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Christopher Paolini Named Summer Reading Ambassador

May 16, 2023
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We are beyond thrilled to announce internationally bestselling author, Christopher Paolini, is the official ambassador of our 2023 Kids’ Summer Reading Adventure program! This annual event kicks off May 15th and lasts all summer long.

Summer Reading Adventure sparks curiosity within young readers, exposes them to different reading contexts and titles, and encourages them to continue to grow their reading skills over the summer.

Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon, which includes the blockbuster young adult series, Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) and the forthcoming novel Murtagh, which will release with a U.S. first print run of 2 million copies on November 7th, 2023. He is also the author of the adult sci-fi series Fractalverse, which continues with Fractal Noise on May 16, 2023. 

First published at nineteen, Paolini is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series.

“Reading is the closest thing we have to true magic. It lets us share in the thoughts and feelings of other humans, benefit from the accumulated wisdom of our species, and experience adventures that have no equal in reality. So please, BAM customers, join me in celebrating the BAM Summer Reading Adventure.”  
-- Christopher Paolini

Participants will choose four books or more from the Summer Reading Adventure section in stores, or at the Summer Reading Adventure page online, where they will find a wide range of books to choose from. After reading each book, they will write about them in their Summer Reading Adventure logbook. This writing portion of the program encourages kids to express themselves and develop their own creative voice.

No summer reading program is complete without a prize! Once kids finish the challenge, they can show their completed journal to an associate at any Books-A-Million or 2nd & Charles store and be rewarded with an Eragon water bottle (while supplies last).

“Summer Reading Adventure is a customer favorite at Books-A-Million, because it encourages kids to maintain and grow their love of reading during the summer, while providing parents with peace of mind that their children are continuing to learn,” said Sandra Wilson, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books, at Books-A-Million. “We’re excited to have Christopher Paolini as our Summer Reading Ambassador, and we encourage all young readers to get started on their Summer Reading Adventure soon to experience the joy of reading and earn their reward.”

In addition to the Summer Reading Adventure program, we'll have special promotions throughout the summer on favorite kids’ books, both online and in stores. New titles will be introduced throughout the summer, including recent bestsellers and timeless favorites.

For further information on summer reading at Books-A-Million, customers can visit

We can’t wait to see you there!

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