Books for Troops
What is the Books for Troops Program?

Books-A-Million is proud to support members of the US Armed Forces and their families through our Books for Troops program. This program allows anyone -- military or civilian -- to send books to our troops! Visit the Books for Troops website to see all the books you can buy for our troops.

We have expanded the successful Books for Troops program, and you can now buy books to send to:

• Members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas
• Veterans and troops in military hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and retirement communities
• Children of military service members, through the Reach Out and Read® Military Initiative

It's still as easy as ever to send books to troops, veterans, and kids. Simply buy books from our selections at the Books for Troops website. will take care of the rest. You don't even have to pay shipping costs!

Gift purchases are not tax deductible.

How do I support's Books for Troops Program?

All you have to do is go to and choose which books you'd like to buy for troops, vetarans, or kids. Add the items to your shopping cart as usual. Continue shopping for other merchandise if you wish, and proceed to checkout when you're ready. On the final page of the checkout process, your Books for Troops items will be listed separately from all your other merchandise, so you'll clearly know which items are being shipped to the troops, veterans, or kids.

Once you make your purchase, we'll take care of the rest. You don't even have to pay shipping costs!

At least once each week, will gather, address, and ship the books that customers just like you have purchased for the troops, veterans, and kids. It's as simple as that!

How are troops, veterans, and kids selected to receive books?

We work in conjunction with U.S. military bases and National Guard offices to send the books to unit commanders overseas. The commanders then distribute the books to individuals in their units. Please note that for security reasons, we cannot publish the addresses of the units that receive the books. provides books for veterans and troops at military hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and retirement communities.

Reach Out and Read LogoWe have also partnered with Reach Out and Read® to support the Reach Out and Read® Military Initiative, which serves nearly 100,000 children of military families annually. Reach Out and Read® is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. is proud to offer customers an opportunity to be a part of this well-established program.

How do I register my family member's unit with this program?

If you have a family member serving overseas, you may send details including the unit number to [email protected]. We will attempt to add the unit to the list of recipients.