New York, NY, 2016-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it will host a special “Vinyl Day” on Saturday, August 13, in celebration of its growing selection of vinyl records and related products such as turntables, music magazines and more (www.BN.com/VinylDay). An entire day dedicated to vinyl records and music, Vinyl Day will take place at all of Barnes & Noble’s 640 stores nationwide and will feature exclusive albums, signed vinyl editions and giveaways, with select stores hosting live music appearances and events. Exclusive special offers for Barnes & Noble customers will also be available on Vinyl Day, with details to be announced in the coming days.
“Barnes & Noble has become the ultimate destination for all things related to vinyl music. Our customers can shop an extensive selection of vinyl records, turntables and the leading lineup of magazines and books, at any of our stores nationwide. No other retailer can offer as comprehensive an experience when it comes to vinyl music,” said Chuck Gorman, Vice President of Music and Video at Barnes & Noble. “To celebrate our ongoing commitment to music, Barnes & Noble is excited to bring back our customer-favorite Vinyl Day on August 13, featuring offers on vinyl and turntables, as well as special events at select stores nationwide.”
Major events being held during Vinyl Day include the following:
Kiefer Sutherland at Barnes & Noble Union Square, NYC
Renowned 24 actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland will appear at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City on Vinyl Day for a discussion of his first studio album,Down in a Hole, with Entertainment Weekly Editor Clark Collis. The event starts at 2 p.m. and fans will be able to have their vinyl edition of the recently released album signed by Sutherland.
Crosley Turntable Truck at Barnes & Noble in Louisville, KY
Barnes & Noble is one of the leading retailers of Crosley turntables, and to celebrate the great partnership between the brands, the Barnes & Noble store at the Paddock Shops in Louisville, KY (Crosley’s hometown) will host the Crosley Cruiser Mobile Record Store. The Crosley Cruiser is a 20ft box truck that has been transformed into the ultimate spinning record store. Customers can enter the truck to experience an air-conditioned oasis of sound, where they’ll be able to charge their phone, watch a big TV playing classic music clips, and try out three turntable listening stations. The truck also features one of Crosley’s Rocket Jukeboxes blasting music inside and out while customers flip through records and soak up the good vibes. To round out the experience, Barnes & Noble is creating a record pop-up shop at the store, featuring vinyl music and turntables for sale, as well as coffee and food from the Café. Any customer who makes a Crosley purchase at the pop-up shop will have the opportunity to pick out a free item from a special selection of merchandise. This event starts at 9 a.m. and will also feature giveaways of signed vinyl records from Megan Trainor, Gregg Allman and more.
Jordan Smith Signing Barnes & Noble Exclusive Vinyl Album at The Grove in Los Angeles
Jordan Smith, who showed the world his musical gift in 2015 when he became the best-selling artist in the history of The Voice and the winner of Season 9, is appearing at the Barnes & Noble store at The Grove in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. on Vinyl Day to sign copies of the vinyl edition of his debut album, Something Beautiful, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. For more information, fans can visit www.BN.com/VinylDay or contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
Music Industry Expert Michael Fremer Speaking at Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ
Michael Fremer, the senior contributing writer to Stereophile Magazine and a vinyl record expert, audio critic and music reviewer, will appear at the Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ, on Vinyl Day at 2 p.m. Fremer will speak about the resurgence of vinyl, the state of the industry and will take questions from audience members on anything related to music. This event will also feature giveaways of signed vinyl records from Peter Gabriel, Megan Trainor, Greg Allman and more.
Founders of U-Turn Audio at Barnes & Noble in Burlington, MA
The founders of U-Turn Audio will appear at the Barnes & Noble in Burlington, MA, on Vinyl Day at 2 p.m. The trio will speak to customers about vinyl music and the importance of having the right turntable to get the full vinyl experience. U-Turn Audio was founded in 2012 with a mission to make great vinyl listening simple and more affordable. They build and test each turntable by hand in their Boston workshop, and their products are available at select Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.
Additional in-store events that will take place at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, which will vary from market to market, will include “Guess That Side Trivia” where participants guess whether a song is from Side A or Side B of a vinyl record, a “Name the Album Cover” game and a “Freeze Dance” event for kids. Plus, stores will be booking special events including expert guest speakers from the local music scene, Vinyl Collectors’ Showcases where enthusiasts can display their collections, and school music group concerts. Customers should contact their local store or visit the Store Locator (www.bn.com/storelocator) to find out what activities will take place.
On Vinyl Day, customers that purchase any Crosley product, or any two vinyl records, will receive a free exclusive Crosley tote bag, while supplies last. Other exclusive special offers for Barnes & Noble customers will also be available on Vinyl Day, with details to be announced in the coming days. For more information on everything that’s happening at Barnes & Noble during Vinyl Day, visit www.BN.com/VinylDay or follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook.
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