Books-A-Million Launches Summer Reading Program with Bestselling Children’s Book Author Carl Hiaasen

  Books-A-Million Launches Summer Reading Program with Bestselling Children’s
  Book Author Carl Hiaasen

Business Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- May 14, 2013

Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) announced today the launch of its 2013
Summer Reading Program with reading ambassador and bestselling children’s book
author Carl Hiaasen. The summer adventure kicks off on May 19^th when children
can pick up their summer reading checklist at their neighborhood
Books-A-Million. Children who participate in the Carl Hiaasen Summer Reading
Program and read six featured books between May 19^th and August 17^th will
receive a free exclusive Carl Hiaasen CHOMP or HOOT backpack (while supplies

“I was a manic reader when I was young, and that’s what got me interested in
writing,” said Carl Hiaasen. “Summer reading is a great time for kids to get
lost in a good book, and try out some new authors or books that they might not
have discovered before.”

“We’re excited to launch our annual Summer Reading Program with Carl Hiaasen.
His books inspire kids to dive into books filled with mystery and adventure,”
said Sandra Wilson, Senior Buyer of Children’s and Teen Books at
Books-A-Million, Inc.

Carl Hiaasen will kick off the Summer Reading Program with a book signing
event at the Books-A-Million in Lakeland, Florida on Friday, May 24^th
beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information about Books-A-Million’s 2013
Summer Reading Program, 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 over
252 stores in 31 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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