March 19 – March 26, 2009 Edition

Cochran Steps Down
At Books-a-Million

BIRMINGHAM, AL–Authorlink News/03/13/09–Books-A-Million, Inc. announced March 13 that Sandra B. Cochran has resigned from her position of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director to accept a position with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. the announcement came just three days before BAM was schedule to report its year-end performance for Fiscal 2009.

Clyde B. Anderson will continue as the Company’s Chairman and will become the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Books-A-Million is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at The Company presently operates 220 stores in 21 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates under the trade names Books-A-Million, Books & Co. and Bookland.

“During her years with Books-A-Million, Sandy has been a valued partner and has worked tirelessly to help our company grow and prosper,” Mr. Anderson said. “I wish Sandy the best as she pursues new career challenges, and I look forward to her continued involvement with the Anderson family through her service on the board of American Promotional Events Inc. As Executive Chairman, I have been directly involved with the operation of the Company, and I am excited to be resuming my position as Chief Executive Officer and leading our company to continued success in the years to come.”

“I have enjoyed my time at Books-A-Million,” Mrs. Cochran said. “While I am excited about the opportunity to return to the Nashville area and join the Cracker Barrel organization, I am proud of the team we have built at Books-A-Million. I know I am leaving a strong franchise in capable and steady hands.”