Barnes & Noble announces the fourth annual Get Pop-Cultured campaign

Celebration of Pop Culture to Feature Exclusive Promotions, Offers and Giveaways Leading Up to a Special Cosplay Event at Select Stores

New York, New York, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today ( June 27, 2017) announced the fourth annual Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble campaign, a month-long celebration of pop culture with exclusive promotions, offers, giveaways and author and local store events customers won’t want to miss. This year, all stores will feature exciting promotions, offers and giveaways from major entertainment properties like Marvel®, DC™ as well as Yen Press and Viz Media Manga, leading up to a special cosplay event at select stores on Saturday, July 29, at 2 PM.

During the event, customers are invited to step into their favorite characters’ shoes and celebrate their favorite stories and fandoms. Activities during the cosplay event will include a “how to” workshop for novice cosplayers, a cosplay parade and a costume showcase. Also, on Saturday, July 29, at 11 AM, all young superhero fans are invited to their local Barnes & Noble store for a special Storytime in celebration of pop culture. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or contact their local store for details. For a full list of offers, promotions and events happening during Get Pop-Cultured, customers should check out BN.com/getpop-cultured.“Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble has always been one of our most highly anticipated events of the year, and this year, we’re giving fans a celebration of pop culture with special offers in all stores throughout July, culminating with an exclusive cosplay event at select stores and a superhero Storytime at all stores,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “Cosplay has quickly become a customer favorite that brings characters from stories to life, and we are looking forward to bringing this excitement to our stores again this summer.”Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble was first established in 2014 to bring to life customers’ favorite books, characters, movies, artists, illustrators and pop-culture icons. Throughout this year’s Get Pop-Cultured campaign, Barnes & Noble stores across the country will welcome customers’ favorite authors, illustrators and celebrities including Ameriie, Curtis Armstrong, Robert Beatty, Max Brooks, Chris Colfer, Kristen Hancher, Kevin Hearne, Marjorie Liu, Bill Nye, Wesley Snipes, Yuto Tsukudo and more. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or contact their local store for details.

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Lineup:

Marvel®: Starting Thursday, July 6

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the buy two, get the third free* promotion on all Marvel Graphic Novels from July 6 to July 18 in all stores. During this offer, fans will also receive the Barnes & Noble 2017 Get Pop-Cultured Spider-Man Previews, a Spider-Man Bookmark and Spider-Man Coloring Page, while supplies last.

Manga: Starting Thursday, July 6

From July 6 to August 1, fans of Yen Press Manga will receive a special offer on their favorite manga in all stores. All Yen Press Manga will be buy two, get the third free*, and exclusive Yen Manga posters will be given away, while supplies last.

DC™: Starting Wednesday, July 19

Customers are invited to participate in a special buy two, get the third free* offer on all DC Graphic Novels from July 19 to August 1 available in all stores. Also, customers will have the opportunity to check out the new DC imprint Young Animal, curated by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, with a Young Animal Sampler giveaway, while supplies last. DC Superhero fans won’t want to miss the DC Superhero temporary tattoo giveaway, while supplies last. To top it off, all DC fans will want the 2017 DC Essentials Catalog and Poster giveaways, while supplies last.

Harry Potter: Starting Wednesday, July 19

Fans of Harry Potter won’t want to miss the magic of 25% off each paperback book in the series from July 19 to August 1 in all stores, while supplies last. Additionally, Harry Potter fans will receive 50% off of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from now until September 4 to keep the magic of savings going all summer long, while supplies last.

Build Your Pop-Culture Library: Starting Wednesday, July 19

Customers will have the opportunity to build their pop-culture library with Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions. From July 19 to August 1, customers can choose from a selection of Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions to purchase for only $15 each, available in all stores while supplies last. Featured items include the leather bound Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions of the following titles: Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks/Prisoner of the Daleks by Ben Aaronovitch; Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By/Touched by an Angel by Dan Abnett; Les Miserables by Victor Hugo; Star Trek: The Classic Episodes by James Blish; Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Ultimate Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams; and Wicked/Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.

