Books-A-Million, Inc., also known as BAM!, is an American company that owns and operates the second largest bookstore chain in the United States. It is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The company operates over 200 stores in the South, Midwest, and Northeastern United States. As of 2010, the company had about 5,500 employees.

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  • When my daughters were young, my wife and I used to take them to the annual “Polar Express Night” at a local bookstore. One of the booksellers would dress up as the railroad conductor from Chris Van Allsburg’s classic picture book, The Polar Express, and read to the children, most of whom were dressed in […] The post Guest Post: Bookish Holiday Traditions by Matt Tavares appeared first on Books-A-...

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  •     It’s the holiday season, and whatever your traditions, you probably want to buy some books for the kids in your life. Books make the best gifts! But even better than a book is the gift of reading. Why? Reading is empowerment. Reading is joy. Reading is knowledge. Become a reader will change a […] The post Guest Post: Giving Children the Gift of Reading by Emily Jenkins appeared first on Books-...

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  •     In Baabwaa and Wooliam, illustrated by the one-and-only Melissa Sweet, the solitary and cantankerous Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing learns to read and, in so doing, changes his life: He makes friends. He becomes civilized. Even his dental hygiene improves. Hooray! If only real life were so simple, right? But maybe it is. Reading […] The post Guest Post: The Riches of Reading by David Elliott appeare...

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  • ‘Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it.’ — Maurice Sendak I think the gift of reading is really a gift we give children to help them escape the harsh realities of the real world. Being a child is hard. The world is a scary place, but by reading a book or being […] The post Guest Post: Reading to Escape by Steve Light appeared first on Books-A-Million Chapters Blog.

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  •     I have always loved books. I was fortunate to come from a family that kept a library of books in the home — I have early memories of waking up while the house was still quiet, taking a stack of books with me to the space heater, reading near its warmth until it […] The post Guest Post: Stories First by Lindsay Eagar appeared first on Books-A-Million Chapters Blog.

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  • When my daughters were young, my wife and I used to take them to the annual “Polar Express Night” at a local bookstore. One of the booksellers would dress up as the railroad conductor from Chris Van Allsburg’s classic picture book, The Polar Express, and read to the children, most of whom were dressed in […] The post Matt Tavares’ Bookish Holiday Traditions appeared first on Books-A-Million Chapte...

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  •   In the world of comics, Doug Wagner is a force to be reckoned with. His work includes Plastic, Legends of the Dark Knight, The Hard Place, and Gun Candy. So when we were given the chance to catchup with him following New York Comic Con, we jumped at the chance to discuss Plastic and […] The post BAM Interviews: Doug Wagner on Serial Killers, Romance, and the Muses appeared first on Books-A-Milli...

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  •   It’s official! Foodies across the land can take a moment to celebrate the release of Foodimentary: Celebrating 365 Days of Food Holidays with Classic Recipes at Books-A-Million stores and online. For the uninitiated, Foodimentary: Celebrating 365 Days of Food Holidays with Classic Recipes is the companion compendium from the Award-winning Birmingham food blogger John-Bryan […] The post Books-A-M...

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  •   J.R.R. Tolkien’s legacy has cemented itself in our pop culture lexicon, inspiring countless works of literature, film, television, games and music. Tolkien’s impact can be felt throughout, with some of today’s most popular series taking cues from the fantasy visionary.   The Shannara Chronicles By Terry Brooks Often criticized for being too close to […] The post Tolkien Week: Five authors influe...

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  •   Robert Watson is a prolific writer and, as a professor, an important voice in academia. He has authored and edited more than 30 books and novels on American politics and history and published hundreds of articles, essays, and editorials. Needless to say, when I found out about his new book, The Ghost Ship of […] The post BAM Interview: Robert Watson on the American Revolution and The Ghost Ship ...

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  •   The Walking Dead arguably has some of the greatest, most sadistic, and evil antagonists in comics: The Governor, The Saviors, The Whisperers, and billions of mindless, flesh-eating zombies. Even when compared to the impressive Marvel and DC rogues galleries, these men and women are pretty bad. But few are worse than Negan. Armed with […] The post Fried Pie Cover Reveal: The Walking Dead Here’s N...

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