Books-A-Million Annual Holiday Drive Raises $122,228 for the Salvation Army

  Books-A-Million Annual Holiday Drive Raises $122,228 for the Salvation Army

                     Over $1.4 Million Donated Since 2005

Business Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- December 27, 2012

Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that since 2005 it has
collected over $1,400,000 in donations from customers. 100% of the money
donated goes to The Salvation Army units that are local to BAM!’s stores in 32
states and the District of Columbia.

“The Salvation Army provides hope and relief for disaster victims and BAM! is
very proud that, through the generosity of our customers, we are able to help
those in need this holiday season,” said Terrance G. Finley, Chief Executive
Officer and President of Books-A-Million, Inc.

For the 2012 holiday season, customer donations totaled $122,228.00. A portion
of these donations, given in early November, will go to The Salvation Army
units that are assisting those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

“Books-A-Million continues to go above and beyond in their continued
partnership with The Salvation Army. We are continually amazed at the
generosity of Books-A-Million and their customers in the partnership to
fulfill our promise of “Doing the Most Good.” We look forward tothe continued
partnership in the days and months to come,” stated Major Ronnie Raymer,
Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army's Alabama, Louisiana, and
Mississippi Division.

Books-A-Million customers and associates have a long tradition of aiding The
Salvation Army’s efforts during its’ annual holiday drives and also in the
aftermath of natural disasters throughout the United States and the world.

About Books-A-Million, Inc.

Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells
on the Internet The Company presently operates 259
stores in 32 states and theDistrict 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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