Barnes & Noble to host LEGO® build experience on Saturday, October 7 to celebrate The LEGO NINJAGO Movie

Fans Ages 5 and Up to Build Their Own LEGO NINJAGO Green Dragon, Inspired by the Feature Film

New York, NY, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today (October 3, 2017) announced a LEGO® build experience on Saturday, October 7, in celebration of the recently released The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Starting at 4 p.m. in stores nationwide, children ages 5 and up can build their own LEGO NINJAGO Green Dragon Mini Model to take home with them, while supplies last. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or contact their local store for more details.

On October 7, young LEGO fans are invited to their local Barnes & Noble to build a LEGO NINJAGO Green Dragon Mini Model, inspired by the recently released animated feature film. In The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. These secret ninja warriors, led by Master Wu, must defeat evil warlord Garmadon. Fans can build their own NINJAGO Green Dragon Mini Model to take home and play with to help protect NINJAGO City from Garmadon in stores nationwide, while supplies last. Fans who participate in the build event will receive a special Certificate of Achievement, while supplies last, to show off with their dragon.

“LEGO building experiences are some of our most popular in-store events,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Specialty, at Barnes & Noble. “We are excited to welcome so many young LEGO fans to our stores to build the NINJAGO Green Dragon Mini Model for free to celebrate the new movie. NINJAGO has captivated children for years and we are thrilled to help bring the movie to life in our stores.”

In addition to participating in the build event, customers are encouraged to check out Barnes & Noble’s robust offering of related merchandise from Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ global licensing and merchandising program, including a selection of toys. Featured toys include the Spinjitzu Training Dojo, NINJAGO City Chase, Water Strider and Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon. Customers should contact their local store for more details on what products will be available for purchase.

Customers are also encouraged to post pictures of themselves having fun at the event to their social media channels using the hashtag, #LEGONinjagoAtBN.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

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Barnes & Noble invites LEGO Fans to Join the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox Building Event on Saturday, August 5

LEGO Fans 7 Years Old and Up Are Invited to Join the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox Building Event by Helping Build Vernie, the Coolest New Robot You Can Code

New York, New York, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today (July 31, 2017) announced the LEGO® BOOST collaborative build experience that will take place at all stores nationwide on Saturday, August 5, where fans will have the exciting opportunity to experiment with LEGO bricks while using coding skills using the LEGO BOOST tablet app, bringing their LEGO creations to life.

During the event, LEGO fans are invited to their local Barnes & Noble store to use the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox by working together to build Vernie the Robot. Vernie when coded becomes a moving, talking robot.  Fans will enjoy interacting with Vernie through fun games and obstacle courses.

Specific times for the August 5 event will vary by store. Plus, at select Barnes & Noble stores, local robotics and coding experts will be on hand to help customers with the build. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or contact their local store for details.

“We are committed to offering customers interactive and fun hands-on experiences. The LEGO BOOST event is another example of how Barnes & Noble sparks creativity and builds imagination,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Specialty at Barnes & Noble. “The LEGO Group is one of our most important partners, and we are thrilled to be able to deliver this unique opportunity to our customers.”

LEGO BOOST combines the versatile LEGO building system with advanced technology to boost creativity. Customers can download the free tablet app to their devices and follow the step-by-step instructions to build and code any of the five multifunctional models. In addition to Vernie the Robot, the toolbox features M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4), a robust, versatile rover with four different tool attachments; the Guitar4000, a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat, an interactive pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; and the AutoBuilder, an automated production line that builds miniature LEGO models. Customers can bring their creations to life with the app’s intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model. The set also includes a playmat for use with specific activities, an Interactive Motor, a Color & Distance Sensor and a LEGO BOOST wall poster.

Customers are also encouraged to post pictures of themselves having fun at the event to their social media channels using the hashtag, #BNLegoBoost.

