Books-A-Million Launches Tornado Relief Campaign

May 04, 2011
Mark Jones | | (601) 278-2100

Birmingham AL – Books-A-Million, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: BAMM) today announced that it is collecting donations to support The Salvation Army’s tornado relief efforts in the Southeast. Customers can make donations at all Books-A-Million’s 230 locations. Through the generous donations of Books-A-Million associates and customers, $100,000 has already been raised for The Salvation Army in just 4 days.

“The Salvation Army provides hope for thousands in the form of shelter, food and many other services,” said Clyde B. Anderson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Books-A-Million, Inc. “Our community here in Alabama and others throughout the South have been overwhelmingly affected by the massive destruction and loss of life and we know that supporting the efforts of the Salvation Army is one of the best ways to help.”

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

About Books-A-Million, Inc

Books-A-Million is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at The Company presently operates more than 230 stores in 23 states and the District of Columbia.  The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million and Books & Co. and traditional bookstores operating under the name 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 website at



About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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