Comic Convention Collectibles: Available Starting Thursday, July 20

The massively popular Comic Convention Collectibles will be on sale exclusively at all Barnes & Noble stores July 20, while supplies last, with a limit of two per customer. The assortment will feature Funko and Diamond Collectibles.

Mermicorno by Tokidoki: A Barnes & Noble First to Market

All Tokidoki fans will want to stop by their local Barnes & Noble on July 20 for the launch of the new Mermicorno 2 Pack. The Mermicorno 2 Pack showcases fan-favorites Cora and Gelatina. Transparent detailing, glitter injection, and metallic coating make these enchanting seafaring creatures a must-have for any Tokidoki collector. Fans should contact their local Barnes & Noble for more information on items available to purchase.

Plus, featured items from the wildly popular Tamashii Nations Collectibles and Gundam Hobby will be 20% off from July 5 to September 10 in select stores. Fans should contact their local Barnes & Noble for more information on items available to purchase.

Storytime in Celebration of Pop Culture

On Saturday, July 29, all young superhero fans are invited to their local Barnes & Noble for a special Storytime in celebration of pop culture. Featured stories include Good Morning, Superman!, Be a Star, Wonder Woman!, and Bedtime for Batman. This Storytime event will include engaging activities to go along with each featured story, including a temporary tattoo giveaway, while supplies last.  Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero, villain or character to show their fandom.

Customers should visit their local Barnes & Noble store or go online at BN.com/getpop-cultured for more information. They are encouraged to post pictures of themselves having fun at Get Pop-Cultured events to their social media channels using the hashtag, #GetPopCultured.

*Terms and Conditions: Offer applies to lowest-priced qualifying title. eBooks not included. While supplies last.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the nation’s largest retail 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.

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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 launches first of its kind summer reading campaign

Every Store Nationwide Refreshed with New Summer Signage and Displays Designed to Highlight the Summer’s Biggest Reads Available at Amazing Values 

Popular Summer Reading Program for Kids Returns; Kids in Grades One Through Six Can Earn a Free Book 

New York, NY, 2017-May-18 — /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 (May 16, 2017) announced a first of its kind summer reading campaign for kids, young readers, teens and adults. Every Barnes & Noble store in the country has been refreshed with brand new summer signage and displays, designed to highlight the must-read books of the season, with many available at incredible discounts. The goal is to make sure that Barnes & Noble is the ultimate destination for everyone in the family to find the perfect summer read at the best possible price.

“This summer, Barnes& Noble is delivering something new and unique to every customer who walks through our doors looking for a great book to enjoy at the most affordable price,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “We’ve made a huge effort to refresh all of our stores so they have an appealing new summer look and feel, but also to deliver a specially curated selection of summer reads for everyone in the family at amazing values.”

Following is a sample of some of the great book offers* for adults, teens and kids at Barnes & Noble this summer, with many more available in-store:

For Adults

  • A selection of favorite paperbacks are buy 2 get the 3rd free, including Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Commonwealth: A Novel by Ann Patchett and Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown, plus so many more.
  • Select books from the ever-popular Barnes & Noble Classics series will be available at just $5 each, including Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, and featured on a special display at the front of the store.

Customers can also take advantage of special offers including 20% off a curated selection of “Books We’re Talking About” like Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan, Walkaway by Cory Doctorow and The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck, plus 20% off “Page Turning Thrillers” like The Lost Order by Steve Berry, All by Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark and Vicious Circle by C. J. Box. Additionally, all stores will offer a specially curated selection of “This Summer’s Biggest Books” at 20%-30% off, featuring titles such as Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton and Are You Anybody? by Jeffrey Tambor.

And, as always, Barnes & Noble offers select New Releases at 20%-30% off and Hardcover Fiction and Non-Fiction Bestsellers at 40% off for Members and 30% off for non-Members.

