Barnes & Noble brings back its annual celebration of vinyl records with an expanded Vinyl Weekend November 17 to 19

Vinyl Weekend Features Limited-Edition Vinyl, Live Music Events, Exclusive In-Store Specials, Giveaways and Discounts

New York, NY, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today (November 13, 2017) announced the return of its annual celebration of vinyl records with an expanded Vinyl Weekend November 17 to 19, showcasing its extensive selection of vinyl records and related products including exclusive turntables, music magazines and more (www.BN.com/VinylDay). Bringing music lovers of all ages together, Vinyl Weekend will take place at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and will feature exclusive albums, signed vinyl editions, a special price on the Crosley turntable bundle, and discounts on all vinyl records. Select stores will also host live performances and special appearances and events throughout the weekend.

Top Barnes & Noble Vinyl Day Exclusives Include:

  • Signed Limited Editions from
    • Amy Grant, Tennessee Christmas
    • Lee Ann Womack, You Don’t Hear This Anymore
    • Dan Auerbach, Waiting on a Song
    • Cast of Spongebob Squarepants the Musical
  • Game of Thrones Season 7 exclusive “fire” edition orange and black swirl vinyl
  • Serenity Soundtrack exclusive retailer, also with custom cover art
  • A Pentatonix Christmas with exclusive poster
  • Best of the Grateful Dead Vol 2 (1977-1989) translucent red vinyl
  • Robert Plant Carry Fire (his newest release) gold vinyl
  • Charlotte’s Web Soundtrack exclusive pink vinyl with black webbing
  • Piano Guys Christmas Together exclusive retailer
  • Beck Colors exclusive cover and white vinyl

“Barnes & Noble continues to serve as the premiere, go-to destination for vinyl shoppers and collectors,” said Chuck Gorman, Vice President of Music and Video at Barnes & Noble. “So many of us can remember the feeling of holding a record and lifting the needle to play a favorite track, or the impact of a powerful album cover, while others are experiencing the appeal of vinyl for the first time. With our extensive and curated selection of vinyl records, turntables, exclusive offers, and music-related magazines and books, we’re thrilled to be celebrating Vinyl Weekend in our stores nationwide.”

Special Discounts and Giveaways In-Store and Online
Throughout Vinyl Weekend, all stores will offer 10{39a09d4b676a7b1b55fa3a4a9f9c4a7ba9475d172fd2ec36e84bc94ceba4291a} off all vinyl and 30{39a09d4b676a7b1b55fa3a4a9f9c4a7ba9475d172fd2ec36e84bc94ceba4291a} off select vinyl. Select stores will offer a free Crosley tote with the purchase of any 2 LPs or any Crosley item, Crosley “Vinyl Weekend” stickers and an assortment of poster giveaways, a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Crosley Star Wars turntable and Planet Rock prize pack (ARV of all prizes $102.94; one winner per store in select stores) and music trivia. One of the most exciting offers of the weekend will be a Crosley turntable and speakers exclusive bundle at a special price of $129.99 (regularly $199.95) during Vinyl Weekend only. Barnes & Noble Members can also apply their 10{39a09d4b676a7b1b55fa3a4a9f9c4a7ba9475d172fd2ec36e84bc94ceba4291a} discount toward their in-store purchase, giving them an even greater savings!

Live Performances and Special Appearances in Select Stores
Barnes & Noble has assembled a talented lineup in select stores throughout Vinyl Weekend. All appearances are free to the public and include the following:

  • Keyon Harrold at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, New York City, on 11/17
  • Steve Martin at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side, New York City, on 11/18
  • Jane Birkin at Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue, New York City, on 11/18
  • La La Land Composer: Justin Hurwitz at Barnes & Noble The Grove, Los Angeles, CA, on 11/18
  • Margo Price at Barnes & Noble Nashville, TN, on 11/19

Customers should contact their local store or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator to find out what events and special offers will take place at their local Barnes & Noble.

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

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

Mei Sanchez
Manager
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3579
msanchez@bn.com

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Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country

Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country
Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country

 

London, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the success of the introduction of vinyl records in store earlier this year, Sainsbury’s will be extending the format into 67 more stores across the country. Records will now be available permanently in 238 stores and the range will be tripled from 20 to 60 titles. The new collection will launch in store on 14th October and will include a mix of contemporary and classic records along with 7 exclusive titles.