About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 633 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on TwitterInstagramPinterest and Snapchat (bnsnaps), and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

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Barnes & Noble hosts Gaming events at select stores nationwide on Saturday, April 29

Select Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide are Inviting Customers to Come Together and Socialize Around Tabletop Gaming with Special Demos, Giveaways and More

Featured Games 20% Off at Participating Stores, with an Additional 10% Off for Barnes & Noble Members

 New York, New York, 2017-Apr-20 — /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 Barnes & Noble will host Gaming gatherings at select stores nationwide on Saturday, April 29, starting at 6 p.m. This is part of an ongoing series of Gaming events that will take place at these stores. Fans of tabletop games are encouraged to visit their nearest, participating Barnes & Noble store to play featured games and browse the impressive selection of Strategy, Classic, Family, Party, and Mind Memory & Logic games. Customers should contact their local Barnes & Noble or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator to see which of the over 200 stores nationwide will be hosting Gaming events.

Plus, at participating Barnes & Noble stores nationwide on April 29 and 30, featured games will be available at 20% off, with an additional 10% off for Barnes & Noble Members (in-store only). Featured games include Quartz, Kodama, Potion Explosion, You Gotta Be Kitten Me, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, and New York, 1901. Giveaways, available while supplies last, will include One Night Ultimate Werewolf Bonus Packs and Dark Kodama promo cards.

“Barnes & Noble prides itself on being a warm and inviting meeting place where people can gather together to celebrate great content.  Whether that’s found in the quality of our bookshelves, or in the creativity engagement of our board games, we are happy to host and put a spotlight on original content through special events in our stores.” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble.

The theme of this year’s International Tabletop Day is, “Tell us how board games changed your life,” as they serve as a powerful force to unite different groups of people, whether it be friends, families or unfamiliar faces, while they participate in a shared experience. During its Gaming gatherings, Barnes & Noble will encourage participants to submit a video to the International Tabletop Day page and tell the world how board games have impacted their lives, using the hashtags #tabletopday and #BNGameNight.

“Barnes & Noble stores provide the perfect environment to welcome new and seasoned gamers as they experience the depth of gameplay,” said Andrew Lupp of the gaming industry organization PSI. “Barnes & Noble is committed to promoting the socialization of game groups, this year marking the third year it is hosting a gaming meetup at its stores.”

Barnes & Noble features over 1,000 games in stores, with even more online so customers of all ages, interests and preferences in game mechanics can find that special board game to either gift or bring home to host their own game night.

Customers are encouraged to browse Barnes & Noble’s vast selection of quality games and provide feedback to the participating stores on future Gaming event game titles. Barnes & Noble features the latest releases like Potion Explosion, Seafall and Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, along with exclusives like Munchkin Apocalypse: Guest Artist Edition and FunEmployed: Hiring Frenzy, which can only be found at Barnes & Noble.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 634 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Barnes & Noble offers the best in class educational toys and games selection for the 2016 holiday season

New York, NY, 2016-Dec-15 — /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 (December 13, 2016) released its top educational toys and games list for the 2016 holiday season (www.bn.com/topholidaytoyslist). Barnes & Noble has all the hottest, must-have, high-quality toys and games of the season, along with a best in class educational toys and games selection arranged by age and interest, making it an unmatched resource for gifts to help children learn and grow.

“At Barnes & Noble, we know what toys and games are at the top of every child’s wish list, and that’s why we are delighted to be featuring the hottest toys of the season.  We also recognize that play is not only fun but an essential part of a child’s development” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games. “That is why we have created an expansive, curated selection of educational toys and games, reaching a broad range of ages, interests and play patterns.”

