc. “Each of our store teams have selected a charity in
their area, and our associates are looking forward to giving back to their
local community.”

Beginning Saturday, December 1 through Christmas Eve, customers can visit one
of BAM’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 include,
among many others, First Book in Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Shriners Hospital in
Erie, PA; Whale’s Tale in Waterford, CT; Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine
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

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 favorite, The Polar Express.
Popular kids’ books sure to thrill include Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of
Athena, Dork Diaries and The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers.

Toys: Open a world of imagination with the best toys, games and puzzles from
Hasbro, Lego, Webkinz, Melissa and Doug, Lalaloopsy and Thomas the Train.

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 hats or keepsake

The 2012 Holiday Book and Toy Drive begins Saturday, December 1^st, in all of
BAM’s 259 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

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 259
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. 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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