  • Vinyl records will be available in 238 stores from 14th October, with range of records tripling from 20 to 60 titles
  • New collection features titles including Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here, David BowieBlackstar, and Sainsbury’s exclusive editions from Madonna, Michael Buble, and Jethro Tull
  • Sainsbury’s now accounting for over 80% of the total grocery vinyl market

Following the success of the introduction of vinyl records in store earlier this year, Sainsbury’s will be extending the format into 67 more stores across the country. Records will now be available permanently in 238 stores and the range will be tripled from 20 to 60 titles. The new collection will launch in store on 14th October and will include a mix of contemporary and classic records along with 7 exclusive titles.

Sainsbury’s began selling vinyl in March this year for the first time since the 1980s and has been a huge success, selling over 81,000 records to date, with the best performing album Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’, selling 5,500 units year to date.

The new collection includes Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here and David Bowie Blackstar in addition to limited edition coloured vinyl exclusives such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood,Welcome to The Pleasure Dome (£20), Madonna, Like a Prayer (£16) and Jethro Tull, Aqua Lung (£18).   From 21st October, Sainsbury’s will also be taking an exclusive silver coloured edition of Michael Buble’s new album ‘Nobody But Me’.

Sean Cowland, Sainsbury’s Music Buyer said: “Following on from the unprecedented success we’ve seen since adding vinyl to our offer in March, we’ve extended the range to give our customers even more choice.  We’ve seen incredible sales from timeless classics such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, but also a more leftfield selection, like N.WA and The Smiths.  By increasing the range, we can offer our customer a larger choice to enjoy in our stores.”

The full list of albums, which will be on sale in 238 stores across the UK, is as follows:

Artist Title Cost
AMY WINEHOUSE BACK TO BLACK £14.00
ARCTIC MONKEYS AM £20.00
BEATLES SGT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND £16.00
BEATLES REVOLVER £16.00
BEATLES BEATLES £25.00
BEATLES RUBBER SOUL £16.00
BOB DYLAN BLONDE ON BLONDE £20.00
BOB DYLAN HIGHWAY 61 REVISTED £18.00
BOB MARLEY LEGEND £16.00
CURE DISINTEGRATION £18.00
CURTIS MAYFIELD SUPERFLY £16.00
DAVID BOWIE BLACKSTAR £20.00
DAVID BOWIE NOTHING HAS CHANGED £20.00
DAVID BOWIE HUNKY DORY £16.00
DAVID BOWIE ALADDIN SANE £18.00
DEPECHE MODE VIOLATOR VINYL £18.00
DIRE STRAITS BROTHERS IN ARMS £20.00
DR DRE 2001 £16.00
EAGLES THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 £14.00
EAGLES HOTEL CALIFORNIA £12.00
ELO ALL AROUND THE WORLD £20.00
ELO OUT OF THE BLUE £20.00
ELVIS PRESLEY PLATINUM COLLECTION £15.00
FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS £12.00
FLEETWOOD MAC GREATEST HITS £14.00
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME £20.00
GUNS N’ ROSES APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION £16.00
IRON MAIDEN NUMBER OF THE BEAST £16.00
JEFF BUCKLEY GRACE £18.00
JETHRO TULL AQUA LUNG £18.00
JOY DIVISION UNKNOWN PLEASURES £14.00
KILLERS HOT FUSS £16.00
LED ZEPPELIN LED ZEPPELIN IV £14.00
LED ZEPPELIN LED ZEPPELIN £14.00
MADONNA LIKE A PRAYER £16.00
MADONNA TRUE BLUE £16.00
NIRVANA IN UTERO £14.00
NIRVANA NEVERMIND £14.00
NWA STRAIGHT OUTTA  COMPTON £16.00
OASIS (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? (REMASTERED) £20.00
OASIS DEFINITELY MAYBE (REMASTERED) £20.00
OST PULP FICTION £14.00
PINK FLOYD WISH YOU WERE HERE £18.00
PINK FLOYD THE WALL £25.00
PINK FLOYD MEDDLE £18.00
PRIMAL SCREAM SCREAMADELICA £20.00
PRINCE SIGN O TIMES £14.00
PRINCE PURPLE RAIN OST £14.00
RAMONES RAMONES £14.00
SEX PISTOLS NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS £16.00
STEVIE WONDER INNERVISIONS £16.00
TALK TALK SPIRIT OF EDEN £18.00

Press Enquiries please contact:
press_office@sainsburys.co.uk
020 7695 7295.

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Barnes & Noble to host special “Vinyl Day” on August 13 to celebrate its growing selection of vinyl records

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.

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®, Barnes & Noble.com® and Discover Great New Writers® 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

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.