BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Books-A-Million inspires young readers to pick up a book this summer with its Summer Quest Reading Ambassador program, which features a reading list of over 75 popular books for both kids and teens. Between May 4 and August 8, summer reading lists will be available at all Books-A-Million stores or by visiting Summer Quest Reading Ambassador online. To participate and receive a Camp Half-Blood tote bag celebrating the 10th anniversary of the popular “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” book series by Rick Riordan, participants must read four books from the reading list and return the completed list to a Books-A-Million store.
"I’m honored and excited to be Books-a-Million’s Summer Quest Reading Program Ambassador for 2015!” said Rick Riordan. “Summer is a great time to make new friends, explore new places, have thrilling adventures and become a hero — and all you have to do is open a good book!”
Not only will the reading list feature Rick Riordan’s “Heroes of Olympus” and “The Kane Chronicles” book series, but young readers will be able to choose from over 75 books from many popular authors. With titles like “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, “The Secret Series” by Pseudonymous Bosch and “Kingdom Keepers” from Ridley Pearson, young readers are certain to find one of their favorites or discover a new adventure.
Upon completing the reading list form and returning it to Books-A-Million, participants will receive the Percy Jackson 10th anniversary Camp Half-Blood tote bag. Exclusive merchandise from the popular book series will also be available, including 10 pairs of wayfarer sunglasses, 20 camp bumper stickers, an activity poster and more while supplies last.
Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at www.booksamillion.com. The Company presently operates 257 stores in 32 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 44 locations. The Company also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties, which presently include four retail shopping centers. 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 www.booksamillioninc.com.