For Teens

  • Barnes & Noble has all of this year’s bestselling teen books available at incredible values. Several books for teens will be 20% off including A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah Maas, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (releasing May 23) and Once and for All by Sarah Dessen (releasing June 6).
  • Popular picks for summer reading will be featured at 20% off including perennial bestsellers 1984 and The Great Gatsby.

For Young Readers

  • For the first time ever, a curated selection of “Must Reads for Young Readers,” is available at 20% off, including The Giver by Lois Lowry, A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy by Madeleine L’Engle and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
  • Other offers include the award-winning summer workbook series “Summer Bridge Activities” for only $10 each, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 for only $10 and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II at half-price (only $14.99).
  • Plus, as always, kids will be able to participate in the Summer Reading Program and earn a free book from a selection of books for grades one through six. All they have to do is read eight books and record them in their Summer Reading Journal, and tell us about which part of the book is their favorite and why, by visiting their local Barnes & Noble store or BN.com/SummerReading. They can then bring their completed journal to their local Barnes & Noble store between May 16 and September 5 to get their free book.

For Kids

  • A special selection of board books will be available at buy one, get one 50% off, including Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Guess How Much I Love You and Don’t Push the Button!.
  • The ever-popular Rainbow Fish will be available for only $7.99 with the purchase of any other kids book (offer begins June 6).
  • A special buy one, get one 50% off offer on Mo Willem’s bestselling laugh-out-loud Elephant and Piggie Series is also available.

Many of the great in-store offers listed above will also be available at BN.com/SummerReading, which will also feature specially curated lists of the best summer books including riveting reads for adults, must-reads for teens and instant favorites for kids.

Additionally, customers can use the hashtag #BNSummerReading to find even more summer reading recommendations and learn about more of the fun and exciting events and offers available at their local Barnes & Noble store. And for even more information on everything happening at Barnes & Noble this summer, customers should visit BN.com/SummerReading or ask one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store.

*Many offers will be refreshed throughout the summer. All offers are for a limited time only and are available only while supplies last.

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.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat (bnsnaps), 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 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.

Black Friday Signed Editions offering returns to Barnes & Noble

  • Over a Half-Million Books Signed by More Than 100 Acclaimed Authors including David Baldacci, Tony Bennett, Ina Garten, Taraji P. Henson, S.E. Hinton, Megyn Kelly, Anna Kendrick, Jeff Kinney, Carli Lloyd, Jodi Picoult, Amy Schumer, Mo Willems, and Many More
  • Autographed Books Available at All Barnes & Noble Stores Beginning Black Friday, November 25

New York, New York, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today (November 16, 2016) announced the return of its customer-favorite and largest-of-its-kind Black Friday Signed Editions offering. Starting on Black Friday, November 25, every Barnes & Noble store in the country will feature a selection of autographed copies of books by more than 100 acclaimed authors, available while supplies last. More than a half-million books were signed for Barnes & Noble customers by highly acclaimed authors across many genres and interests. For more information, customers should visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions or contact their local Barnes & Noble.

“Barnes & Noble is proud to announce the return of our popular Black Friday Signed Editions program, which has grown into one of the cornerstones of our holiday offering and something our customers tell us they really love,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “This is truly a combined effort between an amazing group of leading authors, the publishing community, and Barnes & Noble booksellers to give readers across the country the chance to discover a very special copy of a book by their favorite author, or to find that perfect holiday gift for a loved one.”

Barnes & Noble has been working together with authors and publishers for many months to bring this amazing Black Friday offering to customers. Top authors across a huge variety of genres and for readers of all ages have taken the time to autograph thousands of copies of their popular books to once again deliver this unique collection to Barnes & Noble readers. The list includes some of the biggest and bestselling authors across Adult, Kids, and Teen Books along with award-winning actors and TV personalities, celebrity chefs, sports stars, YouTube celebrities and more. Signed Editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display and in the Children’s Department.

