Books-A-Million Adds Matt Haig’s “How to Stop Time” to President’s Pick Collection

British bestseller makes its way to Books-A-Million stores across the US

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--()--Books-A-Million announced today its most recent President’s Pick: British author Matt Haig’s novel, “How to Stop Time.” The book is set to release in the U.S. on February 6, 2018 at all Books-A-Million locations. To see the complete list of Books-A-Million President’s Picks, visit

Books-A-Million’s President’s Picks are a collection of new literature that has been personally chosen by Books-A-Million CEO and President Terrance G. Finley. Previous picks include New York Times Bestseller, “All the Light You Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. The two additions to Finley’s President’s Picks can be preordered at

“Matt Haig is a genius – a storyteller of the first order,” said Finley. “I spotted ‘How to Stop Time’ on the British bestseller list, and I am delighted to introduce Books-A-Million customers to this beguiling tale. American readers are sure to send Mr. Haig to the top of our bestseller list as well.”

“How to Stop Time” is a brilliantly crafted novel that tells the story of Tom Hazard, a 41-year-old man who has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary middle aged man, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Hazard has lived history – performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now he just wants an ordinary life. Hazard will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past or finally begin living in the present.

According to The Guardian, “Haig has been gifted with a rare ability, which is to make the far-fetched – and even ridiculous – seem believable.”

Award-winning, bestselling author Haig has produced various works, including novels, screenplays and children’s books. His books include the bestsellers “The Last Family in England,” “The Radleys” and “The Humans,” which was a Costco Buyer’s Pick in Canada. His books have been translated into thirty languages, and all of his novels for adults have been optioned for film. Haig lives in York, England with his wife and their two children.

To preorder a copy of “How to Stop Time,” visit


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Release Summary

Books-A-Million announced today its most recent President’s Pick: British author Matt Haig’s novel, “How to Stop Time.”


BRAVE Public Relations
Haley Sheram, 404-233-3993