Books-A-Million, Inc. is a book retailer primarily located in the eastern United States and operates both superstores and traditional bookstores. The Company operates through three segments: retail trade, electronic commerce trade, and real estate development and management. The retail trade segment is engaged in the retail sale of books, magazines and general merchandise, including gifts, cards, games, toys, collectibles, music, digital video disc (DVDs), electronic devices and accessories at its retail stores. The electronic commerce trade segment is engaged in the retail sale of books and general merchandise over the Internet. The real estate development and management segment is engaged in developing and leasing commercial retail real estate for purposes of earning rental income.