The Complete List of Signed Editions at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday

Following are lists of all the Adult, Teen, Young Readers and Kids Signed Edition titles and participating authors available at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday:

Adult Fiction Signed Editions

  • The Black Prism (Lightbringer Series #1) by Brent Weeks
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers Series #9) by John Sandford
  • Faithful: A Novel by Alice Hoffman
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Home (Myron Bolitar Series #11) by Harlan Coben
  • I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  • Night School (Jack Reacher Series #21) by Lee Child
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • No Man’s Land (John Puller Series #4) by David Baldacci
  • The Obsidian Chamber (Special Agent Pendergast Series #16) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Odessa Sea by Clive Cussler
  • The One Man by Andrew Gross
  • One with You (Crossfire Series #5) by Sylvia Day
  • The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins
  • Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • The Spy by Paulo Coelho
  • This Was a Man (Clifton Chronicles Series #7) by Jeffrey Archer
  • Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • The Universe of Us by Lang Leav
  • Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch Series #21) by Michael Connelly

Adult Nonfiction Signed Editions

  • 404 Not Found: A Coloring Book by The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman
  • Alton Brown: EveryDayCook by Alton Brown
  • Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
  • Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  • The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp
  • Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
  • Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles
  • Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion by Danielle Walker
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed Americaby Erik Larson
  • Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach
  • Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto by Aaron Franklin, Jordan Mackay
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman
  • Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy by Mike Love with James S. Hirsch
  • Guy Fieri Family Food: 125 Real-Deal Recipes–Kitchen Tested, Home Approved by Guy Fieri
  • Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett
  • Just Getting Started by Tony Bennett
  • The Keys by DJ Khaled
  • Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America’s Dog by Dana Perino
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  • Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV by Joe Buck
  • Mario Batali–Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA by Mario Batali
  • Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso
  • Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
  • Settle for More by Megyn Kelly
  • Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow, A. J. Gregory (With)
  • Si-renity: How I Stay Calm and Keep the Faith by Si Robertson
  • Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolkawith Heather K. Jones
  • Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen
  • Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Beby Joel McHale
  • Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in Your Mind by Joel Osteen
  • Tippi: A Memoir by Tippi Hedren
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  • Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  • When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer Worldby Carli LloydWayne Coffey
  • You Gotta Want It by Jake Paul

Signed Editions for Teens

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and illustrated by Ellen Forney
  • The Book Thief (10th Anniversary Edition) by Markus Zusak
  • Calamity (Reckoners Series #3) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa
  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass Series #5) B&N Exclusive Edition by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Fever Code (Maze Runner Series #5) by James Dashner
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • Jack & Jack: You Don’t Know Jacks by Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson
  • The Last Star (Fifth Wave Series #3) by Rick Yancey
  • The Midnight Star (Young Elites Series #3) by Marie Lu
  • The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition B&N Exclusive Edition by S. E. Hinton
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs and illustrated by Andrew Davidson
  • Time of the Twins: The Story of Lex and Livia by Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner with Elizabeth Killmond-Roman and Katherine Killmond
  • A Torch Against the Night (Ember in the Ashes Series #2) by Sabaa Tahir
  • What Light by Jay Asher

Signed Editions for Young Readers

  • The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
  • Breakaway: Beyond the Goal by Alex Morgan
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #11) by Jeff Kinney
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (Mr. Lemoncello Series #1) by Chris Grabenstein
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #2) B&N Exclusive Edition by Rick Riordan
  • Hatchet (Brian’s Saga Series #1) by Gary Paulsen
  • The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Series #1) B&N Exclusive Edition by Rick Riordan
  • The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales by Chris Colfer and illustrated by Brandon Dorman
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer
  • Return to the Isle of the Lost (Descendants Series #2) B&N Exclusive Edition by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Series #1) by Neal Shusterman
  • Wonder B&N Exclusive Edition by R. J. Palacio

