BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--School is back in full swing! To honor the hardworking teachers who prep today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow; Books-A-Million will host its biannual Educator Week, October 8-14! During the weeklong celebration, all educators are invited to save 25 percent on in-store purchases and enter-to-win a variety of prizes for their classroom and school!
“Educators have one of the most important roles teaching our youth to be intelligent, contributing members of society, yet they are often overlooked,” said Scott Kappler, Vice President of Marketing for Books-A-Million. “Our goal in hosting Educator Week is to show our appreciation for these men and women and celebrate all that they do for children and all that they’ve done for each of us.”
Educator week will kick off Saturday, October 8 from 2-4 p.m. at all locations. The first 25 teachers at each Books-A-Million store will receive a Chris Grabenstein tote bag to fill with resource materials (while supplies last). Additionally, guests can enter-to-win the in-store raffle, a $25 Books-A-Million gift card, as well as receive giveaway goodies like the “365 Days of Wonder Precepts Guide,” Animal Planet bookmarks, Epic Reads sampler and more. Other prizes up for grabs will include one $1,000 Books-A-Million gift card and four $250 Books-A-Million gift cards. Teachers can enter-to-win by visiting Books-A-Million on Facebook using the hashtag #BAMlovesteachers. Stores with a Joe Muggs Café will serve Frappe samples and give away FREE coffees – either a tall “coffee of the day” or a tall hot tea – while Yogurt Mountain locations will offer $1 off cups of frozen yogurt.
As part of the festive week, teachers who bring their school ID will have the opportunity to register for their official Educator Card, which grants access to benefits and discounts offered not only during Educator Week, but also throughout the year. With the Educator Card, teachers will receive a 20 percent discount year round on all purchases.
Specifically for the Brandon and Tallahassee, Fla., stores, author Chris Grabenstein will attend the educator week kick-off events at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 (Brandon) and Sunday, October 9 (Tallahassee). Teachers will get a chance to meet him, as well as have books personalized during a signing event. In addition, educators can enter for a chance to win a FREE school visit from him. For more information on Grabenstein or the “Mr. Lemoncello” series, visit www.chrisgrabenstein.com.
For more information about Educator Week at Books-A-Million, visit booksamillion.com/educatorweek.
Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., 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, Ala., and now operates over 250 stores in the 32 states as well as an online store at http://www.booksamillion.com. 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 http://www.booksamillion.com/storefinder.