For the 2016 holiday season, Barnes & Noble recommends the following Top Toys of the Season from its leading selection:

Ages 0-2

Ages 3-5

 Ages 6-8

Ages 9-12

 Ages 13 and up

These toys, along with many other great gift ideas, can be found in the Barnes & Noble 2016 Holiday Gift Guide online at bn.com/holiday and at Barnes & Noble stores across the country.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communication
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble to host fantastic event lineup for its second annual Mini Maker Faire, November 5-6

New York, NY, 2016-Nov-02 — /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 (10/31/2016) announced the fantastic event lineup for its second annual Mini Maker Faire at stores nationwide the weekend of November 5-6. Barnes & Noble’s second Mini Maker Faire (www.bn.com/makerfaire) will once again deliver the authentic, incredible experiences that Maker Faire attendees have historically come to expect as they participate in interactive product demonstrations, take part in collaborative hands-on experiences designed to stretch their imaginations and creative thinking, and “Meet the Makers” as stores across the country showcase local and national Makers:

Make Workspace- November 5 & November 6 at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM
Four times each day during the Mini Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble, stores nationwide will host a “Make” Workspace, which is a tech-educational expo space where customers of all ages can participate in content-driven sessions where booksellers and Makers will demo some of the leading products in modern technology. Customers will experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more:

  • Coding & Programming for All Ages– Children of all ages will get to experience programming firsthand with Sphero’s SPRK, a robot simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for seasoned programmers; Ozobot and Dash Robot will give children ages six through eight an up-close look at how learning to code can lead to custom programming; and Fisher-Price’s Code-a-pillar™ will introduce children as young as three-years-old to the fundamental constructs of coding.
  • Discoveries in Pen-Invent Technology– Customers will get to participate in a special demonstration of the CreoPop 3D Pen with cool ink technology, which lets users create amazing 3D designs; and the Moleskine Smart Writing Set, which provides the hands-on immediacy of putting pen to paper, teamed with all the advantages of digital creativity, by allowing users to digitize handwritten notes and sketches that are editable and easily shared with smartphones and tablets.
  • Exploring Mechanical and Motorized Building with a First-Look into Digital Gaming– Customers will see first-hand the principles of engineering at play with VEX® Robotics Pick & Drop Ball Machine by HEXBUG®!, which turns kid-powered manual motion into working machinery; and Bloxels from Mattel, a first-of-its-kind digital gaming system that enables users to build, capture, design, and tell stories through their very own video game creations.
  • Intros into Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality– Customers will become familiar with augmented and virtual reality as they participate in demonstrations of the ReTrak Utopia360° 3D Virtual Reality Headset, which allows users to transform their smartphone into a 360° ever-changing experience thanks to the hundreds of apps available for them to explore; and Air Hogs Connect, a revolutionary RC gaming platform in the form of a hover drone offering an immersive experience that combines the best of physical and digital play.
  • The Latest in 3D Printing– Booksellers and Makers across the country will demo the da Vinci Jr. 1.0 WiFi 3D Printer created by XYZprinting, which is a simple plug-and-play 3D printer featuring wireless capabilities for new Makers getting into the world of 3D printing.

Make & Collaborate, then SHARE!- November 5 & November 6 from 12 NOON-5PM
At the Mini Maker Faire, Barnes & Noble customers of all ages will have the opportunity to visit their local store and get hands-on experiences around the art of designing, handcrafting and constructing, in the spirit of collaboration, cooperative learning and teamwork. “Making Materials” featured in this portion of the event will include products from some of the leading vendors in science and technology such as littleBits, LEGO®, Magformers, Squigz, Strawbees and Brackitz.

  • Little Makers Ages 3+– Little Makers will get to enjoy LEGO DUPLO® bricks that are specially designed to be safe for little hands; award-winning Brackitz, which bring real-life art, math, science, architecture, and engineering principles into play; MAGFORMERS®, the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children; and Squigz, fun little suckers, always up for playful experimentation and defying gravity.
  • Junior Makers Ages 8+– Junior Makers will get to experience six primary collaboration activities involving littleBits, a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small; a DK Bridge Making Challenge and DK Offline Computer Coding from DK Publishing, a top publisher of general reference and illustrated non-fiction books with a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products; Strawbees®, an amazing 3D prototyping toy and tool for Makers of all ages; and more.
  • Teen & Adult Ages 13+– Teens and adults will participate in LEGO Capitol Build, which will provide them with the tools to create a LEGO brick model of one of the world’s most architecturally impressive and symbolically important structures; LEGO Architecture Studio, where they will be able to bring their architectural creations to life using LEGO bricks; and The Creativity Hub’s The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO “Design the Extraordinary”, which is a Barnes & Noble Exclusive and an innovative, engaging activity that allows design interns and those in design-based careers to progress and build their skill-sets.