Signed Editions for Kids

  • Cara’s Kindness by Kristi Yamaguchi and illustrated by John Lee
  • If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond
  • Naughty Mabel Sees It All by Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliot, and illustrated by Dan Krall
  • The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett, with music by the Boston Pops, and narrated by Jim Dale
  • The Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition by Chris Van Allsburg
  • River Rose and the Magical Lullaby by Kelly Clarkson and illustrated by Laura Hughes
  • Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream by Ainsley Earhardt and illustrated by Jaime Kim
  • Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems
  • We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
  • The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Behind the Scenes and More Surprises

Customers who have wondered what it’s like for an author to sign thousands of books can check out Barnes & Noble on Twitter and Instagram, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, or search #BNSignedEditions, to experience exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos of authors signing. In addition, customers can view personal video messages from select authors between now and the launch of the program on November 25. The featured behind-the-scenes authors are:

  • Anthony Bourdain (Appetites: A Cookbook)
  • Kelly Clarkson (River Rose and the Magical Lullaby)
  • Andy Cohen (Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries)
  • Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson (Jack & Jack: You Don’t Know Jacks)
  • Laura Numeroff (If You Give a Mouse a Brownie)
  • Mo Willems (Waiting Is Not Easy! — An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Pricing and Availability

Barnes & Noble Members save 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers (including Signed Editions of current hardcover bestsellers) and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. Signed Editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday. For more information on the Signed Editions program, customers can visit BN.com/SignedEditions. Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share recommendations, photos, wishlists and more.

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.

Contacts:

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

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

Source: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble announces its 2016 holiday lineup of best gifts for everyone in the family

  • Stores Nationwide to Feature Special Genres and Themes for Finding the Perfect Gift for Everyone in the Family
  • Customer Favorite Black Friday Signed Editions Program Is Back and Better Than Ever with More Than 100 Participating Authors
  • Barnes & Noble Presents a Unique Assortment of Books, Toys & Games, and Gifts from the Worlds of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

New York, New York, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today ( November 16, 2016) announced its holiday lineup of the very best gifts for everyone in the family this holiday season. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide have been specially curated to feature a selection of genres and themes to help customers discover the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list. These categories include books in thoughtfully selected groupings such as “The People Who Entertain Us,” “Celebrated Chefs & Kitchens,” “History Makers” and many more categories that make browsing Barnes & Noble’s broad selection even easier this holiday season.

“Barnes & Noble customers are very specific in what they’re looking for, so we’ve organized our stores this holiday season to focus on key genres and themes that we know they’ll love,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble. “The focus of our promotions is interest driven, and whether our customers are looking for a new bestseller or a book in a specific genre, our stores are set up so they can easily discover everything they’re looking for. And, of course, our expert booksellers are standing by to make sure that everyone leaves our stores with the perfect gifts this holiday season.”

The list of special genres and themes being featured in the stores include:

