Here's the best news I've heard all week. The third-graders of Dalton, Georgia, who wrote letters to Books-A-Million found out this week that their hard work paid off: They asked for a new bookstore, and they're going to get one.

Books-A-Million CEO Clyde Anderson made the special announcement in the kids' classroom and delivered some special gifts:

I love the quote from Charlie McClurg, the student who spearheaded the letter-writing campaign: "It makes me feel SUPER excited. I got the whole season of Goosebumps!"

The young readers of Dalton might miss out on this Saturday's Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day . . . but they won't have long to wait for their shopping. The new store should open this month.

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