Meet the Makers 
Throughout the Mini Maker Faire, Makers, educators and authors dedicated to changing the way people learn, ideate, design, create, build and embrace the future will visit stores nationwide to speak about the Maker Movement, present their creations and more. Customers should contact their local store or visit www.bn.com/storelocator to find out which of the over 2,500 Makers and special guests are participating in their local Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire.

And new this year, customers can also experience our Mini Maker Faire online at www.bn.com/makerfaire, a comprehensive “site within a site” that is an extension of the experience in stores where Making, Learning and Doing can happen year-round. The site will feature rich and relevant blog articles, video content, behind-the-scene looks into the world of Makers  and Maker projects that will refresh regularly.

“The extraordinary lineup for our second annual Mini Maker Faire is a testament to our booksellers, our customers, and the relationships we have built in communities across the country in support of tech literacy and the inherent desire to learn, create, build and make,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble.”

“Barnes & Noble has once again created a never-before-done schedule of events, interactive activities and speakers, to provide the best possible experience for customers as they enjoy access to tools and resources, learn new skills, discover their personal Making passion, and are inspired by local Makers in their communities,” said Dale Dougherty, founder and CEO of Make: and Maker Faire.”

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Contact:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Tel: (212) 633-3323
Email: mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: (212) 633-3379
Email: amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble brings back Tabletop Gaming Meet Up on October 15

New York, NY, 2016-Oct-12 — /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 (10/11/2016) announced that it will be hosting a Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at all of its stores nationwide on Saturday, October 15, starting at 7 p.m. This past April, Barnes & Noble hosted its first-ever gaming meet up at all of its nearly 640 stores across the country, and as a result of its huge popularity with customers, the Company is once again inviting customers to visit their local store and come together to enjoy a leading selection of great games with friends and family.

“We are thrilled to report that our customers’ enthusiastic response to  the Tabletop Gaming Meet Up in April made it apparent that we needed to bring it back and respond to their call for a fun evening out with friends, family and members of their local community,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “Barnes & Noble is already a leading destination where customers spend quality time together, and hosting a tabletop gaming meet up at our stores across the country was the obvious next step in providing them with an alternative night out and the opportunity to meet new people through gameplay.”

“Barnes & Noble’s nearly 640 stores across the country are the perfect destination for the rich social experience of tabletop gaming. Gamers nationwide will be able to gather together in the spirit of strategic thinking, healthy competition, and most importantly, fun.” said Andrew Lupp of the gaming industry organization, PSI. “Barnes & Noble’s expertly curated selection of games and community-centric environments create a gamer ‘place of worship’ for both new and experienced gamers throughout the country.”

Featured games will represent a leading assortment from Barnes & Noble’s vast selection, including:

  • Red Flags: In this hilarious party game, players create the best date for “The Single” (the judge for the round).  But there is a catch. Players may also play “Red Flags” (bad traits) in an attempt to sabotage another player’s hot date. For adults only!
  • Onitama: Players vie to capture their opponent’s Master, or, traverse their Master across the board to their opponent’s last row to win the game.  To do this, you will be armed with only five ancient maneuvers. Can you out-think, out-maneuver, and out-wit your opponent?
  • Warehouse 51:  In Warehouse 51, players are multimillionaires from across the globe who try to outbid each other to win ancient artifacts.  The millionaire who can make out with the most valuable items while also avoiding the mystic perils that accompany these magical items will win!
  • World’s Fair 1893: Players are organizers of this spectacular international exhibition, working diligently to obtain the grand exhibits that will be put on display. The organizer who has earned the best reputation when the fair begins will emerge the victor!
  • Boss Monster: Boss Monster pits 2-4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers, who hope to do battle with the Boss Monster and see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon.
  • Kitty Paw: Kitty Paw is a crazy dexterity and reaction game where players race to be the first to complete the Kitty combinations shown on the Kitty cards to score victory points. The player with the most victory points in the end wins.

