Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Books

  Books-A-Million Is Helping Give Away Half A Million Free Books

                         Celebrating World Book Night

Business Wire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- April 23, 2014

On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away
half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.

World Book Night U.S. (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of
free, specially-printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer book
lovers from 258 Books-A-Million stores across the country will help promote
reading by venturing out into their communities and giving away free copies of
a book they love, often to those without means or access to a printed book.
With the organizational support of Books-A-Million, along with other community
partners and libraries, volunteers will be sharing books with non-readers in
locations such as hospitals, mass transit, nursing homes, food pantries,
underfunded schools and more.

“We are excited to be a part of World Book Night 2014,” said Terrance G.
Finley, CEO of Books-A-Million. “Our book lovers in Books-A-Million stores
across the country can’t wait to help spread the love of books into our
communities. We celebrate the joy of reading every day, and this opportunity
will help us encourage others to pick up a book and start their own reading

The WBN picks are by a wide array of award-winning and bestselling adult and
Young Adult authors, as well as classics. The assortment of WBN titles is
based on diversity in subject matter, age level, gender ethnicity and
geography. The books were chosen in a vote by librarians, booksellers, and
last year’s givers.

Bestselling author Scott Turow said, “I can’t imagine any greater compliment
to a book, or an author, than to know his work has been selected to welcome
people to the pleasures of reading.”

The World Book Night U.S. titles for 2014 that Books-A-Million will be
distributing are:

  *Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)
  *The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Simon & Schuster)
  *Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (Ballantine Books)
  *Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan (Sourcebooks)
  *The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1 by John Flanagan (Puffin

Volunteer givers come from all walks of life: Teachers, book club members,
social workers, first responders, local businesspeople, librarians,
booksellers, students, parents and more. To learn more about World Book Night
U.S., 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 258
stores in 33 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 41 locations. The Company also develops
and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary,
Preferred Growth Properties. 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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