  • Thrillers: If you know someone with a penchant for nail-biting stories, these page-turning thrillers from David Baldacci, James Patterson, John Grisham, and more will keep them on the edge of their seats.
  • Celebrated Chefs & Kitchens: For those who can’t get enough of the kitchen, these incredible cookbooks from Ina Garten, Alton Brown, Anthony Bourdain and more will tantalize their taste buds.
  • History Makers: The past, present, and future get their due reflection with these nonfiction bestsellers, including new releases from Megyn Kelly, Bernie Sanders and Bill O’Reilly.
  • Most Entertaining Stories for Young Readers: This year’s top books for kids will be filled with exploration, possibilities, and laughter with the latest in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series, a new graphic novel from bestselling author Raina Telgemeier, and a new Gravity Falls journal, brimming with secrets on every page.
  • Books Teens Want: No need to ask what teens are looking for: it’s adrenaline-fueled adventures from bestselling authors such as James Dashner and Marissa Meyer, and engrossing and unrelenting realistic tales from debut authors such as Marieke Nijkamp.
  • The People Who Entertain Us: From famed musicians Bruce Springsteen and Tony Bennett to America’s new best friends and the stars of Fixer Upper Chip and Joanna Gaines, some of the nation’s top entertainers have put pen to paper in these must-read books.
  • Stories Every Kids Should Own:  Favorite characters and new friends meet in this collection of stories sure to delight families for years to come including the return of Laura Numeroff’s Mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Brownie and the introduction of Ada Twist, Scientist, a curious child on a mission from creators Andrea Beaty and David Roberts.
  • Books That Make You Laugh Out Loud: You’ll literally LOL with these hilarious takes on everyday life from Abbi Jacobson, Nick Offerman, and other favorite comedians.
  • Sports Stories for Every Fan: Legacies, as told by the legends who lived them… works by Carli Lloyd, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky and more tell the stories behind iconic moments in sports.
  • Find Inspiration to Claim Your Destiny: Books can inspire you to be your best self and fulfill your dreams, with new titles from Joel Osteen, Steve Harvey, and many more, leading the way.
  • The Most Talked About Fandoms: Whether you already belong to a fandom or are looking for a new one to join, these featured fandoms are sure to enchant, from the worlds of Star Wars®, Marvel®, DC Comics® and more.
  • From Page to Screen: So many movies and TV shows on screen today have come from books, and the most popular ones are featured including Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, The Girl on the Train and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Online Holiday Gift Guide

For a full list of featured books, and for even more great gifting options, visit Barnes & Noble’s just announced 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. It features an expansive list of books, toys, games, music, movies, unique gifts for the season, and much more that’s sure to please even the pickiest people on your list. Customers can get free shipping on orders of $25 or more placed on BN.com. In addition, Barnes & Noble Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25.

Customer-Favorite Black Friday Signed Editions Offering Is Back

For the third year in a row, Barnes & Noble is bringing back the fan-favorite Black Friday Signed Editions program, featuring an amazing list of acclaimed authors.  Barnes & Noble’s Black Friday Signed Editions program offers customers autographed copies of books from more than 100 celebrated authors representing a wide variety of genres and subjects, available only in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide starting on Black Friday, while supplies last. For the full list of this year’s participating authors, customers can visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions. All signed editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday.

Experience Harry Potter at Barnes & Noble

Fans of Harry Potter can continue to relive the magic at Barnes & Noble this holiday season with a dedicated Harry Potter experience inside all stores nationwide. Customers can shop a unique assortment of magical gifts, including the entire Harry Potter series, the new illustrated editions, apparel, accessories, toys, games, and so much more. For additional details, customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble today.

An Unbeatable Collection of Gifts at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble features a uniquely curated gift offering this holiday season, including the hottest products in the following categories:

  • Leading Educational Toys & Games: Barnes & Noble has the hottest, must-have, high-quality educational toys and games of the season, arranged by age and interest, making it an unmatched resource for gifts to help children learn and grow.
  •  Top Tech Tools: The very best in design, making, creating and building comes to life at Barnes & Noble with products including Bloxels, Magformers, littleBits, BB-8 and more.
  • Zen & The Art of Mindfulness: Find some calm during the busy holiday season with customer-favorite gifts including Buddha Board, Lokai, and the leading selection of coloring books and artist supplies for all ages.
  • Tools for Healthy and Happy Living: Customers can stay, healthy, happy, and organized during the holidays with the hottest new tools including Garmin Fitness Trackers and the Moleskine® Smart Writing Set.
  • The Gift of Entertainment: Be the life of the party with the very best in movies, music and more. Barnes & Noble features an expanding assortment of vinyl records including new releases from Sting, Diana Krall and Sarah McLachlan, as well as the best in classic holiday movies and new blockbusters on DVD and Blu-ray.

Member Program Adds Extra Value This Holiday Season

For even greater value this holiday season, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40% off all hardcover bestsellers in stores every day and 10% off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. Members also benefit from free express shipping on all online purchases at BN.com and receive exclusive savings offers throughout the year. The annual fee is only $25.

For more information on everything that’s happening at Barnes & Noble this holiday season, visit BN.com and the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide or speak with a bookseller at your local store.