Participants will have the chance to play against each other to get some great promo cards for Red Flags, Onitama, Worlds Fair 1893, Kitty Paw and  Boss Monster. Customers should contact their local store to find out the full list of prizes available.

Each game will be available to play starting at 7:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to take fun photos of themselves while gaming and upload to their social media channels using the special hashtag, #BNGameNight. For more information on the event, customers can visit the Barnes & Noble Blog.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble again partners with Make: to host its second annual Mini Maker Faire at stores nationwide, November 5-6

New York, NY, 2016-Sep-16 — /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 (September 15, 2016) announced that it has once again partnered with Make: to host its second annual Mini Maker Faire at stores nationwide, the weekend of November 5-6.  Barnes & Noble first renewed its retail partnership with Make:, publisher of Make:magazine and producer of Maker Faire,  back in 2015 to build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural retail Mini Maker Faire and continue Mini Maker Faire events in 2016. The renewed retail partnership reinforces both companies ongoing commitment to advancing tech literacy and bringing awareness to the Maker Movement, with special events, educational learning experiences and promotions throughout the year, all culminating in the second annual retail Mini Maker Faire in November.

One such collaboration is Barnes & Noble’s presenting sponsor role in several flagship Maker Faires this year, including the Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA, and the National Maker Faire in Washington, DC, in the spring, where Barnes & Noble launched pop-up shops to showcase its vast merchandise collection. Barnes & Noble will be doing the same at World Maker Faire in Queens, NY, the weekend of October 1-2.

The overall partnership between Make: and Barnes & Noble promises to continue to provide an educational platform for teachers, Makers, doers, creators, inventors, and innovators across the country through World Maker Faire in October, the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire in November, and beyond.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to launch our second annual Mini Maker Faire in partnership with Make:, and to react to our customers’ enthusiastic response to the “Call to Make” by giving them more of the authentic Maker Faire experience they enjoyed last year at our inaugural Mini Maker Faire,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President of Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “Last year, in partnership with Makers, Classrooms and Communities across the country, we worked hard to successfully break down the intimidation barrier when it comes to technology, innovation and creating and this year we plan to take it to a whole new level of engagement as we reinforce our commitment to promoting tech literacy.”

“We are excited to partner with Barnes & Noble as it launches its second annual Mini Maker Faire. This is an excellent way to introduce more communities across the country to the Maker Movement as they meet local and national Makers, participate in key product demonstrations, and enjoy fun Making activities,” said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and Vice President of Maker Media. “We’re pleased that we can introduce Barnes & Noble customers to Make: products that have been carefully selected for this event. Books like Make: Tech DIY and Edible Inventions, Make: magazine, and Make:’special Halloween edition, project kits, and custom do-it-yourself project books about exploring things like electricity and discovering woodworking. Barnes & Noble is a premier partner and we look forward to continuing to work on achieving our common goal of introducing, educating, and engaging others as to what the Maker Movement is all about.”

Barnes & Noble’s second Mini Maker Faire will once again deliver the authentic, credible experiences that Maker Faire attendees have historically come to expect. The fantastic event lineup will give customers the opportunity to “Meet the Makers” by showcasing local and national Makers, participate in interactive product demonstrations and take part in collaborative hands-on experiences designed to stretch their imaginations and creative thinking as they work cooperatively to make something original:

Make Workspace
At all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide during the Mini Maker Faire, there will be a “Make” Workspace, which is a tech-educational expo space, where customers of all ages will be able to participate in content-driven sessions where booksellers and Makers will demo some of the leading products in modern technology. Customers will be able to experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more.

