Books-A-Million Kicks off Annual Back to School Book Drive on July 23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bookworms unite! Books-A-Million is calling all literary
enthusiasts to participate in Books-A-Million’s Annual Book Drive. From
Sunday, July 23
through Saturday, August 26, community
members will have the opportunity to share the love of literacy by
selecting one of their favorite children’s books to be donated to
schools and libraries in their cities. Local schools throughout the
country have teamed up with a Books-A-Million store in the community to
supply students with brand new books for the upcoming school year!

“Books are a highly valuable resource to children and access to them is
often taken for granted,” said Scott Kappler, vice president of
marketing at Books-A-Million. “As one of the largest book store
companies nationwide, it is our obligation to ensure that children from
all walks of life have the tools they need to succeed in school,
starting with the gift of literacy. With our annual drive, we hope to
bring increased access to thousands of kids across the U.S., in turn
building confidence and educational potential.”

Readers interested in sharing the love through the annual program will
be able to choose from the many suggested novels placed near the store
checkout or select one of their personal favorites for donation. Fan
favorites to consider include the entertaining “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio,
J.K. Rowling’s thrilling adventure novel turned major motion picture
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and John Green’s highly
anticipated new novel, “Turtles All the Way Down,” which is available
for pre-order at the end of July in any Books-A-Million store or online

Participants must purchase new books from Books-A-Million to be
considered for donation. For more information on how to participate in
the book drive, please visit


Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second
largest chain of bookstores in the United States. Books-A-Million got
its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now
operates over 250 stores in the 32 states as well as an online store at
While Books-A-Million’s presence has grown, the goal has remained the
same: to serve each community with the best selection of books, toys,
tech and more, all at great prices. Find the nearest Books-A-Million at

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