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.

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Contacts:

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

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

Source: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. partners with Put Me In The Story® to introduce the personalized books platform in select stores

Give Your Child a Starring Role in Bestselling Children’s Books

New York, New York, 2016-Feb-08 — /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, is exclusively partnering with Put Me In The Story® to introduce the leading personalized books platform into many of their brick and mortar stores and online at BN.com/putmeinthestory.

The initial test phase, arriving now in 200 Barnes & Noble stores, will feature an in-store display of Put Me In The Story books, including You! by world-renowned and bestselling author, artist, and designer Sandra Magsamen, The Night Night Book and I Love You So by award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator Marianne Richmond, the New York Times bestseller On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman and Sesame Street’s I Love You Just Like This.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Put Me In The Story and bring Barnes & Noble customers the added offering of personalizing some of their favorite books,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble will feature Put Me In The Story at 200 select locations and online at BN.com/putmeinthestory. Readers can purchase a voucher at Barnes & Noble stores, complete the personalization process at BN.com/putmeinthestory, and the finished book will be shipped to the customer’s home or directly to a designated recipient.

“At Put Me In The Story we create personalized books from some of the best books and authors, and starring some of your very favorite characters,” said Dominique Raccah, Publisher and CEO of Put Me In The Story’s parent company, Sourcebooks. “We’re thrilled that now Barnes & Noble booklovers will have the chance to tell their unique stories through our bestselling personalized books available at many Barnes & Noble stores and online at BN.com/putmeinthestory.”

Barnes & Noble and Put Me In The Story expect to expand the in-store, personalized book program, offering more books in additional stores throughout 2016.

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) and UK (www.nook.co.uk), plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, 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.

About Put Me In The Story
Put Me In The Story, the #1 personalized books site in the U.S., creates personalized versions of many bestselling books and books where you star alongside favorite characters. Put Me In The Story personalized books capture moments that matter and memories that last for readers of all ages. Put Me In The Story inspires a love for reading, across all ages and generations, through the experience of shared, personalized stories. Share your story at www.PutMeInTheStory.com.

Put Me In The Story® is a registered trademark of Sourcebooks, Inc.

 

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

Liz Kelsch
Publicity Manager
Put Me In The Story
Sourcebooks
630-536-0595
liz.kelsch@sourcebooks.com

Mary Amicucci appointed Chief Merchandising Officer Barnes & Noble

New York, NY, 2016-Jan-14 — /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 the appointment of Mary Amicucci as Chief Merchandising Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Amicucci previously held the role of Vice President of Adult Trade & Children’s Books and will continue to report directly to Jaime Carey, Chief Operating Officer.

“We are thrilled to announce that Mary Amicucci has been promoted to Chief Merchandising Officer. Mary has a proven track record of success and leadership of our physical book business, making her the perfect choice for this position,” said Mr. Carey. “She has already made an outstanding contribution to our merchandising efforts and we’re excited to see what she will achieve in this new role.”

Ms. Amicucci served as Vice President, Children’s Books since 2010 and was promoted to Vice President, Adult Trade & Children’s Books in 2013, where she was responsible for leading merchandising plans and marketing strategies. In her new role, she will oversee the planning of all merchandising initiatives and will also be responsible for managing and developing talent across all of the merchandising groups within the Company, including Books, Toys & Games, Gift, Newsstand and Music/DVD.

Ms. Amicucci joined Barnes & Noble from The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc., where she held the position of Vice President, Planning and Allocation. She was responsible for the strategic development of that company’s sales, markdown, inventory management plans and margin for both the retail stores and the e-commerce business. In addition to her eight years at The Children’s Place, Ms. Amicucci has also held buying positions at May Company Department stores, Ames Department stores, and Maurices, Inc.

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) and UK (www.nook.co.uk), plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, 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

Andy Milevoj
Vice President,
Investor Relations
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3489
amilevoj@bn.com

SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.