Make & Collaborate, then SHARE!
At the Mini Maker Faire, Barnes & Noble customers of all ages will also have the opportunity to get hands-on experiences around the art of designing, handcrafting and constructing, in the spirit of collaboration, cooperative learning and teamwork. “Making Materials” featured in this portion of the event will include products from some of the leading vendors in science and technology such as littleBits, LEGO®, Magformers, Squigz, Strawbees and Brackitz.

Meet the Makers
Throughout the Mini Maker Faire, Makers, educators and authors dedicated to changing the way people learn, ideate, design, create, build and embrace the future will visit stores nationwide to speak about the Maker Movement, present their creations and more. Customers should contact their local store to find out what special guests are participating during the Mini Maker Faire.

Customers can also look forward to an expanded online presence at www.bn.com/makerfaire this year, which serves as a comprehensive “site within a site,” where Making, Learning and Doing can happen year-round. The site will feature rich and relevant articles, video content and Maker projects that will rotate regularly.

More details on Barnes & Noble’s second annual Mini Maker Faire will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Customers should stay tuned and visit their local Barnes & Noble store or go online at www.bn.com/makerfaire for more information.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble announces Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at all stores nationwide on Saturday, April 30

New York, NY , 2016-Apr-26 — /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 be hosting a Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at all stores nationwide on Saturday, April 30, starting at 4 p.m.. Last month, Barnes & Noble hosted weekly “game gatherings” at select stores across the country. As a result of the huge success of the program, the company is expanding that gaming experience to customers at all of its 640 stores across the country.

“Seeing our customers respond so positively to the game gatherings we hosted at select stores was not only rewarding, but it crystalized what we believed all along: customers in local communities are looking for an alternative evening out.  For so many, Barnes & Noble is already a place to meet up, socialize and spend quality time together.  Our Tabletop Gaming Meet Up is designed to do all that and more,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “We will feature a unique array of games that celebrate collaboration, encourage strategic thinking and even provide a little healthy competition.”

Customers are encouraged to visit their local store and participate in Barnes & Noble’s first-ever Tabletop Gaming Meet Up, whether they are looking for an alternative to a typical evening out, an activity for the whole family to enjoy, or simply the opportunity to meet new people in a fun way.

“The tabletop gaming industry has always had a wide appeal to Americans as a fun, engaging pastime, but we see Barnes & Noble’s entry into events and gatherings as a game changer,” said Andrew Lupp of the gaming industry organization, PSI. “Few retailers can offer a store environment that’s already tailor-made for gaming. Barnes & Noble has always had a fantastically curated selection of games. Now they’re creating the social experience and building new communities to bring these games to many more gamers around the country.”

Featured games will represent a leading assortment from Barnes & Noble’s vast selection, including:

  • Machi Koro– The Japanese card game that is sweeping the world. A fast-paced, light-hearted game for up to three players, with the goal of building the city of Machi Koro (in less than 30 minutes!).
  • Superfight– A hilarious card game based on fights between characters with superpowers and super problems. Players create fighters from these cards, then argue with one another over who would win in a fight!
  • Ticket to Ride- A cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their destination tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.
  • Munchkin- The mega-hit card game about dungeon adventure, with no role-playing. Players can compete to kill monsters and grab magic items.
  • Qwirkle– A game that is as simple as matching colors and shapes, but also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Players can earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or color.

Participants will have the chance to play against each other to win prizes, including a Machi Koro Diamine Promo Card Pack, a Qwirkle Brainteaser Book, Superfight Promo Card Sets, and more. Customers should contact their local store to find out the full list of prizes available.

Each game will be available to play starting at 4:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to take fun photos of themselves while gaming and upload to their social media channels using the special hashtag, #BNGameNight. For more information on the event, customers can visit the Barnes & Noble Blog.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®.

The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Director Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes&Noble